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Wellness is our passion. Stories explores how the Ajinomoto Group is unlocking the power of amino acids to solve food and health issues worldwide.

ASEAN Victory Project® puts Thai and Malaysian athletes in winning form for Vietnam’s SEA Games

For elite athletes, mental conditioning, self-confidence, and motivation are as important as daily physical training for achieving goals. Staying injury-free, recovering quickly, and peaking at ...

Completing the bio-cycle: AJI-NO-MOTO® co-products help to boost agricultural output

If you like to cook from scratch, you must have noticed how much gets thrown away. Stems, seeds, leaves, peels—all go in the rubbish bin ...

Smart solutions to reducing salt without compromising taste

Japan is renowned for its simple yet elegant cuisine, or washoku, and long life expectancy. But while the Japanese diet is packed with a wide ...

AJI-NO-MOTO® paper packaging: a modern take on an old idea aims to reduce plastic waste

Though the first modern plastic—Bakelite—was invented way back in 1907, until the mid-20th century, most everyday products still came in eco-friendly packaging: recyclable or reusable ...

Localized approaches to reducing plastic are moving the Ajinomoto Group toward zero waste by 2030

According to the United Nations Environment Programme, the world produces 300 million tons of plastic waste every year. That’s nearly the total weight of every ...

Nutrition Without Compromise: Giving people delicious, personalized choices could be key to longer, healthier lives

People often say life is full of compromises. As consumers, all of us learn to balance what we want with what we need and can ...

From Japanese dinner tables to the Athletes’ Village in Tokyo—Ajinomoto frozen gyozas turn 50 but aren’t slowing down

What is a gyoza? Simply put, a gyoza is a savory Japanese dumpling consisting of a thin flour wrapper and juicy filling of minced pork ...

A local approach to improving nutrition in Japan targets vegetable consumption

“Eat your vegetables, they’re good for you.” This age-old advice is borne out by modern scientific evidence: a balanced diet that includes enough vegetables—a valuable ...

Indigo Marine Collagen makes it easy being green and blue

Nowadays, we often hear people talk about being green, that is, living sustainably. But how about being blue? Recently, the term blue foods––a diverse range ...

Tokyo N4G Summit brings world together to tackle global nutrition challenges

Dec 23, 2021Every four years, the world’s best athletes gather in a spirit of friendship, solidarity, and fair play to compete on the track, field, ...

Turning crisis into opportunity: 3D virtual factory tour goes inside the global supply chain

The global COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on frontline workers in essential industries—people whose jobs cannot be performed from home and are vital to ...

Meet yakumi, the supporting actors that make washoku shine

If you follow global food trends you probably know that washoku means traditional Japanese cuisine. Recognized by UNESCO in 2013 as an Intangible Cultural Heritage ...

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