Outline of Kochi Prefectural Trade Association

Outline of Kochi Prefectural Trade Association, a Public Interest Incorporated Association

Established July 8th, 1947
Number of
Members
76 regular member companies (as of April 1st, 2017)
Special Members: 7 companies (as of April 1st, 2017)
Chairman Yoshihiko Miroku (representative director and president of Miroku Corp. Plant)
Location Kochi Prefectural Office, 1-2-20 Marunouchi, Kochi, Kochi prefecture

Timeline of Kochi Prefectural Trade Association, a Public Interest Incorporated Association

June 1947 Kochi Prefectural Trade Association, a public interest incorporated association (henceforth referred to as "the Association," is established (Chairman: Taizo Irimajiri).
January 1948 Sends 70 letters of introduction for products hoping to be exported from Kochi prefecture to major chambers of commerce in countries around the world.
April 1948 Delegates representatives to Tokyo and Osaka (until 1951).
December 1957 Tahei Irimajiri is appointed Association Chairman.
September 1959 Appoints two Ryukyu market researchers
November 1962 Attracts JETRO (the Japan External Trade Organization) Kochi Office, from which point all trade-related business (except for some independently conducted association business) is jointly sponsored by JETRO.
December 1962 Holds exhibition to promote export from Kochi prefecture in collaboration with the prefecture and cities at Kochi Kenmin Hall.
April 1963 The Association and JETRO offices move from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry to the Prefectural Industrial Research Institute.
May 1963 The government institutes June 28th as International Trade Commemoration Day.
August 1965 Dispatches representatives from Kochi prefecture to Hong Kong (3 months), and continues to do so yearly until 1972.
June 1966 Begins publicly commending ten excellent workers yearly, from the 4th International Trade Commemoration Day onwards.
April 1968 The Association and JETRO offices move from the Prefectural Industrial Research Institute to the 7th floor of the Kochi Denki building.
June 1979 Yasuoka, managing director and head of JETRO retires, after which the head of the prefectural Commerce Policy Division and head of JETRO become executive directors.
June 1981 The Association's office moves from the Kochi Denki building to the prefectural Commerce Policy Division.
January 1982 Junichiro Hisamatsu is appointed Association Chairman.
June 1986 Shinichi Yoshimura is appointed Association Chairman.
June 1996 Assumes management of Kochi Prefectural Office, Singapore.
November 1996 Tajiro Irimajiri is appointed Association Chairman.
June 1997 Ceremony to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Association is held.
June 2000 Hiroshi Kan is appointed Association Chairman.
September 2003 Assumes management of Kochi Prefectural Office, Shangai.
September 2007 Ceremony to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Association is held.
April 2012 Moves to Kochi Prefectural Trade Association, a Public Interest Incorporated Association
June 2012 Yoshihiko Miroku is appointed Association Chairman.

List of Executives of Kochi Prefectural Trade Association,
a Public Interest Incorporated Association

Chairman: Yoshihiko Miroku president of Miroku Corp. Plant
Corporate Affairs Director
(Vice-Chairman)
Toshinori Yamaoka president of Nippon Kodoshi Corporation
Directors Yasuhisa Izui president of Izui Iron Works Co., Ltd.
Shoichi Nishiyama president of Ujiden Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
Seigo Ushimado president of SKK Corporation
Kazuhiko Yasuoka president of Kakiuchi Co., Ltd.
Ryuichi Tabuchi company director and head of administration of
Koei Iron Works Co., Ltd.
Shinobu Tamura general manager of regional business support department of
the Bank of Kochi, Ltd.
Hiroyuki Inoue deputy director of Kochi Prefectural Department of
Industrial Policy and Promotion
Masaki Kubota senior managing director of Kochi Koun Co., Ltd.
Kazuaki Matsumura director of Kochi City Department of
Industry and Tourism
Michio Yamasaki vice president of Kochi Chamber of
Commerce and Industry
Minoru Nutahara president of Kochi Faz Co.,Ltd.
Mitsufumi Ito general manager of customer support department of Shikoku Bank, Ltd.
Mineo Fuwano director of Taiheiyo Cement Corporation's Tosa office
Isao Ikeda executive director and chief marketing executive of Toyo Denka Kogyo Co.,Ltd.
Kazunori Yamaguchi director of Jetro Kochi
Shinsuke Hokiyama president of Hokiyama Cutlery Co., Ltd.
Managers Takao Sakamoto branch managerof Shoko Chukin Bank Ltd., Kochi branch
Akinori Tsuji president of Tosa Denshi Co., Ltd.

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Kochi Prefectural Trade Association

Address:Kochi Prefectural Office, 1-2-20 Marunouchi, Kochi, Kochi prefecture

TEL:088-821-0033 FAX:088-822-3065