Challenges during/after the war and post-recovery

Nissui Events World Events
March 1937

Kyodo Gyogyo changed name to "Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd.".

Company overview of Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (1937)

Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd.'s first internal newsletter (October 11, 1937)

February 1936
The February 26 Incident occurred.
August 1937

Relocation of the head office from the Maru Building in Marunouchi, Kojimachi-ku to the Nissan Building in Tamura-cho, Shiba-ku.

April 1938

Death of Kosuke Kunishi.


Motosaku Fujinaga succeeded in complete aquaculture of kuruma prawn.

April 1938

Promulgation of the National Mobilization Law.

September 1942

Order for Nippon Kaiyo Gyogyo Tosei K.K. and Teikoku Suisan Tosei K.K. to be established under the Fishery Control Ordinance.

December 1942

The cold storage and marketing divisions separated and transferred to Teikoku Suisan Tosei (presently Nichirei Corp.) founded in accordance with the Fishery Control Ordinance.

March 1943

The fishery division separated and transferred to Nippon Kaiyo Gyogyo Tosei.

Nippon Kaiyo Gyogyo Tosei's first internal communication (1943)

May 1944
Order for the establishment of a company for the controlled distribution of fruit and fish.
December 1945

Nippon Kaiyo Gyogyo Tosei restored its name to Nippon Suisan.

August 1945
End of the Pacific War.
August 1946

First permit issued by GHQ for whaling in the Antarctic Ocean.

February 1946
Exchange of old currency for modern yen banknotes.
May 1946
Constitution of Japan promulgated.
November 1946

First postwar whaling expedition conducted in the Antarctic Ocean with permission of the General Headquarters (GHQ).

May 1947
Constitution of Japan enacted.
July 1948
Fisheries Agency established.
March 1949
Minister Dodge introduces a policy for economic stabilization in Japan (Dodge Line).
December 1949

Implementation of the enterprise reorganization plan completed.

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A History of One Hundred Years of Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd

This work explores the transitions Nissui has undergone since it was founded and, incorporating the objective views of outside experts on the course of Japan's society and its fisheries industry, endeavors to be an authentic guide not only to the history of Nissui but also to that of the fisheries industry. Please take this opportunity to acquaint yourself with the achievements of Nissui, which started out with just one vessel, over the past one hundred years.