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Matching events in Nemuro and Kushiro focused on exports of fishery products

September 2013

Fifth time in Nemuro and first time in Kushiro

In Nemuro on September 17 and in Kushiro on September 19 and 20 JETRO Hokkaido held matching events between overseas buyers interested in Japanese food products and local producers and food processors aiming to develop overseas sales channels. This is the fifth time in Nemuro and the first time in Kushiro which JETRO has held such events in collaboration with local municipalities and related organizations.

Inviting buyers of seven companies from six countries and regions in Asia

A total of seven overseas buyers from six countries and regions (Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia) were invited to Hokkaido for the events. From Japan, 13 companies in Nemuro and 11 companies in Kushiro took part.

Business matching for primary products has been a focus for JETRO and in this event high-quality fishery and food items produced in Hokkaido were exhibited. The buyers also visited producers' sites where they observed firsthand how these food items are produced, processed and distributed in a safe and secure manner. In addition, the program also offered an opportunity for the buyers and producers to directly exchange ideas.

JETRO Hokkaido will follow up on both the Japanese and overseas participants to ensure that the interaction which started on this occasion continues into the future.

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Business talks (Nemuro)

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Visit to Hanasaki Port (Nemuro)

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Visit to Kushiro Port (Kushiro)

Cities offer hospitality to buyers at networking events

After the business talks networking events with the buyers were held in both cities. Representatives from the two local governments, including Nemuro City Mayor Shunsuke Hasegawa and Kushiro City Mayor Hiroya Ebina, the Hokkaido Government Subprefectural Bureau, related local organizations, producers and other local companies, attended these exchange opportunities. They offered local treats to express their hospitality to the buyers.