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CJFH President Sun Yang and Party Secretary Zhou Jun Visit the Official Residence of Japanese Ambassador
Source: Posted Date:04-08-2018

On March 20, 2018, a group of seven led by Dr. Sun Yang, President of China-Japan Friendship Hospital (CJFH) and Mr. Zhou Jun, Party Secretary of CJFH, visited the official residence of the Japanese ambassador to China, where they had a meeting with the host on strengthening cooperation between the hospital and Japanese health institutions.
 
In his welcome remarks, Ambassador Yokoi Yutaka congratulated Dr. Sun on his new role as head of CJFH. Mr. Yokoi spoke highly of the remarkable progress this hospital has made during the last 30 years. He said this medical institution has been regarded as the most successful one among Japan’s official development assistance (ODA) programs. The ambassador also mentioned his connections with CJFH. Since he entered the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1979, he had translated CJFH’s construction plans and had visited the hospital with then Prime Minister Nakasone Yasuhiro. Moreover, in October 1984 he came to attend the opening ceremony of the hospital. 
 
Mr. Yokoi said that as a base for Japan-China medical exchange, CJFH has long worked as a bridge that connects scholars in both countries. As this year marks the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between China and Japan, he hopes Dr. Sun would visit health institutions in Japan to strengthen academic relations and personnel exchanges. 
 
Dr. Sun thanked the ambassador for his hospitality, saying that he had felt the strong ties between CJFH and its Japanese partners right after assuming the presidency of the Hospital. CJFH has enjoyed its unique role in promoting medical cooperation with Japan. Strategic agreements have been reached between CJFH and 12 Japanese institutions including the University of Tokyo, the Kyoto University, the Nagoya University, the Juntendo University, and the Kameda Medical Center. Since its establishment, the hospital has sent more than 2,000  practitioners to Japan for further education. Taking this opportunity, He would like to express his gratitude to the Japanese government, the Japanese embassy, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for training these talented individuals. Dr. Sun said, despite the rather short period of time after he came to work at CJFH, he has met with a number of Japanese experts including Professor Ken Takasaki (Chairman of the Japan Medical Association) of the Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery at Tokyo Women's Medical University, and Professor Masato Kusunoki (Chairman of the Japanese Society of Coloproctology) of the Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery at Mie University, and has felt their enthusiasm for medical exchange between the countries. As this year marks the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Peace and Friendship Treaty, the hospital has planned to organize 14 academic programs. Among them, as one of the highlights, the China-Japan Medical Summit Forum is scheduled to be held in October. It is expected that heads of relevant Japanese departments and medical institutions including the Japanese Embassy, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Japan-China Medical Association, and the Japanese Hospital Management Association and the University of Tokyo would attend this forum. While maintaining close communications with the Japanese Embassy, CJFH, as a symbol of friendship between the countries, is willing to provide Japanese expatriates with accessible medical care.
 
The two sides also had an in-depth discussion on academic exchange, personnel training, and project development.
 
Drs. Peng Mingqiang and Liu Peng, vice presidents of CJFH, Mr. Liu Xiao, chief of the the hospital’s general office, Mr. Yin Yongtie, executive of China-Japan exchange programs at CJFH, and Mr. Meng Huachuan, project manager of CJFH's inernational office were present in the meeting. On the Japanese side, Economic Minister Ishitsuki Hideo, Medical Officer Kitamura Kazuhisa, Counselor Totoriki Takeshi, Economic First Secretary Hano Yoshiro and Second Secretary (translator) Oishi Hiroko attended the event.