We are The Association for the Advancement of the Japanese Culinary art (AAJ).
AAJ was founded in 1930, aiming to share professional knowledges such as recipes, skills, creativities and so on amongst high-profiled chefs working for Japanese restaurant.

What is us ?

Japanese cuisine is getting popular by the changing of mind for health and anti-aging. As a result, the number of Japanese restaurant is increasing rapidly. Furthermore, Washoku was designated to the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.
We think that it’s possible to accelerate a creation of new food and food culture through adopting some essence of authentic Japanese by world professional Japanese chefs and other genres chefs. By all means, we will be a mediator between Japanese cuisine and world professional chefs and we want to contribute your further differenciation and your customer’s satisfaction.

Japanese cuisine is getting popular by the changing of mind for health and anti-aging. As a result, the number of Japanese restaurant is increasing rapidly. Furthermore, Washoku was designated to the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.
We are thinking that it’s possible to accelerate a creation of new food and food culture through adopting some essence of authentic Japanese by world professional Japanese chefs and other genres chefs. By all means, we will be a mediator between Japanese cuisine and world professional chefs and we want to contribute your further differenciation and your customer’s satisfaction.

  • raise the profile of the advancement of the Japanese Culinary art and culture
  • publish the monthly magazine, ‘Monthly Japanese Cuisine’ (‘Gekkan Nihon Ryori’)
  • operate the recipe website for high-profile Japanese chefs
  • hold culinary sessions for advanced chefs
  • support sales promotions for the seasonings & condiments manufacturers
  • support businesses for Japanese restaurants outside Japan

AUG 1930 : Established
JAN 1931: Monthly Japanese Cuisine(‘Gekkan Nihon Ryori’) published
May 1984: The Association for the Advancement of the Japanese Culinary Art was founded as Incorporated Association, approved by Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
AUG 2011: The recipe website, ‘recipe-ru’, started to operate
APR 2014: Approved as Public Interest Incorporated Associations by Cabinet Office