Eagle Valley Exports specializes in supplying and sourcing ingredients, supplements, and natural foods to and from Japan. We leverage our connections in Japan with our understanding of the cultural, social and regulatory environment to build lasting, mutually respectful business relationships.
Measured on a purchasing power, Japan in 2015 ranked as the fourth-largest economy in the world. Japan’s nearly $5 trillion economy is over 59% driven by household consumption. Approximately 10% of Japan’s $625 billion in imports come from the United States and it imports about 60% of its food on a caloric basis.
Eagle Valley Exports specializes in the sale of health conscious, natural and organic foods and health and beauty supplements to Japan. We continually seek unique, niche products and brands from the USA and Europe and high quality, organic superfoods from around the world that will be valued by middle and upper middle class Japanese consumers and sold through both traditional and online distribution channels.
Eagle Valley Exports exercises great care in selecting specific products that will meet the demands of discriminating Japanese consumers. In addition to product quality, packaging plays a key role in communicating value.
The slightest flaw can cause a Japanese consumer to believe that a product must have been produced by a company with low standards and therefore not worth its price, or even unsafe.
Many Japanese believe that U.S. and European food standards are among the highest in the world. They exercise great trust in both American and EU organic certifications and will pay a premium price for products that can be certified organic by both U.S. or EU and JAS (Japan Agriculture Standard).
Most of the products sold into Japan by Eagle Valley Exports are sought out based upon specific requests from our Japanese distribution partners. In addition, Eagle Valley Exports is always looking for unique items that we can present to our distribution partners and clients for consideration.
A Japanese friend once described the difference between Japanese and U.S. culture as the difference between farmers and hunter-gatherers.
Japan's cultural history extends back thousands of years. Its 126,000,000-plus residents (98.5% Japanese) live in a land area roughly the size of Montana, and although only 5% or so of its people are currently farmers, the "law of the harvest" provides a good metaphor for Japanese cultural perspectives.
Eagle Valley Exports connects producers, distributors and consumers in the U.S. and Japan. Japan is our specialty as leverage our connections, relationships and our understanding of cultural and social context.
Our product emphasis is organic foods and health supplements. We continually seek unique, niche products and brands from the USA and Europe and high quality, organic superfoods from around the world that will be valued by middle and upper middle class Japanese consumers and sold through both traditional and online distribution channels.
In contrast, from the Japanese viewpoint, we Americans sometimes act like hunter-gatherers:
From their perspective, we will emphasize speed and cost-savings over quality. We sometimes emphasize the value of being the "first to market", over having a "long-term" market presence. Our business models tend to emphasize data and numbers over business relationships. We talk about "facing the brutal facts," more than we emphasize societal harmony. We talk about "superior customer experience," but we often fail to deliver. We run to the courts to litigate our differences rather than settling them through "good-faith discussions."
What this means is that when the average Japanese company or individual considers doing business in the U.S., or with a U.S. company in Japan, its context is often news images painting Americans as litigious and combative (spilled coffee at McDonalds, street protests, etc.). On the other hand, Americans are also viewed as innovative, entrepreneurial, big-hearted, generous and quick to forgive. By understanding our cultural backgrounds, sensitivities and viewpoints we create common ground for shared success.
When we work with our Japanese clients and partners, we remember to:
Intellectual Property - IP is respected and well protected by Japanese Laws. Eagle Valley Exports retains legal counsel in both the U.S. and Japan to help our clients and partners navigate various legal and contractual matters as we move forward.
Trademarks - Japan is a party to the Madrid Protocol covering international trademark application/registration. Unlike the U.S., there are no "common law" trademark rights in Japan. Japan is a "first to file" jurisdiction, rather than a "first to use" jurisdiction. Thus, it is very important to file trademarks early.
Patents - Japan is a party to the Patent Cooperation Treaty, so patents filed in the U.S. according to treaty procedures may be localized in Japan. In some cases the examination standards are more rigorous in Japan than in the U.S.
Contracts - There is a striking reflection of our cultural differences. Japanese contracts are typically very short (2 to 3 pages is very common) and to the point.
The Long Term Perspective - Japan's deep, relatively homogenous cultural roots have given its people a long-term perspective on individual and corporate behavior.
Social Responsibility - The Japanese place a very high value on "social responsibility." Selfishness, or too much independence is considered very negative. A Japanese proverb, でる釘は打たれる, or "the nail that sticks up gets hammered," is a good example of the negative connotation associated with getting too "independent."
