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13 Jun, 2019

Hokusei Shares Oregon Fruit Product Purees with Japanese Brewers

By |2019-06-13T16:25:27-07:00June 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 |2019-06-01T07:47:07-07:00June 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 |2019-05-26T06:30:14-07:00May 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 [...]

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 [...]