Ajinomoto Co., Inc. is a Japanese food and biotechnology corporation which produces seasonings, cooking oils, frozen foods, beverage, sweeteners, amino acids, and pharmaceuticals. AJI-NO-MOTO is the trade name for the company's original monosodium glutamate product. The corporation's head office is located in Ch??, Tokyo. As of 2019, Ajinomoto operates in 35 countries and employs an estimated 34,504 people. Its yearly revenue in 2018 is around US$10.2 billion.