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[Event Report] The 1st Breakfast Study Session “How to Communicate Medical Information and Make Choices?” (October 31, 2023)

[Event Report] The 1st Breakfast Study Session “How to Communicate Medical Information and Make Choices?” (October 31, 2023)

Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI) held organizing breakfast study session for individual supporting members and those interested in health care policy from various fields.

The lecture for the first session, Ms. Naoko Iwanaga, a freelance medical journalist, provided a lecture titled “How to Communicate Medical Information and Make Choices?”

The lecture provided many insights from Ms. Iwanaga’s wide range of knowledge, including her motivation to become a medical journalist, her thoughts on web media cultivated throughout her career, and the value of accurate information and how to determine the value of accurate information.

In the Q&A session, in addition to questions received in advance and, there was a lively exchange of opinions.


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■ Profile
Naoko Iwanaga
After graduating from the University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Letters, Ms. Iwanaga joined the Yomiuri Shimbun in April 1998. After working as a reporter in the social affairs department and medical affairs departments, became editor-in-chief of yomiDr. in 2015. In May 2017, she joined BuzzFeed Japan and founded BuzzFeed JapanMedical, where she writes medical articles from a variety of perspectives. Since July 2023, he has been working as a freelance reporter, distributing medical articles in “The Newsletter of Naoko Iwanaga, Medical Reporter” and other publications on theLetter, a newsletter media platform provided by OutNow, Inc. Part-time customer service worker at an Italian restaurant in Tokyo since August 2022, in addition to her day job. She is the author of “Can Words Save Lives? