Seiryu's Japanese Pharmacy System, now available in PH

Seiryu’s Japanese Pharmacy System, now available in PH

In this pandemic time, health workers have been recognized as modern-day heroes. They are on the frontline of defense against the Covid-19 virus.

But among the ranks of health workers in the country, the pharmacists are less recognized for their critical role in healthcare. They seem to be known as mere salespersons who dispense medicines at a drugstore. 


“Pharmacists are health professionals specializing in the use of medicines,” says Seiryu Japan Co-Founder and Seiryu Philippines President Cristine May Sy-Kaneko. “They are familiar with the chemical composition and mechanism of medicines, as well as the possible side effects of its usage. They dispense prescriptions and counsel patients on the safe and appropriate dosage of their medicines.”

Recognizing the important role of pharmacists in helping customers get the best results from their medications, Seiryu Pharmacy boasts of its signature Japanese Pharmacy System. This highlights doctor–pharmacist relationship, where pharmacists address patients’ concerns after they visit the Doctor’s clinic.

According to Seiryu Philippines Business Consultant Eco Castro, it’s a unique concept in healthcare whereas doctors and pharmacists work together for the recovery and wellness of patients.

“We are proud to claim that Seiryu is the only pharmacy with a VIP Lounge in the country,” boasts Castro. “It is where the patients are given more privacy and personal consultation. We believe that patients’ road to recovery becomes faster if they are in a more caring environment.”

Seiryu Japan

Founded by Japanese philanthropist Harou Kaneko, Seiryu has been operating as a regional pharmacy in Akita City and Yuzawa City, Japan for more than 15 years. Kaneko has over 45 years of experience in building and operating pharmacies in Japan. Today, it already has six (6) outlets in Japan. And it has expanded its operations in Thailand and the Philippines in 2019 and 2021, respectively.

Last June, Seiryu Pharmacy opened its Kamuning branch in Quezon City, which is the  first outlet in the country. Then, followed by another branch in Makati City, located at the ground floor of Centuria Medical Makati, which was inaugurated last December 1. And, according to Seiryu Philippines President Sy-Kaneko, eight (8) more branches are scheduled to open in 2022. In the pipeline is the invasion of Seiryu Pharmacy at the country’s premier malls. She also added that the Japanese pharmacy will be available for franchising as part of its expansion program

“We are also finalizing details on making Japanese skin care and other products available at our pharmacy,” shares Sy-Kaneko. 

She also talks about Seiryu Pharmacy’s Japanese Customer Service called Omotenashi.We want to make every encounter and visit at our pharmacy extra special; for we only want the best healthcare for our customers. We are serious about taking care of their health.”

The Japanese pharmacy continues to partner with medical professionals to provide the customers the best information about their medication. 

“We provide convenient pharmacy experience to the Filipinos and contribute to the improvement of the Philippine healthcare system,” concludes Sy-Kaneko. 


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