In keeping with the corporate philosophy and Otsuka's mottos "JISSHO" (Actualization) and "SOZOSEI" (Creativity), we strive to utilize our Group's unique assets and skills to develop differentiating scientific solutions which contribute to the lives of people worldwide in the form of innovative and creative products ranging from pharmaceuticals to consumer products.
Otsuka Group is striving to cultivate a culture and a dynamic corporate climate reflecting our vision as a healthcare company. As such we are dedicated to achieving global sustainability, to our relationships with local communities and to the protection of the natural environment.
Monuments embodying the Otsuka Group Philosophy
Giant Tomato Tree/ Bent Giant Cedar/ Floating Stones
"Our mission is the development of creative human resources who can break the mold."
The Otsuka group established the “Human Resource Development Institute”, an employee training center in Tokushima City, Japan, in March 1988. The institute’s mission is to foster the development of creative employees who can break the mold of conventional thinking and contribute to Otsuka’s ongoing success as a “big venture” company.
The institute features three monuments that symbolize the Otsuka group philosophy, conveying the message that Otsuka will continue to be a richly creative force.
The giant tomato tree that covers the entire ceiling of the hall can produce more than 10,000 fruit per year, as a result of maximizing the fruit-producing potential through hydroponics that frees the roots from normal soil. The tomato tree is symbolic of employing new ideas to draw out potential.
This piece features the trunk of a giant cedar that is deeply bent instead of being typically straight, with the trunk of a second cedar crossing on top of it. The delicately balanced piece—which at first glance appears unstable—was strong enough to withstand magnitude 5 tremors during the Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1995. The piece speaks to the idea that appearances may reveal something completely different.
This water garden features large stones that appear to miraculously float on a wide expanse of water, including some that seem to droop. The garden was created to capture and enrich the spirit of the people who look at it, and to free the mind for contemplation. The piece teaches us the importance of switching ideas and thinking beyond the conventional.