Japan Drugstore Show 2023 Japan Drugstore Show 2023

Japan Drugstore Show

The Japan Drugstore Show is very unique and one of the largest exhibitions in Asia, providing a rich opportunity for business negotiations and public relations.
This is a very valuable exhibition where the exhibitors work together to meet various requests.

Trade Show Outline


Japan Drugstore Show 2023


August 18 (Fri)2023: Open to trade visitors.
August 19 (Sat)2023: Open to trade visitors & public.
August 20 (Sun)2023: Open to trade visitors & public.


Tokyo Big Sight East Exhibition Hall 3, 4, 5, 6


400 Exhibitor /1,200 booth

Visitor target

Trade visitors, Public and Press


Japan Association of Chain Drug Stores (JACDS)


All Japan Drug Co.,Ltd.
NID Co.,Ltd. / Japan Drugstore Chain Association

  • Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
  • Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan
  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government
  • Koto City
  • Japan Pharmaceutical Association
  • Nippon Pharmacy Association
  • Japan Association of Health care Initiative
  • China Association of Pharmaceutical Commerce
  • National Association of Chain Drug Stores(NACDS)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Japan
  • Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency(KOTRA)
  • Hong Kong Trade Development Council(HKTDC)
  • Taiwan Trade Center(TAITRA)
  • Japan India Industry Promotion Association(JIIPA)
  • Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO)
  • Japan Federation of Self-Medication Industries
  • Japan Self-Medication Industry
  • Japan Generic Medicines Association
  • Japan Cosmetic Industry Association(JCIA)
  • Japan Health and Nutrition Food Association
  • Japan Pet Food Association
  • The Association of Private Pharmaceutical Schools of Japan
  • Planet, Inc.

Japan's Largest and Drugstore Industry's Only Trade Show

Japan Drugstore Show for Business

We will set up an area dedicated to business negotiations within this exhibition to strongly support business negotiations. If you only want to have business negotiations in order to exhibit at an exhibition, we encourage you to join this area.


Japan Drugstore Show for Business


August 18 (Fri) and 19 (Sat), 2023 10: 00-17: 00


Tokyo Big Sight East Exhibition Hall 3 

Exhibit target

Companies and organizations that only want business-to-business negotiations (BtoB)


100 Exhibitors /300 booth

Visitor target

Trade visitors and Press

Trade Show Zone

Targeting all the new products and innovative business models in the drugstore sector

Health Care Zone

*Products and devices related to health including pharmaceuticals, non-drug treatments and health foods

Beauty Care Zone

*Products and devices related to cosmetics and beauty

Fem Care Zone * Special planning zone

*Products, services, and systems related to women's life care

SDGs Zone *Special planning zone

*"Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)" adopted at the 2015 United Nations Summit. This is an exhibition zone where products manufactured and developed based on SDGs and environmentally friendly packaging products are gathered.

Food & Health Zone *Special planning zone

* Food and beverages containing nutritional supplements, care foods etc.

Food & Drink Zone

*Food and beverages

Life Care Zone

*Underwear and care products for daily life

Home Care Zone

*Household articles for the kitchen and bathroom as well as do-it-yourself and safety products

Pet Care Zone

*Health foods as well as products for training and rearing

Entertainment Zone

*Products for hobbies and other general merchandise
*Stationery and computer-related products

Store & Pharmacy Solutions Zone

*Furniture and security system for Drug store and dispensing pharmacy


*Publications, educational institutions
*PR companies and recruitment of franchisees by the franchisor

About Drugstore show.

Drugstore show records that attracts attention from drugstore industry.

The trend has concentrated on here! DS that has scale and results as the largest health and beauty festival in Asia.

Exhibition guidelines for applicants.

Point of this JAPAN Drugstore Show exhibition

Promoting "Ganbaru Japan" and "Self-Medication Declaration", the drugstore industry is united and stimulates demand centering on the Japan Drugstore Show.This time as well, the show is scheduled to attract more exhibitors, and many projects will be implemented to further enhance the superiority of exhibitors.

Point1 - Held at Tokyo Big Sight, the largest and leading exhibition venue in Japan!

Due to its convenient location near the city center and airport, we can expect many visitors not only from the Kanto area, but also from all over Japan and around the world.

Point2 - Business negotiation targets seeking business opportunities with your company will definitely come!

The exhibition is organized by the Japan Chain Drugstore Association which is an industry group organized by domestic drugstore chains, so it’s sure to provide business matching opportunities with drugstores for you. In addition, exhibiting at the "For business" venue dedicated to business negotiations will help to increase the attention of business negotiation targets and provide an opportunity to expand sales channels.

Point3 - Extensive exhibition environment & various menus to maximize benefits
  • Increase appeal with product-specific zoning (12 zones)
  • Strengthen attention zones to create new markets (fem care, SDGs, food and health)
  • The trial (mini) booth, no worry even for first-time exhibitors!
  • Various support menus to improve the effects of exhibiting
  • Free listing on homepages and guidebooks
  • Free provision of visitor mobilization tools (invitations, posters, etc.)
  • Business matching with major drugstore chains and distributors
  • Full menu for exhibitor to promote business negotiations and PR

<Special corner for Newly released and featured category products, etc.>

Point4 - Simultaneous approach to both B (business) and C (consumer)

In addition to business people, this show attracts a large number of beauty and health-conscious consumers and consumers, and the exhibitors can promote their companies and products directly. There are many visitors not only from the major drugstore chains but also trading companies, wholesalers, convenience stores, supermarkets, and other retailers, and we support active business negotiations, transactions, and network building.

