OUR INFORMATION1947Agricultural Cooperative Society Law enacted1948Agricultural Cooperative Insurance business started in Hokkaido1951National Mutual Insurance Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives (Zenkyoren) establishedLaunched operation of Cooperative-Owned Building Fire Insurance1952Launched operation of Endowment Life Insurance1953Launched operation of Building Endowment Insurance1955Launched operation of Fire Insurance1958Completed establishment of 46 Prefectural Federations, one for each of the prefectures in Japan (with the exception of Okinawa, then under U.S. jurisdiction)1961Launched operation of Children’s Insurance1962Launched operation of Group Term Life Insurance1963Launched operation of Automobile Insurance1964Joined the insurance committee of International Co-operative Alliance (ICA)1966Launched operation of mandatory Automobile Liability Insurance1969Opened Atsugi Staff Training Center in Kanagawa PrefectureLaunched operation of Personal Accident Insurance1972Established Okinawa Prefectural FederationInternational Cooperative Insurance Federation (ICIF) was derived from ICA and Zenkyoren became a member of ICIF1973Opened Nakaizu and Beppu Rehabilitation Centers in Shizuoka Prefecture and Oita Prefecture1974Online network system between National Federation and Prefectural Federations went into operationLaunched operation of long-term Life Insurance1980Launched operation of Agricultural Machinery InsuranceLaunched operation of Agricultural Machinery Endowment Insurance1981Launched operation of Annuity Insurance1983Launched operation of Whole Life Insurance1984Opened Zenkyoren Automotive Training Center in Kanagawa PrefectureAsia and Oceania Association (AOA) was set up as a regional association of ICIF1985Opened Zenkyoren Osaka Center in Osaka Prefecture1988Established Zenkyoren Asset Management of America, Inc.1989Launched operation of Liability InsuranceOnline network system for local Agricultural Cooperatives went into operationEstablished Zenkyoren Europe Limited1990Launched operation of Group Endowment Insurance1992ICA/ICIF held International Congress in Tokyo1993ICIF changed its structure and was renamed ICMIF (International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation)1994Set up Health Care HelplineOpened Ishioka Center in Ibaraki Prefecture2000National and Prefectural Federations integrated2001Formed business alliance with the Kyoei Fire & Marine Insurance Company, Limited2002Launched Zenkyoren Happy & Dream Club ( membership club for policyholders)Launched operation of Cancer InsuranceLaunched operation of Defined Contribution Annuity InsuranceSupervisory Board System introduced2003Kyoei Fire & Marine Insurance became a subsidiaryLaunched operation of Medical Insurance2004Opened Kawasaki Center in Kanagawa PrefectureAOA’s 20th anniversary event held in Tokyo2005Opened Zenkyoren East and West Japan Underwriting Centers in Kanagawa Prefecture and Osaka PrefectureInsurance Agency system introduced2006Opened Makuhari Training Center in Chiba Prefecture2007Launched 3Q Visit Project (person-to-person visits to all members and policyholders)2008Launched a new type of single-premium Endowment Life Insurance for policyholders with reaching maturity2009Launched operation of New Medical Insurance2010Insurance Law (New) enforced2011JA Kyosai Building completed on February 282012International Year of CooperativesHISTORY20 ANNUAL REPORT 2012