I was always interested in manufacturing and production, and when I was in high school, I felt the urge to make something that didn't yet exist in the world, so I studied industrial design in university.
When I was considering my employment options, I happened to read an Otsuka Pharmaceutical recruitment pamphlet. I found the products they were making to be quite, well, peculiar, and certainly interesting, so I decided to apply on a whim. Because I was in industrial design, many of the job openings were in things like steel, electricity, and mechanical industries, but these jobs were all about making essentially the same things such as automobiles or metals. Among such prospective employers, Otsuka alone was unique in making many different products. I found that intriguing. I also considered a couple of other pharmaceutical companies, but I don't remember them now. I imagine that their operations were within my expectations for the industry.