Kyodo-Baiten (also kyodo-ten) is a system of community cooperative associations of stores and other commercial entities that are owned and operated by members of the community. The linked .pdf explains and demonstrates locations of the many kyodo-ten.

Check it out: [HERE]

Here's a .pdf "Power Point" on the topic. Kyodo-Baiten Briefing.

S.A. Mick McClary P.O. Box 6245, Great Falls, MT 59406