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A passion for life drives us forward. By unlocking the power of amino acids, Ajinomoto Group contributes to greater wellness for people worldwide. Explore our untold stories of becoming a solution-providing group of companies for food and health issues.

Dashi: The Secret of Washoku

Some 16,500 years ago, Jomon hunter-gatherers in northern Japan invented a revolutionary new technology: pottery. Judging from archaeological evidence, these earliest fired clay pots, used ...

Sports and nutrition in the age of COVID: new website chronicles Indonesian swim champion’s winning journey

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced companies worldwide to close offices. Many of us have experienced first-hand the challenge of working from home: staying focused and ...

From fan to brand ambassador: teenage skating sensation Alexandra Trusova uses aminoVITAL® to stay in peak condition

Russian athletes are making their presence felt around the world, from the tennis court to the swimming pool, the track and beyond. But their greatest ...

Usability is power: PLANTAXIS® elevates facility management into the age of 3D mapping

These days, almost everything we buy is produced in factories, the very backbone of the global economy and our modern way of life. Yet most ...

A new app seeks to shape the future of food by building a community of cooks

Slow food, whole food, and local food movements, not to mention an explosion of celebrity TV chefs, have inspired millions to turn to home cooking ...

Cooking up more delicious and healthy foods with kokumi

Have you ever cried while cutting an onion, or grated a clove of garlic only to have the smell linger on your fingers for hours? ...

Nurturing young minds and bodies: school lunch in Indonesia

School lunches may make you think of less than appetizing fare. But times are changing. Today schools may offer enticing menus designed by professional nutritionists, ...

Karaage— a new allergy-conscious take on a classic recipe

Parents today may notice a greater awareness around food allergies compared to when they were young. Even if your own children are allergy free, they ...

Spilling the beans on umami—a traditional Nigerian seasoning gets a commercial makeover

Beans are a staple of many cuisines worldwide. This humble legume is also one of the longest-cultivated plants in the world, with a history in ...

We Can Make It—Peruvian video proclaims solidarity in crisis

Peru locked down early in response to the COVID pandemic. President Martín Vizcarra declared a national state of emergency on March 15, 2020, earning his ...

Unlocking amino acids’ potential: passion and a bit of luck

Some scientific discoveries happen by accident—think penicillin. In 1928 biologist Alexander Fleming returned to his lab from holiday to find mold growing in a petri ...

Making daily homemade meals special: just add a little umami

Meals out can give the family cook a welcome break. At times when the family can’t visit that favorite restaurant, the person in charge of ...

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