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Companies Interested in Highly-Skilled Foreign ProfessionalsKodai Sangyo Co., Ltd.

To become Japan's best woodworker that is popular internationally!

Kodai Sangyo is a manufacturer of wooden products founded 48 years ago in 1972. We began exporting our products overseas in 2012 and are currently expanding our sales operations around the world, especially in North America. While the company only has a small group of 35 employees, we are able to perform everything in-house from planning, development, design, to manufacturing and sales, which makes it possible for us to sell our unique products not just in the Japanese market but worldwide as well. Each and every one of our employees is responsible, has great pride in what they do, and is invested in conveying the high quality of our Made in Japan products. We strive to create more items that can make daily life a little more convenient and exciting for our customers who have bought and used our products.

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Role Expected of Highly-Skilled Foreign Professionals

  • Bridge Builder with Foreign Enterprises, such as in Expanding Overseas (Bridging Resource)
  • Innovation and Planning from the Perspective of People Overseas
  • Promoting Globalization of Japanese Staff

Required Persons

  • Humanities (Language)
  • Humanities (Sales/Marketing)
  • Humanities (Trade Affairs)
  • Humanities (Management)


  • Lumber and Wood Products/Furniture and Building Materials/Paper and Pulp

Business Content

Kodai Sangyo is a manufacturer of wooden household products that performs in-house product planning, development, design, to manufacturing and sales. In 2012, we began exporting our products overseas and have been mainly selling various cutting boards made from Japanese cypress wood to consumers in North America, Europe, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and other countries around the world. It is our aim to develop environmentally-friendly products, and we obtained FSC's Chain of Custody certification in 2005. Hinoki cutting boards that we have exported are made from FSC-certified materials. Furthermore, we aim to base future products on the concept of zero-emission by creating cypress-based biomass plastic items using the wood shavings left behind from other manufacturing processes, as well as delving into new product categories such as distilled Japanese cypress deodorant sprays that are made from the steam discharged during the drying process for wood materials.

Countries/Areas of Interest

  • Oseania as a whole
  • North America as a whole
  • Europe as a whole

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KODAI appearance


68-1 Motomiyaaza Sakutadai, Motomiya-shi Fukushima 969-1111
Tel : 0243-33-5381

Company Info

Capital:10 million yen
Amount of sales:495.78 million yen
Number of employees:35 people
Year of establishment:May 1972 site: a new window will open.