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Okayama, Okayama Pref.

Health Ministers’ Meeting

October 19 to 20, 2019

Developing as a City Where Everyone Can Live Long and Healthy Lives

Okayama leverages its abundant medical resources for community development that enables everyone to live long and healthy lives.

 The city of Okayama, a pleasantly warm region that’s served since long ago as an important hub for domestic transportation, is gaining recognition for its efforts toward sustainable urban development. In 2014 the city hosted the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and has received high praise internationally as a city taking the lead in ESD. Okayama is also known as a city advanced in medical treatment and health due to its plentiful medical resources. It boasts some of the highest rankings in the country for the number of doctors per capita, quality of medical installations, and quality of doctors. Mayor Masao Omori says, “Health is a foundation for building a sustainable city. We are working to create a city environment where it’s easy for everyone to have long and healthy lives and continue living in a place they are accustomed to, even if they need to undergo medical or nursing care.”

 Mayor Omori continues, “Through the Health Ministers’ Meeting, we hope to convey Okayama’s approach to health and medical care as an issue of critical importance, while also sending the message that medical care should be provided under the philosophy of universal health coverage, meaning that everyone should have access to affordable health care services in times of need.”
 

Masao Omori

Mayor of Okayama

Born in Okayama, Okayama Prefecture in 1954. Served as Director General for Disaster Management of the Cabinet Office and as Director-General of the National Spatial Planning and Regional Policy Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Became Mayor of Okayama in October 2013.

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Information & Access

Population : 720,066 (as of April, 2018)
Access by Air : Tokyo (70 min.), Seoul (95 min.), Shanghai (120 min.), Hong Kong (4 hrs.)
*Flight time to Okayama Airport
Access by Train : Osaka (45 min.)

Contact :

The City of Okayama
1-1-1 Daiku, Kita-ku Okayama City 700-8544, JAPAN
TEL: +81-86-803-1422
FAX: +81-86-803-1839

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