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Consul General Mei’s Visit to Hokusei HQ

As reported in our last post, Consul General Mei from the U.S. Consulate in Osaka paid a visit to Hokusei Products' headquarters in Takaoka, Toyama, Japan on November 28. Consul General Mei's visit went extremely well, and he was very eager to learn about Hokusei's global business operations and focus on imports of U.S. products into Japan. After hearing about [...]

By |2022-12-21T01:33:07-07:00December 8th, 2022|Categories: Others|0 Comments

Consul General Mei to Visit Hokusei’s Head Office

On November 28, the U.S. Consul General in Osaka, Mr. Richard Mei, will visit Hokusei's head office, located in Takaoka City, Japan. The purpose of the visit will be for Consul General Mei to learn about Hokusei’s overall business, its history and relationship with the United States, and future business plans. During the meeting, topics of discussion with the Consul General [...]

By |2022-12-01T07:14:51-07:00November 25th, 2022|Categories: Others|0 Comments

Kobe Delegation Visits Portland

Earlier this month, a delegation from the city of Kobe, Japan made a visit to the Portland area.  Lead by Kobe City Mayor Hisamoto Kizo, the visit was organized with the cooperation of Prosper Portland, the city's economic development agency. The purpose of the delegation's visit was multifold, and included the signing of a renewed MOU (memorandum of understanding) for [...]

By |2022-12-01T07:09:07-07:00November 14th, 2022|Categories: Others|0 Comments

Mark Your Calendar for Hood to Fuji 2023

As we reported earlier, "Fuji to Hood", a beer & cider festival based on collaboration between Japanese and Oregonian craftspeople, took place in July and was a big success. Next, the festival moves across the Pacific Ocean, to take place in Tokyo on April 15 & 16, 2023. As the Oregon brewers and cider makers will make the trip to [...]

By |2022-11-07T10:49:21-07:00November 7th, 2022|Categories: Others|0 Comments

Oregon Governor Brown Visits Hokusei in Japan

Governor Brown second from left, CEO Tomita the center In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Oregon, USA - Toyama, Japan sister state relationship, a delegation headed by Oregon Governor Kate Brown visited Hokusei's home office in Takaoka City, Japan on October 24. After arriving in Takaoka, Governor Brown was greeted by Hokusei staff, including CEO Shotaro Tomita. During [...]

By |2022-10-25T22:41:48-07:00October 24th, 2022|Categories: Others|0 Comments

President Tomita’s Return to Oregon

In late-September, Hokusei North America's CEO, Shotaro Tomita returned to Oregon after a 3-year lapse caused by the COVID pandemic. During roughly a week in Oregon, Mr. Tomita was able to visit a number of Oregon-based businesses, organizations, and educational institutions, as well as meet with a number of local business people and residents. One of the highlights was visiting [...]

By |2022-10-14T02:19:32-07:00October 10th, 2022|Categories: Others|0 Comments

Hokusei’s Oregon Business Featured in the Japanese Press

Earlier this month, Hokusei's business in Oregon was featured in the Toyama Shimbun, a major newspaper in Japan's Toyama Prefecture, Oregon's sister state. In particular, the newspaper article focused on Hokusei's work with the Portland Japanese Garden, to procure and supply the garden's gift shop with traditional products and articles made in Japan. Specific products mentioned include incense, wind chimes, [...]

By |2022-09-28T23:12:35-07:00September 27th, 2022|Categories: Others|0 Comments

Hokusei Features Oregon Fruit Products at FABEX

Today, September 7, was the start of the FABEX food show, an industry event held in Osaka, focusing on food, beverages, dessert sweets, and baked goods. In response to an invitation from the US Governments Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) in Osaka, Japan, Hokusei's parent company in Japan has a booth at FABEX, to promote Oregon Fruit Products' (OFP) fruit purees. [...]

By |2022-09-07T13:52:47-07:00September 7th, 2022|Categories: Others|0 Comments

President Tomita to Return to Oregon

CEO Shotaro Tomita After a 3-year hiatus forced by the COVID epidemic, Hokusei North America’s President, Shotaro Tomita will be returning to Oregon in late-September. The purpose of President Tomita’s trip will be to visit with Hokusei’s Oregon trading partners, to show his appreciation their continued collaboration and cooperation with Hokusei, despite the challenges of the pandemic. Additional, Mr. Tomita [...]

By |2022-09-16T23:36:07-07:00August 29th, 2022|Categories: Others|0 Comments

Hokusei’s Puree Imports Make the News

Recently, Hokusei North America's parent company, Hokusei Products made the news for its imports of purees into Japan. On August 16, the Kita Nippon Shinbun (North Japan Newspaper) published an article detailing Hokusei's effort to import and market fruit purees made in Oregon to Japanese craft breweries. This article provided an overview of Hokusei's puree marketing activities, and even mentioned [...]

By |2022-08-16T13:19:02-07:00August 16th, 2022|Categories: Others|0 Comments
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