19 Jan, 2021

More Puree For Japanese Brewers

By |2021-01-19T20:14:04-07:00January 19th, 2021|0 Comments

Hokusei North America is kicking off the new year with another shipment of fruit purees from Oregon Fruit Products, for Japanese brewers. This will be the biggest shipment yet, consisting of 6 different puree types, the most popular being blackberry puree.  The increased demand from Japanese brewers for Oregon Fruit Products' fruit purees stems from [...]

4 Jan, 2021

Happy 2021, Year of the Ox

By |2021-01-04T11:48:18-07:00January 4th, 2021|0 Comments

After a very tough 2020, we finally made it to 2021 (phew). In the Eastern/Chinese zodiac, 2021 is the Year of the Ox. According to the zodiac, the ox represents hard work, positivity and honesty -- qualities which will be reflected by events, developments, and interactions in 2021.     The Ox's traits are especially welcome, [...]

21 Dec, 2020

By |2020-12-21T15:18:41-07:00December 21st, 2020|0 Comments

As 2020 comes to a close, Hokusei North America would like take time to extend its thanks and best wishes to our various business partners in the U.S., Japan, and Canada. This has been a trying year for nearly everyone, and it has been difficult to watch the struggles faced by  organizations and people with [...]

7 Dec, 2020

CEO Shotaro Tomita Introduces Oregon Representative to New Toyama Governor

By |2020-12-14T01:18:23-07:00December 7th, 2020|0 Comments

On November 20, Hokusei North America's CEO, Shotaro Tomita had the honor of introducing Jun Mokudai, Senior Advisor at Oregon's Japan Representative Office (JRO), to Toyama Prefecture's newly-elected Governor, Hachiro Niita. The introductory meeting took place at the Governor's Office in Toyama City and in addition to Msssrs. Niita, Mokudai, Tomita was attended by Toyoma [...]

25 Nov, 2020

A Taste of Toyama in Portland

By |2020-11-26T04:21:10-07:00November 25th, 2020|Tags: |0 Comments

Recently, the Japan-America Society of Oregon (JASO), announced its Annual General Meeting event, to be held virtually on Dec 4, 2020.  Although JASO hosts a number fascinating and educational programs throughout the year, this particular event stands out in that it will be paired with a bento box dinner featuring cuisine from Toyama Prefecture. As [...]

12 Nov, 2020

Raspberry Fruit Puree for the Gold!

By |2020-11-13T16:37:38-07:00November 12th, 2020|0 Comments

On November 1, the International Beer Cup (IBC), one of Japan's most prestigious beer competitions, announced its list of winners for 2020.  Among the breweries receiving gold medals was Brewmin', a small brewery from Toyama, Oregon's sister prefecture (state) and location of Hokusei North America's parent company's home office.   Strengthening the Brewmin' - Hokusei [...]

2 Nov, 2020

Fruit Puree In Action

By |2020-11-12T14:26:41-07:00November 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

During the summer, in conjunction with its partner Oregon Fruit Products (Salem, Ore.), Hokusei North America sent a shipment of fruit puree to Japan  As these shelf-stable aseptic purees are highly valued by the craft brewing industry to make fruited beers, every customer of this last shipment was a Japanese craft beer brewery. One of [...]

5 Oct, 2020

The Smoke Has Finally Cleared

By |2020-10-05T14:43:02-07:00October 5th, 2020|0 Comments

During the month of September, there were a number of forest fires burning across Oregon.  These fires, some of which are still not yet 100% caused considerable damage in terms of burnt forest and land (nearly 1 million acres), destroyed homes, and human fatalities. Although Portland was not touched by the wildfires, it did receive [...]

14 Sep, 2020

Mailbox Delivery to Okinawa

By |2020-09-14T11:31:06-07:00September 14th, 2020|0 Comments

Recently, Hokusei North America (HNA) undertook an interesting export project, a first for the company.  Based on request from the U.S. Military, and working with its sister company Hokusei Trading Asia, HNA shipped a number of mailboxes from the U.S. to Okinawa, Japan.   Made of brass, the mailboxes have a traditional American design, which [...]

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