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

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

Oct.

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

2017

May

“Package Design in Japan 2017” published by Rikuyosha

Sep.-Nov.

JPDA Exhibition was held at Printing Museum in Tokyo as a part of Modern Japan Package 2017 Exhibition

Oct.

Design work by members exhibited at Toyama Design Fair 2017 held at Toyama City Plaza

APD Tapei 2017, where a conference and an exhibition were held

Nov.

Design Conference in Shimanto 2017, where a talk session and a party held

Dec.

ASPaC, Asia Student Package Design Competition, a design forum, a design seminar, and an exhibition were held in Tokyo

2018

May

Toru Ito assumed the chairmanship

“Package Design Index 2018” published by Rikuyosha

Sep.

Design work by members exhibited at Toyama Design Fair 2018 held at Toyama City Plaza

Oct.

Kanjiru Package Design Exhibition was held in Kyoto

Oct.-Dec.

JPDA Exhibition was held at Printing Museum in Tokyo as a part of Modern Japan Package 2018 Exhibition

Dec.

ASPaC, Asia Student Package Design Competition, a design forum and an exhibition were held in Tokyo

Kanjiru Package Design Exhibition was held in Tokyo

2019

Jan.

Design Conference in Tokyo 2019, where a talk session and a party held

May

“Package Design in Japan 2019” published by Rikuyosha

Sep.-Dec.

JPDA Exhibition was held at Printing Museum in Tokyo as a part of Modern Japan Package 2019 Exhibition

Oct.

Design work by members exhibited at Toyama Design Fair 2019 held at Toyama City Plaza

Dec.

ASPaC, Asia Student Package Design Competition, a design forum and an exhibition were held in Tokyo

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