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日本百貨店協会

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2019年度 全国百貨店 新卒採用情報
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Japan Department Store Association Overview

Main Overview

Established March 16, 1948
Objective To aim to devise a plan for the development of the soundness of the department store industry whilst improving the lives of the people of Japan and improving the nation’s economy.
No. of Members *Please refer to “Association and collaboration members”
Chairman
  • Ken Akamatsu (Chairman of Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd.)
Vice Chairman
  • Ryoichi Yamamoto (President of J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd.)
  • Takuji Hayashi(President of Sogo & Seibu Co.,Ltd.)
  • Tatsuya Yoshimoto(President of Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores Co., Ltd.)
  • Shigeru Kimoto (President of Takashimaya Company., Ltd.)
  • Naoya Araki(President of Hankyu Hanshin Department Stores, Inc.)
  • Saburosuke Fujisaki (President of Fujisaki Department Store)
  • Masaki Akita(President of Matsuya Co., Ltd.)
  • Toshihiko Sugie(President of Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd.)
Managing Director
  • Shigeki Yamazaki
  • *May 11th, 2018 (current)

Organization Overview【Business Plan】

Structure of Organization

Japan Department Stores Association  Organizational Outline

2018 fiscal year Japan Department Stores Association – Outline of Business plan
<<Slogan: "Changing our own image in accordance to the changing times.">>

〔Committee activities〕

1. Trading reform : (1) Plan to implement RFID,
(2) Planning new business opportunities,
(3) Utilization of e-commerce for apparel business
2. Overseas Tourist Attraction (Inbound) : (4) Commonization of basic services (revision of the tax exemption system, multi-language support systems, etc.),
(5) Re-verification of marketing processes (monthly and yearly inspections, analyst study groups),
(6) Materialize shopping tourism and develop contents (DMO related matters, etc.) 
3. Regional promotion : (7) Regional product exchange businesses,
(8) Activities for requests to a authorities in charge of policies
4. Renovation of working methods : (9) Verification of shop operation flow practice,
(10) Changes in business flows due to the implementation of RFID
5. Payment / system maintenance : (11) Operating and expanding a common IC base,
(12) Cashless / fintech research,
(13) Activities for requests regarding the operation of Installment Sales Act,
(14) Support for each type of system
6. Labor environment : (15) Impulse reforms to working methods (reduction of long workdays),
(16) Planning a research seminar through labor-management collaboration,
(17) Response to the different labor laws and regulations
7. CSR / CSV : (18) Response to Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures,
(19) Implementing CSR policies
8. Issues regarding tax / business accounting : (20) Activities for requests regarding the reform of tax regulations,
(21) Response to the change in accounting standards
9. Issues regarding fair business : (22) Activities to spread the knowledge regarding the Antitrust act and Subcontract act,
(23) Consultation assistance to individual member department stores
10. Food safety : (24) Creation of a written guide for the department store version of HACCP,
(25) Spreading the use of the GI mark
11. Disaster prevention risks : (26) Support of revisions of the BCP manual,
(27) Measures against money laundering,
(28) Response to the new format of the emergency earthquake alert
12. PR : (29) Researching new business promotion methods,
(30) Holding a social event with mass media,
(31) Promoting business value

〔Project activities〕

1. Joint Purchases : (1) Activities regarding joint purchases
2. Promotions of events : (2) Customer gathering events like Premium Friday
3. Universal : (3) Creation of manuals and group training for sellers
4. Tomonokai : (4) Social events among the Japan department store Tomonokai,
(5) Creation of Tomonokai’s White Paper
5. e-business : (6) Research of the new e-commerce technologies,
(7) Creation of an e-business White Paper,
(8) Update the Association’s website

〔Executive office operation activities〕

1. Education : (1) Operating the national qualification programs
2. 70 year anniversary of business establishment : (2) Commemorative lecture,
(3) Overseas observation for management level members
3. Association activity PR : (4) Sales investigation, (5)Issuing a journal
(6) Enriching the Association’s website
4. International exchange : (7) Planning a US retail sale observation delegation,
(8) Preparations for the IGDS international meeting (2019)
(9) Joining trade talks with other Asian countries
5. Providing information : (10) Holding seminars by theme,
(11) Observation of new stores opened in Japan
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