Japan Kidney Disease Association, AstraZeneca, new commercial to start airing on Monday, October 3-New efforts to raise awareness of chronic kidney disease, actress Rei Dan appointed for commercial-
NPO Japan Kidney Association (Location: Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo; President: Naoki Kashiwabara; hereinafter, Japan Kidney Association) and AstraZeneca Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kita-ku, Osaka; President: Takashi Horii; Zeneka) will start broadcasting a commercial featuring actress Rei Dan from October 3rd (Monday) as part of its efforts to raise awareness of chronic kidney disease.
Efforts to date for chronic kidney disease and new commercials On World Kidney Day, March 10, 2022, the NPO Japan Kidney Disease Association and AstraZeneca signed a “Comprehensive Partnership Agreement” regarding collaboration and cooperation for efforts to overcome kidney disease. The purpose of this agreement is to contribute to the further health promotion of the Japanese people by collaborating with the NPO Japan Kidney Association and AstraZeneca to make efforts to overcome kidney disease.
Chronic kidney disease is said to be one of the new national diseases, in which the kidneys are damaged for some reason, and the ability to filter blood is reduced, or proteinuria occurs. However, chronic kidney disease can be prevented from becoming severe by early intervention.
The purpose of this new commercial is to make people aware of the importance of early diagnosis of chronic kidney disease. In addition, in order to draw attention to the GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate) value, which is an important indicator of chronic kidney disease, we are sending out the message “If you have a GFR value of 59 or less, please consult a doctor.” Actress Rei Dan has appeared as an ambassador for this activity so that the message can reach more people.
“Chronic kidney disease without subjective symptoms.”
“But also in the silent organ kidney”
“I had a voice that could come out.”
“Listen to the checklist.”
Rei Dan CM interview
Q. You were appointed as an Ambassador for Chronic Kidney Disease Awareness. Did you know that there is a disease called Chronic Kidney Disease?
A. I didn’t know about chronic kidney disease until I became an enlightenment ambassador. Since it is a kidney disease called the “silent organ,” I felt that I needed to think about it again. Q.Is there anything you have devised in terms of health examinations, complete physical examinations, and methods for early detection of illness?
A. Not only do I have regular check-ups, but I ask doctors about words and numbers that I don’t understand, and I look at the test sheets carefully myself.
Q. Please tell us about your enthusiasm for being appointed as a Chronic Kidney Disease Awareness Ambassador.
A. I heard that many people are suffering from chronic kidney disease, so much that it is said to be a “new national disease.” It is now said that we live in an age of 100 years. In order to enjoy a healthy and active life, it is very important to take care of your physical condition on a daily basis. I would start by talking to your doctor. If you can start from there, I think you can live a happy and bright life every day. Let’s do our best together.
“Chronic kidney disease awareness” TV commercial
・ Appearance: Rei Dan
・ Broadcast start date: October 3, 2022 (Monday) ~
・ Broadcast area: 10 areas nationwide including Kanto, Kansai, Chukyo, Hokkaido, Fukuoka, etc.
・Web URL: https://www.gfr-jinzou.jp
About chronic kidney disease
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a severe, progressive disease associated with decreased kidney function (decreased eGFR and/or changes in indicators suggestive of kidney damage persisting for more than 3 months). is defined). The most common causative diseases that develop CKD are diabetes, hypertension, and chronic
glomerulonephritis. CKD has a high prevalence and is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events leading to heart failure and premature death. The most serious form of CKD is called end-stage renal disease (ESKD), in which kidney damage and deterioration of kidney function progresses to the point where dialysis therapy or a kidney transplant is required. However, many patients with CKD die from cardiovascular causes before they develop ESKD.
Rei Dan Profile
In 1992, he joined the Takarazuka Revue. Since 1999, she has been the top daughter of the Moon Troupe, and since 2003, she has been the top daughter of the Star Troupe. Left in 2005.
In 2006, she made a brilliant screen debut as the heroine Kayo Mimura in “Bushi no Ichibu” directed by Yoji Yamada, and won numerous awards including the 30th Japan Academy Award for Best Actress.
This year in 2022, the first starring movie “Sun and Bolero” and “Silence Parade” will also be released.
About NPO Japan Kidney Disease Association
The Japan Kidney Association is an organization established to overcome kidney disease in cooperation with medical professionals, citizens, related companies, and governments. “Kidney Research Initiative-Japan (KRI-J)” is a platform for dissemination and enlightenment of kidney disease, construction of a medical cooperation system, operation of a kidney disease educator system, cooperation with patient associations, and cooperation between academia, related companies, governments, etc. )” and other businesses. In the nephrology field, we are striving to create an environment where people can enjoy the benefits of high-quality medical care anywhere in Japan. Please see https://j-ka.or.jp/ for the Japan Kidney
AstraZeneca is a science-driven global biopharmaceutical company with a focus on biopharmaceuticals consisting of oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular, renal and metabolic diseases, respiratory and immunological diseases and vaccines and immunotherapies. Engaged in drug discovery, development, manufacturing, marketing and sales activities for pharmaceuticals. Based in Cambridge, UK, we operate in over 100 countries and our innovative medicines are used by millions of patients around the world. For more information, visit
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