November 7, 2018
Japanese cosmetics, popularly known as “J-beauty,” have been attracting public attention from inside and outside Japan. To encourage this trend, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), in collaboration with the Japan Cosmetic Industry Association (JCIA), has been holding a series of promotional events titled “JAPAN Beauty Week” around the world since 2013, as an effort to convey the attractiveness of Japanese cosmetics. As part of this effort, on November 15, 2018, METI will hold a seminar to expose visitors to the quality technologies of Japanese cosmetics, taking advantage of “Cosmoprof Asia 2018,” Asia’s largest cosmetics exhibition, to be held in Hong Kong.
Photos in JAPAN Beauty Week in Cosmoprof Asia 2017
JAPAN Beauty Week in Cosmoprof Asia 2018
Targeting buyers and press stakeholders visiting Cosmoprof Asia 2018 from countries and regions all around the world, Japan will hold a seminar to communicate information on the technologies and culture of Japanese cosmetics. Through this event, Japan aims to demonstrate the quality and attractiveness of Japanese cosmetics and related technologies.
Details of the seminar
Date and time: November 15 (Thur.), 2018; from 11:15 to 13:15
Venue: Seminar booth “Cosmotalks,” in Hall 5C, 5th floor, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)
Organizer: JTB Corp.
Supporters: METI and JCIA
Topic: Cosmetic Market and Innovative Technology in Japan
Speaker: Mr. Junji Yamamoto, Senior Managing Director, JCIA
Topic: Next Step for Cosmetic Ingredients & Technology: “The Worldwide New Trend from Japan”
Speaker: Mr. Koichi Nomura, Director, Committee of Public Relation, Society of Cosmetic Chemists of Japan
Topic: Innovation in R&D that POLA CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, INC. is pioneering - Behind-the-scenes stories of the birth of Japan’s first medicated cosmetics that improve wrinkles -
Speaker: Ms. Noriko Suenobu, Corporate Officer in charge of Group Research and Pharmaceutical Center, Pola Orbis Holdings Inc.
*Note: This event takes advantage of the Subsidy Program Regarding Projects for Enhancing the Content Industry (Project for Supporting Efforts for Conveyance and Development of the Cool-Japan Initiatives through Cross-sectoral Collaboration).
Outline of the JAPAN Beauty Week events
Jointly with JCIA, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has been engaging in a series of promotional events called “Japan Beauty Week” around the world to convey the high functionality and quality of Japanese cosmetics, aiming to contribute to encouraging Japanese cosmetics and toiletry industries to cultivate and develop new overseas sales channels.
Achievements in 2018
- From October 25 (Thur.) to November 3 (Sat.), 2018: Japan Beauty Week in the Tokyo International Film Festival
- From October 27 (Sat.) to 28 (Sun.), 2018: Japan Beauty Week in Myanmar 2018
- 2019: JAPAN Beauty Week in Russia 2019
Division in Charge
Bio-Business Promotion Office, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau