TAKARA HOLDINGS INC. is Japan-based brewing holding company that has four business segments. The TAKARA SHUZO CO., LTD segment manufactures and provides shochu (distilled spirit), refined sake, soft alcohol beverages, alcohol seasonings, food seasonings, Scotch whisky and wine, as well as the cargo transportation, warehousing, distributive processing and construction services. The TAKARA BIO INC segment involves in the manufacture and sale of research reagents, physical and chemical equipment, mushrooms, health foods and others, the provision of contract research services on gene analysis, the research and development of bio-technology and health food, and the operation of clinical trials. The TAKARA HEALTHCARE INC segment sells nutritious food. The Others segment involves in the provision of printing activities including the production and sale of packaging materials, sales promotion products and advertising products, and the planning and production of Web contents.