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Contributing to the
health and
happiness of people
around the world

For nearly 90 years we have been a
pioneer in the field of Probiotics,
providing products that contribute to
good health.

  • over
  • 40

  • Average number of dairy
    bottles drunk each day
  • 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.
    *Classified as Lacticaseibacillus paracasei strain Shirota since April 2020.


  • 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
  • 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.


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.
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.

Research &

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.

Global Operations

Half a century has passed since we embarked on our overseas expansion, and today our network covers 40 countries and regions.

Global Operations