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8 Apr, 2019

Portland Japanese Garden Hosting Event in Tokyo on Apr 15

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

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 [...]

1 Apr, 2019

Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom in Portland

By |2019-04-01T09:31:03-07:00April 1st, 2019|Others|0 Comments

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 [...]

18 Mar, 2019

Hokusei’s visit to Oregon

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

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 [...]

10 Mar, 2019

Welcome in the Cherry Blossom Season at Sakura Sunday

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

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 [...]

5 Mar, 2019

Celebrate today with some instant ramen

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

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. [...]

20 Feb, 2019

Hokusei Japan Team to Visit Oregon in March

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

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 [...]

23 Jan, 2019

Hokusei CEO Shotaro Tomita on Japanese TV

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

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 [...]

9 Jan, 2019

New Year’s celebrations continue this month

By |2019-01-09T16:49:44-07:00January 9th, 2019|Others|0 Comments

There's no reason why New Year's should only be celebrated on January 1st. In Portland, there are two more upcoming events to mark the Oshōgatsu season: JASO's New Year's event on January 17th and Mochitsuki on January 27th. Both are great ways to celebrate and reconnect with friends in the community as well as enjoy [...]

7 Jan, 2019

Happy New Year from Hokusei North America

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

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 [...]

17 Dec, 2018

Portland & Sapporo: A 60-Year Relationship

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

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 [...]