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Non-Profit Organization Medical English Learning Support Association (NPO-MELSA)
Administration & Advisers
Representative Director: Atsuko OMORI, Ph.D. (Health Sciences)
Adviser: Takayuki OSHIMI, Associate Professor, International University
of Health and Welfare
Adviser: Nahoko KUROSAWA, PhD, Professor emerita, Department of Pharmacy,
Hokkaido Pharmaceutical University School of Pharmacy
Adviser: Mihoko NODA, PhD, Professor, OTR, Hokkaido Bunkyo University,
(a former Professor, Department of Development and Aging, Division
of Health Sciences,
Graduate School of Health Sciences, Hirosaki University)
PROFILE: MELSA Special Seminar Lecturers are occasionally invited in turn.
[Dr. Mido ABDELHAKIM]
Mohamed Abdelhakim, MD.
-International medical doctor at department of Plastic and reconstructive
surgery of Nippon Medical School Hospital.
-joined the graduate school of Nippon Medical School, Mechanobiology and mechanotherapy Laboratory
-part time lecturer and Medical English and communication class instructor,
-Graduate of Cairo university, Egypt.
-Completed clerkship at St.Luke's international hospital, Tokyo.
[Dr. Daiya OZAKI]
-Dr. Daiya Ozaki, MD, Ph.D.
-The Japanese Orthopaedic Association, Authorized Orthopedist and Authorized
Sports Doctor .
-Japanese Physical Education Association, Authorized Sports Doctor.
-Japanese Para-Sports association, Authorized Para-Sports Doctor.
-A great variety of experiences as a team doctor in International Para-Sports
Competitions, including Rio Paralympics (2016) and London Paralympics (2012).
[Mr. Yoshihisa OKAMOTO]
-Graduated from Gifu College of Pharmacy.
-Qualified as a pharmacist, 1st kind environmental health manager（nation
-Researcher, Japan University of Economics Graduate School, Pharmacy Management
-Office worker at a pharmaceutical company.
-Part time lecturer at school of medicine, Nagoya municipal university.
-Qualified as a pharmacist, 1st kind environmental health manager（national
-Licensed for medical institute management（2nd grade ; private license）.
[Ms. Kuniko OTSUKA Ph.D.]
-Yokohama College of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy.
-Center for Clinical Pharamacy.
[Mr. Shinichi SHIBATA]
-Kanda University of International Studies,Career Education Center.
-Presenter of NHK Radio "Business Communication in Simple English"
-Graduated from Master of Business Administration at University of London.
-Have 20-year overseas business experience in London, Dusseldorf and Frankfurt.
-Many books published, including “Intellectual Conversations in English”
[Mr. SON YOUNG HWAL]
-BBA in Marketing, University of Iowa (1987).
-MA in East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Kansas (1990).
-Worked in Entertainment/Media/Intellectual Business for nearly 30 years.
-Lived in the USA for 10 years.
[Ms. Reiko MORI]
-A medical/healthcare interpreter
-International University of Health and Welfare Graduate School
Master's Program in Graduate School of Medical Welfare
Medical and Welfare Management Major.
Medical Interpreter / International Medical Management Master's Degree.
-A freelancer, medical/pharmaceutical interpreter and translator
-Worked for pharmaceutical company for nearly 19 years.
-Lived abroad for 10 years (5 years in US, 5 years in Hong Kong).
[Prof. Kinuko TAKAHASHI]
-Professor at Osaka Jogakuin University, Faculty of International and English
Studies since September 2018. -Specializes in applied linguistics and phonetics
-Worked as a Japanese-English interpreter for over 20 years after graduating from Sophia University, Faculty of Foreign Languages,
Department of German.
-Completed the doctoral program at Sophia University in 2013. Doctoral (linguistics).
-Associate member of Sophia University Institute for International Language
-Interpreter guide passed in 1997.
-Started tea ceremony from the second year of junior high school.
[Mr. Robert Steven Kane]
-English literature teacher, end of life care adviser
-Education: Middle Valley University, Middle Valley, Vermont
-Graduated English language course.
-St. Johns Fisher University, Rochester, New York.
-Acquired elementary and junior high school teacher license. May 1999
-Hospice Care Assistant Certified.
