On June 20, 2019, a 4-member delegation of The State of Chuuk in The Federated States of Micronesia visited Co-op Mirai Takakura Store to inspect its activities for environmental protection such as reduction of the use of plastic shopping bags
News - 2019.07
On May 28, 2019, the Consumer Support Achievement Award was presented at the Prime Minister's Office, and the Shouhisha Shinyo Seikyo (translated as "consumer credit co-op") received the Minister of State for Special Missions Award.
In September 2018, JCCU released two types of frozen meal kits, which can be cooked in a pan without defrosting. Having received favorable reviews from co-op members, five new products have been released sequentially from July 1, 2019.
In Japan, learning programming becomes compulsory in elementary school education from 2020. In response to this, Miyagi Co-op held a short-term course for elementary and junior high school students on a trial basis for half a year starting from October 2017,
Consumer co-ops nationwide are working on a variety of initiatives for children's poverty, such as participating in the activities of "Children's Future Action" in which JCCU serves as a secretariat, running scholarship programs and providing learning support to children. Among all, the most popular activity is the support of Children's Cafeterias.
On May 26, 2019, the "55th Echizen Ono Meisui Marathon" was held at Ono City, Fukui Prefecture. A nursing facility "Ono Kirameki" of Fukui Co-operative Society and its staff and facility users participated in various ways at the event.
JCCU has formulated a policy to reduce plastic packaging materials for CO・OP Brand Products by 2030.
JCCU on June 14, 2019 held the 69th Annual General Assembly in Tokyo.