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March 28, 2016

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

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Otsuka Pharmaceutical Enters into Disaster Relief Supply Agreement with Ishikawa Prefecture

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Tokyo Japan; President: Tatsuo Higuchi) has entered into an agreement with Ishikawa Prefecture to provide disaster relief supplies as part of prefecture government efforts to enhance disaster countermeasures. The agreement was signed on March 25 at the Ishikawa Prefecture Government Offices.

Ceremony to mark agreement at Ishikawa Prefecture Government Offices

Ceremony to mark agreement at Ishikawa Prefecture Government Offices
Right:Kazuko Sugimura, director of civic affairs division, civic cultural affairs department, Ishikawa Prefecture
Left: Mitsuharu Ohyanagi, branch manager, Kanagawa Branch Office

As a comprehensive healthcare company, Otsuka Pharmaceutical is engaged in various health-related partnerships with local governments and other entities.
The disaster relief supply agreement with Ishikawa Prefecture is based on Otsuka Pharmaceutical's extensive experience during major disasters throughout Japan, including delivery of disaster relief supplies following the March 25, 2007 Noto-Hanto Earthquake* in Ishikawa Prefecture. Otsuka has agreed to cooperate with Ishikawa Prefecture regional plans for disaster prevention to quickly and efficiently deliver relief supplies to affected areas when a disaster strikes.
Otsuka will maximize expertise in disaster relief, heat stroke countermeasures, prevention of lifestyle-related illnesses, and nutritional education, to provide information based on scientific evidence and supplies as needed to contribute to the health and wellbeing of Ishikawa Prefecture residents.

Based on supporting the overall health of residents and improving disaster response capabilities, the agreement covers provision of emergency relief supplies including Calorie Mate and POCARI SWEAT in response to requests from Ishikawa Prefecture in the event of a disaster, including but not limited to items outlined below.

  1. 1Nutritional supplements
  2. 2Beverages
  3. 3Other supplies as designated based on consultation

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.


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

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