Corporate Information

Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide

The Otsuka group was founded in Naruto, Tokushima, Japan in 1921 and celebrated its 100th anniversary in September 2021.

As a total healthcare group, we advance businesses in a variety of fields - ranging from pharmaceuticals to beverages and foods - with the goal of contributing to the health of people around the world, based on our corporate philosophy:“Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide”.

Corporate Philosophy (Link to Otsuka Holdings website)

Otsuka group video

Click below to discover the Otsuka group's journey and explore its diverse business activities in an approximately 7-minute video.

Our corporate culture

Successive generations of leaders have fostered the three values of Ryukan-godo (by sweat we recognize the way), Jissho (actualization), and Sozosei (creativity). These core values continue to be passed down and embraced by the employees of the group companies around the world.

  • Ryukan-godo
    By sweat we recognize the way

    The process of
    discovering the core
    substance of something
    through hard work and

  • Jissho

    through achievement,
    completion and the
    discovery of truth

  • Sozosei

    pursuing that which only
    Otsuka is capable of

Creating unique and innovative value as a total healthcare company

Aiming to address health issues, the Otsuka group operates a diverse range of businesses, mainly in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical (NC) businesses, across more than 30 countries and regions around the world. We create new value and strive to contribute to people's well-being worldwide.

Main operating companies

The Otsuka group advances its businesses through seven major operating companies under Otsuka Holdings. Otsuka Medical Devices was established in 2011, and has been responsible for the medical device business within the Otsuka group ever since. To achieve our aspiration of becoming a pioneer in the medical device industry, we combine global R&D efforts with the technology and drug discovery know-how inherent within the Otsuka group’s heritage.

Otsuka Medical Devices Group Video

View Otsuka Medical Device Corporate Profile