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Otsuka respects local communities and their traditional cultures. The group contributes to community development and in particular to the education of children, who represent the future of their communities, through community exchanges, partnerships, and support for education.

Contributing to Communities

As a good corporate citizen, the Otsuka group cares about the natural environment and local communities. It places importance on a community-based culture, and companies across the group are undertaking social contribution activities.

Healthcare Support Activities: Otsuka Welfare Clinic

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Otsuka Welfare Clinic

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Otsuka Welfare Clinic

In 2003, the Otsuka group established the Otsuka Welfare Clinic in Peshawar, Pakistan, to provide medical treatment to Afghan refugees.
In recent history, millions of Afghan refugees have entered Pakistan, where many of them have been unable to receive satisfactory medical treatment. Driven by a strong desire to contribute to the health of all in the community, Otsuka, as a healthcare company operating in Asian and Arab countries, decided to establish a clinic and provide free medical treatment to refugees and others in need. Otsuka Pharmaceutical and the 23 group companies that operate in Asian and Arab countries jointly set up the Otsuka Welfare Clinic, which has operated for 14 years. To date, more than 800,000 people have benefited from the treatment and care provided.
Following the clinic’s tenth year of operations, Otsuka Pharmaceutical was awarded the Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation in 2014. The honor is given to individuals and groups that have had great success in promoting friendly relations between Japan and other countries.
The Otsuka group including Otsuka Pakistan will continue to engage in community-based support activities in order to contribute to people’s health.

Click here to see the Otsuka Welfare Clinic staff interview.

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Community-Based Medical Support
Syed Sabir Ullah Otsuka Welfare Clinic
Public Relations Officer
 

I feel fortunate to be part of Otsuka Welfare Clinic since its inauguration in June 2003. This clinic was set up in Peshawar by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. with its 23 affiliates, with the aim to contribute to the health of Afghan Refugees and patients from the surrounding areas. My responsibilities are: the support of the clinic’s staff, including 3 doctors; procurement of medicine; and, the compilation and forwarding of reports to the head office of Otsuka Pakistan and the Pakistani Health Department. It’s a matter of great pride for me to be able to actively contribute to society in such a way. On average, some 162 patients visit our Welfare Clinic each day and receive free medical treatment and medicine. It’s an honor to be able to provide healthcare facilities to more than 885,000 patients to date.
Otsuka is committed to continuing the provision of healthcare to the patients at Otsuka Welfare Clinic; we are determined to actively contribute to the ongoing needs of society. We believe that contributing to patient’s needs is the right thing to do, and we are determined to continue this ongoing effort.

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Sub-Rural Health Center in Myanmar

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Otsuka Pharmaceutical: Sub-rural health center

In Myanmar, births typically occur at home with a midwife in attendance, and provision of health services for infants and expectant and nursing mothers can be a significant challenge. Through the non-governmental organization, People's Hope Japan (PHJ), Otsuka Pharmaceutical donated a sub-rural health center to Allel Kyun in Tutkon Township, a rural village in the northern part of Myanmar's capital city, Nay Pyi Taw, in 2016. Allel Kyum was chosen as the site for the new center at the request of the Myanmar Ministry of Health due to the lack of nearby hospital facilities for childbirth. Midwives are stationed at the clinic, where, in addition to childbirth assistance, basic treatment and ongoing health education are provided to expectant women and other villagers. Otsuka Pharmaceutical has provided support for various PHJ projects in the past, including donations of auto rickshaws (tuk-tuks) to transport expectant women in emergencies in Cambodia.
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Health Promotion, Disaster Prevention and Relief Activities

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Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory: Emergency drill together with the community

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Relief work for the Kumamoto, Japan earthquake

