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November 24, 2016

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

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Otsuka Pharmaceutical Enters into Cooperative Agreements with Hokkaido Government Entities - Partnership Agreement for Promotion of Hokkaido Residents' Health Initiatives - - Cooperative Accord for Children's Education and Sports Promotion -

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Tokyo, Japan; President: Tatsuo Higuchi) has entered into a partnership agreement with the Hokkaido Government for promotion of Hokkaido residents' health initiatives and a cooperative accord with the Hokkaido Government Board of Education for promotion of children's education and sports. The dual agreements were signed on November 22, 2016 at the Hokkaido Government Offices.

Ceremony to mark the signing of dual partnership
agreements at Hokkaido Government Main Building

From left:
Akinori Sugimoto, director, Hokkaido Government Board of Education
Koji Takaya, branch manager, Sapporo Branch Office, Otsuka Pharmaceutical
Kazuyuki Muraki, director, Health&Welfare Dep., Hokkaido Government
Shozo Yamazaki, vice President, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals

Seeking to extend healthy life expectancy and reduce health disparities*1, the Hokkaido Government has announced the Healthy Hokkaido 21 Plan*2, with citizens playing a central role in health promotion.
The Hokkaido Government Board of Education is working to mobilize schools, households and communities to maximize the potential of Hokkaido's children.

Already cooperating in various health promotion activities with the Hokkaido Government, Otsuka Pharmaceutical registered to support the Joint Declaration for Hokkaido Health Promotion*3, in MONTH YEAR, and has been working with related groups and organizations to support the health and wellbeing of Hokkaido residents.
With the conclusion of the dual partnership agreements, these cooperative efforts will be expanded as Otsuka cooperates with Hokkaido government entities to maximize expertise in areas such as heat stroke countermeasures, prevention of lifestyle illnesses, nutritional education and sports promotion, providing health-related information and products based on scientific evident to contribute to extended healthy life expectancy and reduced health disparities for prefectural citizens.
Under the terms of the agreements, Otsuka Pharmaceutical will focus on activities outlined below.

Under the terms of the agreements, Otsuka Pharmaceutical will focus on activities outlined below.

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.

  1. 1Health disparities: Disparities in overall health condition of populations due to differences in regional or economic conditions
  2. 2Healthy Hokkaido 21(Hokkaido Health Promotion Foundation):http://www.hokkaidohealth-net.or.jp/kenkou/sukoyakakaitei/index.html (in Japanese)
  3. 3Joint Declaration for Hokkaido Health Promotion:http://www.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/hf/kth/kak/tkh/sukoyaka21/sengen.htm (in Japanese)

REFERENCE

Including the comprehensive partnership with Hokkaido, Otsuka has concluded cooperative agreements with 30 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, Yamanashi Prefecture and Fukui Prefecture).


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