Japan already has the highest longevity in the world, and its cutting-edge medical research is positioning it as a global leader in efforts to further extend healthy human lifespans. With stem cell research, big data and medical technology, the historically high lifespan of today is set to keep risingRead More
Precision medicine is set to revolutionize healthcare by offering patients tailor-made treatments and prevention methods based on their unique genetic characteristics and lifestyles. As this dream of optimizing treatment becomes closer to a reality through technological developments, Japan is setting out to become a pioneer in the burgeoning sectorRead More
Japan’s regulatory agency is employing a holistic scientific method to get new pharmaceuticals and medical devices on the market in record time, while also minimizing risk. Dr. Tatsuya Kondo, the agency’s chief executive, explains how the approach could benefit the world and the need for global collaboration in the industryRead More
Towa Pharmaceutical is a Japanese generic drug company that is highly committed to innovation. Itsuro Yoshida, the company’s president, explains his passion for contributing to a healthier world by creating medications that are easier to take, more efficient to manufacture and more durableRead More
Osamu Nagayama, chairman of both Chugai Pharmaceutical and Sony, is one of Japan’s most visionary business leaders. Here, he explains how he carved out a unique way for Chugai to become a bigger player on the global stageRead More
Japan’s use of generic drugs has tripled in the last ten years. Not only is this saving the country billions of dollars, now Japanese generic drug manufacturers are investing more than ever in developing new, potentially life-saving techniques to make drugs easier to take, more convenient and more durableRead More
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