Message from the Management

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, soy sauce-related seasonings, ready-to-use Japanese cooking sauces, Manjo Mirin, 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 eight overseas production plants, located in the U.S., Asia, Europe and South America. 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 2018, the Kikkoman Group defined “Global Vision 2030” as its future vision for the Kikkoman Group, which sets the following goals:

  1. 1Make Kikkoman Soy Sauce a truly global seasoning
  2. 2Create new delicious experiences around the world, and contribute to richer, healthier lifestyles
  3. 3Become a company whose presence in global society is ever more meaningful, through activities unique to Kikkoman

Kikkoman aims to realize these three goals by 2030. To achieve them, we will respond fully to our customers, provide valuable products and services, and proactively fulfill our social responsibilities.

As Kikkoman continues to promote integrity and excellence in management, we are focusing on our truly global vision – the vision to continue to be a group company that is valued by people worldwide.