Cosmetic Compliance
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How to Comply with Cosmetics Advertising Regulations in Japan

Rose Hong
Tuesday , 15th Nov 2022

After years of development, the target group of Japanese cosmetics has expanded from young people to the elderly to children, and the level of consumers has continued to improve. But the advertising problems that came with it, such as exaggerated or false claims, have also been exacerbated. Such illegal acts not only undermine consumer trust and reduce sales, but also face severe penalties from the government, which imposes a fine equivalent to 4.5% of sales on illegal products based on its administrative discretion.

Therefore, complying with the laws and regulations related to cosmetics advertising in Japan, such as the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Law, the Guidelines for Cosmetic Advertisements 2020 formulated by the Japan Cosmetics Industry Association, etc. is of significant importance for companies to conduct cosmetics business in Japan.

This webinar will introduce the current advertising regulations, supervision, essential advertising claim requirements, etc. and analyze some advertising cases, offering a preliminary overview for stakeholders that want to advertise cosmetics in Japan.


1. Cosmetics Advertising Regulations

1.1 Regulations Framework

1.2 Cosmetics Advertising Supervision

2. Checkpoints for Cosmetics Advertisements

2.1 Product name

2.2 Manufacturing

2.3 Efficacy

2.4 Ingredient

3. Analysis of Advertising Case


Please feel free to send us questions before, during and/or after this webinar. Presentation deck, recording video and QA document will be uploaded to this web page after this webinar.

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  • ChemLinked Regulatory Analyst
    Rose Hong is an analyst in ChemLinked and focusing on track, research and analysis on laws and regulations on the Food and Cosmetics of Japan. She has published several news and news tickers, especially in those sectors: food safety, food additives, beverages, FCM, and food labeling.