Takashi

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Diplomat…but my great grandmother wanted me to be a fisherman and I had extensive training at the age of eight.

What do you dream about doing in 10 years time?

Leading a completely patient centric progressive group of scientists, clinicians and other experts to develop innovative health solutions.

Tell us one thing we don’t know about you…

I was a character in one of Haruki Murakami’s novels.

How does ‘patients first’ manifest itself in your work as part of Shionogi?

It is at the base of everything we do.

I attend more than half of patient and doctor interactions myself.