Takara Holdings, Inc. engages in the management of the operations of its subsidiaries. It operates through the following segments: Takara Shuzo Group, Takara Bio Group, Takara Healthcare, and Others. The Takara Shuzo Group segment provides alcoholic beverages and seasonings. The Takara Bio Group offers contract research services, and manufactures and sells research reagents, scientific instruments, and mushrooms. The Takara Healthcare segment deals with health food products. The Others segment handles the printing business. The company was founded in 1842 and is headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.