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Kyushu University The 2nd JAPAN MEDICAL INNOVATION TOUR 2015


The Japan Medical Innovation Tour has been established with the purpose of promoting young medical innovators, who interested in medical innovation in Japan to tour various facilities in Kyushu and the wider area of Japan. In 2015, the Kyushu University, Japan is going to provide sponsor to young researchers from Hong Kong, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Travel expenses and accommodations will be fully covered by Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science.


Tour Itinerary (Tentative)

September 6th 2015 (Sunday)

Arrival in Japan, presentation and welcome party

Stay in Fukuoka

September 7th 2015 (Monday)


①Department of Research and Development of Next Generation Medicine

Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University

②Center for Clinical and Translational Research, Kyushu University

③Center for Advanced Medical Innovation, Kyushu University (Japanese only)

④Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Company (Tosu)


①Sawai Pharmaceutical Company (Iizuka)

Stay in Fukuoka

September 8th 2015 (Tuesday)

<Morning> Travel:Fukuoka→Tokushima

① Taiho Pharma (Tokushima)


①Otsuka pharmaceutical Company (Tokushima)

Travel:Tokushima→Tokyo                Stay in Tokyo

September 9th 2015 (Wednesday)


①PMDA (Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency)



②Herbal Garden, Tsumura Kampo Memorial Museum, Tsumura Co., Ltd.

Travel:Tsukuba→Shiga                   Stay in Shiga

September 10th 2015 (Thursday)


①Santen Pharmaceutical Company (Shiga)




Travel:Kyoto→Kumamoto                Stay in Kumamoto

September 11th 2015 (Friday)


①KAKETSUKEN (Kumamoto)



Presentation & Farewell@Kyushu Univ.

Stay in Fukuoka

September 12th 2015 (Saturday)

Short trip to Dazaifu.                     Stay in Fukuoka

September 13th 2015 (Sunday)

Return to your respective home countries.


Application Procedure

Please fill out the application form, write a short essay and provide two recommendation letters (as described in the application form) and e-mail the documents to the following address:

Frequently asked questions to Japan Medical Innovation Tour

Applications Open: May 8th

Deadline of applications: June 16th

Result notification of the primary selection: June 30th

Skype meeting with promising applicants: July 1st –July 10th

Result notification of the final selection: July 16th

Contact Information

Daisuke Sugiyama, MD, PhD


Center for Advanced Medical Innovation, Kyushu University

3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-Ku, Fukuoka 812-8582 JAPAN

Tel: +81-92-642-6146

Fax: +81-92-642-6146








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