We constructed a canning factory in a place in which a freezing facility for skipjacks was scheduled to be constructed, after considering that it was close to the Port of Yaizu, which has the best catches of fish in Japan, and made our start as a manufacturing company of canned marine and agricultural products.
After World War II, we made a new start as a stock corporation in 1948. We were 100% dependent on exports to the U.S., Germany, Italy and other countries. In 1971, we succeeded in developing "Inaba light tuna" ahead of the market, by focusing our attention on "yellowfins," which were fished at a constant rate together with skipjacks in experimental operations by the Fisheries Agency but that were seldom processed in those days. We began to sell the products in Japan.