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Dr. Yoshihisa YAMANE
President, Japan Veterinary Medical Association
President, Animal Clinical Research Foundation
Doctor of Medicine (Okayama University, 1979)
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Azabu University, 1985)

Dr. Yamane was born in Tottori Prefecture, Japan in 1943. He graduated from the Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Agriculture, Tottori University in 1968. He initially worked at the Okayama Prefecture Federated Agricultural Mutual Aid Association and then, in 1970, founded Yamane Animal Hospital to treat small, medium and large size animals. Between 1971~1979 he conducted artificial organ research at the Rehabilitation Medical Section of Hot Spring Research Center, and received his doctorate in medicine. Following his research on cardiomyopathy in cats at Azabu University he gained a doctorate in veterinary medicine. In 1991, he was appointed President and Center Chief of the Animal Clinical Research Foundation carrying out veterinary medicine research and activities to promote education and knowledge to improve veterinarian medical skills and technology. From 1994~2009 he held a professorship at the Veterinary Surgery Class, Department of Veterinarian Medicine, Faculty of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (currently he is an Honorary Professor of the University). Since his assumption of office as President of the Japan Veterinary Medical Association in 2005, he has held several prominent posts at a national level including ‘Chairman of the Committee on Veterinary Services Planning, Veterinary Affairs Council’ and ‘Chairman of the Foot and Mouth Disease Inspection Committee’ as well as being a liaison specialist to the Science Council of Japan. He is an active voice on several issues related to veterinary medicine and a leading authority in his profession.

Mr.Ryuichi YOKOYAMA
Director, Hyogo Veterinary Medical Association

Date of Birth: November 6, 1948

1971, March: Graduated from the Department of Veterinary Medicine, Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology
1973, November: Founded Asagiri General Veterinary Hospital

Current Posts:
Chairman, Hyogo Veterinary Medical Association
Director, Asagiri General Veterinary Hospital
Advisor, GIA Hyogo Veterinary Medicinal Association
Director, PIIA Hyogo Prefectural Livestock Association

Awards
2007: Hyogo Prefecture Award of Merit
2008: Spring Medal of Honor, Medal with Yellow Ribbon

 

Mr.Katsumoto NAKAJIMA,
Chairman,Veterinary Association of Kobe City

Name Katsumoto NAKAJIMA
19 June 1955 Born (current age: 56). Originally from Tochigi Prefecture, (single).
1978 Graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine of Azabu University
1982  Established Nakajima Animal Hospital in Nakamichi 2-Chome, Hyogo-ku, Kobe) 
1995 Suffered damage when his home was totally burned down and his hospital totally destroyed in the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake
1995 Began activities as Chairman of the Matsumoto District Town Planning Council and subsequently served as Director General of the Joint Association of Kobe Town Planning Councils and as a member of a number of councils organized by Kobe City and Hyogo Prefecture. Also presently a member of the Kobe City Policy Recommendation Council, the Committee for Creating a Long-Term Vision for Hyogo Prefecture, the Kobe City Infectious Diseases Task Force, the Hyogo Prefecture Animal Protection and Management Promotion Committee, and others.
2009 Re-established Nakajima Animal Hospital in Shinkaichi, Hyogo-ku, Kobe
Residing in Chuo-ku, Kobe
2010 Assumed the post of Chairman of the Veterinary Association of Kobe City (present position)

Mr.Minao Murabayashi,
Nestlé Japan Limited Nestlé Purina PetCare

Name: Minao Murabayashi
Position: Nestlé Japan Limited Nestlé Purina PetCare Company President
Date of birth: June 29, 1951 (born in Hyogo)
Nationality: Japanese
Education: Graduated from the Faculty of Economics at Osaka University of Economics (1974)
Work experience:
1988 Yokohama Sales Office Manager
1998 Sapporo Branch Office Manager
2000 Tokyo Branch Office Manager
2003 Nestlé Purina PetCare Co., Ltd. Sales Division Manager
2010~present Current position

Hobbies: Watching movies, travel, golf
Family: Wife and 3 children


Mr.Yoshio Koshimura,
Chairman,Japan Pet Food Association 

Chairman, Japan Pet Food Association
Chairman, Pet Food Fair Trade Association
Chairman, Hill’s Pet Nutrition Asia-Pacific, Japan Branch
Director, Japanese Society of Pet Animal Nutrition

June 1978 Joined Colgate-Palmolive Japan, Ltd. 
Launched Japan operations of Hill’s pet food business for dogs and cats.
January 1987   Appointed as Representative Director
May 2009 Appointed as Chairman for both the Japan Pet Food Association and Pet Food Fair Trade Association
January 2010 Appointed as Chairman of Hill’s Pet Nutrition Asia-Pacific, Japan Branch
May 2011 Re-appointed as Chairman of both the Japan Pet Food Association and Pet Food Fair Trade Association

Kayoko TOMINAGA (Ms.)
Chairperson, Public Interest Incorporated Association Knots

Born in Nagasaki city, Japan.
Graduated from Faculty of Economics, Nagasaki University
President, TOMINAGA LINK LLC
Board Member, Keirinkai Cooperation (Alumni Association of Faculty of Economics, Nagasaki University)

After obtaining her Pet Care Advisor certification, and following the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake of 1995, Ms. Tominaga became a member of the Hyogo Pet Care Advisor Association. She led her colleagues to later set up the non-profit organization “Knots” which started in May 2000. 10 years later ‘Knots’ was re-designated a ‘Public Interest Association’ (Nov 12, 2010) by the Japanese Government. Inherent in its name, Knots works to ‘bind together’ the strengths of individual specialists, citizens, authorities, and others to help transform society into a happier environment for all animals (including people) through more harmonious forms of coexistence.

