Organizational structure

Philosophy and organizational structure

As the outline suggests, we emphasize support for self-determination based on trial and error and dialogs between the workers and organizations concerning health.
It is well known that the WHO defines well-being as physical, mental, and social health. However, in reality, fulfilling all these aspects is difficult. Every worker must go through a process of trial and error after obtaining appropriate information. Following this, they must choose the health they aim for, including which of the three aspects they will focus on. The importance of supporting self-determination also applies to the organizations that employ and engage workers. To put this in another way, our ultimate objective is to support the blossoming of individuals and organizations through work.

Promoters

The five founders of this association are Fujio Kayama, emeritus professor at Jichi Medical University; Nobuo Kuroki, emeritus professor at Toho University; Katsutoshi Tanaka, professor of Occupational Mental Health academic unit at the Kitasato University Graduate School of Medical Science; Kōji Mori, professor at the Institute of Industrial Ecological Sciences, University of Occupational and Environmental Health; and Takenori Mishiba (leading founder), professor at the Kindai University Faculty of Law. Shigeya Nakajima, a former professor at Sophia University and an authority in labor jurisprudence, has been appointed as the representative director.

Organizational structure

Officers

[Counselors]

Yoshiji Aizawa (emeritus professor, Kitasato University)
Hiromoto Itō (director, Futaba Recovery Clinic, affiliated to Futaba Medical Center, Fukushima; emeritus professor (orthopedics), Nippon Medical School; former chairperson, Labour Insurance Appeal Committee; emeritus member, Japanese Orthopaedic Association, etc.)
Kōki Inoue (professor, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine)
Masakazu Hiraoka (former chairperson, Labour Insurance Appeal Committee, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare; emeritus professor, Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
Kōichirō Yamaguchi (emeritus professor, Sophia University; former chairperson, Central Labour Relations Committee)

[Representative director]

Shigeya Nakajima (former professor, Sophia University; former member, Labour Insurance Appeal Committee)

[Permanent directors]

(General person in charge)
Takenori Mishiba (professor, Kindai University Faculty of Law)

Kōichi Kamata (emeritus professor, Toyo University; chairperson, Labour Policy Council)
Fujio Kayama (emeritus professor, Jichi Medical University)
Takashi Kawamura (emeritus professor, Kyoto University)
Nobuo Kuroki (emeritus professor, Toho University; representative director, Japanese Society for Occupational Mental Health)
Hajime Kurosawa (professor, Occupational Health, Tohoku University School of Medicine)
Narifumi Suganuma (professor, Kochi University)
Katsutoshi Tanaka (professor, Occupational Mental Health, Kitasato University Graduate School of Medical Science)
Kōtarō Taneichi (professor, J.F. Oberlin University College of Arts and Sciences)
Tetsuo Nomiyama (professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Shinshu University School of Medicine)
Kōji Mori (professor, Institute of Industrial Ecological Sciences, University of Occupational and Environmental Health)
Miyuki Yanai (Canon Inc.)

[Inspector]

Kengo Minami (professor, College of Law, Nihon University)

[Directors]

(Legal studies)
Sho Ōhashi (former professor, Japanese Red Cross Kyushu International College of Nursing; former director in charge of Legal Editing Department, Yuhikaku Publishing)
Kōichi Kamata (emeritus professor, Toyo University; chairperson, Labour Policy Council)
Nobuo Hatanaka (former professor, Hakuoh University; former deputy secretary-general, Central Labor Relations Committee)
Shino Naitō (deputy chief researcher, Japan Institute for Labor Policy and Training)
Takenori Mishiba (professor, Kindai University Faculty of Law)
Yūichirō Mizumachi (professor, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo)

(Legal practice)
Makoto Iwade (attorney at law, Law Office Loi United; visiting professor, Chiba University and Meiji Gakuin University)
Hideo Ogawa (attorney at law, Ver Law Office)
Kenichi Kojima (attorney at law, Torikai Law Office)
Daisuke Sakuma (attorney at law and director, Tsumakoi Law Office)
Hisanobu Yamada (attorney at law, Yamada Sogo Law Office; former special professor, Osaka University)
Hajime Yoshida (attorney at law and director, Tenma Law Office; former visiting professor, Kyoto University)

