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February 24, 2017

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.


Otsuka Pharmaceutical Enters into Comprehensive Cooperative Agreement with Tochigi Prefecture

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd. (Head Office: Tokyo, Japan; President: Tatsuo Higuchi) has entered into an agreement with Tochigi Prefecture for mutual coordination and cooperation in various initiatives aiming to revitalize local communities and enhance the quality of services available for prefecture residents. The agreement was signed on February 23 at the Tochigi Prefecture Government Offices.

Signing Ceremony at the Tochigi Prefectural Government

Photo from left:
Tochimaru-kun mascot character of Tochigi Prefecture
Yuji Wada director, Tochigi Prefecture
Seiichi Suzuki vice-governor,Tochigi Prefecture
Shozo Yamazaki vice president, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
Goro Ikeuchi branch manager, Omiya Branch Office, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
Hidetoshi Takagi sub-branch manager, Utsunomiya Sub-Branch Office, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals

Tochigi Prefecture has outlined primary strategies in the "Tochigi Genki Hasshin Plan*1," aiming to marshal the cooperative efforts of local residents, enterprises, and government enities, encouraging all elements of society to work together to make Tochigi "a prefecture full of vibrant, dynamic residents and communities." The ultimate goal is to create a prefecture in which all residents can harbour pride in their communities and hopes for the future, conveying the vibrant dynamism of Tochigi Prefecture to Japan and the world beyond.

As a comprehensive health care company, Otsuka Pharmaceutical is involved in various activities with local governments and other entities to promote health and wellbeing.

In cooperation with Tochigi Prefecture, Otsuka has been involved in ongoing public awareness campaigns to contribute to the health and wellbeing of prefecture residents, organizing events and seminars and dispatching lecturers to share expertise in heat stroke countermeasures, nutritional education, women's health, prevention of lifestyle-related illnesses, sports promotions, and disaster mitigation. The new comprehensive cooperative agreement with Tochigi Prefecture is based on the collateral of trust developed through this track record. Under the new comprehensive cooperative agreement, Otsuka will reinforce this collaborative alliance, providing health-related information and products based on scientific evidence and participating in various initiatives to contribute to health and wellbeing and extended healthy life expectancy*2 of Tochigi Prefecture residents.

Under the terms of the agreement, Otsuka Pharmaceutical will cooperate with Tochigi Prefecture in areas as outlined below.

  1. 1Health promotion and nutritional education initiatives
  2. 2Sports promotion initiatives
  3. 3Initiatives for healthy youth development
  4. 4Disaster support initiatives
  5. 5Environmental protection initiatives
  6. 6Traffic safety initiatives
  7. 7Initiatives to enhance the Tochigi Prefecture brand and promote tourism
  8. 8Other initiatives to contribute to revitalization of local communities and enhancement of services for prefecture 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.

  1. 1Tochigi Prefecture Primary Strategies "Tochigi Genki Hasshin Plan":
  2. 2Healthy 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 Tochigi Prefecture, Otsuka has concluded cooperative agreements with 38 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, Chiba Prefecture, Kagawa Prefecture, Aichi Prefecture and Okinawa Prefecture.

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

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