Sado City (Niigata Prefecture) promotes biodiversity agriculture as well as protecting the internationally protected bird Toki (Japanese crested ibis). In agreement with this, in April 2010, seven institutions including Co-opdeli Consumers' Co-operative Union, Co-op Niigata and Sado City entered into a partnership agreement and launched "The Sado Toki support project".
Since 2010, Japanese Consumers' Co-operative Union (JCCU) in collaboration with International Labour Organization (ILO), the Co-operative Unit (ILO COOP), and ILO Office in Japan (ILO Tokyo), has been organizing study tours to Japan for African co-operative leaders with the aim to assist the human resource development of co-operatives in Africa.
On October 12, 2018, the Japan Climate Initiative held the "Japan Climate Action Summit " at Toranomon Hills Forum, Tokyo.
What is JCCU?
Japanese Consumer's Co-operative Union (JCCU) was established in March 1951 as the National Federation of Consumer Co-op in Japan. Today, about 320 consumer co-ops and consumer co-op unions join JCCU and the total of gross sales of the member co-ops is about 3.4 trillion JPY, with total 28 million members. JCCU is the largest consumers' organization in Japan.
Consumer Co-op Societies in Japan
These are approximate figures.