• About KOHYO


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KOHYO was founded in Yokkaichi City, Mie Prefecture in 1971 as a trading company specializing in seafood. Since then, we have focused our efforts toward developing and growing as a general food trading company amid changes in our social environment. We have never stopped expanding our handling not only to marine products, but today we also are involved in agricultural products, livestock products, feed fertilizers, and even alcoholic beverages.


KOHYO was founded in 1971 as a seafood import and export trading company.
For more than half a century since then, we have continued to develop as a general food trading company by expanding our business area to include agricultural products, livestock products, alcoholic beverages, and feed and fertilizer businesses that are related to food.

Throughout our company's journey, we focused mainly on expanding in the field of food raw materials. However, in recent years, the social structure and culture have changed significantly since those early days. We note how food diversification has been advancing rapidly.
In order to respond to rapidly changing food needs as our times change, we are taking a new step toward becoming a full-spec general food trading company that can respond to the needs ranging from raw food materials to final products by adopting a multi-functional, multi-location, and diversified approach.

Our mission is to enrich people's hearts and society through food. Since our founding, we have consistently focused on and specialized in food. We have based our work on the belief that food is the source of life, and that nothing can enrich people's hearts as much as food, and that there is nothing that can even strengthen our connection with people more.
We will continue to focus on our business through food, expanding our expertise far and wide. We also aim to enhance our corporate value as a general food trading company by pursuing safety, security, and delicious flavors, and by making food planning and proposals that lead to the healing of people in addition to giving them a sense of well-being.

In addition, we will make further efforts so that our group companies with highly unique functions can work together to increase the value of the group and continue to be valued by society.

I wish to extend my gratitude for your continued support and ask for your continued cooperation in the future.


Representative Director, President and Executive Officer:
Toshihiro Hattori

Company Overview (KOHYO HOLDINGS)

Established October 1, 2020
Capital ¥10 million

5-4-19 Shinsho, Yokkaichi, Mie,
510-0064, JAPAN
TEL:+81-59-355-2461 (Reception)
FAX:+81-59-534-3447 (Reception)

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Directors Representative Director, President: Toshihiro Hattori
Representative Senior Managing Director: Satoshi Kuromiya
Director, Chairperson: Hideko Kuromiya
Director: Chikage Kuromiya
Director: Masahiro Otsuki
Director: Satoshi Kashima
Auditor: Masashi Maeda
Number of employees 44 (As of end of August, 2023)
Business Activities Group company management
(fund management, real estate management, corporate planning, customs clearance, quality control, production control, human resources and general affairs, system management)

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Company Overview (KOHYO)

Company Name KOHYO CO., LTD.
Established July 23, 1971
Capital ¥98 million (Authorized capital: ¥200 million)

5-4-19 Shinsho, Yokkaichi, Mie,
510-0064, JAPAN
TEL:+81-59-354-5411 (Reception)
FAX:+81-59-354-3447 (Reception)

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Tokyo Office
Cross Shibaura Bldg. 3F 3-12-6 Shibaura, Minato-Ku, Tokyo,
108-0023, JAPAN

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Directors and Officers Representative Director, President and Executive Officer :Toshihiro Hattori
Representative Director, VicePresident and Executive Officer :Satoshi Kashima
Director :Masahiro Otsuki
Auditor :Masashi Maeda
Managing Executive Officer :Hiroyuki Nyukai
Executive Officer :Masayuki Ota
Executive Officer :Takashi Katsuma
Business Activities Export and Import, Wholesale, Agent of Foreign Trade
Products Available Marine Products, Agricultural and Livestock Products, Processed Foodstuffs, Canned Foods, Fishing Net & Gears, Feed Alcoholic Drinks and Sundries
Number of employees 191 (As of end of June, 2023)
Bankers Mizuho Bank, Ltd. Yokkaichi Br., The Hyakugo Bank, Ltd. Yokkaichi Br.,
MUFG Bank, Ltd. Yokkaichi Br., San ju San Bank,Ltd. Yokkaichi Br.,
THE CHUKYO BANK,Ltd. Yokkaichi Br.

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Corporate History

July 1971 Established KOHYO CO., LTD. as a corporation
Capital: ¥18 million
Established office in Yokkaichi Warehouse Co., Ltd. Headquarters Building, 6-6 Chitose-cho, Yokkaichi, Mie, Japan
August, 1972 Capital increased to ¥25 million
December, 1974 Relocated headquarters (10-9, Jushichiken-cho, Yokkaichi, Mie, Japan)
February, 1982 Established K.T.Marketing Co., Ltd. (Yokkaichi, Mie, Japan)
February, 1985 Relocated headquarters to a new building (5-4-19 Shinsho, Yokkaichi, Mie, Japan)
April, 1986 Established KOHYO AMERICA, INC. (Seattle, USA)
April, 1989 Established Qingdao Kohyo Foodstuffs Co., Ltd. (Shandong, China)
* Closed: February, 1997
May, 1991 Established KOHYO HOLLAND B.V. (Hoofddorp, The Netherlands)
September, 1991 Increased capital to ¥50 million
July, 1992 Established FUJIAN KOHYO MARINE CORPORATION. (Fujian, China)
* Closed: March, 1999
February, 1995 Established PACIFIC SURIMI JOINT VENTURE L.L.C. (Oregon, USA)
* Closed: 2002
March, 1996 Opened Myanmar representative office. (Yangon, Myanmar)
January, 1998 Established RED SEA PRAWN CO., LTD. (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
* Closed: November 1999
March, 2004 Completed construction of the current headquarters building
May, 2006 Increased capital to ¥124,072,500
March, 2008 Reduced capital to ¥98 million
June, 2012 Established Tokyo Office (Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan)
March, 2013 Opened Laiyang representative office. (currently Shandong Liaison Office) (Shandong, China)
November, 2013 Relocated Kohyo America, Inc. (Los Angeles, California, USA)
January, 2014 Established Kohyo Foods Kansai Co., Ltd. (Kobe, Hyogo, Japan)
January, 2014 Established Kohyo Foods Kansai Co., Ltd. (Kobe, Hyogo, Japan)
July, 2014 Established Rizhao Kohyo Foods Trading Co., Ltd. (Shandong, China)
October, 2014 Acquired current Tokyo Office Building (Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan)
December, 2014 Made Hashimotoya Tokube Co., Ltd. a subsidiary
June, 2015 Established KOHYO INTERNATIONAL Co., Ltd. (Shibaura, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, JAPAN)
September, 2018 Made investment in Washokushachu Co., Ltd. (Shibaura, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, JAPAN)
December, 2018 Made investment in RONGCHENG FUZEJIAOYANG Trading CO., LTD. (Shandong, China)
May, 2019 Opened Kohyo Ho Chi Minh City Representative Office (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam)
October, 2020 Established KOHYO HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
July, 2021 Made Agrico Co., Ltd. a subsidiary
October, 2021 Established KOHYO UK LTD (London, UK) as a
subsidiary of KOHYO HOLLAND B.V.
March, 2023 Made Oshima Fisheries Co., Ltd. a subsidiary
May, 2023 Made TOUHACHI Co., Ltd. a subsidiary

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