My job is to cultivate
potential business and
challenge new possibilities

INTERVIEW

Shota Masuda

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Shota Masuda

Joined in 2014
Overseas Section, Trainee in the US

Our job

I'm staying in Mitsui & Co. Los Angeles office as a trainee and learning about trade business and food market of the United States through on-the-job training.
On the other hand, I'm following up with our existing customers, visiting potential customers and looking for new panko business in the United State as a member of Kyoei Food.

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When we feel rewarded by our jobs


Even though the United States is one of the largest consumer markets in world, we only have a few business connections in this country. It is very challenging for me to cultivate this new market.
Also, sometimes I get the opportunity to have meetings with CEOs of American companies. It is very rewarding and I could never expreience this in Japan.

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My future goals


Even though the word "Panko" has been recognized in the United States, "Tonkatsu" which is one of the most popular panko menus in Japan has not expanded yet.
However, some people who work in Japanese companies want to expand "Tonkatsu" to the United States.
I will be working with these people to make "Tonkatsu" the next Japanese food trend following "Sushi", "Tempura", and "Ramen".

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Message for those who will join our company

After graduation from high school or college, we are required to think on your own.
At that moment, the knowledge which we have stored until now is very helpful even if it is not difficult knowledge.
I believe that you should experience and eat many things to widen your knowledge during your school days.

  • WATARU SUGA
    01
    WATARU SUGA

    Human Resources &
    General Affairs department Joined in 2010

  • SHO SAKURAI
    02
    SHO SAKURAI

    Manufacturing Department,
    Yokohama second factory,
    Fresh panko line Joined in 2011

  • CHIAKI UJIIE
    03
    CHIAKI UJIIE

    Manager of Quality
    Control Division,
    Kitakanto Factory Joined in 2008

  • TERUHIRO KANEMOTO
    04
    TERUHIRO KANEMOTO

    Production Engineering Division, R&D representative Joined in 2011

  • RANKO ONO
    05
    RANKO ONO

    Sales Department,
    Kitakanto Sales Office Joined in 2012

  • SHOTA MASUDA
    06
    SHOTA MASUDA

    Overseas Section,
    Trainee in the US Joined in 2014

  • SHOJI WATANABE
    07
    SHOJI WATANABE

    Siam UKF Joined in 2010

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