WASABI Discovery vol.7 "A Healthier Earth & Mankind with Euglena, Japan’s Microalgae Biotechnology"


28th Aug (Mon) 7:00pm WorkCentral @ Dhoby Ghaut

"Trending with experts on Japan's culture, tourism, & latest happenings."

What is Euglena? ​
Euglena is a species of microalgae with the features of both plants and animals. It can store energy by means of photosynthesis like plants while it can move around like animals. Euglena was born 500 million years ago in the primitive age. ​
In 2005, euglena Co., Ltd. became the first in the world to succeed in the outdoor mass cultivation of Euglena for food. Euglena contains 59 varieties of nutrients, which is enough for human survival. Euglena also can be used for the anti-aging cosmetics and healthy complexion. ​
In addition, when euglena grows through photosynthesis, it produces oil that can be used as biofuel that is suitable for jet-fuel, which also helps to reduce CO2 emission to the atmosphere.

About the Speakers

Mr. Takuyuki Fukumoto

Co-founder, Director, Head of Healthcare Business Division

Mr. Fukumoto pursued his career mainly in the field of health & beauty. He has many years of professional experience in marketing strategy planning, product development, sales, etc., and he became a director of a chlorella company in Japan in 1999. In 2004, he met Mr. Izumo in China who will be establishing euglena Co. together in 2005.

Mr. Fukumoto is one of the three founders and his role was a manager of strategy planning and marketing. They succeeded in listing euglena Co. on the TSE Mothers in December 2012, and upgraded to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in December 2014. The present market capitalisation is approximately a 100 billion JPY.

Mr. Takehiro Yasui

Manager, Raw Materials and Overseas Sales SectionHealthcare Business Division

Mr. Yasui joined euglena Co. in 2009 after graduating from university in Kyoto. At the time when Euglena was still unheard of, his mission was to spread the awareness of Euglena. He implemented the collaboration with more than 30 major food companies on product development. By marketing Euglena contained products with Ito-Yokado, one of the biggest retailer, and Family Mart, one of the biggest convenient store chain, Euglena spread throughout Japan and gathered great attention.

After which, he realised a business partnership with Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., the major pharmaceutical company (currently Takeda Consumer Healthcare) in Japan, and is involved in product development. He is currently the manager for both domestic corporate transactions and overseas expansion.

At this event, they will be sharing:

  • What is Euglena?
  • How euglena Co. will “Make People and the Earth Healthy” with Euglena.
  • The potential of Euglena’s various applications such as food, cosmetics, bio-fuel and more!
  • The secrets of why both “Inner beauty” and “Outer beauty” could be realised by one algae, Euglena combined with advanced biotechnology Introduction of their health & beauty products, Euglena P-3(health supplement), B.C.A.D.(anti-aging cosmetics), and “one All-in-One cream”.

All participants will have a chance to experience various euglena products at the event, and will be given product samples as door gifts.

You will also stand a chance to win these Lucky Draw Prizes from Japan, presented by euglena!

About euglena Co., Ltd.

Established in 2005, they succeeded in the outdoor mass cultivation of the microalgae called Euglena (Japanese name: Midorimushi) for the first time in the world. With the corporate philosophy of "Make People and the Earth Healthy", they research, develop and sell food and cosmetics containing Euglena. By 2020, they aim to utilize it as the first algae biofuel in Japan and conduct research on biofuels. They won Prime Minister’s Award, the highest award in the 1st "Japan Venture Awards Program" in 2015. They were listed on the TSE Mothers in December 2012, and upgraded to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in December 2014.

Event detail

Date: 28th Aug (Mon) Evening: 1900~2130 (opening 1830)

Venue: WorkCentral, Brew House Singapore Shopping Centre 190 Clemenceau Avenue #06-03 Singapore 239924

Capacity: 50 people max

Fee: $50 (advance tickets $40),

Refreshment, drinks, beer, wine included

Language: English

Dress code: Smart casual


1830~1900 Registration, Refreshment & Networking

19015~1945 Introduction & short presentation by speakers

1945~2000 Panel discussion by speakers

2000~2015 Questions & discussion from the participants

2015~2030 Lucky draw

2030~2130 More drinks & Networking

2130 The End

About WASABI Discovery

WASABI Discovery is a casual presentation and meet-up event for the world to make new discovery about Japan and its people.

At each event, we invite a couple of special guests to share and discuss about culture, people, happenings, or simply any topic from Japan that is worth discovering. We will also engage the participants in the conversation to make comparisons and contrasts with the local or other countries.

This is a meet-up for people who have great interest in Japan, it's traditions, and cultures. Participants are welcome to join in the conversation with the special guests, sharing experiences and opinions. If you have an interesting topic in mind, feel free to propose to us and make it into a great discussion session.

Language: English, or Japanese with English interpretation

Who should join in?

If you say "YES" to any of the following:

  • Do you want to learn about the deeper Japan from the experts?

  • Are you interested in culture, food and travel in Japan that you would not have known by yourself?

  • Would you want to find out about interesting social-cultural phenomenon in Japan and how it compare to other countries?

  • How about a relax evening after work, meeting like-minded people, with good food and drinks?


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WASABI Discovery vol.1 "Japan Travel: the Paths Less Travelled" by JR East & IPPIN Cafe & Bar

WASABI Discovery: CHITOSE BIO EVOLUTION "Agriculture from Japan to the world" (Read more)

WASABI Discovery: Hoshino Coffee "Japan's Coffee & Cafe Culture" (Read more)

WASABI Discovery~ "Omotenashi... Revealing the secrets of Japan's hospitality" by Ishikawa Prefecture (Read more)

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