Otsuka Pharmaceutical Enters into Partnership Agreement with Wakayama Prefecture
Signed on July 19, 2017, the partnership agreement with Wakayama Prefecture focuses on disaster relief and victim support, public health initiatives, youth development, sports promotion, and other activities to promote the health and wellbeing of Wakayama Prefecture residents.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical will utilize its expertise in heat stroke countermeasures, prevention of lifestyle-related illnesses, nutritional education, and sports promotion to support disaster relief and contribute to extended healthy life expectancy and revitalization of local communities.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Tokyo Japan; President: Tatsuo Higuchi) has entered into a Disaster Support & Related Services Agreement with Wakayama Prefecture, aiming to promote the health and wellbeing of prefecture residents through disaster relief and victim support, public health initiatives, youth development, sports promotion and other activities. The agreement was signed on July 19 at the Wakayama Prefecture Government Offices.
Signing Ceremony at the Wakayama Prefectural Government
Characterized by abundant natural beauty and a rich heritage of history and culture, Wakayama Prefecture offers an environment conducive to rewarding lifestyles. However, faced with changes such as full-fledged population decline, repeated large-scale natural disasters, and economic and social globalization, Wakayama Prefecture has established the Wakayama Prefecture Long-term Comprehensive Plan*1 to facilitate rapid and appropriate response to change. Based on the future vision of "A Vigorous Wakayama with Caring World Connections - Enabling Residents to Lead Happy Lives," Wakayama Prefecture aims to capitalize on local characteristics and strengths, working together with organizations, schools, workplaces, communities and households to make this vision a reality.
Based on the new agreement, Otsuka Pharmaceutical will reinforce its partnership with Wakayama Prefecture, maximizing its expertise in disaster mitigation, heat stroke countermeasures, prevention of lifestyle-related illnesses, nutritional education, sports promotion and other areas, and providing health-related information and products based on scientific evidence to contribute to extended healthy life expectancy*2 and revitalize local communities.
Under the terms of the agreement, Otsuka Pharmaceutical will work together with Wakayama Prefecture to develop cooperative initiatives as outlined below.
1Initiatives for relief and victim support in case of disaster
2Activities to promote healthy longevity
3Youth development and sports promotion activities
4Initiatives to promote public health and nutritional education
5Other activities related to promoting the health and wellbeing of Wakayama Prefecture residents
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