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Chronological Table of JPDA

1960 May The Japan Package Design Association (JPDA) established and the foundation meeting held at Nihonbashi Club
Masuo Takahashi assumed the chairmanship
  Nov. The secretariat set up at Nakajima Building in Minami-Aoyama Minato Ward, Tokyo
1961 Mar. The secretariat of the Kansai region set up at Design Room of Suntory
1962 May Seminar and lecture given by Mary Chardin of Art Center School
  Dec. JPDA attending the establishment of Nippon Advertising Arts Council (NAAC)
1963 Mar. 1st seminar about paper material convened
  Aug. 1st JPDA Exhibition held at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi department store in Tokyo Sep. The exhibition held at Osaka Design House in Osaka
1964 Sep. Grand tour for package design delegated to New York World’s Fair
1965 Sep. 2nd JPDA Exhibition held at Keio department store in Tokyo
Delivering instruction symbols co-designed by members exhibited and certified as Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS)
  Oct. The exhibition held at Osaka Design House in Osaka
1966 Sep. In cooperation with 1st Tokyo Pack, panels of delivering instruction symbols displayed 3rd JPDA Exhibition held at Keio department store in Tokyo
  Oct. The exhibition and symposium held at Osaka Design House in Osaka
1967 Apr. Takeshi Watanabe assumed the chairmanship
  Sep. 4th JPDA Exhibition held at Keio department store in Tokyo and Dentsu in Osaka
1968 Aug. 5th JPDA Exhibition held at Keio department store in Tokyo and Dentsu in Osaka
Panel discussion on Interactive Relationship between Package Design and Life conducted at Keio department store hall
  Oct. The exhibition held at Osaka Design House in Osaka
1969 Aug. 6th JPDA Exhibition held at Keio department store in Tokyo
1970 Jul. Package design seminars titled “The Overhaul of Package Design” given for 5 days at Tokyo Metropolitan Center Hotel
1971 Jun. 7th JPDA Exhibition held at Tokyo World Trade Center Building (annex), an exhibition room of the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization (JIDPO) in Tokyo and at Osaka Design Center in Osaka
  Nov. “Japan Package Design” as one of the 10th anniversary projects published by Seibundo-Shinkosha
1972 Sep. JPDA members participated in the Stop Rubbish Exhibition sponsored by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government
  Dec. System of advisers set up
1973 Apr. Shigetaka Saito assumed the chairmanship
In cooperation with Design Year ’73, a seminar titled “Subjective and Objective Worlds” given by Kenji Ekuan in the Kansai region
Grand package design tour in Europe conducted
  Aug. 8th JPDA Exhibition held at Keio department store in Tokyo and Osaka Design Center in Osaka
Work list of JPDA members published
1974 Aug. Workshop for Pack-ology started (Its report drawn in July 1975)
1975 Feb. Workshop for examining design price started (Its report drawn in 1976)
1976 Mar. 9th JPDA Exhibition held at Keio department store in Tokyo, Industrial Trade Center in Nagoya and Osaka Design Center in Osaka
  Nov. “Japanese Package Design/History/Expression” published by Rikuyosha
1977 Apr. Shigeru Yamamoto assumed the chairmanship
Central area office set up at Public Design Works
  Sep. 1st NAAC Exhibition held at Tokyo Central Museum
1978 Aug. JPDA instructed trainees from developing countries in package design at a course planned by Colombo Plan for Cooperative Economic and Social Development in Asia and the Pacific
  Sep. 2nd NAAC Exhibition held at Tokyo Central Museum
1979 Mar. “Comparison between Japanese and European Package Design” published by Rikuyosha
Takeo Yao assumed the chairmanship
1980 Jul. 1st Package Design in Japan Exhibition held at Master Eagle Art Gallery in New York
  Dec. 3rd NAAC Exhibition held at Tokyo Central Museum
1981 Mar. The 20th anniversary ceremony organized at Ginza Tokyu Hotel in Tokyo
