History
1960Establishment of Pharmaceutical Importers’ Association
1963Foundation of Japan Pharmaceutical Traders’ Association and dissolution of
Pharmaceutical Importers’ Association
Establishment of a shared use laboratory (Asakusa Taito Building)
1968Issued the first edition of『JAPTA LIST-Japanese Drug Directory』
1970Laboratory relocation and establishment(Kanda Tosaka Building)
1971Establishment of Osaka branch (laboratory) (inside Shima Trading Co., Ltd.)
197310th Anniversary - Commemoration Ceremony
1976Office relocation(Kanda Kohara Building)
1981Tokyo laboratory and Osaka branch office were designated as a testing inspection
institution by "Ministry of Health and Welfare”
1987Relocation of Osaka branch(Truck Kaikan)
198825th Anniversary - Commemoration Ceremony
1993Final agreement on the elimination of tariffs on pharmaceutical products was made by GATT Uruguay Round
1999Relocation of Osaka branch(Osaka Kato Building)
200340th Anniversary - Commemoration Ceremony
2005Enforcement of revised Pharmaceutical Affairs Law (Abolition of Drug Imports and Sales
Business License)
Registration of " Designated Testing Inspection Institution for Ministry of Health, Labor
and Welfare"
2006First participation in the exhibition in CPhI Japan(Tokyo Big Sight)
2008Posting of JAPTA version of “Administrative Notice etc.” in English on the website
2009First participation with an exhibition booth in CPhI China(Shanghai)
Regulatory presentations and workshop held
Developing a CD version of “Administrative Notice etc.” in English
Laboratory and office relocation of Tokyo office to a new building (Ukima, Kita-ku)
2010Overseas corporate regulatory affairs presentations at CPhI Japan
Cooperated with Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Committee (APIC) to have a
presentation regarding Japanese regulatory system by PMDA in APIC/CEFIC
European Conference in Spain
2011
Started operation of high-power NMR(400MHz)
Donation sent for the East Japan earthquake relief
Participation for Exhibition in CPhI Japan(Osaka)
2012Transfer of legal status to general incorporated association
Exhibition Booth set up at CPhI China and regulatory presentations given by PMDA
representatives
Signed a cooperation memorandum with China Chamber of Commerce for Import &
Export of Medicines & Healthcare Products (CCCMHPIE)
201350th Anniversary - Commemoration Ceremony and Celebration Party
Published ”Japan Pharmaceutical Trade Association – 50 years of Strides”
2014CPhI Japan 2014
 ・ Exhibit
 ・Panel discussion conducted by representatives of the parties importing and
supplying drug substances (MHLW, PMDA, GE manufacturers, Chinese API
manufacturers as well as traders)
 ・CCCMHPIE, Chinese manufacturers and JAPTA conducted a networking event as
well as a welcome reception
 ・Opinion exchange event with Korea Pharmaceutical Trade Association (KPTA),
PMDA and JAPTA
2015CPhI Japan 2015
 ・Exhibit
 ・International networking event and round table meeting
CPhI China 2015
 ・Exhibit
 ・Regulatory Affairs presentations
CPhI Korea 2015
 ・Regulatory Affairs presentations
2016CPhI Japan 2016
・Exhibit 
・International API Procurement Forum
 ・Parties from Asia (China, Korea, India and Japan), USA, and Europe
  for Panel discussion
Participation in Japan-India Medical Product Regulation Symposium
CPhI China 2016
 ・Exhibit and Regulatory Forum on GMP/GQP together with Q&A were given by
JAPTA members
CPhI Korea 2016
 ・ Regulatory Presentation by PMDA representatives were given
2017CPhI Japan 2017
 ・Exhibit 
・International API Procurement Forum (China, Japan and Europe)
CPhI China 2017
 ・Regulatory Affairs Presentation by a PMDA representative and
Q&A sessions with JAPTA representatives
Relocation of Osaka laboratory(Honmachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka)