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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 (K.K.)
Traded as TYO: 2801
Industry Food and Drink
Founded December 7, 1917
Headquarters Noda, Chiba, Japan
Key people Yuzaburo Mogi, Chairman of the Board and Honorary CEO; Mitsuo Someya, President and CEO; Takashi Ushiku, COO
Products Food, pharmaceuticals, management services
Revenue ¥413 billion (March 31, 2008)
($4.17 billion)
Employees 5,473 (2013)
Sashimi soy sauce

Kikkoman Corporation (キッコーマン株式会社 Kikkōman Kabushiki-gaisha?) is an international 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.[1]

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.[2] Kikkoman is the most popular brand of soy sauce in Japan[3] and the United States.[4][5]

Kikkoman's logo is the kamon of its founder.[6]

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


  1. ^ 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).
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  3. ^ Factbook Business Information Fiscal 2008
  4. ^ Story of Soy Sauce
  5. ^ Factbook Business Information Fiscal 2008
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