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Hokusei’s visit to Oregon

Earlier this month, executive staff from Hokusei Products in Japan (Hokusei North America’s parent company) visited Oregon to participate in a wide number of meetings and site visits. Among the highlights of the visit was a series of meetings and get-togethers with staff from the Portland Japanese Garden . A number of discussions were held [...]

By |2019-03-19T21:40:31-07:00March 18th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Welcome in the Cherry Blossom Season at Sakura Sunday

Portland boasts a number of Japanese cherry trees, which typically beautifully bloom during the month of March. These trees can be found along the Willamette River in Tom McCall Park, drawing in sightseers and picnickers every  Spring. In addition, there are of course amazing cherry trees at the Portland Japanese Garden (PJG).  On March 24 [...]

By |2019-03-10T09:58:19-07:00March 10th, 2019|Others|0 Comments

Hokusei Japan Team to Visit Oregon in March

Executive staff from Hokusei Products in Japan (Hokusei North America's parent company) will be visiting Oregon during the March 11 - 16, 2019 timeframe.  While in Oregon, the Hokusei Products team plans to hold a series of meetings and discussions with customers, partners, vendors.  Additionally, meetings will be set up to discover potential future relationships [...]

By |2019-02-20T11:58:54-07:00February 20th, 2019|Others|0 Comments

Hokusei CEO Shotaro Tomita on Japanese TV

CEO Shotaro Tomita on TV prgoram. Earlier this month, Hokusei Products (Japan) CEO Shotaro Tomita was featured on Japanese TV.  Aired on the KNB network, the television segment featured business activities at Hokusei's European subsidiary, Hokusei Europe AB, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.  Having made the trip to Sweden, the KNB network crew showed [...]

By |2019-03-04T12:45:56-07:00January 23rd, 2019|Others|0 Comments

Happy New Year from Hokusei North America

We at Hokusei North America would like to wish all of our customers, partners, and parent company associates a Happy New Year and best wishes for 2019. According to the Chinese zodiac celebrated in Japan, 2019 is the "Year of the Boar".  In Japan, boars are thought to be considerate, independent, responsible, and optimistic creatures.  We [...]

By |2019-01-09T16:52:23-07:00January 7th, 2019|Others|0 Comments

Portland & Sapporo: A 60-Year Relationship

2019 marks the 60th year of Portland's sister city relationship with Sapporo, the largest city on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.  Since its start in 1959, this relationship has lead to numerous educational and cultural exchanges between the two cities. To commemorate the 60th anniversary of this special sister city relationship, a number of events [...]

By |2019-01-27T21:10:36-07:00December 17th, 2018|Others|0 Comments

Holiday Events in Portland

The Holiday Season is a great time to be in Portland, filled with various events that can be enjoyed by young and old, locals and visitors alike.  It's important to take time out from day-to-day work and home activities to really enjoy the Holidays -- to do some recommended activities and events that are most [...]

By |2018-12-10T12:58:31-07:00December 10th, 2018|Others|0 Comments

Holiday Season Starts in Portland with Christmas Tree Lighting

The day after Thanksgiving, November 23, marked the 34th annual Christmas Tree lighting in Portland's Pioneer Square.  The 75 foot tall tree was grown in Oregon, and was decorated with 14,000 lights.  To heighten the mood of the festivity, Portland's famed Pink Martini musical group lead tree lighting event attendees in a holiday sing-along. The [...]

By |2018-11-30T10:04:35-07:00November 30th, 2018|Others|0 Comments

Portland Japanese Garden Staff Visits to Sapporo

2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the Portland - Sapporo sister city relationship. In honor of the lengthy ties between these two cities, the Portland Japanese Garden gift shop plans to offer a number of products made by Sapporo craftspeople. In preparation for this, staff from the Portland Japanese garden recently attended the "Sapporo Style" [...]

By |2018-10-22T12:23:15-07:00October 22nd, 2018|Others|0 Comments

Portland Japanese Garden Open Gion Festival Exhibit

From September 15 to November 4, the Portland Japanese Garden is exhibiting photos of the Gion Matsuri (Gion Festival), which is held every summer in Kyoto, and is considered to be the world's longest-running urban festival. In addition to the photos, one of the key elements of the exhibit will be a " Ayagasa Hoko" [...]

By |2018-10-14T21:37:42-07:00October 9th, 2018|Others|0 Comments