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Sesame-oil firm sticks to tradition

After 160 years, Kadoya product coveted as the good stuff

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Photographs by Bloomberg photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi

Jiro Ozawa, president of Kadoya Sesame Mills Inc.

On a small island known for olives and wild monkeys in western Japan, Rika Onishi spends her days tasting and sniffing sesame oil. She's one of a small group of Kadoya Sesame Mills Inc. employees who make sure the oil always has the same taste and aroma.

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