Takeda Pharmaceutical Company LimitedTakeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited announced its official sponsorship of Berlin Marathon 2007 to be held on Sunday September 30, which will expand Takeda's support for marathon to Europe, as Takeda has been sponsoring Hokkaido Marathon in Japan for 13 years while started its sponsorship for The LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon last year.

Berlin Marathon started its history in 1974, and is one of the biggest marathons in terms of number of runners, which is more than 50,000, and is one of "World Marathon Majors".

"We are proud to support the thousands of runners participating in this prestigious Berlin Marathon", said Kunio Takeda, chairman of Takeda. "Our company has 226 years of history, striving to creating superior pharmaceutical products acting always with perseverance and integrity, just as marathon runners' commitment to crossing the finish line."

Takeda's initiatives based on its corporate philosophy include commitment to "contribution to society activities", and the sponsorship for marathons is expected to promote the sport and health of the people worldwide.

About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Located in Osaka, Japan, Takeda 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, http://www.takeda.com.