Zenrosai

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,...

As part of its ongoing work to support the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake, ICMIF member Zenrosai organized the “Reading Relay Project” which took place in 2012 and 2013. The full story on the Reading Relay Project can be read in Zenrosai’s Annual Report for 2012.

The project began in November of 2012 and took place in the Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima Prefectures and also in...

Japanese cooperative insurer and ICMIF member Zenrosai held its 115th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 29 August, 2013. During the AGM the new President of Zenrosai was announced as being Mr Hiroshi Nakaseko and the news was made public later that day. Mr Nakaseko succeeds the previous president, Mr Kenjiro Tabaru.

Before becoming President, Mr Nakaseko previously held the role...

Award Winners announced at the “It’s Nice to be Connected” competition

During its 64th General Assembly on December 18, 2009, the United Nations declared that 2012 would be the International Year of Cooperatives (IYC). The aim of the year would be to highlight the contribution of cooperatives to socio-economic development, particularly their impact on poverty reduction,...

During the recent Biennial Conference the ICMIF General Assembly voted in a new Board of Directors for the next four years until 2015. The General Assembly also voted to increase the maximum number of Board members from 18 to 24 members. Thirteen of the existing Board are continuing to serve including John Balmforth as Chair. Anders Sundström has been appointed Vice-Chair replacing Jacques...

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...

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

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The idea for the workshops was born at the ICMIF conference in Toronto last October, where several executives and board members from Capricorn Mutual took part in the strategic decision making workshop that preceded the conference....

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:

The manifesto is the initiative of Mutuo, a research and lobbying think-tank which works with British mutual and cooperative insurers, building societies (mortgage savings institutions), consumer coops and other...