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July 20, 2017

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Otsuka Pharmaceutical Enters into Partnership Agreement with Wakayama Prefecture

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Tokyo Japan; President: Tatsuo Higuchi) has entered into a Disaster Support & Related Services Agreement with Wakayama Prefecture, aiming to promote the health and wellbeing of prefecture residents through disaster relief and victim support, public health initiatives, youth development, sports promotion and other activities. The agreement was signed on July 19 at the Wakayama Prefecture Government Offices.

Signing Ceremony at the Wakayama Prefectural Government

Photo from left:
Yasuhiro Fujiwara,branch manager,Osaka Branch Office
Hitoshi Yamamoto,general director,Welfare and Health Department,Wakayama Prefecture

Characterized by abundant natural beauty and a rich heritage of history and culture, Wakayama Prefecture offers an environment conducive to rewarding lifestyles. However, faced with changes such as full-fledged population decline, repeated large-scale natural disasters, and economic and social globalization, Wakayama Prefecture has established the Wakayama Prefecture Long-term Comprehensive Plan*1 to facilitate rapid and appropriate response to change. Based on the future vision of "A Vigorous Wakayama with Caring World Connections - Enabling Residents to Lead Happy Lives," Wakayama Prefecture aims to capitalize on local characteristics and strengths, working together with organizations, schools, workplaces, communities and households to make this vision a reality.

Based on the new agreement, Otsuka Pharmaceutical will reinforce its partnership with Wakayama Prefecture, maximizing its expertise in disaster mitigation, heat stroke countermeasures, prevention of lifestyle-related illnesses, nutritional education, sports promotion and other areas, and providing health-related information and products based on scientific evidence to contribute to extended healthy life expectancy*2 and revitalize local communities.

Under the terms of the agreement, Otsuka Pharmaceutical will work together with Wakayama Prefecture to develop cooperative initiatives as outlined below.

  1. 1Initiatives for relief and victim support in case of disaster
  2. 2Activities to promote healthy longevity
  3. 3Youth development and sports promotion activities
  4. 4Initiatives to promote public health and nutritional education
  5. 5Other activities related to promoting the health and wellbeing of Wakayama Prefecture residents

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.

  1. 1Wakayama Prefecture Long-term Comprehensive Plan(in Japanese):
  2. 2Healthy life expectancy (HALE): Length of life that an individual lives without limitation in daily activities due to health problems (Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)

REFERENCE

Including the comprehensive partnership with Wakayama Prefecture, Otsuka has concluded cooperative agreements with 40 prefectural and metropolitan governments throughout Japan (Kanagawa Prefecture, Saga Prefecture, Saitama Prefecture, Fukuoka Prefecture, Shiga Prefecture, Iwate Prefecture, Tokushima Prefecture, Aomori Prefecture, Okayama Prefecture, Ishikawa Prefecture, Hiroshima Prefecture, Hyogo Prefecture, Metropolis of Tokyo, Mie Prefecture, Kagoshima Prefecture, Osaka Prefecture, Nagasaki Prefecture, Fukushima Prefecture, Akita Prefecture, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Miyazaki Prefecture, Gifu Prefecture, Shizuoka Prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture, Toyama Prefecture, Kumamoto Prefecture, Yamagata Prefecture, Yamanashi Prefecture,Fukui Prefecture, Hokkaido Prefecture, Nara Prefecture, Gunma Prefecture, Shimane Prefecture, Chiba Prefecture, Kagawa Prefecture, Aichi Prefecture, Okinawa Prefecture, Tochigi Prefecture and Ibaraki Prefecture.)


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

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