2019 was a busy year for us at Hokusei North America.  During the last 12 months, we have had the pleasure of starting new business relationships and the honor of continuing to serve existing partners.  We’ve seen our business extend its growth and have worked with increased the number of partners with whom we’ve worked.  It has been a pleasure to host our Japanese counterparts in Oregon, as well as accompany Oregon visitors to Japan.

Throughout all the business and personal interactions we’ve had in 2019, two in particular stand out. The first was our continued work with the Portland Japanese Garden, and our sponsorship of its “Behind the Shoji” exhibit.  The second was the start of our business relationship with Oregon Fruit Products, to export their fruit purees for use in Japanese craft beer.

While we reflect upon 2019 with fond memories, we are very much looking forward to expanding our business and making new friends on both sides of the Pacific in 2020 (Year of the Rat, BTW).

Happy New Year from Hokusei North America!