Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Head Office Tokyo, Japan; President: Tatsuo Higuchi) has entered into a Health Literacy Enhancement Corporation Partnership Agreement with Aomori Prefecture. The Aomori Prefectural Government is coordinating initiatives to promote health and wellbeing, aiming to ensure outstanding healthy life expectancy for Aomori prefectural citizens. The partnership agreement was signed on February 19, 2016 at the Aomori Prefecture Government Offices.
As befitting a healthcare company, Otsuka Pharmaceutical is engaged in various health-related partnerships with local governments and other entities. Aomori Prefecture is actively seeking cooperative partnerships with industry, academia and citizens to encourage healthy lifestyles and promote cancer prevention programs with the goal of realizing a healthy aging society for Aomori residents.
Under the Health Literacy Enhancement Corporation Partnership Agreement entered into on February 19, Otsuka will work together with Aomori Prefecture, maximizing its expertise in areas such as heat stroke countermeasures, prevention of lifestyle-related illnesses, nutritional education, and sports promotion to create a framework for initiatives to promote healthy lifestyles, prevent illness and contribute to health literacy and healthy longevity of prefectural citizens.