(Management studies)
Yasuhiro Hattori (associate professor, Kobe University Graduate School of Business Administration)

(Medicine)
Minoru Arai (director, Mental Clinic, Tokyo Rinkai Hospital; visiting associate professor, Psychiatry, Juntendo University)
Ginji Endō (emeritus professor, Osaka City University; director, Osaka Occupational Health Service Center, Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association)
Yūko Odagiri (lecturer, Public Health, Tokyo Medical University)
Fujio Kayama (emeritus professor, Jichi Medical University)
Norito Kawakami (graduate school professor, University of Tokyo)
Takashi Kawamura (emeritus professor, Kyoto University)
Nobuo Kuroki (emeritus professor, Toho University; representative director, Japanese Society for Occupational Mental Health)
Hajime Kurosawa (professor, Occupational Health, Tohoku University School of Medicine)
Eiji Shibata (special professor, Public Health Management Center, Aichi Medical University)
Hidesuke Shimizu (emeritus professor, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo)
Jōichirō Shirahase (director, Center for Health Design, Tokyo Saiseikai Central Hospital; former special associate professor, Department of Neuropsychiatry, Keio University School of Medicine)
Narifumi Suganuma (professor, Kochi University)
Shigeru Sōkejima (professor, Department of Public Health and Occupational Medicine, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine)
Masayuki Tatemichi (professor, Public Health & Social Medicine, Basic Medicine Department, Tokai University School of Medicine)
Katsutoshi Tanaka (professor, Occupational Mental Health, Kitasato University Graduate School of Medical Science)
Teruomi Tsukahara (professor [specific appointment], Department of Occupational Health, Shinshu University School of Medicine)
Akizumi Tsutsumi (professor, Public Health unit, Kitasato University School of Medicine)
Tetsuo Nomiyama (professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Shinshu University School of Medicine)
Atsurō Hamada (professor, Tokyo Medical University)
Sōichirō Maruyama (emeritus professor, Kobe Shinwa Women’s University)
Kōji Mori (professor, Institute of Industrial Ecological Sciences, University of Occupational and Environmental Health)

(Psychology)
Yasutada Ōtsuka (associate professor, Division of Psychology, Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba)
Akito Shimazu (professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University)
Kōtarō Taneichi (professor, J.F. Oberlin University College of Arts and Sciences)

(Related areas)
Occupational health and nursing studies
Noriko Nishikido (professor, Faculty of Nursing, Tokai University School of Medicine)

Industrial epidemiology
Masaya Takahashi (center director, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan)

Sociology
Tatsushi Ogino (professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Shizuoka University)

Occupational health and safety law policy studies
Yasuo Toyosawa (fellow researcher, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan)
Shigeo Umezaki (director, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan)
Katsutoshi Ōdō (center director, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan)
Hiroshi Jōnai (special professor, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University; director, Research Center for Chemical Information and Management, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan)
Naotaka Kikkawa (senior researcher, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan)

(Government administration)
Yū Tadano (former manager, Office for Occupational Disease Award Measures, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare; managing director, National Federation of Industrial Health Organizations)
Katsutoshi Tsukamoto (former manager, Chemical Hazards Control Division, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare; director, Boiler and Crane Safety Association)
Arimichi Handa (former director, Industrial Safety and Health Department, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare; managing director, Japan Boiler Association)

(Foreign health and safety law systems)
Masayoshi Karasawa (occupational health consultant [occupational health engineering], former director, Fukuoka Labor Standards Bureau)

