Ambassadors

Yasuo Ikeda, M.D.

Professor at Waseda University's Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, in the Department of Life Science and Medical Bioscience. Professor Emeritus at Keio University.
Successfully held the Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) in Kyoto in 2011, despite the event taking place soon after the Great East Japan Earthquake. About 6,000 participants attended. Dr. Ikeda received the 2011 IAPCO Award for his achievements.

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Takashi Onishi, Ph.D.

President of the Science Council of Japan. Guest Professor at the Graduate School of Media Governance, Keio University.
A specialist in city and regional planning. A member and chairperson of government committees involved in city and regional planning, as well as regional socio-economic development.

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Robert Y. Osamura, M.D., Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Diagnostic Pathology at the International University of Health and Welfare. Professor Emeritus at Tokai University and President-Elect of the International Academy of Cytology.
His vigorous lobbying led to a successful bid for the 2016 19th International Congress of Cytology (around 5000 participants expected, to be hosted in Yokohama).

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Tadashi Kimura, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Osaka University's Graduate School of Medicine, and Vice Director of the associated hospital. Specialist in reproductive medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology and gynaecologic oncology. Represents the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (JSOG) on the board of the Federation of International Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and on the council of the Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AOFOG).
Awarded honours by organizations including the Japan Endocrine Society and the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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Hiroshi Komiyama, Ph.D.

Chairman of the Institute of Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. and President Emeritus of the University of Tokyo. President of Platinum Society Network. A specialist in chemical engineering and global environmental engineering.
Became President Emeritus of the University of Tokyo in April 2009 after completing his four-year stint as president.
Author of Beyond the Limits to Growth (Springer, 2014) and many other works.

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Hidehiro Mizusawa, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Chairman of the Tokyo Medical and Dental University's Graduate School of Medical and Dental Science. President and CEO of the Japanese Society of Neurology.
Successfully bid for the 2017 XXIII World Congress of Neurology (around 7000 participants expected, to be hosted in Kyoto). Leader of Field E within the Ministry of Education's Strategic Research Program for Brain Sciences (SRPBS), Primary Investigator in Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology, and Chairman of the Japanese Health Ministry's research group on Prion Disease.

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Teruo Miyazawa, Ph.D.

Professor of the Food and Biodynamic Chemistry Laboratory, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, and Project Leader and Professor of the New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, at Tohoku University. President of the Japan Society of Nutrition and Food Science, and a council member of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences. President of the International Maillard Research Society, and of the Japan Society of Lipid Peroxide Biology and Medicine. An executive council member of the Federation of Asian Nutrition Societies. Related coming events include the 2015 12th Asian Congress of Nutrition (4000 participants expected in Yokohama), and the 2021 22nd International Congress of Nutrition (5000 participants expected in Tokyo).

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Taiga Yamaya, Ph.D.

Team Leader of the Imaging Physics Team in the Molecular Imaging Center at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences.
In 2012, won the 1st Prize for the Gottfried Wagener at the German Innovation Awards.

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