IDACA NEWS

NO.93

April 1, 2011

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REPORTS ON TRAINING COURSES / SEMINARS

JA GROUP TODAY

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MESSAGE

Holding Expectations of IDACA Participants


Mr. Mototsugu Shimasaki
Managing Director,
National Mutual Insurance Federation of
Agricultural Cooperatives

How are all of you who experienced life as IDACA participants?

I am sure that all of you are playing an active part in the governments or cooperative associations and other institutions of various countries and regions.

I work for the National Mutual Insurance Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives, or Zenkyoren, which is a member organization of the JA Group.

With mutual aid and “One for All, All for One” as its principles, JA Kyosairen conducts “a mutual insurance business pertaining to life, buildings and automobiles.”

The mutual insurance business is operated to cover the economic losses that are caused by the death or hospitalization of a policyholder in the event of an accident or illness, by using the fund created by paid premiums calculated based on probability.

The mutual insurance business is also a service for providing economic security through mutual aid. It contributes to enhancing the economic and social status of members and users.

We would like all participants to do their best, by all means, in spreading the mutual insurance business operated by the cooperatives in their own countries.

As a member of the JA Group, JA Kyosairen will provide maximum support to IDACA (Institute for the Development of Agricultural Cooperation in Asia), in which you all participate.

Please be confident and take pride in encouraging younger colleagues to participate in training courses. We will also provide help.

In closing, I expect that all you, IDACA participants, will put into practice even small ideas that you learned in Japan and that the people of your countries will conduct vigorous activities in accordance with the principle of cooperatives (mutual aid) so that they can lead happier lives.