While Japan enjoyed a high rate of economic growth after WWII, safety of chemical substances and environment pollution in our daily lives have surfaced as social problems.
Being fully aware of serious consequences of these developments, we, cosmetic materials suppliers, formed "Cosmetic Materials Council" in June 1974 with the guidance and support of government organizations so as to better service our customers and to meet the society's needs.
Later in 1989 when Japan's era designation was changed to Heisei from Showa, we renamed ourselves as "Japan Cosmetic Materials Association", made a fresh start and have remained active to date.
At present, we have a membership around 150 companies consisting of distributors and producers of cosmetic materials including foreign concerns with operating bases in Japan, and our office is located in Tokyo metropolitan area.
Amid accelerated globalization, it is our future plan to step up exchanges with overseas and to continue making contributions to the cosmetics industry with the support of government organizations.
Japan Cosmetic Suppliers Association
|June 1974||Founded as "Cosmetic Materials Council". Held the first general meeting and elected the Senior Ihei Matsumoto, president of Matsumoto Trading Co., Ltd. as Secretary General.|
|June 1984||Published the commemorative book titled "Ten Year History of Cosmetic Materials Council" for the Council's 10th anniversary.|
|June 1989||Renamed as "Japan Cosmetic Materials Association" at the 16th general meeting and elected Senzo Yazawa, president of Ina Trading Co., Ltd. as President, position newly established to replace Secretary General.|
|June 1989||Published the commemorative book titled "Fifteen Year History of Cosmetic Materials Council" for the Council's 15th anniversary.|
|June 1994||Elected Koichi Kimura, president of Kimura Sangyo Co., Ltd. as President at the 21st general meeting.|
|October 1997||Elected Nobuhiko Ikeda, president of Ikeda Corporation as President|
|June 2002||Elected Ihei Matsumoto, president of Matsumoto Trading Co., Ltd. as President at the 29th general meeting.|
|January 2003||Changed the English designation to "Japan Cosmetic Suppliers Association"|
|May 2004||Published the commemorative book titled "Thirty Year History of Japan Cosmetic Suppliers Association" for the Association's 30th anniversary.|
|May 2008||Elected Shigeru Sekine,president of Nikko Chemicals Co.,Ltd. as President at the 35th general meeting.|
|May 2011||Organized CITE Japan(Cosmetic Ingredients & Technology Exhibition) as Federation of Japanese Cosmetic Ingredients Associations(Japan Cosmetic Suppliers Association・Kinki Cosmetic Materials Association)|
|May 2014||Elected Sadakatsu Kimura, president of Kimura Sangyo Co., Ltd. as President at the 41th general meeting.|
|June 2020||Elected Takahiko Ikeda, president of IKEDA CORPORATION as President at the 47th general meeting.|