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About PHP

What is PHP?

“PHP” stands for “Peace and Happiness through Prosperity,” which express the ultimate ideal of PHP Institute: to bring peace and fulfillment to human society by assuring both spiritual and material abundance. To this end, PHP Institute conducts studies on a wide range of subjects centered on man and society. It also organizes a variety of programs designed to promote the ideals of “PHP” and share the fruits of its research with people all over the world.

PHP Institute is a research organization as well as a humanistic, cultural, and social movement. It is not a mere think tank, insofar as we do not undertake research projects just for profit; nor is it a religion, as we do not advocate worship of any particular deity or deities. We have our own philosophy, but do not impose a set of teachings or a belief system on anyone.

PHP Institute is open to all ideas, past or present, Eastern or Western, scientific or religious, as long as they contribute to our pursuit of better ways to achieve prosperity, peace, and happiness.

Our goal is universal, a shared aspiration of all people. Likewise, activities dedicated to that goal are going on everywhere. The PHP movement, therefore, goes far beyond the bounds of PHP Institute alone.

Comprehensive Studies of Konosuke Matsushita

Konosuke Matsushita's life spanned three eras—the Meiji (1868-1912), Taisho (1912-1926), and Showa (1926-1989) periods—and he passed away at age 94 in 1989. He has been recognized as a distinguished entrepreneur over the years, and furthermore as a philosopher and an opinion leader.

He learned and collected wisdom from sages and saints throughout the world to contemplate and research wide-ranging themes such as humanity, politics, economics, culture, education, and religion. The fruits of those works were presented before the public for the betterment of the society. Even now they have lost none of their luster.

Through various studies and research on Konosuke Matsushita's life and his numerous works not only as a business leader but also a philosopher and theorist, we aim for the betterment of people's lives.