1. Name and Address
Japan Association of Chain Drug Stores (JACDS)
4F, No.2 Kaede Building, Shin-Yokohama 2-5-10, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
TEL +81-45-474-1311
FAX +81-45-474-2569

2. Date of Establishment
June 16, 1999

3. Purpose of Establishment
JACDS was established for the purposes of
1) Promotion of the industrialization of Japanese drug stores within the health-care industry,
2) Compilation and provision of appropriate information for use in the specificdevelopment of the drug store industry,
3) Implementation of proposals and suggestions from consumer, industry and government groups involved in the drug store indutry, which will serve to contribute to the health and lifestyles of Japanese

4. Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is chaired by Keisei Aoki, Board Chairman of KUSURI NO AOKI Co.,Ltd., and consists of other 54 directors and 2 auditors.

5. Organization
Besides the Board of Directors, in which important issues are deliberated, JACDS has the following 13 committees to execute the practical operations.
~ Drugstore Exhibition Steering Committee ~
Organize the 17th JAPAN Drugstore Exhibition.
Promote exhibition from related industries and other industries.
Validate the cost and revenue about Preview held.
~ Compliance Committee ~
Consider the efforts level of compliance in the industry.
Hold a seminar on compliance improvement.
Implement the support of improved compliance.
~ Association of Employed Pharmacists (Committee) ~
Promote the introduction of a certified pharmacist system.
Work on further quality improvement of employed pharmacist.
Hold a seminar for employed pharmacists in 17th JAPAN Drugstore Exhibition.
~ Registered Sales Person (RSP) System Improvement Committee ~
With the aim of further organization of RSP, to accelerate the prefectural branch establishment.
Promote the concurrent branch president of JACDS and JMC
Aim an environment arrangement that RSP can work actively.
~ Social Contribution Committee ~
Conduct support and spread fund-raising activities for Soraputi Kids' Camp, a public interest foundation.
For the prevention of global warming, report the activities of JACDS to Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Research the further social contribution activities in drugstore industry.
~ Policy promotion Committee ~
Summarize the opinion of the industry about the price display of consumption tax,examine the corresponding.
Aim to self-medication tax system is introduced smoothly.
Do various activities for the reduced tax rate application of OTC medicines.
~ Industry Standards Promotion Committee ~
Conduct activities to spread and promote standardized EDI (logistics BMS).
Research and hold seminars regarding operation methods for standardized EDI (logistics BMS).
to Consider the problems concerning the reduced tax rate system.
~ Dispensing Promotion Committee ~
To examine the development strategies of the dispensing business in drugstore.
Provide support for dispensing business of member companies to promote.
To appeal the dispensing operations in drugstore.
~ Crime Prevention and Emergency Response Committee ~
Implement the shoplifting prevention campaign".
To consider the conclusion of disaster supplies support agreement.
Check the damage of the member companies in the event of a disaster, and presented a condolence money.
~ S-M AWARD Committee ~
Organize the 12th Self Medication Award.
Organize the 5th Health(SELME) senryu contest.
Consider the use of a method for the winning paper, is guided to the member companies.
~ Legal System Research Committee ~
Research on the introduction of Pharmacy Technician System.
Research on the industry standard of practice certification for Registered Sales Person.
Make recommendations about the abolition of double registration application of pharmacy.
~ Executive Committee ~
To study a stable source of income for the association operating costs.
Review of the Association management expenses, tackle the reduction.
Revenue expansion of the drugstore industry research report briefing.
~ Organization Committee ~
Exchange views on issues of organizational strengthening in the branch president meeting.
Thorough understanding of the association activities, so as to reflect the activities of the opinion of the member .
Further strengthen the construction of the intimate contact with the pharmaceutical practice department of the prefectural.

6. Number of JACDS Members
1) Profiles of JACDS members
Regular members (drugstores and other retailers): 141 companies
Support members (manufacturers, wholesalers, drugstore-supporting companies,etc.): 217 companies
Individual members : 25 members
School members : 29 organizations
Total: 412 members (as of June 1st, 2016)
2) Profiles of regular members
(1) Sales : 61,139,000 million yen
(2) Number of retailing sites: 18,782 stores (as of June 1st, 2016)