Company Profile

Engaging in unique corporate activities as a multifaceted specialist trading company

We have surpassed 150 years in business as pioneers in the trade industry.

The history of NOSAWA dates back to 1869, when we first established a wholesale and retail business for imported goods in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.
At that time, all export-import operations were monopolized by foreign trading houses in Yokohama and Kobe.
However, around 1882, NOSAWA achieved the direct import of foreign goods and the direct export of Japanese products.

Today, NOSAWA is a trading company that has been built on a foundation of trust with customers and suppliers both domestically and internationally, over the course of more than 150 years.
Our business is structured into five divisions: Foodstuff Department, Livestock Department, Machinery Department, Textile Department and Business Development Department.
We not only respond to the needs of our customers but also strive to create unique services, leveraging our expertise, which sets us apart from others in the industry.
We are committed to providing added value that only our company can offer and expanding our business accordingly.

The origin of NOSAWA's logo

At the time of the opening of Atsumiya, the predecessor of NOSAWA, the family used the emblem, which was the clan seal of the Mikawa Yoshida Clan, horizontally as their store's emblem. This has become the origin of today's NOSAWA's logo.

Company Overview

Company Name
President, Representative Director
Kiichiro Nosawa
100 million yen
Business Activities and Sales Composition
(As of September 2022)

Foodstuff 58% Livestock 9% Machinery 6% Textile 8% Business Development 19%

  • ■Foodstuff Department

    【Products Offered】Dairy products (cheese, butter), pasta, olive oil and other general food items

    The department's distinctive feature lies in the import of dairy products, particularly natural cheese, which ranks among the industry's top.
    We import these products from countries such as the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Australia, the United States and also import pasta from Italy to meet the demand from various regions.

  • ■Livestock Department

    【Products Offered】Livestock (dairy cattle, beef cattle, racehorses, riding horses, pigs, goats, sheep, deer, rabbits, chickens, etc.), other livestock breeds, livestock semen and fertilized embryos, livestock feed and other livestock-related products

    The department boasts a long-standing history in the industry, coupled with top-tier experience and achievements. Apart from importing high-quality livestock, we have recently ventured into the import of frozen semen for artificial insemination and the adoption of new techniques like embryo transplantation.
    Additionally, we maintain domestic farms with a strong focus on breeding and meat production for various livestock species.

  • ■Machinery Department

    【Products Offered】Machinery (dairy machinery, agricultural machinery, meat processing machinery, tofu and soy milk production machinery, bean sprout production machinery, cheese processing machinery, mini milk processing plants, electrical equipment), veterinary drugs and medical devices for animals, other machinery and equipment, design and construction of various facilities (agricultural and livestock facilities, food processing facilities, meat processing facilities, milk processing facilities, etc.)

    The department's distinctive feature is its expansion into a wide range of new fields, including the import and export of machinery related to livestock, food processing, slaughterhouses, meat processing, tofu, soy milk, cheese processing and mini milk processing plants.
    We are also involved in the design and construction of slaughterhouses and meat centers.

  • ■Textile Department

    【Products Offered】Apparel (jeans, denim jackets, shirts, etc.), specialized medical textiles

    The department's distinctive feature is its notable progress in both the manufacturing, import-export, and domestic sales of apparel items like jeans, as well as in the software aspect, which includes international trade of natural and synthetic fiber textiles and the utilization of fashion information.

  • ■Business Development Department

    【Products Offered】Lactic acid bacteria, rennet, skim milk powder, whey proteins, various other dairy products, sake (Japanese rice wine), household items (tableware, knives, etc.), kitchenware, etc.

    The department specializes in the import and domestic sales of products such as lactic acid bacteria, rennet and milk proteins from Europe.
    We are also engaged in the export and sales of Japanese sake and local spirits, as well as the import and domestic sales of high-quality kitchen knives, metal tableware and other household items.

5-2, Yurakucho 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-0006
Domestic Branches
【Osaka Branch】
9-8, Kyo-machibori 2-chome, Nishi-ku, Osaka City
Osaka 550-0003
Other Offices In Japan

Obihiro, Sendai, Niigata, Kumamoto, Naha

New York, Amsterdam, Melbourne, Auckland, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, Bangkok, Shanghai, Yantai
Composition of Officers
(Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Alma Mater)
Kiichiro Nosawa/1968/Tokyo/Keio University
Toru Takahashi/1958/Hokkaido/Keio University
1882 Started direct import operations
1884 Commenced direct export operations
1944 Reorganized as a corporation with a capital of 1 million yen
1975 After several capital increases, reached a capital of 100 million yen
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Performance Trends (in millions of yen, dividends per share in yen)

Fiscal Year Sales Revenue Operating Profit Net Profit Dividend
2022.9 20,464 431 264 5
2021.9 18,983 687 492 5
2020.9 18,001 758 609 5

Access Map


5-2, Yurakucho 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-0006

From the Nearest Stations:
Directly connected from [Hibiya Station] A5 Exit (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, Hibiya Line).
4 minutes on foot from [Yurakucho Station] Ginza Exit (JR Yamanote Line, Keihin-Tohoku Line)
3 minutes on foot from [Ginza Station] C1 Exit (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line)

Osaka Branch

9-8, Kyo-machibori 2-chome, Nishi-ku, Osaka City
Osaka 550-0003

From the Nearest Stations:
10 minutes on foot from [Hommachi Station] Exit 28 (Osaka Metro Midosuji Line, Yotsubashi Line)
8 minutes on foot from [Awaza Station] Exit 9 (Osaka Metro Chuo Line)
13 minutes on foot from [Higobashi Station] Exit 7 (Osaka Metro Yotsubashi Line)

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