ITOCHU Announces Establishment of ITOCHU Medical Plaza
March 6, 2013
It is planned to construct the facility in the Kobe Medical Industrial City, a part of the Kansai Innovation International Strategic Comprehensive Special Zone, as a center for the training of overseas medical doctors and healthcare practitioners mainly from Southeast Asia, international medical exchange activities, and a variety of research projects. Through the introduction of Japan’s advanced medical technology and training initiatives for overseas medical personnel, the facility is expected to become a base for improving medical technology in developing countries and helping to provide solutions for Japan’s aging society.
ITOCHU regards this initiative as a significant contribution to the realization of the development of future generations, which is one of the objectives of our CSR program that ITOCHU is working proactively to implement. ITOCHU’s involvement in this initiative will be ongoing through the provision of support in terms of personnel, operations, and information.
About the Foundation for Kobe International Medical Alliance
6-1 Minatojima-nakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe City (in Kobe Port Island)
|Date established||January 15, 2009|
|Purpose of establishment||
To create and develop a base for international medical exchange, cooperate with medical facilities in Japan and overseas, promote international mutual understanding, develop human resources, and participate in the promotion of scientific research and technological development.
About Kansai Innovation International Strategic Comprehensive Special Zone
- Designated in December 2011, promoted with the collaboration of government, private industry, and academia.
- Main areas of business: medical equipment, state-of-the-art medical technology (regenerative medicine, etc.), solution driven businesses for issues related to ageing in Asia