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Participation in Co-op Activities

Reflecting members' opinions and requests for better activities

In university co-ops, the members’ opinions and requests are reflected in their management. This is possible through their participation in various opportunities, such as hitokoto card (opinion card), questionnaire, meetings, committees (students, graduate students, international students, faculty and staff), daily activities of the Board of Directors and General Assembly.


Annual General Meeting and General Meeting of Representatives

Highest decision-making body of co-op

General Assembly (where members gather) and General Meeting of Representatives (where members elected as representatives gather) determine the year summary and policy, as well as financial results and budget of the co-op.

63rd Annual General Meeting of National Federation of University Co-operative Associations
10th Annual General Meeting of University Co-operatives Mutual Federation (Nagoya Congress Center)

Board of Directors

Executive body for day-to-day operation

All elements of the university, such as students, faculty and staff gather to discuss the day-to-day management of co-op, ranging from members’ needs to store operations.

Board of Directors, Meiji Pharmaceutical University Co-op

Hitokoto Card

Making use the members’ opinions and requests in co-op activities

Hitokoto card is a mechanism that enables the co-op to ask its members’ opinions and requests through paper cards or internet, and then the co-op staff responds. This initiative is a part of interactions with co-op members.

Hitokoto Card box in Doshisha University Co-op

Hitokoto Card in Yamaguchi University Co-op

Providing information using social media (Tohoku University Co-op)

Organization Committee

Organizing activities in university

There are more than 10,000 people across Japan who joined Student Committee. Graduate Student Committee, International Student Committee and Faculty and Staff Committee in each co-op.

Based on the policy of Board of Directors, these committees conduct various activities, such as welcome party for freshmen, store decoration and decision about its goods, mutual aid activities, sports activities and environmental activities, which are also based on the interest of co-op members. They realize requests from co-op members in various forms.

2019 NFUCA International Exchange Seminar

Tokyo Denki University Co-op store, decorated by Student Committee

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