Kikkoman’s Mogi Family Creed


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Kikkoman’s Mogi Family Creed

Get a bottle of Kikkoman Soy Sauce and look at the label–you’ll see the date 1630. That’s when the Mogi family began the business, and they’ve owned and operated it for 17 generations since.

Current CEO is Yuzaburo Mogi, and his family’s creed, written over a century ago, is still used to guide the family and its business. Here it is, translated from Japanese.

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All family members desire peace. Never fight, and always respect each other. Ensure progress in business and the perpetuation of family prosperity. More…