Other Activities / Service:
– Wildlife Management and Planning Committee of Hyogo Prefecture (2003 & 2004)
-Committee on Countermeasure to Invasive Spaces in Hyogo Prefecture (2004)
-Wildlife Management Committee of Hyogo Prefecture (Dec 9. 2005 ~ Mar 31. 2007)
-Lecturer at Faculty of Economics, Nagasaki University (Oct 1. 2010 ~ Mar 31. 2011)

・Joint work “Beings in Hyogo” (Published by Kobe Shinbun Sogo Publishing Center)
・Contribution ”Chikyu-jin” No.9 2006 (Published by Being Net Press)


Keynote Speech

Mr.Shigeru Katamine, MD, PhD
President of Nagasaki University

Professor Katamine graduated from Nagasaki University School of Medicine in 1976, and was granted his PhD by Tohoku University in 1982. Since 1984, when he first began his tenure at Nagasaki University, he has actively participated in education and research within the field of Virology. During his research career, he spent 3 years (1985-1988) at the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland in the USA to study modern life sciences. His special research interests have been human retroviruses and prion infectious agents. His scientific contributions have been published in several highly influential Journals including The Lancet, Nature, Science, and others.
From 2002 he joined the administrative office of Nagasaki University as Vice-President and in 2008 he was elected President.


Adviser

Mr.Takashi UEMURA
Professor,Shijonawate Gakuen University

Takashi UEMURA was born in Osaka in 1940 and graduated from the Department of Veterinary Science, School of Agriculture, Osaka Prefecture University in 1963. He then read Veterinary Microbiology at Post-Graduate school after which he worked as an Assistant Professor in a Veterinary Public Health Laboratory. Later he became a lecturer, Associate Professor then Professor until his retirement. During that time, he was Visiting Researcher at the University of California Davis and also at the Norwegian Food Research Laboratories.
 
Past Academic Activities include:
-Board Director / Councilor for several societies and associations including The Japanese Society of Veterinary Public Health 

-Vice-Chair (3 years), Chair (6 years) of the Food Hygienic Society of Japan,

Present Academic Activities:
-Professor Emeritus, Osaka Prefecture University
-Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Shijonawate Gakuen University

-Visiting Professor, Azabu University
-Visiting Professor, Stamford University Bangladesh
-Co-Chair, Bangladesh-Japan Association of Science and Technology
 
Social Activities include:
-Probation Officer for the Ministry of Justice (Special service)
-Member of the Anti-Zoonosis Committee (Higashi-Osaka City)
-Member of the Food Safety and Food Education Committee (Hyogo Prefecture),
 
Awards & Recognition include:
-1980: The Food Hygienics Society of Japan, Encouragement Prize
-2001: Ministry of General Affairs Award

-2002: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery Award

-2008: Japan Veterinary Medical Association Award
-2011: Visudhananda Peace Gold Award (Bangladesh)
-2011: Governor of Osaka Prefecture Award

 

Ms.Hiroko SHIBANAI
Director, Akasaka Animal Hospital
Advisor, Japanese Animal Hospital Association

1935 Born in Tokyo
1959 Graduated Nihon University
Department of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
Researcher in Department’s related Domestic Animals Hospital until 1961
1961 Isotope Laboratory Assistant in the above organization until 1963
1963 Founded Akasaka Animal Hospital, assumed Directorship
1985 4th President of the Japan Animal Hospital Association (JAHA)
1987 1st Committee Chair of the Japanese Animal Hospital Association (JAHA)
CAPP (Companion Animal Partnership Program)
1993 Founding member and Supervisor (Education Wing),
Nagano Prefecture Animal Care Protection Centre
1994 Committee Member IAHAIO Project
1996 Founding member and Supervisor of Education
Nagano Animal Welfare Centre
1996 Committee Member, Dog Registrations Project,
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
1997 Committee Member, Tokyo Animal Care Committee
1999 Committee Member, Living with Pets Committee,
Urban Development Corporation (Tokyo branch)
2000 Committee Member, Considering Life with Pets Committee,
Urban Development Corporation (Headquarters)
Board Member, NPO Japan Assistance Dog Academy
2001 Branch Member, Urban Development Corporation, Kanagawa branch
2002 Committee Member, Basic Policies Committee,
Niigata Prefecture Animal Care Facility
2003 -Drafting Team Member, Trainers for Assistance Dogs Training Curriculum,
Ministry of Health, Labour & Welfare.
-Committee Member, Preparatory Committee on Authorization Laws for Rearing Service Dogs, Ministry of Health, Labour & Welfare.
-Committee Member, Public Housing Permitting Pets Research Committee,
Urban Development Corporation
2004 Infrastructure Organizing Member, Shimonoseki Animal Care Centre

Current Posts
-Director, Akasaka Animal Hospital
-Advisor, Japanese Animal Hospital Association (JAHA)
-Member, CAPP Jury for Certifying Animals (JAHA)
-Inspector, Japan Hearing Dog Association
-Board Member, Society for the Study of Human Animal Relations
-Member, Steering Committee, Nagano Prefecture Animal Care Protection Center
-Committee Member, Sendai City Animal Care Convention (Association)
-Advisor, Societe Franco-Japonaise des Science Veterinaires
-Board Member, Japanese Society of Service Dog Research (JSSDR)
-Inspector and Papers Setter for Exam Certifications, NPO, Japan Association for Promoting Harmonization Between People and Pets (HAPP)

Publications (in Japanese)
NHK Publishing: ‘Shumi Hyakka (Hobbies)’ How to Keep Good Company with Dogs
NHK Publishing: Textbooks – “Cats are Friendly” and “Life with a Dog”
Kodansha Ltd.: “How to Rear and Discipline Dogs from now on”
Natsumesha Co., Ltd: “A Book for Understanding Dog Feelings” (Supervision)
Takahashi Shoten Co., Ltd: “How to discipline a new dog” and “A Puppy is Coming”, etc
Kodansha Ltd.: “Big Mystery about Cats”, etc.
Iwanami Shoten Publishers: Iwanami Booklet #568 “Living with Cats and Dogs in Cities”
Gakken: “My Dog is Motivated! New Carefree Discipline”,
“Solving All Your Dog’s Nuisance Habits”,
“150 Ways to Discipline in 100 Case Studies”.
Interzoo Publishing Co., Ltd.: “Doctor’s Advice Manual on Dog Diseases“
America Pet Food Association: “Let’s Be Friends with Dogs”
Chiyoda-Ku: Guidebook for Living with Animals “Living Happily with Pets” (Supervision)

Activities
CAPP Activities:
-Operation and promotion of human-animal contact activities
-Lectures on the Human-Animal Bond and Animal Assisted Therapy
-Promotion of training based on companion animal behaviorology
-NHK Commentator on pet-related issues
-NHK TV and Radio Consultant for pet health
-Education on Human-Animal Bonding
-Presentations and lectures on animal intervention education

Prizes
1998 1st Busted Award, Japan Animal Hospital Association (JAHA)
2004 2nd JAHA Award, Japan Animal Hospital Association (JAHA)
2007 IAHAIO Special Award
2008 Appreciation Award, Japan Animal Hospital Association (JAHA), Ministry of Health, Labour & Welfare.


