NIHON CHOUZAI was established in Sapporo City, Hokkaido in 1980. In 1995, our headquarters was relocated to Tokyo where it remains to this day.
We operate a chain of insurance and dispensing pharmacies and provide quality health care services all over Japan. In addition, our group companies are engaged in the business of manufacturing and selling reasonably priced, high-quality generic drugs with high added value, which are highly advantageous to patients, the medical professional and placement business for pharmacists, doctors, nurses, and registered pharmaceutical medicine sellers, and the information provision and consulting business utilizing the information resources of the NIHON CHOUZAI Group, which include valuable prescription data.
Our corporate philosophy is “achieving the true separation of drug prescribing and dispensing services”, which involves both physicians and pharmacists managing the health of patients as specialists. Our journey has been one of advances in the separation of drug prescribing and dispensing services in Japan.
Our focus has been on dispensing pharmacies located in front of large-scale general hospitals, such as university and public hospitals. Moreover, in addition to on-site pharmacies opened inside hospitals, we are promoting the development and opening of our own original hybrid pharmacies that also have the characteristics of both diversified customer-oriented pharmacies not dependent on a specific medical institution and pharmacies at medical centers where multiple medical institutions are located in the same building. Emphasizing the functions that a dispensing pharmacy should fulfill, we aim to open balanced pharmacies that are not too heavily dependent on location.
The Company is listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. We were first listed on the second section in September 2004 and moved to the first section in September 2006.
Yes. Since the third quarter of the fiscal year ended March 2005, we have made quarterly announcements of financial results. The main schedule of announcement is provided below. For details, refer to the IR Calendar.
1Q: Late July
2Q: Late October
3Q: Late January
4Q: Late April
The latest financial results information is provided on Financial Results page.
The trends for the past five years are provided on the Financial Highlights page.
A unit is 100 shares.
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The record date for the year-end dividend is March 31. The record date for when an interim dividend is provided is September 30.
Information on dividends is provided on the Dividends page.
Yes. We have established a shareholder benefit program to show our appreciation for their support and encourage investors to hold onto our stock longer.
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Who is the shareholders’ register administrator, and where are stock-related paperwork and inquiries to be sent?
The shareholders’ register administrator is Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (MUTB).
(Department in charge)
Stock Transfer Department, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
Click here for the customer information page on the MUTB website.
We use electronic public notice. Click here for the electronic public notice page.
Inquiries Concerning IR Information
If your question is not among the frequently asked questions above, contact us using the information below. It may take some time for us to get back to you depending on if the message is sent outside of business hours or the details of your inquiry. Please be advised that we are not able to respond to certain inquiries.
For inquiries on pharmacy services or general business inquiries, click here. (Japanese version only)
*We do not respond to sales solicitations sent via our inquiry form.
Notes for sending inquiries
1. We respond to inquiries in the order they are received, but it may take some time for us to get back to you depending on if the message is sent outside of business hours or the details of your inquiry. Please be advised that we are not able to respond to certain inquiries. Depending on the nature of your inquiry, we may respond by telephone or letter instead of e-mail.
*For consultations or questions concerning medicines received at one of our pharmacies, please contact the pharmacy directly.
Please do not use the inquiry form for urgent matters.
2. Please do not send advertising e-mails or business proposals via the inquiry form.
3. Handling of personal information received via the inquiry form
- Name of business operator
NIHON CHOUZAI Co., Ltd.
- Department of/contact information for personal information protection manager
Position of manager: Director in charge of General Affairs and Human Resources
- Purpose of use of personal information
-To respond to inquiries (including contacting the individual)
-To improve pharmacy services
- Outsourcing of handling of personal information
We may outsource the management of personal information within the scope of the purpose of use stated above. In such cases, we will select an outsourcer that maintains a high level of security with respect to personal information and sign an agreement with them on the proper management and confidentiality of personal information to ensure that it is properly managed.
- Requests for disclosure, etc. of personal information
You may use our contact information below to request disclosure, etc. of your own personal information. When such requests are received, we will confirm your identity and take action within a reasonable amount of time.
NIHON CHOUZAI Co., Ltd.
1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 0120-075-300 (Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.*)
*Inquiries received on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, year-end/New Year’s and Golden Week will be addressed on the next business day or later.
- Voluntary nature of providing personal information
Whether you provide us with your personal information or not is up to you. However, we may not be able to take proper action if we do not have the necessary information.