ABOUT ZEN-NOH-REN

History

Purpose of the Federation

The primary purpose of Zen-Noh-Ren is to make a major contribution to the sound development of the Japanese economy by encouraging the dissemination of concepts of efficiency and technologies, as well as a scientific approach to management, through cooperation with bodies that are engaged in the study, guidance and promotion of scientific management in Japan.

Establishment

Zen-Noh-Ren was established in 1949, inheriting its mission from the former All-Japan Management. The inaugural meeting and the First All-Japan Management Annual Conference were held in Tokyo in November 1949. Historical sketches are show in the following table.

History of Zen-Noh-Ren
1923 The Japan Management Research Association is established, the first organization to develop and disseminate the idea of efficiency in Japan. (Management research groups with the same purpose were subsequently organized in several cities in Japan, including Tokyo, Osaka, and Aichi, and also in Manchuria.)
1927 Japan Noritsu Rengokai is created by consolidating management research groups in different locations.
1931 Japan Industrial Association is established by combining the Factory Association and the Factory Councils.
1942 Integrated Japan Noritsu Rengokai and Japan Industrial Association, and established Japan Management Association.
1949 Following the end of World War II, Zen-Noh-Ren (All Japan Federation of Management Organizations) was established on May 16, 1949 consolidating management organizations across the nation.
1950 The establishment of the All Japan Federation of Management Organizations (Zen-Noh-Ren, an abbreviation of the Japanese name) was officially approved by the minister of the former Ministry of International Trade and Industry (now the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) effective April 3, 1950.
1977 Voluntary regulations on management-related qualifications and designations are prepared, and a registration service for qualifications and designations begins.
1984 The Federation sends the first Japanese delegation to the FEACO Conference.
1986 Voluntary registration system for management consultants is created and the first round of registrations are carried out.
1987 The First Management Consultant World Conference is held in Paris, jointly sponsored by FEACO, ACME and Zen-Noh-Ren.
1990 The Second Management Consultant World Conference is held in New York.
1993 The Third Management Consultant World Conference is held in Rome.
1996 The Fourth Management Consultant World Conference is held in Yokohama, Japan.
1998 Management Consultant Registration System is dissolved, and the Management Consultant Certification System is set up.
1999 Zen-Noh-Ren marks its 50th anniversary.
The first round of certification under the Management Consultant Certification System is carried out.
Zen-Noh-Ren revises the voluntary regulation of management-related qualifications and designations to give more authority to this regulation and to encourage its adoption.
2000 The mid-term project plan gets underway.
A delegation is sent to the Sixth Management Consultant World Conference.
Research Institute is founded and produces a research report for the first term.
2001 Zen-Noh-Ren joins the Annual ICMCI Conference held in Australia as a representative of Japan.
Research Institute addresses its second-term research theme.
2002 A delegation is sent to the FEACO Conference held in Lisbon.
Research Institute produces its second-term research report.
2003 A delegation is sent to the FEACO Conference held in Ljubljana.
Research Institute conducts the Management Consulting Industry Survey.
2004 A delegation is sent to the FEACO Conference held in Athens.
2006 A delegation is sent to the FEACO Conference held in Budapest.
2007 A delegation is sent to the FEACO Conference held in Warsaw.
2008 The 60th anniversary of Zen-Noh-Ren establishment Conference is held.
A delegation is sent to the FEACO Conference held in Dubrovnik.
2009 Zen-Noh-Ren joins the ICMCI Biennial Congress held in London as a representative of Japan.
2010 Reserch Institute conducts the Management Consulting Industry Survey.
2011 A delegation is sent to the FEACO Conference held in Helsinki.
Zen-Noh-Ren joins the ICMCI Biennial Congres held in Taipei as a representative of Japan.
2012 The first round of certification under the Management Instructor Certification System is carried out.
2013 Zen-Noh-Ren was approved as a public interest incorporated association.