Export business

To deliver true “deliciousness”
to everyone around the world

From Japan to the world

From Japan to the world

Ocean Trading has developed networks spread out across the world through our importing business, and we are utilizing them to actively engage in exporting Japanese marine products.

It all started with a simple sentiment. When our business partners from around the world visited Japan, they were all amazed at how delicious authentic sushi was. Seeing their amazement made us want to deliver that deliciousness to more people.

It has been over 10 years since we started our exporting business in earnest, but we still face various challenges to clear the importing standards set by each country’s government. Nevertheless, we believe people in many different countries are now able to enjoy the true deliciousness of Japanese cuisine.

Additionally, we have employees stationed in Vietnam and Malaysia who, together with local staff members, visit mass retailers and customers in the foodservice industry. They provide suggestions on how to both sell and prepare Japanese fish, many of which are still unfamiliar to the local residents.

The annual consumption of marine products per person is rising every year in various countries around the world. At Ocean Trading, we strive to create a reputation for Japan not simply as a consumer nation, but also a producer nation, and to that end, we work to deliver large volumes of seafood across the world. We are also engaged in efforts to draw on our extensive knowledge of seafood to offer suggestions that are unique to Japan so that everyone involved can benefit.

Over the past few years, we have also started exporting products such as vegetables, fruits, and rice in addition to seafood at the request of our overseas customers.

Characteristics of OTC's export business

Wide variety of product lineup

01. Wide variety of product lineup
Our strength lies in a wide-ranging and detailed product lineup that goes beyond just seafood.
We also export products needed for preparing sushi, such as soy sauce, wasabi, pickled ginger, vinegar, nori (seaweed) and rice. In addition, we buy and export vegetables, fruits and garnishes for sashimi dishes from Ota Market, which is Japan’s largest fresh produce market.

Direct shipment from Toyosu

02. Direct shipment from Toyosu
In October 2018, the Tsukiji Market was relocated to the Toyosu Market. The variety of products and energy that filled Tsukiji still remain, while at the same time, the new and improved market has also established a cold chain to ensure food safety and reliability. We increased the number of expert buyers at our company and have a system in place to communicate information regarding fresh fish quickly and thoroughly to our customers overseas. The selected fish are then packaged in the morning and exported out of the country within the same day using air transportation.

Direct shipment from Fukuoka and Hokkaido

03. Direct shipment from Fukuoka
and Hokkaido
Just as we do from the Toyosu Market, we also export fresh, seasonal wild-caught fish as well as farmed fish from Hokkaido, situated in the northern part of Japan, and Fukuoka, situated in the southern part of Japan, using air transportation.

Intermediate trade

04. Intermediate trade
Ocean Trading imports seafood such as salmon from Norway and Chile and Tuna from Asian countries, and they have been well received in Japan for many years. Through intermediate trade, we can deliver such products directly from the producers to our customers outside of Japan.

Made in Japan

We speedily export high-quality fresh foods made in Japan from Hokkaido, Tokyo and Fukuoka using air transportation. Furthermore, we also export quality materials for preparing sushi, organic rice and frozen products by sea container transportation.

Exports from Japan and other countries

Exports from Japan and other countries

Made in Japan -Main items
【Fresh Marine Products】From Hokkaido, Toyosu (Tokyo) and Fukuoka market
Bluefin Tuna,O-toro

Bluefin Tuna,O-toro

Bluefin Tuna,Chu-toro

Bluefin Tuna,Chu-toro

Sea Urchin

Sea Urchin

Pacific saury

Pacific saury

Mackerel

Mackerel

Hamachi(Yellowtail)

Hamachi(Yellowtai)

Amberjack

Amberjack

Bastard halibut

Bastard halibut

Red snapper

Red snapper

Trevally

Trevally

Striped grunt

Striped grunt

Horse Mackerel

Horse Mackerel

Red bream, Alfonsino

Red bream, Alfonsino

Thornhead

Thornhead

Blacktip grouper

Blacktip grouper

Rockfish

Rockfish

Flounder, halibut

Flounder, halibut

Scallop

Scallop

【Fresh produce product】From Ota(Tokyo)market
Fresh Wasabi

Fresh Wasabi

Japanese basil

Japanese basil

Edible chrysanthemums

Edible chrysanthemums

Yuzu(citrus fruit)

Yuzu(citrus fruit)

Kabosu (citrus fruit)

Kabosu(citrus fruit)

Strawberry

Strawberry

Grapes, Muscat grapes

Grapes, Muscat grapes

Peach

Peach

Melon

Melon

【Frozen Products】From suppliers
Scallop adductor

Scallop adductor

Salmon roe

Salmon roe

Japanese egg omelette

Japanese egg omelette

【Dry Products】From suppliers(GMO-Free only)
Wasabi

Wasabi

Soy sauce

Soy sauce

Pickled ginger(Gari)

Pickled ginger(Gari)

Nori(Seaweed)

Nori(Seaweed)

Sushi vinegar

Sushi vinegar

Organic rice

Organic rice

Intermediate Trade

By utilizing our global network as a trading company importing food, we can export products we purchase in other countries to our customers overseas, directly from the producers.

Intermediate Trade~Main items
Trout Salmon

Trout Salmon

Silver Salmon

Silver Salmon

Yellowfin tuna

Yellowfin tuna

Canned food of shellfish

Canned food of shellfish