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Japan Textile Federation

President's Message

Mr.Kambara

Masanao Kambara
President, Japan Textile Federation

  I am Masanao Kambara serving as the President of Japan Textile Federation.

   I believe that now is the time for the Japanese textile industry to disseminate the products that can demonstrate our technical strength and design capability to the markets and to push forward the creation of new values.

   For that purpose, we at Japan Textile Federation will make tremendous efforts this year under the following policies.

   The first one is a trade issue. In addition to the TPP 11 that became effective at the end of the last year and the Japan-EU EPA that will become effective in February this year, we will continue to press the government to conclude the FTA between Japan, China and South Korea and RCEP as early as possible, that contain favorable provisions for further development of textile industries.

   The second is to promote structural reform. We are committed to ensuring the implementation of “voluntary action plan” and carrying out the decided items in the “efforts for appropriate implementation of the system to provide education and hands-on skill training to foreigners in the textile industry.”

   The third is to cope with sustainability. Bearing in mind that the awareness on sustainability including environmental and safety issues in textile products markets in the world becomes higher, JTF will use its efforts to share the information after properly grasping the movement of the world, in order to properly respond to requirements of consumers in an increasingly complicated supply chain.

   Moreover, we will verify a new business model as part of the “Creation of New Added Value through Promotion of Connected Industries” and cooperate in “J ∞ QUALITY Product Certification Project” managed by Japan Fashion Industry Council for “Strengthening of Information Transmission Capability and Brand Power” in collaboration with the Cool Japan projects for the entire textile products, for the purpose of penetration among consumers both at home and abroad including the inbound demand.

  In response to the above policies, we adopted the “Action policy for Fiscal 2019” at the general meeting on January 16 this year. We would appreciate your kind understanding and support to make an accomplishment as a result of full discussion and cooperation with all of you.

2019.1.16

Policy for Fiscal 2019 [pdf]