Kyoto Pharmaceutical Industries has been dedicated to the fulfillment of its mission to “contribute to the health of people through creation of excellent drugs”, which was once symbolized by our corporate emblem designed in portrayal of an owl serving Minerva, goddess of wisdom, technology and medicine in Roman mythology.
In 1996 when we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the founding, we renewed our corporate emblem. It was changed to the design to represent “K”, the first letter of “Kyoto” with a bird’s-eye view of a pyramid. In 2016 we celebrated the 70th anniversary. We have been engaged in our day-to-day business operations, bearing in mind our Mission Statement, “Washin Kyōryoku, Seijitsu Hōon” (Harmony and Cooperation, Sincerity and Gratitude). It shows our determination to return our gratitude to the society through creation of novel drugs by making much of each employee’s individuality which positively interacts and resonates with each other in a coordinated manner. We are engaged in our daily activities with such a wish in mind.
Washin Kyōryoku, Seijitsu Hōon
Harmony and Cooperation, Sincerity and Gratitude
We shall return our gratitude to the society by developing a bright future for the health of people through discovery of novel compounds, creation of our original formulations for innovative drugs and manufacturing of valuable drugs.
The emblem of Kyoto Pharmaceutical Industries is designed in portrayal of “K”, the first letter of Kyoto with a shape of a bird’s-eye view of a pyramid.
Each facet represents “Washin” (Harmony), “Kyōryoku” (Cooperation), “Seijitsu” (Sincerity), “Hōon” (Gratitude) as stated in the Mission Statement and “Chōwa” (Coordination), “Ai” (Love), “Sōzō” (Creativity), and “Kansha” (Appreciation).
The tip of the pyramid represents unity of the company’s mindset. The colors of wine red representing “harmony” and “love and compassion” and bluish gray symbolizing life associated with drugs are used in combination.
The emblem is intended to reflect our wish to protect life and health of people and return of our gratitude to the society by discovery of novel compounds, creation of our original formulations for epoch-making new drugs and the state-of-the-art manufacturing of the highest-quality drugs, making much of each employee’s individuality which positively interacts and resonates with each other in a coordinated manner.
Our company’s original emblem designed at the time of the founding had a motif of an owl which serves Minerva, goddess of wisdom, technology and medicine.
On the occasion of our 50th anniversary when we introduced our Corporate Identity, we renewed our emblem. However, the underlying spirit represented by the original emblem has been maintained to this date.