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Our Mission is:
To provide our customers an experience of authentic, contemporary,
high quality Japanese food, products, and services;
To enhance and enrich the lives of our customers with a marketplace
containing famous brands and a wide variety of products from contemporary Japan; and
To provide our customers a destination
where they can explore and enjoy the best Japan has to offer.

We strive to:
Provide extraordinary service
Act with honesty and integrity
Encourage teamwork and professionalism
Be a leader in innovation.

By Mitsuwa Corporation President and CEO

TOP Message

Always focus on consumer demands to provide our customers an experience of authentic Japanese food culture.

Why We Run Japanese Grocery Store

There are two main reasons why Mitsuwa started operating a Japanese supermarket and introducing Japanese food culture in the United States. One is our own specialized distribution channel. We believed that utilizing the logistic structure of our parent company, Kamei Corporation, which is the general trading company in Japan, would make us possible to provide the highest quality Japanese products at the best prices. Other reason is the prospective recognition of Japanese foods is little-known. While “Sushi” and “Ramen” are well-known, Japanese foods and products are not commonly known across the nation yet other than a few of them. Japanese food culture is like a “hidden treasure”. As we expand and promote our business, we are confident that people would gain more opportunities to find the treasure that would brighten their life.

Value and Potential of Our Global Business in the U.S.

It is not easy to continue the supermarket business in the United States where different cultures are brought together like a “Salad Bowl”. We finally brought the Mitsuwa brand to regions and communities in the United States as a result of continuing to introduce and serve Japanese food culture while always understanding how Japanese food is perceived by customers at the moment. There are still innumerable Japanese foods and products that people living in the U.S. never known about. We’ll keep develop our amazing stores in any ways to delight customers by expanding a circle of cooperation with inviting Japanese restaurants as a tenant at the in-store food court and improving Japanese foods to be suitable for the local people.

Company Profile

Company Name Mitsuwa Corporation
DBA Mitsuwa Marketplace
Industry Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
Founded 1998
Headquarters Torrance, California
Capitalized at 40 million
Number of Employees 380 (As of January 1, 2023)
Number of Stores 12


As a subsidiary of Yaohan, Yaohan USA was founded in 1972 and opened its first supermarket in Torrance, California in 1983. During its heyday, Yaohan USA operated nine stores all over the States.

3.1998 Reorganized Yaohan USA by Regional Management with rebranding as Mitsuwa Corporation
12.2011 Opened Mitsuwa Marketplace Irvine Store
12.2012 Affiliated to Kamei Group
4.2017 Opened Mitsuwa Marketplace Texas Plano Store
5.2017 Opened Mitsuwa Marketplace Hawaii Waikiki Store
2.2020 Opened Mitsuwa Marketplace Torrance Del Amo Store
1.2023 Opened Mitsuwa Marketplace LA Northridge Store


  • Mitsuwa Marketplace – TORRANCE DEL AMO

    3525 W Carson Street, Suite 164, Torrance, CA 90503
    (310) 782-0335

  • Mitsuwa Marketplace – IRVINE

    14230 Culver Drive, Irvine, CA 92604
    (949) 559-6633

  • Mitsuwa Marketplace – COSTA MESA

    665 Paularino Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

  • Mitsuwa Marketplace – SAN GABRIEL

    515 W Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776

  • Mitsuwa Marketplace – SANTA MONICA

    3760 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066

  • Mitsuwa Marketplace – SAN DIEGO

    4240 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego, CA 92111

  • Mitsuwa Marketplace – SAN JOSE

    675 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129

  • Mitsuwa Marketplace – CHICAGO

    100 E Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

  • Mitsuwa Marketplace – NEW JERSEY

    595 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ 07020

  • Mitsuwa Marketplace – TEXAS PLANO

    100 Legacy Dr, Plano, TX 75023

  • Mitsuwa Marketplace – HAWAII WAIKIKI

    International Markeplace
    2330 Kalakaua Ave. #250, Honolulu, HI 96815
    (808) 489-9020

  • Mitsuwa Marketplace – LA NORTHRIDGE

    8940 Tampa Avenue, Northridge, CA 91324

  • Mitsuwa – Headquarter

    1815 West 213th Street, Suite 235, Torrance, CA 90501


    The Kamei Corporation has business in the fields of energy, food, construction and pharmacies as a general trading company in Japan.