Awards and Recognition

The research and development has received high praise in Japan and from abroad.

March 9, 2018
Meiji THE Chocolate
iF DESIGN AWARD 2018
February 16, 2018
Chocolate Kouka (or Chocolate Effect)
36th Hit Food Product Award (The Japan Food Journal)
February 16, 2018
Meiji Essel Super Cup Sweet's Strawberry Shortcake
36th Hit Food Product Award (The Japan Food Journal)
November 17, 2017
The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers - 120th anniversary Distinguished Service Award
August 30, 2017
The Chocolate (Japan Star Award),Amino Collagen (Food Packaging Category)Meiji Oishii Gyunyu (Beverage Packaging Category)
Japan Packaging Contest 2017 (Japan Packaging Institute)

August 24, 2017
Award of Excellence - scientific paper (The 59th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Smooth Muscle Research)
  • Effects of straight alkyl chain, extra hydroxylated alkyl chain and branched chain amino acids on gastric emptying evaluated using a non-invasive breath test in conscious rats.
  • Influence of amino acids on gastric adaptive relaxation (accommodation) in rats as evaluated with a barostat.
June 14, 2017
Meiji THE Chocolate, Green Cacao, IVORY COAST 55
iTQi Superior Taste Award 2017

April 17, 2017
Development of a yogurt with physiologically functional lactic acid bacteria
Tojuro Iijima Award for Food Technology
December 14, 2016
Development of yogurt containing lactic acid bacteria active against purines
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award
November 09, 2016
Meiji Probio Yogurt PA-3
46th Food Industry Technology Award(Food Industry Journal)

July 07, 2016
Reports on collagen research: Collagen-derived dipeptide, proline-hydroxyproline, stimulates cell proliferation and hyaluronic acid synthesis in cultured human dermal fibroblasts (2010)
awarded "JD Most Downloaded Paper 2015" (The Journal of Dermatology)
June 09, 2016
Meiji Hokkaido Tokachi Fresh 100 Cream
40th 2016 Kinoshita Award Packaging Technology Award (Japan Packaging Institute)

May 26, 2016
Meiji Meibalance Mini Cup
World Star Contest 2016, World Star Award (World Packaging Organization)

February 19, 2016
Meiji Probio Yogurt PA-3
34th Hit Food Product Award (Japan Food Journal)

February 19, 2016
Chocolate Kouka (or Chocolate Effect) 2015 New Technologies and Food Development Award (Japan Food Journal)

October 2, 2015
Meiji Meibalance Mini Cup
Japan Packaging Contest 2015, Japan Star Award

August 10, 2015
Meiji Amino Collagen Yogurt
2015 World Daily Innovation Award (Best Yogurt Category)

November 12, 2014
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award
Development of manufacturing technology for compressed milk powder
September 18, 2014
JSBBA Award for Young Scientists
Development of infant formula based on breast milk research

August 27, 2014
Meiji Bulgaria Yogurt Drink 900g, 480g, Tetra-Top Base
Japan Star Awards (Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award)

June 17, 2014
Meiji Apply Before Toasting Cheese Spread (Meiji Nutte kara Yaku! Cheese ga Kongari Soft)
2014 Dairy Innovation Awards (Best Butter or Dairy Spread Category)

March 28, 2014
JSBBA Award for Achievement in Technological Research
Development of functional yogurt utilizing lactic acid bacteria which produce immunomodulatory polysaccharides
March 10, 2014
Japan Dermatological Association Magazine "JD Award"
Meiji collagen peptide research: collagen derived di- and tripeptides as active ingredients for maintaining healthy skin
February 28, 2014
Meiji Sports Milk
2013 New Technologies and Food Development Award (Japan Food Journal Co., Ltd.)

February 28, 2014
Meiji Apply Before Toasting Cheese Spread (Meiji Nutte kara Yaku! Cheese ga Kongari Soft)
2013 "Excellent Hit Product Award" (Japan Food Journal Co., Ltd.)

February 28, 2014
Meiji Chocorooms・Meiji Chococones (Otona no Kinoko no Yama · Otona no Takenoko no Sato)
2013 "Excellent Hit Product Award" (Japan Food Journal Co., Ltd.)