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Otsuka People Talk

Otsuka employees share their stories of continually rising to the challenge

As they strive to reach their individual goals, our employees reveal their own unique strengths. This diversity is what makes Otsuka Pharmaceutical so strong, and is the reason we seek to provide so many growth opportunities to employees willing to take on challenges, irrespective of gender, age or nationality. The employees profiled here have taken on the challenge of blazing new trails, while overcoming difficulties and adversity. Here are their stories, in their own words, describing how they followed their dreams and never gave up.

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02:24

It makes me happy to know that my work helps patients, and I appreciate having my achievements recognized.

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02:56

Explore many different industries and jobs, meet with many different recruitment staff, and get a feel for what each company is like. Then, if you feel that Otsuka is the place for you to excel, I hope that you apply to work here.

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02:21

My idea of a great leader used to be someone who truly excelled in their field and guided others, but I now understand that they also need to focus on how to get the best out of their team members.

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04:16

My challenge was to really concentrate on my goal and achieve the results just like the full-timers as a short-time worker.

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04:16

If I say I can do something I am encouraged to do it rather than stopped, so I can think for myself and do the work I am passionate about.

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04:16

Work is not about whether you are a mom, or whether you are male or female. It is about doing the work that you think is best given your current circumstances.

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02:15

I am confident that I am capable of leading the way for others, without first being told what to do.

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02:09

Pharmavite products impact consumers' lives in a positive way; that's important for me now and it was important when I was looking for a job.

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02:52

I feel that the product I am managing is like my child. As the product grows, I grow with it.

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03:02

I always try to focus on acting immediately whenever I think of something I'd like to accomplish. Even if I fail, that's better than not trying at all.

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02:34

Adapting to a new environment is never an easy task, but it has given me strength and taught me the importance of understanding others.

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02:21

The ability for us to make our own proposals, as if we were the area president, is what makes this company so interesting.

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03:25

I am driven to learn everything I can about Parkinson's disease.

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02:42

You don't really get to experience joy like this often.

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04:33

Localizing management is our principal focus, and in this sense, I think we are ahead of most Japanese companies.

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05:17

I see dinner with family or friends as one of the last rituals in our culture. Wine, really is, in a sense, a sacrament of nature and takes the meal to another level.

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03:23

Discussing symptoms that can't be quantified by tests-the challenge for a CNS MR.

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02:52

I'm here because the first two years were so tough. By being with that team, I got to learn an incredible number of ways to approach and handle assigned tasks.

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05:00

The business was built on the original owners' belief and mine, that by pursuing the highest quality you could be successful, that you didn't have to compromise.

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04:32

Wine is one of the things that connects people to something real. And in this world of glass, concrete, air-conditioning, it connects you to the Earth.

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04:00

My dream is that everybody in the world can afford high quality, healthy food. I hope that soybeans can help us achieve that.

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04:31

I believe it's very important to nurture young players. That will lead to the development of the club's personality and the nurturing of the players as human beings.

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04:24

It is a wonderful thing when those who have the resources help those who are in need. This type of corporate social responsibility is needed to build a better world, and I am very proud.

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03:24

It has been great to see people discover tofu, how good it is for you and how good it can taste.

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4:04

Those that enjoy taking on challenges will find it a truly rewarding place to work.

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03:06

People here do not give up, no matter how hard it gets.

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02:52

The position of Otsuka today is that it gives opportunities to both men and women who work hard.

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02:23

It has made me realize that Otsuka Pharmaceutical is a company that gives employees opportunities to take on the challenges that they are interested in.

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02:34

I encourage young people to take on all the challenges they can, even if they think it might be a little risky.

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03:24

Otsuka encourages initiative taking and risk taking, and pushes all employees to make a personal difference.

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03:19

It makes me happy to think that younger people might see me and understand that they also have the opportunity to succeed.

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