Mr. Noriaki Yoshikawa, serving as the representative director, founded KICHIETSU BUSSAN CO., LTD., a specialized trading company, at 1-chome Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan, with the objective of expanding trade with the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (now known as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam), and initiated operations to facilitate this trade expansion.
President Yoshikawa accepted an invitation and made his inaugural visit to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. During this visit, he entered into an import agreement with BAROTEXfor the primary processing of bamboo and also provided a complete set of bamboo processing machinery free of charge, with the aim of increasing bamboo product production in the future.
The capital was increased through a capital injection, resulting in a total capital of 10 million yen.
The Vietnam War came to an end.
Vietnam achieved reunification and changed its name to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. After reunification, various contracts for chemicals, textile materials, machinery, and more, through Japan's government grant aid, were established. President Yoshikawa made his inaugural visit to unified Vietnam, and from that point on, regularly dispatched representatives to the country.
An temporary branch office was established within THANG LOI HOTEL in Hanoi City.
A temporary branch office was set up within CARAVELL HOTEL (formerly known as DOC LAP HOTEL) in Ho Chi Minh City.
The company relocated its head office to Kohshin Building, 1-chome, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.
Based on a request from the Vietnamese government, the company began exporting fertilizers with payment terms set at one year later and under Letter of Credit (L/C) conditions.
President Mr. Yoshikawa had his first meeting with Mr. Vo Van Kiet, the First Deputy Prime Minister.
The Vietnamese government announced the implementation of the DOI MOI Policy.
In accordance with the DOI MOI (Vietnam's Market Economy and New Investment Policy), the company received official approval to establish a Representative Office and commenced business operations in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. President Mr. Yoshikawa paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Vo Van Kiet following his appointment as the Prime Minister of Vietnam. Additionally, Mr. Yoshikawa had his first official meeting with Mr. Phan Van Khai, the First Deputy Prime Minister.
President Mr. Yoshikawa had his first meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Dong Si Nguyen.
Prime Minister Mr. Vo Van Kiet made an official visit to Japan upon the invitation of the Japanese Government. President Mr. Yoshikawa paid a courtesy visit to the hotel where he was staying and held an interview meeting.
President Mr. Yoshikawa had a meeting with Mr. Tran Duc Luong, who was the First Deputy Prime Minister at the time (and later inaugurated as the President in 1997). Additionally, the company made a charitable donation of IT equipment valued at US$100,000 to both the Ministry of Education and the Minority Peoples Committee.
President Mr. Yoshikawa had a meeting with Mr. Phan Van Khai after he assumed the position of Prime Minister.
President Mr. Yoshikawa held an interview meeting with Mr. Nguyen Cong Tan, who served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture.
The company relocated its head office to Bridgestone Toranomon Building, 3-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo. The company celebrated its 30th Year Commemoration Ceremony at Sofitel Plaza Hotel in Hanoi, with 250 guests in attendance.
2000 - 2003
The company provided medical equipment and materials to two hospitals, one in Bac Kan Province and the other in Quang Nam Province, with assistance from the Japanese Government's Kusanone Grant.
President Mr. Yoshikawa met with Mr. Nguyen Minh Triet, a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party (who was later elected as the President of Vietnam in May 2006).
The company relocated its head office to Ichijoji Building, 2-chome, Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Additionally, the paid-up capital of the company was increased to J¥53,080,000.
The company celebrated its 40th anniversary.
The company became a participant in the program organized by the Tokyo Metropolitan Small and Medium Enterprise Support Center to facilitate the expansion of SMEs' business into Vietnam.
The company had the opportunity to speak at a seminar focused on Vietnam for SMEs, which was sponsored by the Organization for Small and Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan.
Participated in business meetings organized by JETRO in Hanoi City and Ban Me Thuot City in Dak Lak Province, located in the South Central Highlands region of Vietnam, along with visits to farms and agricultural facilities.
The company celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Following the passing of the founder, Mr. Noriaki Yoshikawa, Mr. Itaru Nishizuka assumed the role of President and CEO.
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