Matsumotokiyoshi Kou-Shin-Etsu Co., Ltd.

Matsumotokiyoshi Kou-Shin-Etsu Co., Ltd. Aiming to expand the group’s market share in the Koshinetsu and Hokuriku areas

Chairman Keiichi Okano President Hiroshi Ando We are proud of our community-based support through responding to an aging society and parallel establishment of dispensing corners!

In July 2009, Nagano-based Kenko Kazoku Drug Corporation merged with MAX Co., Ltd. (Niigata) to become Matsumotokiyoshi Kou-Shin-Etsu Co., Ltd. Later, we also absorbed Nakajima Family Pharmacy Co., Ltd. (northern Nagano) in January 2012 and ITAYAMAMEDICO Co., Ltd (Yamanashi) in October 2015, strengthening our community-based store rollout in the Koshinetsu region.  In April 2020, we positioned the Koshinetsu and Hokuriku regions as one of our dominant areas following a review of our classification of the country into seven areas, and absorbed SHIMENO Co., Ltd., a company with stores mainly in the prefectures of Ishikawa, Toyama,and Fukui, in order to deploy policies more effectively with more efficient operating costs and to enhance lineups that match the needs of these regions and customers.
We want to be a store beloved by customers and vital for their health and beauty. That is why we aim to expand our business in ways rooted in the community, covering all our customers’s daily needs by enhancing our lineup of foods and daily goods, while still basing our drugstore business on health and beauty.  In the pharmacies business, we promote the “Nagano Model” of local, comprehensive care that reinforces community links within home care, aiming to strengthen our specialization as well as being able to deal with outpatient prescriptions.

Corporate name
Matsumotokiyoshi Kou-Shin-Etsu Co., Ltd.
1393-3 Tsurugamidori-cho, Nagano-shi,
Nagano 380-0813  Japan
March, 1993
Stores open in the Koshinetsu Region

Business Contents

  • Drugstores

    We are promoting our business according to our company’s keywords, “Everyday and New discovery.”  We provide a wide range of products at reasonable prices based on the daily needs of our customers.
    We will continue to bring new discoveries to our customers through our products and services.

  • Pharmacies

    Revisions to the health care insurance system increased demand not only for prescriptions filed outside of hospitals, but also for functions in Health Support Pharmacies for the provision of outside calls, including home visits. We combine our expertise in handling prescription medications with the convenience of a drugstore to contribute to the healthy lives of our customers.

Store Introduction

Drugstore K’s Town Wakasato Store/Kanazawa Station West Exit Store

We have been expanding stores within station buildings and shopping centers in the Koshinetsu and Hokuriku areas, especially with suburban-type stores.  Our aim is to becoming a store loved by customers by boosting our specialization with a focus on medicines and cosmetics, proposing products aimed at local customers, and providing cust omer service.

Drugstore, Karuizawa Store

We operate a store combining a prescription pharmacy in Karuizawa, a prominent sightseeing spot in Nagano Prefecture. The store carries out its sales activities so that not only local residents but also sightseers from all age groups who arrive here from all over the country to ensure that they enjoy their shopping experiences.

Unique Approaches

Responding to an Aging Society

More than 30% of the population of Nagano Prefecture are elderly people, a higher number than the major urban areas, or even the national average.  In this environment, we are expanding our Model to the Nagano region in 2018 and the Suwa region in 2020 to provide a comprehensive care system. This model will contribute to the health of all local residents and to local medical care through health support initiatives in advance of our competitors and support for regular, personal care, home care, and sterile drugs preparations.

Corporate Profile (PDF)