Japan Retailers Association (JRA) was founded in May 1978, promoted by the Japan Department Stores Association, Japan Chain Stores Association and other organizations involved in retail, centered on the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and with the objective of healthy development of the retail industry in Japan and to contribute to the lives of the nation’s people.
Today, the industry structure in Japan is facing a significant turning point, and the social role and mission of the distribution industry are becoming increasingly important. Above all, expectations for the retail industry are growing higher than ever. It is hoped that the retail industry would be a driving force in building a rich consumer lifestyle for tomorrow and also be a medium for revitalizing industry, creating new jobs and providing opportunities for communication among communities.
In light of this environment, the JRA aims to develop activities that contribute to the promotion and development of technologies that cover the entire distribution and retail industry, exceeding bounds of business condition, category or size, from the standpoint of ordinary citizens. We hope to continue to receive your kind understanding and support.
Hirofumi Nomoto, Chairman of Japan Retailers Association
JRA carries out activities together with numerous organizations