Mr.Kimihiro TAMAI
Chairperson, Wakayama Veterinary Medical Association

Dr. Tamai was born in 1955 in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.
In 1978 he graduated from the Department of Veterinary Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Osaka Prefecture University before joining Fujiidera Animal Hospital working under its Director, Dr. Tetsuyo KOREEDA.

In 1981, Dr. Tamai founded Kinokawa Animal Hospital and, while providing veterinary services to the local community, he joined the board of directors of the Wakayama Veterinary Medical Association in 1990. In 1994 he became its Deputy Chair while also serving as Department Head of Clinical Veterinary Medicine. In 1999, he became its Chairperson a post which he continues to hold today. Since 2001 he has also been Supervisor of the Japan Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr Tamai was also appointed Executive Director of Neovets Inc. in 1997 and, since 2001, while Vice President of the company, he has been establishing and managing the night time animal emergency clinic, the diagnostic imaging center and Neovets Veterinary Referral Center.

Dr. Tamai holds, and has held, several other posts in his career such as Board Director of the Japanese Animal Hospital Association, Chairperson for the Veterinary Medicine Clinical Study Group of Osaka Prefecture University, Chair of the Alliance of Veterinary Medical Associations in Kinki District, Board Director for Wakayama Cattle Raising (Animal Husbandry) Association, membership of the Wakayama Prefecture Study Group for Prevention of Zoonosis, and Chairperson of the Wakayama Prefecture Animal Care Promotion Committee. In overall terms, he is working for the realization of a better relationship between people and animals and their co-existence.

Ms. Chizuko YAMAGUCHI,
Veterinary Inspector, Japan Animal Welfare Society
 

Chizuko YAMAGUCHI graduated from the Department of Veterinary Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Osaka Prefecture University in March 1975. Between 1979 and 1981 she received animal welfare training in the UK and Canada, qualifying as an RSPA Inspector (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). After returning to Japan in October 1981 she joined the Japan Animal Welfare Society (JAWS) where she has been working as an inspector. She is also,

currently:
-a member of the Inquiry Committee for Animal Protection and Control, Tokyo Prefecture
-a member of the Animal Protection Promotion Committee, Sendai City
-a member of the Japan Veterinary Medical Association Animal Protection and Welfare Committee

Ms. Keiko YAMAZAKI
Founder,Companion Animal Study Group ‘Go’

born March 1st 1954.
Graduated from the International Christian University, Department of Humanities.
Executive Board Member, Association for the Promotion of Canine Good Citizens.
Executive Board Member, Japanese Service Dog Resource Academy.
Master Instructor, Delta Society.
Founder, Companion Animal Study Group ‘Go’.
AAT Coordinator, Yamazaki Psychiatric Hospital.

Publications:
‘Pet ga Genki wo Tsuretekuru’ (Pets Bring You Health)
[Kodansha Ltd.]
‘Pet no Shiawase Wagayaga Ichiban’ (Pet’s Happiness ? Home is the Best) [Aoki Books]
‘Pet no Shi ? Sonotoki Anatawa’ (Death of a Pet ? How do you Cope?) (published jointly) [Sanseido Co., Ltd.]
‘Animal Therapy Coordinator tenandaro?’ (What is an Animal Therapy Coordinator?) [WeNet]

Translations:
‘Dog’s Mind’ Bruce Fogle
‘Cat’s Mind’ Bruce Fogle
‘Calming Signals’ Turid Rugaas
‘Dog and Dolphin’ Karen Pryor
and many others.



Workshop Ⅰ

Mr.Nobuhiko Okabe, MD PhD
Director of Infectious Disease Surveillance Center

National Institute of Infectious Diseases
1-23-1 Toyama  Shinjuku  Tokyo 162-8640  Japan
Tel; -81-3-5285-1111 (ext 2501)   Fax; -81-3-5285-1129 e-mail; okabenob@nih.go.jp
Birth Date  5 Aug 1946
Nationality  Japan
Education
1965-71     Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan Post-graduate training
1971-1973  Department of Pediatrics, Jikei University School  Hospital, Tokyo, Japan Work and Research Experiences
1973-74 Clinical Associate, Department of Pediatrics, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo
1973-75 Clinical Associate, Department of Pediatrics, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo,
1975-88 Clinical Associate, Department of Pediatrics, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo,
1978-80 Research Associate, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
1982-88 Faculty, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, National Children’s Hospital, Tokyo
1988-90 Director, Department of Pediatrics, Kanagawa Nurse and Midwife College Hospital, Kanagawa
1991-94 Regional Adviser for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization Western, Pacific Regional Office, Manila, Philippines
1994-97 Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo
1997-2000 Chief of Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Disease, Tokyo 2000- Director of Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Disease, Tokyo
2002-  Visiting Professor of International Health, Tokyo Metropolitan University of Health Science
2003-  Visiting Professor of Pediatrics, Jikei University School of Medicine
2008-  Visiting Professor of Infection Control, Kitasato University
2011-  Visiting Professor of Medical Science, Waseda Univerity Professional Licensure and Certifications 1973 Medical Doctor (Ministry of Health, Japan)
1980 Doctor of Medical Science (PhD) (Jikei University, Japan)
1988 Board of Pediatrics (Japanese Pediatrics Society)
1997 Board of Infectious Disease Doctor (Japanese Society of Infectious Diseases)

Mr.Soichi  Maruyama, Ph D
Professor,College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University

Education:
  1978~1982: College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Nihon University, awarded
BSc. degree in Veterinary Science
  1982~1984: Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Tokyo, awarded MS. degree
  1991     :  Awarded PhD degree from Nihon University

