Agreement of (15-11) National Conference for Measures against Credit card & Consumer finance Trouble Revised and acknowledged on January 6, 2007 Article 1 (Appellation) The official appellation of this conference is National Conference for Measures against Credit card & Consumer finance Trouble (Zenkoku Credit-Sarakin Mondai Taisaku Kyogikai). The abbreviated name in Japanese is Zenkoku Kure-Sara Taikyo. Article 2 (Purpose) The purposes of this conference are as follows; 1) Prevention and bailout of sufferings from trouble caused by credit cards, consumer finances, commerce and industry loans, loan sharks and so forth as well as investigation and research of welfare benefits and low-interest loan systems. 2) Realization of appropriate legal control regarding various issues arising from the item 1). 3) Information exchange and consumer education regarding various issues arising from the item 1). Article 3 (Movement strategy) This conference conducts the following matters; 1) Holding symposiums, workshops, and assemblies regarding various issues about credit cards, consumer finance, commerce and industry loans, loan sharks, welfare benefits, and low-interest loan systems. 2) Drawing-up and distribution of brochures, written reports and so forth regarding various issues arising from the item 1). (15-12) 3) Other specific campaigns against legislation and public administration conducted in a timely manner according to need. Article 4 (Constituent members) This conference consists of the following constituent members. 1) Individual members consisting of students, lawyers, judicial scriveners and other individuals who associate themselves with the purposes of this conference. 2) Collective members consisting of National Liaison Council for the Victims of Credit card & Consumer finance Trouble, Victims’ Association (Higaisha no kai), and other organizations which associate themselves with the purposes of this conference. However, admission of the following individuals or business organizations to this conference shall not be permitted; Credit card dealers, consumer finance traders, commerce and industry loan traders, “Seiriya”(pernicious moneylenders who make unfair profit by exploiting heavy-debtors’ vulnerability), “Hi-ben Teikei Bengoshi” and “Hi-ben Teikei Shihoushoshi”(lawyers and judicial scriveners who plot together with pernicious moneylenders and conduct activities unbecoming in lawyers and judicial scriveners such as name-lending and procurement). Article 5 (Membership) In the event of obtaining membership, an applicant requires recommendation by two (2) official members of this conference along with notification of affiliation and payment of membership fee. After meeting these requirements, he or she shall be given official membership through acknowledgment by the secretariat conference. In the event of application for collective members, they shall attach the agreement of such organization. Article 6 (Board members) This conference shall have one (1) chairman emeritus, one (1) representative organizer, one (1) director-general, several vice representative organizers, several permanent organizers, and several organizers. This conference shall also have several regional organizers and one (1) accounting auditor in each prefecture. (15-13) Article 7 (Term of office) Board members are elected in the general assembly meeting. The term of office for the board members shall be one (1) year and reappointment shall not be prohibited. Article 8 (Decision-making) 1) Secretariat conference shall consist of representative organizer, secretary-general, vice representative organizer, and permanent organizer and they shall be summoned for meeting as needed by the representative organizer. 2) This conference shall hold organizers’ meeting four (4) times a year where they exchange information and pass resolutions on the management of this conference as well as on campaigns which are deemed to be necessary to conduct. Organizers’ meeting shall consist of representative organizer, vice representative organizer, secretary-general, and organizer. However, any official member can join this organizers’ meeting and be free to make remarks. 3) Regular general assembly meeting shall be held once a year by representative organizer at the beginning of each new year. General assembly meeting shall conduct decision-making in selecting and appointing board members, acknowledgment of closing account, alteration of the purposes, and dissolution of this conference by a majority vote of the members present. 