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1924 Mr. Iwakichi Tokushima began long-line fishery, two ships in one group, at Goto, Nagasaki as Tokushima Go Out Fishing group.
1933 Established the joint-stock company, Tokushima fishery division.

Office of 'Tokushima fishery division' at 108 Fukuoka, Kita-Minato-machi (Chuo-ku, Minato-machi) about 1933Office of "Tokushima fishery division" at 108 Fukuoka, Kita-Minato-machi (Chuo-ku, Minato-machi) about 1933


1934 The fishery base was moved to Fukuoka City.

Around Fukuoka port rough sketch in 1934Around Fukuoka port rough sketch in 1934


In 1935, at Fukuoka port, crowded with dredge shipIn 1935, at Fukuoka port, crowded with dredge ship


1947 Established Tokushima fishery Ltd. (capital 30 million yen), and Mr. Iwakichi Tokushima assumed the president.

The headquarters, when company was established, was located at 108-2 Fukuoka City Kita-Minato-machi.  It was rebuilt with the wooden one-storied house (left side) in May 1946, it was extended a building to two stories, and, in addition, two stories of the right side were built afterwards.The headquarters, when company was established, was located at 108-2 Fukuoka City Kita-Minato-machi. It was rebuilt with the wooden one-storied house (left side) in May 1946, it was extended a building to two stories, and, in addition, two stories of the right side were built afterwards.


A composite vessel, the 2nd and the 3rd Tokuhiro-maru (It is launched in the Mitsubishi Nagasaki shipyard in 1946.)A composite vessel, the 2nd and the 3rd Tokuhiro-maru (It is launched in the Mitsubishi Nagasaki shipyard in 1946.)


Scenery that saw Tenjin district from Fukuoka port west park of the latter half of 1945'sScenery that saw Tenjin district from Fukuoka port west park of the latter half of 1945's


1948 Established the Osaka office.
  Began processed marine products, baked Chikuwa
*Chikuwa = fish paste cooked in a bamboo-like shape
1949 Made a capital increase to 50,000,000 yen
  South Korea and China one-sidedly declared oceanic sovereignty and captured fishing boats including our ship. (Continue until about 1955.)

South Korea and China one-sidedly declared oceanic sovereignty, and captured Japanese fishing boats. Especially, the diplomatic relation had come to a rupture to China, so then it was solved by conclusion of the Japan-China private fishery agreement. Fishing boat members of China detention that returned to Fukuoka Nagahama quay (November 4, 1954)
South Korea and China one-sidedly declared oceanic sovereignty, and captured Japanese fishing boats. Especially, the diplomatic relation had come to a rupture to China, so then it was solved by conclusion of the Japan-China private fishery agreement.
Fishing boat members of China detention that returned to Fukuoka Nagahama quay (November 4, 1954)


1950 Established the Tokyo office (Present: Tokyo branch office).
1955 The president Iwakichi Tokushima visited China as a member of Japan-China fisheries negotiate delegation, and it approves the Japan-China private fishery agreement.

A delegation visited China for the Japan-China private fishing boat agreement negotiation. On the right side, Mr. Iwakichi Tokushima. China Beijing, at the Yiheyuan, Summer Palace, on April 10, 1955.
A delegation visited China for the Japan-China private fishing boat agreement negotiation.
On the right side, Mr. Iwakichi Tokushima
China Beijing, at the Yiheyuan, Summer Palace, on April 10, 1955.


1956 The tuna long-line fishing was began and it the first went out fishing to the Indian Ocean.

As the grounds of the Kanagawa Misaki port in 1956, the first ship of the large-scale deep sea fishing advancement, tuna fishing boat 'the first Kaki-maru' (378 tons)As the grounds of the Kanagawa Misaki port in 1956, the first ship of the large-scale deep sea fishing advancement, tuna fishing boat 'the first Kaki-maru' (378 tons)


  Made a capital increase to 100 million yen.
  The fishery processing factory completed, and it began the production of the fish flesh ham and sausages.
1958 Meat vienna sausage released
1959 President Iwakichi Tokushima passed away.
Mr. Kitaro Tokushima assumed the president.
1961 Canned food production began.
1964 Made a capital increase to 200 million yen.
1965 Food factory completion of 250,000 daily outputs of ham sausage

The new food processing factory that manufactured the fish flesh ham and sausage was built in 1965. It took pride in modern equipment and the production scale at that time.The new food processing factory that manufactured the fish flesh ham and sausage was built in 1965.
It took pride in modern equipment and the production scale at that time.


  President Kitaro Tokushima was elected by the head of the Japan-China private fishery delegation, visited China, and revised it the Japan-China private fishery agreement.