Positions held since graduation:
  1984~1985: Researcher, Institute of Racing Horse Chemistry
  1985~1992: Research Associate, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Nihon University,
  1992~1998: Lecturer, Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Nihon University
  1998 ~ 2005: Associate Professor, College of Bioresource Sciences (formerly, Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine), Nihon University
  2005~present:Professor, College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University

Membership of academic societies:
The Japanese Society of Veterinary Science, The Japanese Society of Veterinary Public Health, Japanese Society for Bacteriology, The Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases

Awards
  1. The Japanese Society of Veterinary Science Award for “Studies on the epidemiology of cat-scratch disease “
  2. Charles Shepard Award, CDC by “Bartonella tamiae sp. nov., for a Newly Recognized Pathogen Isolated from Three Human Patients from Thailand. J. Clin. Microbiol. 46:
  1. The Japanese Society of Veterinary Science Award by “Studies on the epidemiology of cat-scratch disease “
  2. Charles Shepard Award, CDC by “Bartonella tamiae sp. nov., a Newly Recognized Pathogen Isolated from Three Human Patients from Thailand. J. Clin. Microbiol. 46:772-775.”

Mr.Koichi ImaokaDVM, PhD,
Laboratory Chief,Laboratory of Reservoir Control of Zoonoses, Department of Veterinary Science, National Institute of Infectious Diseases

Professional Career:
2007.4~present   Current position
2002.4 ~2007.3   Senior Researcher, Department of Veterinary Science,
National Institute of Infectious Diseases
1990.4~2002.3   Researcher / Senior Researcher, Department of Microbiology,
National Institute of Public Health
1995.11~1997.4  Visiting Scientist, Immunobiology Vaccine Center,
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Education:
1990.3   Awarded PhD in veterinary immunology by the University of Tokyo
1985.3  Graduated from Department of Biomedical Science,
Faculty of Agriculture, the University of Tokyo

Mr.Hideto FUKUSHI
DVM,PhD, ProfessorFaculty of Applied Biological Sciences, Gifu University

Educational and Professional Background:
1980: Graduated from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University
1982: Graduated with a Masters from the Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University
1982~1986: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Gifu University
1986~1990: Lecturer, Faculty of Agriculture, Gifu University
1990~2003: Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Gifu University
2003~2004: Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Gifu University
2004~present: Professor, Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences, Gifu University
2008~2010: Vice Dean of Applied Biological Sciences, Gifu University
2010~present: Director of the Center for General Education, Gifu University

Main Research Areas:
Herpes viruses (and their infection), Zoonotic disease (Chlamydiosis), and antibiotics-resistant bacteria in wild animals

Mr.Takeshi Morita
DVM, Deputy Director,
Tuberculosis and Infectious Disease Division, Health Service Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

Deputy Director, Tuberculosis and Infectious Disease Division, Health Service Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Mar. 1991   graduation from Osaka Prefecture University
Since Apr. 2009  work at Tuberculosis and Infectious Disease Division

Workshop Ⅱ

Mr.Hirohisa TOTSUKA
Chairperson,
CAPP Committee, Japanese Animal Hospital Association (JAHA)

Hirohisa TOTSUKA is a veterinarian from Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. He was born in 1950 (30th October), and graduated, in March 1974, from the Veterinarian Department of Nippon Veterinary and Zootechnical College (now Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University). In May 1979 he opened ‘Daktari Animal Hospital Yaizu’ in Yaizu City, Shizuoka Prefecture. He currently runs three facilities, namely, Yaizu Center Hospital, Oigawa Hospital and Yaizu Otomi Hospital.

Posts : Chair for the Japanese Animal Hospital Association (JAHA) CAPP Committee (current)

Board Member (former) of the Japan Small Animal Veterinary Association (JSAVA) President (former) of the Daktari Animal Hospital Group Awards: August 2008Bustad Award (JAHA welfare services award) September 2009 Japan Animal Protection Management Association Award




Ms.Rebecca A. Johnson
PhD, RN, FAAN,
Director, Research Center for Human Animal Interaction (ReCHAI), College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri,
President, International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations
(IAHAIO)

Rebecca Johnson completed graduate research training with hermasters of philosophy degree from University of Edinburgh, Scotland(as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar), and her Ph.D. from University ofIowa. She is the Millsap Professor of Gerontological Nursing & PublicPolicy at University of Missouri where she holds a joint appointment in theCollege of Veterinary Medicine for her research on human-companionanimal interaction. She is the President of the International Association ofHuman Animal Interaction Organizations, which consists of over 40 memberorganizations globally, working to facilitate research, education andpractice in the area of human-animal interaction. She founded anddirects the Research Center for Human Animal Interaction (ReCHAI) atthe MU College of Veterinary Medicine. ReCHAI’s mission is to conductand facilitate research on human-animal interaction and to educatestudents and the public about it. Her research led to her induction intothe American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). In 2009, her undergraduatecourse, entitled “Human-Companion Animal Interaction” won the HumaneSociety of the U.S.’ 11th Annual “Animals and Society” DistinguishedEstablished Course Award. Author of many publications in peer reviewedjournals, and other publications, she has two books published byPurdue University Press in 2011, “Health Benefits of Dog Walking,” and“Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound.” Her email address is rajohnson@missouri.edu

   

Workshop Ⅲ

 

 Mr.Kazutoshi ARAI,
Vice Chair, Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and
Director of Kamogawa Sea World

Kazutoshi ARAI joined Kamogawa Sea World in 1979 where he was primarily involved in the husbandry of marine mammals. He became Director of Kamogawa Sea World in 2007, and since 2010, has also served as Vice Chair for the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Mr. Arai is the author of Kaiju Zukan (An Illustrated Book on Marine Mammals) published by Bunkeido and co-author of Kaiju Suizokukan (Aquarium of Marine Mammals) published by Tokai University Press) in addition to Volumes 1 and 4 of Shin Shiiku Handbook Suizokukan-hen (New Handbook for Husbandry for Aquariums).

