|JAIP (Japan Association of International Publications) is a
non-profit trade association of over 70 books and periodicals importers, wholesalers
and retailers of all subject areas and all the foreign languages from countries
worldwide. The organization also has welcomed warehousing, transportation, and
other logistics companies which have connections to the foreign publications trade
in Japan. JAIP has its origin in 1941 and changed its organization name from JBIA
(Japan Book Importers Association) to the present JAIP in 1999.
Our goal and purpose is the sales promotion of foreign publications to libraries
and individuals throughout Japan. Our activities include exhibits and book sales
at book trade shows, periodic seminars and tutorials to our members, publishing
monthly JAIP newsletters mainly to the members and an annual trade directory partly
in English listing the members' data and information. We will also hold occasional
meetings for information and opinion exchanges among the members.
JAIP website is provided not only to the members but also to the people interested
in foreign publications, domestic and international. To enable you to have easy
access to each of those listed members, just look up our website. An English description
of the members' profiles and their subject specialties is now being prepared.
Publishers and book exporters are encouraged to contact our members through our
website or our JAIP annual directory. You will certainly find useful information
from us for the effective marketing of your publications. For membership information
and/or further details of our activities, please contact our secretary at JAIP
office by mail or e-mail.