|1939||The Goyogura plant is built in Noda to preserve traditional techniques and continue production of soy sauce for the Imperial Household.|
|1957||Kikkoman International Inc. is founded in San Francisco, U.S.A. for sales and marketing|
|1962||Kikkoman creates a soft drink bottling franchise, Tone Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd., in Noda.|
Manns Wine Co., Ltd. is established in Japan.
Kikkoman enters a venture to market Del Monte products in Japan.
|1969||Kikkoman invests in Japan Food Corporation, a trading company and predecessor to JFC International Inc., in San Francisco.|