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Hokusei Starts Oregon Fruit Products Puree Sales

Starting in late-September, Hokusei North America and its parent company Hokusei Products launched sales of Oregon Fruit Products’ (OFP) fruit puree for fermentation products in Japan.  Collectively, the Hokusei group reached out to a number of breweries in Japan’s burgeoning craft beer industry, and subsequently received a number of orders for purees. […]

By |2019-10-31T12:35:39-07:00October 1st, 2019|Others|0 Comments

Kinokuniya Bookstore Opens in Portland

Earlier this month, famed Japanese bookstore Kinokuniya opened a new store in downtown Portland. Centrally located near Portland's Director Park (and new Visitor's Center), Kinokuniya offers a wide variety of books, stationery, and gift items.  According to Kinokuniya, the store will offer art and comics from Japan as well.  This store is Kinokuniya's second Portland [...]

By |2019-09-29T02:28:44-07:00August 29th, 2019|Others|0 Comments

Behind The Shoji Event Off To A Great Start

On Fri, August 2, the Portland Japanese Garden hosted a preview party for its annual "Behind the Shoji" event.  At the preview party, guests were offered the chance to take a first look at, and make purchases from a wide array of unique and handcrafted products made in Japan.   The Portland Japanese Garden and [...]

By |2019-09-29T02:40:25-07:00August 5th, 2019|Others|0 Comments

Hokusei North America to Sponsor Portland Japanese Garden Event

Hokusei North America is pleased to announce that it will sponsor the Portland Japanese Garden's "Behind the Shoji - Hokkaido Marketplace" event. This event will be held at the Japanese Garden from August 3 ~ September 15, 2019, and will celebrate the 60-year sister city relationship between Portland and Sapporo (Hokkaido's capital city). An ongoing [...]

By |2019-09-29T02:50:27-07:00July 24th, 2019|Others|0 Comments

Japanese Beer Garden in Portland on July 18

This year, the Japan-America Society of Oregon (JASO) will once again host a beer garden party for the Japan-related community in Portland.  The event, which will be held on July 18 (Thu) will feature a number of Japanese and Portland beers & ciders, in addition to a number of Japanese dishes that go well with [...]

By |2019-06-29T05:53:22-07:00June 24th, 2019|Others|0 Comments

Hokusei Shares Oregon Fruit Product Purees with Japanese Brewers

At the Hood to Fuji Brewers’ Seminar held on June 7 in Tokyo, Hokusei Products (Japan) and Hokusei North America jointly hosted a booth featuring Oregon Fruit Products purees.  The aseptic purees are especially formulated for use in fermentation (beer, spirits, cider, etc.) and are widely used in the North American beer brewing industry. The [...]

By |2019-06-29T05:55:19-07:00June 13th, 2019|Others|0 Comments

CEO Tomita to Speak at Hood to Fuji Brewing Industry Event

On Fri, June 7, Hokusei North America’s CEO Taro Tomita will speak during a brewing industry seminar to be held in conjunction with the Hood to Fuji Oregon-Japan collaboration beer festival.  Held a day before the actual festival, the seminar will be attended by a number of professionals from the Japanese beer industry, including brewers, [...]

By |2019-06-29T05:58:49-07:00June 1st, 2019|Others|0 Comments

Hokusei Begins Working with Oregon Fruit Products

In April, Hokusei North America began working with Oregon Fruit Products (Salem, Ore.) to begin shipping fruit puree to Japan.  The aseptic puree shipped was for specifically processed fermentation purposes, and will be used in a number of craft beers offered at the "Hood to Fuji" Oregon-Japan beer festival being held on June 8 ~ [...]

By |2019-06-29T05:47:48-07:00May 18th, 2019|Others|0 Comments

CEO Shotaro Tomita on FM Toyama

Late last month, Hokusei's CEO Taro Tomita was featured on FM Toyama, a radio station in Oregon's sister state, Toyama. During the radio interview, Taro provided a brief overview of Hokusei's operations within Japan and around the world.  Taro also shared his philosophy of "connecting the world through a sense of place" -- sharing the [...]

By |2019-05-06T16:50:58-07:00May 8th, 2019|Others|0 Comments

Japan heads back to work on Tuesday in a new era

Japan is enjoying a longer than usual Golden Week holiday this year with an unprecedented 10 days off from work. Golden Week is made possible because four national holidays fall within days of each other in late April and early May. This year however, also included the imperial transition on April 30th and May 1st. [...]

By |2019-05-30T13:40:55-07:00May 5th, 2019|Others|0 Comments