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Tokyo Big Sight

Nov 10, 2019 9:30 AM - Nov 12, 2019 5:40 PM

3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, 135-0063 Japan

16th DIA Japan Annual Meeting 2019

Delivering Rational Medicine for All People in the Globe

[S36] Bringing Japanese Technology to the World! Ideal Way of Life Science Innovation in the Era of Peace, Considered by Industry, Government and Academia

Session Chair(s)

Kei  Tanaka

Kei Tanaka


Therapeer, Japan

Tips for breaking the sense of closure in life science industry in Japan will be provided by uncovering the success of startup company in life science field that are making remarkable and innovative efforts. In the first half of the session, perspectives from industry, government, and academia or from the successful startup company will be provided and an overview of Japan’s situation in the life sciences sector will be given. Then what we should do to revitalize Japanese life sciences will be discussed in a panel discussion format. Through discussions on themes that cannot be involved in daily work, further growth and career hints to audiences who will lead the pharmaceutical industry in the future will be provided. Also “importance of the challenge” in the pharmaceutical industry that requires innovation will be delivered through examples.


Mikio  Kawahara, MBA

Innovations around Academia and Startups

Mikio Kawahara, MBA

U Tokyo IPC, Japan

Chief Investment Officer

Akira  Suwa

How Does Pharma Create “Innovation”?

Akira Suwa

Astellas Pharma Inc., Japan

Business Producer, Rx+ Business Accelerator division

Yoshikazu  Nakamura, PhD

The Fate of Innovative Bio Ventures

Yoshikazu Nakamura, PhD

RIBOMIC Inc., Japan

President and CEO

Hiroya  Kuwahara, MD, PhD

Initiatives for the Promotion of Healthcare Ventures by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Hiroya Kuwahara, MD, PhD

Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare (MHLW), Japan

Health Policy Bureau Research and Development Division/Economic Affairs Division

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