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About OtsukaPresident's Message

Otsuka Pharmaceutical is inspired by our corporate philosophy, "Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide". We work to achieve it through the complementary nature of our two core businesses -our pharmaceutical business, which extends from the diagnosis of disease through to treatment, and our nutraceutical business, which supports the daily maintenance and improvement of health.

Every day we strive to identify the essence of what patients and consumers want. We discover unfulfilled medical needs in the pharmaceutical business, while in the nutraceutical business we look for yet-to-be-imagined needs. Our hypotheses become the basis for tireless pursuits, including original research, to substantiate our ideas. We do this because we believe that it is only by acting upon hypotheses that discoveries can be made, which would remain elusive if reliant upon study and knowledge alone.

In our pharmaceutical business, REXULTI and ABILIFY, Otsuka-discovered antipsychotic drugs that work on the central nervous system, have unique mechanisms for treating mental illnesses and provide new treatment options that are helping patients. As part of our CNS-related work, we pursue research and development into neurological diseases.

In our nutraceutical business, POCARI SWEAT, a product developed to replenish the fluids and ions lost when sweating established the new category of ion-replacement drink, and is now on sale in more than 20 countries and regions.

With these two businesses, we will continue to contribute to the health and well-being of people worldwide by creating products that establish brand new categories.

As the global population ages and the world of medical care evolves, the need for innovative medicines is greater than ever. Additionally, there is increasing awareness of the importance of disease prevention, with nutrition and exercise playing important roles. Otsuka Pharmaceutical, as a total, indispensable healthcare company, will continue with research, development, manufacture and delivery of products that satisfy customer needs based on our strengths of "jissho" - actualization - and "sozosei" - creativity.

President and Representative Director
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Tatsuo Higuchi

Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide


In order to realize Otsuka's corporate philosophy, we must recognize the importance of each employees' mental and physical health. As the President of Otsuka I declare to provide and maintain a workplace environment where the employees and their families can thrive and improve their health.

In January 2017 Otsuka issued the Otsuka Pharmaceutical Declaration on Health