Introduce Your Products to the 2021 Hankyu Hawaii Fair Organizers

Posted on Jan 27, 2021 in Export Promotion, Hankyu Hawaii Fair, HiSTEP, HiSTEP (MEEA), Japan market, News

The Meetings and Selection for the 2021 Hankyu Hawaii Fair are currently closed. Mahalo for your interest!


DBEDT is pleased to announce this opportunity to introduce your products to the Hankyu Hawaii Fair organizers:

Dates: Tuesday, February 2 and Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Times: a meeting time will be assigned to you during the period from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM on each day
Via Zoom, please register via the form below

  • After you submit, your information will be reviewed and you will be contacted with confirmation about attending, or you may be asked for more detailed information.
  • Meeting times will be assigned by email, so please confirm thereafter.
  • Please register for the HiSTEP program here, if you have not yet done so.

Interpreting will be provided.


The Hankyu Hawaii Fair is held annually in July at the Umeda Main Department Store in Umeda, Osaka. The Fair attracts over 200,000 Japanese consumers of all ages, some of whom will visit more than once to purchase food, apparel and gift and jewelry items made in Hawaii. Please see photos of past events in Hankyu 2017 and Hankyu 2018.

The Hankyu Hawaii Fair is a tremendous opportunity for Hawaii companies to connect directly with Japanese consumers who love Hawaii. Ultimately, this experience is more than about achieving sales, but can assist you in your long-term Japan export strategy:

  • You can increase awareness of your brand if you already sell in Japan, or sell online or via brick-and-mortar store.
  • You have the chance to create personal relationships with shoppers who are likely to visit you in Hawaii.
  • You can capture customer feedback for product improvement and new product development.
  • You can conduct market research at other floors in the Hankyu Umeda Dept. Store and other venues in Japan.
  • You may meet potential importers and distributors who attend the Hawaii Fair.

The 2021 Hawaii Fair is planned for both in-store shopping and activities and also online shopping and livestreamed events.

Dates: Wednesday, July 7 – Monday, July 12, 2021
Location: Hankyu Umeda Main Store and online


The Meetings and Selection for the 2021 Hankyu Hawaii Fair are currently closed. Mahalo for your interest!