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Our History

Meeting the needs of patients through leading innovation in medicine
Timeless values, right for the times

In 1781, Chobei Takeda I begins selling traditional Japanese and Chinese herbal medicines in Doshomachi, the medicine district of Osaka, Japan. Takeda’s founder gains a reputation for business integrity and quality products and services. These characteristics and values continue through the years and become embedded into our uncompromising corporate philosophy, which still guide us today.