  Aug. JPDA certified as a corporate juridical person
  Sep. JPDA instructed trainees from Hong Kong, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Brazil in package design at a project conducted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
1982 Apr. Shigeyoshi Aoki assumed the chairmanship
  May 10th JPDA Exhibition held at Shibuya 109 in Tokyo, Aichi Small Business Support Center in Nagoya and Umeda Hankyu Navio Gallery in Osaka
  Oct. 4th NAAC Exhibition held at Tokyo Central Museum
1983 Apr. Grand package design tour in Europe conducted
  Oct. Free Creation of Package Exhibition planned by members held
1984 Aug. JPDA instructed 6 trainees from 5 countries in package design at a project conducted by JICA from August 27 to October 25
  Oct. 5th NAAC Exhibition held at Tokyo Central Museum
1985 Apr. Free & Playful Box- The Creation Exhibition planned by members held in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka May “Package Design in Japan 1985” published by Rikuyosha
1986 Mar. Grand package design tour in the U.S.A. conducted
  Apr. Takeshi Okazawa assumed the chairmanship
Free & Playful Box Exhibition held in Tokyo and Osaka
  Oct. Japan- USA Package Design Conference held at Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo
1987 Apr. “Package Design in Japan 1987” published by Rikuyosha
Free & Playful Box Exhibition held in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka
  Sep. JPDA instructed 5 trainees from 5 countries in package design at a project conducted by JICA
1988 Apr. Shigeshi Omori assumed the chairmanship
Free & Playful Box Exhibition held in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka
  May “Member’s Work Today ’88”, introducing design work made by members, published by Rikuyosha
As lecturers, members including Chairman Omori spoke at a design seminar hosted by CETRA in Taiwan
  Jul. 2nd Package Design in Japan exhibition held at Master Eagle Art Gallery in New York
1989 Apr. Free & Playful Box Exhibition held in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka
  May “Package Design in Japan 1989” published by Rikuyosha
  Oct. World Design Exihibition-JPDA Exhibition held in a design gallery at Shiratori Century Plaza
1990 Apr. Teisuke Mura assumed the chairmanship
Free & Playful Box Exhibition held in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka
  May “Member’s Work Today ’90 published by Rikuyosha
  Sep. JPDA instructing 6 trainees from 6 countries in package design at a project conducted by JICA
1991 May The 30th anniversary ceremony organized at Hotel New Otani in Tokyo “Package Design in Japan 1991” published by Rikuyosha
  Oct. JPDA Exhibition and a symposium held
1992 Apr. Shuya Kaneko assumed the chairmanship
  May “Member’s Work Today ’92” published by Rikuyosha
  Oct. Free & Playful Box Exhibition held in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Toyama
1993 May “Package Design in Japan 1993” published by Rikuyosha
  Sep. JPDA instructed 5 trainees from 5 countries in package design at a project conducted by JICA
  Nov. Asia Package Design in Seoul 1993 exhibition and a symposium held in Korea
1994 May “Member’s Work Today ’94” published by Rikuyosha
  Oct. Free & Playful Box Exhibition held in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Toyama
  Nov. Asia Package Design in Shanghai 1994 exhibition and a symposium held in China
1995 May “Package Design in Japan 1995” published by Rikuyosha
Japan Package Design Award Exhibition held at a JIDPO show room
  Sep. Asia Package Design in Taipei 1995 exhibition and a symposium held in Taiwan
1996 May “Member’s Work Today ’96” published by Rikuyosha
  Sep. JPDA entrusted with a project from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to make a separate instruction book for enforcing the assessment of products and manufacturing methods in 1996 (A report on the “Approach to Ecological Package Design” made in 1997)
