Working on a healthy society
Our roots start in the 1930's in Japan when scientist Dr. Shirota created the first milestone by cultivating the Lactobacillus casei Shirota bacteria.
Now, more than 80 years later, the company employs around 100,000 people world-wide. In Europe, approximately 200 people work for Yakult.
Almost a century later, we continue to live and breathe the spirit of our founding father Dr. Minoru Shirota, which is to ‘work on a healthy society’. And, in line with Dr. Shirota’s vision, to bring Yakult to as many people as possible, we continue to extend our business operations gradually over the world.