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Our Story Begins in Japan

In 1781, Chobei Takeda I began selling traditional Japanese and Chinese herbal medicines in Doshomachi, the medicine district of Osaka, Japan. His small shop bought medicines from wholesalers, divided them into smaller batches, and sold them to local medicine merchants and doctors. He had a reputation for business integrity, and quality products and services—a tradition that lives on at Takeda.

Today, we are the number one pharmaceutical company in Japan and a global leader in the industry, with 30,000 employees in more than 70 locations around the world. Our best-in-class products are marketed in nearly 100 countries, impacting millions of people worldwide.

Our History

Our Locations in Japan

In Japan, you will find our headquarters, research and development facilities, and global manufacturing and production sites, as well as sales and marketing offices across the country. Together, we are a team performing with passion, efficiency, and dedication to bring innovative medicines to people who need them. Our commitment to strengthening our product pipeline and our multichannel sales strategy position Takeda for sustainable growth around the globe.

Empowered to Focus on What Matters

For more than 230 years, we have shared a strong commitment to serving the needs of patients. We are united by our values of Takeda-ism—Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance—and work efficiently to drive performance without sacrificing accuracy or compliance. We are empowered to shine by being encouraged to innovate, improve processes, take calculated risks, achieve our goals, and challenge ourselves.

Our Stories

Takeda employees are inspired by our outstanding values and a bold mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

If you’re motivated by our mission and values, search jobs at Takeda in Japan.