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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

More Hokusei Product (Japan) visits to Oregon

As a sign of its commitment to the Oregon-Japan trade market, Hokusei Products in Japan sent staff to Oregon to meet with the local Hokusei North America team. During the week of April 22, Hokusei Products' staff will travel to Portland, the Willamette Valley, and Central Oregon to visit a number of partner organizations, including [...]

By |2019-05-30T13:42:14-07:00April 24th, 2019|Others|0 Comments

Portland Japanese Garden Hosting Event in Tokyo on Apr 15

On April 15 (Mon), the Portland Japanese Garden and the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (FCCJ) will host an cultural bridge-building event at FCCJ's Tokyo location. The event will include key address Steve Bloom, the Portland Japanese Garden's Chief Executive Officer.  After the key address, Mr. Bloom will be joined in a panel discussion by [...]

By |2019-04-08T07:32:46-07:00April 8th, 2019|Others|0 Comments

Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom in Portland

Just as in Japan, Portland is experiencing an explosion of color with the blooming of cheery blossoms throughout the city.  Wandering through the Portland's neighborhoods, one is treated to an amazing show of blossoms ranging from dark pink to completely white.  The final act of the show takes places when breezes start to blow creating [...]

By |2019-04-01T09:31:03-07:00April 1st, 2019|Others|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

Celebrate today with some instant ramen

On this day in 1910, Momofuku Ando was born. He passed away in 2007 at the age of 96 but his legacy lives on and has spread throughout the world. That is because he invented instant ramen in 1958 and the company he founded, Nissin Food Products, debuted Cup Noodles in Japan in 1971. Mr. [...]

By |2019-03-05T08:17:29-07:00March 5th, 2019|Others|0 Comments