January 6, 2021
Nikkei Newspaper featured rare sugars. NEW
October 19, 2020
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized Nutrition Fact Labeling for rare sugar D-allulose
September 17, 2020
The first arrival of "D-psicose (= D-allulose)" crystal from a factory dedicated to rare sugars newly established in Mexico.
August 18, 2020
Widely expanded Rare sugar researches were featured in University PR brochures; such as "Introduction of cutting-edge research: Approaching the mystery of rare sugars full of possibilities" in KADAI Frontier 2021 and "Rare sugar research now: Researches on rare sugars evolves beyond the faculties" in Kaga ad, respectively.
August 6, 2020
Announcement was made for the results of agrochemical development using rare sugar D-tagatose, as a part of the development of rare sugar applications that are expanding in various scientific fields by strengthening research on rare sugar production technology.
July 22, 2020
A signing ceremony for a comprehensive cooperation agreement with Matsutani Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., was held on 22 July, 2020.
June 23, 2020
A book explaining Izumofleet formula was distributed to all members of the Institute
March 27, 2020
Due to amendment of the notification of food labeling standards, D-allulose (= D-psicose) can be displayed as 0 kcal (zero kilocalorie)
January 21, 2020
NHK World featured English news of rare sugars.
December 13, 2019
Seventh International Symposium “Rare Sugar Congress 2019” held on Dec 3 to 5, 2019.
December 13, 2019
Rare Sugar Award was granted to Emeritus Prof. Ken Izumori in Rare Sugar Congress 2019
October 18, 2019
Schedule of the Seventh International Symposium “Rare Sugar Congress 2019” ( in Kagawa International Conference Hall for 3-5 December, 2019) is now opened.
August 14, 2019
Approval of the first “Foods with Function Claims" for rare sugar
July 19, 2019
Setouchi Triennale 2019 participating works 「Dr. Rare appears!」
July 10, 2019
Setouchi Triennale 2019 participating works 「Izumoring-cosmos of rare sugar｣
June 17, 2019
Her Royal Highness Princess Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand and over 20 members of her delegates visited Rare Sugar Production Station.
April 18, 2019
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released Nutrition Fact Labeling guidelines for rare sugar
March 20, 2019
NHK radio Nradi featured rare sugars.
March 7, 2019
NHK News Web featured rare sugars.
March 1, 2019
Royal Thai Ambassador visited Rare Sugar Production Station
March 29, 2018
“2017 Seisaku shōrei-shō” (Policy Encouragement Award) was granted in the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
January 17, 2018
“Rare Sugar” and “Psicose” were selected by Kojien 7th edition (Iwanami Shoten Publishers)
October 1, 2017
Greeting by New Director
August 1, 2017
Regional Innovation Ecosystem Formation Program was granted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
July 31, 2017
Exhibition of rare sugar study at Innovation Japan 2017 willl be from August 31 to September 1, 2017 at Tokyo Big Sight
February 22, 2017
Rare Sugar Seminars was held at the Lounge of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
January 4, 2017
Rare Sugar exhibition started at the entrance of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Japan from Jan 4 to Feb 22, 2017
January 4, 2017
Assistant Professor L. Kong arrived to the division of Rare Sugar Production
December 20, 2016
Rare sugar researches were featured as “Rare Sugar: Toward the next stage” in University PR brochure Kaga-Ado
December 1, 2016
Assistant Professors S. Mochizuki and S. Kato arrived to the division of Rare Sugar Production
December 1, 2016
Professor emeritus of Oxford University G.W.J. Fleet arrived Kagawa University as a visiting professor position
November 26, 2016 More than 200 researchers arrived for
Rare Sugar Congress 2016 , and over 350 attendance was counted for “Rare Sugar Seminars for Public” and exhibition by rare sugar-related companies
October 9, 2016
IIRSRE was picked up in the Asahi Shimbun（Asahi Newspaper) in the education section of national edition.
July 15, 2016
The Sixth International Rare Sugar Congress in Kagawa will be hold at International Convention Facility for 24-26 November, 2016
July 8, 2016 36 students from Takamatsu Elementary School Attached to Faculty of Education, Kagawa University arrived
July 5, 2016 Dean Park and 11 students from Catholic University of Daegu arrived
June 1, 2016 Rare sugar was picked up in “Good morning Japan” on NHK national network
May 12, 2016 Celebration of the 23th Ashihara Scientific Award
May 6, 2016 Rare sugar was picked up in NHK program on Kansai regional network
April 27, 2016
The founding memorial symposium of International Institute of Rare Sugar Research and Education
April 1, 2016 Establishment of International Institute of Rare Sugar Research and Education