 

Mr.Naoya, KAWAKAMI,
Director, Niigata Prefecture Shibata Meat Inspection Center

Naoya Kawakami became a veterinarian officer for the Niigata prefectural government in April 1976. His work roles included conducting food sanitation inspection, rabies prevention, and slaughtering inspection at the prefectural office, a public health center, and a meat inspection center. In April 2004, he was promoted to ‘Chief of the Animal Welfare and Hygiene Section’ at the Environmental Hygiene Division. It was at this time he became involved in animal rescue activities following the heavy rainstorms that hit Niigata on July 13. On October 23, the area was struck by the Niigata Chuetsu Earthquake. Dr. Kawakami was able to reach the isolated Yamakoshi Village by helicopter where he took part in animal rescue activities, feeding abandoned animals as well as transporting and housing captured animals. In 2005 he authored the ‘Protection Measures for Pet Animals’ section of the Niigata Prefecture Local Disaster Prevention Plan. In April 2008 he took a post at Minami Uonuma Public Health Center. In September 2009, conducted a drill for evacuating animals in Yuzawa Town, Minami Uonuma County, as part of the area’s General Disaster Prevention Drills. He has been Director of Niigata Prefecture Shibata Meat Inspection Center since April 2010.

 

   

Workshop Ⅳ

 

Mr. Hiroyuki FUJITA
Editorial Director,Nikkei National Geographic Inc.

Hiroyuki FUJITA is currently the Editorial Director at Nikkei National Geographic Inc. Back in 1987 he joined Nikkei McGraw-Hill, Inc. (the present Nikkei BP Inc.) and he has worked as an editor on magazines such as Nikkei Venture, Nikkei Business and Nikkei Masters. Since January 2011 he has served as Editorial Director of Nikkei National Geographic, a post he continues to hold. National Geographic was established in the USA by the National Geographic Society at its Washington D.C. headquarters in 1888. The publication has since grown into an international magazine with subscribers in 180 countries. National Geographic introduces Planet Earth and all its living inhabitants through its beautiful and striking photographs as taken exclusively by world-class photographers. These original images are complemented by accurate and realistic articles on subjects such as nature, wildlife, society, culture, exploration, science, etc.


 

Mr.Toshinori ABE,
Director,Abe Animal Hospital, Ishinomaki City

Toshinori Abe was born in July 1956 in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan and graduated from the Department of Veterinary Science of Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University in March 1980. In 1992 he established Abe Animal Hospital in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture. He also serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of Miyagi Veterinary Medical Association.

 

Ms. Yoko ABE,
Veterinarian,Abe Animal Hospital

Yoko ABE resides in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. She graduated from Kitasato University and has worked as a clinical laboratory technician and authorized dog-training instructor for JAHA (Japanese Animal Hospital Association). At her Abe Animal Hospital she has established “Puppy Party”, “Family Dog Training Classroom”, and “Problematic Behavior Counseling for Dogs”. Outside her hospital work, Ms. Abe lectures at Tohoku Aiken College and is Manager of the Tohoku Branch of J-HANBS (Japan Human Animal Nature Bond Society). She is also a part-time welfare and psychology course lecturer at the Sendai Campus of Clark Memorial International High School.


Ms. Mari YUKI, 
Assistant Manager, Kobe City Animal and Pet Management Center

Mari YUKI is a veterinarian and Chief Administrator of the Kobe Animal Control Center.
In 1994, she graduated from the Department of Veterinary Sciences, part of the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Miyazaki. The same year she joined Kobe City Government where she was placed in charge of rabies control as well as the animal welfare and management at public health centers. She assumed her present post in 2007.


Ms.Akiko Katori
Writer and Journalist,
Chiyoda Nyantonaru-kai Volunteer Group, Tokyo.

Akiko Katori is a writer and journalist who comes from Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo. She has enjoyed a career as an editor working in publishing companies and, as a freelancer, writing books and articles on people-animal relations. She supports the voluntary group ‘Chiyoda Nyantonaru-kai’ which assists the local ward authorities with human animal co-living projects.

Her main publications include:
– ‘Neko no Tamakichi Monogatari’ or ‘Tamakichi the cat was struck by a great earthquake’ (fiction, from Futabasha Publishers Ltd.)
– ‘The sudden death: fear of acute myocardial infarction (non-fiction from Kawade Shobo Shinsha Publisheres, Inc.)
– ‘A letter of apology for cats’ – a collection of interviews with famous people talking about their cats (from Shinchosha Publishing Co, Ltd.)
– ‘How to survive with your companion animal in a disaster area’ / ‘we should prepare for earthquakes’ – a documentary and how-to book (from Gakken Holdings Company, Ltd.)
– ‘Petloss- a social problem’ (non-fiction from Shinchosha Publishing Co., Ltd.)
– ‘Claude’ – translation (from Magazine House Ltd.)
– ‘Power of Pets – Animal Therapy’ – editor (from Shufunotomo, Co. Ltd.)
– ‘Live Happily with Pets’ – a practical guide book on how people in Chiyoda Ward should live with animals.

Additionally, Akiko Katori has written features and articles for a number of newspapers, including:

-Asahi Newspaper:  ‘My View Point’ an article about pet victims and how they should be sheltered together with owners.
-Mainichi Newspaper: ‘Opinions & Issues’ about how Arakawa-ward should revoke its ‘stop feeding strays regulations’ 
-Mainichi Newspaper: ‘Be ready for pet loss’ (in 3 parts)
-Mainichi Newspaper: ‘Co-exist with owner-less cats’ (in 2 parts)
-Tokyo Newspaper: ‘How to survive disasters with pets’ (a 16 part series)
-Kyodo-Tsushin (correspondent): ‘Be happy with cats’ (a 20 part series)
-Kyodo-Tsushin (correspondent):
Niigata Prefecture Chuetsu Earth Quake / Disaster and Pets (3 parts)
-Jiji-Tsushin (correspondent): ‘An age of pets with long life’ (a 10 part series)
-Jiji-Tsushin (correspondent): ‘Niigata Prefecture Chuetsu-oki Earthquake
/ Pets and Disaster’ (in 2 parts)
-Shosetsu Shincho special feature Aug. 2009: ‘Live with Cats, Live with Cats’
-Jiji-Tsushin (correspondent): ‘Animal rescue from disaster areas by self-governing bodies / Sendai kittens taken in by Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo.

