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Why is the Japanese name in kana instead of kanji? Isn't Kikkoman a Japanese word? -- -- Error 01:15, 28 Jan 2004 (UTC)
- I've seen Japanese words spelled with katakana instead of kanji before, apparently as a form of emphasis. The Hikaru no go manga use katakana for 'Hikaru', for instance. Salsa Shark 01:21, 28 Jan 2004 (UTC)
- Accrding to the company website, the name spelled with katakana was decided back in 1927, 77 years ago. I read somewhere that in early 1920s, using katakana for the name to appear like it had been imported was a cool thing. Kikkoman(亀甲萬) is a Japanese name of its logo written in kanji. It is made up of Man(萬), lit. ten thousand, in a hexagon which is a Kikko (亀甲), lit. a turtle shell. This comes from a belief that a turtle lives 10,000 years so the logo is a good luck charm hoping that the company would have long history. Revth 13:18, 9 Dec 2004 (UTC)
- yeah, it's just a stylistic choice. i think i have seen the "full kanji" version on bottles in either china or taiwan.
The revenue figure of Y 344,625 is obviously wrong -- that's only US$3100 or so. What's the correct amount? -- Mikeblas 17:00, 11 September 2006 (UTC)
- They must sell it very cheaply! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk • contribs)
Yeah, I noticed that too. $3100 a year to pay 6000+ employees? --Coolbho3000 23:44, 5 August 2007 (UTC)
oh no!!! :P
"In its 2006 report about GMO/non-GMO foods available on the market, Greenpeace mention Kikkoman as using genetically modified ingredients coming into its soy sauce."
- I've removed that from the story; it needs a reference. -- Mikeblas 18:14, 6 October 2006 (UTC)
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