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About Astellas


“Astellas” expresses the idea of “aspired stars” and “advanced stars” based on the Latin “stella”, Greek “aster”, and English “stellar”, which all refer to “stars”.  “Astellas” also sounds like in Japanese “a-su wo te-ra-su” which means “to shine on tomorrow”.  The name of the Company signifies our aim to deliver hope for the future to all those who wish for good health through our state-of-art pharmaceuticals, and to develop into a global, mega pharmaceutical company that originated in Japan.  We take pride in this name as one that will always be familiar to our customers and shareholders for many years to come.

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