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Wednesday, 20th May 2009
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Tokyo research unit established by Nestle

Global food firm Nestle has launched a new research unit in Tokyo as part of its plans to advance nutrition research in Japan.

The unit, based at the University of Tokyo, will focus on health and nutrition and involve research and the sharing of knowledge and expertise to develop the organisation's products.

A joint research programme entitled Food for Life will also see collaboration between academics and scientists in Tokyo and Lausanne, Switzerland.

"Nestle's new collaboration with the University of Tokyo further strengthens the company's commitment to the advancement of nutrition research in Japan," a statement by the firm said.

There are three Nestle factories in Japan, where the brand portfolio includes pet food, chocolate and coffee, as well as nutrition products.

Established in 1877, the University of Tokyo was Japan's first national university. Today it refers to itself as a "leading research university" with more than 4,000 faculty members and around 29,000 students.

Written by Graham McPherson

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