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Takuma Kato

Director for Healthcare and Long-Term Care Policy

2018 - August 2019 

MSc Science Communication
Imperial College London 

September 2017 - August 2019

MSc International Health Management 
Imperial College Business School London

(Scholarship: Japanese Government Long-Term Overseas Fellowship Program - full sponsorship for two years)

April 2001 - March 2009

Bachelor of Medicine 
School of Medicine, Yamaguchi University Yamaguchi, Japan  

July 2021 - Present 

Director for Healthcare and Long-Term Care Policy
Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, Jakarta, Indonesia

August 2019 - July 2021

Deputy Director, Tuberculosis and Infectious Diseases Control Division
Health Service Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) Tokyo, Japan

July 2016 - March 2017

Deputy Director, Office of National Examinations and Licenses, Medical Professions Division
Health Service Bureau 

April 2014 - June 2016

Deputy Director, Environmental Health and Safety Division, Environmental Health Department 
Environmental Policy Bureau, Ministry of the Environment (MOE)

April 2011 -March 2014 

Section Chief, Medical Economics Division, Health Insurance Bureau 
Kyushu University Hospital Fukuoka, Japan 

April 2009 - March 2011


ERIA Publications
ERIA Chapters
Select Publications
  • 'A novel mouse HSF3 has the potential to activate nonclassical heat-shock genes during heat shock. (M. Fujimoto, N. Hayashida, T. Kato, K. Oshima, T. Shinkawa, R. Prakasam, K. Tan, S. Inouye, R. Takii and A. Nakai.)' Mol. Biol. Cell. 21, 106-116, 2010. (A, MBC highlight selection)

  • 'Kokumin Eisei no Doukou' <2014/2015 edition, 2015/2016 edition, 2016/2017 edition>(Public health textbook). Health, Labour and Welfare Statistics Association; Described history and current reformation of health insurance systems and environmental health issues (2014,2015, 2016)

  • 'Eisei Gyosei Taiyou' 24th edition (Public health textbook). Japan Public Health Association, 2016; Described history and current issues regarding environmental health issues such as pollution disease, waste, recycling, and endocrine-disrupting chemicals (2016)