(Clinical and occupational health practice)
Physicians
Masashi Kubota (director, Treatment and Work Balance Support Center, Osaka Rosai Hospital)
Akio Kōyama (vice-chairperson, Japanese Association of Neuro-Psychiatric Clinics; director, Yūrakuchō Sakura Clinic)
Tomoki Takano (director, Kōfukai Kanda-higashi Clinic)
Seitarō Dohi (supervising industrial physician, Health Care Materials Division, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.)
Kenichirō Nishi (supervising industrial physician, Jatco Ltd.; chairperson, Sansuiken)
Tsutahiro Hamaguchi (director, Firm and Brain; professor, Occupational Health, University of Occupational and Environmental Health)
Takeshi Hayashi (director, Hitachi Health Management Center, Hitachi, Ltd.; professor, Occupational Health, University of Occupational and Environmental Health)
Jirō Moriguchi (director, Kyoto Industrial Health Association; professor, Occupational Health, University of Occupational and Environmental Health)
Yasushi Yoshimura (director, Kōfukai Kanda-higashi Clinic)

Other professionals
Miyuki Yanai (Canon Inc.)

(Medical associations)
Yoshirō Matsumoto (permanent director, Japan Medical Association; director, Matsumoto Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Clinic)
Yūko Kamimura (permanent director, Japan Medical Association)

(Labor and social security attorney associations)
Megumi Nakatsuji (Nakamura & Nakatsuji Labor and Social Security Attorney Office; K.K. Infinity)
Hideki Morimoto (Morimoto Occupational Health Physician Office; labor and social security attorney)

(Mental health worker associations)
Ayako Tamura (chairperson, Japanese Association of Mental Health Social Workers; professor, Human Welfare Department, Seigakuin University)

(Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association)
Hitoshi Matsuba (manager, Health and Comfortable Workplaces Promotion Department, Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association)

(Occupational Health Promotion Foundation)
Takehiko Yamada (council member, Occupational Health Promotion Foundation)

(Support groups)
Tetsuya Inoue (permanent director, Association for Preventive Medicine of Japan)

(Others)
Kenji Abe (former permanent director, Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association)

(In charge of operations)
Eiji Shibata (representative, C&S Mental Health Partners; psychiatric and psychosomatic physician; former lecturer, Medicine, University of Tsukuba; former global project leader, Pfizer Japan Inc., etc.)

Committees

[Founding Preparation Committee]

(General person in charge)
Takenori Mishiba (professor, Kindai University Faculty of Law)

Yūko Odagiri (lecturer, Public Health, Tokyo Medical University)
Kōichi Kamata (emeritus professor, Toyo University; chairperson, Labor Policy Council)
Fujio Kayama (emeritus professor, Jichi Medical University)
Nobuo Kuroki (emeritus professor, Toho University; representative director, Japanese Society for Occupational Mental Health)
Katsutoshi Tanaka (professor, Occupational Mental Health, Kitasato University Graduate School of Medical Science)
Kōtarō Taneichi (professor, J.F. Oberlin University College of Arts and Sciences)
Toshiyuki Hara (lecturer, Meiji University School of Law)
Miyuki Yanai (Canon Inc.)
Takehiko Yamada (council member, Occupational Health Promotion Foundation)

[Editorial Committee]

Chairperson
Kōichi Kamata (emeritus professor, Toyo University; chairperson, Labour Policy Council)
Akizumi Tsutsumi (professor, Public Health unit, Kitasato University School of Medicine)
Deputy Chairperson
Takenori Mishiba (professor, Kindai University Faculty of Law)
Chief
Noritada Katō (industrial physician, Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.)
Naoyuki Saionji (attorney at law, Denmach? Law Office)
Takehiko Yamada (council member, Occupational Health Promotion Foundation)

