Sozosei (Sō-zō-say): Creativity

A catalyst for ideas that nurture
creative solutions for healthier communities.

The Sozosei Foundation was established in 2019 as the philanthropic arm of Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. (OAPI). The name Sozosei means “creativity” in Japanese. Our Japanese heritage is manifest in the Foundation’s fundamental values and day-to-day operations. We are guided by a spirit of “Jissho,” or “proof through execution,” as we employ our unique assets and skills to contribute to the well-being of patients, families, providers, and each other. Thanks to OAPI, we are able to fuse a profound understanding of the healthcare landscape with an equally profound sense of corporate social responsibility to advance our goal of building healthier communities.

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. is an innovative healthcare company that uses cutting-edge technology to address unmet healthcare needs in neuroscience and nephrology. OAPI operates with the philosophy: “We defy limitation, so that others can too.” Since 1973, OAPI has helped patients push past the limitations of their disease and achieve more than they thought possible each day. For more information on OAPI, please visit: www.otsuka.com

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Our Philosophy Focuses Us

Three principles shape the ethos of our philanthropy. To ensure that our giving is meaningful and effective, initiatives must live up to these principles:

1. Community-driven, using a racial equity lens to ensure programs and policies are developed by and for the people they seek to support;

2. Original, taking an innovative and data-driven approach toward problem solving; and

3. Sustainable, cultivating the circumstances and motivation necessary for long-term, self-supported success.

The Sozosei Foundation is pleased to invite eligible organizations to apply for funding to support advocacy efforts of 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that are working to advance national policy solutions to achieve a future where the use of jails and prisons for the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness is eliminated.

“Sozosei Foundation’s First Annual Summit Sets a Course for Decriminalizing Mental Illness in America”