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About Meiji

At a Glance

At a Glance

Get to know Meiji at a glance – from our core business to our most important numbers.

Awards and Recognition

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

Jun 5, 2021
[Functional Yogurt]
Study on Research and Practical Application of Food Ingredients that Enhance Skin Function.

JSNFS Award for Achievement in Technological Research (the 75th Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Nutrition and Food Science, 2021)
Feb 18, 2021
[Drinking Milk]
(SAVAS) MILK PROTEIN Fat 0 series

2020 New Technologies and Food Development Award (The Japan Food Journal)
Jan 15, 2021
[Whey Protein]
SAVAS Protein Series

the AsiaStar 2020 packaging award (The Asian Packaging Federation)
Nov 20, 2020
Study on Enhancement of Lipid Metabolism by Combined use of Amino Acid Mixtures and Physical Activities.
JSAAS Award for Distinguished Investigator (Japanese Society for Amino Acid Sciences, 2020)
Oct 9, 2020
[Whey Protein]
SAVAS Whey Protein 100

the Appropriate Packaging Award (the Japan Packaging Contest 2020)
May 8, 2020
[Yogurt]
Meiji Hokkaido Tokachi Noko Mild Yogurt

  • 2019 International Taste Institute (ITI) One Star
  • 2020 Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft (DLG) Silver Award
  • 2020 Monde Selection Gold Award
March 5, 2020
[Cheese]
Meiji Hokkaido Tokachi Smart Cheese Japanese Style Dashi (Katsuo Konbu)

the Best of Class (the 2020 World Championship Cheese Contest)
February 17, 2020
[Infant Formula][Chocolate]
Meiji Hohoemi Rakuraku Milk (liquid infant formula) and Oligosmart milk chocolate

38th Food Hit Product Awards for 2019 (The Japan Food Journal)
November 20, 2019
[Drinking Milk]
Meiji Oishii Gyunyu low fat via freeze concentration technology

the Private Sector R&D Minister Award (the 20th Chairman's Awards of the Japan Association for Techno-innovation in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)
August 29, 2019
[Nutritional Products]
Sokko Genki Jelly product

Accessible Design in Packaging Award (the 2019 Japan Packaging Contest)
March 25, 2019
[Drinking Milk]
Development research on highly absorbent innovative protein beverages for optimal body building (results of research into protein beverages such as our (SAVAS) MILK PROTEIN series)

Agrochemistry Technology Award (the 2019 conference of the Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry)
March 9, 2018
[Chocolate]
Meiji THE Chocolate

iF DESIGN AWARD 2018
February 16, 2018
[Chocolate]
Chocolate Kouka (or Chocolate Effect)

36th Hit Food Product Award (The Japan Food Journal)
February 16, 2018
[Ice Cream]
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
[Chocolate][Beauty Supplement][Drinking Milk]
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
[Chocolate]
Meiji THE Chocolate, Green Cacao, IVORY COAST 55

iTQi Superior Taste Award 2017
April 17, 2017
[Functional Yogurt]
Development of a yogurt with physiologically functional lactic acid bacteria

Tojuro Iijima Award for Food Technology
December 14, 2016
[Functional Yogurt]
Development of yogurt containing lactic acid bacteria active against purines

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award
November 09, 2016
[Functional Yogurt]
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
[Cream]
Meiji Hokkaido Tokachi Fresh 100 Cream

40th 2016 Kinoshita Award Packaging Technology Award (Japan Packaging Institute)
May 26, 2016
[Enteral Formula]
Meiji Meibalance Mini Cup

World Star Contest 2016, World Star Award (World Packaging Organization)
February 19, 2016
[Functional Yogurt]
Meiji Probio Yogurt PA-3

34th Hit Food Product Award (Japan Food Journal)
February 19, 2016
[Chocolate]
Chocolate Kouka (or Chocolate Effect)
2015 New Technologies and Food Development Award (Japan Food Journal)
October 2, 2015
[Enteral Formula]
Meiji Meibalance Mini Cup

Japan Packaging Contest 2015, Japan Star Award
August 10, 2015
[Functional Yogurt]
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
[Infant Formula]
JSBBA Award for Young Scientists

Development of infant formula based on breast milk research
August 27, 2014
[Yogurt]
Meiji Bulgaria Yogurt Drink 900g, 480g, Tetra-Top Base

Japan Star Awards (Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award)
June 17, 2014
[Margarine]
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
[Functional Yogurt]
JSBBA Award for Achievement in Technological Research

Development of functional yogurt utilizing lactic acid bacteria which produce immunomodulatory polysaccharides
March 10, 2014
[Beauty Supplement]
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
[Drinking Milk]
Meiji Sports Milk

2013 New Technologies and Food Development Award (Japan Food Journal Co., Ltd.)
February 28, 2014
[Margarine]
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
[Chocolate]
Meiji Chocorooms・Meiji Chococones (Otona no Kinoko no Yama · Otona no Takenoko no Sato)

2013 "Excellent Hit Product Award" (Japan Food Journal Co., Ltd.)