Cleanliness and Aesthetic Beauty - Japanese people feel an obligation to leave a clean, orderly world for future generations. Each is expected to consider the long-term "harvest" of its present actions. Japan's clean streets are only partly a result of efficient city work crews. In early morning walks we often see shopkeepers sweeping and scrubbing the streets and sidewalks before they open their doors for the day. It is also common to see business men and women in suits and ties don company t-shirts and spend an hour sweeping up trash around their office building.
"The first bite is with the eye," is a saying in Japan that describes their obsession with food packaging and merchandising.
"Japanese consumers are the most demanding in the world, so packaging standards are high," says Neil Kozarsky, Japanese packaging expert and CEO of the US-based packaging consultancy Technical Help in Engineering and Marketing (THEM).
"Marketers and packaging professionals in Japan have different priorities; above all they must convince arguably the planet's most demanding consumers that no detail has been ignored and the quality of the final presentation is unsurpassed. The Japanese use essentially the same materials to package their food and beverage products as we do (paper, metal plastic, foam, foil, glass and wood); the chief difference is every product has to look perfect and function flawlessly," Kozarsky says.
Rosseto is a leading manufacturer of quality serving solutions for the retail, hospitality and food service industries. Eagle Valley Exports is the distributor for Rosseto BULKshop™ retail solutions in Japan.
Jam and preserves made from naturally sweet fruits often blended with unexpected surprises like Amano Artisan Chocolate, whiskey blends from Park City Utah’s High West Distillery, fine Amaretto, Madagascar vanilla beans and carefully selected spices. Most of the time no sugar is added unless it is a sprinkle of Muscavado. No additives. No preservatives. No sugar substitutes.
We offer a unique twist on balsamic vinegar. Modena Balsamic blended with fresh blackberries and strawberries. Or, aged Balsamic Vinegar with Tart Montgomery Cherries soaked in Frangelico (Hazelnut Liqueur) then reduced with a melted blend of 70% cacao Amano Artisan Chocolate. Available in multiple cases of 4oz or 16oz bottles.
Eagle Valley Exports is proud to represent Amano Artisan Chocolate in Asia. Amano has won nearly hundreds of International Gold and Grand Mater awards and more than 30 International Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. World famous, and world’s best. Amano has been a featured seasonal gift in PrinTemp Ginza and new flavors are now available in 2oz bars, 3 oz bars and bulk 10kg cartons for professional confectioners.
Single bean origin dark chocolate in finished 2oz or 3oz bars or bulk drops in 10kg cartons.
Certified Naturally Grown* on family farms. Highest quality honey created on land not treated with pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and synthetic fertilizers, by antibiotic free beehives. Honey is not pasteurized or filtered, only lightly strained to remove unwanted particles. Raw honey has an indefinite shelf-life.
*Certified Naturally Grown is the grassroots alternative to Certified Organic for family-sized farms and apiaries.
Eagle Valley Exports offers private label premium quality bath & body soap.
Old fashioned soap crafted by artisans and boutiques in the USA. Cold process soap making ensures the best quality natural product with maximum long lasting scent.
Every bar is hand-made with fresh with natural ingredients. No sulfates, parabens, preservatives or petroleum products. All oils are un-processed and non-GMO. The perfect natural product for people looking for alternatives to using harsh chemicals on their body.
Loaded with anti-oxidants and vitamins, artisan soap reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps soothe and moisturize itchy dry skin which may be associated with acne, eczema or psoriasis.
Individually Boxed or in bulk
Made in the USA
Refreshing feet one toe at a time.
The natural way to beautiful feet. Ideal for: Foot odor; rough, dry places; tired, burning feet; itchy, dry skin. Appropriate for all skin tones. Absorbs quickly. Infused with DemaVine, a blend of plant extracts that enhances the skin's natural beauty.
Foot odor: Helps eliminates foot odor in its tracks. Dries fast and leaves no oily or greasy residue
Rough, dry patches: Helps soften and improve the appearance of dry, rough skin spots
Tired, burning feet: Cools burning, sore feet day or night
Itchy, dry skin: Helps soothe dry, itchy skin
Daily usage: Great for use after long days on your feet, outdoor exposure, exercise and shaving
Made in USA
Eagle Valley Exports is the exclusive exporter of ToeJuice products throughout Asia.
Eagle Valley Exports offers TigerNuts to Japan by the metric ton, 800 kg per pallet.
