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August 17, 2009

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Supports 8th Annual Wheelchair Basketball Camp in Ibaraki held from August 14-16, 2009

Tokyo, Japan -- Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan; President and Representative Director: Taro Iwamoto) served as an official supporter of the 8th Wheelchair Basketball Camp in Ibaraki 2009, organized by the special nonprofit organization, J Camp, providing food and beverages and conducting a nutrition seminar for participants in the camp.

Otsuka Pharmaceutical provided support for athletes and coaches by supplying branch-chain amino-acid (BCAA) beverage Amino-Value, ion supply drink Pocari Sweat, and nutritionally balanced diet CalorieMate. Otsuka Pharmaceutical also conducted a nutrition seminar, focusing on the importance of fluids and nutrients during exercise.

Wheelchair Basketball Camp in Ibaraki 2009 was held at the Ibaraki Prefectural University of Health Sciences gymnasium from August 14 through 16. The camp, organized every year since 2001, aims to provide young people, with or without disabilities, with an opportunity to discover the rewarding pleasures of wheelchair basketball. Expanding the horizons of people with disabilities, the camp aims to share the joy of sports with more people every year. Coached by a graduate of the University of Illinois in the U.S.A. and Japanese players active on the nationwide level, the camp has been held once a year since 2001.

Attended by 50 athletes from throughout Japan, including seven players from Ibaraki Prefecture, this year's camp consisted of a two-night, three-day schedule of challenging practice sessions and skirmishes. Among the participants were 20 able-bodied athletes, primarily university students from throughout Japan.

Based on its corporate philosophy of 'Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide,' Otsuka Pharmaceutical dedicated to contributing to the health of people around the world.


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

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