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Licensing Expo Japan Joins Forces with TIGS

  • LEJ 2019 took place at the Tokyo Big Sight convention and exhibition center in Tokyo, Japan. The event was co-located with Tokyo International Gift Show, which hosts nearly 3,000 exhibitors and roughly 300,000 visitors this year.

  • This year, LEJ hosted a slew of leading Japanese and international licensors including IMG, Kewpie, Meredith, Ingram, Peter MacArthur and Quan.

  • Exhibitors joined the more than 88,000 retailers that attend and 2,900 of existing and potential licensee companies that are expected to participate in the event each year.

  • To learn more about the types of exhibitors that attended the event this year, be sure to read our exhibitor spotlight series which chronicled some of the brands on tap for 2019.

  • If you were unable to attend LEJ 2019, be sure to start planning your trip for the 2020 show which will run from Feb. 5-7.

Licensing Expo Japan, which ran from Sept. 3-6 this year, gave attendees an inside look at the country’s booming licensing industry.

As one of the biggest licensing markets in the world, Japan has become a key territory for international organizations looking to expand their brands’ reach. The country is host to leading licensors in verticals such as anime, character food and beverage and entertainment. Japan is well known for its established properties available for licensing such as Kewpie, Hello Kitty and Business Fish.

LEJ provided an excellent opportunity to network with leading brands in Japan and discover new licensable IP from around the world. Co-located with the Tokyo International Gift Show, LEJ offered attendees the chance to connect with nearly 2,900 existing and potential licensee companies that exhibit.

To look back at the show, License Global has put together a brief slideshow of some of the goings-on on the LEJ event floor.

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