The Origins of Yakult


We contribute to the health and happiness of people around the world through pursuit of excellence in life science in general and our research and experience in microorganisms in particular.


SHIROTA-ISM Philosophy & Slogan

Yakult in Numbers


Since its launch in 1935, Yakult has been loved by many all over the world for almost 90 years.


More than 80,000 Yakult Ladies around the world bringing health and happiness.

42.54 million bottles of dairy products consumed daily around the world.

Currently sold in 40 countries and regions, including Japan.

International Business

Yakult will continue to expand and penetrate the market.

Business Development

Food and Beverages Business

International Business

Pharmaceutical Business

Cosmetics Business

Research & Development Business

Business Overview


Financial Highlights

FY2022 Net sales
(Segment Breakdown)

FY2022 Operating profit
(Segment Breakdown)

Financial Highlights

Yakult Group Global Vision 2030

What we aspire to be

Yakult Group Global Vision 2030

Evolve into a healthcare company that continues contributing to people’s health around the world

Qualitative Goals

  • Deliver good health to as many people as possible around the world
  • Offer customers new values which match their needs
  • Realize a society in which people and the planet co-exist

Quantitative Goals

Number of bottles of dairy products sold worldwide

Consolidated net sales*

* “Accounting Standard for Revenue Recognition”is applied to figures of FY2020 and FY2030.

Consolidated operating profit (billion yen) and Consolidated operating profit Margin

Yakult Group Global Vision 2030