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November 29, 2015 4:39 PM ET

Personal Products

Company Overview of Kanebo Cosmetics Inc.

Company Overview

Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. develops and manufactures cosmetics. The company offers skincare, makeup, and hair care products. Its products include facial cleansing solutions, anti-aging skincare solutions, multi-color eye shadow palettes, water-rich foundations, and products for eyes. The company also offers skin care products for men, such as products for dryness, spots, freckles, skin roughness, and wrinkles and sagging. Its skincare and makeup products are sold through distribution channels in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East; upscale perfumeries and department stores in Asia, Europe, the United States, and the Middle East; and other Internet retailers. Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. was formerly known...


Nihonbashi Kayabacho Chuo-ku

Tokyo,  103-8210


Founded in 1887


81 3 6430 5111


81 3 6430 5212

Key Executives for Kanebo Cosmetics Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director of the Customer Response Bureau and Representative Director
Age: 59
Chief Operating Officer, Director and Member of Nomination Committee
Age: 52
President of Kanebo Cosmetics (Europe) Ltd
President of Marketing Department, Executive Officer and Director
Senior Executive Officer of Finance and Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. Key Developments

More Women Sue Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. over Skin Problems

A group of 27 women in Tokyo and nearby prefectures on Friday sued Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. at Tokyo District Court for damages totaling JPY 487 million for skin problems caused by Kanebo products. an additional 55 people filed similar damages suits against the company, at five district courts and a district court branch. As a result, the total number of plaintiffs in damages suits against Kanebo Cosmetics has risen to 179, adding that the litigation is going on in 14 courts and branches across the country. The plaintiffs in the Tokyo suit filed, in their 20s to 70s, request damages of between JPY 4.6 million and JPY 23 million per person, depending on their conditions. The number of people who have suffered from skin problems, including white blotches, due to Kanebo products stood at some 19,000 as of the end of March this year. The firm has reached out-of-court settlements with some 9,300 of the victims.

Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. Announces Earnings Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2014

Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. announced earnings results for the year ended December 31, 2014. For the year, the company reported net sales slightly less than ¥180 billion against approximately ¥180 billion a year ago. Profit slightly more than 7% against slightly less than 5% a year ago.

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