Earlier this month, staff from Hokusei’s home office in Toyama, Japan visited Portland. During a busy 4-day schedule, the Hokusei Japan and Hokusei North America teams attended a number of meetings with trading partners, members of the Portland business community, and the Portland Development Commission (PDC). ¬†Much of the meeting focus was on preparation for Hanshin Department Store’s “Portland Fair”, to be held from April 26 to May 2 this year. ¬†Other meetings focused on evaluating new Portland/Oregon products to potentially be exported to Japan. The Hokusei North America team looks forward to hosting its Japanese counterparts in Portland many times throughout 2017.