April - June 2009
May 20, 2009
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Osaka, Japan May 20, 2009 – Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (“Takeda”) announced today the start of work on renovating its Kyoto Herbal Garden (Ichijo-ji, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Japan).
The Kyoto Herbal Garden was launched in 1933, under the name of Kyoto Takeda Herbal Garden, and currently cultivates more than 2,400 species of invaluable plants from all over the world.
The work involves measures to accommodate future additions to the Garden’s collection of medicinal plants, as well as reconstruction of the administration building, which will be used for the storage of specimens and other materials related to herbs. This renovation is scheduled for completion in August 2010.
The Garden currently boasts a collection of over 1,000 plant species, which Takeda hopes to expand to include a collection of species listed by the Ministry of the Environment as “endangered with Japan.”
Takeda regards conservation of medicinal plants as an essential aspect of traditional drug development. Takeda will work to ensure that the Garden, one of our symbolic assets of Takeda’s history, will continue to conserve the diversity of plants in Japan.
Note: Kyoto Herbal Garden is not opened to the public for safety reason.