A Pharmaceutical Company That Focuses on Health without Depending on Medicine
Medicine is simply great.
It cures illnesses, injuries and even soothes our minds.
But the ultimate goal of true health must mean the complete independence
Such thoughts inevitably led us to focus on the source of the human body
As an effort to promote healthy eating, we started providing Rohto's original
home-style medicinal cooking to the employees from 2004.
In 2013, we opened Shunkoku Shunsai, a restaurant providing French-style
We want to reach beyond medicine. Our new challenge for health based on
food has just started.
"Shunkoku Shunsai," A French-style Medicinal Cuisine Restaurant
In April 2013, Shunkoku Shunsai, a French-style medicinal cuisine restaurant,
was opened at Grand Front Osaka (Kita-ku, Osaka) as the first attempt at
entering the food industry.
The restaurant is operated under a new concept of combining the skills
and taste of Master French Chef Seizou Mikuni with Rohto's original household
medicinal cuisine that utilizes the power of seasonal foods to improve
The restaurant is very popular, with customers lining up during lunch time.
Starting in 2004 based on the concept that those in the business of providing
health must be healthy themselves, the Smart Camp welfare facility, providing
services that combines household medicinal cuisine and relaxation, was
born. The aim is to create employees that can work energetically with full
awareness regarding health, so that such positive power and energy can
be delivered to the customers through work. Additionally, the role of Shunkoku
Shunsai is to promote and educate Rhoto's philosophy of how to create better
health through food. Rohto will continue to support the vitality, health
and smiles of our customers.
Yaeyama Farm, a Gift from Ishigakijima
In 2013, Rohto Pharmaceutical ventured into agricultural business. Carrying
out agriculture along with Yaeyama farm in Ishigakijima, Okinawa, Rohto
is challenging the sixth industry that conducts everything from production
to processing, logistics and sales. At the present, efforts are being made
to develop various products using rare and organic made-in-Okinawa fruits
such as pineapples, shekwasha and mangoes.
Staff members are also diving into the animal breeding business, a field
that they do not have any previous experience for, from raising pigs and
cattle to producing meat, ham and sausages from their own farm-raised animals.
In the following year, they created livestock eco-feed made from pineapples.
As a result, flavorful, sweet, and healthy pork meat, rich in oleic acid,
was born. The meat was given the name Painu Pork, means southern porn in
Yaeyama dialect, to show gratitude towards the rich nature of Ishigakijima
and the support of the islanders.
If the venture into the agricultural field is to be unique to Rohto, it
must not simply be delicious, but also thoughtfully healthy. The work of
a mechanical manufacturer is completely different from the work involved
with living things and life. The opponents are flora and fauna. They do
not talk, but are alive.
At Ishigakijima, the Treasure Island for medicinal herbs, Rohto staff members
are tackling daily challenges, and believing that endeavoring in these
small daily challenges will pave the way for tomorrow.