Kao Corporation is engaged in the consumer product business and the chemical business. The Company operates through four segments. The Beauty Care Business segment manufactures and sells cosmetics, skin care and hair care products, including self cosmetics, toilet soaps, shampoos, phosphorus and others. The Human Health Care Business segment manufactures and sells food and beverage, sanitary and personal health products, including disposable diapers, bath additive, toothpaste and others. The Fabric and Home Care Business segment manufactures and sells fabric care and home care products, and also offers laundry detergents and fabric treatments and products for kitchen, bath, toilet and living room care. The Chemical Business segment manufactures and sells oleo chemicals, performance chemicals and specialty chemicals.