5 Exhibition Stand Regulations in Japan
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There are five exhibition stand regulations in Japan.


Japans standard electrical is 100 volts/50Hz. Package booths include a limited amount of electrical work. Be aware that you might have to order additional power supply and distribution box to cover all your electrical equipment.

Labour Overtime

There are unions in Japan and related labour laws that protect workers’ rights. Labour hours are usually 9 AM-5:30 PM. Overtime charges will apply for longer working hours (typically 1.25 to 1.5 times the normal rates). Also note that overtime work usually need to requested and approved at the venues Office.


Rigging overhead signage in Japan is rather rare. The Venues that allow rigging usually charge very high costs. The price here is set by the official organiser. As a result Truss Structure are a popular alternative to secure your lightening Structures and signage.  

Insert picture of the Makuhari Messe in Chiba

Maximum Booth height

All linier booths are required to build walls on the border to the neighbour booths, and must be 2.7 meter high. At many shows the maximum height of any element in a booth is set at 3.6 to 6 meters. In some shows, it is required to have a 1 meter set back all around your stand if you intend to build anything above 2.7 m.

Fire Regulations

In Japan, PVC banner applications are more common than tensioned fabrics. If you still decide to use fabrics note that they need to be fire-tested and approved by a member of the Japanese Fire Marshal Association.