Video / Ad Library

A selection of our introductory movies and advertisements.


Introduction to Sumitomo Pharma

This movie briefly chronicles the challenges we have taken on and the stance we have taken along the way, starting with our founders’ aspiration: “Let’s build the perfect pharmaceutical factory to serve everyday people all across society."

Continuing to challenge ourselves to support a healthy future for people

Our name change

On April 1, 2022, our company changed its name from Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. to Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd. This movie describes the challenging stance we take, and explains the background to and the purpose of this change.

"Dare to make a difference." Sumitomo Pharma's Challenge

Sumitomo Pharma’s roots

This movie is an introduction to the roots of Sumitomo Pharma, which was founded in the pharmaceutical district of Doshomachi, Osaka in May 1897, and ever since then has continued to develop for more than 100 years.

In this movie, we share our founders’ spirit, the history of Sumitomo, and the challenges we have taken on to date, together with sceneries of Doshomachi and other historic records.

Sumitomo Pharma’s roots (in Japanese only)


Corporate Advertisement

Advertisement of Sumitomo Pharma as featured in newspapers etc. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge the images.
To learn the story behind the images featured in these advertisements, learn about Sumitomo Pharma’s challenge.


Everyday Lessons in Health

“Everyday Lessons in Health” is a series of advertisement features which take the form of short essays, with each episode delivering bite-sized tips and lessons in health.

First published in 1997, more than 100 episodes have been published to date. You can read the previous episodes at our dedicated health information website linked below (we are currently giving away printed booklets which contain the first 103 episodes).