The Japan Gas Association (JGA), an organization of city gas utilities, contributes to the economy and people’s welfare in Japan by promoting the sound development of the general gas utility business as well as the major gas related projects and gas pipeline projects and by coordinating the stable supply energy supply, ensuring safety and addressing environmental issues.
Japan’s gas business started in Yokohama in 1872. The Imperial Gas Association, Japan’s first association of gas utilities, was founded in 1912 at a time when the number of gas utilities increased rapidly in the post -
war boom after the Russo - Japanese War. After many changes, the Japan Gas Association was founded in 1947 and received its charter as an incorporated association in 1952. Subsequently, in 2011, JGA received its charter as a general incorporated association.