The major aim, which is the basis of all action by Zenroren, is to unite the workers and other people to fulfill their historic role, to realize the workers' just demands for a bright and hopeful future for all working people.

Zenshoren (320,000 membership) is a national center for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), consisting of over 600 Democratic Commerce and Industry Organizations (Minsho) with 47 Zenshoren prefectural branches. Zenshoren strives to defend the livelihood and industries of smaller business owners who prop up Japan's economy from the bottom.