General Information

With the doctrine of "Challenging the future of packaging by means of originality and ingenuity", the juridical foundation, Japan Packaging Institute, has been promoting the rationalization of production and distribution as well as consumption through improvement and elevation of the packaging technique and thereby contributing to the progress of Japan's economy.

The results of such efforts range broad from the investigation and research of packaging to the preparation and formulation of standards, the holding of study meetings, seminars, assemblies, symposiums, etc., the fostering of capable packaging specialists, the sending and acceptance of observation groups to and from overseas and so forth. All of these results have highly been evaluated in various industreis.

It is expected that the internationalization of Japan's economy will more and more be enhanced and packages of better quality and lower costs will become important in all stages including distribution . At the same time, such specialists as may be able to consider the problem of packaging based on all fields of enterprise management, distribution and production, will be essential to settle the above-mentioned problems.

History

Japan Packaging Institute (JPI) was established in March 1963, and was upgraded to a legal entity in June by the Minister of International Trade and Industry. With the doctrine of "Challenging the future of packaging by means of originality and ingenuity", the juridical foundation, Japan Packaging Institute, has been promoting the rationalization of production and distribution as well as consumption through improvement and elevation of the packaging technique and thereby contributing to the progress of Japan's economy.

The results of such efforts range broad from the investigation and research of packaging to the preparation and formulation of standards, the holding of study meetings, seminars, assemblies, symposiums, etc., the fostering of capable packaging specialists, the sending and acceptance of observation groups to and from overseas and so forth. All of these results have highly been evaluated in various industries.

JPI was authorized as a Public Interest Incorporated Association by Cabinet Office in October 2011, and registered on November 1, 2011.

Purpose

By promoting packaging know-how and technology, and training personnel in these matters, Japan Packaging Institute (JPI) aims to promote the growth of the Japanese economy, improve the overall well-being of our citizens, and contribute to the international community - all of which are in the public interest of our country.

Organization

EHeadquarter : Tokyo Branches : Sapporo, Sendai, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka

ENumber of Members : 1,200 companies

(Packaging Industry : 700, Users : 400, Logistics Industry : 100)

EOfficers :

President : Mr. Sadayoshi FUJISHIGE (Chairman, Lion Corp.)
Vice President : Mr. Kiyoshi OTSUBO (Chairman & President, Rengo Co.,Ltd.)
Vice President : Mr. Susumu YAJIMA (President, Oji Holdings Co.,Ltd.)
General Managing Director : Mr. Shigeo KOSHINO
Executive Director & Secretary General : Mr. Mitsuhide NISHIDA

Business Outline

@ Conducting surveys and R&D related to packaging

A Data collection related to packaging, producing statistics, etc., and sharing of that information

B Development of packaging concepts

C Education on packaging and training of personnel

D Consultation and guidance concerning packaging

E Creation and enactment of packaging standards, and conducting educational activities for them in and outside of Japan

F Exchanging information and working together with packaging-related organizations in and outside of Japan,

G Conducting packaging-related global activities related

H Holding packaging exhibitions

I Publication and sale of packaging-related books.