Promotional Activities

Promotional Activities

In our efforts to spread a genuine olive oil culture in Japan, the JOOP organizing committee organizes promotional activities featuring the best award-wining EVOO.

Follow our PR activities also on JOOP’s official FB page

May 15, 2019

JOOP 2019 Award-winning O-Med Extra Virgin Olive Oil Picual, Venta del Barón Hojiblanca y Picuda and Almazaras de la Subbética Alma Oliva Arbequino will feature the Spain Fair 2019 at ザ・プリンス パークタワー東京/東京プリンスホテル The Prince Park Tower Tokyo/Tokyo Prince Hotel A wonderful marriage between some of the best EVOO from Spain and Japanese Yakitori Restaurant Torishiba. An exclusive premium lunch event limited to 26 selected guests a day!
Tetsuo Ogata ザ・プリンスパークタワー東京 とり芝

May 7, 2019

April 27, 2019

JOOP 2019 Best in Class and Gold medal winners! Congratulations on your fantastic achievements and thank you for providing our contest with such a high quality!

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April 26, 2019

Here are the official pictures of the Award Ceremony held on April 12th. We were delighted to welcome four Ambassadors (Croatia, Greece, Italy and Spain), 20+ journalists and more than 100 EVOO operators, sommeliers, producers, consultants and chefs. We thank them all for making our event marvelous!

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April 20, 2019

EVOO is not just about the product and its mechanical processes. Behind it, there are the producers and their stories, struggles and hopes. As a part of JOOP 2019, we had the honor to welcome Mathilde and Matthieu, founders of the In Olio Veritas project. We wish them all the best in their endeavor!

March 25, 2019

JOOP sent Japanese buyers to Olio Capitale on March 15-18, where they had the chance to meet with the best producers from Italy, Croatia and Greece! Join now our network of producers and importers!

March 11, 2019

Two award-winning P.D.O. EVOO (Terre di Pantaleo蒜山 Oliva Sicula-オリーバシクラDonna Oleria) featured a special masterclass on Italian PDO cheese in Tokyo. Looking for co-branding opportunity for your oil? JOOP is the answer!

February 15, 2019

Award-winning EVOO from Greece and Italy featured a professional tasting and cooking seminar in Aoyama, Tokyo! Consumption of high-quality olive oil is increasing! Join now our contest and start developing your brand awareness in Japan!

Olio Centonze My Precious Olive Tree Frantoio Franci Agraria Riva del Garda 株式会社味とサイエンス Tetsuo Ogata


December 19, 2018

Three award-winning EVOO of excellence featured the end-of-the-year party in Tokyo, held at the Canadian Embassy. We wish you all a happy holiday season and we are looking forward to seeing you all at JOOP 2019! Stay tuned for updates and much more!

Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company Frantoio Hermes Goya Spain

December 14, 2018

Eu-Japan EPA will enter force on February 1, 2019. More high-quality EVOO is expected to be imported into Japan. This is the best chance ever to enter JOOP and get recognized!

November 28, 2018

Award-winning EVOO from Italy has been used by the finalists of イタリア料理コンクール – Gran Concorso di Cucina, the most important Italian Cuisine Contest in Japan!

Azienda Agraria Decimi Americo Quattrociocchi Roncigliano – Azienda Agricola Az Agr Caputo Maria e Fr Ol Caputo Ignazio di Altomare Ing MauroCastello Monte Vibiano Vecchio Massimo Mosconi Sorelle Garzo – Olio Dolciterre #baccinoemio

November 16, 2018

Two of our best monocultivar were used to garnish a delicious buffet dinner during a networking event co-hosted by the Italian, the American and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan. Corti Brothers (US) and Olio Mimì (Italy), your Coratina was definitely appreciated!

November 9, 2018

JOOP is the best way to increase your brand recognition in the Japanese market! Two seminars on Italian EVOO were held during Italia, amore mio! – アモーレ・ミオ イタリアンフェスティバル in Osaka. We had the chance to present six of the most representative Italian oils from five different Italian regions to food experts and importers.

November 1, 2018

Spreading a genuine culture of EVOO in Japan is JOOP’s paramount goal. Our seminar for cooking class instructors in Ginza, Tokyo, Japan was fully booked.