  Nov. Grand package design tour in Europe conducted
  Dec. JPDA participated in Conference for Promoting Japan Design hosted by JIDPO, studying Internet research
1997 May “Package Design in Japan 1997” published by Rikuyosha
  Aug. JPDA entrusted with a project from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to make a separate instruction book for enforcing the assessment of products and manufacturing methods in 1997 (A report made in 1998)
  Oct. Asia Package Design in Osaka 1997 exhibition and a symposium held in Japan
  Nov. JPDA Package Award ’97 Prized Work Exhibition held at Osaka Design Promotion Plaza in Osaka
1998 Feb. Beautiful Ecological Package Exhibition held in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Toyama and Seoul
  May “Member’s Work Today ’98” published by Rikuyosha
  Aug. Japanese Package Design Exhibition held at International Design Center Gallery in Nagoya
  Oct. The exhibition was shown at Istanbul International Design Encounters in Turkey
1999 May “Package Design in Japan 1999” published by Rikuyosha Jul. Short course on intellectual property rights titled “Designers should have common knowledge-basic rules of intellectual property rights” held at Ochanomizu Square C Building in Tokyo
  Nov. Asia Package Design in Shanghai 1999 exhibition and a symposium held in China
2000 Apr. Yosei Kawaji assumed the chairmanship
  Jun. “Member’s Work Today 2000” published by Rikuyosha
  Sep. Design work by members exhibited at Toyama Design Fair 2000 held at Toyama City Plaza
  Nov. Grand package design tour in the U.S.A. conducted
2001 May “Package Design in Japan 2001” published by Rikuyosha
  Jun. JPDA and PDA Congress in Tokyo as one of JPDA 40th anniversary projects held at City Center Hall in Tokyo
  Sep. Design work by members exhibited at Toyama Design Fair 2001 held at Toyama City Plaza
2002 May “Member’s Work Today 2002” published by Rikuyosha Jul. International Package Design Conference- New York-New York held at Sogetsu Hall in Tokyo
  Sep. Design work by members exhibited at Toyama Design Fair 2002 and Universal Design Exhibition held at Toyama City Plaza
  Nov. JPDA participated in PDA Congress and grand design tour in Switzerland and the U.K. conducted
  Dec. Asia Package Design in Taipei 2002 exhibition and a symposium held in Taiwan
2003 May “Package Design in Japan 2003” published by Rikuyosha
  Jul. JPDA International Design Conference 2003 held at City Center Hall in Tokyo
  Oct. Design work by members exhibited at Toyama Design Fair 2003 and Japan Package Design Award 2003 Exhibition held at Toyama City Plaza
2004 Apr. “Member’s Work Today 2004” published by Rikuyosha
  Sep. Design work by members exhibited at Toyama Design Fair 2004 held at Toyama City Plaza
  Oct. National conference and Asia Package Design in Tokyo 2004, where lectures and area reports were presented and an official catalogue was published, held at Izumi Garden Gallery
JPDA participated in PDA Congress and grand design tour in Paris, Milan and Turin conducted
2005 Apr.-Oct. Support for Shoku no Miyagi Design Competition (Miyagi, the Land of Food, Design Competition) in Miyagi
  May “Package Design in Japan 2005” published by Rikuyosha
  Jun. National Conference in Nagoya 2005, where a keynote address was delivered, and a party held
Visitation to EXPO 2005 AICHI JAPAN
  Jul. Japan Package Design Award 2005 Exhibition held at Osaka University of Arts in Osaka
  Oct. JPDA 45th anniversary projects such as a keynote address, a talk show and a party conducted at Marunouchi My Plaza/Palace Hotel
As one of its projects, “Package Design in Japan-Special Issue” published
  Nov. APD Seoul 2005, where lectures and area reports were delivered and panels exhibited, held in Seoul
Its official catalogue published
Grand design tour in Korea conducted
  Dec. Support for 1000000 People Candle Night@Osaka City
2006 Apr Fumi Sasada assumed the chairmanship
  May “Member’s Work Today 2006” published by Rikuyosha