Shipboard scenery about 1965Shipboard scenery about 1965


Shipboard scenery about 1965Shipboard scenery about 1965


Operation scenery about 1965Operation scenery about 1965


Tokai fishery of severe winter. Raging waves were crossed and the second Tokuhiro-maru (99 tons) Used to be operated in such a rough sea. (February, 1966)
Tokai fishery of severe winter. Raging waves were crossed and the second Tokuhiro-maru (99 tons)
Used to be operated in such a rough sea. (February, 1966)


1967 Made a capital increase to 300 million yen.
1968 Northern sea trawling began

Completion of the second Orient-maru(349 tons) in January, 1968. It became the first ship of the Northern Sea Trawl that fishery was in the Bering Sea and the North Pacific.Completion of the second Orient-maru(349 tons) in January, 1968.
It became the first ship of the Northern Sea Trawl that fishery was in the Bering Sea and the North Pacific.


1969 Begun producing Cheese Kamaboko

In May, 1969, 'Cheese Kamaboko', it appeared in the catchphrase of 'You can enjoy two tastes per stick'. The custom-designed dice shaped cheese was mixed in Kamaboko, and a novel idea of an unusual cutting tape adoption at that time etc. attracted the consumer's attention. Kamaboko = steamed fish pasteIn May, 1969, "Cheese Kamaboko", it appeared in the catchphrase of "You can enjoy two tastes per stick".
The custom-designed dice shaped cheese was mixed in Kamaboko, and a novel idea of an unusual cutting tape adoption at that time etc. attracted the consumer's attention.
Kamaboko = steamed fish paste


  Changed company name to Tokusui Ltd.

Newspaper ad of company name changeNewspaper ad of company name change


1970 The capital is increased to 400 million yen.
1974 Established joint venture company of the prawn trawling P.T. DWI BINA UTAMA in Indonesia.
1975 Began trade business.
  Established Tokusui foods Ltd.
  President Kitaro Tokushima visited China as a leader of the Japanese side delegation, and was signed to the agreement of the Japan-China intergovernmental fishery.

The protocol was exchanged after it signed and representatives of the two countries shake their hands. The left side is Japanese representative's Kitaro Tokushima.The protocol was exchanged after it signed and representatives of the two countries shake their hands. The left side is Japanese representative's Kitaro Tokushima.


Signed to protocol based on the agreement of the Japan-China intergovernmental fishery, Japanese side representative Kitaro Tokushima chairman of Japan-China fishery conference (left), and Chinese side representative 鮑光宗 sub-chairman Chinese fishery society (right)  In China and Beijing Hotel on September 22, 1975Signed to protocol based on the agreement of the Japan-China intergovernmental fishery, Japanese side representative Kitaro Tokushima chairman of Japan-China fishery conference (left), and Chinese side representative 鮑光宗 sub-chairman Chinese fishery society (right)
In China and Beijing Hotel on September 22, 1975


Visited China for promoting conclusion of the Japan-China intergovernmental fishery agreement.
Mr. Kitaro Tokushima, a leader of the fishery friendship visited to China,(central the right side) have an interview with the vice premier 華国鋒 of China State Council (the second person from the right)
This 12 delegation members were invited from the Chinese fishery society  In January, 1975 at the Beijing Mass meeting hall.Visited China for promoting conclusion of the Japan-China intergovernmental fishery agreement.
Mr. Kitaro Tokushima, a leader of the fishery friendship visited to China,(central the right side) have an interview with the vice premier 華国鋒 of China State Council (the second person from the right)
This 12 delegation members were invited from the Chinese fishery society In January, 1975 at the Beijing Mass meeting hall.


1976 Established Tokusho Ltd.
1977 Executed 200 nautical mile waters by U.S.-Soviet, and it entered 200 nautical mile era.
1979 Established joint venture company of the prawn processing P.T. MITRA KARTIKA SEJATI in Indonesia.
1984 Withdrawal from northern sea trawling.
1987 Began food service business.
1988 President Kitaro Tokushima assumed the chair.
Executive director Chihiro Tokushima assumed the president.
1990 Establish Tokusui Corporation of America at Seattle, U.S.A
  Acquisition of Orca Bay Foods, Inc.
1991 Established Katsugyo Isoragi Ltd. The live fish business began.
1992 Acquisition of Kaito Ltd. (fishery food sales).
1993 Kaito Ltd. was changed the company name, and was begun business as TohokuTokusui Ltd.
  Withdrawal from west of dredge fishing
1995 Withdrawal from tuna long-line fishing
1997 Changed corporate name to Tokusui corporation
  Purchased Six Edo style sushi "Sushi Iwa" shops and established the Tsukiji sushi Iwa Ltd.
1998 Main office new building is completed

Main office new building is completed

  Fukuoka distribution center building is completed

Fukuoka distribution center building is completed

2001 Tokyo Office new building is completed

Tokyo Office new building is completed

2009 Tokusho Co., Ltd. integrates a business with Tokusui corporation Co., Ltd.
2009 Acquisition of Clover Systems Co., Ltd. (Systems development).
2010 Executive Vice President Tateyuki Tokushima assumed the president.