The most professional olive oil competition in Japan

When it comes to olive oil, we only aim for the best. JOOP is synonymous with excellence and fairness, granted by an internationally recognized panel of jurors. Participating oils are selected based on blind tasting procedures and in full accordance with the EU regulations.

The 2017 JOOP was held on April 2-6, to make sure that each oil was at its peak despite the country of origin. Find the 2017 Winners below!



Have a look at the winners of 2017 edition!






Check out the official JOOP Selection booklet



Past editions records press releases and official communications

What are the benefits of winning?

JOOP grants you great visibility to the Japanese market

  • Trophy (1st, 2nd, 3rd for each category)
  • Stickers for the product’s packaging “Winner of JOOP Japan Olive Oil Prize 2017” (1st, 2nd, 3rd for each category)
  • Certification for the prize winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd for each category)
  • Excellence certificate for oils with distinctive organoleptic and sensory qualities
  • For the 1st place, participation at the trade show ACCI Gusto
  • For the 1st place, promotion event in a famous department store in Tokyo
  • For the 1st place, article in a specialized magazine

About JOOP 2017

The 5th edition of JOOP Japan Olive Oil Prize was held on April 2-6, 2017, in the ICCJ office in Tokyo. In a course of 5 days, a panel of judges chose the winners through a blind tasting.

The initiative, promotion and celebration of olive oil, was structured in two main parts:

Professional Seminars, where participants have had the chance to deepen their knowledge on olive oil production areas, processes and history, was held on April 4th.

The announcement of winners, took place during the final event of Japan Olive Oil Prize (JOOP) on April 6th at Two Rooms Grill | Bar in Omotesando.

Five among the world top certified sensorial experts from different countries announced the winners of the 2017 edition of JOOP, before holding a tasting demonstration on how to distinguish a defective olive oil from a high quality one and combine them within everyday dishes. A fresh “olive oil based lunch”, garnished with the winning oils followed.


Please visit the link below for Award Ceremony & Reception Party!


Here you can find more about 2017 winners.

JOOP official carrier

Turkish Airlines