株式会社味とサイエンス Olio Centonze Tetsuo Ogata Assaggiaolio FARA Vetrerie e Cristallerie

October 26, 2018

More than 200 guests attended the European Joint Chamber Networking Party 2018 at Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo. The night was garnished with some products of excellence. Five JOOP Award-winning EVOO were among them.

#fyllykon Olio Mimì Olivar de Segura, SCA. Receitas Oliveira da Serra#fimasdoo

October 19, 2018

Five Award-winning EVOO from Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Croatia will be featured in the European Joint Chamber Networking Party 2018 on October 23 held at Shangri-la Hotel Tokyo. Do you want the same spotlight for your oil? Join the 2019 Contest now! Registrations are open

#fyllykon Olio Mimì Olivar de Segura, SCA. Receitas Oliveira da Serra#fimasdoo

October 10, 2018

JOOP 2018 Best in Class Award winners presented at ACCI Gusto, one of the most important trade show for Food & Beverage in Japan. Many chefs and importers had the chance to taste the best EVOO around. Do you desire the same spotlight for your oil? Join the 2019 contest now!

Frantoio Franci Mythocia Greek Olive Oil Olio De Carlo Maestros de Hojiblanca Almazaras de la Subbética Fonte Di Foiano I Sergenti – Azienda Agricola Olio Intini Az Agr Caputo Maria e Fr Ol Caputo Ignazio di Altomare Ing Mauro Fattoria Ramerino Oilalà Goya FoodsAssaggiaolio FARA Vetrerie e Cristallerie

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September 21, 2018

Carmine Cozzolino, the pioneer of Italian cuisine in Japan, used Fattoria Ramerino‘s Cultivar Frantoio for his recipes! JOOP awards winning olive always find a way to stand out!

September 12, 2018

Olive oil history and EVOO tasting procedures with Tetsuo Ogata were the core of a seminar organized with 株式会社味とサイエンス. Spreading the genuine culture of EVOO through lectures and classes in Japan is one of our missions!
Olio Centonze Assaggiaolio Emozioneolio

September 3, 2018

JOOP Award winner Terre di Pantaleo and 蒜山 Oliva Sicula-オリーバシクラ during Italian festival in Nagoya! JOOP’s reach goes beyond Tokyo!

August 3, 2018

Some of our best award-winning oils were used during a seminar on the vegetarian and vegan cuisine with Gianluca Pardini. Good EVOO can garnish any kind of food!

Agraria Riva del Garda I Sergenti – Azienda Agricola Takao Oki

July 27, 2018

Olio Centonze x Maserati Japan マセラティ ジャパン!! JOOP Award-winning oil from Sicily chosen as a special gift for owner’s club members who attended the reception party in Nagoya.

July 12, 2018

Nine awards winning EVOO from Italy, Spain and Greece have been chosen to represent the Mediterranean excellence during an event organized by the ICCJ TokyoSpanish Chamber of Commerce in Japan and Greek Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
Olio Intini Fonte Di Foiano Fattoria Ramerino Mythocia Greek Olive Oil LIA’ Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sakellaropoulos Organic Farming Maestros de Hojiblanca Almazaras de la Subbética Olivar de Segura, SCA.

July 6, 2018

Few articles about JOOP 2018. More than 100 journalists attended the award ceremony last April
Almazaras de la Subbética #deoleo Frantoio Franci Mythocia Greek Olive Oil #frantoiogalioto Olio De Carlo Takao Oki I Sergenti – Azienda Agricola NovaVera

June 15, 2018

JOOP 2018 P.D.O. winners EVO DOP Tuscia (Colli Etruschi Blera) and DOP Umbria (Frantoio di Spello) featured and Italian aperitivo in Tokyo! Only the quality EVOO to enhance our food!

June 8, 2018

JOOP 2018 Winners from eight different countries featured a networking party with more than 300 people at Roppongi Hills Club – 六本木ヒルズクラブ. A great spotlight for our EVOO!

Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company Azienda Agricola La Ranocchiaia Receitas Oliveira da Serra Oli.Tina Laleli Zeytin ve Zeytinyağı İşletmesi Rylstone Olive Press Fattoria Ramerino Carbonell

June 1, 2018 

Trophies and certificates will be delivered during the next days to all our winners around the world. Thanks to everybody for participating and stay tuned for more promotional activities!