Toshiya Irokawa (associate professor, Occupational Health, Tohoku University School of Medicine)
Masaki Imura (professor, Okinawa International University College of Law)
Teruhisa Uwatoko (hospital associate professor, Psychiatry, Kyoto University Hospital)
Hisashi Eguchi (professor, Department of Mental Health, Institute of Industrial Ecological Sciences, University of Occupational and Environmental Health)
Yūko Odagiri (lecturer, Public Health, Tokyo Medical University)
Fujio Kayama (emeritus professor, Jichi Medical University)
Tatsuya Sasaki (full-time lecturer, Nagoya Gakuin University Faculty of Law)
Toshiyuki Hara (lecturer, Meiji University School of Law)
Kōsuke Mafune (assistant professor, Department of Mental Health, Institute of Industrial Ecological Sciences, University of Occupational and Environmental Health)
Hajime Yoshida (director, Tenma Law Office; former visiting professor, Kyoto University)

[Planning and Operations Committee]

Chairperson
Takenori Mishiba (professor, Kindai University Faculty of Law)
Deputy Chairperson
Katsutoshi Tanaka (professor, Occupational Mental Health, Kitasato University Graduate School of Medical Science)

Shigemasa Aoki (representative director and industrial physician, Aoki Jūki Unyu K.K.)
Yōichi Inoue (attorney at law, Aisan Nishio Law Office)
Takayoshi Kajiwara (representative director, K.K. Kajiwara Industrial Physician Office)
Fujio Kayama (emeritus professor, Jichi Medical University)
Sachiko Kawasumi (director and industrial physician, Sendai Kawasumi Industrial Physician Office)
Takashi Kawamura (emeritus professor, Kyoto University)
Toshiya Kawaguchi (representative director, and labor and social security attorney, K.K. Man-to-Man Consulting)
Kenichi Kojima (attorney at law, Torikai Law Office)
Tatsuya Sasaki (full-time lecturer, Nagoya Gakuin University Faculty of Law)
Junki Shibuya (representative and industrial physician, G.K. One Pick)
Shino Naitō (deputy chief researcher, Japan Institute for Labor Policy and Training)
Toshiyuki Hara (lecturer, Meiji University School of Law)
Miyuki Yanai (Canon Inc.)
Takehiko Yamada (council member, Occupational Health Promotion Foundation)
Ryō Yodogawa (attorney at law, Cyber Law Japan Eichi Law Offices)

[IR Subcommittee, Planning and Operations Committee]

Chairperson
Takashi Kawamura (emeritus professor, Kyoto University)
Deputy chairperson
Takenori Mishiba (professor, Kindai University Faculty of Law)

Shigemasa Aoki (representative director and industrial physician, Aoki Jūki Unyu K.K.)
Mikiyoshi Iwane (industrial physician, Nippon Steel Wakayama Works; deputy chief director, NS Medical Healthcare Service)
Takayoshi Kajiwara (representative director, K.K. Kajiwara Industrial Physician Office)
Toshiya Kawaguchi (representative director and labor and social security attorney, K.K. Man-to-Man Consulting)
Sachiko Kawasumi (director and industrial physician, Sendai Kawasumi Industrial Physician Office)
Kenichi Kojima (attorney at law, Torikai Law Office)
Genki Shimizu (Towakai Universal Medical Service; in-house attorney)
Megumi Nakatsuji (Nakamura & Nakatsuji Labor and Social Security Attorney Office; K.K. Infinity)
Mikihiro Hayashi (representative director and industrial physician, VisMed, Inc.)
Hiroshi Matsuda (Japan Boiler Association)
Hideki Morimoto (Morimoto Occupational Health Physician Office; labor and social security attorney)
Minako Miyadomi (supervising industrial physician, Sumco Corp.)
Miyuki Yanai (Canon Inc.)
Hajime Yoshida (director, Tenma Law Office; former visiting professor, Kyoto University)
Ryō Yodogawa (attorney at law, Cyber Law Japan Eichi Law Offices)

[Publicity Committee]

Chairperson
Kōji Mori (professor, Institute of Industrial Ecological Sciences, University of Occupational and Environmental Health)
Deputy chairperson
Kenichi Kojima (attorney at law, Torikai Law Office)
Katsutoshi Tanaka (professor, Occupational Mental Health, Kitasato University Graduate School of Medical Science)
Chief
Yōichi Inoue (attorney at law, Aisan Nishio Law Office)
Takayoshi Kajiwara (representative director, K.K. Kajiwara Industrial Physician Office)

