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Fashion & Textile in Japan: List of exhibitions and trade fairs in Japan that your can not miss

If you are in the fashion industry and living in Japan or planning to enter the market, then here is a list of worth to visit Fashion and Textile exhibitions/events you should keep in mind! 

Rakuten Fashion Week ( Tokyo Fashion Week) (Twice a year, SS and AW) 

Even if you are not in the fashion industry and just a fashion fan in general, this is definitely your must go event! Along with Paris, Milan, London and New York, Tokyo fashion week is one of the 5 major fashion weeks over the world. The name has been changed several times due to the sponsor each year, but they are basically the same Tokyo Fashion Week. 

 Time: Around March (AW collection) 

            Mid October (SS collection) 

Venue: Various place around 

Tokyo Premium Textile Japan (Twice a year, SS and AW) 

This is a textile event organized by the Japan Fashion Week Promotion Organization, which is held twice a year in spring and autumn. Most of the participating companies are Japan companies, but some companies that handle auxiliary materials and overseas companies also participate. 

Time: Around May (SS collection)

           Late November (AW collection) 

Venue: Tokyo International Forum Exhibition Venue 

JFW Creation (One a year)

 Sponsored by Japan Fashion Week Promotion Organization, JFW Creation is a comprehensive trade fair for fashion textiles.Held once a year, together with Premium Textile Japan AW. Companies related to the textile industry are participating, and a wide variety of companies such as buttons, lace, twisted yarn, leather, printing equipment, etc. are participating.

Time: Late November (AW collection) 

Venue: Tokyo International Forum Exhibition Venue

 Fashion World Tokyo (Twice a year) 

One of the largest fashion trade fairs in Japan, consisting of 6 specialised EXPO: Fashion wear, Bag, Shoes, Textile Tokyo, Fashion Sourcing Tokyo and Sustainable Fashion Tokyo. It is a great gateway to the Japanese market with over 1000 companies participating every time. 

Time: Late March Mid October

Venue: Tokyo Big Sight. 

JIAM ( One per 2-4 years)

Japan International Apparel Machinery & Textile Industry Trade Show or JIAM is one of the biggest sewing equipment trade fairs in the world. Organized by Japan Sewing Machinery Manufacturers Association (JASMA), JIAM is known as a key event when you want to enter the industry. The event has over 10000 visitors, from 72 countries and regions, making it a great opportunity to expand your business into the Asian market.

Time: December 2022

Venue: INTEX Osaka

 Of course Japan is the center of fashion in Asian, and there are countless exhibitions year around. However these 5 events represent the most complete picture of Japan Fashion and Textile Industry. If you and your company want to enter the Japanese market or want to expand your business in Asia, you definitely should take a look at these events. 

This comming December, ApparelX Global will attend JIAM OSAKA as an exhibitor, we can not wait to meet you there!

Hi guys, this is Jane, the editor of ApparelX News. As a foreigner living in Tokyo, I hope my posts will help international readers get an overview about Japanese fashion industry as well as Japanese culture!