Our Association

Our Association Key Business Activities History

Our Association

Office Location

7th Floor, DK Kyodo Building
4-3-11 Nihombashi Muro-machi Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0022,JAPAN
TEL.03-3270-5901 FAX.03-3270-5980

Founded On

November 17, 1955


Mineaki Hotta


38 corporations (as of Februaty, 2022)


Support the sound and steady growth of imported watches and clocks, and contribute to enhancing the consumers' quality of life through providing genuine foreign watch/ clock brands.

Key Business Activities

1Management of <Import Watch of the Year Award> commendation

2Publishing of <Watch and Clock Brands catalogue>

3Holding of watch techinical school for watch sales persons

4Publishing of Certified Watch Coordinator's text book

5Managing of accreditation system for Certified Watch Coordinator


The predecessor organization, Japan Watch Importers' Union, was reorganized in November 1955, and after being granted permission from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (currently Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), founded the current Japan Watch Importers' Association.
Japan Watch Importers' Association has always supported the growth and expansion of the watch and clock industry, and by partnering with appropriate authorities, established order in import procedures of foreign watch and clock brands. Working closely with trade houses and locally-incorporated brands who are members of this Association, it continues to establish trust with the consumers, contributing to enhance the quality of life by providing genuine foreign watch and clock brands.