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Symposium Corporate Sponsors
The executive committee would like the following organizations for their support of the Symposium. Without their generous contributions, this event would not be possible.
Diamond Level Sponsor
Founded in 1964, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. is a healthcare company with the corporate philosophy: Otsuka — people creating new products for better health worldwide. Otsuka researches, develops, manufactures and markets innovative, original products with its focus on pharmaceutical products for the treatment of diseases and consumer products for the maintenance of everyday health.
Platinum Level Sponsors
ASA-IM Japan Office was established in 1956, as the first overseas agricultural cooperative office in the world and celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2006. The Japan office continues to offer services to this critical market to provide Japanese soybean buyers with the information they need to be profitable. ASA-IM Japan will continue to be in the forefront in bringing U.S. producers together with Japanese buyers to meet the specific needs of the Japanese market.
Fuji Oil has three major business domains: oils and fats, soy-derived products, and consumer-oriented products. Soy-derived products include soy protein, soy peptides, and soy polysaccarides. The R&D department focuses on the health benefits of soy protein and soy peptides. Our recent research is concerned with beta-conglycinin, a protein which might improve human hypercholesterolemia and obesity symptoms.
Gold Level Sponsors
Silk® Soymilk was launched in 1996 and is the best-selling soymilk brand in the United States. Just one sip of smooth, creamy Silk® Soymilk could get you hooked for life – and that’s great news for your body. It's loaded with healthy soy protein, antioxidants, 11 essential vitamins and minerals and all the great taste you can handle.
For 50 years, Solae has been the world leader in developing innovative soy-based technologies to the food, meat and nutritional products industries. Solae’s product lines—isolated soy protein, soy protein concentrate, textured soy protein, soy lecithin, soy fiber and soy flour—are enjoyed by consumers around the world in products such as baked goods, beverages, nutrition bars, meats, vegetarian meals and much more.
Soybean has been consumed since ancient times in Japan by utilizing processed products and it has been evident that the non-nutrients in soy such as isoflavones show various biological functions. However, it also has been argued about the assessment of the safety and health benefits of these functional ingredients. On the basis of these backgrounds, Soy Nutrition Institute Japan has been established as the research organization that scientifically assesses the health effects of soy in cooperation between academy and industry. Furthermore, we will also develop the activities on the basis of international cooperation.
Understanding Soy! The Soy Nutrition Institute is a science-based organization dedicated to promoting an accurate understanding of the impact of consuming soyfoods, soy oil and other soybean components on human health.
Silver Level Sponsors
For almost half a century, FUJICCO CO., LTD. has been supplying delicatessen-type foods made with traditional Japanese ingredients, particularly seaweed and soybeans, adapted to the demands of modern life. The ingredients we use are essential items for nutritious daily diets. We intend to provide solutions to such problems as excessive lipid, obesity etc. resulting from the deteriorating nutritive balance in the food eaten by modern Japanese people. Through our studies where we have found the wisdom of the traditional Japanese diet, we have set out to bring it to the modern market.
Kikkoman Corporation takes pride in enriching the lives of consumers
throughout the world with the distinctive qualities of its food seasonings.
The No.1 producer of soy sauce in the world, Kikkoman has grown from humble beginnings in the 17th century to become a company that provides a comprehensive range of foodstuffs, fine wines, superb dining, and effective biotechnology.
Nichimo Biotics Co., Ltd. manufactures AglyMax, a daidzein-rich isoflavone aglycone ingredient made from koji fermented soy germ under patents obtained in Japan, U.S. and Europe. AglyMax has been researched extensively through collaborative-research projects with numerous universities and public research institutions including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, and many of the in vitro, in vivo and clinical studies have been published in medical journals in Japan, U.S., and England.
Solbar is a manufacturer of soy isoflavones and proteins used in a wide range of health and wellness foods, beverages, supplements and cosmeceutical applications. During the last decade Solbar has committed vast resources to supporting scientific research in the world of soy, including many clinical studies in Europe, the U.S.A. and Asia/Pacific, a statement for self-affirmed GRAS to the FDA, and a European Drug Master File. Solbar has co-sponsored the International Soy Symposium since 1998.