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■ New HongKong Flowers Co., Ltd.

Operation HQ/
Distribution Center
5-32-2 Kaminoshima-cho-kita, Yao-city, Osaka Pref. 581-0845, Japan
TEL +81-72-923-5587 FAX +81-72-996-4187
Website http://nhkf.jp
E-Mail info@nhkf.jp
Headquarters address 1-4-16 Shin-Imazato, Ikuno-ku, Osaka-city, Osaka Pref. 544-0001, Japan
President Koji Okada
Auditor Keiichi Okada
Business Description
  1. Application-focused project proposals and product development
  2. related to artificial flowers
Product Categories
  1. Silky flowers (synthetic fiber)
  2. Artificial flowers for ceremonial occasions (such as Buddhist and Shinto rituals, and celebrations in all sects)
  3. Artificial flowers for Christmas and New Years
  4. Soothing artificial flowers for offices, etc. (foliage, art flowers, flower material of all kinds)
Special Order
  1. Artificial flowers for Buddhist and Shinto rituals (all sects)
  2. Chrysanthemum, lily, lotus flower, Japanese star anise, Cleyera japonica, Podocarpaceae, etc.
  3. Arranged artificial flowers for graves and Buddhist altars, and general bundled artificial flowers for funerals and Buddhist memorial services
Affiliated Organizations
  • Osaka Zoka Rengokai (Osaka Artificial Flowers Joint Association)
  • Japan Floral & Gardening Supply Association
  • Osaka Sangyo Sozokan (Osaka Business Innovation Center) "Akinai-aid"
  • Osaka Chamber of Commerce
  • Cross-Industrial Association "Forum I" held by Higashinari/Ikuno Branch of Osaka
  • Osaka Prefectural Federation of Small Business Associations
Main Banks
  • The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Imazato Branch
  • U-Bank Eiwa, Imazato Branch
  • Osaka Shinkin Bank, Imazato Branch
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Imazato Branch
  • Operation Headquarters/Distribution Center
    Operation HQ/Distribution Center
  • Showroom
    Showroom
  • Distribution Center Warehouse No.1 No.2
    Warehouses No.1 and No.2
  • Distribution Center Warehouse No.3
    Warehouse No.3

■ Corporate History

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.

■ President Koji Okada's Profile

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.