Coordinates: 49°11′12″N 123°06′26″W / 49.186805°N 123.107211°W / 49.186805; -123.107211

Sato Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Native name
Private (K.K)
FoundedAugust 1, 1939; 80 years ago (1939-08-01)
FounderYukichi Sato
Area served
Key people
Seiichi Sato
(President and CEO)
Number of employees
WebsiteOfficial website
Footnotes / references

Sato Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (佐藤製薬株式会社, Satō Seiyaku Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese pharmaceutical company. Sato Pharmaceutical's main focus is on over-the-counter medicines. The company's products are sold in 14 countries around the world. The company's customer bases are located in Asia, North America and Europe, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, the US, Canada and Germany.

The company is known for its marketing mascots, Sato-chan and Satoko-chan, a pair of Indian elephant siblings, first introduced in 1959.[3]

Satoko-chan and Sato-chan at a pharmacy in Tokyo

Sato Pharmaceutical Canada

Sato Pharmaceutical Canada Inc is the Canadian subsidiary of the company, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Sato Pharmaceutical Canada opened its Vancouver office in autumn of 2006. The Canadian operation primarily focuses on selling the Kenzen products, such as medicated pads, gel, and spray, and the Yunker Kotei Natural Energy Drinks.


  1. ^ "Company Information". Sato Pharmaceutical. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "Company Overview". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  3. ^ Inglis, David; Almila, Anna-Mari (March 2016). The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology. SAGE Publications. p. 123. ISBN 978-1-4739-5868-5.

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