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Japan Textile Finishers' Association

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 About JTFA An overview of the Japan Textile Finishers' Association
and the industry to which it belongs
1.An overview of the Japan Textile Finishers' Association (as of October 1, 2019)

1) Established in June 1969

2) Members: 46 including 34 firms and 12 organizations (which include 190 firms)

3) Board of Directors: 15 Board members and 2 Auditors

4) President:  Y.Yashiro (President, Tokai Senko K.K., Aichi)

Vice-President: K.Yamamoto (President, Hiyoshi Sengyo Co., Ltd., Wakayama)
Vice-President: S.Matsuki (President, SAKAI OVEX Co., Ltd., Fukui)
Vice-President: K.Hashiba (President, OSAKA SENKO Co., Ltd., Osaka)
Vice-President: H.Katsuno (Director, Nisshinbo Textile Inc., Tokyo)

5) Office address:


Tokyo Office
(Kanda Ocean Building)
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Osaka Office
(THE TEXTILE EXPORTERS HOUSE)
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Kanda Ocean Building 2F
1-15-2 Uchikanda Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 101-0047
Director: Mr.T.Yoshida
Tel:+81-3-5577-6876
Fax:+81-3-5577-6877
Email:nisen.tokyo@moon.email.ne.jp
THE TEXTILE EXPORTERS HOUSE 7F
3-4-9 Bingomachi Chuo-ku
Osaka 541-0051
Director: Mr.N.Ohshima
Tel:+81-6-4963-2315
Fax:+81-6-4963-2319
Email:nisen.osk@moon.email.ne.jp


2.An Overview of the Industry

1)Our industry constitutes the dyeing and finishing (covering mechanical dyeing and hand dyeing) of yarn and woven and knitted fabrics.

Number of firms Number of employees Output value
(¥100millions)
Major locations
Mechanical dyeing of woven and knitted fabrics of cotton, staple fiber and linen 129 3,679 643 Shizuoka, Aichi, Kyoto, Osaka, Wakayama, etc
Mechanical dyeing of woven and knitted fabrics of silk and artificial silk 145 4,772 993 Fukui, Ishikawa, Toyama, Niigata, etc
Finishing of woven and knitted fabrics 145 1,713 146 Ryomo region (Gunma and Tochigi), Shizuoka, Hyogo, etc
Hand dyeing and finishing of woven and knitted fabrics 1,348 5,609 392 Tokyo, Kanagawa, Shizuoka, Kyoto, etc
Finishing of woven and knitted fabrics and lace 110 3,751 513 Ryomo region(Gunma and Ibaraki), Hokuriku region (Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui, and Niigata), Osaka, etc

2) Features of the Industry

- Brings together knowledge from a wide range of fields including physics, chemistry, electronics and design, and heightens the added-value of textile products by raising their functionality.
- Majority of business transactions are conducted under a commission basis("Itaku").
-Consists of those firms ranging from small-scale manual and mechanical enterprises to some large mechanical dyeing enterprises.
- Consumes a large amount of water, energy and chemicals.
- Requires antipollution measures.

3) Trends in mechanical processing volume and value.

Item Trends in processing volume
(millions of m2)
Trends in processing value
(¥100millions)
Year Exports Domestic Total Year-on-year Filament Staple Fiber Exports Domestic Total Year-on-year
2013 334 1,501 1,835 96.6 775 652 290 1,411 1,701 96.3
2014 336 1,499 1,835 100.0 785 638 317 1,425 1,743 102.4
2015 341 1,483 1,824 (99.4) 768 653 325 1,408 1,733 99.5
2016 333 1,484 1,817 99.6 767 648 326 1,384 1,710 98.7
2017 339 1,483 1,821 100.2 778 643 331 1,359 1,690 98.8
2018 325 1,488 1,813 99.6 774 628 317 1,371 1,688 99.9
(Source: Textile Statistics, METI)

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