Corporate History

2017 ●Signed an entry agreement with Tosu City, Saga Prefecture to build a new factory, Intelligence Park.
●TOYO SHINYAKU Co.,Ltd. has concluded partnership agreement with Kyoto University.
●Transferring of the “GLOBALG.A.P. version4.0” certification acquired for Toyo green farm Inc. to version5.0.
2016 ●Won the first prize for the number of approved quasi-drugs for four years in a row.
●TOYO SHINYAKU Co.,Ltd. has concluded partnership agreement with the University of Tokyo.
●TOYO SHINYAKU Co.,Ltd. has received the 2nd “Saga saikou kigyou” Corporate Award.
●Obtained a FOSHU (Food for Specified Health Use) approval, for the first time in Japan, for an anti-obesity product using Pueraria flower extract.
2015 ●Obtained a FOSHU (Food for Specified Health Use) approval, for the first time in Japan, for a maintaining normal glucose level product using a green juice ingredient.
●Won the first prize for the number of approved quasi-drugs for three years in a row.
●Launched the sales of Medi series, which is Foods with Function Claims.
●TOYO SHINYAKU Co.,Ltd. received the “Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office Award”of FY2015 Intellectual Property Achievement Award.
2014 ●Won the first prize for the number of approved quasi-drugs for two years in a row.
●Number of FOSHU (Food for Specified Health Use) approved exceeded 250.
●TOYO SHINYAKU Co.,Ltd. has concluded comprehensive partnership agreement with Fukuoka prefecture.
●TOYO SHINYAKU Co.,Ltd. has concluded partnership agreement for food industry promotion with Akita prefecture.
2013 ●Won the first prize for the number of approved quasi-drugs.
●TOYO SHINYAKU Co.,Ltd. has concluded the agreement for partnership and cooperation with Ehime prefecture.
●Tosu Factory obtained dietary supplement GMP certification.
●TOYO SHINYAKU Co.,Ltd. has concluded comprehensive partnership agreement for food industry promotion with Hokkaido prefecture.
2012 ●Tosu Factory obtained the first 「NSF International GMP」 as an comprehensive contract manufacturer.
●Young barley leaves of Toyo green farm Inc., was certificated the “GLOBALG.A.P. version4.0” for the first time in Japan.
●FLAVANGENOL® obtained ” in-House Safety Assessment of Health Foods ” of the Japan Health and Nutrition Food Association.
●TOYO SHINYAKU Co.,Ltd. has concluded the agreement for industrial promotion with Saga prefecture.
2011 ●Received Monde Selection Gold Awards with products containing “Young Barley Leaf”,”Young Sweet Potato Leaf”.
●Entered the pharmaceutical business.
●TOYO SHINYAKU Co.,Ltd. has concluded comprehensive agreements for industry advancement with Kumamoto prefecture.
●Established “Toyo green farm Inc.,”.
2010 ●Number of FOSHU (Food for Specified Health Use) approved exceeded 200.
●Started collaborative research of “FLAVANGENOL®” with National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse.
●Obtained a FOSHU (Food for Specified Health Use) approval, for the first time in Japan, for a improving bowel movements product using a green juice ingredient.
●Established “T-H-E Marketing,” a joint venture with Hakuhodo Incorporated.
2009 ●”Suio (Sweet potato foliage)” was selected as a new demand creating frontier cultivation project by Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
●Established “Beauty Laboratory Inc.,” a joint venture with ARTNATURE INC. (For more information click here.)
●Established “Nippun Wellness Co., Ltd.”, a joint venture with Nippon Flour Mills Co., Ltd. (For more information click here.)
●Transferring of the ISO 9001:2000 certification acquired for the head office, Tosu Factory and Kumamoto Factory to ISO 9001:2008.
●The number of FOSHU (Food for Specified Health Use) approvals passed the 150 mark.
●Opened EU Office.
2008 ●Established “Energy of Ground (Daichi-no-chikara) Laboratory Co., Ltd.,” a joint venture with Asahi Ryokuken Co., Ltd. (For more information click here.)
●Tosu Factory obtained ISO 22000:2005 certification
●Compliant with FDA dietary supplement GMP (21 CFR Part 111)
2007 ●Appointed as Vice-Chairperson for the Kyushu Bio Cluster Conference.
●Kumamoto Factory and Cosmetics manufacturing department of Tosu Factory obtained ISO9001:2000
●The number of FOSHU (Food for Specified Health Use) approvals passed the 100 mark.
2006 ●Whole Kumamoto Factory and a part of Tosu Factory, authorized to manufacture processed organic foods.
●Contract farm in Kumamoto obtained Organic JAS certification.
●Completed construction of Kumamoto Factory.
2005 ●The number of our FOSHU (Food for Specified Health Use) approvals became the number one in Japan.
●Established “Taisho Active Health Co., Ltd.,” a joint venture with Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (For more information click here.)
●Established “Orient Pharma Co., Ltd.,” a joint venture with Orient Corporation (For more information click here.)
●Completed construction of Tosu second factory.
●Launched CRO (Contract Research Organization) business.
2004 ●Concluded an agreement with Ohta’s Isan Co., Ltd. for the sales of “Pueraria flower extract”
●Announced the efficacy of stems and leaves of sweet potato on diabetes and high blood pressure, jointly with National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, an independent administrative institution.
●Concluded a land assignment agreement with Japan Regional Development Corporation (current Urban Renaissance Agency, an independent administrative institution)-acquired a site for the material processing distribution center.
2003 ●Opened Osaka Branch.
●Completed construction of new building for the main office (research building), launched the operation as a research facility.
●Specially-sponsored Hupfer Peace Memorial Piano Contest.
●Obtained ISO 9001:2000 certification for Main Office, Tosu Factory, and Headquarter.
2002 ●Obtained Japan’s first FOSHU (Food for Specified Health Use) approval as a green juice product.
●Launched the FLAVANGENOL® clinical pharmacology study group.
2001 ●Launched a joint research on stems and leaves of sweet potato with National Agricultural Research Organization, an independent administrative institution (current National Agriculture and Food Research Organization)
●Opened Tokyo Branch
●Completed construction of Main Office/Tosu first factory-launched an operation of Main Office/Tosu first factory, which operates as a GMP-compliant medical manufacturing factory, Main Office, and a laboratory.
2000 ●Launched the research on FLAVANGENOL®.
1999 ●Concluded a land assignment agreement with Japan Regional Development Corporation (current Urban Renaissance Agency, an independent administrative institution)- acquired a site for the factory construction.
●Signed an advance agreement on the new urban hillside area on northern Tosu (Tosu-shi, Saga).
●Was certified as a participating company to the Tosu Technopolis program developed and promoted by Japan Regional Development Corporation (current Urban Renaissance Agency, an independent administrative institution) , the prefecture, and the city
●Increased in capital (50 million yen).
1997 ●Launched a research on green juice of young barley leaves
●Spun off the health foods department from SevenSeas Corp., and established TOYO SHINYAKU Co.,Ltd. (capital: 10 million yen).
1996 ●Launched the research on fermentation field.
1993 ●Launched the research on functional water
●Established “SevenSeas Corp (cosmetic products distributor).”