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OUR STORY
placeholder Dr. Minoru Shirota successfully cultured
Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota
Yakult starts to be
manufactured and sold
Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd is established
in Tokyo*

Image of building was taken in 1967

Research Institute is established in
Kyoto
Yakult Lady home delivery begins Yakult Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) opens,
Yakult's first overseas business
Research institute is established in the outskirts of Tokyo
(later known as Yakult Central Institute)
Yakult's iconic plastic bottle is
introduced
New Headquarters building is
completed in central Tokyo
Yakult Swallows win first
Japanese Professional Baseball
League Championship
Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd. is listed in the
first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Fuji Susono dairy product manufacturing
plant is completed
Yakult is approved as "Food for Specific
Health Uses (FOSHU)" by Japanese
Ministry of Health and Welfare
Yakult Middle East FZCO was
established in Dubai, U.A.E.
Opening of newly renovated
Yakult Central Institute