To live in abundance beyond
the next millennium
using the ability of living things

CHITOSE GROUP pursues the possibilities of biotechnology through technological development and business development to transform the current industrial structure of pharmaceuticals, foods, chemicals, agriculture, energy etc. which are based on fossil resources, into a structure based on photosynthesis to make a sustainable society.


CHITOSE GROUP pursues the possibilities of biotechnology through technological development and business development to transform the current industrial structure of pharmaceuticals, foods, chemicals, agriculture, energy etc. which are based on fossil resources, into a structure based on photosynthesis to make a sustainable society.


Message from the Representative

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

In the present society, all industries are built on the premise of "mass consumption of fossil resources". It is also a major basis even in food production. However, with this industrial structure, it is impossible for human beings to live in abundance for a thousand years and beyond.

In order for human beings to continue living in abundance for a thousand years, the only way is for all industries to change to have an "industrial structure based on photosynthesis".
The purpose of CHITOSE GROUP's activities is to create new businesses "based on photosynthesis" in order to change the industrial structure, and embed it into the society one by one as profitable businesses.

Utilizing biotechnology is essential for creating businesses that can realise a world based on photosynthesis. CHITOSE GROUP considers biotechnology as a means to accomplish this goal and believes that it can also contribute to the development of bioscience while in the process of achieving the goal.

In CHITOSE GROUP, we specifically consider what are the possible kinds of businesses that will be "businesses based on photosynthesis" which we should embed in the world in the first half of the 21st century, examine ways to ensure the optimum size and material balance in order for the businesses to develop independently and continuously as a profitable business with a surplus and establish the biotechnologies that are necessary to realise the business plan that nobody has yet realised in the world.

What we are trying to create is not a "bioindustry." We are working daily with the motivation of "converting all existing industries to use biotechnology" in mind. In order to utilize biotechnology in all the industries, it is necessary to cooperate with talented people, who have all kinds of experience and skills to engage in all kinds of industries, as well as biotechnology engineers.

It would be greatly appreciated if everyone who, by some sign of fate, read this message to the end could cooperate or participate from your locality in the activities of CHITOSE GROUP which will pave the way for the future after a thousand years.

Group Philosophy

  • 01
    Our aim is to create a society based on photosynthesis and biotechnology
  • 02
    We develop and accumulate technologies that draw out the potential of small organisms such as microorganisms, cell lines, algae, flora, etc.
  • 03
    We will embed the technologies into the society one by one as a business with continuous profitability.
  • 01
    The current society is built based on fossil resources. It is impossible to completely change the society that is based on fossil resources into a society that is based on photosynthesis while we are alive. However, for ones living hundreds of years later, we can start to change to a society based on photosynthesis with the projects that are technically possible and also guaranteed economic rationality even at the present moment in the early 21st century.
  • 02
    In order to allow for the efficient production of organic matter through a sustainable way using the sun’s energy by photosynthesis and to produce various substances necessary for human society, it is necessary to use the ability of small living organisms such as microorganisms and animal cells. Building a project not solely based on the idea of "controlling the living thing", which is the current trend, but on the idea that human beings have matured through spending long periods of time "continuously managing living things". This will become the key to paving the way for the next era.
  • 03
    While we are alive, it would be impossible to make the whole structure of the society to be based on photosynthesis and biotechnology. However, if we embed the technology we created as a business in society, we are certain that someone will understand why we wanted to leave this technology to the next generation hundreds of years later, and will further improve it to fit in the economic situation of that time to use it for making a better earth and society.

Group statement

The CHITOSE GROUP Statement is Cultivate the Earth! Cultivate is a verb with the meanings of plowing the soil, culturing microorganism and creating a culture. This word accurately expresses the activities of CHITOSE GROUP. We will continue to "cultivate" in order to conserve the earth where human beings can live abundantly up to a thousand years later.

  • Value


    structure to utilize technological seeds

  • Projects


    projects to transform the world to how it should be

The Origin of CHITOSE's name and logo

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We will establish concepts, technologies and businesses that will last beyond a thousand years.
To express our will and resolution both inside and outside of the company, we named the company "CHITOSE" which means "a thousand years" in Japanese. CHITOSE GROUP is also named after a place in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, where our company was founded. By setting "CHITOSE" as the company's name, we will not forget the days when we were working eagerly with nothing but the dream we had at our founding, and we will continue our own technological development and business development steadily without excessively following the trends.

We chose a crane, which is well known in Japan to symbolise a thousand years and good luck, for our logo design. Instead of using “crane” on its own, “Origami Crane” was used to express the Japanese value of paying the highest respect to the intricate technologies.

Vision Image


No sooner had we seen Ms.Kogahara’s work we decided to ask her to make CHITOSE GROUP into a piece of art. Her talent to unleash objects’ inner power on canvas elegantly depicted who we are and where we want to go.

Ms.Izumi Kogahara


I visited the labs and interviewed employees in order to get a feel of CHITOSE GROUP. This website is the reflection of CHITOSE GROUP through my eyes.

  • vision

    "CHITOSE red" is CHITOSE GROUP's theme color, a symbol of the power of life, the power of CHITOSE utilizing nature's dynamism to transform our society.

  • vision

    CHITOSE's cutting-edge technology is a dot, and its accumulation creates lines that leads us to a better future.

  • vision

    I see in the eyes of the scientists of CHITOSE GROUP, the keen curiosity about the lives on Earth and the systems that sustain them. Their eyes are filled with expectations about the potential of creatures and an excitement to clear the way for the dreams that each has in his or her mind.