Company overview

  • Business name
    TOHO BUSSAN KAISHA, LTD.
  • Establishment
    July 31, 1958
  • Capital
    400 Million Yen
  • Business description
    Import, export, off-shore trade, and domestic sale of foodstuff, soybean, rice, processed marine products, etc.
  • Head office
    8F Shiba Park Building A, Shiba Koen 2-4-1, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
    TEL:(03)3438-5711
    FAX:(03)3438-5740
    E-Mail:gyomu@tohob.co.jp
  • Executive officers
    President & CEO: Satoshi Nakanishi
    Director & Senior Managing Officer: Kosuke Shinohara
    Director & Senior Managing Officer: Kenji Kawasaki
    Director: Hidehiro Shoji
    Director: Harutoshi Hamaya
    Auditor: Jun Kitamura
    Auditor: Atsushi Katayama
    Senior Managing Officer: Koji Waide
    Senior Managing Officer: Jiro Kirihata
    Senior Managing Officer: Fumihiko Matsuda
    Managing Officer:Yuji Kagabayashi
    Managing Officer:Eiji Hayashi
    Managing Officer:Keiichiro Hayakawa
  • Employees
    146 (As of April 1,2018)
  • Shareholders
    Mitsui & Co.,Ltd. 100%
  • Our bankers
    Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation / MUFG Bank Ltd. / Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

沿革

  • May 1947
    Former Toho Bussan was established centering on voluntary members of the former Mitsui & Co.,Ltd., in May 1947, and later joined by 80 more members when Mitusi & Co.,Ltd. was disbanded by the order of GHQ Zaibatsu disbandment in September of that year.
  • July 1958
    1958, Toho Bussan Kaisha Ltd., a new company was formed centering on the staff who had expertise in the communist block trading. The communist block and other trade of the former was transferred to the new company. The new Toho Bussan started business on July 31,1958, with the paid-up capital of ¥100,000,000. Toho Bussan thereafter expanded its business as follows.
  • March 1960
    Inherited Soviet Union and East Europe related business from Daiichi Trading Co., Ltd.
  • December 1960
    Head office relocated from Nihombashi, Chuo-ku to Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku.
  • June 1965
    Inherited Soviet Union and East Europe related business from Kinoshita Sansho Co., Ltd.
  • November 1965
    Transferred a part of Soviet Union and East Europe related business to Mitsui & Co.,Ltd.
  • March 1968
    Established the subsidiary company Toho Suisan Co.,Ltd.
  • August 1970
    Increased the capital to 400 Million Yen.
  • January 1972
    Relocated the head office from Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku to Shimbashi, Minato-ku.
  • November 1993
    Relocated the head office from Shimbashi, Minato-ku to Mita, Minato-ku.
  • May 1996
    Relocated the head office from Mita, Minato-ku to Shiba-koen, Minato-ku
  • April 2004
    Merger with Toho Suisan Co., Ltd. And Hokkai Seafoods Co., Ltd.
  • April 2005
    Salmon business transferred from Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
  • May 2005
    Fresh produce business transferred from Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
  • April 2007
    Merger with Bussan Rice & Products Inc.
  • July 2007
    Meat business transferred from Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
  • April 2011
    Complete transfer of marine products business from Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

*The current Mitsui & Co.,Ltd. was established through mergers of the various new companies
that had been established after the disbandment of the former Mitsui & Co. by the order of GHQ
in 1947, so legally speaking, there has been no continuation between the former Mitsui & Co.
and the current Mitsui & Co.

Offices

  • Head office
    8F Shiba Park Building A, Shiba Koen 2-4-1, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8547, Japan.
    Main TEL:03-3438-5711 FAX:03-3438-5740
    E-Mail:gyomu@tohob.co.jp
  • Kansai Branch
    Osaka Mitsui-Bussan Bldg. 19F 3-33, Nakanoshima 2-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan 530-0005
  • Sapporo Branch
    (Retail MD Team)
    1-26, Nishi 20-chome, Kita 12-jo, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido, Japan 060-0012
  • Sapporo Branch
    (Hokkaido Team)
    Sapporo Mitsui JP Bldg. 19F 1, Nishi 4-chome, Kita 2-jo, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido, Japan, 450-0003
  • Nagoya Branch
    Nagoya Mitsui Bussan Bldg. 9F 16-21, Meieki Minami 1-chome, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan 450-0003
  • Kyushu Business Div.
    Kagoshima Takamibashi Bldg. 3F 5-1, Nishida 1-chome, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima, Japan 890-0046

Business decription

Foodstuff Unit

Foodstuff Unit

Foodstuff Unit is comprised of "Food Material Div.", "Soybean Div.", "Feed Div.", and "Kyushu Business Div". It mainly handles cereal grains and feed material used in the livestock industry. It mostly handles food related items, and therefore it has defined rigorous internal standards for ensuring high level of safety. Simultaneously, it has formed its own channels for ensuring stable supply.

