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5 Aug, 2019

Behind The Shoji Event Off To A Great Start

By |2019-08-05T12:56:31-07:00August 5th, 2019|Others|0 Comments

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 [...]

24 Jul, 2019

Hokusei North America to Sponsor Portland Japanese Garden Event

By |2019-07-24T14:22:08-07:00July 24th, 2019|Others|0 Comments

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 [...]

24 Jun, 2019

Japanese Beer Garden in Portland on July 18

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

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 [...]

13 Jun, 2019

Hokusei Shares Oregon Fruit Product Purees with Japanese Brewers

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

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 [...]

1 Jun, 2019

CEO Tomita to Speak at Hood to Fuji Brewing Industry Event

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

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, [...]

18 May, 2019

Hokusei Begins Working with Oregon Fruit Products

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

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 ~ [...]

8 May, 2019

CEO Shotaro Tomita on FM Toyama

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

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 [...]

5 May, 2019

Japan heads back to work on Tuesday in a new era

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

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. [...]

24 Apr, 2019

More Hokusei Product (Japan) visits to Oregon

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

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 [...]

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 [...]