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Kikkoman Corporation
Type Public (TYO: 2801)
Founded December 7, 1917
Headquarters Chiba, Japan
Key people Yuzaburo Mogi, chairman and CEO; Takashi Ushiku, president and COO
Industry Food and Drink
Products Food, Phamaceuticals, Management services
Revenue ¥413 billion (March 31, 2008)
Employees 7,348 (2008)
Sashimi soy sauce
Two types of Kikkoman soy sauce

Kikkoman Corporation (キッコーマン株式会社 Kikkōman Kabushiki-gaisha ?) (TYO: 2801) 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 family.

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


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  2. ^ Factbook Business Information Fiscal 2008
  3. ^ Story of Soy Sauce
  4. ^ Factbook Business Information Fiscal 2008

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