Outline and Operation of NFUCA
National Federation of University Co-operative Associations (NFUCA) has 220 university co-op members and more than 1.5 million individual members (students, graduate students and faculty). They invest by buying one share per member, use products and services of the co-op.
- National Federation of University Co-operative Associations (NFUCA)
- President: Prof. Motoo Furuta
Managing Director and CEO: Shinichi Maita
CEO: Shinichi Maita
- Member Co-ops
- 220 member co-ops (as of December 2015), comprising 204 university co-ops, 9 business associations, 6 intercollege co-ops and 1 federation (University Co-operatives Mutual Federation)
- May 25, 1947: National School Co-operative Federation was established.
August 19, 1958: National School Co-operative Federation was incorporated and National Federation of University Co-operative Associations was established.
August 8, 1959: Registration was completed.
- Supreme decision-making body: General Assembly
Board of Directors (43 members as of fiscal year 2016), Auditors (5 people as of fiscal year 2016)
- Individual Members
- 1,541,514 (as of September 30, 2015)
- Member Investment
- 965,760,000 yen (as of September 30, 2015)
- Total Turnover of Member Co-ops
- 183,800,000 yen (fiscal year 2014)
- Financial Year
- October 1 to September 30 of the following year
- Blocs (Branches)
- Hokkaido Bloc: 14 members
Tohoku Bloc: 17 members
Tokyo Bloc: 72 members
Tokai Bloc: 21 members
Hokuriku Bloc: 7 members
Keiji-Nara Bloc: 19 members
Osaka-Hyogo-Wakayama Bloc: 26 members
Chugoku-Shikoku Bloc: 19 members
Kyushu Bloc: 25 members
- Affiliated Company
- University Co-op Business Center Co., Ltd., UCOM Inc.
- Related Organizations
- Community for Innovation of Education and learning through Computers and communication networks (CIEC), Juon Network
- International Relation
- ・Member of International Co-operative Alliance (ICA)
- ・Member of ICA Committee on University/Campus Co-operatives in the Asia and Pacific
- ・Member of World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation (WYSETC)
- ・Member of National Association of College Stores (NACS)
- Description of Business (as described in Article 3, Articles of Association of NFUCA)
- This federation shall carry out the following business in order to achieve the purposes as stipulated in Article 1.
- 1. Providing direction, carrying out communication and adjustment of members.
- 2. Carrying out communication and negotiation with various co-ops and international organizations, as well as other faculty staff and student organizations.
- 3. Carrying out activities to improve individual members’ life and culture.
- 4. Carrying out activities to improve members and officers and employees’ knowledge on university co-op’s business.
- 5. Carrying out surveys and research and provide general information necessary for member co-ops’ business.
- 6. Providing goods that are necessary for members’ business by purchasing goods and then process or not process them, or by producing goods for member co-ops.
- 7. Establishing facilities that can be used by member co-ops, individual members and officers and employees.
- 8. Carrying out travel business for individual members based on Travel Agency Act.
- 9. Carrying out any other business activities incidental thereto.
Operational Turnover by Product Category
University Co-op Facilitie
University Co-op Suginami Kaikan
University Co-op Koenji Kaikan
University Co-op Sendai Kaikan
University Co-op Tokai Kaikan
University Co-op Kobe Kaikan
University Co-op Osaka Kaikan
Co-op Inn Kyoto
Operations Based on Consumer Co-operatives Act and Articles of Incorporation
Consumer co-operatives in Japan are established and operated based on Consumer Co-operatives Act that was enacted and enforced in 1948. Articles of Incorporation were made in accordance with the actual situation of each co-op with reference to the example of articles of incorporation designed by Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare.
＊ Consumer Co-operatives Act was amended drastically in May 2007 after 59 years, and the revised act was enforced since April 2008.
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