Taste of Japan

Taste of Japan

Business & Sake – Connecting Idaho and Hiroshima for Future Development

Taste Japan’s finest sake paired with Idaho’s finest foods in an event you won’t forget.
You’ll try a flight of 5 premium sakes flown directly from Japan and paired with unique
foods from Idaho, like Idaho Wagyu beef and Idaho ostrich.

Joining us will be the governor of Hiroshima and, the mayor of Higashi-Hiroshima along with Japanese government representatives in agriculture and technology.

  • Time: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Date: November 11, 2023
  • Venue: The JUMP Room at JUMP in Boise (1000 W. Myrtle St.)

Doors open at 5:00 PM for networking.

The official event begins at 5:30 PM.
Attire is business casual.

RSVP valid for recipient only.
Please RSVP by Nov. 3rd to:

This invitation-only event is hosted by the Japanese Consulate in Portland

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Idaho Japan Trade Brunch Event

Idaho Japan Trade Brunch Event

The Idaho Japan Trade Brunch was an opportunity for various companies and individuals to learn more about trade between Idaho and Japan. Consul General Masaki Shiga connected with Idaho government officials, Idaho educators, members of the Japanese American Leadership Delegation of 2019, and many more on July 23rd. This event was sponsored by the Consular Office of Japan in Portland.

Thank you to our food sponsors:


Presentations were given that described trade and business conducted between Idaho and Japan, creating opportunities in business, and more. These presentations can be viewed here:

Pictures From the Event

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Narita Wholesale Market

Narita Wholesale Market

Import Japanese Fresh Food

The Narita Wholesale Market is a fresh food and produce market. This market gets fresh fish/marine life and vegetables from all over the country, as well as dry foods and condiments. Located close to the Narita International Airport, foods go from the market to you with ease. Produce from Narita Wholesale Market is available at wholesale price and can ship internationally. In addition, various packaging materials are available for international shipment.

If you are interested in importing Japanese food from Narita Wholesale Market, please contact us so we can find a native Japanese translator or an import/export specialist to help you.

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Step Grant

The State of Idaho has received a State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant of $207,945 for program years September 30, 2020 – September 29, 2021. STEP is funded in part through a grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and is administered by Idaho Commerce. The goals of STEP are to increase the number of small businesses that export, increase the value of exports and increase the number of small businesses exploring significant new trade opportunities.

The application period for the Kallman Digital Showcase is open now.

Participants must meet SBA eligibility requirements to participate in the following STEP-funded program

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