History

Until the foundation of ZEN-NOH

1900 The "Industrial Cooperatives Act" was promulgated.
1947 The "Agricultural Cooperatives Act" was promulgated.
1948 The National Agricultural Association was dissolved; the National Federation of Marketing Divisions of Agricultural Cooperatives for Marketing [Zenhanren] and the National Federation of Purchasing Divisions of Agricultural Cooperatives [Zenkoren] were established

History after the foundation of ZEN-NOH

1972 March Zenhanren and Zenkoren were merged and ZEN-NOH was founded.
1977 July 4,329 agricultural cooperatives became members of ZEN-NOH.
1992 April Based on the new concept of corporate identity, "JA" was adopted as the communication name as a replacement for "Nokyo," and the new symbol mark (JA mark) was put into use.
1998 October Merged with economic federations of agricultural cooperatives in Miyagi, Tottori, and Shimane
2000 April Merged with economic federations of agricultural cooperatives in Tokyo, Yamaguchi, and Tokushima, and with the National Federation of Sericulture Cooperatives
2001 March Merged with economic federations of agricultural cooperatives in Aomori, Yamagata, Shonai, Tochigi, Chiba, Yamanashi, Nagano, Niigata, Toyama, Ishikawa, Gifu, Mie, Shiga, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Okayama, Hiroshima, Kochi, Fukuoka, and Nagasaki
2002 March 30th anniversary of ZEN-NOH
April Merged with economic federations of agricultural cooperatives in Iwate, Akita, Ibaraki, Gunma, Saitama, and Oita
July The Supervisory Board was established.
2003 April Merged with economic federations of agricultural cooperatives in Fukushima and Kanagawa
2004 April Merged with “Ken-Noh Ehime”
2008 April The Yamagata Prefectural Headquarters and the Shonai Headquarters were combined.
2015 March JA Shimane was founded.