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Japan Flag Packaging Industry in Japan

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The economy and packaging are affected by the powerful Japanese earthquake

The earthquake which hit Japan on 11 March 2011 severely impacted the Japanese economy, after it had been showing some signs of recovery. Packaging was also impacted. With power shortages after the earthquake, many packagers had to cut down on the production of less important items, and had to prioritise supplying packaging for important products, for example bottled water. Some packaging production sites nearer to the areas affected by the earthquake had to be temporarily fully or partially shut down, and production had to be moved to other less affected factories. The earthquake stimulated demand for both smaller individual sizes of packaging, as well as bulk packs for stocking up for emergencies. Getting products to the earthquake-affected area safely and quickly pushed the need for efficient productivity on packaging lines.

Fewer babies and more senior citizens lead to changes in packaging

Japan’s much discussed declining and ageing population is creating a greater share of dependent population, and putting increasing pressure on the economy; also impacting packaging. New designs are being seen to answer the unique requirements of this trend, with greater emphasis on universal designs (packaging designs suitable for all ages). Kirin’s Namacha 2-litre PET bottle is one such example. A number of indentations have been added to the bottle to make it easy to hold, open and pour. This kind of universal design is expected to become even more prominent throughout beverage packaging. In addition, changes in size are being prompted by trends amongst consumers for later marriages, smaller families and fewer babies, all of which fuel demand for smaller serve/individual pack sizes.

Environmental awareness continues to be an important feature in packaging

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry continues to promote the 3Rs of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”, and manufacturers continue to develop environmentally-friendly packaging which uses less material of petroleum origin. Companies are developing lightweight packaging, smaller closures and thinner flexible labels, but they are also using recycled materials and bio-plastic as another path to reducing CO2 emissions.

Fears of radiation contamination entering food supplies and the fragility of Japan’s energy supplies were two important lessons for consumers following the March earthquake. Leaks from the damaged Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant caused great anxiety, as did the shortage of power which followed this, and damage to petrochemical complexes. This reinforced amongst consumers the importance of building a more sustainable society and using packaging in a more sustainable manner

Lifestyle changes bring a change in consumer choice in terms of products and packaging

Rising health awareness became a bigger factor in the choice of food and beverage products, with sales of products such as tobacco and confectionery on the decline. This meant that packaging for these products was also negatively affected. And, in general, years of economic stagnation and the devastating earthquake also encouraged Japanese people to adopt more modest lifestyles. Added to this was a decline in average incomes. More women in the workplace (and therefore not at home) meant less time for cooking, which promoted greater demand for canned/preserved food, thus opening opportunities in this category for packaging formats such as metal and retort pouches. An example of this was Hagoromo Foods, and its expansion of stand-up pouches in its “home cooking series”.

Packaging developments attract consumers

Sophisticated and mature markets are fuelling a need for added-value in terms of product packaging. Eco-friendly packaging is an example of this, and has become a key part of the purchasing decision. In addition, innovative packaging is another important strategy to compete in the market. With these considerations in mind, Kao launched a refill for facial toners, Oriena Lotion, in an HDPE bottle which has a unique closure to help the smooth refilling process. Also, Toppan Printing developed a bio-plastic film for stand-up pouches which has been welcomed by consumers and brand owners, and Aeon used liquid cartons for styling agent refills for its private label product. This type of packaging is usually used for dairy or beverage packaging, but is more eco-friendly and cost-effective.

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Overview

Discover the latest market trends and uncover sources of future market growth for the Packaging industry in Japan with research from Euromonitor's team of in-country analysts.

Find hidden opportunities in the most current research data available, understand competitive threats with our detailed market analysis, and plan your corporate strategy with our expert qualitative analysis and growth projections.

If you're in the Packaging industry in Japan, our research will save you time and money while empowering you to make informed, profitable decisions.

The Packaging in Japan market research report includes:

  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
  • Detailed segmentation of international and local products
  • Historic volumes and values, company and brand market shares
  • Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth
  • Robust and transparent market research methodology, conducted in-country

Our market research reports answer questions such as:

  • What is the retail unit volume of the packaging market in Japan?
  • What are the major pack types and how are they performing in Japan?
  • Have there been any packaging legislative changes over the past 12 months?
  • How has the packaging industry been affected by the recession?
  • How are consumption trends impacting the packaging landscape?
  • What have been the key trends seen in new packaging developments?
  • How important is sustainability in packaging to consumers in Japan?

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  • Track key industry trends, opportunities and threats
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This industry report originates from Passport, our Packaging market research database.

