We support overseas distribution of Japanese ingredients.

 Japanese food brands recognized worldwide

sushi Japanese food is rated higher than overseas for its safety, use of abundant ingredients, excellent nutritional balance, health, taste, and beauty. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, overseas restaurants and eateries that reopened earlier than in Japan increased orders for sake in conjunction with the popularity of Japanese food. As a result, the value of exports of agricultural, forestry and fishery products and foods in Japan grew significantly from 849.8 billion yen in fiscal 2020 (January to November) to 1077.9 billion yen in 2021 (January to November), exceeding 1 trillion yen. Japanese food culture is expanding further around the world.
MK TRADING handles basic Japanese ingredients such as "Grilled seaweed, Japanese vinegar, wasabi, salmon roe" which is the ingredient for making sushi, as well as "Miso, soy sauce, Japanese pickles" and "Japanese sake, shochu, awamori, Japanese whiskey" which are rice, barley and beans fermented with Aspergillus oryzae. The company also procures and supplies raw whiskey and aging barrels, which are experiencing a worldwide consumption boom.


Supporting the Overseas Expansion of Japanese Food Products


 There is an opportunity to make use of Japanese food brands.

 "Safe, Delicious, and Beautiful" Japanese Food

Sushi eating Based on the keyword "respect for nature," Washoku was established in March 2012 as a part of "Washoku."; The traditional food culture of the Japanese has officially been registered as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Outline of application for registration of Washoku
1)Respect for diverse and fresh ingredients and their characteristics
With clear four seasons and geographical diversity, we use fresh and diverse food from the mountains and the sea. A device to bring out the flavor of ingredients and make them stand out.
2)a well-balanced healthy diet
The food is well balanced with rice, miso soup, fish, vegetables, edible wild plants and other side dishes. Uses less animal fat and oil, contributing to longevity and prevention of obesity.
3)expression of the beauty of nature and the changing seasons
The expression of beautifully arranging leaves and flowers has developed. The use of seasonal tableware and the preparation of the room.

Japanese food, sake, and whiskey are now widely available in restaurants, sushi bars, restaurants, shopping malls, supermarkets, retail stores, and street stalls around the world, and are growing as global food products.
MK TRADING aims to expand the market by quickly responding to domestic and international situations and disseminating Japanese food brands and culture to the world.


 Japan's Exports of Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Products and Foods in 2021


 Japanese sake popular as rice wine

 Winner at the International Wine Challenge(IWC)
  Champion Sake

sushibar_1_1 International Wine Challenge (IWC): Held 2 times a year in April and November since 1984.
The London competition of the International Wine Challenge (IWC), which is the world's most famous wine competition and the largest in the world, is a highly influential competition that is said to receive the highest evaluation.

In the 15 years since the SAKE division was established in 2007, the number of listed brands has increased and the quality has improved year by year. In 2014, the number reached 725 brands from 261 breweries, and in 2018, a record number of 1639 brands from 456 breweries were entered. Most recently, 1499 brands from 401 breweries entered in 2021, and 103 "Gold Medal" brands, divided into 4 award categories, were awarded. 255 "Silver Medal" brands were awarded. 312 "Bronze Medal" brands were awarded, and 619 "Recommended Sake" brands were awarded. In addition, "trophies" will be awarded to the best sake among those that won gold medals. In addition, the brand that won the trophy was given the title of "Champion SaKe" the highest honor in the SAKE category.

 ★[Preliminary report]

  International Wine Challenge(IWC) →  The official link is here.


 World Sake Exports Record for 12 Consecutive Years

 Trends in Total Sake Exports in FY 2021 (January to September)

The Japan Sake Brewers Association has announced that the total value of sake exports for fiscal year 2021 (January to September) surpassed last year's record for the 12 consecutive years. While domestic shipments remain sluggish due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, exports continue to grow at a brisk rate. For 10 years, the growth rate in Hong Kong has been an astounding 426%, and sake has become a hot topic in France for sommelier contests.


 Export of Malt whisky and Blended whisky made in Japan


Supporting the Overseas Expansion


Due to the worldwide consumption boom of whisky, "single malt whiskey" has been recognized as a luxury item in the whisky market, and whisky distilleries in each region have achieved record exports.

The consumption of Japanese whisky has nearly doubled over the past 10 years, marking an unprecedented heyday. Due to its high popularity, some products of whisky unblended sake ran short and it was forced to stop selling. Over the past 10 years, Suntory's "Yamazaki", "Hakushu" Nikka's "Taketsuru" and "Yoichi" have increasingly won international awards.
In addition, the brewing techniques of breweries in various parts of Japan have been improved, and highly aromatic whisky is being produced every day by taking advantage of the region, climate and water resources. Japanese whisky is one of the world's top five whisky producing regions (Scotland, Ireland, the United States, Canada, and Japan). The quality of Japanese whisky has acquired brewing techniques comparable to those of its home, and it has become a place that attracts the attention of whisky lovers.

MK Trading will quickly supply your favorite brand of Japanese whisky overseas.
In addition, Whisky barrel for aging will also support overseas supply.
sasakawa whisky banner


 We support the creation of overseas business partners.

MK TRADING provides support for the export and import of products from the negotiation with overseas buyers, receipt of samples, confirmation of quality, selection of products, confirmation of quantity,transportation method, and contract negotiation.
Of course, after the contract is concluded, we will make a reservation for the ship and make a series of arrangements from customs clearance to shipping.
In Japan, we have opportunities for business negotiations at JETRO's (Japan External Trade Organization) business meeting and other company sponsored exhibitions, and we have opportunities for export and import negotiation with overseas manufacturers and overseas buyers and companies to support overseas distribution business.

MK TRADING will help you build better international business partners.

Main Service Process
We provide how-to information for overseas expansion by utilizing our own experience and knowledge of overseas export and import in 30 years for companies planning to expand overseas for the first time.
Business matching
We offer opportunities to expand sales channels at domestic business meetings and exhibitions that we invite from appointments with overseas buyers, and support business development from trade negotiations to contract negotiations.
Trade negotiations to contract negotiations
We provide business support from transaction negotiation to contract negotiation with overseas trading companies and overseas buyers by visiting overseas sites on behalf of companies.
Trade-Related arrangements and procedures
After the conclusion of the contract, we will make a reservation for loading the ship through a customs clearance (sea money) agent, and we will support you through customs procedures, loading of cargo, loading of cargo, and local delivery.