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Child Edu & Care Japan: visitor numbers grow 21% amid another exhibitor record

6 Dec 2022

Showcasing the very best in early year services and preschool management, the 2022 edition of Child Edu & Care Japan successfully concluded on 22 November at Tokyo International Forum. The fair hosted 178 exhibitors (up 6%) and 3,735 professional visitors (up 21%) in a continuation of its consistent year-on-year growth trajectory.

Meeting the diverse needs of the industry in areas such as preschool security, human resources, and IT systemisation of childcare facilities were the priorities at this edition – partially in response to Japan’s declining birth rate. The event attracted a large number of visitors who engaged in enthusiastic business exchanges with exhibitors, demonstrating the fair as a beneficial platform for business, networking, and market information for those involved in the childcare industry in Japan.

Many professionals from the Japanese childcare industry visited Child Edu & Care Japan 2022, Source: Messe Frankfurt Japan

In addition to offering visitors a showcase of the latest products and services, the fair also featured educational seminars on day-to-day operations by industry luminaries. A total of 17 seminars were held under a diverse range of themes such as “Sustainable Development Goals ” “gender education,” and “developmental disorders”. In light of Japan’s falling birth rate in recent years, preschools and childcare centres in Japan have begun providing diversified services that are more tailored to individual needs.

Feedback from participants
“This was my first visit to Child Edu & Care Japan, and it was more vibrant than I had expected. Since technology is evolving quickly in the field of childcare education, I hope to visit again at the next edition to get another update on the latest developments.”
Mr Keiichiro Matsuyama, Corporate General Manager of Social Welfare Corporation, Yamayurikai Matsuyama Nursery Group(Visitor)

“Recently there have been many accidents in which children have been trapped in school buses. We are showcasing a device for preventing such incidents and many visitors are interested in this product because of its clear social benefit.”
Mr Yuki Imamura, Nissan Shatati Co., Ltd. (Exhibitor)

“The audience was engaged, interested and eager to hear about Education for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals”
Mr Toshiyuki Shiomi, Family・Childcare design Institute Representative Director, The University of Tokyo Professor Emeritus, The University of Shiraumegakuen President Emeritus, President of National Association for the Training of Nursery Teachers

The next edition of Child Edu & Care Japan will be held from 21 – 22 November 2023 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center HAMAMATSUCHO-KAN. For more details, please visit the official website at

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Other related shows by Messe Frankfurt include:
Child Edu & Care Japan West
19 – 20 July 2023, Mydome Osaka. Japan

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