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Kunio Takeda, Japanese pharmaceutical executive. Recipient commendation for outstanding contribution to pharmaceutical research, Governor Osaka Prefecture, 1991. Councilor Osaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry, 1996.


Takeda, Kunio was born on January 5, 1940 in Kobe, Japan.


Bachelor, Konan University, Kobe Japan, 1962.


Management positions Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Osaka, Japan, 1961—1981, deputy director, planning & coordinator group international div, 1981—1983. Executive vice president TAP Pharmaceuticals, Chicago, 1983. Project manager, international division Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Osaka, Japan, 1983—1986, deputy general manager, international division, 1986—1988, general manager international division, 1988—1989, managing director, vice president pharmaceutical group, 1989—1991, senior managing director, president pharmaceutical group, 1991—1992, executive vice president, 1992—1993, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1993—2003, chairman, Chief Executive Officer, since 2003.

President Federation Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Association Japan, since 2004. Vice-chairman Japan Business Federation, since 2003. Member, executive committee Japan-United States Business Council.

Board governor Japan Broadcasting Corporation, since 2002. Vice chairman Kansai Economic Federation, 1999.


Councilor Osaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry, 1996.