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October 18, 2016

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.


Otsuka Pharmaceutical Enters into Disaster Support Agreement with Fukui Prefecture

Signing Ceremony at the Fukui Prefectural Government

Right: Hideo Shimizu, director-General, Dep. of Public Safety and the Environment, Fukui Prefectural Government
Left: Mitsuharu Oyanagi, branch manager, Kanazawa Branch Office

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Tokyo Japan; President: Tatsuo Higuchi) has entered into an agreement with Fukui Prefecture to provide emergency relief supplies to contribute to the early stabilization of prefectural residents' living conditions in the event of a disaster. The agreement was signed on October 17 at the Fukui Prefecture Government Offices.

Fukui Prefecture has been proactive in concluding disaster relief agreements with private groups, corporations and organizations to ensure rapid deployment of personnel, commodities, and equipment in case of a disaster.

As a comprehensive healthcare company, Otsuka Pharmaceutical is engaged in various health-related partnerships with local governments and other entities.

Otsuka Pharmaceutical has already been engaged in various health awareness and education activities for residents of Fukui Prefecture. The current disaster relief supply agreement was influenced by Otsuka Pharmaceutical relief supply and other efforts following flooding of the Asuwa River in 2004*. Under the terms of the agreement, Otsuka will cooperate to provide beverage and/or food relief supplies as requested by Fukui Prefecture.

Aiming to reinforce cooperative ties with Fukui Prefecture, Otsuka will maximize expertise in disaster relief, heat stroke countermeasures, and nutritional education to provide information based on scientific evidence and supplies to contribute to maintenance of health and wellbeing and early stabilization of living conditions for Fukui Prefecture residents in the event of a disaster.

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.


Including the comprehensive partnership with Fukui Prefecture, Otsuka has concluded cooperative agreements with 29 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, Miyagi Prefecture, Toyama Prefecture, Kumamoto Prefecture, Yamagata Prefecture and Yamanashi Prefecture).

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

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