Japan Tobacco, Inc.

Japan Tobacco, Inc.

Japan Tobacco, Inc.

Date Founded



2-2-1 Toranomon,Minato-Ku,Tokyo 105-8422

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Wholesale: Consumer Non-Durables/Sundries
Livestock & Animals

Company Description

Japan Tobacco, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of tobacco, pharmaceutical and processed food products. It operates through the following business divisions: Domestic Tobacco, Overseas Tobacco, Pharmaceutical, and Processed Food. The Domestic Tobacco division deals with the production and sale of tobacco products in domestic areas. The Overseas Tobacco division manufactures and markets tobacco products worldwide. The Pharmaceutical division develops, manufactures, and sells prescription drugs. The Beverage division manufactures and sells coffee and flavored water drinks. The Processed Food division offers processed food products that include frozen noodles, frozen and packed cooked rice and frozen baked bread, and seasonings. The company was founded on April 1, 1985 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer, Representative Director & Executive Vice President

Executive Deputy President

Executive Deputy President & Representative Director

Managing Executive Officer & Head-China Division

Chief Strategy Officer

Chief Human Resources Officer

Representative Director, Executive Vice President & Head-Compliance

Head of Beverage Business

Executive Officer, Head-Planning & IT

Board of Directors

Independent Outside Director at The Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank Ltd.

Outside Director at LIXIL Group Corp.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Japan Tobacco, Inc.

Chairman at Dai-Ichi Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

Chief Financial Officer, Representative Director & Executive Vice President at Japan Tobacco, Inc.

Representative Director, Executive Vice President & Head-Compliance at Japan Tobacco, Inc.

Chief Strategy Officer at Japan Tobacco, Inc.

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Japan Tobacco, Inc. purchases National Tobacco Enterprise (Ethiopia) Share Co.

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Japan Tobacco, Inc., JT International (Philippines), Inc. purchase Mighty Corp.

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Soda Aromatic Co., Ltd., Toray Industries, Inc. purchase Fuji Flavor Co., Ltd. /Flavor Division from Japan Tobacco, Inc.

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Advised onJTI (UK) Management Ltd., Japan Tobacco, Inc. purchase Gallaher Group Plc


Advised onXiamen Tobacco Industry Co. Ltd. purchases Xiamen Huamei Cigarette Co. Ltd. from Japan Tobacco, Inc.

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Advised onJapan Tobacco, Inc. purchases International Tobacco Business from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc.

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Advised onJapan Tobacco, Inc., Philip Morris International, Inc. purchase Megapolis Distribution BV from Megapolis Investment BV

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Advised onJapan Tobacco, Inc. purchases Reynolds American, Inc. /Natural American Cigarettes 9 from Reynolds American, Inc.

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Advised onJapan Tobacco, Inc., Philip Morris International, Inc. purchase Megapolis Distribution BV from Megapolis Investment BV

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