JETRO Presents 13 Japanese Companies in Two Pavilions at 2017 International Home + Housewares Show


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CHICAGO, March 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), the organizer of the Japan Pavilion at the International Home and Housewares Show (IH+HS), is pleased to introduce the best of Japanese design and innovation for the sixth time at the world’s premier housewares show, at Chicago’s McCormick Place from March 18-21. There will be 13 companies, including 6 new participants represented in two Japan Pavilions. Exhibiting in the pavilion in the North Building:  OHASHI (N7941), SUNLIFE CO., LTD. (N7942), Kirihara Works & Design (N7943), Sugatakatachi (N7944), DRAW A LINE (N7945), Toyo-Sasaki Glass Co., Ltd. (N8041), Minatoya/Satto (N8043 & N8044), SAN-EI FAUCET MFG. CO., LTD. (N8045). Those exhibiting in the South Building: Kodai Sangyo (S868), AndYu CO., LTD. (S869), TAKENAKA (S968), MacMa Co., Ltd. (S969), Prairiedog America (S970).This is the fifth 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 technologies from traditional, modern, and the ancient culture of Japan. Products include traditional chopsticks, superior designed bento boxes, 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 eager 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: http://goo.gl/i05KdgDISCOVER DESIGN EXPO (North Building)The North Pavilion (N8042) will feature unique design focused products.  These exhibitors are carefully selected by the industry professionals, proudly presenting their products ranging from high-tech showerheads and accessories, wooden “Masu” boxes used for serving sake, specially designed high-end wooden furniture knobs and coat hangers, to unique HEIAN ROD technology, exquisite glassware, traditional Japanese chopsticks, specially designed 3-D frames and innovative cleaning tools.DINE + DESIGN EXPO (South Building)The South Pavilion (S870) will feature products including, handmade grass baskets, specially designed bento boxes, exquisite wood items made from Japanese Cypress, tumblers and eco-friendly reusable bags. 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 seven North American branches are located in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Toronto. For more information, visit www.jetro.go.jp.International Home + Housewares ShowThe International Home + Housewares Show is the world’s premier housewares marketplace, features more than 2,200 exhibitors from 6 continents, and more than 62,000 attendees from over 125 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.housewares.org.CONTACT:Kelly Jo HighlandJETRO ChicagoOffice: 312-832-6022Cell: 630-352-9489E-mail: Kelly_Highland@jetro.go.jpKentaro OshimaAsuka YatabeJETRO New YorkOffice: 212-997-0412Cell: 917-922-4900Email: jetrony@jetro.go.jp