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Announcing the inauguration of the English journal
"HOME LIVING WORLD"


HOME LIVING was published for the first time in Japan as a leading furnishing trade newspaper in 1973. At that time over 10 furnishing trade magazines were in circulation, however, those journals have lost much recognition over the past 31 years. As a result, currently only a couple of trade journals still exist in the region. HOME LIVING has established its position as the only national trade magazine.

In addition, we have been invited as the most influential Japanese press to quite a few specialized trade fairs for the furnishing industry all over the world and to overseas production areas for furniture and household goods. We have invested a lot of energy into introducing foreign manufacturers to the Japanese market as well as enlightening the Japanese furniture industry on how to cope with current globalization changes and trends.

In order to establish a framework to enable the rapid diffusion of industry information among 14 leading trade magazines, I founded the International Alliance of Furnishing Publications (IAFP) together with Mr. Joe Carroll, Furniture Today (USA), Mr. Frants Shafower, Mobelmarkt (Germany) and Mr. Keith Dunn, Australian Furnishing Trade Journal. The IAFP has been active in achieving this goal for the past 15 years.


Takayoshi Nagashima
President AIK Co., Ltd.
Based on our continued successful marketing performance, we are glad to inform you that the first issue of HOME LIVING WORLD is now available for the benefit of furnishing industries abroad. The tabloid journal will be published on a monthly basis initially, with a plan to release it twice a month in the future. It covers a wide range of information on topics such as leading overseas trade fairs, market trends of each country and, above all, Japanese market trends focusing on distribution, retail and manufacturing, among others.

We recommend you make use of HOME LIVING WORLD, issued by the top leading furnishing journal in Japan, as an effective marketing tool so that the companies and organizations in this field can help your business flourish in the Japanese market.

We are in our 37years anniversary from the day of establishment in 1970. We would like to appreciate you for all your courtesy. Now then, we are publishing mainly newspapers, magazines or databook of domestic/ foreign home furnishing movement as information service of industrial speciality; we would like to inform you that we are focusing on the listed business field below and established new project division, hoping those will be some help to revitalize the market activities from this slowdown.

Strengthening of New Division:
Foreign Division;
* Publishing of English version [Home Living World]
* Strengthening of Foreign Consulting division
* Dispatch of mission to Foreign Furnishing Event
*Japan Marketing Research of Foreign Companies, visitation contact.
* Other related businesses

Thank you in advance for your interest. We look forward to your custom, be it through subscriptions to or advertising in our new English magazine
Company:   AIK Co., Ltd.
Address:   2-24-7 Imado, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 111-0024 Japan
TEL:   +81-3-3872-8822
FAX:   +81-3-3872-8874
E-Mail:   oversea@homeliving.co.jp
President:   Takayoshi Nagashima
Capital:   JPY 25 million
Concurrent activities:   Japan Executives Association of Furniture Trade and Industry
Publications
The Home Living
Ambiente
Home Living Magazine
The Wholesaler and Retailer's Guide
Buyer's Guide
Home Living World
400 Furniture Dealers
AIK Co., Ltd. was founded in February 1970 as a publishing company of the newspaper focusing on the Japanese furniture and interior industry.
THE HOME LIVING, the major newspaper of AIK, was published for the first time in Japan as a leading furnishing trade newspaper in 1973.
At that time over 10 furnishing trade magazines were in circulation; however, those journals have lost recognition over the past years. As a result, only a couple of trade journals exist in Japan these days.
THE HOME LIVING has established its position as the top national trade magazine in Japan.
I saloni in Milan, Italy
Imm Cologne and Interzum in Cologne, Germany
Ambiente in Frankfurt, Germany
Maison & Objet, Salon du Meuble de Paris in Paris, France
Las Vegas Market, High Point Market in USA
Chinese famous exhibitions such as CIFF in Guangzhou, 3F in Dongguan,

SIFE in Shenzhen, SFIFC in Shengfang, Hong Kong Houseware fair in Hong Kong, Furniture China in Shanghai Other unique shows such as Furnex in Egypt, Expo Mueble in Mexico, Index in India, IFFS in Singapore, MIFF in Malaysia and so onc
The Publications
AIK Co., Ltd. publishes THE HOME LIVING which is an authorized newspaper of furniture and interior industry. It mainly reports current situation, trends of the furniture industry and also on domestic and international furniture exhibitions. The newspaper targets furniture retailers, manufactures, department stores, GMS and other parts of the furniture industry and has a good reputation as a top trade newspaper. The other monthly publication is called gAmbienteh and it features on the home fashion industry.
Invitation from the fair
Journalists from AIK often get invited to furniture specialized trade fairs and exhibitions all over the world as the most influential Japanese press.
Consultation and Marketing Research
We have invested a lot of energy into introducing foreign manufacturers to the Japanese market as well as enlightened the Japanese furniture industry on how to cope with current globalization changes. We take advantages of our extensive network with importers, wholesalers, retailers and manufactures in the industry. We can offer a range of market research and business consulting for the companies seeking to enter the Japanese market.
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IAFP
In order to establish a framework to enable the rapid diffusion of industry information among 17 leading trade magazines, the president Nagashima founded the International Alliance of Furnishing Publications (IAFP) together with the current chairman, Mr. Joe Carroll of Furniture Today (USA), Mr. Frants Shafower, Mobelmarkt (Germany) and Mr. Keith Dunn, Australian Furnishing Trade Journal. The IAFP is a non-official union that reports on business, economic conditions, marketing and design trends. Each member represents the leading furniture-producing countries of the world.
For more information, please visit http://www.iafpalliance.com
Japan Executives Association of Furniture Trade and Industry
AIK Co., Ltd. operates the head office with President Nagashima as the secretary general, and organizes 50 other firms including major Japanese furniture, fabrics, and textile firms.
Japan Specialized Newspaper Association
AIK Co., Ltd. is a member of Japan Specialized Newspaper Association, a government approved aggregate corporations formed by 101 papers representing each industry. We are the only one from the furniture industry, and President Nagashima serves as the executive director and chairperson of the association.
Dispatching delegations and operating workshops and seminars