16 Mar, 2023

HNA President Shotaro Tomita to Visit Oregon Again

By |2023-03-16T11:48:36-07:00March 16th, 2023|Categories: Others|0 Comments

After his previous visit to Oregon in late-September, Hokusei North America’s President, Shotaro Tomita will be returning to Oregon later this month.   The purpose of President Tomita’s second trip to Oregon in 6 months will be to meet with Hokusei’s Oregon trading partners, as well as to visit institutions of higher education. Additional, Mr. Tomita plans to take some [...]

27 Feb, 2023

Portland Japanese Garden Staff Visit to Japan

By |2023-02-27T11:43:41-07:00February 27th, 2023|Categories: Others|0 Comments

Earlier this month, Hokusei Products hosted a visit for a buyer from Portland's Japanese Garden.  The purpose of the visit was to attend the 95th Tokyo International Gift Show (held from February 15th - February 17th), to explore and identify products to be sold at the garden's gift shop. Due to the COVID pandemic, this was the first visit by [...]

17 Feb, 2023

Hokusei & Oregon Fruit Products to Jointly Attend Japanese Beer Industry Event in April

By |2023-02-17T16:09:34-07:00February 17th, 2023|Categories: Others|0 Comments

Given its partnership with Oregon Fruit Products and the growing popularity of fruit puree use in Japanese craft beer, Hokusei Products will be attending an event specially-held for the Japanese beer industry, on April 14 (Fri) in Tokyo, Japan.     The main objective of this event will be to educate Japanese brewers about Oregon-grown hops and their use in [...]

6 Feb, 2023

“4th Category” Webinar A Success

By |2023-02-06T20:19:06-07:00February 6th, 2023|Categories: Others|0 Comments

As reported in our previous post, along with Oregon Fruit Products and its parent company (Hokusei Products), Hokusei North America hosted a webinar on February 2, with a focus on US beer market trends.  In particular, the webinar explained how many breweries are increasingly making non-beer products, including "4th category" drinks (e.g., RTD cocktails, hard selzters, hard iced teas) and [...]

17 Jan, 2023

Hokusei to Host Webinar About “4th Category” Drinks

By |2023-01-17T09:20:24-07:00January 17th, 2023|Categories: Others|0 Comments

On Feb 2 (PST), in partnership with Oregon Fruit Products (OFP), Hokusei Products & Hokusei North America will host a webinar targeting drink manufacturers in Japan. The subject of this webinar will be "4th Category" drinks, a term use to collectively refer to hard seltzers, ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktails, Ready-to-Serve cocktails, flavored malt beverages (FMBs), hard kombucha, hard water, hard iced [...]

2 Jan, 2023

Happy New Year from Hokusei North America

By |2023-01-10T19:17:16-07:00January 2nd, 2023|Categories: Others|0 Comments

We at Hokusei North America would like to take this opportunity to wish a Happy New Year to all of our customers, business partners, and work acquaintances, in the U.S., Canada, and Japan. In Asia, 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit. According to tradition, rabbits are known for living peacefully in groups, and thus representing well-being among family & [...]

22 Dec, 2022

Happy Holidays From Hokusei North America

By |2022-12-22T11:29:12-07:00December 22nd, 2022|Categories: Others|0 Comments

As 2022 closes out, and the Hokusei North America team gets ready for holidays, we'd like to take a moment to reflect on the past year, and express our thanks to all those with whom we had the pleasure of working. 2022 felt very much like a post-COVID transition year, which started with online seminars and finished with in-person meetings [...]

8 Dec, 2022

Consul General Mei’s Visit to Hokusei HQ

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

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 [...]

25 Nov, 2022

Consul General Mei to Visit Hokusei’s Head Office

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

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 [...]

14 Nov, 2022

Kobe Delegation Visits Portland

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

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 [...]

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