Pursuing food and life science businesses
that lead to healthy, comfortable lifestyles

The Life Industry Division is expanding two of its business areas, the food business, which handles marine and agricultural products, and the life science business, which mainly deals in materials for pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals, insect repellants and insecticides, air fresheners and deodorants.
Our life science business offers total solutions ranging from the manufacturing of ingredients and intermediates of pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals overseas, procurement of equipment and materials for advanced medication, custom synthesis, pharmaceutical distribution services, to the planning and development of household items.
In the food business, we not only import and sell safe and reliable agricultural and marine products from around the world, but also grow blueberries in Japan’s Hokkaido Prefecture and process marine products in Vietnam. Our business covers a wide area from upstream to downstream.
Our division is also focused on strengthening the global business. We offer Japanese quality functional food and drinks for private brands, which enjoy a high demand in drugstores across Asia. We are also striving to market Japanese food products overseas, such as nori seaweed, wasabi, sesame oil, and shio koji (salted rice malt).

Yasuyuki FujimotoGeneral Manager,
Life Industry Div.

Products & Services

Life Science Department

Supporting global material procurement for everything from household articles to pharmaceuticals used in various scenes in human healthcare. Providing total solutions for building supply chains for varied types of products.

Pharmaceutical, advanced medication, chemical industries
  • Pharmaceutical substances and intermediates
  • Equipment and consumable goods for regenerative medication
  • Special reagents and catalysts for chemical synthesis
  • Other fine chemicals
Insect repellent, insecticide industries
  • Substances for insect repellents and insecticides
  • Solvents
  • Other fine chemicals
Home product industry
  • Detergent substances
  • Fragrances and deodorants
  • Cosmetic substances
  • Functional food and health drinks
  • Other fine chemicals
Food Department

Providing safe and secure agricultural products and marine products to the world, under the motto of "from visible producers to visible consumers." Generating new business in a wide range of fields and regions, from upstream to downstream, such as growing blueberries in Hokkaido, and processing marine products in Vietnam.

Agricultural products
  • Frozen fruits such as blueberries, mangos, grapes and strawberries
  • Frozen vegetables such as spinach, taro, and kabocha squash
Marine products
  • Fish slices
  • Shrimps
  • Crabs
  • Shellfish
  • Squids, etc.


  • Delivering high-quality materials and ingredients by Pharmasynthese Brand

    Pharmasynthese S.A.S. (France), a 100% subsidiary of Inabata, manufactures pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates, materials for cosmetics, and chemicals for electronic materials. Its products - distributed through Inabata France S.A.S. and Inabata Group network - are sold in places like Europe, Japan, and South Korea. Inspection of raw materials, manufacturing, and shipping are all conducted based on high-level Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) management, which is an international quality control standard.

  • Top-class blueberry cultivation in Japan

    Inabata, which has a large share of frozen blueberry sales in Japan, established Aikei Farms Yoichi Co., Ltd. in 2015 in the town of Yoichi, Hokkaido, with the goal of cultivating blueberries and other agricultural products for worldwide marketing. At the 20-hectare farm, which is one of the largest of the kind in Japan, we carry out sales activities and cultivation using Canadian technology such as machine harvesting.

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