Mutsumi Kimura President TAKARA HOLDINGS INC.

Based on our corporate philosophy of “Contributing to the creation of a vital society and a healthy lifestyle through our fermentation technology and biotechnology in a way that achieves harmony with nature”, through traditional Japanese brewing techniques and innovations in the cutting-edge biotechnology, the Takara Group contribute to society seeking out new potentials in eating habits, lifestyles, and life sciences, and continuously creating new values.

The history of the Takara Group dates back to 1842, in the late Edo period, when we started as a sake brewery in Fushimi, Kyoto. Since then, we have survived numerous changes to the environment, and increased our corporate value by constantly providing products and services that satisfy our customers.
In our ten-year long-term management vision, Takara Group Vision 2020, our aim is to grow businesses in markets both in Japan and overseas in which the Group can leverage its strengths and establish a balanced business structure that is readily adaptable to changing conditions. As the specific execution plan for this long-term vision, we launched the three-year management plan, the Takara Group Medium-Term Management Plan 2019, in April 2017. In this plan, we lay out our basic policy, which calls for building up a great number of fields in which we can beat competitors and establish a balanced business foundation capable of growing revenues significantly no matter what environmental changes occur by further increasing the overseas sales ratio together with having a full product line-up and many products with a competitive edge both in Japan and overseas. Under this policy, each member of our Group, including Takara Shuzo, which covers alcoholic beverages and seasonings business in Japan, the Takara Shuzo International Group, which grows Japanese food wholesale business and alcoholic beverages business in overseas markets, and the Takara Bio Group, which promotes biotechnology business, has established its own business plans and performance goals, and is working towards them. Concurrently, this company manages the overall business of the whole Group and pursues maximum returns.

Our Group aims to further increase its corporate value by globally providing safe and reliable products and services backed by our technology, and contributing to medical progress and enriching the lives of people around the world. In this regard, we would like to ask all our stakeholders for their continued warm and generous support for the Takara Group.