What began as a visit to a family friend resulted in a complete change in lifestyle for Ian and his family. After 13 years in the banking industry, Ian today manages HOKKAIDian in partnering with local Hokkaido businesses to offer overseas customers the insider Hokkaido experience.
After living and working in the US and Hong Kong for many years, Noriko and her husband, Ian, decided to make Hokkaido their home in 2008. Besides raising their 2 daughters, Noriko is busy these days putting her years of business experience to good use in running HOKKAIDian with Ian.
Hamada-san’s family has been a part of the Sobetsu farming community for 5 generations. The fact that the Hamada Orchard is one of the most loved and respected orchards in the area is the result of over 130 years of passion and dedication to the art growing fruit trees. HOKKAIDian is honored to be part of this tradition and help offer this treasure to our customers.
Masaharu’s family has been in the fishing business in Hokkaido for 3 generations. His expert knowledge of Funkawan seafood helps us provide top quality Hokkaido seafood to our customers.
Being an avid outdoor enthusiast, moving to Hokkaido from Tokyo was a natural move for Daisuke and his wife and 4 kids (yes…4). Since moving to Hokkaido, Daisuke has enjoyed combining his creativity with his extensive international trading experience to produce opportunities for local businesses. He is an invaluable resource for HOKKAIDian in sourcing the best of Hokkaido products and services.
Toshiyuki San is the president of Sudo Construction, a well respected company with a history that dates back to 1918. Since becoming company president in 1988, Toshiyuki san has led Sudo Construction to become an innovative company of the highest design, construction and business standards. We are very fortunate to have him as an important adviser sharing his valuable experience and insights in providing the best that Hokkaido has to offer.