Seikatsu Club Consumers' Co-operative Union

The Seikatsu Club Consumers’ Co-operative Union (SCCCU) is a Japanese federation of consumer co-operatives headquartered in Tokyo. The co-operative was formed in 1965 and has 307,000 members, most of whom are women. SCCCU is divided into groups of households who order food collectively. SCCCU offers only 3000 products, and mostly staple foods. As the co-operative is concerned with food safety, it buys organic food and shuns genetically modified organisms.[1] SCCCU also produces its own milk and biodegradable soap.[2]

Seikatsu Club Consumers’ Co-operative Union
TypeCooperative federation
Founded1965 (1965)
Area served
Key people
Koichi Kato, Chairperson; Yoshiyuki Fukuoka, Executive Director

In 1979, SCCCU started running candidates for political office through the Tokyo Seikatsusha Network and now has over 100 members who serve as local councilors.

SCCCU received a Right Livelihood Award in 1989 "for creating the most successful, sustainable model of production and consumption in the industrialised world."[3]

Member co-operativesEdit

  • 23Ku Minami ("23 Wards South") Seikatsu Club
  • Kawasaki Seikatsu Club
  • Kita Tokyo("North Tokyo") Seikatsu Club
  • Sagami Seikatsu Club Fukushi ("Welfare") Club
  • Seikatsu Club Aichi
  • Seikatsu Club Aomori
  • Seikatsu Club Chiba
  • Seikatsu Club Fukushima Co-operative
  • Seikatsu Club Gunma
  • Seikatsu Club Hokkaido
  • Seikatsu Club Ibaraki
  • Seikatsu Club Iwate
  • Seikatsu Club Kanagawa
  • Seikatsu Club Kyoto L・Co-op
  • Seikatsu Club Nagano
  • Seikatsu Club Nara
  • Seikatsu Club Ohsaka
  • Seikatsu Club Saitama
  • Seikatsu Club Shizuoka
  • Seikatsu Club Tochigi
  • Seikatsu Club Tokyo
  • Seikatsu Club Yamagata Co-operative
  • Seikatsu Club Yamanashi
  • Syonan Seikatsu Club
  • Tama Kita("Tama North") Seikatsu Club
  • Tama Minami ("Tama South") Seikatsu Club
  • Yokohama Kita("Yokohama North") Seikatsu Club
  • Yokohama Minami ("Yokohama South") Seikatsu Club


  1. ^ Rosenberg, Dorothy Goldin. Initiatives in feminism, environmentalism and action. Alternatives. 1 April 1995.
  2. ^ MacLeod, Andrew. The shopping club: members of a consumer co-op discover that their buying power can ensure ethical, affordable and healthy choices. Briarpatch. 1 December 2002.
  3. ^ "Seikatsu Club Consumers' Cooperative". The Right Livelihood Award. Retrieved 8 January 2020.

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