October - December 2010
October 7, 2010
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Osaka, Japan, October 7, 2010, – Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (“Takeda”) announced today the completion of renovation of the Takeda Garden for Medicinal Plant Conservation，Kyoto(*) (Ichijo-ji, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, hereinafter the “Garden”). The inauguration ceremony was held today.
The renovation conducted this time consists of improvement of accommodation for future additions to the Garden’s collection of medical plants, and also of construction of the storage building for specimens and other materials related to herbs, and a building that will serve as an environmental education site.
The Garden now will make even greater efforts for the preservation of biodiversity and education on the natural environment. The Garden currently holds over 1,200 species of medical plants, including 53 endangered medical plants species, and its techniques for growing and preserving plants and track record of producing new species have earned a high reputation both at home and abroad. Going forward, the Garden will remain committed to maintain its advanced techniques and increase the number of medical plants that it holds. In addition, the Garden will be used for the practical training of pharmacology students and for support of environmental education for children.
As a company engaged in business that is highly related to the dignity of life, Takeda has a long history of commitment to protect biodiversity. In accordance with this, the company makes efforts to preserve medical plants, including endangered species. Takeda will work to ensure that the Garden, one of our symbolic assets of Takeda’s history, will continue to contribute to increasing awareness of its importance.
(*) The Garden was renamed from “Kyoto Herbal Garden” in order to clarify the concept of the renovation.
Note: The Garden is not opened to the public for preserving rare species of medical plants.