Fact Sheet

Corporate Statement
Taiyo is a leading manufacturer of functional ingredients for the food, beverage and supplement industries. Taiyo focuses on the development of innovative ingredients, derived from natural sources, to further develop the body’s ability to protect and manage one’s health.Products include Suntheanine® (a unique amino acid found in green tea which reduces stress without drowsiness), Sunphenon® (high grade green tea catechins), Matcha Powder (natural green tea leaf powder high in polyphenols, vitamins, minerals and fibers), SunActive® Fe, a super-dispersed iron having no gastrointestinal irritation, no unpleasant flavor, no change of color and superior bio-availability, and Sunfiber®, a water soluble dietary fiber.

Company Profile

Established: January 28, 1948 (Founded in May, 1946)
Capital: 7,730,621,500 yen
Number of employees (consolidated): 1,166 (additional temporary employees: 188)
Fiscal term: March 31
Regular general
stockholders meeting:
Reference date: March 31
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Title Name Role or main occupation
President Nagahiro Yamazaki
Vice president Yoshiki Yamazaki Domestic Sales
Vice president Naganori Yamazaki China and Southeast Asia
Director Tomoharu Kato R&D and Quality Assurance, Head of Shiohama Plant
Director Shoji Yoshioka Administration & Production, Head of Nanbu Plant
Director Naotoshi Masukawa Corporate Goverance & Finance
Standing Statutory Auditor Nobuhide Hagiwara
Auditor Masayuki Ohashi Chairman of the board, Ohashi Gakuen Group
Auditor Masato Watanabe CPA, Watanabe Masato Office

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