4) This conference shall have ad hoc committee or subordinate organization according to need by the resolution of organizers’ conference. Article 9 (Duties of secretary-general and assistant secretary-general) Secretary-general and permanent organizer are in charge of compiling nationwide list of names of members, liaison with the members, information exchange, and accounting. Auditor shall conduct accounting audit and give a presentation at the general assembly. Article 10 (Withdrawal from the membership) Members can resign from this conference any time it is convenient. (15-14) Article 11 (Expulsion) Organizers’ conference can admonish withdrawal or remove his/her name from the list against the member(s) who acted counter to the purport and purpose of this conference. Article 12 (Accounting) The accounting of this conference shall be appropriated by the following annual member- ship fee paid by the members, spontaneous donation, and proceeds from sale of various published matters issued by this conference. 1) Individual members Over ten thousand (10,000) yen per unit for lawyers, judicial scriveners Over five thousand (5,000) yen per unit for other members 2) Collective members Over five thousand (5,000) yen per unit Article 13 (Secretariat) The secretariat of this conference is located in Kimura-Urakawa-Katayama Law Firm on the 6th floor of Nihon Bunka Kaikan, 2-chome 1-23, Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka City. Article 14 (Protection of personal information) With the objective of protecting personal information, this conference shall not show members list and the list of the board members to the public. Article 15 (Additional Clause) This agreement shall take effect through acknowledgment in the new year general assembly in 2007. (15-15) Application for the membership Date: ,200 Dear National Conference for Measures against Credit card & Consumer finance Trouble (Kure-Sara Taikyo) I’d like to apply for the membership of National Conference for Measures against Credit card & Consumer finance Trouble (Abbrev. “Kure-Sara Taikyo” in Japanese). I pledge to observe the agreement of Kure-Sara Taikyo mentioned above and transmit 5,000 (five thousand) yen (10,000 yen for lawyers and judicial scriveners) as the annual member- ship fee to the bank account or postal transfer account listed below. Assumed Name NAME (IN PRINT) (SEAL) ADDRESS (Contact Address) APPLICANT PROFESSION (Name of the body you belong to) E-mail TEL / FAX address Assumed Name NAME Person offering (IN PRINT) (SEAL) recommendations ADDRESS (Contact Address) Assumed Name NAME Person offering (IN PRINT) (SEAL) recommendations ADDRESS (Contact Address) ＊ Person offering recommendations must be the member of Kure-Sara Taikyo. Annual membership fee must be transmitted to the following bank account or postal transfer account. Bank account : Mizuho Bank Osaka Chuo Branch (Savings Account) No. 1005233 Account holder’s name : Lawyer Tatsuya Kimura, Kure-Sara Taikyo Postal transfer account: No. 00900-4-78147 Account holder’s name : Kure-Sara Taikyo (15-1) Guidance to application for National Conference for Measures against Credit card & Consumer finance Trouble Please lend us your support to eradicate multiple debts sufferings! Let’s drag down Let’s eradicate excess credit cap interest rate of and inadequate credit by Interest Limitation Law! credit loan companies! Let’s prevent further Let’s realize fulfilling multiple emergence of heavy debts counseling by public debtors and make administration and low-interest bailout system complete! loan system! Let’s realize fulfilling Let’s eradicate shark loans social security program and accuse money lenders of such as welfare benefits their law-evading activities! as the measures to fight poverty! Let’s prohibit commercial messages by consumer finance and credit card companies which trigger easy debts and make consumer education complete! (15-2) National Conference for Measures against Credit card & Consumer finance Trouble (Abbrev. “Kure-Sara Taikyo”) is a consumer movement organization which has grappled with prevention and bailout of multiple debts sufferings caused by consumer finances (Sarakin), credit