Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Non-physician communities in Japan: are they still disadvantaged?

Saori  Kashima

Saori Kashima

qualifications: PhD

contribution: statistical analysis

position: Assistant professor


Kazuo  Inoue

Prof Kazuo Inoue

qualifications: MD, PhD

contribution: designed the project

position: Professor


I am an alumni of Jichi Medical University and have practiced in rural areas for 13 years. In 2003, I became a faculty of Department of Public Health, Uiversity of Tokyo. In 2009, I moved to Teikyo Unversity School of Medicine as the founding professor of Department of Community Medicine. You can look at my information at Sorry for Japanese, but you can see my work in English.

Masatoshi  Matsumoto

Prof Masatoshi Matsumoto

qualifications: MD, PhD

contribution: contributed to drafts

position: Associate professor


Masatoshi Matsumoto is the professor of rural health at Hiroshima University, Japan. He is a general practitioner who worked for some years in the least populated mountain village in rural Japan. He has taught rural health at Jichi Medical University, the Japanese medical school founded solely for producing rural doctors, for more than ten years. His academic interests are rural health policy, rural medical education, medical anthropology and rural community-based epidemiology.

Keisuke   Takeuchi

Keisuke Takeuchi

qualifications: MD

contribution: supervised data collection

position: Professor

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