Sankei Online English was established with the combined efforts of three major companies in Japan; Sankei Digital, transcosmos and Human Holdings. Sankei Digital is part of FujiSankei Group, which owns the television station that broadcasts the Japanese anime, ‘One Piece’ along with other media such as MSN Japan and Sankei newspaper. transcosmos Philippines is involved in game and web development and design. transcosmos Inc., which has been around since the 1960’s, has call centers, offers business process outsourcing service, digital marketing services and analytics service. Human Holdings Co., Ltd., is made up of an educational division which includes technical training schools, high school and university consortiums, English and Japanese language schools, a recruitment division, a nursing division, an internet business, management of a basketball team, franchise businesses and a nail business.