Point5 – Diverse Promotion Strategies to attract visitors
  • Posting notices in leading media such as trade journals, economic newspapers, and digital advertisements
  • Disseminate event information using the official website, official SNS and other SNS ( exhibitors, drugstores, etc.)!
  • A large number of managers and buyers from major drugstore chains will surely visit
  • Total number of invitations distributed will be about 1.5 million
  • Actively attracting visitors from exhibitors' customer channels by utilizing business invitations (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean)
  • Actively mobilize by distributing invitations and posters displayed at drugstores nationwide
  • Attract coverage from many influential media during the exhibition period
Point6 - Enhanced official website functions

The online exhibition function, which has been well received by both business and general visitors in the past two shows, is added to the existing official website! As well as the real exhibition, you can get information from anywhere at any time through archive distribution of exhibitor information and seminars online. We have received a lot of favorable comments from people who are too far away to visit the event, and people who like to enjoy it again after coming to the event!

  • Various event information
  • Event stage program
  • Seminar program
  • Exhibitor and product information
  • Stage/seminar archive distribution
  • Pre-visit registration (business only)

How to Apply for a Stand

April 7, 2023

However, the Japan Association of Chain Drug Stores(JACDS) will stop accepting applications when the expected number of stands is reached.

Space Fee

make a flick from side to side, and please see a table.


The regular exhibition spaces
Visitor target:
Trade visitors, Public and Press


August 18 (Fri)- 20 (Sun),2023

Booth Type

Standard booth

Trial (mini) booth

Space Fee


385,000 yen
(tax included)

203,500 yen
(tax included)


462,000 yen
(tax included)

242,000 yen
(tax included)

Booth Size

(W2,970㎜×D2,970㎜×H2,700㎜, With system panel)

(W1,980㎜×D1,980㎜×H2,700㎜, With system panel)

Space Fee Includes

Side panels and back panel
*Aisle side panel is not available for space at the corner.
*Name board, electricity, carpet, and all other furniture must be requested additionally by order form which will be delivered at a late date.

Please check each page for details on exhibiting in the special zone.


For Business exhibition space
Visitor target:
Trade visitors and Press


August 18 (Fri) and 19 (Sat),2023

Booth Type

Standard booth

Trial (mini) booth

Space Fee


352,000 yen
(tax included)

170,500 yen
(tax included)


429,000 yen
(tax included)

209,000 yen
(tax included)

Booth Size

(W2,970㎜×D2,970㎜×H2,700㎜, With system panel)

(W1,980㎜×D1,980㎜×H2,700㎜, With system panel)

Space Fee Includes

Side panels and back panel
*Aisle side panel is not available for space at the corner.
*Name board, electricity, carpet, and all other furniture must be requested additionally by order form which will be delivered at a late date.

Booth size

* With system panel.
*The number in parentheses is the size of the trial booth. 

  • ■ Elevation view (example: 1 booth)

  • ■ Floor plan (example: 1 booth)

  • Regarding the form of the standard booth

    There are three types of booths: single row, double row, and independent booths. (L-shaped placement is not possible)

    If you like to have an independent booth (10 booths or more in principle), you will be given only booth space.
    Only exhibitors who apply for 12 or more booths will be able to transform their independent booths.

  • If you apply for 10 or more standard booths, we will provide free booths.

    Apply for 10 booths : one booth free
    (Example) 10 booths → Fee for 9 booths (1 booth free)

    Apply for 10 booths or more: one booth free for every 6 booths
    (Example) 16 booths → Fee for 14 booths (2 booths free)
    22 booths → Fee for 19 booths (3 booths free)

【Remarks】 ●Exhibitors shall not be allowed to sell any products.
●The organizer will decide the location of the stands based on the hall floor area and the number of stands.
●In principle, if you wish to exhibit at the trial booth, only exhibitors who participate for the first time will be accepted.

Bank Account for Wire Transfer Payment

Acc Name: Japan Chain Drugstore Association Drugstore Show
Acc No. 0845938(ordinary deposit account)
Branch: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation(0009SMBCJPJT)
Shin yokohama Branch Swift Code:SMBCJPJT

Deadline for Wire Transfer Payment

May 31,2023
Exhibitors shall pay wire transfer fees
Exhibitors may not be allowed to exhibit if fees are received by the deadline

Cancellation Charge

When you are obliged to cancel or dissolve all or part of the application,
you may be claimed cancellation charge listed below.
*Before May 31,2023 50% of Booth fee
*After June 1,2023 100% of Booth fee

How to Apply

Download application forms(Adobe PDF) from the Trade Show Website
(https://www.drugstoreshow.jp). Fill out and e-mail forms.

E-mail Address: info@drugstoreshow.jp

Japan Drugstore Show Promoting Office
8F VORT Kandaogawamachi,
1-8-8 Kandaogawamachi,Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo,101-0052,JAPAN
TEL.+81-3-6206-0067 FAX.+81-3-3525-4171 E-mail:
*We can only accept inquiries in Japanese.

All rules are based on the exhibition rules and the detailed rules of the exhibition that will be distributed at a late date.