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2014-03-21 23:21:51

Japan’s largest religion, Buddhism, has played a major role in developing tourism in Japan. Recently, the Japan National Tourism Organization guided travel editorial professionals to some of Japan’s popular destinations and showed how Buddhism created the surroundings of the tourism industry. (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 While the number of US travelers to Japan remains high, Japan National Tourism Organization organized a lecture about the connection of Buddhism to the Japanese tourism...

2014-03-10 08:30:23

Company Appoints New Executive Leaders WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Eisai Co., Ltd., today announced the appointments of Yuji Matsue as chairman and chief executive officer and Shaji Procida as president and chief operating officer, effective April 1, 2014. Mr. Matsue and Ms. Procida succeed current President and CEO Lonnel Coats, who will be retiring from Eisai in June 2014 after 18 years. Over the next few months,...

2014-02-28 00:21:21

TOKYO, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Niwano Peace Foundation will award the 31st Niwano Peace Prize to Ms. Dena Merriam, founder and leader of the Global Peace Initiative of Women, in recognition of her contributions to humankind in the search for wisdom and for a more just and sustainable world. An award presentation ceremony will take place in Tokyo on May 16. In addition to an award certificate, Ms. Merriam will receive a medal and 20 million yen. A trailblazer in the...

2014-01-27 00:20:24

TOKYO, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In his annual peace proposal, "Value Creation for Global Change: Building Resilient and Sustainable Societies," released on January 26, Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, calls for increased regional cooperation in response to extreme weather events and natural disasters. He also proposes a comprehensive program of global citizenship education and the holding of a youth summit on nuclear...

2013-10-15 08:33:08

BELVIQ® Sales Force to Double in Size by December 2013 WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. announced today that, as part of its long-term marketing strategy, the company will expand its sales force by adding more than 200 new contract sales representatives to its Specialty Business Unit. The representatives will focus on educating healthcare providers in the United States about BELVIQ(®), and will bring the total sales force to approximately 400 by December,...

2013-08-15 08:28:32

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. announced today the launch of a new website to provide employers with an educational resource for information about obesity management. The website, "Closing the Gap: Obesity Management for Employers," can be accessed at http://ctgobesity.com/. "We know from our research that most employers consider obesity to be a top employee health challenge," said Dave Martin, Vice President of Managed Markets, Value and Access for...

2013-05-16 12:30:24

Will Lead Commercial Strategy for Eisai's Subsidiary in Mexico WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc., the U.S. pharmaceutical subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd., today announces the appointment of Ricardo Gonzalez Balboa to the position of General Manager, Eisai Laboratorios, S. de R.L. de C.V. (Eisai Mexico), a direct subsidiary of Eisai Inc. In this position, Mr. Gonzalez Balboa will further develop and implement the company's commercial strategy in Mexico....

2013-04-25 04:20:15

GENEVA, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 23, the results of an international survey on attitudes towards nuclear weapons carried out by youth members of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist group were released at the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG) during the Second Session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference. At a time when the international community is starting to focus on the inhumane nature of nuclear...

2013-04-11 08:29:51

Newly Created Position to Strengthen Clinical Research WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc., the U.S. pharmaceutical subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd., today announces the immediate appointment of Lynn Kramer, MD, to the newly created position of chief clinical officer of Eisai Product Creation Systems. In this role, Dr. Kramer will be responsible for the approval of protocol designs of pivotal studies to achieve timely regulatory approval of competitive labels...

2013-03-13 08:20:13

TOKYO, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The anti-nuclear weapons exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Toward a World Free From Nuclear Weapons," created by Buddhist association Soka Gakkai International (SGI), opened on March 12 for the first time in the Middle East at the Bahrain National Museum in Manama. This exhibition, jointly presented by SGI and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), and shown in Arabic for the first time, highlights the...