Governor’s Message

 

Winter is approaching and the days are getting shorter. It is time to review this year and think about the next one.

It is regrettable that we had to give up the annual chapter meeting (Kyoto) in June due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was a pity too that the IM meeting 2020 (LA) in April was cancelled and the fall meeting of Board of Governors (Savannah, GA) in October was changed to a virtual meeting.

I am thankful for our chapter members who have dedicated themselves to their patients and the society in the difficult time of pandemic. I am also thankful for our advisory council and committees who have been busy with the work of our chapter.

I’d like to take the opportunity to congratulate Keijiro Saku, MD, MACP, on his election to Mastership in the College. Dr. Saku, the President of Fukuoka University, was a person of distinguished service in the beginning period of our chapter.

Also congratulations to the new fellows for 2020: Tadashi Matsumura (March), Kazuaki Jindai, Takashi Matono (July), Tomohito Gohda, Mitsushige Nishimura, Eiichiro Sando, Kazutomo Sawai, Ryoma Tanaka, Ryusuke Yoshimi, Yuki Kataoka (September), Naoko Iwasaki, Yoshitsugu Obi, Kazuhiro Takahashi, and Yoshitaka Tomoda (November). Congratulations to all! Dr. Naoko Iwasaki was elected directly upon nomination by the Governor with a help from Women’s Committee (chair: Noriko Yamamoto) in response to a new College initiative to appropriately recognize outstanding women members.

In closing – I am amazed at what we can do with technology, such as meetings through Zoom and other platforms. There are so many events with this technology in 2021. In February, the first Asian chapters’ conference in virtual style, the Asian ACPCON 2021, will be hosted by India chapter. The IM meeting 2021 during April 29th to May 1st will go virtual too, and we are also planning to hold a hybrid or virtual chapter meeting in June. So please stay tuned!

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or suggestions. I wish you a peaceful holiday season.

Yours,

Kenji  Maeda

New Member of Student Committee

Committee: Student Committee

Job Title: –

Name: Yuka Iijima

Degree: MBBS

Institution: Fudan University

Division/Department: Faculty of Medicine

Hobby: Ballroom Dance, Flower Arrangement, Reading Books

Message: I would like to be an international physician who can make a difference to public health.

New Member of Student Committee

Committee: Student Committee

Job Title: –

Name: Naoki Harada

Degree: –

Institution: Juntendo University

Division/Department: Faculty of Medicine

Hobby: Traveling

Message: I have had a strong interest in medicine, especially the heart is the part of the body I find most fascinating.

New Member of Public Relations Committee

Committee: Public Relations Committee

Job Title: Assistant Professor

Name: Yasuyuki Arai

Degree: MD, PhD

Institution: Kyoto University

Division/Department: Department of Hematology

Hobby: Travelling

Message: Hope to be a good connector between ACP Japan and ACP global.

New Member of Public Relations Committee

Committee: Public Relations Committee

Job Title: –

Name: Hiroshi Sugimoto

Degree: MD

Institution: Kobe Red Cross Hospital

Division/Department: Department of Respiratory Medicine

Hobby: Mountain trekking

Message: To cure sometimes, to relieve often, and to comfort always.

New Member of Student Committee

Committee: Student Committee

Job Title: –

Name: Kazuki Nakanishi

Degree: –

Institution: The University of Tokyo

Division/Department: Faculty of Medicine

Hobby: Caruta, Cheese, Coffee

Message: happy to be here.

New Member of Student Committee

Committee: Student Committee

Job Title: –

Name: Junna Iwata

Degree: –

Institution: Keio University

Division/Department: School of Medicine

Hobby: Traveling

Message: “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.”

I’m still an undergraduate student, but I’d be glad to work hard as a member of ACP.

New Member of Resident/Fellow Committee

Committee: Resident/Fellow Committee

Job Title: Resident

Name: Sayaka Aoyama

Degree: –

Institution: Mitokyodo General hospital

Division/Department: –

Hobby: Music, Cooking

Message: I do my best. 🙂

My motto is ”Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were live forever” by Mahatma Gandhi.

New Member of Resident/Fellow Committee

Committee: Resident/Fellow Committee

Job Title: Japanese Fellow

Name: Shota Obata

Degree: MD

Institution: United States Navy Hospital in Okinawa

Division/Department: –

Hobby: Ice hockey

Message: あまり、委員会などに参加したことがないので、自分の殻を破って積極的に参加していきたいです。

New Member of Resident/Fellow Committee

Committee: Resident/Fellow Committee

Job Title: Medical student

Name: Rika Terashima

Degree: –

Institution: Gunma University

Division/Department: School of Medicine

Hobby: Traveling

Message: “Chance favors the prepared mind.”