  Oct. National Conference in Kyoto 2006, where a keynote address was delivered and a party held
ZENKOKU Future NOREN Exhibition held in Kyoto
Design work by members exhibited at Toyama Design Fair 2006 held at Toyama City Plaza
  Nov. APD Shanghai 2006 held in Shanghai
2007 Apr. Japan Package Design Award 2005 Exhibition was shown at Color Session 2007 held at Tokyo Big Sight
  May “Package Design in Japan 2007” published by Rikuyosha
  Sep. National Conference in Hokkaido 2007, where a keynote address was delivered; also, a talk session and a party held
  Oct. Japan Package Design Award 2007 Exhibition was shown at Toyama Design Fair 2007 held at Toyama City Plaza
  Nov. International Package Design Conference-Crossover Design Trend Today held in Tokyo
APD Taiwan 2008, where a convention was held
2008 Apr. Japan Package Design Award 2007 Exhibition was shown at Color Session 2008, where a seminar was held at Tokyo Big Sight
  May “Member’s Work Today 2008” published by Rikuyosha
  Sep. “National Conference in Ise 2008, where a keynote address and lectures were delivered; also, a party held
  Sep.-Oct. Design work by members exhibited at Toyama Design Fair 2008 held at Toyama City Plaza
  Nov. APD Taiwan 2008, where a conference and an exhibition were held
2009 Mar.-Apr. My Little Earth Exhibition presented by 100 package designers held in Tokyo
  Apr.-May My Little Earth Exhibition presented by 100 package designers held in Osaka
  May “Package Design in Japan 2009” published by Rikuyosha
  Sep. APD Tokyo 2010-Package Design Global Summit, where a convention was held
  Sep.-Oct. Japan Package Design Award 2009 Exhibition was shown at Toyama Design Fair 2009 held at Toyama City Plaza
  Oct. “National Conference in Koyasan 2009, where a keynote address and lectures were delivered; also, a party held
2010 May “Member’s Work Today 2010” published by Rikuyosha
  Sep.-Oct. Design work by members exhibited at Toyama Design Fair 2010 held at Toyama City Plaza
  Oct. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary, a ceremony with speeches and a party was held and a special anniversary issue was published
APD Tokyo 2010, where a conference and an exhibition were held
  Dec. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary, Iwai no Katachi (Shapes of Celebration) Exhibition was held in Osaka
Japanese/Korean Students Package Design Competition an award ceremony/reception/exchange forum were held in Tokyo
2011 Mar. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary, Iwai no Katachi (Shapes of Celebration) Exhibition was held in Tokyo
  May “Package Design in Japan 2011” published by Rikuyosha
  May-Jun. Japan Package Design Award 2011 Exhibition co-hosted with the Japan Design Committee was held at Matsuya Ginza
  Aug. The 50th anniversary issue “Package Design no Kan Dokoro” (The Crucial Point of Package Design) was published
  Aug.-Nov. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary, Japanese Long-selling Products Exhibition (co-hosted with the Printing Museum) with panel displays of “Package Design no Kan Dokoro” (The Crucial Point of Package Design) was held
  Sep.-Oct. Japan Package Design Award 2011 Exhibition was shown at Toyama Design Fair 2011 held at Toyama City Plaza
  Oct. “National Conference in Toyama 2011, where a keynote address was delivered; also, a talk session and a party held
2012 Mar.-Apr. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary, Japanese Long-selling Products Exhibition (co-hosted with the Printing Museum) with panel displays of “Package Design no Kan Dokoro” (The Crucial Point of Package Design) was held at the University of Toyama
  Apr.-May In commemoration of the 50th anniversary, Japanese Long-selling Products Exhibition (co-hosted with the Printing Museum) with panel displays of “Package Design no Kan Dokoro” (The Crucial Point of Package Design) was held at the Kanmon Strait Museum
