Innovation in action

Learn how our knowledge, technologies and applied research continue to create innovative new products.

Dr. Kikunae Ikeda Discoverer Of the Umami Taste

The story of umami spans more than a century, from first discovery to worldwide recognition as the fifth basic taste.

Kokumi Innovation

They hold great potential for delivering more of what we want and reducing what we don’t need, without sacrificing flavor.

A breakthrough lysine formulation for better cow nutrition

How technology transformed one of Japan’s favorite winter dishes

Leveraging amino acids to deliver non-invasive, early cancer detection

A microfilm insulation for electronic devices