Company Information

History

J-trading inc. has integrated the business operations with Kali Tuna d.o.o., a well-established bluefin tuna company in Croatia and established J-trading & Kali Tuna group in 2015.

Company History

Company History

社長あいさつ GREETING

代表取締役社長 神戸治郎

Japan Standard
from Croatia to the World

J-trading Inc., Kali Tuna d.o.o., MB Lubin ribarstvo d.o.o.,
Shizucho Marine products industry

Chairman of the Board, CEO Jiro Kambe

J-Trading Inc. invested in Kali Tuna d.o.o., headquartered in Kali, Republic of Croatia in February 2015 and made it as a subsidiary. J-trading Inc. became known for the first Japanese company to invest in Croatia.

J-trading Inc. was founded in 2000 and initially grew its business mainly by importing and exporting tuna and salmon. Then with the know-how of trading business, we became a producer in the fishery industry by making Kali Tuna d.o.o., bluefin tuna farming company, as a subsidiary.

Kari Tuna d.o.o. was founded in 1996. It is the longest and largest bluefin tuna farming company in Croatia. Croatia has a long history of tuna fishery since the Roman era and has even longer history than Japan. Kali Tuna d.o.o. was, is and will be a key enterprise in Croatia and strives to develop Croatian economic growth.

Our company aim is to introduce “Japan standard products” from Croatia to the world by producing value added products, like no others. From last January 2019, our Japanese employees have been dispatched to a partner processing plant in the suburbs of Zadar, and we have begun to instruct local Croatian workers on how to produce “saku”, “sushi slices”, and “nakaochi”. We also provide opportunities for those Croatian workers to come to Japan and that leads to the cultural exchange between Japan and Croatia.

For our forecast, with the expansion of the production, we expected to create additional employment of more than 1000 workers. Even for the future of Japan, I believe these processed products can cover the shortage of workforce, lack of skills and experiences of workers in Japanese retailers and restaurants. Almost 70% of export value from Croatia to Japan is made by bluefin tuna. As a producer of the bluefin tuna, which is considered as the most important products in the economic relationship between Japan and Croatia, we will strive to improve the quality of tuna and our sustainable production.

Lastly but no least, to add more value to our products, we will continue to contribute to both Japan and Croatia economically and culturally by promoting more employment and providing more valuable education for workers of our industry.

J-trading Inc., Kali Tuna d.o.o., MB Lubin ribarstvo d.o.o., Shizucho Marine products industry

Chairman of the Board, CEO Jiro Kambe

会社概要 COMPANY INFORMATION

Business Lineup

Import/Export and Wholesale of Marine Products

Year of Initiation

October 24, 2000

Chief Executive Officer

Jiro Kambe

Capital

100 million yen

Subsideary Company

Kali Tuna d.o.o.、MB Lubin ribarstvo d.o.o.

グループ会社 GROUP COMPANY

Business Lineup

Farming, Feeding, Export/Sales of Bluefin Tuna, Management of Fishing Vessels, and Research/Development of Biological Research, Natural Spawning, Hatching of Marine Life.

Year of Initiation

1996

Chief Executive Officer

Jiro Kambe

Capital

47 million Croatian Kuna (826 million JPY) * Conversion rate as of March 31, 2018

Business Lineup

Fishery Industry

Year of Initiation

1995

Chief Executive Officer

Jiro Kambe

Business Lineup

Wholesale of Marine Products

Year of Initiation

1899

Chief Executive Officer

Jiro Kambe