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.

While the world has been seeing a rise in wheat flour production, global demand and market prices are becoming increasingly unstable due to the expanding world population, the growing economies of emerging nations triggering an upsurge in demand, and extreme climate events that are occurring more frequently.

Our own country’s demand for grains is also going through structural change with the aging society and shrinking population, and there is a need to consider ways to counteract this in a mid to long-term perspective.

In the immediate future, we must think about how the flour milling industry will tackle issues such as the broad agreement on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) as well as other international negotiations such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). We will continue to pay attention to activities in these areas and are prepared to take the appropriate response when necessary.

At the same time, the improvement of Japan’s food self-sufficiency rate is considered to play a key role in our country’s agricultural policy, and to this end we will cooperate with producers and the government to actively increase both domestic production and demand for wheat.

The flour industry is going through some drastic changes in this way, but the Japan Flour Millers Association will continue to fulfill its mission of ensuring a stable supply of wheat – a staple in our diet – so that it can be turned into flour for the processing industry to transform into bread, noodles and confectionary, and so that the diverse demands of consumers can be met. We are also committed to promoting a rich and varied diet in Japan.

We humbly ask for the understanding and support of all persons working with wheat flour.

Kondo Masayuki Flour Millers Association Chairman Kondo Masayuki Flour Millers Association Chairman Kondo Masayuki
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
23 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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