cards, commerce and industry loans, shark loans and so forth whose number is said to be over two million all over Japan. Kure-Sara Taikyo was formed in October, 1978 by academians, lawyers, judicial scriveners, Credit card & Consumer finance Victims’ Association (Kure-Sara Higaisha no Kai), and labor bodies all over Japan with official name of “National Conference for Measures against Consumer finance Trouble”. Since then we have grappled with bailout of those victimized by consumer finance as well as lawmaking movement for Consumer finance Control Law in collaboration with Japan Federation of Bar Associations and other bodies and successfully enacted Moneylending Control Law in April, 1983. In April 1985, we changed the title of our organization to Kure-Sara Taikyo (National Conference for Measures against Credit card & Consumer finance Trouble) which is currently used in order to grapple with excess credit issue of credit cards. Subsequently we have conducted campaigns which have been deemed necessary against public administration, the Diet, concerned bodies for the purpose of prevention and bailout of multiple debtors of credit cards and consumer finances as well as sufferings of commerce and industry loans and shark loans. Besides these, we have vigorously developed such activities as information exchange, research in practical business affairs, and law revision campaigns under our nationwide network. Today Kure-Sara Taikyo plays a vital social role as the nationwide organization grappling with multiple debts issues in collaboration with National Liaison Council of Credit card & Consumer finance Victims (Abbrev. “Hirenkyo” in Japanese) formed in September 1981, which is a nationwide organization of Higaisha no Kai (Victims’ Association), an association of those victimized by credit card and consumer finance trouble. In December 2006, we successfully enacted Moneylending Law with the contents of dragging down high interest rate, restriction of excess lending, and strict business control against money lenders. Thus we have been grappling with all our might with further bailout of multiple debtors. We sincerely hope that more lawyers, judicial scriveners, victim bodies, consumer bodies all over Japan will join Kure-Sara Taikyo and join our movement. January 2007 Tatsuya Kimura Representative organizer of National Council for Measures Against Credit card & Consumer finance Trouble (15-3) Secretariat of National Council for Measures Against Credit card & Consumer finance Trouble 〒541-0041 6th fl. Nihon Bunka Kaikan, 2-chome 1-23 Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka City (TEL) 06-6222-0186 (FAX) 06-6222-2302 (E-mail) email@example.com http://www.cresara.net (15-4) Organizational Chart of Kure-Sara Taikyo and Concerned Bodies Chairman emeritus : Michitaro Kai Representative organizer : Tatsuya Kimura and secretary-general Vice representative organizers: Kenji Utsunomiya, Koji Niisato, Toshimasa Kabashima Auditor : Youichiro Komatsu Secretariat Tatsuya Kimura Sectional meeting chairman of Higaisha no Kai (Victims’ Association) and exchange for the victims. Junji Okajima Sectional meeting chairman of exchange for academians and business people on consumer issues Satoshi Kono Sectional meeting chairman of workshops Yoshinori Ozawa Koji Niisato Sectional meeting chairman of Dial No.110 Kiyohito Wada Seiji Furuhashi Nobuhiro Inamoto Satoshi Oikawa Sectional meeting chairman of mass media and press release Yasunori Minagawa Sectional meeting chairman of international exchange Hirotsugu Nagata Yoshio Suzuki Sectional meeting chairman of publication Masakiyo Ogawa Permanent organizers Masayuki Izawa (lawyer) Satoshi Kono (lawyer) Yuji Kimura (lawyer) Satoshi Makino (lawyer) Masakiyo Ogawa (lawyer) Hiroki Tatsumi (lawyer) Norihiko Haishi (lawyer) Jousho Aoyama (lawyer) Tadashi Inomata (lawyer) Kiyohito Wada (lawyer) Akira Murakami (lawyer) Junji Okajima (lawyer) Haruhiko Yamada (lawyer) Tetsuro Kokubo (lawyer) Hiroki Bitou (lawyer) Tadakatsu Nakayama (lawyer) Yasuhiro Tsuji (lawyer) Yoshio Suzuki (lawyer) (Permanent organizers) (15-5) Masamichi Chihara (lawyer) Yoko Chihara (lawyer) Yasunobu Taki (lawyer) Yoshinori Ozawa (judicial scrivener) Keiji Kotera (judicial scrivener) Seiji Furuhashi (judicial scrivener) Eiji Mizutani (judicial scrivener) Masahiro Sekii (judicial scrivener) Suzuko