Japan

ICMIF Supporting Member Willis Re has released a new Japan tsunami model, the first such model with probabilistic and deterministic functions to be created by a broker.

The new model, which was developed alongside the Willis Research Network (the world's largest collaboration between public science and the finance sector), combines tsunami loss information with earthquake shaking damage...

On July 8th, ICMIF member organization, Zenrosai held the 92nd International Day of Co-operatives Commemorative Forum at Zenrosai Hall in Japan. The event, hosted by the “Japan Joint Committee of Co-operatives” (JJC) and “Co-operatives Japan” attracted over 400 participants from cooperatives, other organizations as well as the press.

Haruhito Takeda, professor at the Tokyo University,...

ICMIF has just launched another brand new communications initiative which it is hoped will further expand and improve on the sharing of information, experiences and best practices with our members in Japan. This new method of communications is the ICMIF Video Log or “Vlog” which will be sent out on a monthly basis to our Japanese members.

The Vlog will be compiled and recorded by...

Voice is ICMIF’s quarterly magazine, containing stories and news embracing the sector as well as in-depth interviews with chief executives.

From this issue:

On October 17, 2011, Tan Suee Chieh announced that NTUC Income was going orange. His aim over the next four years is to lead his staff at Singapore based member, NTUC Income, in an ‘Orange Revolution’. The ...

During their recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) ICMIF member Zenrosai of Japan announced that Mr Kenjiro Tabaru was to be the new President of the organization. Mr Tabaru succeeded the previous President, Mr Tamotsu Ishikawa.

Before becoming President, Mr Tabaru’s previous role with Zenrosai was Head Director of the Eastern Regional Office. Mr Tabaru began his career with the Fujitsu...

A.M. Best has chosen to maintain its stable ratings outlook for the global non-life reinsurance industry as companies are beginning to see pressure in the market for rate increases.

Following the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, research has shown that reinsurers are already beginning to increase rates and are now expecting a firmer market going forward. Collective losses from...

As a result of recent events in Japan ICMIF has taken a decision to relocate its Biennial Conference scheduled to take place in October in Tokyo to Manchester in the UK. The event will take place on the same dates as those originally scheduled for the Tokyo Conference, October 26-28.

In moving the Biennial Conference to the UK’s second city, Manchester, ICMIF has placed the event in...

"With news of the major earthquake which has hit Japan the thoughts of all of the ICMIF team and the wider membership are for the safety and well being of our cooperative colleagues and their families as well as the Japanese people at this most difficult time.

"We have been in regular touch with most of our members in Japan and they inform us that their staff in Tokyo are safe. The...

Voice is ICMIF’s quarterly magazine, containing stories and news embracing the sector as well as in-depth interviews with chief executives.

From this issue:

Motor bikes have long been a passion for Syed Moheeb bin Syed Kamarulzaman. One of his first bikes, a Triumph Tiger 500, accompanied him at the Institute Tecknologi Mara (now Malaysia’s prestigious Universiti Teknologi Mara) where...

The ICMIF Conference in Tokyo in October this year will see three key speakers taking the platform on day one of the event.

During the opening sessions of Conference delegates will hear from Pauline Green, ICA President, Karel Van Hulle, Head, Insurance & Pensions Unit, European Commission Directorate-General for Internal Market & Services and Yoshi Kawai, Secretary General of...

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