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Seiko Announces Grand Opening of First Boutique in US

- Luxury Timepiece Brand Expands Global Presence to New York City's Madison Avenue

MAHWAH, New Jersey, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It is with great excitement that Seiko Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Seiko Watch Corporation, announces the grand opening of its first Seiko boutique to enter the United States at 510 Madison Avenue in New York City. A celebration in honor of the announcement was held at 620 Loft & Garden in New York City last night, hosted by Seiko Watch Corporation President and CEO Shinji Hattori, and attended by over 150 industry influencers including Seiko's partner and Wimbledon champion, Novak Djokovic.

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Surrounded by the world's most iconic brands on Madison Avenue, the New York Seiko boutique is primarily dedicated to Seiko's prestigious collections, including Astron and Grand Seiko. It also unveils collections never before sold in the US, including Galante and Credor, and various boutique exclusives within the US, including the Prospex collection. This venture continues to showcase Seiko's progressive philosophy of presenting paramount design, quality and precision in each new project brought to the US fine timepiece market.

"The opening of the US market's first boutique in New York City is achieving a passionate goal of mine, as I believe that the US market is the most important for Seiko outside of Japan," says Mr. Shinji Hattori, President and CEO of Seiko Watch Corporation. "Seiko has been seeking the most ideal timing and location to spotlight our product, catering to our affordable luxury timepieces, including Grand Seiko and Astron. Opening a boutique in a market such as New York City does just that, following standards from Seiko boutiques in Paris, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Cairo as well as the original Wako luxury specialty store opened in 1881 in Tokyo."

The New York Seiko boutique boasts a design that expresses Seiko's brand vision of innovation and refinement as well as its core value of being the only watch manufacturer with every watchmaking expertise. Seiko's brand elements of history, technology, luxury and craftsmanship are found throughout the boutique, focusing on a modern yet sophisticated style.

For more information on the New York Seiko boutique, visit www.seikousa.com/boutique.

For more information on Seiko Corporation of America, visit www.seikousa.com.

For more information on Seiko Watch Corporation, visit www.seikowatches.com.

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Yiwu Fair to Celebrate its 20th Anniversary this Fall

YIWU, China, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Yiwu International Commodities Fair" (http://en.yiwufair.com) will celebrate its 20th Anniversary on October 21-25, 2014. As the most influential and effective comprehensive exhibition of Consumer Goods (after the Canton Fair, East China Fair), Yiwu Fair focuses on building bridges between small and medium enterprises in east China and foreign trade, targeting the global consumer market and the demand for low-priced product sourcing. Yiwu International Trade City and Yiwu Fair complement each other to form the production, supply, distribution, sales supply chain integration services mode. Started from a small market and gradually grew into an international level fair, Yiwu Fair has gained its way into UFI in 2011 and is constantly expanding. There are more than 20,000 international customers to purchase products during the Canton Fair every year.

Exhibition briefing

Yiwu Fair (http://en.yiwufair.com), hosting a total of 4,500 international standard booths, will feature seven industries: hardware, electronic and electrical appliances, knitwear, jewelry and jewelry accessories, crafts, daily necessities, and culture, sports & outdoor leisure products. The China Commodity City Trends Conference, New Product Launches, Industry Summit and many other supporting activities will also be held simultaneously. It is expected to attract 20 million domestic and overseas buyers from more than 200 countries and regions.

Joint action of exhibition and market

Yiwu Fair maintains a symbiotic relationship with the market. The market gave birth to the Fair while the Fair, in return, acts as a centralized procurement and market outreach event for the market. In the Fair, buyers are able to obtain the latest information of products and make enquiries to the suppliers. A set of services including foreign trade agency, logistics, convenient customs, transport, accommodation is available to the visitors.

Chinese manufacturing leader

Yiwu International Trade City has been the world's largest integrated market for several years. 65% of the world's Christmas products, 15% of the zippers, 10% of the socks, 65% of the domestic jewelry, 20% of the shirts are produced in Yiwu. Yiwu market has a strong demand for consumer goods and the whole supply chain advantage. In the explosive development of domestic e-commerce and with the Chinese government support of business transformation, Yiwu is appearing as a commercially viable destination for businesses worldwide. The Fair is a perfect occasion for you to meet with the beat suppliers in China.

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Japan Jewellery Fair 2014 Continues to Grow

TOKYO, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Japan is one of the largest, most affluent and -- importantly -- consistently strong jewelery markets in the world. To put it in perspective, Japanese consumers have accumulated savings of a staggering USD 14 trillion, and Tokyo has the largest GDP of any city in the world, exceeding even that of New York.

Ms Moeka Numata, the 2014 winner of the Miss Nippon Grand Prize beauty contest, will make an appearance on stage as the special guest of the event.
Ms Moeka Numata, the 2014 winner of the Miss Nippon Grand Prize beauty contest, will make an appearance on stage as the special guest of the event.
Ms. Moeka Numata, the 2014 winner of the Miss Nippon Grand Prize beauty contest, will make an appearance on stage as the special guest of the event.
Ms. Moeka Numata, the 2014 winner of the Miss Nippon Grand Prize beauty contest, will make an appearance on stage as the special guest of the event.
Ms. Hiromi Nagasaku, a famous Japanese actress, has been chosen as the “Woman of the Year 2014”.
Ms. Hiromi Nagasaku, a famous Japanese actress, has been chosen as the “Woman of the Year 2014”.

