New Zealand Embassy Tokyo, Japan
Embassy calls on Nissui
Paul Roberts, First Secretary, New Zealand Embassy and Koji Hikosaka, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise called on Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd’s Secretary General of the Corporate Strategic Planning and IR Office, Yasuhiko Sakurai on 12 June.
In 2001 Nissui acquired 50% of New Zealand’s largest fishery company Sealord. This acquisition provided the blueprint for Nissui’s “Global Links” strategy whereby Nissui has formed a global network of partnerships with marine-rich countries. Sealord operates, not just in New Zealand, but around the world such as Australia, Europe, and North and South America. It has processing facilities in New Zealand and offshore. Nissui’s global sales and distribution network ensures that Sealord’s products find their way into all corners of the globe.
Mr Sakurai said Nissui has valued working in partnership with New Zealand which has provided a stable and welcoming environment for investors. He also appreciated working with “frank and friendly” New Zealanders. Nissui has been a loyal sponsor of the All Blacks rugby team. Nissui also has been providing training to young Maori people to learn business at their offices/facilities in Japan.