Iguchi (judicial scrivener) Yoko Wada (judicial scrivener) Yasunori Minagawa (judicial scrivener) Hirotsugu Nagata (judicial scrivener) Kiyoshige Kinari (judicial scrivener) Hiroshi Uemizo (judicial scrivener) Norio Miyazato (judicial scrivener) Takashi Ohbu (judicial scrivener) Nobuhiro Inamoto (judicial scrivener) Kakuko Nakano (intake worker of consumers’ affairs) Yoshio Honda (Liaison Council of National Credit card & Consumer finance Victims) Yoshiaki Tanaka (Osaka Icho no Kai) Kenji Kusaka (Hiroshima Tsukushi no Kai) Yoichi Yoshida (Kumamoto Association to Eradicate Sufferings from Credit card, Consumer finance, and Daily installment) Ken-ichi Nabetani (Takamatsu Asunaro no Kai) Masami Nakamura (Kure Tsukushi no Kai) Ken Minematsu (Fukuyama Tsukushi no Kai) Kimiko Aono (Matsuyama Tachibana no Kai) Norio Sawaguchi (Yoake no Kai) Organizers 129 members 〔two (2) academians , one (1) intake worker, sixty-four (64) lawyers, fifty- one (51) judicial scriveners, eleven (11) members of Victims’ Association〕 (15-6) The list of concerned bodies of Kure-Sara Taikyo Liaison Council of National Credit card Chairman : Norio Sawaguchi & Consumer finance Victims Secretary-general : Yoshio Honda Nationwide Defense team against Lead lawyer :Tatsuya Kimura Nichi-ei & Shokou Fund Vice Lead Lawyer : Koji Niisato Secretary-general : Satoshi Makino Representative : Masamichi Chihara National Conference for Realizing Vice Representative : Satoshi Makino Lower interest rate in Interest Satoshi Oikawa Limitation Law Kiyoshige Kinari Norio Sawaguchi Secretary-general : Yoshinori Ozawa Representative : Yoko Chihara Conference for Measures against Article 43 Vice Representative :Masahiko Goto Secretary-general :Keigo Toda National Conference for Measures against Representative : Kenji Utsunomiya Loan sharks Vice Representative :Masayuki Izawa Secretary-general : Yuji Kimura National Conference for Mediation Measures Representative : Michitaro Kai against Credit card & Consumer finance organizer Vice Representative : Masayuki Izawa Secretary-general : Eiji Mizutani Representative : Hidenori Kamai National Conference for Measures against Vice Representative : Tomohiro Onodera Excess Credit of Credit cards Miwako Murakami Yoshinori Matsuo Secretary-general : Norihiko Haishi (15-7) National Liaison Council Demanding Representative : Michitaro Kai Measures for Dragging down High interest organizer rate and Multiple debts Kenji Utsunomiya Koji Niisato Secretary-general : Suzuko Iguchi Representative National Conference Demanding Enhance- organizer : Etsuko Ohashi ment of Measures against Multiple debts Toshimasa Kabashima by Public administration Jousho Aoyama Vice Representative: Toshiyuki Sumibou Secretary-general : Haruhiko Yamada Vice Secretary- Hiroshi Uemizo General : Nobuhiro Inamoto Masahiro Sekii Kazuhiko Maegawa National Conference for Measures against Representative : Hiroki Bitou Welfare benefits issues Secretary-general : Tetsuro Kokubo Study group of Advertising issues Representative : Koji Niisato Kakuko Nakano Secretary-general : Koji Niisato National Conference for Measures against Representative : Osamu Kato Sufferings by Guarantee charge and Daily Secretary-general : Satoshi Kono installment Representative : Terumi Hironaka Association to Eliminate Autocide owing to Secretary-general : Takayuki Hironaka Multiple debts Vice Secretary- Michitada Kageyama General : Hiroki Tatsumi Eiji Mizutani Masaru Kunimoto National Conference for Measures against Representative : Satoshi Kono Sufferings by aiful Secretary-general : Hiroki Tatsumi (15-8) National Conference for Measures against Representative : Koji Niisato Sufferings by Takefuji Secretary-general : Masakiyo Ogawa Nationwide Network for Measures against Representative : Katsuhiro Ueda Pension guarantee Sufferings organizer Secretary-general : Masahiro Sekii Chronological table of major activities by Kure-Sara Taikyo May 1977 Consumer finance issue workshop was established in Osaka. 10 / 4, 1977 Consumer Finance Victims’ Association (Sarakin Higaisha no Kai) was formed in Osaka. 4 / 12, 1978 “Small loan dealer Draft Law” was issued by Consumer finance issue workshop. 11 /25, 1978 General assembly for establishment of “National Conference for Measures against Consumer finance” was held. Movement demanding restriction of consumer finance continued from 1979 to1982. 