The Otsuka group of companies works with communities to engage in health awareness, disaster preparedness, and disaster relief programs.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical uses the knowledge gained through product research and development, and awareness-raising activities related to health, to promote activities for the treatment of heat disorders, prevention of lifestyle-related diseases, improvement of health through sports, nutritional education, women’s health, and establishment of disaster preparedness and relief measures. The company is also working collaboratively with local communities to help address social issues.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory coordinates with local residents on disaster prevention and preparedness systems, and actively promotes disaster preparedness measures with local governments. Located near the coast, the company's headquarters has made the rooftop of its factory building available to local residents as a temporary evacuation site in the event of a tsunami. It also provides storage for disaster preparedness equipment and supplies. The company holds explanatory meetings for local residents and other stakeholders concerning its business continuity plan  initiatives, as well as facility tours and joint tsunami evacuation drills. In recognition of these efforts, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory and the neighborhood volunteer disaster prevention association were selected as a Model Disaster Prevention District for fiscal 2015 under the district disaster prevention plan being promoted by Japan's Cabinet Office. The company was also recognized in the 2016 White Paper on Disaster Management issued by the Cabinet Office of the government of Japan.
Otsuka Foods has concluded agreements with 19 local governments in Japan to provide relief supplies in the event of a disaster.
The Otsuka group also provides relief supplies such as POCARI SWEAT and Calorie Mate to areas affected by natural disasters. Shortly after the Kumamoto earthquake in April 2016, the group provided aid in the form of approximately 620,000 meals (food and beverages) and  approximately 15,000 hygiene products. Group companies outside Japan also provide relief supplies to areas affected by natural disasters. At the end of 2016, when heavy rain and flooding caused damage in southern Thailand, Thai Otsuka Pharmaceutical donated 8,000 IV solution packs and about 34,000 bottles of POCARI SWEAT through the National Congress. The group also delivered relief supplies such as IV solutions and POCARI SWEAT to survivors of the 2016 Aceh earthquake in Indonesia.
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Participation in Community Events

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Otsuka Pharmaceutical: Otsuka ren dance groups

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EN Otsuka Pharmaceutical: Hanamaki Festival

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EN Otsuka Pharmaceutical: Volunteers participating in the National Sports Festival held in Iwate

The Otsuka group, with its origins in Tokushima Prefecture, is proud to participate in maintaining exemplary, local cultural activities, such as the Awa Odori, one of the Japan’s largest dance festivals, which has a 400-year tradition. Every year, employees from the Otsuka group participate in the festival by organizing four dance groups, called ren, made up of employees from six group companies. Otsuka employees help promote this traditional festival by participating as both dancers and spectators in this exciting dance.
With its head office in Hanamaki City, EN Otsuka Pharmaceutical has participated every year since 2003 in the splendid Hanamaki Festival, an event dating back four centuries. The company actively participates in other events in Iwate Prefecture, such as the 2016 Iwate National Sports Festival, where employees work as volunteers.
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Forest Conservation Activities such as Tree Planting and Thinning

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Taiho Pharmaceutical: Tokushima Cooperative Forestry Project

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory and Taiho Pharmaceutical have supported the Tokushima Cooperative Forestry Project since 2010 through partnership agreements with Tokushima Prefecture. This project operates under a carbon offset model and funds forest management practices such as forest thinning and tree planting through donations from individuals and through tie-ups with business. As part of the project, a forest conservation event was held at a cooperative forestry site in the village of Sanagouchi, Tokushima Prefecture, in November 2016. Approximately 250 employees, family members and other collaborators participated in forest thinning and tree planting. As of 2016, the total amount of CO2 absorption resulting from these activities was 397 tons.
Otsuka Techno participates in local council meetings and conducts environmental conservation activities in the nearby Naka River basin and its coastal estuary, in Tokushima Prefecture. Company employees participate in tree planting activities organized by the council every November.
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Healthcare Support Activities: Otsuka Welfare Clinic

In 2003, the Otsuka group established the Otsuka Welfare Clinic in Peshawar...

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Sub-Rural Health Center in Myanmar

In Myanmar, births typically occur at home with a midwife in attendance, an...

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Contributing to Communities
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Health Promotion, Disaster Prevention and Relief Activities

The Otsuka group of companies works with communities to engage in health aw...

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Participation in Community Events

The Otsuka group, with its origins in Tokushima Prefecture, is proud to par...

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Forest Conservation Activities such as Tree Planting and Thinning

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory and Taiho Pharmaceutical have supported the T...

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Contributions to Communities outside Japan
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Support for Cancer Patients

Every year since 2000, Astex employees and their families have taken part i...

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Participation in Charity Events

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Delivering Vitamins to Mothers and Children

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Sponsor Workplace Mental Health Initiative

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Improving School Facilities

Thai Otsuka Pharmaceutical, with the participation of 110 employees, donate...

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Providing Hope to Cambodian Children

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Monthly Volunteer Activities on “ION Day”

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SATU HATI Programs in Indonesia

In Indonesia, PT Amerta Indah Otsuka (AIO) has held SATU HATI (One Heart) c...

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Otsuka Museum of Art

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Tokushima Vortis Professional Soccer Team

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Track and Field Program Sponsorship

The Otsuka Pharmaceutical track and field team includes male and female ath...

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Youth Education
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Support Through Education

Since 2007, in Japan, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, Otsuka Chemical, and Taiho Pha...

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Youth Education
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Plant Tours for Students

Otsuka group companies proactively welcome visitors to tour their plants. O...