Yū Igarashi (industrial physician; research associate, Occupational Health, Tohoku University School of Medicine)
Masataka Iwane (industrial physician, Nippon Steel Wakayama Works; deputy chief director, NS Medical Healthcare Service)
Masaki Kobashi (industrial physician)
Junko Suzuki (Osaka Occupational Health Support Center)
Megumi Nakatsuji (Nakamura & Nakatsuji Labor and Social Security Attorney Office; K.K. Infinity)
Hideki Morimoto (Morimoto Occupational Health Physician Office; labor and social security attorney)
Minako Iyadomi (supervising industrial physician, Sumco Corp.)

[Qualification System Operations Committee (Training Committee)]

Chairperson
Takenori Mishiba (professor, Kindai University Faculty of Law)
Chief
Yōichi Inoue (attorney at law, Aisan Nishio Law Office)
Junki Shibuya (representative and industrial physician, G.K. One Pick)

Kenichi Kojima (attorney at law, Torikai Law Office)
Naoyuki Saionji (attorney at law, Denmachō Law Office)
Kōtarō Taneichi (professor, J.F. Oberlin University College of Arts and Sciences)
Takehiko Yamada (council member, Occupational Health Promotion Foundation)
Hajime Yoshida (director, Tenma Law Office; former visiting professor, Kyoto University)

[Awards and Research Grants Committee]

Chairperson
Fujio Kayama (emeritus professor, Jichi Medical University)
Shigeya Nakajima (former professor, Sophia University; former member, Labor Insurance Appeal Committee)

[International Exchange Committee]

Chairperson
Fujio Kayama (emeritus professor, Jichi Medical University)

Takenori Mishiba (professor, Kindai University Faculty of Law)

[Special Committee (Chemical Handling Policy Examination Committee)]

Chairperson
Hiroshi Jōnai (special professor, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University; director, Research Center for Chemical Information and Management, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan)
Deputy chairperson
Arimichi Handa (former director, Industrial Safety and Health Department, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare; managing director, Japan Boiler Association)

Yukiko Ishizaki (associate professor, Yokohama National University Graduate School of International Social Sciences)
Katsumi Ōkubo (deputy director, Aichi Occupational Health Support Center; labor standards inspector)
Fujio Kayama (emeritus professor, Jichi Medical University)
Eiji Shibata (special professor, Hygiene Studies Course, School of Medicine, Aichi Medical University)
Katsutoshi Tsukamoto (former manager, Chemical Hazards Control Division, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare; director, Boiler and Crane Safety Association)

[Special Committee (Investigation and Examination Committee on the State of Medical Care Compensation, Etc. for Mental Disorders, Etc. (provisional))]

Nobuo Kuroki (emeritus professor, Toho University; representative director, Japanese Society for Occupational Mental Health)

[Special Committee (Investigation and Examination Committee on Public Health Laws for Teleworkers (provisional))]

Kōichi Kamata (emeritus professor, Toyo University; chairperson, Labor Policy Council)
Minami Kawakubo (attorney at law, Torikai Law Office)
Katsutoshi Tanaka (professor, Occupational Mental Health, Kitasato University Graduate School of Medical Science)

[Collaborating members (Planning and Operations Committee)]

Naoyuki Saionji (attorney at law, Denmachō Law Office)
Genki Shimizu (Towakai Universal Medical Service; in-house attorney)
Mikihiro Hayashi (representative director and industrial physician, VisMed, Inc.)
Hiroshi Matsuda (Japan Boiler Association)

[Collaborating members (Training Committee)]

Kiichi Yamamoto (labor and social security attorney, Labor and Social Security Attorney Corporation Nihon Jinji)

[Secretarial]

Sachiko Kawasumi (industrial physician, Sendai Kawasumi Industrial Physician Office)

Secretariat

[Secretariat supervisor]

Kayoko Miyata

[Secretariat support]

Association for Preventive Medicine of Japan