May 25, 2018

JOOP 2018 was featured on many Japanese media! Here are the articles from “yūshi” (油脂) and “Taru” (たる), two of the most specialized magazines on EVOO and food!
Pietro Paolo Arca Miciyo Yamada Kostas Liris Antonio Giuseppe Lauro Selin Ertur Pablo Voitzuk

May 18, 2018 

JOOP Best in Class Winners Oilalà Monocultivar Coratina, Goya SpainSpecial Edition and Mythocia Greek Olive Oil Olympia Organic to represent the excellency of Mediterranean culture during a seminar aboard the MSC Splendida on a cruise from Yokohama to Shanghai.

April 27, 2018

Here we go! Official pictures of JOOP 2018 Award Ceremony are finally available. Once again, we would like to thank our sponsors AegeanExportersAssociationAssaggiaolioFARA Vetrerie e Cristallerie , VetroeliteBUREAU & B-SITE Serviced Apartments for their essential support.

Following is the list of the Best in Class winners for each of the five categories (P.G.I., P.D.O., Organic, Monocultivar and Blend)

Best in Class


Frantoio Franci – Frantoio Franci IGP Toscano
Ελαιοτριβείο Παπαδόπουλος / Papadopoulos OliveOil Mill– Mythocia Olympia PGI Organic
FRANTOIO GALIOTO – Castel di Lego bio monocultivar moresca


Olio De Carlo – Tenuta Arcamone
DEOLEO SA- DOP Poniente de Granada


I Sergenti – Azienda Agricola – olio extra vergine di oliva O di olio
Olio Intini – Biologico Olio extravergine di Oliva

Az Agr Caputo Maria e Fr Ol Caputo Ignazio di Altomare Ing Mauro – Olio Gran Pregio Olio extra vergine di oliva BIO


Fattoria Ramerino – Cultivar Frantoio

Oilalà – Oilala Monocultivar Coratina


Olio Intini – Olio extravergine di Oliva Affiorato
Goya Spain – Goya ÚNICO Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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April 17, 2018

How to taste EVOO? This is what our 2-day professional course was about. A special thanks to our Jurors who taught the class after an entire day of tasting!

April 11, 2018

JOOP Awarding Ceremony 2018 just started! Waiting for the winners to be announced…

April 9, 2018

Learning the basics of sensorial analysis method. How to distinguish defected oils from good and excellent EVOO

April 8, 2018

JOOP 2018 has finally started! Our jurors are going to work hard in the next 3 days to determine the best EVOOs in the world.

A big thank you to our sponsor FARA Vetrerie e CristallerieAssaggiaolio,Vetroelite, Aegean Olive and Olive Oil Exporters’s Association, BUREAU & B-SITE Serviced Apartments to support the competition.

April 6, 2018

We are happy to announce Aegan Olive and Olive Oil Exporters’ Association as our new GOLD Sponsor. Their great support has allowed many EVOO producers from Turkey to enter JOOP 2018.

April 6, 2018

Everything is ready. 218 oils from 13 countries are waiting for our jurors.
Pietro Paolo Arca Antonio Giuseppe Lauro Miciyo Yamada Pablo VoitzukKostas Liris Selin Ertur

We wish every oil all the best.

March 27, 2018

Assaggiaolio, the official #JOOP taster, has finally arrived! A piece of craftsman from FARA Vetrerie e Cristallerie, created in hand-blown glass following the International Olive Council standards. Do you want to try it? Then register to our Introductory course on professional olive oil tasting!

March 5, 2018

An amazing result for JOOP! Early bird registration closed on February 28th with 207 entries! Did you miss it? Don’t worry! Regular registration is open until March 31st.

February 28, 2018

LAST DAY to enter JOOP 2018 at a discounted rate! We have already received more than 180 entries from Australia, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey and US! Now it’s your turn!

Join now to compete among the best EVOO in the world!

February 26, 2018

Good Monday everyone! Time is running out: only three days left to enter the contest at a discounted rate!

February 19, 2018

Good morning everybody! Last ten days to benefit from early bird registration fee (€ 150,00). Is your EVOO ready? Enter the contest and find out!

