japan Famous Physicians from Japan

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List of notable or famous physicians from Japan, with bios and photos, including the top physicians born in Japan and even some popular physicians who immigrated to Japan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Japanese physicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These physicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known physician from Japan is included when available.

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This historic physicians from Japan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Japanese physicians of note?" and "Who are the most famous physicians from Japan?" These prominent physicians of Japan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Japanese physicians.

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Akira Koike is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicians from Japan
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Akira Koike is a Japanese politician and member of the House of Councillors for the Japanese Communist Party. He is a physician, specialized in gastroenterology, and a member of the Japanese Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. Koike was a candidate in the 2011 gubernatorial election in ...more

Age: 56

Birthplace: Setagaya, Japan

Profession: Politician, Physician

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Aoyama Tanemichi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Physicians from Japan
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Aoyama Tanemichi

Aoyama Tanemichi was a medical scientist and doctor. He became a member of the Imperial Japan Academy in 1906, received the first class medal, "Order of the Sacred Treasure", in 1916, and was given the title of Danshaku in 1917 He was born in Edo, the third son of Aoyama Kagemichi, a member of the ...more

Age: Died at 58 (1859-1917)

Profession: Physician


Arata Kochi

Arata Kochi is a Japanese physician and public health expert, who is the former director of the World Health Organization's malaria program. He had previously been director of WHO's tuberculosis programs for ten years. While at WHO, Dr. Kochi became known for developing—and then forcefully ...more

Profession: Physician

Chujiro Hayashi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicians from Japan
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Chujiro Hayashi

Chujiro Hayashi, the disciple of Mikao Usui Mr Chujiro Hayashi was age 47 when they first met each other, Hayashi played a major role in the transmission of [["Usui reiki Shiki Ryoho'out of Japan to Hawaii with Hawayo H Takata,]] . Hayashi was a naval Captain retired on reserves in 1916. and ...more

Age: Died at 60 (1880-1940)

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Profession: Physician