CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - February 25, 2016) - 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 fifth time at the world's premier housewares show, at Chicago's McCormick Place from March 5-8. 

There will be 18 companies, including 7 new participants represented in two Japan Pavilions. Exhibiting in the pavilion in the North Building: SAN-YOSHI (N7941), Nawrap (N7942), ADERIA CO., LTD. (N7943), SAN-EI FAUCET MFG. CO., LTD. (N7944 & N7945), Astage Co., Ltd. (N8041 & N8044), OHASHI (N8141), Kirihara Works & Design (N8142), TRILUC (N8144 & N8145). Those exhibiting in the South Building: TAKENAKA (S867), Suncraft Co., Ltd. (S868), Kodai Sangyo (S869), B.H.P Industries Co., Ltd. (S870 & S871), HATTORI PAPER MFG. (S872 & S873), Wired Beans (S969), TOJIRO Co., Ltd. (S970), Toyo-SasakiGlass Co., Ltd. (S971), Prairiedog America (S972), MIZSEI MFG., CO., LTD. (S973).

This is the fourth 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 (N8143) will feature unique design focused products in this new exciting expo. These exhibitors are carefully selected by the industry professionals, proudly presenting their products ranging from high-tech showerheads, wooden "Masu" boxes used for serving sake, dish cloths and towels made with fibers produced from binchotan and persimmon juice, easy clean bento boxes, storage containers to modern and yet functional home interior goods.

DINE + DESIGN EXPO (South Building)
The South Pavilion (S866) will feature "handmade" products including, traditional Japanese knives, glassware, and exquisite wood items made from Japanese Cypress. Other unique items include, colorful kitchenware, water faucets and purifiers, kitchen gadgets, wet wipes made of alkali electrolyzed water.

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

International Home + Housewares Show
The International Home + Housewares Show is the world's premier housewares marketplace, features 2,100 exhibitors from 40 countries, and more than 62,000 buyers from over 125 countries around the world. For more information, visit

Contact Information:

Kelly Jo Highland
JETRO Chicago
Office: 312-832-6022 
Cell: 630-352-9489

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