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November 16, 2015

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

10,000 Attend 7th Asan Walking Festival in Itano on November 15 Cosponsored by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Tokushima Itano Factory

Tokyo Japan - The Tokushima Itano Factory of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku Tokyo; President: Tatsuo Higuchi) was among the cosponsors of the 7th Asan Walking Festival in Itano, held on Sunday, November 15 under the theme of "Thinking about Health and the Environment."

Offering an opportunity to walk amidst the natural beauty of the Asan mountain range, the Festival is organized by the Tokushima Prefecture town of Itano with the support and cooperation of local businesses. The number of participants has steadily increased, with this year's 7th annual Asan Walking Festival attracting approximately 10,000 participants. In addition to opening the grounds of its Tokushima Itano Factory as part of the walking course, Otsuka Pharmaceutical conveys the importance of good health and environmental stewardship through tours of SOYJOY and SoyCarat production facilities within the Itano Factory Soylution* plant. This year, a disaster training exercise was also well received by participants. Special guest Masumi Fuchise, Japanese entrant in the London Olympics women's 20km race walk and member of the Otsuka Pharmaceutical track team, walked together with participants and later offered encouragement through live radio commentary.

Located adjacent to the Tokushima Factory, science theme park Asutamuland Tokushima hosted environmentally oriented events and "local production for local consumption" booths offering regional specialties. Among the other local attractions enjoyed by participants was a soccer workshop overseen by coaches from the Tokushima Vortis Soccer School.

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

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