Activities

Japan Cosmetic Center pursues the following activities in accordance with its founding purpose and philosophy

FY2021 Business Plan

1 Developing new markets

(1) Overseas export support business project

To promote the overseas participation of JCC members and local industries and the formation of manufacturing regions (manufacturing for export) by JCC members and local industries. and to attract inward investment into the region.
    • Conducting study sessions on regulations in each country
    • Support for the preparation of export documentation and other export-related activities
    • Support for exhibiting at the international exhibition "Cosmetic360" in France
    • Support for developing sales channels through business negotiations and matching
    • Collection and dissemination of information on markets and industries in other countries

(2) Development of local cosmetic sales channels support projects

To support the development of domestic and overseas markets for cosmetic products made from locally produced materials by JCC members and Kyushu prefectures.
  • ①Kyushu Cosmetics Project
    • Developing online and offline sales channels to secure permanent sales points and support promotional measures to contribute to exit strategies for local brands in Kyushu/Okinawa
  • ②Regional Brands Creation Project
    • Supporting coordination of collaboration with major companies and different industries, etc. for branding that increases added value for member companies and regional industries

2 Industry creation

(1) Industry-Academia cooperation platform project

To create a network of domestic and international researchers in the field of cosmetics to create a platform for the development of new technologies and to develop human resources for the industry.
    • Building a nationwide network of cosmetics researchers
    • Building a network of researchers in collaboration with France
    • Holding symposiums, seminars, and technical exchange meetings to promote technology matching and researcher exchange. (In cooperation with (2) Knowledge network formation project)
    • Holding lectures for working people.
    • Holding courses for students (university and high school students) (vocational education)

(2) Knowledge network formation project

To build a network of experts in various fields related to cosmetics, and provides detailed and accurate support to member companies through consultations by experts.
    • Consultation for technical and pharmaceutical inquiries
    • Technical evaluation for technology matching
    • Planning and implementation of lectures and seminars according to needs

(3) Overseas cluster collaboration project

To promote the global development of the JCC by strengthening exchanges and cooperation with the Global Cosmetic Cluster (GCC).
  • ①Information Gathering/Sharing Project
    • Visualizing cluster information from countries worldwide and sharing information in Japan
    • Sharing information on regulations/registration in various countries and steps for market access, etc., promoting reciprocal trade
    • Promoting member exchange with clusters by cooperating in the operation of the GCC online platform
  • ②Planning/operation of business missions and online seminars
    • Business dealings, technical research, human resource cultivation, etc.

(4) Member networking project

JCC carries out consultations and support for issues related to matters of review and the business of member companies and regional industries.
  • ①Supporting company activities/providing consultations
    • Matters related to marketing, developing sales channels, and making new business
    • Matters related to utilizing regional materials, turning resources into raw materials, manufacturing technologies, and regulations
    • Matters related to promoting sales
  • ②Holding seminars
    • Development of a consultation response scheme
    • Matters related to marketing, developing sales channels, making new business, utilizing regional materials, turning resources into raw materials, manufacturing technologies, regulations, and promoting sales
  • ③Holding seminars
    • Implementing networking projects and seminars that meet member and regional needs

(5) Project to growth of cosmetics technology and human resources in Saga prefecture (commissioned by Saga Prefecture)

The program is designed to develop new technologies related to cosmetics and to create an environment that fosters human resources who can play an active role in the beauty and health industry.

Employment of one expert with experience in advanced cosmetic technologies

  • ①Research and development of technology for next-generation cosmetics
    • Establishment of a joint research course at Saga University (Department of Cosmetic Science)
    • Collaboration with public research institutes in the prefecture
  • ②Human resource development program
    • Development of programs in cooperation with universities and related organizations in the prefecture
    • Conducting seminars and lectures
    • Support for employment at cosmetic-related companies in the prefecture.

3 Regional brands

(1) Information Sharing Project

JCC utilizes various media including online/offline tools and inbound tourism to communicate the outcomes of JCC’s endeavors and the merits of member companies and the region to help improve recognition and give value to activities.
  • ①Online Information Sharing Project
    • Strengthening information sharing that uses online magazines, social media, etc.
  • ②Showcase Project
    • Establishing a showcase that introduces/communicates JCC principles/activities and products JCC has helped develop
  • ③Advertising
    • Advertising in various media

(2) Regional raw material development support project

Search for locally produced raw materials.
Through consultations and support for development of raw materials
that use locally producedmaterials, JCC promotes utilization of locally produced materials and a supply of regionalraw materials.
  • ①Search for locally produced raw materials.
    • Search for materials that match cosmetic trends, and search for materials with high distribution potential in cooperation with member companies.
    • Search for active ingredients of locally produced materials in cooperation with universities and public research institutes.
  • ②Consultations on using raw materials, support for developing raw materials (member companies, regional businesses) 

4 Placement of professional staff

(1) Placement of professional staff

Professional staff are placed to effectively and efficiently promote JCC activities.

  • ①Placement of professional staff :6
    (Breakdown) ・General manager :1
    ・Secretary general :1
    ・Coordinators :2
    ・Staff :1
    ・Project leader :1(seconded to the outside entities)
  • ②Activities of professional staff
    • While collaborating with relevant entities to meet the various needs of member companies and regional industries, staff coordinate activities and plan/execute various projects to achieve the cosmetic cluster concept.