• Akira Kurimoto


The significant milestones in the development of Japanese cooperative law were the enactment of the Industrial Cooperative Law (Sangyo Kumiai Ho—ICL) in 1900 and subsequent legislation passed after 1945. The ICL established the basis of formal cooperation embracing all types of cooperatives as part of the Central Union of Industrial Cooperatives (Sangyo Kumiai Chuokai) as the sole apex body, while the post 1945 legislation laid the legal framework of post-war cooperative organizations federated in different bodies.


General Assembly Insurance Business Administrative Authority Central Union Agricultural Cooperative 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Consumer Cooperative Institute of JapanTokyoJapan

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