The Japan Franchise Association
August 29, 2007
Japan Franchise Association (JFA) is a public interest organization, formed by the leading franchisors and franchising institutions of Japan. The association was established in 1972, with the assistance of the ‘Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry’. The purpose of the JFA is to improve and develop the Japanese franchising industry.
The franchise industry in Japan has shown steady growth in recent years, and the JFA is committed to achieving an even greater leap forward in the years to come.
The JFA formed a code of ethics, which sets standards and codes of behavior by which all the members of the Association pledge to conduct themselves. This gives franchisees the assurance that all member franchise systems are of the highest standard. The member franchise systems must maintain a mutually beneficial business relationship with franchisees, help contribute to the promotion of the industry and the needs of the society, and encourage business performance.
The JFA provides various education and training seminars for its members. It also conducts research on the franchise industry in Japan, to increase the people’s awareness of the growth in this sector. With the economy facing issues such as pre-contractual disclosure and environmental problems, the JFA is engaging in various activities to deal with these problems.