Introduce Your Products to the 2019 Hankyu Hawaii Fair Organizers

Would you like to sell directly to Japanese consumers and possibly begin exporting to Japan? The Hankyu Hawaii Fair is looking for authentic products made in Hawaii, from apparel to accessories and jewelry, to packaged food items and other gifts. DBEDT is very pleased to partner with the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJCC) on this seminar, where you will learn the latest Japanese consumer preferences and upcoming trends in fashion, food and gifts. Hear directly from the Hankyu Hawaii Fair organizers on the Japanese market trends that guide them on selecting Hawaii brands for their successful promotion.

Immediately following the Seminar, DBEDT is organizing an invitation-only matching event where you can introduce your products for consideration by the Hawaii Fair organizers. Please register below.

Sign up for the Seminar

To participate in this matching event, you must sign up for the Seminar

  • DATE: Friday, November 9, 2018
  • TIME:
    • Registration begins at 8:00AM
    • Breakfast buffet will open at 8:00AM
    • Seminar: 8:30AM to 10:15AM
  • VENUE: Manoa Grand Ballroom, 5th Floor, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, 2454 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96826
    • Parking in the JCCH parking structure is $8.00 with validation, credit card only
  • COST: $30.00 for seminar
  • REGISTRATION: register and pay online. No refunds after November 1, 2018. No-shows will be billed.
    • Deadline to register is Thursday, November 1, 2018.

NOTE: the seminar will be in English (simultaneous interpreting of Japanese speakers)

About the Hankyu Hawaii Fair

Starting on the 1st Wednesday of July for a 7-day period, the annual Hankyu Hawaii Fair attracts over 250,000 Japanese consumers who purchase food, apparel, and gift and jewelry items that are made in Hawaii. Please see photos of past events in 2017 and 2018.

Register for the Matching Event

To register for the matching event submit the form below.

Priority will be given to companies whose Hawaii-made product meets the “Made in Hawaii” designation as defined under Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 468-119, stipulating that the product will have at least 51% or the wholesale value added by manufacture, assembly, fabrication, or production within the State. Please also fill out and return the Made in Hawaii Valuation Form to