PhilosophyAbout Nobelpharma

Corporate Mission

Contribute to Society by Providing Necessary but Neglected Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

Management Policies

  1. 1
    1. Share the Mission, Policies and Action Criteria among all stakeholders (employees, shareholders, officers)
      Regular review is essential for sharing
    2. Pursue evolution of the Company, yet becoming larger is not our main goal
    3. Comply with regulations and ethical codes
    4. Ensure transparency and disclosure
    5. Launch business overseas
  2. 2
    1. Value employees and families, and respect self-development
    2. Value employees as being a select few, and create an environment where they can enjoy working
      “Select few” = experienced experts passionately devoted to working, irrespective of gender, age, nationality, religion or preference
    3. Value suggestions and opinions from employees
  3. 3
    1. Pursue high quality in products and data
    2. Ensure post-marketing safety
    3. Search for product seeds externally
  4. 4
    1. Profits come as a result of and means to achieving the Mission
    2. Focus on higher return on sales/profits per employee
    3. Keep in mind the disadvantages of failure, not just the assumption of success when making investment decisions
    4. Profits are distributed to shareholders (dividends), employees, and to internal reserves
      dividends: 1/3 of profits after tax
      employees: up to dividends
    5. Asset management only with principal guarantee


As a research and development-based pharmaceutical company, develop pharmaceuticals for unmet needs, such as orphan drugs (medicines for rare and orphan diseases), medicines used off-label, and medicines for pediatric use. We consider the position of people who are looking forward to our research and development results, and deliver these medicines to patients and physicians in need.

Action Criteria

  1. 1
    • When in doubt, the patient benefit takes priority
  2. 2
    Our Challenges:
    1. YMWS: “Yatte Minakucha Wakaranai, shikashi Songiri wo tamerauna”
      = You never know how it will turn out unless you try, but do not hesitate to cut losses”
    2. ZY: “Zenrei ga nainara Yattemiru”
      = Even if there is no precedent, be the first to try it
  3. 3
    1. Never forget patients are waiting
    2. Set a deadline first (specific date) regardless of possible delays
      Off Limits = “about ~,” “early/late ~,” etc.
    3. If failures or problems occur first prevent their expansion, then prevent reoccurrence
    4. Fast decisions for < X million yen by responsible person
      X=3 for Division Manager; 1 for Department /Branch Manager/PM/PL
  4. 4
    1. Never carry/purchase deadwood, never take/cause wasteful actions
    2. No overtime work is considered good
    3. Consider patient needs, scientific rationality and laws/regulations when pursuing higher quality in products/data
    4. Pursue cost reduction with the principle of multiple sources, while regarding providers as partners
  5. 5
    1. Never prioritize loyalty to company over morals
    2. Rejecting inter-departmental advice and cooperation is a sympton of Big Company Disease
    3. Superiors to confidently entrust tasks to subordinates, but never leave unmanaged
    4. Hear anyone out, never interrupt in the middle
    5. Start with conclusion when explaining/responding
    6. Greetings may seem small, but they are important
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