9 /13, 1981 The 1st National Exchange Meeting of Consumer finance Victims was held in Osaka. April 1982 National Liaison Council for Victims of Consumer finance was established in Hiroshima. 4 /28, 1983 Moneylending Control Law was established (in which interest rate of 109.5 % per year stipulated by Investment Deposit and Interest Rate Law must be dragged down to 40.004% by three-phase rate reduction.) 11 /1, 1983 Moneylending Control Law was enacted. 3 /23, 1984 The 1st campaign caravan was conducted to eradicate suffering by consumer finance. (15-9) Arrival of the period of winter-like hardship for consumer finance 4 / 5, 1985 The title of this conference was changed to “Zenkoku Kure-Sara Taikyo”. 9/12, 1985 Japan Federation of Bar Association established a committee to take measures against consumer issues. 2 /23~ 3/ 2, 1986 Practical business research group on consumer bankruptcy was sent to the United States. 8/30, 1987 Workshop for studying Public Notary Law was established. 2 / 4, 1988 Workshop for studying lease issues was established. 4 / 1, 1990 The 1st collective exchange meeting on credit card suffering was held. 4 /20,1990 Nationwide simultaneous “Credit card & Consumer finance Dial 110” was held. (As of 2007, this campaign has been held eighteen times.) 4/24, 1991 “Society to sit in on judicial trials” was established. 5/20, 1995 The 1st thoroughgoing symposium by practical business workshop of credit card and consumer finance sufferings was held in Kyoto. (As of 2007, this symposium has been held fifteen times.) Increase of automatic loan-application machines developed by major consumer finance companies 5 /10, 1985 Nishiki Finance case occurred.(Commerce and industry loan issues started.) 5/24~ 11/6, 1988 The 2nd campaign caravan was conducted to eradicate sufferings by consumer finance. 12 /19,1998 Nationwide defense team was formed for measures against Nichi-ei and Shokou Fund. 12/ 1, 1999 National Liaison Council for Dragging down High interest rate was formed. 12/12,1999 Specific Conciliation Act and revised law of Investment Deposit and Interest Rate Law was established. (Interest rate was dragged down to 29.2% per year from June 1, 2000.) 2/ 26, 2000 National defense team (along with Measures Conference) was formed for measures against daily installment finance. 6/ 30,2000 “Dragging down of special interest rate” by per diem formula money lenders was revised. 12/14,2000 National Conference for Measures against Loan sharks was formed. August~ 10/14,2001 The 3rd nationwide campaign caravan was conducted to eradicate sufferings by consumer finance and to drag down high interest rate. 9 /29, 2001 National Conference for Measures against Mediating credit card and consumer finance Sufferings was formed. (15-10) Petition in bankruptcy rose above two hundred thousand (200,000) cases 10/25, 2002 National Conference for Measures against Takefuji was formed. 12/14, 2002 Conference for Measures against Authentic document Issues was formed. 10/ 4, 2003 National Conference to Realize Fulfilling Measures against Multiple debtors by Public administration was formed. 1 / 1 , 2004 Loan Shark Control Law (revised Moneylending Control Law) was enacted. 4/ 16, 2005 National Conference for Measures against Sufferings by aiful and Conference for Measures against Article 43 were formed. 7/ 15, 2005 National Conference for Measures against Excess Credit of Credit cards was formed. June~ September The 4th campaign caravan was conducted to drag down high interest rate. 2006 2005~ Supreme Court decisions were given in a stream regarding Interest Limitation 2006 Law. We have vigorously conducted campaign to drag down high interest rate in collaboration with Japan Federation of Bar Associations Headquarter for Realizing Dragging down of High interest rate. 12/13, 2006 Moneylenders Law was established (in which the interest rate of 29.2% stipulated by Investment Deposit and Interest Rate Law must be dragged down three years later to 15 to 20 % stipulated by Application Limitation Law.) 2007 National Conference for Measures against Welfare benefits and Homeless people is to be formed. 9 /29~30 2007 The 27th exchange meeting by those victimized by credit card, consumer finance, commerce and industry loans, and shark loans will be held in Shiga Prefecture.
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