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Research and Markets: Zen & the Technology of Japanese Packaging Design Report 2015 – 2012-2014 Analysis of the $59 Billion Industry Featuring Over 100 Manufacturers

September 24, 2015
By Business Wire News


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Zen & The Technology of Japanese Packaging Design 2012-14” report to their offering.

The ultimate illustrated guide to current trends in Japan’s US$59.4 billion product packaging market.

This 202-page report examines changing consumer trends and the regulatory environment for all key packaging end-use markets – food, beverage, spirits, confectionery, cosmetics, personal care, household, pharmaceutical, medical, electronics, industrial and logistics – and all packaging materials, types and formats.

Fully illustrated with more than 200 photographs of the latest innovative packaging technologies and solutions introduced in the Japanese market between 2012 and 2014 by more than 110 Japanese packaging manufacturers, design agencies and brand owners, Zen & The Technology of Japanese Packaging Design 2012-14 provides real-life market examples and case studies of how the Japanese packaging industry has responded to the changing market dynamic.

Many of the product packaging solutions developed by Japanese industry are relevant in Western markets where packaging and brand owners are beginning to encounter similar challenges of changing demographics, sustainability and increased regulatory regimens.

Why Purchase this Report:

– Understand the cultural cues underlying product packaging in Japan

– Be inspired by the simplicity of minute market-oriented attention to detail

– Find out how to sell to Japanese consumers, and by extension, other Asian markets

– Gain knowledge about the impact of Japan’s legislation on packaging design

– See how the EU’s Circular Economy Package, when passed, could impact packaging conceptualisation and production

– Learn how sustainable packaging can be achieved without compromising design integrity

– Discover an entirely new market niche by planning Accessibility and Universal Design into your production workflow

– Be inspired by ideas for your own design project

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction: A Narrow Road to the Deep North

2. Aesthetics & Zen

3. Referencing EDO

4. The Japanese Packaging Industry Structure:

5. Packaging the Environment

6. A Circular Economy

7. Marketing & the New Demographic

8. Universal Design

9. Japan’s Retail Revolution

10. Packaging & Disaster

Companies Mentioned – Partial List

– Able Design

– Ailop Corp

– Ajinomoto

– Aoki Laboratories Ltd

– Asahi Breweries Ltd

– Asahi Kasei Pax Corporation

– Asahi Printing Co Ltd

– Astellas Pharma Inc

– Ito-Takaya Design Office Inc

– Japan Gateway Co Ltd

– Japan Packaging Institute

– Japansalt Corporation

– Johnson Co Ltd

– J-Oil Mills Inc

– Kabaya Confectionery Co Ltd

– Kanpyo Corporation

– Lion Corporation

– Mitsubishi Shoji Packaging Corporation

– Mottainai

– Nabatame Design Co Ltd

– Nakatsugawa Packaging Industrial Co Ltd

– Nestle Japan Ltd

– NestlĂ© Japan Ltd

– Next Innovation Inc

– Oji Container Co Ltd

– Oji Paper Co Ltd

– PacPlus Co Ltd

– Takeda Sangyo Corporation Ltd

– Teva Pharma Japan Inc

– The Pack Corp

– Three R Produce Inc

– Toto Ltd

– Toyo Seikan Kaisha Ltd

– Yatsushika Brewery Co Ltd

– Yoshida Cosmeworks Co Ltd

For more information visit

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