My job is to feel the worldwide expansion
of panko directly at the source.

INTERVIEW

Shoji Watanabe

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Shoji Watanabe

Joined in 2010
SIAM UKF

Our job

I'm in charge of not only Thailand domestic meat and seafood packers but also customers who are in Indonesia, India, and EU as their sales representative.

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When we feel rewarded by our jobs


Since it takes a long time to start new business in Japan, it is rewarding when the new products are adopted.
Also, I realize the expansion of our panko product when I find it in foreign countries which have a different food culture than Japan.

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My future goals


The production amount of processed seafood product is decreasing more than it used to.
On the other hand, the demand for processed meat product has been increasing.
I'm trying to increase the sales amount for a chicken product.
Japanese foods have been popular in Thailand as well as other foreign countries.
I would like to expand the sales route for a country other than Japan.

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Message for those who will join our company

We have many factories in Japan and foreign countries.
At the beginning, it might be difficult to adjust, but you can experience many things through touching the cultures of each country.
We are looking forward to working with you.

  • 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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