☆The 1st Certified U.S. Pavilion at the 25th International Jewellery Fair Tokyo (IJT) 2014 ☆ New!!
We are pleased to announce that IJT 2014 is officially certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Reed Exhibitions Japan and the Commercial Service, Tokyo, will organize the U.S. pavilion at the 25th International Jewellery Fair Tokyo (IJT) on January 22-25, 2014 in Tokyo. As the USA will be promoted as the “Theme Country of the Year” at the IJT 2014, this show will bring more exposure on the U.S. fine jewelry at the USA Pavilion to the market and continue to present strong U.S. presence to the buyers by a uniformed U.S. themed booth design in the center of the Int’l Booth Area featuring high-end luxury jewelry from the United States.
The IJT is the largest jewelry show in Japan and is held every spring in Tokyo. The IJT 2012 featured 1,350 exhibitors from 35 countries, and attracted over 33,000 buyers and continues to be very well attended by both exhibitors and buyers alike. Qualified U.S. exhibitors with more than 50% U.S. contents will receive a special package featuring a unified U.S.-themed booth design, great visibility and increased attention by visitors as well as counseling by the Commercial Service, US Embassy, Tokyo during the show upon request. There were 10 U.S. fine jewelry and watch brands exhibited at the USA Pavilion at IJT 2013. If you are interested in exploring the world’s third largest jewelry market through IJT 2014, please reply for more information.
IJT 2014 Show URL: http://www.ijt.jp/en/
Jewelry Industry Media:
Four Seasons of Jewelry http://www.4seasons-jw.com/en/index.html
Japan Precious (publishes IJT handbook) http://www.japanprecious.com/eng/pdf/english.pdf
Jewelit (new) http://www.jewelit.info/english4.html
(for full report, please access our Market Research Library)
Pet Products Industry
Japan is the world’s second largest market for pet products after the United States. The market was estimated to be about US$1.9 billion in Japanese Fiscal Year (JFY) 2010. The market is expected to continue growing as Japanese pet owners spend more on their pets. Major industry trends are increasing numbers of indoor pets, growing popularity of small dogs and an increasing number of elderly dogs and cats. The market is highly competitive due to low priced imports from other Asian countries. Opportunities exist for high-quality, high-end, unique U.S. pet products that address the trends noted above.
Precious Metal Jewelry
Japan is the third largest jewelry market in the world, after the United States and China. Jewelry retail sales in Japan were estimated to be $10.37 billion in 2010. Current constraints on consumer spending on luxury products, including jewelry, may cause a decline in sales in 2011 but industry sources expect the market to gradually recover after 2012. Imported jewelry has about one fourth of the jewelry retail market in Japan. Both domestic and import brands with good consumer name recognition are doing well in the market. Precious metal jewelry imports increased by 15.9 percent in 2010 over 2009 levels. The United States is the largest supplier of precious metal jewelry products, with a 27.77 percent share of all imports of precious metal jewelry, and has also been the top supplier of silver and platinum jewelry in recent years. Japan continues to be a highly competitive, but attractive market for unique and fashionable jewelry products with good brand image.
While the global economic contraction has impacted the Japanese consumer goods market in the last two years there are still good market opportunities U.S. manufacturers should be aware of, especially in kitchenware and cooking-related goods. Japanese consumers’ increasing consciousness of both health and cost savings has led to the growing popularity of “uchishoku” or home-cooked meals. Consumers are looking for unique and convenient housewares and high-quality imports with distinguished designs and colors are much sought-after. This report will provide an overview of the Japanese housewares market focusing on kitchen/tableware and cooking-related items and examines the potential for U.S. products.
Fitness Equipment Market
Japan’s fitness equipment market has been driven by increasing health consciousness among middle aged Japanese and the wellness trend among women who are increasingly taking up exercise. A primary driver of this has been the rising number of Japanese classified with “metabolic syndrome.” In 2007, this number reached 20 million, accounting for 34.9% of those between ages 40 and 74. Fitness clubs are providing new fitness exercising programs to help meet the demand from this growing demographic.
International Jewellery Tokyo (January 22-25, 2014) http://www.ijt.jp/en/
Tokyo International Gift Show (September 4-6, 2013/February 2014) http://www.giftshow.co.jp/english/76tigs/index.htm
Rooms (September 9-13, 2013/February 2014) http://www.roomsroom.com/
Tokyo Health Industry Show (March 12-14, 2014) http://www.this.ne.jp/ (English will be available later)
Japan Pet Fair - Osaka (To be announced) http://www.jppma.or.jp/english/index.html
Int’l Premium Incentive Show/Formal Gift Fair (October 16-28, 2013/April 2014) http://www.premiumshow.jp/
Ambiente/Interior Lifestyle (June 5-7, 2013; October 2013)http://www.interior-lifestyle.com/en/top.php
IFFT interior lifestyle living Show (June 2013/October 2013) http://www.ifft-interiorlifestyleliving.com/en/
ISOT International Stationery & Office Products Tokyo (June 26-28, 2013) http://www.isot.jp/en/Home/
Tokyo International Book Fair (July 4-7, 2013) http://www.bookfair.jp/en/Home
interpets (August 22-25, 2013) http://www.interpets.jp/en/
Japan DIY Homecenter Show (August 29-31, 2013) http://www.diy-show.jp/2013/e/index.html
Japan Jewellery Fair (August 27-29, 2013) http://www.japanjewelleryfair.com/en/index.php
Diet and Beauty Fair Asia 2013 (September 9-11, 2013) http://www.dietandbeauty.jp/en
GARDEX Garden Expo Tokyo (October 9-11, 2013) http://www.gardex.jp/en/
Unit Chief: Kevin Chambers
Cosmetics & Toiletry Goods, Personal Care Products, House Care Products, Toys and Games, Food & Beverages for Foodservice Industry: Chris Yoshiyuki Ono
Books, Furniture, Processed food for retail, Educational materials for consumers (except platforms/networks and solutions), Household Appliances: Minae Suzuki
Jewelry & Watch, Luxury Products, Gifts, Cookware Utensils/Kitchenware, Pottery, Crafts and Hobbies: Junko Namba
Pet Products, Fitness Equipment, Lawn & Garden, DIY Products, Musical Instruments, School & Office Supplies: Yumiko Okubo