About Us

Founded in 1968, Mitoku Company, Ltd., is a leading exporter specialising in Japanese organic and natural foods. It is our belief that the diet which has developed in Japan over the past several centuries can make a great contribution to the rest of the world in its search for foods that are wholesome, balanced, and nutritious, as well as being delicious, attractive and satisfying. As such, we believe our mission to be to introduce the authentic taste of traditional Japan to the rest of the world.

Based in Japan, we work with long-established producers to develop Japanese food and drink products of macrobiotic quality. Our producers take a traditional approach to manufacturing, valuing time-honoured techniques to guarantee authentic taste. Mitoku prides itself on establishing strong relationships with its producers; we work with more than 60 producers to meet the increasing demand for our products around the world. Every product has been specially selected and prepared according to our rigorous quality standards, as recognised and approved by leading nutritional authorities. Furthermore, we are constantly working on the research and development of exciting new items, in conjunction with leading food manufactures throughout Japan.

At present, we deliver to customers in more than 40 countries across Europe, North and South America, Oceania, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and beyond. Through our network of importers, distributors, and retailers, we work to support the health and wellbeing of people worldwide. We also import any raw ingredients required for our finished products.

Today, Mitoku enjoys a position as a pioneering presence in the global natural food industry. This reputation was built upon the shoulders of two pivotal figures in the company’s history: company founder Akiyoshi Kazama (19XX-20XX) and Michio Kushi (1926-2014), one of the founders of the macrobiotic movement. The Mitoku story begins in 1967, when Kushi decided to open a microbiotic store, named Erewhon, in the US city of Boston. Kushi had long wanted to introduce the American public to the kind of high quality traditional foods Japan had to offer. He met Kazama, who was already involved in the import-export business, although did not specialize in food. The two men decided to team up, both using their respective expertise to build a unique and specialised business.

Since then Mitoku dedicated ourselves to seeking out the best partners we could find in Japan: farmers and producers committed to honouring traditional tastes, ingredients, and methods. We have forged a close relationship with our producers, providing them with the support they need to uphold their heritage. Mitoku are also committed to ourselves to meet all relevant food and environmental safety standards in place around the world.

We are very enthusiastic to supply you with all your requirements for foods that are authentically produced according to traditional recipes. We look forward to meeting your needs and surpassing your expectations.