Corporate Profile

“Sensuousness” and “intelligence” are the two key words that drive the creation of attractive, valuable brands at KOSÉ.

We take our research—based on leading scientific discoveries—and develop cosmetics that meet our customers’ wants and needs.

Consumers select cosmetics for many reasons, including texture, fragrance, effectiveness, price, brand and packaging, but their needs change with the time and seasons. To anticipate these changes and needs, KOSÉ focuses on three facets of brand-building: product, distribution, and communication.

KOSÉ is also exploring new and effective ways to sell online as the Internet grows in importance as a sales channel.

Corporate Information

Company Name:

KOSÉ Corporation






Kazutoshi Kobayashi, President & CEO


Employees (consolidated):

6,595 (excluding temporary and part-time employees, as of March 31, 2015)



4,848 million yen

Net sales:

207,821 million yen - Results for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2015


Stock market listing:

Tokyo Stock Exchange, First Section [ Stock Code: 4922 ]


Fiscal year-end:

March 31



3-6-2 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8251, Japan

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