The Japan Jewelery Fair (JJF), co-organised by UBM and the Japan Jewelery Association, has played a prominent role for over 20 years for both local and international jewelery buyers as a place for stock purchasing ahead of the autumn, Christmas and New Year retail seasons. Even though the fair experienced a negative impact from the economic downturn precipitated by the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy in terms of the number of exhibitors in 2008, since then the number of exhibitors has been on an upward trend. JJF 2014 will comprise of over 420 exhibitors from 18 countries and regions and is expected to attract more than 15,000 Jewelery professionals.

Japan Jewelery Designers Association celebrates 50-year anniversary

The Japan Jewelery Designers Association (JJDA) will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a members' pavilion in JJF 2014 for the first time. Leading members of the association, including Mr. Tomoyuki Suganuma, the Chairman of JJDA, will be exhibiting at the fair for the first time and showcase their originally-designed jewelery, rich with uniqueness and ingenuity. In addition to the JJDA pavilion there will be four other designer pavilions at JJF 2014.

Competitive Prices, Top Quality and High Level of Trust: Japan is a great place to buy jewelery!

It is a well-known fact that the Japan pavilion is the most crowded pavilion at the Hong Kong jewelery fairs. Japanese pearls are always one of the leading attractions that capture international buyers' attention. Recently, Japanese jewelery exhibitors have also been very popular at overseas exhibitions because of their competitive prices and superior product quality. The weakening of the Yen has improved profit margins on Jewelery by 25% compared with just three years ago. So it is time to throw away the stereotype idea that everything in Japan is expensive. Actually, Japan is a great place to buy jewelery.

New Pavilion: Re-Styled Jewelery Pavilion -- The splendor of fine jewelery lasts forever!

Re-styled Jewelery, a thriving business trend in Japan, has become a significant market segment. Jewelery companies are purchasing back jewelery items from consumers and remodelling or remaking them for resale. This year for the first time there will be a Re-Styled Jewelery Pavilion at JJF where buyers can meet many of the leading companies in this field and source high quality products at extremely competitive prices.

Bridal Jewelery Zone

Because of their strong tradition of working with platinum jewelery, Japanese jewelery manufacturers have played a leading role in processing techniques for platinum and have been at the forefront of producing high-quality bridal jewelery. The Bridal Jewelery Zone is a showcase of exclusive collections of advanced designs which reflect the latest market trends not only in Japan but also in other Asian countries.

JJA Jewelery Design Award 2014 -- Miss Nippon Grand Prize winner to present the award

The JJA Jewelery Design Award, which is hosted annually by the Japan Jewelery Association, is the most prestigious jewelery design contest in Japan. The award is aimed at recognising and celebrating the very best in jewelery designs and designers, and encouraging excellence in creativity, technique and skills.

The winners of this year's JJA Jewelery Design Awards will be announced and presented with prizes at the fair ground on the first day of the fair. The presentation ceremony on stage will introduce the top eight award winning jewelery items through a fashion show that will bring alive the full creative spirit of the winning designs. Ms Moeka Numata, the 2014 winner of the Miss Nippon Grand Prize beauty contest, will make an appearance on stage as the special guest of the event.

Inaugural Jeweler's Choice "Woman of the Year" Award

The presentation of the "Jeweller's Choice: Woman of the Year" award will be held on the stage in the morning of the second day. The values that define women's lives today are becoming more and more diversified. Enigmatic women enjoy life in multifaceted ways with a variety of senses of worth. To receive the award, the organisers of JJF selected a woman from the worlds of show business, sports and society who are representative of fully enjoying and challenging life in a beautiful manner. This year, Ms. Hiromi Nagasaku, a famous Japanese actress, has been chosen as the "Woman of the Year 2014". The award presentation ceremony will be held on stage on the second day of the show.

Hiromi Nagasaku is a highly popular and successfully actress in both big-screen films and in television dramas. She is one of the most famous actresses in Japan and is in high demand for film and TV appearances. She is a role model for contemporary Japanese women as someone who is able to effortlessly balance her life as a celebrity, a wife and a mother.

Event Summary


Japan Jewelery Fair 2014


26-28 August 2014


Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Center, East Halls 2 & 3


UBM Japan Co Ltd

Japan Jewelery Association

Supported by:

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Chamber of Commerce of Japan

Japan Pearl Promotion Society

Japan Gold Metal Association

Japan Watch Importers Association

All Japan Watch Retailers Association

Japan Jewelery Designers Association

The Japan Direct Marketing Association

In cooperation with:

Platinum Guild International K.K.

For further information contact:

UBM Japan Co Ltd, JJF Secretariat
Kanda 91 Bldg. 1-8-3 Kajicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0044
TEL: +81-3-5296-1020
FAX: +81-3-5296-1018
Email: info@japanJeweleryfair.com

Website: http://www.japanJeweleryfair.com

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