President's Message

As defined in our corporate philosophy, “Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide,” Otsuka Pharmaceutical contributes to the health and well-being of people around the world through an extensive array of innovative pharmaceuticals and functional beverages and nutrition products, that only Otsuka can imagine and create.

Our efforts to develop new breakthroughs are fueled by the spirit of “JISSHO” (Proof through Execution) and “SOZOSEI” (Creativity), through which we challenge ourselves to the limit.

In our pharmaceuticals business, we are striving to achieve a global scale. Our proprietary research and development efforts are reinforced by our acquisition of Astex Pharmaceuticals and U.S.-based Avanir Pharmaceuticals that will contribute to our exploration of new therapeutic approaches.
In the nutraceutical business, we aim to fully leverage our assets from research and development through sales and distribution. To accelerate global expansion, in addition to strengthening operational links with overseas markets, we have fortified our brand portfolio and distribution with the 2014 acquisitions of Brazilian health food company Jasmine and U.S. natural food-based supplement company FoodState Inc.

As a total healthcare company, Otsuka Pharmaceutical will continue to focus on unfulfilled needs of patients and consumers on a global scale, creating creative, innovative products and new market categories in our efforts to contribute to the health and well-being of people everywhere.

We thank you for your continued support and encouragement.

Tatsuo Higuchi

President and Representative Director
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.