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August 31, 2016

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Otsuka Pharmaceutical Enters Into Health Promotion Partnership with Toyama Prefecture

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Tokyo, Japan; President: Tatsuo Higuchi) has entered into a Health Promotion Partnership with Toyama Prefecture, aiming to promote health and enhance the quality of services for prefectural residents. The agreement was signed on August 30 at the Toyama Prefecture Offices.

Signing Ceremony at the Toyama Prefectural Government

Right: Takakazu Ishii, governer, Toyama Prefecture
Center: Shozo Yamazaki, operating officer, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
Left: Mitsuharu Ohyanagi, branch manager, Kanagawa Branch Office

In response to high mortality rates*1 from lifestyle-related illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes, Toyama Prefecture has formulated the Toyama Health Promotion Plan 21 (Term 2)*2, aiming to improve daily habits and the social environment with the goal of fostering a vital society that supports healthy and rewarding lifestyles appropriate for various life stages. Identifying extended healthy life expectancy*3 as its basic target, Toyama Prefecture is engaged in health promotion initiatives including improvement of dietary habits and establishment of regular exercise regimens.

As befitting a health care company, Otsuka Pharmaceutical is involved in various activities with local governments and other entities to promote health and wellbeing. To date, efforts to promote the health of Toyama Prefecture residents have included organization of seminars related to heat stroke countermeasures and nutrition and provision of health-related information for local corporations, high schools and facilities for the elderly.

Under the new Health Promotion Partnership, Otsuka will reinforce this cooperative alliance, aiming to maximize expertise in areas such as heat stroke countermeasures, nutritional education, sports promotion, and disaster mitigation and provide health-related information and products based on scientific evidence to contribute to the health, wellbeing, and extended healthy life expectancy of Toyama Prefecture residents.

Under the terms of the agreement, Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Toyama Prefecture will cooperate to implement activities including but not limited to those outlined below.

  1. 1Health promotion initiatives
  2. 2Provision of food and beverages for disaster relief
  3. 3Other initiatives related to promoting the health and wellbeing of prefectural residents

Based on our corporate philosophy of 'Otsuka - people creating new products for better health worldwide', Otsuka Pharmaceutical is dedicated to the development of innovative products that contribute to the health of people around the world.

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  2. 2Toyama Health Promotion Plan 21 (Term 2) (in Japanese):
  3. 3Healthy life expectancy (HALE): Length of life that an individual lives without limitation in daily activities due to health problems (Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)


Including the comprehensive partnership with Toyama Prefecture, Otsuka has concluded cooperative agreements with 25 prefectural and metropolitan governments throughout Japan (Kanagawa Prefecture, Saga Prefecture, Saitama Prefecture, Fukuoka Prefecture, Shiga Prefecture, Iwate Prefecture, Tokushima Prefecture, Aomori Prefecture, Okayama Prefecture, Ishikawa Prefecture, Hiroshima Prefecture, Hyogo Prefecture, Metropolis of Tokyo, Mie Prefecture, Kagoshima Prefecture, Osaka Prefecture, Nagasaki Prefecture, Fukushima Prefecture, Akita Prefecture, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Miyazaki Prefecture, Gifu Prefecture, Shizuoka Prefecture and Miyagi Prefecture).

Information in this news release was current as of the original release date.

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