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Lisa Takagi

Managing Editor

Tokyo, Japan

Lisa provides editorial coverage of all aspects of Japan’s prescription drug market for Scrip and Pink Sheet, including company, market, pricing and regulatory developments, as well as publishing podcast content regularly in the local Japanese language.

Lisa brings close to a decade of experience working in either international teams or reporting, writing and editing, including in broadcast media through an internship as a TV reporter in Canada. Most recently, she covered the IT sector for ITmedia Enterprise in Japan. Lisa is bilingual in Japanese and English. She speaks basic French and Mandarin with keen interests in learning new languages. She holds an MA in Fine Art from Tokyo University of the Arts as well as a Master’s in Journalism from the University of King’s College in Halifax, Canada.

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Japan Co-Logistics Project Aims For Efficiency, Compliance

Three Japanese pharma firms say their new joint logistics project will help more efficient distribution to wholesalers, optimize delivery labor in an ageing society and comply with tightening regulations.

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Chugai Building On Roche Alliance Success As It Eyes Future: CEO Okuda

In an exclusive interview with Scrip, Chugai's CEO says the now 20-year-old strategic partnership with Roche has been one of the keys to Chugai’s successful growth and has allowed smooth market expansion for both firms, as well as enabling R&D investment by the Japanese firm. A flexible, platform-based approach to R&D, rather than focusing on specific target diseases or technologies, has also benefitted Chugai, Osamu Okuda noted.

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