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9 April 2019

Japan Creative Centre (JCC)


Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore, and KOSÉ will be conducting a special talk event that will introduce the whitening effect of Kojic Acid and its applications to whitening cosmetics. Senior Researcher Mr Ken Inomata, Ph. D. from KOSÉ Corporation’s Research Laboratories and Ms Brenda Goh, Marketing Manager at KOSÉ Singapore Pte Ltd will share information about what Kojic Acid is and how it is developed into KOSÉ’s products.

As Kojic Acid can be found in Japanese Sake, Ms Maria Luisa Satoh, an expert on Japanese Sake from Orihara Pte Ltd will share with participants the role of sake in producing Kojic Acid. There will also be sake tastings during the talk as well.

Event Details


Tuesday, 9 April 2019


5:00pm — 7:00pm (Registration starts 4.30pm)


Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372



About the Speakers

© Ken Inomata

Ken Inomata, Ph.D. is a Senior Researcher at KOSÉ Corporation's Dermatology and Cosmeceutical Research Laboratories.

He joined KOSÉ Corporation in 1999 and is currently engaged in the development of cosmetic active ingredients by applying the results of dermatological research into products. He obtained a Ph.D with his research on grey hair mechanism, focusing on stem cells in 2009 and he also specialises in skin aging research.

© Brenda Goh

Brenda Goh is a Marketing Manager at KOSÉ Singapore Pte Ltd.

© Maria Luisa Satoh

Maria Luisa Satoh has 14 years of experience in sake education conducting sake seminars, events, and sake food pairings.

She attended the oldest sake school in Japan, the Food and Beverage Specialists Organisation Academy (料飲専門家団体連合会) and attained a certificate in Japanese known as the Nihon Kikisakeshi (日本利き酒師), International Sake Sommelier Certificate and Shochu Navigator/Shochu Adviser Certificate.

She currently works at Orihara Pte Ltd as a Senior Sales and Marketing Manager, In-house Sake Sommelier, Sake Adviser and Food and Beverage Navigator, and was one of the judgess for The Bar Awards 2018 in Singapore.

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Kindly register early to avoid disappointment. We regret that as there is limited seating, seats will be confirmed only upon receipt of confirmation email from JCC. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE.


Where is Japan Creative Centre (JCC)?

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Getting to Japan Creative Centre
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372
Tel: +65-6737-0434

By Public Bus:
Bus services: 7, 36, 77, 105, 106, 111, 123, 132, 174, 174E, 502, 502A, 502B (Alight in front of Delfi Orchard)
For latest information on bus routes and fares, please refer to SBS Transit.

By the MRT:
You may also take the MRT to the nearest MRT station, Orchard (NS22).
Train fares, travel times and route maps are available on the SMRT website.

Driving to JCC:

Nearest parking is at Orchard Hotel, Delfi Orchard and Orchard Rendezvous Hotel.

Japan Creative Centre

4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
+65 6737 0434 /
Nearest parking at Orchard Hotel & Delphi Orchard
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