- Academic Fellow, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan
1962, MD, University of Tokyo. 1979-84, Professor, UCLA School of Medicine; 1989-96, Professor, University of Tokyo; 1996-2002, Dean and Professor, Tokai University School of Medicine; 1999-2002, Vice-President, then 2002-06, President, Science Council of Japan; 2006-08, Special Adviser, Cabinet of Japan; 2005-09, Commissioner, Commission for Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization; since 2006, current position. Founding Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute; since December 2011, Chairman, Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission, National Diet of Japan. Member, various ministry committees, Japanese Government. Author of numerous books, chapters and papers.