Message from the founder

Decades ago, Japan's manufacturing predecessors made great strides by introducing many products to the world.

I have continued manufacturing with the hope that someday I will be able to follow in the footsteps of predecessors and introduce the products I have developed to the world.

In such a situation, we had some opportunities to introduce VTT(Versatile Training Tissue), which we have been developing for several years, at overseas conferences and exhibitions.

There, we were able to bring the attention to VTT from the leading figures in surgical education, physicians and dealers, and many of those who directly touched the VTT has a twinkle in their eye and say it is excellent.

And I have felt the evaluation of these reactions and opinions, which led to the establishment of KOTOBUKI Medical.

To make the dream of spreading VTT to the world come true, we create an organization specializing in medical training, gathering collaborators, and joining forces.

Seiiichiro TAKAYAMA Founder and representative director
Seiichiro TAKAYAMA
Founder and CEO

History of the company

1978
The founder, Shunju TAKAYAMA, established KOTOBUKI Kogyo as a metalworking company.
1984
Incorporated and established KOTOBUKI Giken Co.
2005
Reorganized as a joint-stock company, with Seiichiro TAKAYAMA as the representative director.
2012
Started development, manufacturing, and sales of surgical training products.
2014
Certified as Gold prize Company for Diverse Work Practices
2018
Establishing KOTOBUKI Medical Inc.
2019
Archived highest crowdfunding record amount of 90 million yen at the stock investment crowdfunding
""FUNDINNO""
2019
Funding from the Gunma Medical and Industrial Collaboration Activation Fund

Awards & Recognition

2015
Winner of the 4th Shibusawa Eiichi Business Awards Special Prize for Venture Spirit
2015
Good Design Award Winner (Laparo Training Binder)
2016
Winner of the Saitama Prefecture Medical Device Prototype Contest Idea Award
2018
Runner-up Grand Prix in the Saitama Prefecture Medical Device Prototype Contest
2018
Grand Prize Winner of the Gunma Bank Business Support Award

Members

Nobuhiko UEHARA

Sales and Marketing

Nobuhiko UEHARA

Hirotoshi UMEMOTO

Sales and Marketing

Hirotoshi UMEMOTO

Development

Accounting, HR and General Affairs

PR, EC, and Trading

Sales Administrator

Ryosuke GOTO

Production Engineering

Ryosuke GOTO

Hajime SUGIURA

Corporate Planning

Hajime SUGIURA

Seiichiro TAKAYAMA

Founder and CEO

Seiichiro TAKAYAMA

Kiyotaka NAITO

Production Engineering

Kiyotaka NAITO

Koji NAKAO

Adviser

Koji NAKAO

Ryoichi NAKAMURA

Adviser

Ryoichi NAKAMURA

Sales and Marketing

Macky

Adviser(Pro bono)

Macky

Development

森本 岳

Leader of Development

Gaku MORIMOTO

 

Company Profile

Company Name KOTOBUKI Medical Inc.
Business Description Development, manufacturing and sales of medical equipment
Address 4-7-3 Chuo, Yashio, Saitama 3400816 Japan
Tel: +81 (0)48 951 5211
Email: info@kotobukimedical.com
Web: https://kotobukimedical.com/
Capital Stock 80 million JPY
Establishment November 1, 2018
Board of Directors Representative director Seiichi TAKAYAMA
Director Hajime SUGIURA
Director Hirotoshi UMEMOTO
Associated company KOTOBUKI Giken Inc.
EC shop JAPAN:https://kotobuki-medical.myshopify.com/
overseas:https://kotobuki-medical.myshopify.com/en