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.