Name: Japan Productivity Center
Date of establishment: 1 March 1955
Total assets: 1,680,000,000 yen
Membership: 2,000 institutions (companies, labor unions, organizations, individuals)
Objective: To formulate consensus on socio-economic issues; to perform activities to achieve globalization and improve the productivity of the national economy through research on socio-economic systems and productivity, and through the collection and supply of information; to implement promotional activities toward the development of the national economy and the improvement of living standards; and to contribute to international society.
Revenue: Approximately 8,000,000,000 yen
Headquarters: 3-1-1, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
(2) What is the JPC?
The Japan Productivity Center (JPC) is a non-profit organization (NPO) and non-governmental organization (NGO) established in April 1994 through the merger of the Japan Productivity Center (JPC) and the Social and Economic Congress of Japan (SECJ).
The JPC was established in 1955 by a Cabinet meeting to enhance the economic development of postwar Japan through the Productivity Movement. Since then, the JPC has continued to play a major role in promoting productivity in Japan’s industrial society and in improving the quality of people’s lives.
The SECJ was founded in 1973 with the objective of realizing a welfare society. It endeavored to develop a national consensus by addressing and presenting proposals for issues of national interest, such as welfare, energy and the environment.
The wealth of accomplishments achieved by these two organizations formed the foundation of the JPC-SED, which was renamed the JPC in 2009. Aiming to realize a more stable and prosperous society, the new organization succeeded its parent organizations in forming policy proposals based on concrete studies and achieving national consensus.
The JPC also actively supports industries and public sector organizations in such areas as management innovation, modernization of labor-management relations and human resources development.
Key stakeholders of the JPC represent people in all walks of life. They include corporate executives, labor union leaders, academic experts and heads of consumer groups. Their vast expertise and knowledge are invaluable to the activities of the JPC’s various committees.
The JPC’s Productivity Movement is supported by over 10,000 members, including corporations, labor unions and various other organizations. Their support, and JPC’s strong collaboration with seven regional productivity centers, enables the JPC to form a powerful nationwide network for the Productivity Movement in Japan.