Who We Are

What is Japanese Consumers' Co-operative Union(JCCU)

Japanese Consumers' Co-operative Union (JCCU) was established in March 1951 as the national federation of consumer co-ops 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 3.5 trillion JPY, with total 29 million members. JCCU is the largest consumers' organization in Japan.

As the representative of member co-ops, JCCU communicates with a variety of organizations, advocates consumers' co-operative movement, and makes policy proposals. JCCU also develops and supplies CO·OP Brand Products to its member co-ops, and supports the development of member co-ops' businesses and activities.

Relation between JCCU and Member Co-ops

JCCU and its member co-ops operate their businesses independently of each other and do not constitute headquarters/branch relationships.