Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of food and beverage products, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. It operates through the following segments: Food and Beverages in Japan, the Americas, Asia and Oceania, and Europe; Pharmaceuticals, and Others. The Food and Beverages segment produces and merchandises milk drinks, noodles, juices, and soft drinks. The Pharmaceuticals segment manufactures and sells anti-cancer drugs and other pharmaceutical products. The Others segment includes cosmetics and professional baseball team management. The company was founded by Minoru Shirota in 1935 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.