Corporate Profile
 
Company Name ORTHO Corporation
Headquarters Aoyama SI Bldg. 4F, 1-1-11, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002
Incorporation September 14, 1979
Paid-in-capital 186,000,000
Businesses Manufacturing, development and marketing (OEM & direct marketing) of health food and dietary supplement
Board Members Katsuhiko Aoyama, President & CEO
Kaitaryuju Aoyama, Director
Susumu Tanaka, Director
Shozo Watanabe, Auditor (Director & Advisor atFuji Nihon Seito Co., Ltd.)
Advisors Kikuo Nomoto (Professor Emeritus, Kyushu University)
Yoshinori Itokawa,(Professor Emeritus, Kyoto Univ.)
Major membership Japan Health Food & Nutrition Food Association
Japan Direct Marketing Association



Where did the company name "Ortho" come from?

"Ortho" means "straight" or "right" in Greek. The term "orthobiosis" was first introduced in the 1900's by the great Russian microbiologist Metchnikoff to describe a state of health dependent on the correct balance of microbes that live in the ecosystem of our gastrointestinal tracts.
Since the foundation, the word "Ortho" has been used in our company name symbolizing the original Greek "Ortho" concept.