• The transformation of Japan’s healthcare industry

    Government efforts combined with the innovation coming from the private sector in healthcare is becoming a catalyst for Japan’s economic expansion The Japanese government has positioned the healthcare sector as a key industry for development, and is implementing various measures and reforms to encourage innovation, address the health issues brought ...
  • A sea change in Japan’s pharmaceutical industry

    As part of his ‘Abenomics’ plan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has introduced a number of legislative changes that have led to an overhaul of the Japanese pharmaceutical industry, as domestic pharma companies increase their R&D investments and look to strengthen their presence on the global market Japan’s pharmaceutical industry – ...
  • Leading the fight against cancer

    With the population aging in the West and Japan, and cancer rates growing, pharmaceutical companies involved in oncology, such as Japanese firm Astellas, have been tasked with an unprecedented challenge to develop new and innovative treatments for patients Japan is one of the first countries to deal with the health ...
  • OSG makes water and health its business

    Takeshi Yukawa, CEO and Chairman, OSG Corp
    Takeshi Yukawa, Chairman and CEO of OSG  Corporation Since 1970, Takeshi Yukawa’s mission has been to educate the world of the health benefits of the clean water and sterilizing water that his company creates With more than 40 years of experience, OSG has been constantly evolving and adapting in order ...
  • Sakura seeks to advance cancer diagnostic technologies

    The 400-year-old company is working with partners in the U.S. and Europe to advance cancer diagnostics, putting itself on the front of the global battle against the ever-prevalent disease The Meiji Period, from 1868 to 1912, is one of the defining eras of modern Japan. It was during this period ...
  • Quality and close client ties set Atom apart

    Dedication to high-quality manufacturing practices and unwavering customer service has been a hallmark of neonatal medical device maker Atom Medical’s business practices While many Japanese companies in the healthcare sector are concerned with taking care of Japan’s ever-growing elderly population, Atom Medical cares for the nation’s newborns, and has been ...
  • CRO’s increasing role in drug developments of cost-effective medicine

    Due to the country’s efforts to control increasing medical expenditures, Japanese pharmaceutical companies have been turning to Contract Research Organizations (CROs), which have grown considerably in recent years With pressure to save costs on staff, research and clinical trials as demand for innovative new medicines rises across the globe, the ...
  • How MTG’s smart branding took ‘Made in Japan’ to the world

    MTG
    Japanese beauty and wellness company MTG has broken new ground in taking its products around the world “The world used to perceive Japan as a leader, but we have lost a lot of ground to other countries. I want to prove that Japan is still a strong nation.” For Tsuyoshi ...
  • Making the most of an aging population

    As Japan is one of the first countries to deal with the issues of an aging and shrinking populace, it will allow the world to learn and benefit from its innovations and experiments in healthcare. As a result of a combination of increasing life spans and low birth rates, population ...
  • Providing state-of-the-art healthcare services

    ‘Big data’, the Internet of Things and robotics will all be prominent features of Japan’s future healthcare landscape, which will be buoyed by the innovative work of the nation’s medical firm. Confronted with a rapidly aging and shrinking society, Japan’s healthcare system is already feeling the strain as a mounting ...