Insights for Design in Japan: Years 2010 - 2016

Top design categories in Japan is displayed. To learn more about the categories, please click on the names.

Rank   Country Awards Score Average
8 Japan 131 553 21 35 40 22 13 4.22

Rank   Name Surname Awards Score Average
1 Graphics and Visual Communication Design 47 223 12 18 10 7 - 4.74
2 Interior Space and Exhibition Design 18 73 3 4 5 3 3 4.06
3 Architecture, Building and Structure Design 12 45 - 2 6 3 1 3.75
4 Packaging Design 7 32 1 2 4 - - 4.57
5 Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design 8 27 - 1 3 2 2 3.38
6 Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design 6 27 1 2 2 1 - 4.50
7 Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design 4 17 1 - 2 1 - 4.25
8 Advertising, Marketing and Communication Design 4 17 - 2 1 1 - 4.25
9 Fashion and Travel Accessories Design 2 9 1 - - 1 - 4.50
10 Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design 2 8 1 - - - 1 4.00
11 Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design 3 8 - - 1 - 2 2.67
12 Photography and Photo Manipulation Design 2 7 - - 1 1 - 3.50
13 Art Materials, Stationery Supplies and Gift Items Design 1 6 1 - - - - 6.00
14 Young Design 1 5 - 1 - - - 5.00
15 Differently Abled and Seniors' Assistance Design 1 5 - 1 - - - 5.00
16 Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design 1 5 - 1 - - - 5.00
17 Luxury Design 1 5 - 1 - - - 5.00
18 Spatial Design 1 4 - - 1 - - 4.00
19 3D Printed Forms and Products Design 1 4 - - 1 - - 4.00
20 Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design 1 4 - - 1 - - 4.00

About Design Business Insights for Japan : The list above displays and ranks the most popular design categories in Japan; i.e. the table above is a list of grouping of design awards won most popularly by the designers from Japan. The number one ranked spot in this list is therefore the answer to the question: "Which is the most popular design category in Japan?" If you click on a category, you will be able to discover which countries are excelled at that particular design category.

Japan Design Strengths

Rank   Name Surname Awards Score Average
1 Graphics and Visual Communication Design 47 223 12 18 10 7 - 4.74
2 Interior Space and Exhibition Design 18 73 3 4 5 3 3 4.06
3 Architecture, Building and Structure Design 12 45 - 2 6 3 1 3.75

Japan Design Weaknesses

Rank   Name Surname Awards Score Average
26 Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design 1 2 - - - - 1 2.00
27 Sports, Entertainment and Recreation Equipment Design 1 2 - - - - 1 2.00
28 Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design 1 2 - - - - 1 2.00

Japan Design Opportunities

Rank   Name Surname Awards Score Average
4 Packaging Design 7 32 1 2 4 - - 4.57
5 Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design 8 27 - 1 3 2 2 3.38
6 Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design 6 27 1 2 2 1 - 4.50

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