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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.
btw, some knockoffs have similar "XX-man" type names. (talk) 09:14, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

revenue figure[edit]

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 (talkcontribs)

Yeah, I noticed that too. $3100 a year to pay 6000+ employees? --Coolbho3000 23:44, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

oh no!!! :P[edit]

"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."

Oh TERROR!!!! Whatever shall we do?! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

I've removed that from the story; it needs a reference. -- Mikeblas 18:14, 6 October 2006 (UTC)


The Kikkoman parody movie in English contains inappropriate language —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 13:46, 16 May 2007 (UTC).

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