Otsuka Pharmaceutical Enters into Comprehensive Cooperative Agreement with Tochigi Prefecture
Signed on February 23, 2017, the comprehensive agreement aims to support the goals of developing future citizens and maximizing the potential of local communities as set forth in the "Tochigi Genki Hasshin Plan," formulated to define primary strategies for Tochigi Prefecture.
Otsuka will utilize its expertise in areas such as heat stroke countermeasures, nutritional education, women's health, prevention of lifestyle-related illnesses, sports promotions, and disaster mitigation to contribute to the health and wellbeing and extended healthy life expectancy of Tochigi Prefecture residents.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd. (Head Office: Tokyo, Japan; President: Tatsuo Higuchi) has entered into an agreement with Tochigi Prefecture for mutual coordination and cooperation in various initiatives aiming to revitalize local communities and enhance the quality of services available for prefecture residents. The agreement was signed on February 23 at the Tochigi Prefecture Government Offices.
Signing Ceremony at the Tochigi Prefectural Government
Tochigi Prefecture has outlined primary strategies in the "Tochigi Genki Hasshin Plan*1," aiming to marshal the cooperative efforts of local residents, enterprises, and government enities, encouraging all elements of society to work together to make Tochigi "a prefecture full of vibrant, dynamic residents and communities." The ultimate goal is to create a prefecture in which all residents can harbour pride in their communities and hopes for the future, conveying the vibrant dynamism of Tochigi Prefecture to Japan and the world beyond.
As a comprehensive health care company, Otsuka Pharmaceutical is involved in various activities with local governments and other entities to promote health and wellbeing.
In cooperation with Tochigi Prefecture, Otsuka has been involved in ongoing public awareness campaigns to contribute to the health and wellbeing of prefecture residents, organizing events and seminars and dispatching lecturers to share expertise in heat stroke countermeasures, nutritional education, women's health, prevention of lifestyle-related illnesses, sports promotions, and disaster mitigation. The new comprehensive cooperative agreement with Tochigi Prefecture is based on the collateral of trust developed through this track record. Under the new comprehensive cooperative agreement, Otsuka will reinforce this collaborative alliance, providing health-related information and products based on scientific evidence and participating in various initiatives to contribute to health and wellbeing and extended healthy life expectancy*2 of Tochigi Prefecture residents.
Under the terms of the agreement, Otsuka Pharmaceutical will cooperate with Tochigi Prefecture in areas as outlined below.
1Health promotion and nutritional education initiatives
2Sports promotion initiatives
3Initiatives for healthy youth development
4Disaster support initiatives
5Environmental protection initiatives
6Traffic safety initiatives
7Initiatives to enhance the Tochigi Prefecture brand and promote tourism
8Other initiatives to contribute to revitalization of local communities and enhancement of services for prefecture residents
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