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November 20, 2017

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Cooperates with Community Health Promotion Efforts
Tokushima Itano Factory Sponsors "Asan Walking Festa in Itano"

The Tokushima Itano Factory of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Tokyo, Japan; President: Tatsuo Higuchi) was among the cosponsors of "The 9th Asan Walking Festa in Itano," held on November 19 in the town of Itano, Tokushima Prefecture.

This event is being held from 2009, by the executive committee composed of companies and local governments, with the aim of sending messages of "natural environment protection" and "importance of health" from Itano Asan district. In addition to factory tours of SOYJOY and SoyCarat, with the main walking rally (4 km, 10 km) walking while feeling the nature of Asan mountain range located in the north of town of Itano, the Tokushima Vortis soccer club school, family environment event, and outdoor live music performances were also held, and this year the fresh clean air and sun attracted a record number of 13,000 attendees.

Attendees gather for the start of the walking event
Walkers with Itano factory building in the background

The Tokushima Itano Factory is located at the foot of the Asan mountain range which can overlook the Tokushima plain, and the concept has been consistently "factory friendly to people and the environment, factory opened to the community" since the start of operation. In our production activities, we continue to focus on environmentally conscious efforts; we also focus on events and regional beautification activities co-sponsored with local communities, aiming to realize an open factory.

As a comprehensive health-care company, Otsuka Pharmaceutical is involved in various partnerships with local governments and other entities to promote health and wellbeing. In 2016, Otsuka entered into a health promotion partnership with its home prefecture of Tokushima. In addition to maximizing its expertise in various health-related areas, Otsuka is implementing specific initiatives to meet local needs, including seminars on heat stroke countermeasures and prevention of lifestyle-related illnesses for schools, medical facilities, and companies in Tokushima Prefecture.

Based on the corporate philosophy of 'Otsuka - people creating new products for better health worldwide', Otsuka Pharmaceutical will continue to contribute to the health and wellbeing of people around the world.

Tokushima Itano Factory (Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.)

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

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