Japan DIY・HC Association was established on July 18,1977, as a voluntary organization dedicated to promoting the DIY spirit and developing the related industries .On May 19,1980 we were granted permission by the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry(now Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) to become incorporated as "Japan DIY・HC Association". As a non-profit foundation, we have been conducting a variety of activities to promote a comprehensive development of the DIY industry and to contribute to enhance the living standard of the Japanese people through wholesome promotion of DIY. Designed by 7 general committees and 1 special committees (total 8 committees), our projects are aggressively conducted in cooperation with our corporate members nationwide to achieve regional promotion of DIY. Our policy of promoting DIY through united efforts by the manufacturing, wholesale and retail sectors of the DIY industry has been acclaimed by many people and the number of corporate members has grown considerably, from 260 companies in 1977 to 451 companies (as of March, 2023). We have 44 retail member companies which have more than 4,500 homecenter stores in total all over Japan. We at Japan DIY・HC Association will continue to expand our member network to promote DIY.