Who we are

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 products of macrobiotic quality. Our producers take a traditional approach to manufacturing, valuing time-honoured techniques to guarantee authentic taste. We prides ourselves on establishing strong relationships with its producers; we work with more than sixty 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 producers who share the same principles with us.

Mitoku is a pioneering exporter of high quality traditional Japanese foods. This reputation was built upon the shoulders of two pivotal figures in the company’s history: company founder Akiyoshi Kazama (1930-2012) and Michio Kushi (1926-2014), one of the founders of the macrobiotic movement. The Mitoku story begins in 1967, when Kushi, after spending several years spreading the word about macrobiotics, decided to open a microbiotic store, named Erewhon, in the US city of Boston. Kushi had long been searching for a way to provide the sort of organic, wholesome, and naturally processed foods Japan could offer to his students and beyond in order to guide them to the authentic. Then, with perfect timing, he met Kazama, who was already involved in the import-export business. The two men decided to team up, both using their respective expertise to build a unique and specialized business.

At present, we deliver to customers in more than forty countries across Europe, North and South America, Oceania, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and beyond. Through our network of importers, distributors, and retailers, we are committed to providing food that our customers can enjoy the taste of, while having complete peace of mind about safety.