Leather and Footwear

The Japanese leather industry is dominated by SMEs, producing in rather small quantities. Sales are currently declining, and the demographic change could further shrink the customer base in the near future. However, increased inbound tourism and the promotion of “Made in Japan” leather products could help to make the leather industry successful again. Beside natural leather, Japan is also producing large quantities of synthetic leather, and the development of high-quality and finely textured synthetic leather is said to have a huge potential in the luxury fashion market.

Table of Contents

  • Production
    • Leather Goods
    • Synthetic Leather
    • Footwear Market
    • Consumer Characteristics
  • Regulations
    • CITES
    • Labelling
    • Eco Leather
    • EU-Japan EPA
  • Reports
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs
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