Exchange of Opinions with Members of the Group from Seven-Eleven Co.,Ltd., Nichiyo Co., Ltd. and STI Foods Holdings, Inc., and Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI)

On July 10th, Mr. Aniya exchanged opinions with members of the group from Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd., Nichiyo Co., Ltd. and STI Foods Holdings, Inc., and Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI),
First, there was the following explanation from the group.
ASMI maximizes the economic value of Alaska seafood as a non-profit marketing organization, and Seven-Eleven Japan sells products that include Alaska seafood items as seafood ingredients, but has never displayed the "Alaska Seafood" logo. The company started displaying the logo in November of last year, and sales are steadily increasing.
In particular, rice balls are its signature product (that include Alaska sockeye salmon), and the company is trying to provide better products while conducting detailed research on the selection of high-quality rice, rice processing, selection and preservation of seaweed, processing of salmon, etc.
This time, the group visited Alaska to deepen their knowledge of the current status of fisheries in Alaska including Bristol Bay area.
In response, Mr. Aniya stated the following.
Welcome to Alaska. Since fishery product trade is a major pillar in the Japan-Alaska economic relationship, I hope that it will be further promoted.
The Consular Office of Japan in Anchorage is holding two “Online Arctic Symposiums” in 2022 and 2023. The symposium discusses various themes related to the Arctic (dinosaur research, Arctic research, economic development, community activities). Since it is scheduled to be held this year as well, it would be greatly appreciated, if people involved in seafood from Japan and Alaska would attend.