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Vol.42

Early Summer 2020

Innovation and Dedication for a Healthier World

Japanese Experts Driven by a Passion for Saving Lives

A Conqueror of AIDS Confident of Curing the Novel Coronavirus

A Conqueror of AIDS Confident of Curing the Novel Coronavirus

As of mid-May 2020, more than 4.4 million people worldwide have been infected with the novel coronavirus and have come down with COVID-19, over 300,000 of whom have lost their lives. With the race on to develop therapeutics, one scientist is fighting to save lives.

Contributing to Global Health by Fighting Against TB

Contributing to Global Health by Fighting Against TB

Tuberculosis, alongside HIV/AIDS and malaria, is counted as one of the three major infectious diseases. The use of a breakthrough drug developed by a Japanese pharmaceutical company is making its way across the world as part of the quest to conquer the illness, which threatens global health.

Cambodia and Japan to Improve Maternal and Child Healthcare

Cambodia and Japan to Improve Maternal and Child Healthcare

After its civil war ended in 1991, Cambodia desperately needed to improve its maternal and child healthcare to help rebuild the country. Japan was quick to extend assistance, and for over two decades now it has been offering support to ensure both mothers and newborn infants there enjoy healthy lives.

Genome Catalog Opens Up Future of Individualized Cancer Treatment

Genome Catalog Opens Up Future of Individualized Cancer Treatment

The Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes, an international project involving 37 countries, has analyzed entire cancer genomes. Japanese experts participated in the project that has made a major contribution to building a foundation for genomic treatment of cancer.

Cutting-edge Operating Theater Connected by IoT

Cutting-edge Operating Theater Connected by IoT

Previously, surgeons only had their individual skills to rely on. Now that has been transformed by advanced technology in the surgical theater: teamwork is led by Japanese medical science and middleware technology to improve safety.

Vol.42


Early Summer 2020

Vol.42


Early Summer 2020

On April 7, 2020, Prime Minister ABE Shinzo held a press conference regarding the novel coronavirus at the Prime Minister’s Office after declaring a state of emergency.

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