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The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation completed a study regarding the relationship between the “Self-Storage Industry and Consumer Protection” in March 2003. The report indicated issues regarding the differentiation between self-storage facilities operated by traditional warehousing businesses and self-storage businesses operated in non-warehousing facilities including;

On May 20, 2003, 7 major operators within the self-storage industry of Japan were selected to form the first association for Self Storage in Japan with the desire to improve the customer service experience for the general public by;

A strict set of standards were introduced to become a qualified RSA member. As we have grown the number of new joining members has been rapidly increasing, right along with the total number of self-storage facilities. We have become increasingly aware of the need to "open our doors" even further to all operators who respect the law and care for the safety of consumers to continue to grow and stimulate this industry.

On October 28, 2010 we made the decision to officially incorporate our association by registering with the government. To date we are only association endorsed by the Japanese Government and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation.

Our Mission Statement
In 2013 a vision and mission statement for the RSA was defined as follows;

Contribute to the development of the new storage space industry

Transparency of, support for and legal compliance of the Japanese rental storage trade

The RSA is fully committed to continuing to work with our member operators, other associations throughout the world as well as consumer groups to continue to improve the Japanese self-storage industry. Together we can provide accurate and up-to-date information through our website and regularly scheduled meetings where we will discuss relevant issues and plan future events to stimulate the self-storage industry's consumer awareness and growth.

If you have any questions and/or comments, please feel free to contact our office.

Organization Outline of RSA

Name of Organization

Rental Storage Association

Date of Establishment May 20th 2003
October 29th 2010(Incorporated)
Board of Directors Chairman Michinobu Tada
Senior Managing Director/Oshiire Sangyo  Co.,Ltd
Director Yasunobu Kurebayashi
Senior Director/Reise Inc.
Director Tokuo Yoshida
Executive Director/RSA
Director Hiroyuki Fujii
President/Keiyo Butsuryu Co.,Ltd
Director Stephen Joseph Spohn
Director Hironobu Ushiyama
Manager/Tokyu Corporation
Director Satoru Matsumoto
President/Storage Plus Co.,Ltd
Director Takeshi Ishimoto
COO/Storage-Oh Co.,Ltd
Auditor Masahiro Nagai
Manager/Sotetsu Real Estate Sales Co.,Ltd
Number of Members 24 (Full membership)  17(Supporting membership)
Activity Purpose The mission of RSA is to serve and protect consumers. RSA promote healthy growth of selfstorage industry by harmonizing with society.
Projects  (1) Provide accurate, easily accessible information to the consumer.
(2) Comply with all applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.
(3) Provide public relations, educations, enlightenment and information for member.
(4) Collecting data, conducting market research and study to become the best resource for the industry.
(5) Work with other associations and group. Establishing the standardized article for the industry and improving service environment for operators include insurance protection.
(6) Provide qualified member operators the use of the "RSA" logo.
RSA Headquarter

16-10,Onarimon, Shimbashi 6 chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0004 Japan

Executive office 2-2-903, Ikegami 6 chome, Ota-ku, Tokyo 146-0082 Japan
Tokuo Yoshida / Executive Director
TEL : +81-3-6692-1895 FAX: +81-6701-7374
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