Japan Retailers Association carries out various activities including exchanges, study tours, proposals of recommendations to the Japanese goverment and activities to provide information both in Japan and overseas.
At the 13th Asia Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition (APRCE) Tokyo Convention
Main Business Activities
|1978|| Founded on May 15, first chairman was Shigeo Nagano
– Founded the JRA newspaper, Nihon Kourigyo Shimbun (Japan Retail Newspaper)
– Began a campaign to oppose the establishment of a new general consumption tax
|1982||– Large-scale indirect tax protest – Submitted a request to promote administrative and fiscal reform|
|1986|| Large-scale indirect tax protest by 11 organizations
– Formed the Central Liaison Conference
|1987|| – Promoted a sales tax opposition movement and acted in unison with tax system related national movements concerning issues with the taxation system
– 1st Quality Control Program Case Study Presentation for the retail industry (until ’88)
|1988||– Founded JRA bulletin, RETAIL SHOP|
|1989||– Began the Overseas Commercial Facility Study Tour (1st Lotte World)|
|1990||Began one-region commercial revitalization program (Forum Caravan Seminar)|
|1991||– Held Distribution Exchange Forum
*Held annually thereafter
|1994||Started the USA Latest Retail Business Conditions Study Tour
*Held annually thereafter
|1996||Held the International Distribution Seminar Started the USA Latest Logistics Information System Study Tour (Held annually thereafter)|
|1998||20th Anniversary Conference|
|2000||Started the Europe Current Logistics and Distribution System Study Tour (Held annually thereafter)|
|2004||China Current Logistics Conditions Study Tour and exchange with China General Chamber of Commerce|
|2005||1st USA/Japan Retailing IT Leadership Forum|
|2007||Participated in resolution and assembly to oppose extending coverage of employee pension, etc. to part time workers
13th Asia Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition (APRCE) Tokyo Convention
|2008||1st Vietnam Distribution Condition Study Tour
30th Anniversary of Association’s founding（Tokyo Conference, Osaka Conference）
|2009||1st Distribution Service Productivity Study Group|
|2010||New Forum for International Retail Association Executives (FIRAE) was founded with 25 member organizations including JRA|
|2011||March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake|
|2012||Global retail & IT leadership forum 2012 (Held every other year thereafter)
Started ASEAN Emerging Country Study Group
|2013||1st Russia , Indonesia , Myanmar-Vietnam Distribution Condition Study Tour|
|2018||40th Anniversary of Association’s founding Special lecture meeting and Party|
|2021||1st Forum on New Lifestyles for Consumers|
Participation in International Activities
|1980|| – Hosted the 7th World Retailers Conference (Tokyo)
– 70th NRMA Annual General Meeting
– Dispatched USA distribution system study group
– Comprehensive alliance with the National Retail Federation (NRF)
|1983||Hosted 1st Asian Retailers Convention & Exhibition (ARCE) in Tokyo 11 countries, 660 ppl.|
|1985||Attended 2nd ARCE (Seoul) 11 countries, 521 ppl.|
|1987||Attended 3rd ARCE (Hong Kong) 11 countries, 577 ppl.|
|1988||Attended 11th World Retailers Conference|
|1989||Attended 4th ARCE (Singapore) 11 countries, 1180 ppl.|
|1991||Attended 5th ARCE (Bangkok) 11 countries, 1281 ppl.|
|1993||Attended 6th ARCE (Manila) 12 countries, 1300 ppl.|
|1995||Attended 7th ARCE (Kuala Lumpur) 12 countries, 1757 ppl.|
|1997||Attended 8th ARCE (Adelaide) 14 countries, 1322 ppl.|
|1998||– National Retail Federation (NRF) Annual Convention & Expo (Participated every year following)|
|1999||Attended 9th ARCE (Taipei) 14 countries, 1600 ppl.|
|2001||Attended 10th ARCE (Jakarta) 14 countries, 1115 ppl.
Held Exchange Conference with the China General Chamber of Commerce
|2003||Attended 11th ARCE (Christchurch) 14 countries, 1390 ppl.|
|2005||Attended 12th ARCE (Beijing) 17 countries, 3000 ppl.|
|2007||Hosted the 13th Asia Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition (APRCE) Tokyo Convention
17 countries, 3156 ppl.
*1856 participants from Japan
|2009||Attended 14th APRCE (Seoul) 24 countries, 3403 ppl.
*511 participants from Japan
|2011||Attended 15th APRCE (Singapore) 18 countries, 1900 ppl.
*623 participants from Japan
|2013||Attended 16th APRCE (Istanbul) 37 countries, 2164 ppl.
*626 participants from Japan
|2015||Attend the 17th APRCE (Manila) 13 countries, 1800 ppl.
*501 participants from Japan
|2017||Attended 18th APRCE (Kuala Lumpur) 22 countries, 2000 ppl.
*450 participants from Japan
|2019||Attended 19th APRCE (Chongqing) 20 countries, 3900 ppl.
*480 participants from Japan
|2022||Attended 20th APRCE (Jakarta) over 20 countries, 1100 ppl.
*300 participants from Japan (monstly on-line)