Kyokuyo has a well-established reputation for high-quality products due to our procurement capabilities and processing technologies accumulated over many years as a seafood professional.
With the company’s seven branches and four offices in Japan, as well as our local subsidiaries and affiliated companies overseas, Kyokuyo has various sales channels, both domestic and international.
Based on following five business pillars, Kyokuyo delivers the bounty of the sea to dining tables through products for home use aimed at mass retailers and convenience stores, in addition to products for industrial use such as in menu items at conveyor-belt sushi restaurants chains and Japanese-style pubs and company cafeteria menus.
Moreover, our Sea Marché retail product brand, nurtured by our experience as a fishery company, delivers our strengths from sourcing raw materials to processing and sales, combined with our meticulous care for quality.
Marine Products Purchasing Business
Kyokuyo’s Marine Products Purchasing business not only procures a stable supply of fishery products from oceans around the world, providing them as food materials, but also processes products meeting a variety of needs.
Having started out as a fishing company, Kyokuyo now has a global network built up over 80 long years with acute insight for screening good quality marine products. Kyokuyo has established local subsidiaries and representative offices in the United States, Southeast Asia, China, Europe, and other major overseas bases, building relationships of trust with business partners throughout the world in procuring not only fishery materials but also processed products
Frozen Foods Business
The Frozen Foods business provides frozen foods for cooking for both industrial and home use. These includes frozen seafood products, processed meat, and frozen vegetables, all processed at Kyokuyo Group plants.
Kyokuyo has directly operated and subcontracted plants both in Japan and overseas, creating a system that enables us to process a wide range of products in accordance with customer’s needs, from sushi toppings to grilled/boiled fish products to “Ocean King” imitation crab meat.
In response to the Japanese food boom and sushi boom that are expanding across the globe, Kyokuyo is processing seafood for sushi toppings through KUE, our joint venture company in Thailand, and exporting these products to more than 20 countries worldwide.
With regard to products for the Japanese market, Kyokuyo’s Dandori Jozu series of boneless fillet and grilled fish products—developed as catering products that are easy to prepare and also easy for elderly people to eat—has been very well-received particularly by hospitals and nursing care facilities.
Specializing in fish raw materials, Kyokuyo’s frozen foods for home use are sold as high-added-value products that utilize the company’s unique strengths, and these frozen foods have been favourably received.
Shelf-Stable Foods Business
The Shelf-Stable Foods business handles canned seafood such as skipjack, salmon, and crab as well as seafood delicacies and health food products such as glucosamine.
We are also accelerating the expansion and strengthening of our processed food businesses, thereby further stabilizing profits as a seafood professional.
The Tuna business overseas all tuna-related operations, from fishing and farming to purchasing, processing, and marketing of skipjack and other tuna.
Kyokuyo Group has independent sourcing capabilities for good-quality skipjack and other species with its own five tuna purse-seine fishing vessels.
In order to protect limited marine resources and ensure a stable supply of tuna, Kyokuyo is developing a bluefin tuna farming business in Shikoku. Our original brand Hon-maguro no Kiwami has been very well received by customers.
In addition, we are following initiatives towards a full-life cycle aquaculture business, which does not rely on natural juvenile fish.
The Logistics business provides logistics services, centering on the Cold Storage business.
Kyokuyo Akitsu Reizo Co., Ltd. has established four refrigerated warehouses in three major bases — Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka — with the aim of improving and expanding logistics activities in order to enhance distribution functions, and is endeavouring to further expand business and improve services.