In 1880 Hakaru Isono, Meidi-ya's founder, left Japan after graduating from The University of Tokyo and settled in London as Mitsubishi's first
After studying business for more than 3 years in London, he assumed a purser on a newly built ship “Yokohama Maru”, built at Glasgow in 1884.
During 2 months on the ship on his way back to Japan, he learned about ship chandler business at the occasion of every port call.
In 1885 he established Meidi-Ya in Yokohama and started ship chandler.
Since then, Meidi-Ya has been supplying ship stores and expanded business to Meidi-Ya's premium supermarkets, Food production, Importing and Exporting of Food products, Wines and Spirits.
With more than 130 years of experience and expertise, Meidi-Ya has become one of the most reputable Marine suppliers in Japan.
Being fully aware that our business is an indispensable part of world shipping business, taking “Frontier Spirit”inheriting from our founder and being proud of a member of ship chandler business society, we provide our excellence in service to esteemed customers as their best partner, with our corporate philosophy“Highest Quality for Everyone Every Time”.