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Contributing to the health and
happiness of people around the world

For over 80 years we have been a pioneer
in the field of Probiotics, providing
products that contribute to good health.

  • over
  • 35

    million
    bottles
  • Average number of dairy bottles
    drunk each day worldwide
  •  
  • 80,000

  • Yakult Ladies worldwide
  •  
  • 1935

  • The year Yakult was launched

Company Profile

  • Food & Beverages
  • Food & Beverages
  • We offer dairy products containing
    probiotics, such as Lactobacillus casei
    strain Shirota and Bifidobacterium breve
    strain Yakult, and functional foods and beverages developed through the pursuit
    of health benefits.
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • We have expanded our business fields to
    include therapeutic medicine and we have
    received wide recognition around the
    world in the field of anticancer drugs.
  • Cosmetics
  • Cosmetics
  • Through our investigations of the function
    of lactic acid bacteria, We have developed
    unique moisturizing ingredients that
    promote healthy skin.

Latest News

The latest updates from Yakult – from corporate
performance and operational information to
product launches.

Corporate Social Responsibility

We will achieve sustainable growth and fulfil our
social responsibility as a global company founded on
the pursuit of excellence in life science.

Dispatching guest lectures
  • Case Study
  • Dispatching guest lectures
  • Our branches and marketing companies in Japan dispatch guest
    lecturers to elementary schools and other locations, where they use
    scale models and other instructional tools to provide
    easy-to-understand information about the role of the intestines and the
    importance of healthy eating habits.
  • 3,000guest lectures all over
    Japan in fiscal 2016

    200,000participants

Courtesy Visit Activities
  • Case Study
  • Courtesy Visit Activities
  • For more than 40 years, Yakult Ladies have been visiting elderly people
    living alone as they make their deliveries to confirm that they are safe
    and to spend some time chatting with them.
  • 41,000elderly people are visited
    at home

    3,000Yakult Ladies

Research&Development

Research &
Development

Since our foundation, Research & Development has
underpinned our ability to create products that promote
good health. Life science serves as the foundation of Yakult’s
business. The passionate desire of our founder Dr. Shirota in
pursuing the potentials of lactic acid bacteria is being carried
on today in the form of Shirota-ism.

Research&Development

Global Operations

Half a century has passed since we embarked on our
overseas expansion, and today our network covers
38 countries and regions.

Global Operations