Company Profile


Mitsui & Co. Seafoods Ltd. is a food trading company affiliated with the Mitsui & Co. group, handling fresh foods and marine products. Since the establishment of Toho Bussan Kaisha Ltd. in 1958, which was the forerunner organization of our company, we have built trust by providing value to our customers and partners, leveraging the comprehensive strengths of the Mitsui & Co. group and its global procurement capabilities. In July 2022, the fresh food and marine products business were separated from the agricultural products business and spun off to establish Mitsui & Co. Seafoods Ltd. We made a fresh start with the aim of further strengthening the collaboration with Mitsui & Co. in each product domain, enhancing our mobility and expertise, and beefing up our global product procurement and sales capabilities.

One of our important missions is to stably provide customers with safe, trustworthy, and sustainable food products and materials in our efforts to contribute to people’s fulfilling lives, and strive to meet the true needs of our customers and create value as a group of professionals well-versed in specialized products. In securing, procuring, and distributing products, we focus on social, environmental, sustainable aspects of our activities, as well as food safety. For example, we have established a Product Development and Quality Management Center, and created a system of strict checks by the center’s specialized staff members. As a code of conduct underpinning our mission statement, we adopt the “With Integrity” Mitsui & Co. Group Conduct Guidelines and embrace the spirit of “Challenge & Innovation.” Further, all employees share our commitment to improving organizational capabilities through transformation and growth, free and open communication, and taking proactive and empowering actions.
We have formulated a vision of what we want the Company to become as we approach 2023. We have named our product lineup the “Toho Bussan Bento” (“bento” is box lunch in Japanese), consisting of the various foods that we handle, and communicate that to Japan and the world using our network and collective strength. Please expect the best from our ambitious Toho Bussan employees.

As the seafood market expands globally and the importance of marine proteins increases, we will continue our tireless efforts and take on challenges in order to contribute to the enrichment of people’s lives and the wellbeing of our business partners and employees.

Hiroki Inoue President and Chief Executive Officer
Mitsui & Co. Seafoods Ltd.


Company name
Mitsui & Co. Seafoods Ltd

July 1, 2022
310 million yen
Business description
Import, export, offshore trade, and domestic sales of marine products (shrimp,salmon, roe, tuna, etc.)
Head office
Shiba Park Building A (8F), Shiba Koen 2-4-1, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
TEL: +81-3-3438-2100
FAX: +81-3-3438-5740
Executive officers
President and Chief Executive OfficerHiroki Inoue
Director and Executive Managing Officer(Chief Operating Officer)Jiro Kirihata
Director and Executive Managing Officer(Chief Financial Officer)Shin Kawachi
Director (part-time)Kaku Yoshisato
Director (part-time)Yoshiaki Suzuki
Corporate AuditorToshiaki Maruoka
Managing OfficerKeiichiro Sakae
Managing OfficerTsutomu Kumazawa
103 (as of June 1, 2023)
Mitsui & Co., Ltd. 100%
Our bankers
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Mizuho Bank, Ltd.



We will contribute to people’s fulfilling lives by stably providing safe, trustworthy, and sustainable food products and materials.


We will strive to improve customer satisfaction and create value as a group of specialty product professionals by leveraging the comprehensive strengths and networks of the Mitsui & Co. group.


We will always act with integrity and approach business with the spirit of “Challenge & Innovation”. Through our continual pursuit of transformation and growth, open communication, and proactive actions, we will work to enhance our organizational capabilities.


May 1947
The former Toho Bussan Kaisha (750 thousand yen in capital) was established, mainly by likeminded aspiring people who worked for the pre-war former Mitsui & Co. In July of the same year, the former Mitsui & Co. was dissolved as part of GHQ’s policy to break up zaibatsu, and 80 employees from the company joined the former Toho Bussan Kaisha.
July 1958
Present-day Toho Bussan Kaisha, Ltd. was established. Present-day Toho Bussan (100 million yen in capital) was established after taking over some sales operations (business in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and import quotes) from the former Toho Bussan Kaisha upon its merger with Daiichi Trading, prior to the mass merger of Mitsui & Co., which was scheduled the following year.
March 1960
Took over Soviet Union- and Eastern Europe-related business from Daiichi Trading Co., Ltd.
December 1960
Relocated head office from Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku to Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku.
June 1965
Took over Soviet Union- and Eastern Europe-related business from Kinoshita Sansho Co., Ltd.
November 1965
Transferred part of Soviet Union- and Eastern Europe-related business to Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
March 1968
Established the subsidiary Toho Suisan Co., Ltd.
August 1970
Increased capital to 400 million yen.
January 1972
Relocated head office from Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku to Shimbashi, Minato-ku.
November 1993
Relocated head office from Shimbashi, Minato-ku to Mita, Minato-ku.
May 1996
Relocated head office from Mita, Minato-ku to Shiba Koen, Minato-ku.
April 2004
Merged with Toho Suisan Co., Ltd. and Hokkai Seafoods Co., Ltd.
April 2005
Took over the salmon business from Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
May 2005
Took over the fresh produce business from Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
April 2007
Merged with Bussan Rice & Products Inc.
July 2007
Took over the meat business from Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
April 2011
Took over the full marine products business from Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
July 2022
Spun off the Marine Products Division from Toho Bussan Co., Ltd. as Mitsui & Co. Seafoods Ltd.

* * The former Mitsui & Co., Ltd. was dissolved in 1947 by the order of GHQ. Legally speaking, there has been no continuation between the former Mitsui & Co. and current Mitsui & Co.


  • Head Office

    Shiba Park Building A (8F), Shiba Koen 2-4-1, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 105-0011

    TEL:+81-3-3438-2100 (operator)

  • Sapporo Office
    (Sales Department 2)

    Sapporo Mitsui JP Building (19F) Kita 2 Jo Nishi 4-Chome 1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido