Awareness-raising activities at large exhibitions
Since 2006, JAPIA has exhibited at the Automechanika Shanghai (AMS) held in Shanghai, China. In fiscal year 2019, 10 companies and one organization participated in the event, exhibiting panels and samples from each company, making presentations to provide information that contributes to the determination of authenticity, and conducting a counterfeit awareness survey using a questionnaire. According to the result of this survey (2,300 total responses), the percentage of respondents who said they purchased counterfeit products knowing they were counterfeit decreased by four points from the previous year, but it still remained high at 32%. There were also several requests to continue and strengthen
the provision of information for determining authenticity.