Outline and Operation of NFUCA
National Federation of University Co-operative Associations (NFUCA) has 214 university co-op members and more than 1.55 million individual members (students, graduate students, faculty members and staff). 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. Shinichi Shogenji
Managing Director & CEO: Ichiro Nakamori
- Member Co-ops
214 member co-ops (as of December 2020), comprising 205 university co-ops, 2 business
associations, 6 intercollege co-ops and 1 federation (University Co-operatives Mutual Federation)
- May 25, 1947: National School Co-operative Federation is established.
August 19, 1958: National School Co-operative Federation is incorporated and National
Federation of University Co-operative Associations is established.
August 8, 1959: Registration is completed.
- Supreme decision-making body: General Assembly
Board of Directors (42 members as of FY 2020)
Board of Auditors (6 members as of FY 2020)
- Individual Members
- 1,556,405 (as of September 30, 2020)
- Member Investment
- 970,500,000 yen (as of September 30, 2020)
- Total Turnover of Member Co-ops
- 178,100,000,000 yen (FY 2019)
- Financial Year
- October 1 to September 30 of the following year
- Regional Blocks (Branches)
- Hokkaido Block: 14 members
Tohoku Block: 17 members
Tokyo Block: 72 members
Tokai Block: 21 members
Kansai Hokuriku Block: 49 members
Chugoku-Shikoku Block: 20 members
Kyushu Block: 25 members
- Affiliated Companies
- University Co-op Business Center Co., Ltd.
- Related Organizations
- Community for Innovation of Education and learning through Computers and communication networks (CIEC)
University Co-op Scholarship Foundation
- International Affiliations
- International Co-operative Alliance (ICA)
ICA-AP Committee on Co-operatives in Educational Institutions (ICEI)
World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation (WYSETC)
National Association of College Stores (NACS)
- Description of Business (as described in Article 3, Articles of Incorporation 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 Facilities
University Co-op Suginami Kaikan
University Co-op Koenji Kaikan
University Co-op Sendai Kaikan
University Co-op Tokai 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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