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Kikkoman Corporation
Native name キッコーマン株式会社
Romanized name Kikkōman Kabushiki-gaisha
Type Public KK
Traded as TYO: 2801
Nikkei 225 Component
Industry Food and Drink
Founded Noda, Japan December 7, 1917 (1917-12-07)
Headquarters 250 Noda, Noda-shi, Chiba 278-8601, Japan (Noda head office)
2-1-1 Nishi-Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8428, Japan (Tokyo head office)
Key people Yuzaburo Mogi, (Chairman of the Board and Honorary CEO)
Noriaki Horikiri, (CEO and President)
  • Food products
  • Beverages
  • Enzymes and other biochemical products
  • Management services

Increase $ 3.369 billion (FY 2014)

(¥ 343.1 billion) (FY 2014)
Net income

Increase $ 123.3 million (FY 2014)

(¥ 12.55 billion) (FY 2014)
Employees 5,622 (as of March 31, 2014)
Website Official website
References: [1][2]

Kikkoman Corporation (キッコーマン株式会社 Kikkōman Kabushiki-gaisha?) is an international food and drink company based in Japan.

Founded in 1917, it is based in Noda, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. It is a combination of 8 family-owned businesses founded as early as 1603 by the Mogi and Takanashi families.[3]

Its main products and services include soy sauce, food seasoning and flavoring, mirin, shōchū, and sake, juice and other beverages, pharmaceuticals, and restaurant management services.

Kikkoman has production plants in Japan, the U.S., the Netherlands, Singapore, Taiwan, and China.[4] Kikkoman is the most popular brand of soy sauce in Japan[5] and the United States.[6][7]

Kikkoman's logo is the kamon of its founder.[8]

A major competitor globally is Foshan Haitian Flavouring & Food Co of China.


The company's Noda head office 
Sashimi soy sauce 
Kikkoman General Hospital in Noda, Japan 


  1. ^ "Corporate Profile". Retrieved July 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kikkoman Financial Statements". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved July 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ Shurtleff, William; Aoyagi, Akiko. 2012. History of Soy Sauce (160 CE to 2012). Lafayette, California. 2,523 pp. (8,554 references, 228 photos and illustrations. Free online).
  4. ^ "Message from the Management". Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Factbook Business Information Fiscal 2008
  6. ^ Story of Soy Sauce
  7. ^ Factbook Business Information Fiscal 2008
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