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Number of attendees

Date Weather Attendees Cumulative total
Sep. 25 (Wed.) Sunny 33,018 ---
Sep. 26 (Thu.) Sunny 35,162 68,180
Sep. 27 (Fri.) Sunny 37,495 105,675

46th International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition was held for 3 days from September 25 (Wed.) through September 27 (Fri.) at Tokyo Big Sight and welcomed 105,675 visitors total.

We would like to express our gratitude to all visitors, exhibitors, organizations, and people in the field of welfare, nursing care and healthcare who supported to H.C.R. 2019.

Next exhibition - H.C.R. 2020 will be from October 21 (Wed.) to October 23 (Fri.) at Tokyo Big Sight. We will continuously be making our efforts for further development and be looking forward to your continued support and participation.

Next event: 47th International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition
Dates: October 21 (Wed.) - 23 (Fri.), 2020
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, West and South Exhibition Halls

Day 1 September 25 (Wed.)

H.C.R. 2019 started. The opening ceremony was held from 9:45am at Atrium, West Hall 2 with the opening declaration by Mr. Atsushi Seike, the president of the National Council for Social Welfare.

438 Exhibitors from 14 countries and 1 region (59 overseas/379 Japanese) gathered this year.

» Floor Plan
» Exhibitors List

♦ Appreciation Award Ceremony

10 exhibitors were cerebrated for their 15th exhibition this year at Appreciation Award Ceremony conducted from 11:00am at Atrium, West Hall 2. Mr. Kenichi Furuichi, President of the Health and Welfare Public Relations Committee, presented appreciation letters and memorials to each exhibitor.

Awarded Exhibitors: (10, alphabetical order)
•Atam Giken Co.Ltd. •Aljo Japan K.K.
•Hitachi Systems Ltd. •Kewpie Corp.
•OYALOX Co.Ltd. •Proto‐One Ltd.
•Rehabilitation Engineering Society of Japan •Tombow Co.Ltd.

♦ Exhibition - Sep. 25

A beautiful day for the opening. The venue was enveloped by the enthusiasm of many visitors.

♦ H.C.R. Seminars - Sep. 25

  • Practical cases at welfare institutions-Welfare for the elderly
  • Practical cases at welfare institutions-Welfare for the disabled
  • How to select welfare equipment -Housing renovation
  • Cooking demonstration for the elderly
  • 10th Anniversary Seminar -Simple daily cooking for the elderly

♦ Exhibitor Presentations - Sep. 25

SILVER SANGYO SHIMBUN CO., LTD/Fuji Data System, Inc./NISHIKAWA Co.,Ltd/QDLaser,Inc./ALCO-EX CO., LTD./Rehabilitation Engineering Society of JAPAN/Abilities Care-Net Incorporated/The Association for Technical Aids/OG Wellness Technologies Co., Ltd./ASAHI K.K.

Day 2 September 26 (Thu.)

H.C.R.2019 welcomed lots of visitors from the morning on the 2nd day too.

♦ International Symposium<SI:Jap/Eng>

At International Symposium - Japanese and British experts examined "Building a City Friendly to the Elderly with Dimentia" and shared the current situation and future with the attendees.


Maria Parsons, Creative Dementia Arts Network, UK
Mika Sugiyama, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Japan


Noriko TSUKADA, Nihon University

♦ H.C.R. Seminars - Sep. 26

  • Asia-wide care and welfare: Start–up innovation & collaboration<SI:Jap/Eng>
  • Latest trends in recruiting new graduates and public relations
  • Cooking demonstration for the elderly
  • How to select welfare equipment -Independence support
  • “Working Style Reform" -How to create a comfortable workplace at public welfare services
  • 10th Anniversary Seminar -Simple daily cooking for the elderly

♦ Exhibitor Presentations - Sep. 26

Japanese Physical Therapy Association/WISEMAN CO.,LTD./TOTO LTD./RIFTON EQUIPMENT [U.S.A.]/Hokkaido Government/OM INTERACTIVE LIMITED [U.K.]/the association of care goods providers/JAPAN ASSISTIVE PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION(JASPA)/Safety Promotion Council for Medical and Home Care Bed/SINANO COMPANY/AssistMotion Inc./ORMESA SRL [Italy]

Day 3 September 27 (Fri.)

H.C.R.2019 concluded successfully at 4:00pm on September 27, while many visitors joined the exhibition and blessed with good weather.
Lively and active discussions among exhibitors and visitors filled the exhibition site until very last.

♦ H.C.R. Seminars - Sep. 27

  • Status and challenges of China/ASEAN deployment by the Japanese medical and nursing care industry
  • Promotion and outlook for cultural and artistic activities for persons with disabilities
  • How to select welfare equipment -Independence support
  • Cooking demonstration for the elderly
  • Latest trends in nursing robots and ICT at nursing homes
  • Realization of a symbiotic society where people with disabilities can easily participate in society
  • 10th Anniversary Seminar -Simple daily cooking for the elderly

♦ Exhibitor Presentations - Sep. 27

Muscle Corporation/TRENDMASTER Co.,Ltd./Hokkaido Government/Taihokiden Co., Ltd./FUJI CORPORATION/ASICS Trading Co.,Ltd./metos inc./Pacific Supply Co., Ltd./SMS Co.,Ltd.

♦ Special Presentations - for three days

  • Technology in daily life – Create a fruitful life with ICT
  • “Kid’s Square” for children with disabilities and their families
  • Daily life support articles - Things that can be used with one hand
  • Auxiliary dogs (guide dogs/service dogs/hearing assistance dogs)
  • Consultation corner – welfare equipment for home care and rehabilitation equipment
  • The cutting-edge of welfare equipment
  • Disabled sports corner – demonstration and experience of wheelchair basketball match
  • Reconstruction supporting booth -support areas affected by disaster
  • "CareWare Japan"