+1 808 892-3900 in Honolulu aloha@hawaiikara.com

Sell your Hawaii-made products in Japan

and market to Japanese visitors to Hawaii



We work closely with Hawaii companies to prepare their products and services for the Japan market. We consult throughout the entire sales cycle: market research, translation, marketing messaging, email newsletters, labeling, packaging, shipping, importation to Japan, storage/warehousing, domestic shipping, and customer follow-up. Or, we can help you with just a part of the process…whatever works best for you.

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About Us について

HAWAIIkara helps you sell your Hawaii-made products and services in Japan.

We work very closely with Hawaii companies to prepare their products for the Japan market.

We consult throughout the entire sales cycle:

market research
marketing messaging
email newsletters

importation to Japan
domestic shipping
customer follow-up
social media

Or, we can help you with just a part of the process…whatever works best for you.

HAWAIIkara can also help you build a Japanese language website, if you need one, or advise you on the content of your existing website. Please contact us and teach us about your products…we will be happy to help you sell them in Japan!

Our Expertise 専門知識


Our staff in Japan perform traditional, on-the-ground sales work by visiting customers at their site and contacting them in Japanese by telephone, email, and text.


HAWAIIkara consults with you to ensure your marketing messages are noticed by the target customers in Japan and Japanese visitors to Hawaii.


Detailed Market Research to: (1) find your target market segment in Japan and then (2) to determine your best price point relative to your key customers, product placement, and competition.


Professional translations by NATIVE Japanese writers, including marketing materials, website verbiage, social media, email newsletters, price lists, government applications, etc.

Social Media

We translate your Instagram, Facebook, Line, etc. posts into Japanese and give you the most accurate and up-to-date hashtags being used in Japan to place in your posts, as well as Japanese keywords for Google and Yahoo SEO. We monitor Japanese social media and report what the market is saying about your products and services. #アロハございます

Cultural Training

We train Hawaii companies on the subtleties of Japanese culture and the expectations of Japanese customers visiting Hawaii. This helps ensure success, repeat customers, and positive reviews in Japanese social media.


By air or by ocean we have the freight forwarding contacts to help you get the best possible rates from Hawaii to Japan or domestically within Japan. We advise on wrapping and packaging to ensure your products arrive safely in the customers’ hands.


We have ample storage space in Japan to stock your inventory and then ship domestically with tracking numbers and predictable, flat rate shipping costs. We can fulfill orders from stocked inventory in Japan with 24 hours.


Get your labeling and packaging legally ready for Japan by including ingredients and other information required by the Japanese government. We work directly with the government to get approval for your labels and packaging.

Product Testing

Many products must be tested and approved by the Japanese government before they can be sold in Japan. We help you navigate this often complicated process and make it easy.

Team チーム

Meet the people that are going to take your business with Japanese customers to the next level.

Chieko Haak

Chieko Haak

ハーク 千栄子

Honolulu Office
+1 (808) 892-3900

Harumi Kato

Harumi Kato

加藤 春美

Tokyo Office
+81 (3) 4579 0379

Rica Sekimoto

Rica Sekimoto

関本 りか

Tokyo Office
+81 (3) 4579 0379

Michiko Delaney

Michiko Delaney

デレイニー 美智子


Rob Haak

Rob Haak

ハーク ロブ

Marketing & Strategy Consultant
Honolulu Office
+1 (808) 892-3900

Honolulu ホノルル

Email: chieko@hawaiikara.com
Phone: +1 808 892-3900

Foreign Trade Zone #9
521 Ala Moana Blvd, Pier 2
Suite M-322
Honolulu, HI 96813 USA

Tokyo 東京

Email: harumi@hawaiikara.com
Phone: +81 (3) 4579 0379

1-22-1 Kita-Kasai
Tokyo 134-0081 Japan

Honolulu ホノルル

Foreign Trade Zone #9 521 Ala Moana Blvd, Pier 2 Suite M-322 Honolulu, HI 96813 USA

Tokyo 東京

1-22-1 Kita-Kasai Edogawa-ku Tokyo 134-0081 Japan

HAWAIIkara News & Blog ニュース

HAWAIIkara attending Tokyo International Gift Show (TIGS) 2018

HAWAIIkara has a booth in the Hawaii Pavilion at the upcoming Tokyo International Gift Show (TIGS), which runs from September 4-8 at Big Sight. We are excited to be marketing products from three of our wonderful Hawaii vendors: ‘Alohi Kai (Oahu), Hoa Kai (Kauai), and...

HAWAIIkara joins the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

HAWAIIkara is very pleased to announce that we have joined the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii. We look forward to participating in Chamber events and helping Hawaii companies export their products to Japan and sell more of their products to Japanese visitors to the...

HAWAIIkara to attend the Made in Hawaii Festival 2018

The 24th Made in Hawaii Festival will be August 17-19 at the Blaisdell arena in Honolulu. We have attended this show for the past several years looking for unique, premium products from Hawai‘i that we believe will be attractive to Japanese consumers.

HAWAIIkara to attend the Made in Maui County Festival 2018

This great event will be November 2-3 in Kahului. HAWAIIkara is registered as a wholesale buyer and we are looking for products to buy, distribute, or represent for sales in Japan. There are wonderful entrepreneurs on Maui creating fantastic products that Japanese...

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Our Favorite Hawaii Companies

Below are some of the wonderful Hawaii companies whose products we highly recommend.

‘Alohi Kai is Hawaiian for “brilliant sea” and their silver and gold jewelry designs are inspired by the ocean and her creatures.

Beyond Organics make all-natural, extremely high quality skincare products.

Beautiful and functional Turkish towels from Kauai.

Kona Lisa Coffee is grown in the heart of the South Kona Coffee belt on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Incredibly-scented 100% soy-based candles from Oahu’s North Shore.

The BEST cookies in the world…made on Maui.

Eco-friendly, reversible, gorgeous Hawaii-themed wrapping paper from Maui.