Eisai Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, President & CEO: Haruo Naito, “Eisai”) announced that it launched its new energy drink, Joma®, in Japan today, April 7.

With the slogan “Cast a spell of happiness”, Joma is an energy drink designed to conjure up the image of a witch, whose powers transcend human abilities. The product's name, when read backwards, is the Japanese word for “witch” (majo), and the package's design is the image of a dark red can being held by a witch's hand, enhancing the impact of the product.

Joma is a carbonated energy drink classified by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare as a Food with Nutrient Function Claims (Vitamin B6) that contains arginine, ginseng extract, guarana extract and caffeine in addition to the B vitamins that the Chocola BB brand is well-known for. With its ginger base, Joma is easy to drink with a refreshing after-taste, and has a reduced calorie count of only 33 kcal per bottle. It is for people who want to lift their spirits and display even greater potential than usual.

Through the launch of this new product, Joma, Eisai continues to respond to the diverse needs of consumers, and increase benefits to an ever-growing number of people in Japan.

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Media Inquiries:

Public Relations Department,
Eisai Co., Ltd.


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1. Product Name:

(Food with Nutrient Function Claims (Vitamin B6), carbonated beverage)

2. Nutrients (per 190ml bottle):

Energy 33 kcal
Protein 0.8 g
Fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 7.6 g
Sodium 57 mg
Vitamin B2 15 mg
Vitamin B6 5 mg
Niacin 20 mg

3. Other ingredients

Arginine 300 mg
Ginseng extract 50 mg (at time of manufacture)
Guarana extract 150 mg (at time of manufacture)
Caffeine 50 mg

4. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (tax inclusive):

190 yen per bottle

5. Marketed By:

Eisai Co., Ltd.

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