Message from the Management
Chief Executive Officer
Honorary CEO and
Chairman of the Board
As the world's leading soy sauce brand, Kikkoman has been supporting the development of Japanese food culture since the 1600s. Since its establishment in 1917, our management policy has been to blend our deep-seated traditions with a sense of innovation that is both responsive and perceptive.
Kikkoman's motto is, “To promote the international exchange of food culture.” Whether introducing Japanese food culture to the world, or bringing Japan in contact with the food cultures of other countries, Kikkoman is committed to the ongoing fulfillment of this goal.
In the Japanese market, we provide a wide variety of delicious, healthy foods that include Kikkoman Soy Sauce, Kikkoman Manjo Mirin and Del Monte tomato products, as well as Manns Wines and soymilk products.
In the world market, we have been dedicating efforts to familiarize people with Kikkoman Soy Sauce, which is essential to Japanese food culture. In fact, today the word “Kikkoman” has already become synonymous with soy sauce--a taste that is enjoyed all over the world.
Kikkoman Soy Sauce is shipped to over 100 countries from our seven overseas factories, located in the U.S., Asia and Europe. We also distribute Asian foods through our global wholesale network, serving up Japanese and other Asian foods worldwide to enrich eating styles and satisfy any taste.
In 2008, the Kikkoman Group defined “Global Vision 2020” as its future vision for the Kikkoman Group, which sets the following goals:
* Make Kikkoman Soy Sauce a truly global seasoning
* Become a company that supports healthy lifestyles through food
* Become a company whose existence is meaningful to the global society
Kikkoman aims to realize these three goals by 2020. To achieve them, we will respond fully to our customers, provide value-added products and services, and fulfill our social responsibilities.
As Kikkoman continues to promote integrity and excellence in management, we are focusing on our truly global vision--a vision that will continue to define us as one of the most trusted companies in the world.