Japanese Willpower to Save Lives
Pioneers explore new possibilities in medical care
Altruism Moves Research on Infectious Diseases Forward
The world is in the midst of its battle against COVID-19. Japan has an admirable record in research on infectious diseases, such as the discoveries of the plague bacillus (Yersinia pestis) and Shigella. What is the spirit of Japanese research that lives today in Nobel Laureate ŌMURA Satoshi that motivated him to develop anti-parasitic drugs?
Containing the Spread of COVID-19 by Utilizing Tensile Membrane Technology
While the world continues to fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic, Japanese-made tents are playing a pivotal role in preventing further infections in medical settings.
Vibrant SME Unleashes Potential of Microsurgery
A medical device manufacturer in Japan has enabled surgery that had been previously considered impossible by developing the world’s smallest needle. The small company continues making efforts together with physicians to supply quality needles worldwide, thereby saving the lives of patients awaiting treatment.
ES Cells Give Small Lives a Chance for Tomorrow
The National Center for Child Health and Development has successfully performed the world’s first transplant of human ES cell-derived hepatocytes into a human. What is the potential of these cells, which saved a small life, to bring great happiness?
Handy Fetal Monitor Brings Peace of Mind to Mothers
Japan is world-famous for its top-class perinatal care. The prefecture with the lowest maternal and prenatal mortality rate in the country is Kagawa, in western Japan. Now, a company in the very same prefecture has produced a new device and system facilitating safe pregnancies worldwide.
A Prayer of Origami Cranes Comforts Cancer Patients
Radiation oncologist Professor KOMAKI Ritsuko paved the way for proton therapy at one of the leading cancer hospitals in the United States. What is the philosophy behind the medical care that she provides to patients?
Traditional Wisdom and Technology Thriving in Modern Life
Experience the Ainu World, Living in Harmony with Nature
Innovating Paper to Reduce Plastic Waste
GRASSROOTS AMBASSADOR: Japanese Individuals Contributing Worldwide
Becoming One with the Music, She Reaches Out to Audiences’ Hearts
GRASSROOTS AMBASSADOR: Friends of Japan
A Canadian Knife-Shop Owner Inspires Japanese Craftsmanship
GRASSROOTS AMBASSADOR: The JET Programme
Ethiopian Marathon Hero Coaches Youth Athletes
Prime Minister ABE Shinzo attended the Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) via video conference on April 14, 2020. In the meeting, discussions were held about the economic conditions of each participating country and preventive measures against the spread of the infection.