October - December 2007
November 20, 2007
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Osaka, Japan, November 20, 2007 – Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, (“Takeda”) announced today its official sponsorship of Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship (“Fukuoka Marathon”) 2007 to be held on Sunday December 2. The Fukuoka Marathon is a historic marathon race established in 1947 and one of the three major men’s races in Japan along with the Tokyo Marathon and The Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon. This forthcoming race is drawing attention inside and outside Japan, as it is one of the Japan’s qualifying events for the men’s marathon race at the Beijing Olympic Games in August, 2008.
Takeda has placed “contribution to society activities” as an important element for its business activities based on its mission, “striving toward better health for individuals and progress in medicine by developing superior pharmaceutical products”. Marathon sponsorships represent Takeda’s initiative to promote the sports and health of the people worldwide.
“It is our pleasure to expand our sponsorships to include the prestigious Fukuoka Marathon while we have been supporting the races of the Hokkaido Marathon, the Chicago Marathon and the Berlin Marathon,” said Kunio Takeda, chairman of Takeda. “We are proud to support the thousands of runners who are committed to crossing the finish line, as we believe a marathon race shares a common spirit of Takeda-ism, namely contributing to society through our determination to continue expanding the business of creating medicines by corporate activities based on integrity throughout its 226 years of services.”
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Takeda, located in Osaka, Japan, is a research-based global company with its main focus on pharmaceuticals. As the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan, and one of the global leaders of the industry, Takeda is committed to striving toward better health for individuals and progress in medicine by developing superior pharmaceutical products. Additional information about Takeda is available through its corporate website, www.takeda.com.
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