The National Institute of Public Health of Japan (国立保健医療科学院, Kokuritsu Hoken-Iryō Kagakuin) is a government research and training organization charged with improving public health in Japan.
The institute was established in 2002 as part of a reorganization of national health organizations. It integrates the former Institute of Public Health, the former National Institute of Health Services Management, and part of the Department of Oral Science from the National Institute of Infectious Disease. It is located in the city of Wakō in Saitama Prefecture.
The mission of the institute is to train professionals working in the fields of public health, environmental hygiene, and social welfare, and to conduct research in those areas. It is divided into 15 research and education departments, and houses an information center that distributes periodic bulletins to more than 2000 institutions in Japan and overseas.
In 2005, about 4,300 trainees attended educational programs at the institute.
The former building of the institute was designed by architect Yoshikazu Uchida and was built in the Shirokanedai district of Tokyo with financial assistance from the American Rockefeller Foundation. It has been designated a historic structure by the Architectural Institute of Japan in 1982. The building was abandoned long time after the institute's moving, but Minato Ward bought in 2009 and renovated in 2018 as a complex including museum of local history, home palliative service station, after-school children's day-care center, and child care consulting office.
Kasumigaseki is a district in Chiyoda Ward in Tokyo, Japan. It is the location of most of Japan's cabinet ministry offices. The name is often used as a metonym for the Japanese government bureaucracy, as opposed to Nagatachō, which refers to the elected government or the legislative branch. Kasumigaseki Station was one of the stations affected during the Tokyo subway sarin attack.
Minato is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. It is also called Minato City in English.
Tokyo Institute of Technology is a national research university located in Greater Tokyo Area, Japan. Tokyo Tech is the largest institution for higher education in Japan dedicated to science and technology, and is generally considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in Japan.
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare is a cabinet level ministry of the Japanese government. It is commonly known as Kōrō-shō (厚労省) in Japan. The ministry provides services on health, labour and welfare.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, abbreviated MLIT, is a ministry of the Japanese government. It is responsible for one-third of all the laws and orders in Japan, and is the largest Japanese ministry in terms of employees, as well as the second-largest executive agency of the Japanese government after the Ministry of Defense. The ministry oversees four external agencies including the Japan Coast Guard and the Japan Tourism Agency.
Riken is a large scientific research institute in Japan. Founded in 1917, it now has about 3,000 scientists on seven campuses across Japan, including the main site at Wakō, Saitama Prefecture, just outside Tokyo. Riken is a Designated National Research and Development Institute, and was formerly an Independent Administrative Institution.
Gotanda (五反田) is a busy district in the Shinagawa ward of Tokyo, Japan. The district straddles the Meguro River, and is located between the Meguro and Ōsaki stations on the JR Yamanote Line.
Tokai University is a private university founded by Dr. Shigeyoshi Matsumae with its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.
Takanawa (高輪) is a neighborhood in Minato, Tokyo, Japan.
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The Institute of Medical Science is an ancillary establishment of Tokyo University. It succeeded the Institute of Infectious Diseases established in 1892 and is the foremost institute for medical and bioscience research in Japan.
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Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, abbreviated as Kaiyodai, is a national university in Japan. The main campus is located in Minato, Tokyo and another campus is in Kōtō, Tokyo.
Central Institute for Experimental Animals (CIEA) (実験動物中央研究所) is a research center for experimental animals in Japan. It was founded by Tatsuji Nomura in 1952 with the mission of improving the level of biomedical research.
The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, or GRIPS, is an elite and highly selective research graduate school located in Minato, Tokyo. Funded by the Japanese Government, it has the status of national university. It is also one of Asia's leading think tanks of policy scholars and social scientists focused on policy studies. It offers programs in security and international affairs, diplomacy, international development studies, economics, political science, disaster studies, and science and technology policies, among others.
Kitasato University is a private medical university headquartered in Shirokane, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. The head of the university is on the Shirokane campus, neighboring the original Kitasato Institute, the first private medical research facility in Japan which was the starting point for the university in its present form. Kitasato University is ranked by Times Higher Education among the 350 best universities in Asia.
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Riken Brain Science Institute, often abbreviated as Riken-BSI and now Riken Centre for Brain Science, is a non-profit research institute focusing on neuroscience located in Wakō city, Saitama Prefecture in the greater Tokyo area, Japan. It was established to lead the field of neuroscience in 1997 as one of the institutes in Riken. The current director is Yasushi Miyashita.