The number, maliciousness and organization of property crimes committed at retail and service stores in Japan have been increasing. As a result, awareness about the need for merchandise control and loss control in the distribution industry is now greater than ever before, and shoplifting prevention systems are being increasingly installed as a powerful tool for preventing and controlling the problem.
Shoplifting prevention systems are not merely a laborsaving device for the distribution industry. These machines can also make a major contribution to the industry and society by preventing the price increases that result from merchandise loss, by enabling merchandise to be displayed openly and attractively, and above all by preventing youth crime.
As the only organization in Japan exclusively dedicated to eradicating shoplifting, JEAS provides assistance for the operation of “safe and sound stores.” Moreover, based on the catchphrase, “A safe and secure community begins with the prevention of shoplifting,” we vigorously engage in a wide range of activities. Thus, among other things, we establish mechanisms and arrangements that will support the smooth expansion and development of the market for shoplifting prevention systems; conduct research and studies for disseminating the use of shoplifting prevention systems; and communicate and coordinate with government agencies, various kinds of organizations, and the news media.
Established in June 2002
June 3, 2002: Establishment of the Japan Association of Electronic Article Surveillance Machines.
June 13, 2011: The organization’s Japanese name was changed. (The English name remained the same.）
President Inamoto Yoshinori
＜Contact＞Address: Nakamura Bldg., 4F, 1-2-8 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004
Tel: 81-3-3355-2322 Fax: 81-3-3355-2344
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.jeas.gr.jp/