Annual Report 2009

Online NetworkZenkyoren’s operations span the country. Accordingly, we have developed one of the world’s most extensive online networks, designed to link all our operations. We process data from across Japan at a sophisticated computer center in eastern Japan. Our online network promotes efficient, streamlined operation and allows us to communicate in real-time with policyholders around the nation.We are in the process of expanding and strengthening our nationwide online network by implementing a new business application system called “Kind’s 06” (JA Kyosai Information Network Developed System 2006). This advanced system is designed to further expedite our business operations. We are also working to provide better support for sales promotion, such as by updating our portable terminals.Ishioka Center, IbarakiKawasaki Center, KanagawaMakuhari Training Center, ChibaHuman Resource DevelopmentZenkyoren’s Human Resource Development Guidelines are aimed at fostering people capable of meeting the expectations and earning the trust of cooperative members and policyholders in local communities. Under these guidelines we are working to develop employees who share the Zenkyoren philosophy and bring specialized skills and knowledge to their respective fields.The Makuhari Training CenterA new training facility was founded at the Makuhari New Center in Chiba Prefecture in April 2006, when a training base was relocated from Atsugi City in Kanagawa Prefecture. Zenkyoren’s Makuhari Training Center is a facility that provides comprehensive training relevant to the operations of Zenkyoren, such as in automobile, property and medical insurance in addition to general training in the insurance business. Adequate Training Facilities The Makuhari Training Center has classrooms for various types of training courses, such as small-group discussions and lectures for a large number of trainees, classrooms and exhibition rooms for trainees to effectively learn expertise and skills in comprehensive life insurance, building endowment insurance, and automobile insurance.DOMESTIC INITIATIVES11ANNUAL REPORT 2009