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|5-32-2 Kaminoshima-cho-kita, Yao-city, Osaka Pref. 581-0845, Japan
TEL +81-72-923-5587 FAX +81-72-996-4187
|Headquarters address||1-4-16 Shin-Imazato, Ikuno-ku, Osaka-city, Osaka Pref. 544-0001, Japan|
|1917||Yasutaro Okada started manufacturing artificial flowers in Chodo, Higashi-Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture.
The Company manufactured paper artificial flowers for wreaths such as "marguerite."
|1932||The Company started exporting artificial flowers to the US.|
|1933||Yasutaro Okada guided the manufacture of artificial flowers in Manchuria.|
|1937||The Company moved its factory to Fukae, Higashinari-ku, Osaka-City and changed its corporate name to "Okada Koseido".|
|1947||The Company incorporated and renamed itself Tomoe Corporation.
The Company also resumed its exportation business which had been interrupted by the war.
|1960||The Company started the importation of plastic artificial flowers (Hong Kong flowers).|
|1964||Yasutaro Okada's third son, Keiichi, took over the Importation Department, and established New HongKong Flowers Co. at Ikuno-ku, Osaka City.|
|1967||The Company built Yao Warehouse No.1 at Yao City, Osaka Prefecture.|
|1969||The Company built a building at the present address and moved its headquarters to that address.|
|1975||The Company built Yao Warehouse No.2 at Yao City, Osaka Prefecture.|
|1992||The Company rebuilt Yao Warehouse No.1.|
|1996||The Company built the Operation Headquarters/Distribution Center in Yao City, Osaka Prefecture.|
|March, 1998||The Company re-incorporated itself as New HongKong Flowers Co., Ltd.
Keiichi Okada assumed the post of President.
|2002||The Company built Yao Warehouse No.3.|
|April, 2004||Koji Okada assumed the post of President.|
|January, 2011||The Company built Yao Warehouse No.4.|
Koji Okada graduated from the Faculty of Law, Kansai University. In 1984, he began work at the MAINICHI NEWSPAPER while studying as a postgraduate at Kansai University School of Law (majoring in International Law), and engaged in the local news section at the Matsue/Kobe Branch in charge of collecting information mainly on criminal cases. During his 7-year tenure, he covered such wide-ranging areas as sports, education, government, economy, human rights, and entertainment.
After retirement from the company, he went to the US to study language and flower arrangement for a short period of time.
In 1991, he entered his father's New HongKong Flowers Co. and was involved with the import and wholesale of artificial flowers. He is now the president of the company after acting as a managing director.
In 1997, he participated in the launch of "Forum I" held by the Cross-Industrial Association of the Higashinari/Ikuno Branch of the Osaka Chamber of Commerce. During the 4-year period of time in which he has been in charge of public relations activities, the association consisting of small companies and its member companies have received mass media coverage more than 150 times. For one year from October 2006, he served as a chairman of the Association. He wrote "The Rules of Small Companies Grabbing a Lot of Mass-Media Coverage" (published by Chikurinkan).
He was born in Higashiosaka City, Osaka Prefecture in 1960, and raised in Ikuno-ku, Osaka City from the age of three.