June 2020 marks our 239th anniversary. On Founder's Day we recognize the unwavering philosophy of Takeda since 1781 - to work with integrity and always put patients first.
In 1781, Takeda founder, Chobei I, began selling traditional Japanese and Chinese herbal medicines in Doshomachi, the medicine district of Osaka, Japan. He soon gained a reputation for business integrity and quality products and services. These values and characteristics have continued through the years and have become embedded in our uncompromising corporate philosophy, which still guides us today.