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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.

 The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have plunged the Japanese economy into a very severe situation for more than two years.  As the emergence of a new COVID-19 variant “Omicron” leads to a continued uncertain future, it is expected that we are required to cope with new business models this year due to a structural change for coexistence with COVID-19.

 From a global viewpoint, the textile industry is considered as one of the growing industries. The Japanese textile industry needs to recognize the growing overseas markets as an “opportunity” to increase commercial transactions and make business efforts with taking advantage of the RCEP that went into effect in January this year as well as IoT and AI technology.
 We firmly believe that our activities this year should steadily be carried out for realization of our existing activity themes and the “recommendations for how the Japanese textile industry should be in 2030” that was published in 2020 to depict a “desirable shape” of the Japanese textile industry in 2030. 

 Key points are shown below.
1. Response to Digital Revolution
2. Securing Human Resources
3. Support for Overseas Business Expansion
4. Response to Sustainability
5. Active Approaches to Cope with Trade Issues
6. Strengthening of Information Transmission Capability and Brand Power
7. Response to Taxation Issues
 And, please see our Action Policy of this year for details.

 We would appreciate your kind understanding and support to make an accomplishment as a result of full discussion and cooperation with all of you more than ever.

2022.1.13

Policy for Fiscal 2022 [pdf]