Organic peeled (mechanically peeled)
Conventional peeled (process peeled)
TigerNuts flour (520 micron to 33 micron)
TigerNuts oil (23 kg drum)
Cyperus esculentus, also known as “chufa,” Tiger nutsedge is a tuber considered to be a health food since its consumption may help prevent heart disease and thrombosis and might activate blood circulation and reduce the risk of colon cancer. It is is rich in energy content (starch, fat, sugar, and protein), minerals (mainly phosphorus and potassium), and vitamins E and C and contain almost twice the quantity of starch as potato or sweet potato tubers.
Chufa oil can contain 18% saturated (palmitic acid and stearic acid) and 82% unsaturated (oleic acid and linoleic acid) fatty acids. In ayurvedic medicine tiger nuts are used in the treatment of flatulence, diarrhea, dysentery, debility and indigestion.
Tiger nut oil is also used in the cosmetic industry. As an antioxidant (because of its high content in vitamin E) it helps slow down the aging of the body cells and improves the elasticity of skin to reduce skin wrinkles.
Determined to be a paleo food, chufa tuber starch granules have been recovered at Mashantucket, Connecticut during excavations dating to the early Archaic period in North America, about 9,000 years ago. The tubers are believed to have been a source of food for those Paleo-Indians. It has also been estimated that C. esculentus ranks among the oldest cultivated plants in Ancient Egypt, no doubt an important food and medicinal element pre-dating and during dynastic times.
(Varieties of organic and conventional grain, powder, flakes, slices, chunks, dried, gelatinized)
Quinoa - grains, flakes, powder
Amaranth - grains
Chia - seeds, powder, oil
Cañahua - grains. flakes
Lupinus - beans
Cacao - beans, butter, powder, nibs, (paste) liquor
Goldenberries - dried
Maca - chunks, powder
Mesquite - powder
Camu-Camu - powder
Yacon - syrup, powder, slices
Aguaje - powder
Lucuma - powder
Mango - slices, strips, powder
Brussels Sprouts Powder
Colloidal Mineral Powder
Green Papaya Powder
KAMUT® Brand Wheat Grass
Mango Puree Powder
Brussels Sprouts Powder
Colloidal Mineral Powder
Green Papaya Powder
KAMUT® Brand Wheat Grass
Mango Puree Powder
Sources include The Dominican Republic, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela…
Roasted Cacao nibs
Pecans (halves, pieces)
Walnuts (light, dark, halves, large-medium-small pieces)
Bell Pepper - Green
Bell Pepper - Red
Chili Pepper - Red
Chili Pepper - Roasted
Garlic - Roasted
Mustard - Brown
Mustard - Yellow
Pepper - Black
Pepper - White
Salt - Sea
Herbs De Provence
Nat Amaretto Type Flavor
Nat Almond Extract
Nat Anise Extract
N&A Black Walnut Flavor
Nat Brandy Type Flavor
Nat Cherry Extract WONF
Nat Chocolate Extract WONF
Nat Cinnamon Flavor
N&A Coconut Flavor
Nat Coffee Flavor
Nat Ginger Flavor
Nat Hazelnut Type Flavor
Nat Lavender Flavor WONF
Nat Lemon Extract
Nat Lime Flavor
Maple Flavor WONF
Nat Orange Extract
Nat Peppermint Extract
Nat Pistachio Type Flavor
Nat Raspberry Extract WONF
N&A Rum Type Flavor
Nat Spearmint Flavor
Nat Strawberry Extract WONF
Organic Vanilla Premium, Cold Extract
Nat - Natural
N&A - Natural and Artificial
WONF - With Other Natural Flavors
Organic and Conventional
Expeller pressed Non-GMO and organic oils that are valued for excellent frying quality and resistance to smoking or discoloration. They also have a pleasing taste, and resist developing off flavors.
Safflower: High Oleic
Sunflower: High Oleic
Organic and conventional sourced from North and South America.
Chia Seed Black, White, multi-color
Flax: Brown, Golden
Millet: Whole, Hulled
Mustard: Brown, Oriental, Yellow
Popcorn: Butterfly, Mushroom
Sesame: Natural, Hulled
Barley: Whole, Hulled, Pearled
Buckwheat: Whole, Groats, Grits, Kasha
Cereal Grains: Durum, Rye, Spelt, Triticale, Wheat
Corn: Blue, White, Yellow
Quinoa: Black, Red, White
Rice: Brown, White, Wild
Dry Edible Beans
Black Eye Peas
Yellow: Whole, Split
Yellow: Whole, Dehulled/Split