Licensing Expo Japan Unveils Programming, Events

ASIA–Licensing Expo Japan will return to the Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Center, April 25-27, and will feature more than 350 international and Japanese brands. 

April 5, 2018

Licensing Expo Japan Unveils Programming, Events

Attendees Will Have the Opportunity to Discover New Properties and Markets in Japan


This year, a matchmaking service will be introduced, enabling exhibitors to make appointments and schedule meetings with the licensees and exhibitors. The system is similar to the online matchmaking system currently implemented at Licensing Expo and Brand Licensing Europe.

LIMA Japan will also support the event by organizing educational seminars and activities on the show floor at Licensing Expo Japan. This year’s topics include risk management, global licensing trends, co-branded café licensing and more. Speakers include executives from CAA-GBG, Legs Company, Nissan Motor Corp and Sony Creative Products. In addition, LIMA Japan will also host a retail seminar and market research event on April 24. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the retail landscape of Japan before moving offsite to explore the LaLaport shopping destination.


are thrilled to see continued commitment from leading global licensors and agents to participate in the Japan show for the second year in a row and also welcome many new exhibitors,” says Jessica Blue, senior vice president, Global Licensing Group, UBM. “These include industry leaders like CAA-GBG, IMG, Sony Creative Products, Tsuburaya Productions, Toho, Ingram, Green Camel, Capcom, Perfetti Van Melle, V&A Enterprises Limited, National Museum of History (Taiwan), Art Vivant, Haibara, King Records, Hokkaido Railway Company, Lagardere Active Enterprises Japan, Sanrio Far East, The Lucy Company, Mikasa Corporation, East Japan Marketing & Communications, Kenshin and a new Taiwan pavilion launched by the New Taipei City Computer Association.”

Licensing Expo Japan will take place, April 25-27 at the Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Center. The show will also be co-located with the international fashion trade show IFF-MAGIC Japan, and will provide exhibitors access to both the Japanese and international markets.

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