Executive DirectorHideto Sakai, M.D., Ph.D
Professor Emeritus, Nephrology and Diabetology, Department of Internal Medicine, Tokai University School of Medicine
Former Deputy Director, Keio University Hospital
In March, 2022, he assumed the directorship of the Hakujyunen Nursing Home for the Elderly of the Hakujyunkai Health Services Group
Former Director, Geriatric Health Services Facility Shimoda, under the umbrella of the Medical Corporation Jinsenkai of the SG Group.
On March 1, 2019, he and Dr. Harumi Kuno-Sakai, M.D., Ph.D., co-founded the International Journal of Geriatrics and Rehabilitation (IJGR).
Graduated from the Medical School of Keio University (Speciality: Nephrology and Immunology)
Former Leader of the Immunology Research Team, Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Assistant Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
Former Professor, Tokai University School of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Diabetology, Department of Internal Medicine
Main research field
Nephrology, Immunology and Diabetology
Immunological analysis of renal biopsy specimens from patients with glomerulonephritis or diabetic nephropathy
IJGR Co-founderHarumi Kuno-Sakai, M.D., Ph.D
Former professor at the Tokai University School of Medicine
Ex-Director, Geriatric Health Services Facility Towada, under the wing of the Social Welfare Corporation Miyagikai of the SG Group
Former President, the Japanese Society of Clinical Virology
Graduated from the Medical School of Keio University in 1962.
Graduated from Keio University’s Graduate School of Medicine (Speciality: Pediatrics) in 1967.
Became the leader of the Immunochemical Research Team at the Division of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, the Department of Internal Medicine, the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, in 1971
After returning to Japan, she was appointed as a professor of the Tokai University School of Medicine to teach at the Department of Public Health and Pediatrics
Main research field
Infectious diseases, Vaccination, Immunology
Microassay of protein with membrane filter
Solid phase radioimmunoassay of proteins, antigens or antibodies
Presence of B-lymphcytosis factor in plasma of Kawasaki disease
Increase in peripheral blood IgA-bearing lymphocytes in Henoch-Shoenlein purpura patients
Official member of the Japanese Society of Clinical Virology
Graduated from Sophia University, the Faculty of Foreign Studies, the Department of English Studies (Bachelor of Arts) in 1980.
Studied in the United States with a fellowship from the World Press Institute (WPI) in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in 1992. The fellowship is annually conferred by the WPI associated with Macalester College to 10 journalists selected on the basis of the examination of byline feature stories and news articles written by journalists from around the world.
Staff reporter at Kyodo News, World Services Desk, International Department in Shiodome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, from 1985-2014.
He was appointed in 2015 as the leader of the International Coordination Team of the Marine & Environmental Industry Development Division at the Nagasaki Prefectural Government’s Industry & Labor Department.
In 2004, he was honored by the Asahi Shimbun Co. as the translator of the “The People’s Emperor: Democracy and the Japanese Monarchy, 1945-1995” authored by Professor Kenneth Ruoff of Portland State University, who was given the prestigious 2004 “Osaragi Jiro Prize for Commentary” by the newspaper company. The annual prize is conferred to the author of the best book in the social sciences field published in Japan during the previous year. His translation was published by K.K. Kyodo News under the Japanese title, “Kokumin no Tenno, Sengo Nippon no Minshushugi to Tennosei.”