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IFAI Japan annual meeting & Forum will be held on July 24th, 2018.

IFAI Japan Membership

About us

IFAI Japan is a designated country sector of Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI).
Established in 1994, the membership consists of Japan-based IFAI members and companies who are interested in the Japanese market.
The objective of IFAI Japan shall include the followings:

  • To serve its membership by facilitating the development, application, and promotion of products manufactured by the technical fabrics industry, and to enhance the interests and benefits of the membership.
  • To create a forum for manufacturers and users of industrial fabrics to discuss matters of common interest and create solutions for those matters.
  • To provide educational programs and training that will further enhance IFAI Japan members' ability to compete in the global marketplace.
  • To provide an international network of industry peers, an international forum for discussion and a chance to shape the global future of the industry.

Conferences and Educational programs
To offer extensive networking and learning opportunities, IFAI Japan holds the following programs:

  • Annual meeting
  • Seminars and networking opportunities in Japan.
  • Conference at IFAI Exposition
  • New Year Meeting in Japan
  • IFAI Japan Study Tour in conjunction to IFAI Exposition
  • Board Meetings

Projects, and activities
Listed below are some of the projects and activities of IFAI Japan.
  • Newsletter (in Japanese language)
  • IFAI Japan web site in Japanese
  • Various language supports to its membership
    • Translation of IFAI magazine articles
    • Other translation/interpretation service
    • Technical terms English/Japanese had book publication
  • Information on Japanese market to membership and to IFAI publications
  • Brochure publication for members
  • "Double the Membership campaign"
  • "Membership confirmation campaign"

  • Chairman: Toshio Katayama (Daiichihanpu Co., Ltd., Osaka, Japan)
  • Vice Chairman:Hideyuki Nishikawa (Sankei Corporation, Osaka, Japan)
  • Vice Chairman: Hirotoshi Kuwada (Kuwata Tent Co., Ltd., Fukui, Japan)
  • Director: Riku Goto (Goto Industries Co., Ltd., Saitama, Japan)
  • Director: Junko Takai (Hivix Co., Ltd., Mizuho, Gifu, Japan) Director: Shoko Nomura (Saitama Tsusho Ltd.)
  • Director: Eddie Nohmura (Taiyo Kogyo, Tokyo, Japan)
  • Councilor: Nobuo Takeuchi (Yano Tent Co., Ltd. Osaka, Japan)
  • Honorary Chairman : Motonobu Nohmura
  • Executive Director : Kikuko Tagawa (IFAI Japan, Hyogo, Japan)


Membership Application Form

Contact us at:
Kikuko Tagawa, Executive Director, IFAI Japan
Tel: +81-72-780-2803 Fax: +81-72-772-7376 E-mail: ifaijapan@ifai.com


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IFAI Japan is a designated country sector of Industrial Fabrics Association International.