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Japan Retailers Association Organization

Past Chairmen of the Japan Retailers Association Organization

(Titles while acting as chairman)

  • 1st: Shigeo Nagano (May 1978 - May '84)
    (Chairman of the Japan and Tokyo Chambers of Commerce and Industry)
  • 2nd: Noboru Goto (May 1984 - May '87)
    (Chairman of the Japan and Tokyo Chambers of Commerce and Industry / President of Tokyu Corporation)
  • 3rd: Akira Ichihara (May 1987 - May '95)
    (Chairman of the Japan Department Stores Association / Chairman of Mitsukoshi Ltd.)
  • 4th: Takuya Okada (May 1995 - May '00)
    (Vice President of the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry / Chairman of Jusco Co.)
  • 5th: Kazumasa Koshiba (May 2000 - May '04)
    (Chairman of the Japan Department Stores Association / President of Isetan Co.)
  • 6th: Taneo Nakamura (May 2004 - May '11)
    (Chairman of the Japan Department Stores Association / President of Mitsukoshi Ltd.)
  • 7th: Kiyoshi Hijikata (May 2011 - May 2015)
    (Advisor of the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry / Senior Adviser of Circle K Sunkus Co.,Ltd)
  • 8th: Nobutsugu Shimizu (May 2015 - May 2019)
    (Chairman of the Japan Chain Stores Association / Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Life Corporation)
  • 9th: Hirofumi Nomoto (May 2019 - Present)
    (Chairman of the Board and Representative Director Tokyu Corporation)

Directors

As of May 29, 2019

Chairman

Hirofumi Nomoto Chairman of the Board and Representative Director of Tokyu Corporation

Honorary Chairman

Nobutsugu Shimizu Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Life Corporation

Vice Chairmen

Ken Akamatsu Chairman of the Japan Department Stores Association
Yoshifumi Abe Chairman of Japan Direct Marketing Association
Ryuichi Isaka Chairman & CEO of Seven & i Holdings Co.,Ltd.
Yukio Izumida Chairman of Japan Voluntary Chain Association
Yukio Kawano Chairman of the Japan Supermarket Association
Hiromasa Kohama Chairman of Japan Chain Stores Association
Satoshi Seino Chairman of the Japan Council of Shopping Centers
Shinichiro Takaoka Chairman of the Japan Foodservice Association
Kichitaro Takano Chairman of the Japan Specialty Store Association
Shinzo Maeda Senior Advisor of Shiseido Company, Limited
Tokutaro Masui Vice Chairman of the National Supermarket Association of Japan
Tetsuo Yamaguchi Chairman of the Federation of Specialty Store Association in Japan
Hiroaki Watanabe Chairman of the Japan Franchise Association

Auditors

Hiroshi Oshima Chairman of Sembikiya Sohonten,Ltd.
Kanbei Kokubu Chairman, President & Representative Director of Kokubu Co.,Ltd.
Makoto Hosoda President of Eitaro Sohonpo Co.,Ltd.

Executive director

Takeshi Akagi Japan Retailers Association

Activities of committees and study group

The JRA is engaged in activities through 6 committees and 1 study group.
The Consumer Committee studies consumer trends and compiles reports on topics such as management strategies for retail industries focusing on the long term.The Ethics & Education Committee studies business continuity plans (BCPs), CSR and other elements of corporate ethics required of retailers and prepares reports.
In addition, the JRA also prepares recommendations and requests related to distribution and the retail industry on improvements for the taxation, employment and distribution system to the government and administrative bodies and sees that they are reflected in policies concerning distribution and retailing.

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