   

Workshop Ⅴ

Mr.Koichi Murata, PhD,
Professor, College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University,
Curator, Zoorasia Yokohama Zoological Gardens
Director, Japanese Society of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

Koichi Murata graduated from the Department of Veterinary Sciences of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Miyazaki, Japan. He obtained a PhD in veterinary sciences from the United Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences at Gifu University. He specializes in zoo and wildlife medicine. From 1978 until 2001, he worked as a zookeeper and veterinarian at Kobe Oji Zoo. Then, in 2001, he transferred to the College of Bioresource Sciences at Nihon University, where he is currently investigating infectious diseases and the behavior of zoo and wild animals. Having an interest in the protection of rare species, he has been part of the national project to reintroduce the Oriental white stork (Ciconia boyciana) into the wild since this initiative started. Since 2011 he has also assumed the position of Director at the Zoorasia Yokohama Zoological Gardens.

   

Mr.Michael A. Huffman
PhD, Associate Professor,
Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University

An associate professor in the Department of Social Behavior and Ecology at the Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan.  His specialties are behavioral ecology, social-learning & culture, animal self-medication, primate parasite ecology and ethnomedicine.   Born in Denver Colorado in 1958, he obtained an M.Sc. and D.Sc. in Zoology at Kyoto University.  In addition to 32 years of investigation on free-ranging and captive Japanese macaques, he has spent 20 years studying wild chimpanzees in Tanzania and Uganda and in captivity (Japan, Italy).  Since 2004 he has also been conducting research and conservation efforts on the indigenous toque macaques, grey langurs and purple faced langurs in Sri Lanka.  The most recent addition to his research program from 2010 is participation in a project looking at human – monkey transmission of malaria in the south central highlands of Vietnam.   He has published over 180 scientific articles, books and numerous popular articles on primate behavior, parasitology and ethnobotany. Active in education and research training of college students and young researchers as well as public lecturing across Europe, North America and Asia.

See home page for details on activities and publications: 
http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/sections/social_systems_evolution/huffman/index.html

Mr.Yoshio TSUDA
Laboratory Head,Laboratory of Medical Entomology,
National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID)

Yoshio TSUDA is a graduate of the Faculty of Agriculture of Iwate University and completed post-graduate studies at the Graduate School of Agriculture of Okayama University. He is also a Doctor of Agriculture (Kyoto University), Doctor of Medicine (Nagasaki University) and specializes in insect ecology and medical entomology.

Between 1988 and 2002, working for the Department of Vector Ecology & Environment of the Institute of Tropical Medicine at Nagasaki University (NEKKEN), he carried out biological research on human disease vector mosquitoes in Southeast Asia. Since 2003, after transferring to the Department of Medical Entomology of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), he has mainly conducted biological research into domestic disease vector mosquitoes. Dr. Tsuda is interested in the ecology of animal disease mosquito vectors and is also studying avian malaria vector mosquitoes in Japan.

As a hobby he practices creative origami, making origami insects such as mosquitoes and swallowtails, and more recently began to create origami bird designs such as crows and parakeets.

Mr. Koichi Goka,  Dr.
Invasive Alien Species Research Team
National Institute for Environmental Studies

National Institute for Environmental Studies
Invasive Alien Species Research Team
1988 Graduate of Agricultural Department, Kyoto University
1990 Master Grade Graduate of Entomological Laboratory, Kyoto University
1990 UBE Indstries Ltd.
1996 Ph.D. The Science of Agriculture, Kyoto Univaersity
1996 National Institute for Environmental Studies.
Dr. Goka studies the ecological risks caused by invasive alien species and synthetic chemicals. He has promoted the study projects of risk assessments and managements for invasive alien species, and the results have contributed to raising the awareness of general public against alien species. His recent famous work is the risk assessment of exotic stag beetles introduced into Japan as pet animals. He is now interested in the invasive alien parasites and has started to study the interaction between collapse of biodiversity and pandemic of emerging diseases. One of case study is the discovery of pandemic process of chytridiomycosis, an infectious disease of amphibians.

Workshop Ⅵ

   
 

Mr.Nobuhiko ITO,
Director, Kitasato Institute,
Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine, Kitasato University

Nobuhiko ITO was born in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan in 1947. He graduated from the Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. After two years working as a public service veterinarian, Prof. Ito spent ten years in environmental radiation research, etc., at Tokyo Metropolitan Isotope Research Center (the present Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute). Since 1983, he has been employed at the Laboratory of Veterinary Radiology and Radiation Biology at Kitasato University, where he is currently a senior professor. The laboratory’s research covers a wide range of subjects ranging from environmental radiology and radiation biology to nuclear medicine and radiation therapy, and it conducts joint research with a long list of partners including the School of Engineering of Tohoku University, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, etc. At present, Prof. Ito concurrently holds the posts of Director of the Kitasato Institute, Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at Kitasato University. He is currently too busy to pursue any of his hobbies (horse riding, tennis and theater) but he is saving his energy so that he can enjoy them in the near future when he retires.


Mr.Jun Kawamata
Veterinarian, Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster Animal Rescue Task Force

Born in 1959, Jun Kawamata completed his studies at Kitasato University School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, (Aomori, Japan) in 1985 and entered into small animal clinical veterinary practice the same year.  In 1999, he established Chiba Small Animal Clinic in Fukushima Prefecture, which he continues to operate to the present.
His other current posts and memberships include:
-Member of the Board of Directors of the Japanese Board of Veterinary Practitioners
-Member of the Committee of the Japanese Society of Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgery
-Member of the Small Animals Committee of Fukushima Veterinary Medical Association
-Head of the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster Animal Rescue Task Force of Fukushima Veterinary Medical Association

Mr.Toshihiro SATO
Veterinarian, Medical Care Division Head,
Production Department, Fukushima Prefecture Dairy Farming Association

Born in Tamura City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan in 1964, Toshihiro SATO completed a master’s degree in veterinary medicine at the School of Medicine of Azabu University and also studied animal dietetics. In 1989, he joined the Fukushima Prefecture Milk Marketing Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives. He came to work in his current post at the Fukushima Prefecture Dairy Farming Association after its organizational integration with the Marketing Federation. This year marks his 23rd year with these two organizations and for the first ten years he was providing veterinary medical care services, mainly for cattle. Since being transferred to the Head Office in 1999 he has primarily been engaged in clerical work. He continues to periodically visit dairy farms to provide guidance relating to mainly breeding and medical examinations.


