As a comprehensive food production company with a specific focus on production and sales of marine products, our corporate philosophy is to continue on a path that supports a wholesome lifestyle through healthy eating habits and that grows together with society as an organization abiding by the principals of human dignity. We aim to provide safe, reliable and appetizing food products, and dedicate all the energy of the KYOKUYO Group to gaining the trust and satisfaction of our business partners, and consumers. We will achieve this by strengthening our entire supply chain, from procurement of raw products to processing and sales, and by meeting the needs of our consumers.
Marine Purchasing Business
Frozen Foods Business
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Marine 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 foods for cooking for both industrial and home use. These include 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 in processing seafood for sushi toppings through KUI, our joint venture company in Thailand, and exporting these products to more than 20 countries worldwide.
With regards 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 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 favorably received.
The Tuna business oversees 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 developed a bluefin tuna farming business in Shikoku. Our original brand Hon-maguro no Kiwami has already been very well received by customers.
In addition, our full-life cycle aquaculture business does not rely on natural juvenile fish.
As seafood dishes become globalized and reaching all corners of the globe, international competition for the procurement of marine products is becoming intense. Through mutual collaboration domestically and overseas between our headquarters, branch offices, representatives, and affiliates, and by utilizing our global network that has been built up over the years based on relationships of trust between marine product companies, we acquire only the highest quality marine products from oceans around the globe.
Our purse-seine fleets in the central and western Pacific Ocean are mainly catching skipjack tuna. As international restrictions in the fishing industry becomes ever stricter, KYOKUYO aims to contribute to the economic development of the island countries that rely on fishing through the effective use and stable maintenance of fishing resources in such a way that also maintains biological diversity.
In addition to preserving the world’s limited marine resources, the KYOKUYO Group started Bluefin tuna farming along with other marine products such as Red snapper and Amberjack in order to achieve a stable supply of marine products.
Our Bluefin tuna farming business was established and developed with great care and attention. Southwest Shikoku was selected as the ideal location due to the area being in rich natural environment. Our Bluefin Tuna is highly prized by our customers.
In November 2012, we established a joint venture company KYOKUYO FEED ONE MARINE CO., LTD. to engage in all operations related to farming and selling of Bluefin tuna, raising fish from egg to adult. In 2017 we successfully shipped our first Full-Cycle Farm Raised Bluefin Tuna to NY and we are now continuously shipping throughout the U.S.