U-COOP's disaster prevention and mitigation efforts and the support for the reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake were introduced.
News - 2020.04
From March 26 to April 1, except March 29, in the spirit of cooperation between cooperatives, Co-op Sapporo and JA Group Hokkaido, an agricultural co-operative, provided about 36,000 packs of milk (200ML) free of charge.
Thirty minutes from the opening time of each store is set aside as "shopping time for the exclusive use of elderly people aged 65 years or older, physically disabled persons, and pregnant and nursing women."
Consumer co-ops in the Tohoku region have started selling disposable chopsticks using scallop shells through the co-op's store from January 30, and the home delivery outlets from March 23, 2020.
With the spread of the COVID-19 in Japan, consumer co-operatives nationwide are providing food to food banks in order to support people in need.
In Tottori Prefecture, elementary schools were temporarily closed in order to combat the new coronavirus infection at the beginning of March 2020. Special after-school children's clubs were opened to keep children whose schools were closed.
Toyohiko KAGAWA, the Father of the Japanese Co-operative Movement, led the co-operative movement from the early stage. His influence was not limited to Japan but spread to the world.
Co-op Kobe held 'Discover! SDGs Action Forum'. 'My SDGs Action Contest' was held where 6 out of 120 groups of applicants introduced their initiatives to create sustainable regional communities.
On March 1, 2020, at the Kotokuin Temple in Yaizu City, the KUBOYAMA Aikichi memorial service called "Oath Gathering", in memory of the crew members of Daigo Fukuryu Maru was held.
JCCU releases fiscal 2019 radioactive substance intake investigation results.
"Sapporo Snow Sports Festa 2020" was held in Sapporo, Hokkaido on February 16, 2020. Japanese Consumers' Co-operative Union (JCCU), CO-OP Sapporo and Japan CO-OP Insurance Consumers' Cooperative Federation (JCIF) title sponsored the Odori Park Cross-Country Skiing Competition, the main event of the festa.