Marine Products & Produce Unit

Marine Products & Produce Unit

It is comprised of "First Marine Products Div.", "Second Marine Products Div.", "Agricultural Products Div.", "Overseas Marketing Dept.", and "Retail MD Team". It sources marine products from various foreign countries focusing on the South East Asia mainly, and fresh fruits from America and South Africa, and it imports and sells them in Japan. It provides details instructions and guidance for development, cultivation, and production, and it strives to ensure stable supply.

Rice Unit

Rice Unit

Rice Unit is comprised of "First Rice Div." and "Second Rice Div.", and it handles both Japanese rice and imported rice. Main business is distribution of rice focusing on polished rice, which is the main product, and import and sale of domestic and imported rice. Besides, for expanding new sales channels and developing the applications of rice, it focuses on exporting Japanese rice, and it ensures stable and continuous supply of Japanese rice.

List of products

Foodstuff Unit

Food Materials Div

  • GROUND NUTS
  • SMALL RED BEANS
  • KIDNEY BEANS
  • MARROWFAT PEAS
  • BROARD BEANS
  • CASHEW NUTS
  • ALMOND
  • WALNUTS
  • PISTACHIO

Soybeans Div

 NON-GMO SOYBEANS

  • USA NON-GMO SOYBEANS
  • CANADIAN NON-GMO SOYBEANS
  • CHINESE NON-GMO SOYBEANS
  • SOUTH AMERICAN NON-GMO SOYBEANS
  • AUSTRALIAN NON-GMO SOYBEANS
  • JAPANESE NON-GMO SOYBEANS

ORIGINAL BRAND NON-GMO SOYBEANS

  • MITSUI No.1
  • MITSUI SELECT
  • MITSUI SILKY

Feed and Meat Div

  • CORN
  • MILO
  • SOYBEAN MEAL
  • RAPESEED MEAL
  • GLUTEN FEED
  • GLUTEN MEAL
  • WHEAT BRAN
  • RYE
  • DEHYDRATED ALFALFA MEAL
  • FISH MEAL
  • SQUID MEAL
  • PALM KERNEL MEAL
  • LECITHIN OIL
  • OTHER RAW MATERIAL

Marine Products & Produce Unit

First Marine Products Div.

  • FROZEN SHRIMP
  • BREADED SHRIMP
  • NOBASHI EBI
  • SUSHI EBI
  • SHARK'S FIN, JELLYFISH
  • OTHER MARINE PRODUCTS

Second Marine Produts Div

  • COHO SALMON (HG)
  • TROUT (HG)
  • TROUT FILLET (TRIM)
  • TROUT SASHIMI LOIN
  • TROUT SALTED HARAMI
  • SMOKED TROUT SALMON
  • SALMON ROE (SALTED, SEASONNED)
  • TUNA
  • IKURA(SALTED, SEASONNED)
  • HEAVY SALTED SALMON (RED SALMON)
  • SEASONNED ATKA MACKEREL
  • SEMI-DRIED FISH
  • SEASONNED FISH
  • FISH ROE
  • OTHERS

Fresh Produce Div.

  • GRAPEFRUIT
  • ORANGE
  • HONEYDEW MELON
  • GRAPE
  • MANGO
  • SWEETIE
  • MELOGOLD
  • LIME
  • LEMON
  • PERSIMMON
  • STRAWBERRY
  • GREEN BEANS
  • FROZEN FRUITS
  • FREEZE DRIED PRODUCTS
  • PEELED GARLIC

Rice Unit

First Rice Div.

  • MILLED RICE FOR HOME USAGE
  • RICE FOR FOOD BUSINESS USAGE
  • BROWN RICE

Second Rice Div.

  • RICE FOR BUSINESS FOOD SERVICE
  • IMPORTED RICE AND EXPORT OF DOMESTIC RICE