The Ajinomoto Group Corporate Message

"Nutrition Without Compromise"

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Eating is an essential part of life, and its possibilities are endless.

People all over the world are living longer than ever. That means we can all enjoy life’s little pleasures for longer, and staying healthy is as important as ever.
Getting to eat a nourishing meal should be something we can all look forward to and what gets us out of bed every morning.

The Ajinomoto Group is about to embark on a new chapter.

Because we have a mission.

A mission to solve food and health challenges through the power of nutrition. So that people all around the world can live fuller, healthier lives long into old age.

At Ajinomoto, we donʼt make trade- offs for the sake of finding a solution.
Whether that be delivering delicious meals while reducing sodium intake, ensuring everyone has access to nutritious meals regardless of lifestyle or location, or encouraging healthy eating without changing the local food culture.

We faced COVID-19 and will overcome it. Now is the time Our 32,000 employees will not compromise on their journey to help us achieve Nutrition Without Compromise.

The Ajinomoto Group

With the discovery of umami serving as the cornerstone of its foundation, the Ajinomoto Group assumes the global leadership in the research and development of amino acids and conducts business rooted in cultures of various regions around the world. We, the Ajinomoto Group, will continue to brush up our unique technologies, and through our business activities, we will contribute to the resolution of issues for human society in the 21st century.

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Ajinomoto Global story

You are what you eat.

Let us help build your well-being through deliciousness.

While we all enjoy eating delicious foods, there’s much more to it than that. Having a “delicious experience” has a great deal of impact on both body and mind. Yet what people find tasty differs significantly among cultures.

We’re determined to do everything we can to enable people everywhere to enjoy both delicious food and physical vitality. We like to think of this as our specialty and we’ll never stop trying to create a prosperous and enjoyable future for everyone.

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Umami information center

The Umami Information Center (UIC) was established in 1982 in order to convey information about umami as a basic taste as well as general information about umami in an accurate manner based on facts. By April 2007, the UIC was officially accredited and recognized as a Non-Profit Organization (NPO) by the Tokyo Metropolitan Governor’s Office.

The UIC is dedicated to spread out accurate and beneficial information concerning umami within Japan and throughout the rest of the world.

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