[Mr. Tatsuya INOUE]
-In charge of posting to the MELSA Newsletter Column from August 2019; "Shiatsu in global perspective".
-Born in 1976. Moved from Tokyo to Yamanashi Prefecture in February 2019.
-Graduated from Japan Shiatsu College (2010).
(Anma massage Shiatsu-shi qualification acquisition)
-Graduated from Hokkaido University, Faculty of Literature (2003).
-One year study abroad at the University of Warwick, UK (2000-2001).
(As a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar).
-Opened Shiatsu Clinic (2010). Now specializing in visits.
-Worked as accounting in a foreign financial institution (2007-2016).
-Worked as accounting department at a machine manufacturer (2005-2007).
-Worked as a system engineer at IT system developer (2003-2005).
PROFILE: Representative Director
-Born in 1952. Birthplace; Hokkaido, Suttsu-cho.
-Hirosaki University Graduate School of Health Sciences, (Ph. D.), Major:
Medical Life Sciences.
-Stanford University, ESL Program, Intensive Course, 1987 - 1989.
-Tokyo University of Science, Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Major:
[Qualification / Certificate]
-Pharmacist, Laboratory medical technologist, Public health Laboratory
-Certified "Sports Pharmacist Certificate" (2019 certified).
[Membership of academic society]
-Japanese Society of Hematology (JSH)
-Japanese Society of Travel Medicine,
-Japanese Society of Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Technology.
-The Tokyo MEDS July study, "Bone and Muscle Muscle and Joint Problems"
by Dr. Takayuki Osomi (Associate Professor, International University of
Health and Welfare), 7/14, Showa University School of Medicine, Hatanodai,
- "Summer medicine seminar" by Japanese Society of Travel Medicine,
Ochanomizu Sora City Conference Center, 7/6 Tokyo.
-Seminar “Food Problems in the World, Food Security in Japan” by professor
Shinichi Shibata (Kanda University of Foreign Studies Career Education
Center), Asahi Culture Center Shinjuku, 6.22 Tokyo.
-“CRITICAL LINK INTERNATINAL CLI 9 TOKYO” , Akasaka Campus, International University of Health and Welfare University,
-Tsurumi University Lifelong Education Course (4/11- 6/27): "Growth
and evolution of teeth" by Masatoshi Goto (Honorary professor)
-the 18th Japane Society of Travel Medicine, 4/6-7 Tokyo.
-Lecture "Having intestines and improving immunity" Lecturer:
Shinichiro Fujita (Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Medical and Dental University),
- The 10th The Japanese Society of Hematology Kanto Koshinetsu Regional
Association "Special Lecture: Impact of AI Application in Hematologic
Diseases Treatment" Performer: Prof. Y. Tojo (Hospital of the Institute
of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo) 3/23 Gotanda, Tokyo
-Lecture) "The secrets and phrases of English email transmitted"
Lecturer: Shinichi Shibata (Professor Professor, Kanda Foreign Language
Academy) , 3/19 Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
-Lecture "English Conversation of Knowledge and Education: The World
of the World 2 Artificial Intelligence (AI: Artificial Intelligence)"
Lecturer: Shinichi Shibata (Special Professor, Career Education Center,
Kanda University of Foreign Studies) , 3/9 Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
-Lecture "Cancer Immunotherapy" Lecturer: Kentaro Oki (Director,
Molecular Pathology Laboratory, Division of Childhood Blood and Oncology
Division, National Research Institute for Growth and Disease Research)
3/2 Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
-Lecture "How to interpret health checkup data" Lecturer: Yuji
Takazawa (Professor Professor, Tokyo Medical University) , 2/2 Yokohama
-Nurses' Seminar “ Allergy in children. 12/8 Ginza, Tokyo.
-Kansai “infectious diseases and vaccine” seminar. 2018/12/2 Osaka.
-Lecture ”how to express politeness and courteous in English” by David
A.Thayne. 12/1 Yokohama.
-Symposium “Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games”
All Japan; Enthusiastic movement toward “Festival and Culture”. 11/29 Nihonbashi,
-The 80th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Hematology 10/12-14
-Tsurumi University Continuing education (Autumn course 2018/10/4〜2019/01/24),
(1) “Skeletal System & Muscular System; Structure, Development and
, while seeking the structure and history of the human body
(2) “Understanding the Mechanism of diseases from Biology”
-Asahi World Forum 2018. The main theme for 2018; “Commitment to Future
Generation --- Building a more tolerant Society. 9/24-26 Tokyo, Japan.
