Peace of mind and safety to all - we are an organization of flour milling companies that ensures stable supply of wheat flour.

2017.02.24
We renewed our website.

Our Mission and Activities

The association’s mission is to stably supply wheat flour to society. The association’s mission is to stably supply wheat flour to society.

Wheat flour is the base ingredient in many foods, including bread, noodles, and confectionery, and plays a vital role in our daily diet. Around 90% of wheat, from which wheat flour is made, comes from abroad (grown in the United States, Canada, and Australia), with around 10% produced domestically. The overall supply of wheat fluctuates every year in volume and quality due to numerous factors including the weather. In order to fulfill the role of stably supplying wheat flour to our society, in terms of both volume and quality, the member companies of the Flour Millers Association work together as one to tackle various challenges.

  • Stable Procurement of Wheat, the Raw Material for Flour

    We are working toward the stable procurement of wheat through constant cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, producers both in Japan and abroad, and related organizations.

    Stable Procurement of Wheat, the Base Ingredient
  • Sound Development of the Flour Milling Industry

    Amid rapid globalization, we are working to sustain sound development of the flour milling industry through structural reforms and pursuit of more efficient management.

    Sound Development of the Flour Milling Industry
  • Efforts toward Safety and Security

    We provide safety and peace of mind for household wheat flour by establishing guidelines based on relevant laws and regulations. In addition, we contribute to domestic and international efforts to develop new wheat varieties, conducting quality assessments from the breeding stage.

    Efforts toward Safety and Peace of Mind
  • Harmony with the Environment

    We have established goals with the aims of realizing a low-carbon society and reducing waste, and are working to improve the environmentally friendly functions of flour milling plants.

    Harmony with the Environment
  • Expansion of Demand for Wheat Flour Products

    In order to advocate the positive values wheat brings and further strengthen ties with local areas, we put effort to expand the knowledge of wheat and its benefits, as well as promote local production for local consumption, through campaigns and events of the Comugication Club.

    Expansion of Wheat Consumption

Greeting from the Chairman

First, I would like to offer my warm gratitude for your continued understanding and cooperation concerning the association's activities.

With the aim of supporting healthy eating habit of all of our consumers, we at the JAPAN Flour Millers Association consider it our greatest mission to stably supply wheat flour that is safe and provides peace of mind. To that end, we work constantly to solve numerous issues present in order to pave the way for sound development of the flour milling industry, which is indispensable in fulfilling this mission.

Despite the fact the world as a whole has seen an increase in wheat flour production over the past several years, we are also surrounded by factors of potential instability such as the growing world population and weather fluctuations resulting from global warming.
To address these issues, in addition to fulfilling our role as part of the system related to wheat supply(state trading), we also have the responsibility to cooperate with administrative organizations as well as strengthen relationships with various counterparts in wheat exporting countries.
It is also our important duty to cooperate with domestic producers and proactively work toward the demand expansion and stable supply of domestically grown wheat.
In addition, the association considers economic partnerships with various countries, including such agreements as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, to be crucial agendas alongside such other tasks as the stable procurement of foreign wheat, the improvement of Japan's food self-sufficiency rate, and the expansion of the demand for domestically grown wheat – all of which we are committed to address with an increasingly global perspective.

I hope this website is useful in deepening your understanding of the flour milling industry's current state and the problems facing it as it goes through a series of drastic changes.

Kazuhiko Niitsuma Flour Millers Association Chairman Kazuhiko Niitsuma Flour Millers Association Chairman Kazuhiko Niitsuma
Chairman

About Us

Name
JAPAN Flour Millers Association
Location
15-6 Kabuto-cho, Nihombashi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo 103-0026, Japan
TEL +81-3-3667-1011
FAX +81-3-3667-1673
15-6 Kabuto-cho, Nihombashi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo 103-0026, Japan
TEL +81-3-3667-1011
FAX +81-3-3667-1673
Date Established
August 24, 1947
Members
24 Companies

History and Organization Chart

JAPAN Flour Millers Association is a private organization established by medium and large flour milling companies with the goals of deepening the ties between the member companies and improving and developing the flour milling industry.
The history of flour milling company organizations stretches back to Komugi Yunyu Kyokai (Wheat Importing Association), which was established in January of 1939. However, Seifun Club (Flour Milling Club) was established on August 24, 1947 with the aim of deepening the ties between medium and large flour milling companies. Its name was changed to JAPAN Flour Millers Association in June of 1953, our present organization.

Organization chart

Location

JAPAN Flour Millers Association

15-6 Kabuto-cho, Nihombashi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo 103-0026, Japan

TEL +81-3-3667-1011
FAX +81-3-3667-1673

TEL +81-3-3667-1011
FAX +81-3-3667-1673

On Foot
  • 5-minute walk from Nihombashi Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line
  • 5-minute walk from Kayabacho Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line and Hibiya Line
  • 5-minute walk from Nihombashi Station on the Toei Asakusa Line
  • 7-minute walk from Tokyo Station on JR lines
By Car
  • From the Inner Circular Route of the Shuto Expressway (Outer Loop)
    Take the Takaracho exit, turn on Route 408 (Yaesu-dori) toward Tsukuda, and turn left at the Hatchobori 2-chome intersection, which comes up immediately. The building will be 50 meters ahead, on the left. (Kusuri no Fukutaro [a drug store] is on the first floor.)
  • From Surface Roads
    Coming from the Otemachi direction on Eitai-dori, turn right at the Kayabacho intersection. Drive onto Heisei-dori, and turn right at the first signal. (Kusuri no Fukutaro [a drug store] is on the first floor.)
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