Workshop Ⅶ

 

Mr.Taisei HOSOIDO,
Veterinarian,Occupational Director, Japan Veterinary Medical Association (JVMA),
President, VR ENGINE Inc.
  

Name Taisei HOSOIDO
7 December 1955   Born (Domicile: 3-27 Sumie, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, Japan)
March 1979   Graduated in Veterinary Medicine from Yamaguchi University Faculty of Agriculture
Obtained medical license (Registration No. 18514 / Date of registration: 4 June 1979)
April 1979   Research student at the Livestock Surgery Laboratory of Yamaguchi University Faculty of Agriculture (until March 1980)
April 1980   Working at Fujidera Animal Hospital (until March 1983)
11 June 1983   Established Hosoido Animal Hospital (in Tsurumi-ku, Osaka)
April 1989   Reorganized Y.K. Hosoido Animal Hospital as “Tsurumi Ryokuchi Animal Hospital”
April 1993   Director of the Japanese Animal Hospital Association (until March 1999)
January 1999   Head of the Planning Committee for the Japanese Animal Hospital Association’s 20th Anniversary Commemorative Convention
April 1999   Director of Osaka City Veterinary Medical Association (until March 2003)
April 2001   Executive Director of the Japanese Animal Hospital Association (until June 2007)
April 2003   Vice-Chairman of Osaka City Veterinary Medical Association (present post)
April 2003   Executive Vice-President of the All Japan Veterinary Co-operative (present post)
April 2003   Vice-Chairman of Osaka City Association for the Promotion of Animal Protection (until March 2007)
January 2005   Member of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Investigative Committee on Small Animal Veterinary Medical Treatment
July 2005   Occupational Director of the Japan Veterinary Medical Association (present post)
September 2005   Closed Tsurumi Ryokuchi Animal Hospital
October 2005   Opened Neovets Veterinary Referral Center (Consultant): Nishinari-ku, Osaka)
October 2005   Opened Pet Clinic Sumiyoshitaisha-Minami (Hospital Director): Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka
February 2007   Reorganized Y.K. Hosoido Animal Hospital as K.K. VR ENGINE
July 2007   Vice-Chairman of the Japanese Animal Hospital Association (present post))
August 2007   Member of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Study Group on the Safety of Pet Food
August 2008   Expert Member of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Agricultural Material Council
August 2008   Expert Member of the Ministry of the Environment Central Environment Council (until March 31, 2012)
September 2008   Member of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veterinary Affairs Council (until August 31, 2012)
April 2009   Expert Member of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Council for University Chartering and School Juridical Person

Present posts: President of K.K. VR ENGINE, Occupational Director of the Japan Veterinary Medical Association, Vice-Chairman of the Japanese Animal Hospital Association, and Vice-Chairman of Osaka City Veterinary Medical Association

 

Mr.Shin-ichi Hayama
 PhD, Veterinarian, Associate Professor of Wildlife Medicine,
Dept. of Veterinary Science, Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University

In 1985, Shin-ichi Hayama completed his studies at the Graduate School of Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine in Hokkaido, Japan. After working for Saitama Prefectural Government Office, he joined Nippon Veterinary and Zootechnical College (the present Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University) where he has worked in his present position since 2007. His current posts include:

-Member of the Board of Directors of the Japanese Society of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
-Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society
-Chairman of the Wildlife Management Committee of Tokyo Veterinary Medical Association
-Technical Advisor to the Central Environment Council under the Ministry of the Environment
-Deputy Vice-President of the NPO Conservation and Animal Welfare Trust

Shin-ichi Hayama has authored many books including Yasei Dobutsu Mondai (Wildlife Issues), (2001, Chijinshokan), etc.

Mr.Mikio Sugihara
 Assistant Department Chief and Animal Health Section Chief, Health and Welfare Dept., Consumer Affairs Bureau, Public Health Division, Hyogo Prefectural Government

Assistant Department Chief and Animal Health Section Chief, Health & Welfare Department, Consumer Affairs Bureau, Public Health Division, Hyogo Prefectural Government
Mikio Sugihara graduated from Kitasato University, Minato, Tokyo and joined Hyogo Prefectural Government in 1981. After Joining Hyogo Prefectural Government, he was responsible for rabies prevention and animal protection and control for many years at the Public Health Center, the Prefectural Office, and the Animal Protection Center. He was appointed to his present post in April 2011. 

Mr.Akira Yokoo
Assistant Manager,
Division for Planning, Research and Training, National Agricultural Insurance Association (NOSAI)

Place of Employment National Agricultural Insurance Association (NOSAI)
(TEL: 03-3263-6416 / FAX: 03-3221-7795)

Brief Personal History
July 1956 Born in Itabashi Ward, Tokyo
March 1980 Graduated from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Agriculture
April 1980 Worked as a veterinary practitioner at NOSAI Livestock Clinic in Hokkaido (until February 1986)
March 1986 Worked at NOSAI
April 2001 Head of the Livestock Insurance Section
April 2006~ present Assistant Manager at the Division for Planning, Research and Training, and Head of the Livestock Insurance Section

Other Official Posts
September 2004 ~ August 2010
 Provisional member of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food’s Veterinary Affairs Council
July 2003 ~ June 2013 (planned)
 Occupational Director of the Japan Veterinary Medical Association

   

Workshop Ⅷ

Mr.Yoshikawa, Yasuhiro
PhD,Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine, Kitasato University,
Emeritus Professor, The University of Tokyo,
Member, Science Council of Japan

1976: PhD from the Graduate School of Agriculture, University of Tokyo.
1976~1979: Senior Researcher, Department of Measles Virus, National Institute of Health (NIH), Japan. Stipend from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Institute of Virology, Giessen University, West Germany.
1980~1990: Associate Professor, Lecturer, and Assistant Professor of the Institute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo (IMSUT)
1991~1996: Director General, Tsukuba Primate Center for Medical Science, National Institute of Health (NIH), Japan
1997~2010: Professor of Veterinary Medicine, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo
2010~ : Invited Professor, Veterinary Public Health, Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University, Emeritus Professor of the Tokyo University, Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo
2010~2013: Professor of Zoonosis Control, School of Veterinary Medicine, Kitasato University
2011~2016: Regular Member of the Science Council of Japan

Mr.Junichi SAKAI
Counselor, Yamagata Prefecture Federated Agricultural Mutual Aid Association (NOSAI Yamagata)

Junichi SAKAI was born in 1953 and graduated with a master’s degree in veterinary medicine from the Faculty of Agriculture, Iwate University, Japan. After his graduation he worked as a veterinary practitioner for industrial animals at a veterinary clinic in Yamagata Prefecture, and part of NOSAI, the Japanese agricultural insurance company. Further to his research activities centered on digestive diseases in cattle, he obtained his doctorate in 1993. After that, he promoted and constructed systems for ensuring food safety at production sites in collaboration with related authorities. He is presently in charge of NOSAI’s General Insurance Department. For relaxation, Dr. Sakai enjoys biking tours to explore different areas.