February 15, 2018

Vetroelite is an Italian company which mission consists in offering an exclusive range of glass packaging and related services, for:
•Liquid products (spirits, still and sparkling wines, olive oils and vinegars, exclusive mineral waters)
•Food products (jars for « gourmet » produces)
•Reed diffusers and other perfumery, cosmetics and body care products.

Visit the official webpage of our new sponsor at the link below and have a look at their excellent products!

February 2, 2018

It’s February. You have until the 28th to benefit from an early bird discount on the participation fee (€150). The time to showcase your oil on the Japanese market has come. Join the contest now!

January 15, 2018

JOOP is synonymous with excellence. Throughout the years, that excellence has been recognized by many. JOOP is now supported by FARA Vetrerie e Cristallerie, one of the best olive oil taster manufacturer in the world. Assaggiaolio, created in hand-blown glass following the International Olive Council standards, will be the official taster used by our jurors during the competition.

January 9, 2018

JOOP Organizing Committee wishes you all a wonderful 2018! Now is the time to put your oil in the spotlight! Take advantage of the early bird registration fee and sign up now!

December 8, 2017

ICCJ Gala Dinner & Concert. 420 guests, 70 sponsors, one chef and his oil. Simone Cantafio has chosen Olearia San Giorgio for his special menu.

JOOP can increase the visibility of your oil in Japan. Enter the 2018 contest now!

December 4, 2017

Here is the winner of イタリア料理コンクール – Gran Concorso di Cucina2017, Sampath Bandara! The oil he used is L’Uomo di Ferro Marina Palusci! Congratulations!

December 4, 2017

Frantoio Franci

December 4, 2017

Fattoria San Michele a Torri

December 4, 2017

Olio Mimì

December 4, 2017

Olio Centonze

December 4, 2017

Marina Palusci

December 4, 2017

Olio Intini

December 4, 2017

Frantoio Galantino

December 4, 2017

The final of “Gran Concorso di Cucina” has just started. Eight JOOP awards winning oils will be used today. Fonte Di Foiano

November 29, 2017

Eight chefs will challenge each other on December 4 during the final of “イタリア料理コンクール – Gran Concorso di Cucina 2017”, the most important Italian cuisine competition in Japan. Here are the olive oils they will use for their dishes that will be served to jurors, Institutional Representatives and media.

JOOP is the way to get your oil recognized in Japan. What are you waiting for? Join the 2018 contest now!

Olio Mimì Fonte Di Foiano Marina Palusci Frantoio Galantino Olio IntiniFattoria San Michele a Torri Frantoio Franci Olio Centonze

November 16, 2017

JOOP award winning Italian olive oils were displayed at ACCI gusto. Our contest can give your oil the chance to get recognized! Join now the 2018 edition!

Fonte Di Foiano Emozioneolio Olio Mimì Olio Quattrociocchi Le Tre ColonneOlio Intini Marina 

November 2, 2017

Promoting extra-virgin olive oils of all origin in Japan is the reason why JOOP was established. Today we introduce one of the best olive oil producers from Takamatsu in Shikoku Island, Japan, who will participate at JOOP 2018: Olive hills. Visit the website below for further info!
澳 敬夫 (Takao Oki)

October 23, 2017

Registration for JOOP (Japan Olive Oil Prize) 2018 now open!


October 18, 2017

Blind tasting session.

October 18, 2017

EU olive oils seminar and tasting session in Azabu Juban.

October 4, 2017

Do you want to taste and buy some of the best olive oils in the world? Come visit our stand at 大丸東京店 Daimaru Tokyo 11F until October 17! EmozioneolioMarina PalusciLe Tre Colonne and Olio Centonze are waiting for you!

October 4, 2017

JOOP 2017 Awards winning olives oils ready to be be given away at Networking Party at Oakwood, Tokyo. Moulin Oltremonti’s Athéa, Yanni’s Olive Grove’s Yanni’s Family and Olio Intini’s Coratina.

September 22, 2017

Come visit us at “92nd World Liquor & Cheese Festival” 大丸東京店 Daimaru Tokyo, October 11th~17th. A great opportunity to taste and buy EVOO like EmozioneolioOlio CentonzeMarina PalusciLe Tre Colonne

September 14, 2017

Bōsō story: the tree planting! …and the slow, but steady daily growth. Looking forward to the oil in a couple of years…