From 2018-04-08 09:00 to 2018-04-11 10:00
Venue: ICCJ - Event space
Event Date:
Sun, 04/08/2018 – 9:00am to Wed, 04/11/2018 – 10:00am
ICCJ – Event space

ICCJ is glad to present the sixth edition of the JOOP (Japan Olive Oil Prize) Contest, which will be held in Tokyo on April 8-11, 2018.

The Contest aims at promoting extra-virgin olive oils of all origin in Japan, and represents a unique opportunity for producers to increase their brand awareness in international markets. Winning oils have the possibility to participate at trade show in Japan (ACCI Gusto), events at major department stores in Tokyo and Osaka and being featured in specialised media. Please, register to the competition at the link below:

Any Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced in 2017 is eligible, granted a production batch of at least 1.000 Kg is guaranteed and the application form and the product samples are correctly submitted within the deadline, set on March 31th, 2018.

A renewed point-based decimal system between 8,00 (minimum) and 10,00 (maximum) will ensure a fairer award attribution based on the overall quality of the oils. The prizes will be awarded as follow:

between 8,00 and 8,99: Silver Prize
between 9,00 a 9,49: Gold Prize
between 9,50 a 10,00: Best in Class

Oils will be competing in the following categories: Organic, Blend, Monocultivar, P.D.O. and P.G.I. Certificates of excellence for oils with distinctive qualities (high polyphenols content), other special mentions and “Best of Country” for the oil with the highest score from each country will be also awarded.

The Jury is composed by an international panel of six certified sensorial analysis judges, supervised by the panel leader Dr. Pietro Paolo Arca (Italy): Selin Ertur (Turkey), Antonio Giuseppe Lauro (Italy), Konstantinos Liris (Greece), Pablo Voitzuk (USA) and Michiyo Yamada (Japan).

The announcement of the winners and the award ceremony shall take place on April 11, 2018, in Tokyo in front of media, Institutional Representative, experts and many others.

The Winners list will be published on JOOP official web page ( and Facebook (@joop.japanoliveoilprize) on April 12, 2018, at 2 pm (Japan time).