February 26, 2015 10:00 ET

JETRO Presents 17 Japanese Companies in Two Pavilions at 2015 International Home + Housewares Show

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Feb 26, 2015) - JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), the organizer of the Japan Pavilion at the International Home and Housewares Show (IH+HS), is pleased to have the opportunity to introduce the best of Japanese design and innovation for the fourth time at the world's premier housewares show, at Chicago's McCormick Place from March 7-10. 

There will be 17 companies, including 8 new participants represented in two Japan Pavilions. Exhibiting in the pavilion in the North Building: DAISAKU SHOJI (N6753), TAKEDA CORPORATION (N6754), Hasegawa (N6756), HATTORI'S (N6853 & N6854), ideaco (N6856). Those exhibiting in the South Building: SanYoshi (S867), SiTRA (S868), TAKENAKA (S869), TOJIRO JAPAN (S870), Plakira (S871), WASARA (S872), YOSHIKAWA (S873), PRAIRIE DOG (S969), KOTODO (S970), Wired Beans (S971), KODAI SANGYO (S972), SUNCRAFT (S973).

This is the third time that JETRO will organize two pavilions in order to accommodate the exhibitors and the vast array of products they have to offer. Visitors to both pavilions will be able to view firsthand, a variety of "Made in Japan" home goods items that combine traditional Japan, modern Japan, and the ancient culture of Japan. Products include everything from traditional kitchen knives, beautiful tableware, artisan glassware, and woodenware to modern products that apply advanced Japanese technology to bring you eco-friendly, stylish, smart gadgets and housewares.

These exhibitors are anxious to introduce the best of Japanese design and innovation to US buyers. To view the exhibitors' products in greater detail, and to make appointments with them prior to the show, utilize Housewares Connect 365 on the Show's website at:

The North Pavilion (N6753) will feature unique products ranging from "Green" electrolyzed water cleaning products, disposable heat packs, specialty kitchen, bath, health and beauty care items, colorful and effective cleaning products to modern and yet functional home interior goods.

DINE + DESIGN EXPO (South Building)
The South Pavilion (S866) will feature "handmade" products including tea canisters, traditional Japanese knives, glassware, and cookware. Other unique items include, exquisite wood items made from Japanese Cypress, bento boxes, kitchen gadgets, bio-degradable and compostable paper tableware and food storage products.

Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
JETRO is a government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. Originally established in 1958 to promote Japanese exports abroad, JETRO's core focus is helping small to medium size Japanese firms maximize their global export potential and assisting US companies with setting up operations in Japan. Our eight North American branches are located in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver. For more information, visit

International Home + Housewares Show
The International Home + Housewares Show is the world's premier housewares marketplace, features 2,100 exhibitors from 34 countries, and more than 20,000 buyers from over 100 countries around the world. For more information, visit

Contact Information

    Kelly Jo Highland
    JETRO Chicago
    Office: 312-832-6022
    Cell: 630-352-9489
    E-mail: Email Contact

    Kentaro Oshima
    JETRO New York
    Office: 212-997-0412
    Cell: 917-922-4900
    Email: Email Contact