Development of Primary Care, Lifestyle Disease and New Elder | 47019

Primary Health Care: Open Access

ISSN - 2167-1079


Development of Primary Care, Lifestyle Disease and New ElderlyAssociation (NEA) in Japan – Common Philosophy With Hinohara-ism

Bando H, Yoshioka A, Iwashimizu Y, Iwashita M and Doba N

Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, one of the most eminent physician in Japan lived up to 105, was chairman emeritus of St. Luke’s International University and honorary president of St. Luke’s International Hospital. He was a pioneer in several fields with remarkable contribution. He introduced and developed primary care (PC) medicine in Japan. The term “life style-related disease” was proposed by him, and decided to use widely by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Japan. He started New Elderly Association (NEA) to make aged people significant life physically and psychologically with wide spread. He firstly founded Japan BioMusic Association/Japanese Music Therapy Association (JMTA) and developed music therapy in Japan. Thus, by his excellent leadership and management, medical and cultural fields have developed to high degree in Japan.