Social Contribution Activities
We use our expertise in the fields of pharmaceuticals and healthcare to play a part in creating a society in which people of all ages can enjoy healthy and fulfilling lives.
Donations to the Japan Cancer Society
Nihon Chouzai pharmacies regularly assist people battling cancer by helping them use drugs properly and providing support for treatments. Some pharmacies are located at hospitals specializing in treating cancer, including the National Cancer Center Central Hospital (the Tsukiji Pharmacy) and the National Cancer Center East Hospital (the Kashiwanoha Koen Pharmacy).
Assistance for Great East Japan Earthquake Victims at the Futaba Pharmacy
One month after the earthquake and tsunami, Nihon Chouzai opened a medication consultation desk to actively provide drug information at the temporary housing facility in Kazo city, Saitama prefecture for residents of Futaba-machi, which is in the evacuation zone of the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident. This desk served people who used the Nihon Chouzai Futaba Pharmacy, which had to close.
Nihon Chouzai used back-up data stored at its head office to serve the large number of customers who used Nihon Chouzai pharmacies in disaster-affected areas as well as to answer questions about these people from medical institutions at evacuation sites. Customers told us that they were worried because they didn’t remember what drugs they were taking and that they appreciated receiving information about the drugs they were using before this disaster.
Programs for Children
Elementary School Lessons about Medicine
Workplace Visit for Junior High School Students
Dementia Support Activities
Dementia support is an important issue in Japan as the population ages dementia patients increase. As one way to be a responsible member of the community, Nihon Chouzai believes that training dementia supporters who have a proper understanding of dementia along with the skills to provide support to patients and their family members are necessary.
Giving knowledge about dementia to not only people at pharmacies who are in frequent contact with older people and individuals suffering from dementia but also those in administrative positions is another important goal of dementia support seminars in order to fulfill the group’s roles in regional healthcare services.
Aid for Victims of July 2018 Rain and Flooding
Communities receiving aid: Mabicho, Kurashiki, Okayama and the cities of Ozu and Seiyo in Ehime
Aid: 884 cases (21,216 bottles) of rehydration beverages for the prevention of heat stroke
The beverages were distributed on July 13, 14 and 17, 2018.
Support for International Pharmaceutical Student Symposiums
This symposium is held every year by all of the countries belonging to the Asia-Pacific section of the International Pharmaceutical Students Federation to facilitate interaction among students in many countries. APS-Japan was responsible for the 2018 symposium.
There were about 400 participants from Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and other Asian countries and about 100 students from Japan. Seminars, workshops, research presentations using posters and many other activities took place during the seven-day symposium.
A Nihon Chouzai pharmacist who has worked in the United States gave a presentation and Nihon Chouzai participated in selecting workshop themes and holding workshops to support the international interaction of pharmaceutical students.