What sets Otsuka apart is simple: our people and our culture.

Otsuka people bring diversity to the workforce. Their passion and drive is what keeps us delivering the best health-conscious products for people around the world. Whether it’s working individually, or collaborating for a big project, Otsuka people like to use open-mindedness and creativity when solving a problem. Through Jissho (actualization), Sozosei (creativity), thinking differently, perseverance, and diversity, we encourage all who work for us to reach their full potential.

As a global company, we remain committed to helping even the smallest of communities. Through programs such as the Sozosei Foundation and the Otsuka Patient Assistance Foundation programs, we help provide those in need with easy access to our products. We are also actively involved in raising funds for charitable organizations that assist people battling diseases such as Alzheimer’s, leukemia, and lymphoma. Pharmavite, one of our group companies, demonstrates its “people first” philosophy by working with organizations such as Feed The Children, as well as working directly with the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) to reduce environmental impact.

One by One,
Doing What We Can

As a corporate citizen and member of the global community, Otsuka is doing what it can — one challenge at a time — for the global environment and community, while creating products for better health worldwide.


Shuichi Takagi

Otsuka America, Inc.

Hajime Fujita

VP, Corporate Planning, PSC & HR
Otsuka America, Inc.

Mike Gehrke

VP, Internal Audit & Administration
Otsuka America, Inc.

Fiona Leung

VP, Tax
Otsuka America, Inc.

John Wilson

VP, Finance & Treasurer
Otsuka America, Inc.



In Tokushima (Otsuka Pharmaceutical's birthplace in Japan) three symbols illustrate how Otsuka likes to think differently and avoid stereotypes. The first (The Tomato Hall) symbolizes the potential of hydroponic cultivation to produce 10,000 plump, red tomatoes from a single plant. Typically, a tomato plant only produces 50-60 tomatoes when planted. The second (a stone garden) is meant to encourage those who see it to think differently. And the third (a cedar tree atop a curved cedar tree trunk) represents the breaking of stereotypes, showing that what seems to be impossible is, in fact, possible.