About Textiles

Japan’s domestic production of clothing materials such as leather, yarns and textiles has been in decline for several years, resulting in a downward trend in the volume of imports. China is the largest exporter to Japan for all apparel products. Nonetheless, EU countries remain the largest exporters of high-end apparel products to Japan. In the fabric, dyeing, sewing and knitting industries, most Japanese enterprises are small to medium scale and mainly engage in entrusted processing. However, despite the presently unfavourable circumstances of this sector, there are still plenty of highly competitive companies that owe their success to their high-level skill set and successful cultivation of good connections and clients.

JETRO, Apparel Products and Materials, 2011

Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Technical Textiles
  • Voluntary Standards
  • Cooperation with the EU
  • EU-Japan EPA
  • Expert Report
  • Annual Report
  • Further Reading
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs