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Kesennuma Shishiori Processing Cooperative Association

Since 2012, Mitsui & Co. and Sumitomo Corporation have been jointly providing support in collaboration with the Miyagi Prefectural Government, Kesennuma City, and the local Chamber of Commerce in order to contribute to the reconstruction of the seafood processing industry, a core industry in Kesennuma City. The Kesennuma Shishiori Processing Cooperative Association was established by seafood processors in the northern part of Shishiori District in Kesennuma City to achieve efficient operation and expand sales routes. After completing a new office building, cold storage warehouse, and seawater sterilization facility in 2015, new processing facilities were built by the member companies of the said association by the end of 2018 and have been stably operated. In addition to expanding sales to Mitsui & Co. group companies, Mitsui & Co. is also working to develop new sales routes in Japan and overseas, particularly in Southeast Asia, through its integrated food wholesale business. We will continue to work to ensure the stable operation and further development of the seafood processing industry in the Tohoku region.