Japan Packaging Institute (JPI) was established in March 1963, and was upgraded to a legal entity in June by the Minister of International Trade and Industry. With the doctrine of "Challenging the future of packaging by means of originality and ingenuity", the juridical foundation, Japan Packaging Institute, has been promoting the rationalization of production and distribution as well as consumption through improvement and elevation of the packaging technique and thereby contributing to the progress of Japan's economy.
The results of such efforts range broad from the investigation and research of packaging to the preparation and formulation of standards, the holding of study meetings, seminars, assemblies, symposiums, etc., the fostering of capable packaging specialists, the sending and acceptance of observation groups to and from overseas and so forth. All of these results have highly been evaluated in various industries.
JPI was authorized as a Public Interest Incorporated Association by Cabinet Office in October 2011, and registered on November 1, 2011.