Table of Contents

Packaging in Japan - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The economy and packaging are affected by the powerful Japanese earthquake

Fewer babies and more senior citizens lead to changes in packaging

Environmental awareness continues to be an important feature in packaging

Lifestyle changes bring a change in consumer choice in terms of products and packaging

Packaging developments attract consumers

KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Devastating earthquake affects the Japanese economy and packaging

Ageing society and declining birth rate change packaging

Natural disaster pushes up green concerns in consumers’ priorities

From family packs to single-serve packs

Demand for greater added-value

PACKAGING LEGISLATION

Background of packaging legislation in Japan

Food labelling and Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS) – temporary measure for packaging and labelling requirements

SUSTAINABILITY, RECYCLING, GREEN ISSUES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Recycling is promoted proactively by various recycling associations

Japanese society is working on the environmental issue overall

  • Table 1 Overview of Packaging Recycling and Recovery in Japan 2009/2010 and Targets for 2011

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 2 Fmcg Packaging by Pack Type: Retail Unit Volume 2005-2010
  • Table 3 Fmcg Packaging by Pack Type: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2005-2010
  • Table 4 Total Packaging by Industry: Retail Unit Volume 2005-2010
  • Table 5 Total Packaging by Industry: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2005-2010
  • Table 6 Fmcg Closures by Type: Retail Unit Volume 2005-2010
  • Table 7 Fmcg Closures by Type: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2005-2010
  • Table 8 Total Closures by Industry: Retail Unit Volume 2005-2010
  • Table 9 Total Closures by Industry: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2005-2010
  • Table 10 Forecast Fmcg Packaging by Pack Type: Retail Unit Volume 2010-2015
  • Table 11 Forecast Fmcg Packaging by Pack Type: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2010-2015
  • Table 12 Forecast Total Packaging by Industry: Retail Unit Volume 2010-2015
  • Table 13 Forecast Total Packaging by Industry: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2010-2015
  • Table 14 Forecast Fmcg Closures by Type: Retail Unit Volume 2010-2015
  • Table 15 Forecast Fmcg Closures by Type: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2010-2015
  • Table 16 Forecast Total Closures by Industry: Retail Unit Volume 2010-2015
  • Table 17 Forecast Total Closures by Industry: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2010-2015

Packaging in Japan - Company Profiles

Dai Nippon Printing Co Ltd in Packaging Industry (Japan)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 1 Dai Nippon Printing Co Ltd: Key Facts
  • Summary 2 Dai Nippon Printing Co Ltd: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

  • Summary 3 Major End-use Markets for Dai Nippon Printing Co Ltd by Pack Type 2010

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

Hokuetsu Kishu Paper Co Ltd in Packaging Industry (Japan)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 4 Hokuetsu Kishu Paper Co Ltd: Key Facts
  • Summary 5 Hokuetsu Kishu Paper Co Ltd: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

  • Summary 6 Major End-use Markets for Hokuetsu Kishu Paper Co Ltd by Pack Type 2010

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

Kureha Corp in Packaging Industry (Japan)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 7 Kureha Corporation: Key Facts
  • Summary 8 Kureha Corporation: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

  • Summary 9 Major End-use Markets for Kureha Corporation by Pack Type 2010

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

Mitsubishi Plastics Inc in Packaging Industry (Japan)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 10 Mitsubishi Plastics Inc: Key Facts
  • Summary 11 Mitsubishi Plastics Inc: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

  • Summary 12 Major End-use Markets for Mitsubishi Plastics Inc by Pack Type 2010

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

Nihon Tetra Pak KK in Packaging Industry (Japan)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 13 Nihon Tetra Pak: Key Facts

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

  • Summary 14 Major End-use Markets for Nihon Tetra Pak by Pack Type 2010

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

Nihon Yamamura Glass Co Ltd in Packaging Industry (Japan)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 15 Nihon Yamamura Glass Co Ltd: Key Facts
  • Summary 16 Nihon Yamamura Glass Co Ltd: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

  • Summary 17 Major End-use Markets for Nihon Yamamura Glass Co Ltd by Pack Type 2010

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

Oji Paper Co Ltd in Packaging Industry (Japan)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 18 Oji Paper Co Ltd: Key Facts
  • Summary 19 Oji Paper Co Ltd: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

  • Summary 20 Major End-use Markets for Oji Paper Co Ltd by Pack Type 2010

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

Closures in Japan - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • Table 18 Ranking of Major Closure Companies 2010

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 19 FMCG Closures by Type: Retail Unit Volume 2005-2010
  • Table 20 FMCG Closures by Type: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2005-2010
  • Table 21 Total Closures by Industry: Retail Unit Volume 2005-2010
  • Table 22 Total Closures by Industry: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2005-2010
  • Table 23 Forecast FMCG Closures by Type: Retail Unit Volume 2010-2015
  • Table 24 Forecast FMCG Closures by Type: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2010-2015
  • Table 25 Forecast Total Closures by Industry: Retail Unit Volume 2010-2015
  • Table 26 Forecast Total Closures by Industry: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2010-2015

Flexible Packaging in Japan - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • Table 27 Ranking of Major Flexible Packaging Companies 2010

