President’s Message

Photograph of the founded time

Our company began business in 1947, shortly after the Second World War, in Tsubetsu Town in eastern Hokkaido. We started by manufacturing malt syrup using local potato starch at the time of a food shortage during the postwar occupation of the Allied Forces. For over 65 years since then we have been manufacturing confectionaries with a focus on candy. Tsubetu Town is blessed with abundant water and natural surroundings, and sugar beet and milk produced in the town are processed into raw materials for confectionaries at factories in neighboring municipalities. Taking advantage of the abundant raw materials in the region, we provide safe confectionaries while continuing to place the upmost importance on our founding principle of “faithful manufacturing.” We hope to contribute to regional development through our business.

Representative Director
Kazuo Matsuda

Company Outline

Company nameRomance Confectionary Co., Ltd.
Representative DirectorKazuo Matsuda
Start of businessOctober 1947
Capital30 million yen
Number of employees49
Description of businessmanufacture and sales of candy, jelly and chocolate
HeadquartersTatsumi 204-19, Tsubetsu-cho, Abashiri-gun, Hokkaido
Tel.: 0152-76-2665 Fax: 0152-76-3704
Sales officeNijuyonken 2-jo 6-chome 3-28, Nishi-ku, Sapporo
Tel.: 011-642-7755 Fax: 011-644-7402

Company History

Oct. 1947Yukio Matsuda begins to manufacture malt syrup in Kashiwamachi, Tsubetsu-cho, Abashiri-gun, Hokkaido. He starts a business called Matsuda Confectionary.

Haru Matsuda is Yukio Matsuda's wife.She supported a company.

Employees and neighboring people at the time of the establishment of a business.

We introduced an advanced technique.

Feb. 1953The business is restructured and renamed to Matsuda Food Co., Ltd. Capital: 2 million yen
Apr. 1965A sales office in Sapporo is established.
Jan. 1966The company name is changed to Romance Confectionary Co., Ltd.
Mar. 1974The capital reaches10 million yen.
Jun. 1980The capital reaches 20 million yen.
Jul. 1981A new factory is built in Tatsumi, Tsubetsu-cho (present location), and starts operation.
Feb. 1982The capital reaches 30 million yen.

1983, in front of a new factory

Jul. 1985A soft candy factory is built.
Sep. 1990A gummi candy factory is built.
Mar. 1991A cup jelly factory is built.
May 1994A crunchy chocolate product is launched.
Aug. 2003The main factory is remodeled.
Mar. 2006A soft candy manufacturing line is added.
Oct. 2009The main factory is remodeled.

The current head office