Mr.Yukio Morita
Associate Professor,
Laboratory of Food Hygiene, College of Nutritional Science, Tokyo Kasei University

From 1985 until 2009, Yukio MORITA (aged 51) worked as a food hygienist and local government official in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. Between 1991 and 2000, he served as a Veterinary Meat Inspector at Gunma Meat Inspection Laboratory in charge of exporting beef to the United States. Since 2009 he has been Associate Professor at the Laboratory of Food Hygiene, College of Nutritional Science, Tokyo Kasei University.

Flow of Words
1) Compared with the past, the current meat inspection process has improved significantly which has increased the safety of meat distribution.
2) Even so, food poisoning cases caused by Campylobacter, EHEC, etc., have been continuing.
3) Case explanations.
4) What can be done to prevent such cases of food poisoning? Measures include prevention of secondary contamination, heating, etc.

Mr.Eiji Shinmoto
Emergency Response Manager, Food Safety Commission

Eiji Shinmoto joined the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in 1982 where he was mainly responsible for work on agricultural production measures and agricultural production materials measures, etc. In 2009 he became Director of Risk Communications at the Food Safety Commission of Japan (FSCJ) and, from 2012, Director of the Information and Emergency Response Division.

   

Workshop Ⅸ


Mr.Takemi Nagamura
President, Japan Kennel Club

Takemi NAGAMURA graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Science from the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Tokyo in 1969. He went on to complete a master’s degree in Veterinary Science at the university’s Graduate School of Agriculture in March 1971. In April the following year, Mr. Nagamura entered the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. He assumed the post of Director-General in the Livestock Industry Department of the Ministry’s Agricultural Production Bureau in January 2001. He retired from the Ministry in January 2002 and was appointed as Advisor of the Livestock Improvement Association of Japan, Inc. in July 2002. Since July 2004, he has been working in his current post as President of the Japan Kennel Club, Inc.

Mr.Mitsuaki OHTA,
Azabu University
MS9 Message

Mitsuaki Ohta graduated and completed a Master’s Course at the Department of Zootechnical Science and Veterinary Medicine, the University of Tokyo.

He then worked for the Laboratory of Racing Chemistry for 3 years and 2 months, a period which gave him some valuable experience and a good sense of balance before returning to the University of Tokyo as an Assistant Professor for the Department of Agriculture.

He was engaged in education research for nearly 12 years at Osaka Prefecture University. In October 1999, he moved to Azabu University to work in human-animal bond studies as a professor.

 

Mr.Hidehiko Uchiyama,
PhD, Research Associate,
Laboratory of Animal Facilitated Therapy, Faculty of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture
Board Director, Society for the Study of Human Animal Relations (HARS)

Date of Birth: January 31, 1978
Career:
2002~2005: Ph.D. course, Department of Animal Science and Biotechnology,  Azabu University
2005~2011: Research Associate, Azabu University
2006~2011: Director, Animal Life Solutions Co. Ltd., Japan
2011~present: Assistant Professor, Tokyo University of Agriculture

Affiliations/Memberships/Certification
-Board of Directors Member, Society for the Study of Human Animal Relations (HARS) 2010~present:
-Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.)
-Azabu University AAT/AAA Educational program(I.E.A.P. Course)2004


Mr.Yoshihiro Hayashi
Veterinarian,
Professor, Tokyo University of Agriculture;
Chairperson, MAFF National Committee for Biodiversity Strategy

Yoshihiro Hayashi has been a Professor at Tokyo University of Agriculture since 2010, and serves as the Chair of the MAFF National Committee for Biodiversity Strategy and as the Director General of Yamashina Institute for Ornithology. He was a member of the Science Council of Japan from 2005 to 2011.

Professor Hayashi received his doctoral degree in Veterinary Medical Science from the University of Tokyo in 1975. He has previously taught and researched at various universities including Harvard University (USA), Cornell University (USA) and La Plata University (Argentina) while a faculty member of the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences of the University of Tokyo where he has also served as Vice President and Director of the University Museum. He established the Japan Society of Human and Animal Relations in 1995 and served as its President for 7 years. He has a number of publications in the fields of veterinary anatomy, animal zoology, animal resource sciences and human-animal relations.

 

Ms.Kaori Murata
Veterinarian,
Mominoki Animal Clinic, Kobe City

Veterinarian, working at Mominoki Animal Clinic (Kobe, Japan)
Representative Director of In Clover KK
Japan Animal Hospital Association (JAHA)
 Advisor to the Training Instructors Training Seminar Committee
 Main instructor for ‘Puppy Care Staff Training’ seminars
In charge of Behavior Classes at Hadukikai Animal Critical Care Center (Minoo)
Behavioristics consultant to the Veterinary Medical Network
Research Committee member and instructor of the Ministry of the Environment’s ‘Proper Raising of Animals’ Seminars, 2008 ~ 2011
Core member of the Japanese Veterinary Society for the Study of Animal Behavior
Representative of the animal volunteer group ‘May Breeze’

Mr.Hisashi ISHIYAMA,
Vice President,
Mars Japan, Ltd.

Mars is the world’s largest manufacturer of pet food and its products are sold in over 100 countries around the world. Mr. Ishiyama has been working in the pet food industry for 29 years during which time he has traveled on business to many industrialized countries and extensively studied the relationships between pets and people.