  May “Member’s Work Today 2012” published by Rikuyosha
  Sep. Design work by members exhibited at Toyama Design Fair 2012 held at Toyama City Plaza
  Nov. “National Conference in Shikoku 2012, where a keynote address was delivered; also, a talk session and a party held
  Dec. Japanese/Korean Students Package Design Competition an award ceremony/reception/exchange forum were held in Korea
2013 Feb. Creation – Nippon no Omiyage (Japanese Souvenirs), Osaka exhibition was held (with banner displays of Souvenirs from Three Prefectures in Tohoku)
  Feb.-Mar. Creation – Nippon no Omiyage (Japanese Souvenirs), Tokyo exhibition was held (with banner displays of Souvenirs from Three Prefectures in Tohoku)
  Apr. Commenced operation as Public Interest Incorporated Association Japan Package Design Association
  May "Package Design in Japan 2013" published by Rikuyosha
  Aug.-Sep. Japan Package Design Award 2013 Exhibition co-hosted with the Japan Design Committee was held at Matsuya Ginza
  Oct. Tohoku Future NOREN Exhibition displaying works by designers and students in Tohoku was held at the Kenmin Gallery, the Miyagi Museum of Art
Creation – Nippon no Omiyage (Japanese Souvenirs), Sendai exhibition was held (with banner displays of Souvenirs from Three Prefectures in Tohoku) at the Kenmin Gallery, the Miyagi Museum of Art
National Conference in Sendai 2013, where a keynote address was delivered; also, a talk session and a party held
Japan Package Design Award 2013 Exhibition was held at Toyama Design Fair 2013
APD Shanghai 2013, where a conference and an exhibition were held
  Nov. The 2013 design forum of Exchange Program for Japan and South Korea Student Package Design was held in Tokyo
2014 Feb. Creation – Nippon no Omiyage (Japanese Souvenirs), Seoul exhibition was held
  May Yoshio Kato assumed the chairmanship
Design exhibition of helpful objects which provide emotional support for emergencies, Osaka exhibition was held
"Package Design Index 2014" published by Rikuyosha
  Aug.-Nov. Design exhibition of helpful objects which provide emotional support for emergencies, Tokyo exhibition was held
  Sep. National Conference in Nagoya 2014, where a keynote address and lectures were delivered; also, a talk session and a party held
  Oct. Design work by members exhibited at Toyama Design Fair 2014 held at Toyama City Plaza
  Dec. Asia Student Package Design Competition 2014 an award ceremony/reception/exchange forum were held in Tokyo
2015 May APD Seoul 2015, where a conference and an exhibition were held
“Package Design in Japan 2015” published by Rikuyosha
Japan Package Design Award 2015 Exhibition was held in Osaka
  Aug. ASPaC, Asia Student Package Design Competition, touring exhibition and a design forum were held in Jakarta, Indonesia
  Sep.-Nov. Japan Package Design Award 2015 Exhibition was held at Printing Museum in Tokyo as a part of Modern Japan Package 2015 Exhibition
  Oct. National Conference in Higashi-Osaka 2015, where a keynote address and lectures were delivered; also, a talk session and a party held
Design work by members exhibited at Toyama Design Fair 2015 held at Toyama City Plaza
  Nov. ASPaC touring exhibition and a design forum were held in Bangkok, Thailand
2016 Feb. ASPaC, Asia Student Package Design Competition, design seminar and workshop were held in Beijing, Shanghai and Taiwan
  May-Jun. ASPaC design seminar and workshop were held in Kanazawa, Kyoto, Tokyo, Sendai and Hiroshima
  May “Package Design Index 2016” published by Rikuyosha
  Sep. Nippon wo Tsutsumu Exhibition was held in Tokyo
  Sep.-Nov. JPDA Exhibition was held at Printing Museum in Tokyo as a part of Modern Japan Package 2016 Exhibition
  Oct. Design Conference in Kanazawa 2016, where a keynote address was delivered; also, a talk session and a party held
Design work by members exhibited at Toyama Design Fair 2016 held at Toyama City Plaza
  Dec.-Jan. Nippon wo Tsutsumu Exhibition was held in Osaka