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February 3, 2017

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.


Otsuka Pharmaceutical Enters into Health Promotion and Disaster Relief Supply Agreements with Kagawa Prefecture

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Tokyo, Japan; President: Tatsuo Higuchi) has finalized cooperative agreements with Kagawa Prefecture, focusing on health promotion and extension of healthy live expectancy*1 and disaster relief supply. The dual agreements were signed on February 2 at the Kagawa Prefecture Offices.

Signing Ceremony at the Kagawa Prefectural Government

From left:
Shozo Yamazaki, vice president, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
Keizo Hamada, governor, Kagawa Prefecture
Koji Takamoto, branch manager, Tokushima Branch Office, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals

Recognizing serious issues posed by diabetes and other lifestyle-related illnesses, Kagawa Prefecture has formulated the Healthy Kagawa 21 Health Plan (Term 2)*2, aiming to unite residents and concerned organizations in developing health promotion measures with the goal of being recognized as "Healthy Longevity Kagawa."

As a comprehensive health care company, Otsuka Pharmaceutical is involved in various activities with local governments and other entities to promote healthy lifestyles. The company has already been involved in cooperative activities with Kagawa Prefecture to promote the health of prefecture residents.

The new health promotion agreement aims to reinforce this alliance. Otsuka will maximize its expertise in prevention of lifestyle-related illnesses, heat stroke countermeasures, and health promotion, aiming to develop initiatives to promote awareness and prevention of lifestyle-related illnesses and contribute to the overall health of Kagawa Prefecture residents.

In the event of a major disaster, Otsuka will also support relief efforts by supplying products based on scientific evidence to contribute to maintaining the health and wellbeing of affected residents.

Under the terms of the agreement, Otsuka Pharmaceutical will work together with Kagawa Prefecture to develop cooperative initiatives as listed 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. 1Healthy 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)
  2. 2Healthy Kagawa 21 Health Plan (Term 2): (in Japanese)


Including the comprehensive partnership with Kagawa Prefecture, Otsuka has concluded cooperative agreements with 35 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,Fukui Prefecture, Hokkaido Prefecture, Nara Prefecture, Gunma Prefecture, Shimane Prefecture and Chiba Prefecture).

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

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