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 28 FMCG Packaging by Flexible Pack Type: Retail Unit Volume 2005-2010
  • Table 29 FMCG Packaging by Flexible Pack Type: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2005-2010
  • Table 30 Flexible Packaging by Industry: Retail Unit Volume 2005-2010
  • Table 31 Flexible Packaging by Industry: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2005-2010
  • Table 32 Forecast FMCG Packaging by Flexible Pack Type: Retail Unit Volume 2010-2015
  • Table 33 Forecast FMCG Packaging by Flexible Pack Type: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2010-2015
  • Table 34 Forecast Flexible Packaging by Industry: Retail Unit Volume 2010-2015
  • Table 35 Forecast Flexible Packaging by Industry: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2010-2015

Glass Packaging in Japan - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

RETURNABLES

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • Table 36 Ranking of Major Glass Packaging Companies 2010

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 37 FMCG Packaging by Glass Pack Type: Retail Unit Volume 2005-2010
  • Table 38 FMCG Packaging by Glass Pack Type: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2005-2010
  • Table 39 Glass Packaging by Industry: Retail Unit Volume 2005-2010
  • Table 40 Glass Packaging by Industry: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2005-2010
  • Table 41 Forecast FMCG Packaging by Glass Pack Type: Retail Unit Volume 2010-2015
  • Table 42 Forecast FMCG Packaging by Glass Pack Type: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2010-2015
  • Table 43 Forecast Glass Packaging by Industry: Retail Unit Volume 2010-2015
  • Table 44 Forecast Glass Packaging by Industry: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2010-2015

Liquid Cartons in Japan - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • Table 45 Ranking of Major Liquid Carton Companies 2010

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 46 FMCG Packaging by Liquid Carton Type: Retail Unit Volume 2005-2010
  • Table 47 FMCG Packaging by Liquid Carton Type: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2005-2010
  • Table 48 Liquid cartons by Industry: Retail Unit Volume 2005-2010
  • Table 49 Liquid cartons by Industry: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2005-2010
  • Table 50 Forecast FMCG Packaging by Liquid Carton Type: Retail Unit Volume 2010-2015
  • Table 51 Forecast FMCG Packaging by Liquid Carton Type: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2010-2015
  • Table 52 Forecast Liquid cartons by Industry: Retail Unit Volume 2010-2015
  • Table 53 Forecast Liquid cartons by Industry: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2010-2015

Metal Packaging in Japan - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • Table 54 Ranking of Major Metal Packaging Companies 2010

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 55 FMCG Packaging by Metal Pack Type: Retail Unit Volume 2005-2010
  • Table 56 FMCG Packaging by Metal Pack Type: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2005-2010
  • Table 57 Metal Packaging by Industry: Retail Unit Volume 2005-2010
  • Table 58 Metal Packaging by Industry: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2005-2010
  • Table 59 Forecast FMCG Packaging by Metal Pack Type: Retail Unit Volume 2010-2015
  • Table 60 Forecast FMCG Packaging by Metal Pack Type: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2010-2015
  • Table 61 Forecast Metal Packaging by Industry: Retail Unit Volume 2010-2015
  • Table 62 Forecast Metal Packaging by Industry: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2010-2015

Paper-based Containers in Japan - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • Table 63 Ranking of Major Paper-based container Companies 2010

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 64 FMCG Packaging by Paper-Based container Type: Retail Unit Volume 2005-2010
  • Table 65 FMCG Packaging by Paper-Based container Type: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2005-2010
  • Table 66 Paper-Based containers by Industry: Retail Unit Volume 2005-2010
  • Table 67 Paper-Based containers by Industry: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2005-2010
  • Table 68 Forecast FMCG Packaging by Paper-Based container Type: Retail Unit Volume 2010-2015
  • Table 69 Forecast FMCG Packaging by Paper-Based container Type: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2010-2015
  • Table 70 Forecast Paper-Based containers by Industry: Retail Unit Volume 2010-2015
  • Table 71 Forecast Paper-Based containers by Industry: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2010-2015

Rigid Plastic Packaging in Japan - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • Table 72 Ranking of Major Rigid Plastic Packaging Companies 2010

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 73 FMCG Packaging by Rigid Plastic Pack Type: Retail Unit Volume 2005-2010
  • Table 74 FMCG Packaging by Rigid Plastic Pack Type: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2005-2010
  • Table 75 Rigid Plastic Packaging by Industry: Retail Unit Volume 2005-2010
  • Table 76 Rigid Plastic Packaging by Industry: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2005-2010
  • Table 77 Forecast FMCG Packaging by Rigid Plastic Pack Type: Retail Unit Volume 2010-2015
  • Table 78 Forecast FMCG Packaging by Rigid Plastic Pack Type: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2010-2015
  • Table 79 Forecast Rigid Plastic Packaging by Industry: Retail Unit Volume 2010-2015
  • Table 80 Forecast Rigid Plastic Packaging by Industry: % Retail Unit Volume Growth 2010-2015

Segmentation

This market research report includes the following:

  • Packaging

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