Message from the CEO


The company’s commitment to fulfill our desire in contributing to the development of Kagoshima through global trade has led us to the present day. Yumiba Trading Co., LTD. has been and will continue to strive to create a work environment where our employees can fully demonstrate their abilities and manage the company in a way that enables us to respond to changes in the social and business environment. Furthermore, with our slogan to “Think Globally, Act Locally”, we put in all our efforts to achieve our dream of creating a more comfortable, peaceful world through international exchange and cooperation.

CEO, Akinobu Yumiba

Biographical Information

Positions in Business Groups

  • Vice Chairman, Trade Advisor of the Kagoshima Prefecture Trade Association
  • Chairman of the Kagoshima Japan Trade Information Center of External Trade Organization (JETRO)
  • Vice President of Kagoshima Industrial Club Public Interest Corporation
  • Director of Kagoshima General Wholesale Commercial Estate Cooperative Association

Positions in International Exchange Groups

  • Trustee of Kagoshima International Association
  • Board Member of Kagoshima City International Exchange Foundation
  • Secretary General of The Supporting Group of JOCV in Kagoshima Japan
  • Representative of Kagoshima City International Exchange Center
  • Executive Committee Chairman of Kagoshima Prefecture International Cooperation Youth Experience program
  • Chairman of Kagoshima-Malaysia Friendship Association
  • Chairman of It’s Our School! Fund (Cambodia)
  • Chairman of Non-profit Organization Kyushu International Cooperative Association

Selected Awards and Honors

  • 2008 Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) President Award
  • 2012 Southern Japan Culture Award Social Education Division
  • 2018 The Order of The Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays Award
  • 2018 Foreign Minister’s Commendations Award
  • 2019 Asia Contribution Award Founding 20th Anniversary Memorial Special Award
  • 2022 Kagoshima Prefectural Citizen Award Awarded in the social activity category

About Us

Company Name Yumiba Trading Co., LTD.
CEO Akinobu Yumiba
Address 8-20 Oroshihonmachi, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima
TEL (81)99-268-9711
FAX (81)99-268-1353
Capital 10,000,000yen
Main Bank Kagoshima Bank Head Office

Corporate History

  • Started business as a private establishment for the purpose of exporting southern Kyushu products
  • Established Yumiba Trading Co., LTD.
  • Started importing supported by strong yen after the Plaza Accord and focused on develop-and-import scheme
  • Reorganized as a joint-stock corporation and started direct sales of imported products to retail stores
  • Awarded as a company contributing to import promotion by the Kyushu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Acquired and moved to an office with a warehouse in the Kagoshima General Wholesale Complex
  • Started wholesaling of domestically purchased and imported products to the southern Kyushu area
  • Started export of processed foods
  • Certified as a “Company Driving Regional Growth” by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Received The Order of The Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays Award
  • Received the Foreign Minister’s Commendations Award



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