Messages from the CEO and President

Campuses and Affiliated Hospitals

Message from the CEO

OGAWA Hideoki_CEO
OGAWA Hideoki, CEO
Ever since the establishment of Juntendo University, the aim of our medical school has been to educate clinicians who are well versed in both the scientific and humanitarian aspects of medicine. We believe that healing the soul with a warm heart is just as important as treating of the human body by utilizing modern medical techniques and equipment. Thus, we have always emphasized patient-oriented management in our teaching curriculum, along with the ability to adjust to the changes in time and the will and courage to challenge the unknown. This spirit is also reflected in our medical research programs in the various departments. Research activities at Juntendo are world renowned for their quality and their contribution to the well-being of society. We believe that our institution is an outstanding place to conduct medical research for several reasons. First, without doubt, our university has one of the best medical schools in Japan as well as in the whole of Asia. Conveniently located in the heart of Tokyo, patients from all over the country are referred for advanced medical treatments. Thus, conditions rarely encountered elsewhere are frequently found at our university hospital. The huge volume of patients also allows us to accumulate excellent data in our various studies. Secondly, our university receives a number of research funds. Our university ranks first amongst private medical schools in Japan in the amount of research funding from the Japanese Government’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, and Technology (MEXT). We also receive large amounts of research funds from private corporations since our university is a private and unlike public institutions is not restricted in the amount of funds we may receive from the private sector. Our hospitals are equipped with up-to-date modern medical technology along with brand new hospital wings in the main university hospital in Tokyo and the branch hospitals in Urayasu (Chiba), Koshigaya (Saitama), and Izu-Nagaoka (Shizuoka). Thirdly, our university takes pride in accepting a large number of international researchers. The world of academics is without borders, and we believe that working together with people from different backgrounds will result in the development of new ideas and discoveries. To serve this purpose, I would like to invite highly motivated individuals from around to the world to conduct research studies at Juntendo University.

Message from the President

ARAI Hajime_President
ARAI Hajime, President
The history of the university dates back to the late Edo period, in 1838, when university founder Taizen Sato established a school of Dutch medicine known as “Wadajuku” in Yagenbori, Edo (present-day Higashi Nihonbashi, Tokyo). This is what makes us the oldest Western medicine school in Japan still in operation. In 1843, Taizen Sato moved to Sakura, Shimousa (present-day Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture) and renamed the school, thus opening Juntendo as a school of Dutch medicine and as a clinic.Juntendo University now has seven faculties: Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Health and Sports Science, Faculty of Health Care and Nursing, Faculty of Health Science and Nursing, Faculty of International Liberal Arts, Faculty of Health Science, and Faculty of Medical Science (to open in 2022). It also has three graduate schools: Graduate School of Medicine, Graduate School of Health and Sports Science, and Graduate School of Health Care and Nursing. The university has now grown to provide education to around 5,400 students. Furthermore, Juntendo University has six university hospitals attached to the Faculty of Medicine, with a total of 3,443 beds. These six university hospitals serve as bases for mutual cooperation with local communities and other medical institutions, and their medical care network is one of the largest in Japan. The university’s five campuses and six hospitals are located in Tokyo and the nearby Chiba, Saitama, and Shizuoka Prefectures. Of these, the main Hongo-Ochanomizu Campus is located in the center of the international city of Tokyo. Tokyo is the capital of Japan and one of the world’s most attractive cities, visited by many international guests from all over the globe for sightseeing and business. There are countless attractions such as gourmet food, amusement, fashion, and tourist attractions. In Tokyo, you can enjoy not only the latest art, music, and fashion, but also traditional Edo culture such as Noh and Kabuki. Tokyo is an exciting cultural city that combines new culture and old traditions. Learning in this fascinating place with Japanese and international students from all over the world will become one of your life’s most treasured and irreplaceable memories. Going forward, as a base for education, research, and advanced and regional medical care, we will promote initiatives for international contribution through education, research, and practice in medicine, sports health science, nursing science, physical therapy science, radiology for medical treatment, and international liberal arts, aiming to become a university with a presence on the world stage that continues to be acknowledged by society. I am looking forward to seeing you all at Juntendo University.