About us

Wine of Japan Import, Inc. (WOJ) stands as one of the oldest family-owned and operated national importers of ultra-premium sake, spirits and beer.  Founded in 1973, WOJ began as an importer and regional beverage alcohol distributor servicing the New York tri-state area.  In 1984, Sanwa Trading Co., Inc. was founded as the commercial foodstuff sister importer and distributor.  In 2003, a second beverage alcohol and commercial foodstuff distribution center was established in Orlando, Florida under the Sanwa banner.  Most recently in 2015, WOJ established a west coast distribution center in Los Angeles, California.

With over 42 years of experience, WOJ continues to introduce the best Japan has to offer to an ever-growing audience here in the United States.  Keeping current with evolving consumer palates, our portfolio is continuously evaluated and curated to ensure that only the most exclusive and select products are offered. 

Longevity is a testament to WOJ’s expertise, foresight, and unrelenting focus on customer service.  We are proud to offer you our tradition of unremitting excellence.

WARNING: Drinking Distilled Spirits, Beer, Coolers, Wine and Other Alcoholic Beverages May Increase Cancer Risk, and, During Pregnancy, Can Cause Birth Defects.

WARNING: Many food and beverage cans have linings containing bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical known to the State of California to cause harm to the female reproductive system. Jar lids and bottle caps may also contain BPA. You can be exposed to BPA when you consume foods or beverages packaged in these containers. For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/BPA.

Corporate social responsibility is a fundamental component of Wine of Japan Import Inc.’s  (WOJ) business philosophy and this is reflected every day by the various professional, social, and environmental commitments made to our clients, employees, shareholders, affiliates and partners around the world. 

To WOJ, corporate social responsibility embodies the following five tenets: (1) continually pursuing, procuring and providing products and services that exceed client expectations; (2) educating our clients about those products in a way that enhances both their cultural understanding as well as their impact in the market; (3) observing and maintaining the utmost standards of good governance and ethics; (4) attracting and retaining quality employees; (5) making meaningful contributions in the communities we serve.  

 

Careers

Local Sales Representative Opportunity (Based out of New Jersey)
Description:
Direct contact sales with local on-premise and off-premise retail establishments.  In this growth position you will travel to existing and potential clients within our direct distribution territory, promoting and selling a variety of products from within our beverage portfolio, developing relationships with clients and providing superior service, all in a very high-energy, fast-paced, team environment. If you are highly-motivated, self-starter, customer-focused, sales-driven, and seeking a position that allows for growth opportunity, we invite you to join our national sales team.

Qualifications:
Bachelors degree from a four-year college or university OR the equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be highly organized and detail-oriented.   Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.  Must work well in a team. 

Qualified candidates will be aggressive, goal oriented, and passionate about increasing sales revenues and propelling their career.
We offer a competitive base salary plus generous performance-based bonus and commission incentives.
Japanese Language Fluency Highly Preferred.
To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to:  hr@wineofjapan.com

National Sales Representative Opportunity (Based out of New Jersey)
Description:
Direct contact sales with out of state beverage distributors.  In this growth position you will travel to existing and potential clients in other states, promoting and selling a variety of products from within our beverage portfolio, developing relationships with clients and providing superior service, all in a very high-energy, fast-paced, team environment. If you are highly-motivated, self-starter, customer-focused, sales-driven, and seeking a position that allows for significant travel and growth opportunities we invite you to join our national sales team.

Qualifications:
Bachelors degree from a four-year college or university OR the equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be highly organized and detail-oriented.   Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.  Must work well in a team. 

Qualified candidates will be aggressive, goal oriented, and passionate about increasing sales revenues and propelling their career.
We offer a competitive base salary plus generous performance-based bonus and commission incentives.
Japanese Language Fluency Highly Preferred.
To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to:  hr@wineofjapan.com

 

Wine of Japan Import, Inc. (WOJ) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the continuing policy of the Company to provide equal-opportunity employment to all employees and applicants, without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, [any other protected categories, (e.g., marital status, sexual orientation or sexual identification)]. This policy relates to all employment decisions, including those in connection with recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. All of our policies are in accordance with federal, state and local equal employment opportunity principles and other related laws.