-Tokyo International Sports Medicine Innovation Forum
"Japan Way in Sports Medicine beyond 2020" 9/22
-Lecture on introducing Japanese culture "Moon viewing" 9/16
-Lecture on introducing Japanese culture "Fast foods during the Edo
period" 2018/8/19 Yokohama
-Lecture on "Japanese Tea Ceremony" 7/18 Yokohama
-Lecture on "Osteoporosis" 7/16 Yokohama
-Lecture on a traditional Japanese culture "Kado" (Japanese flower
arrangements) 6/17 Yokohama
-Lecture on a traditional Japanese culture "Japanese architecture
" 5/20 Yokohama
-Lecture on a traditional Japanese culture "Japanese sake" 4/1
-Temple University Japan Campus, Continuing Education Course Summer 2012
"Medical English- A Practical Course for Health Professionals" (May - July 2012).
-Hawaii University & Nihon University Joint Program, Extracurricular
Lectures and Program
"Cross-cultural communication in English" (July - August 2004,
-Communication and Language Associates (CALA), Intensive Seminar Spring
"Teaching English to Young Students" (March 1998, Hawaii, USA).
-Two years as an experiment and research assistant in the laboratory of
biochemistry, Hokkaido Pharmaceutical University, Japan.
-Two and a half years teaching experience in medical and healthcare English
for communication and interpreting about basic knowledge in the subjects
of physiology, anatomy and pathology at a private miscellaneous school
in Tokyo, Japan.
-Approximately more than 20 years teaching experience in English education
especially for beginners and intermediate-level, including Japanese small
children, students and adults at English conversation schools in Japan.
1) "Psychosocial Consequences Among Nurses in the Affected Area of
the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 and the Fukushima Complex Disaster:
A Qualitative Study". Authors: Hideko Sato, RN, MPH; Teeranee Techasrivichien,
PhD; Atsuko Omori, PhD; Masako Ono-Kihara, PhD; and Masahiro Kihara, MD,
PhD. About the Authors' Affiliations: Department of Nursing, Tokyo Kasei
University, Saitama, Japan (Ms Sato), Department of Global Health and Socio-epidemiology,
Kyoto University School of Public Health, Kyoto, Japan (Drs Techasrivichien,
Ono-Kihara, and Kihara); and, Medical English Learning Support Association,
Tokyo, Japan (Dr Omori). Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2018;
2) "Relationship between radiosensitivity of human neonatal hematopoietic
stem/progenitor cells and individual maternal/neonatal obstetric factors".
Journal of Radiation Research 51: 755-763, 2010.
3) "Combined impact of the association between prepregnancy body mass
index (BMI) and gestational weight gain on the placental/umbilical cord
blood volume collected". Journal of Health Science 56: 414-421, 2010.
4) "Influence of obstetric factors on the yield of mononuclear cells,
the CD34+ cell count and the volume of placental/umbilical cord blood".
The Journal Obstetrics Gynaecology Research 36: 52-57, 2010.
5) "Correlations between the detection of stress-associated hormone/oxidative
stress markers in umbilical cord blood and the physical condition of the
mother and neonate". The Journal Obstetrics Gynaecology Research 36:
958-964, 2010 .
6) "Maternal and neonatal factors associated with the high yield of
mononuclear low-density/CD34+ cells from placental/umbilical cord blood".
The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine 215: 23-32, 2008.
Presentation at International meeting:
1) "Influence of obstetric factors on the yield of mononuclear cells,
the CD34+ cell count and the volume of placental/umbilical cord blood".
The 39th Annual Scientific Meeting of ISEH. Experimental Hematology 2010;
38 (Supplement 1): S 24. 2010, September. Melbourne, Australia.
2) "Impact of the association between prepregnancy BMI and gestational
weight gain on the umbilical cord blood volume". The 38th Annual Scientific
Meeting of ISEH, Experimental Hematology 2009; 37 (Suppl 1): S 33. 2009,
September. Athens, Greece.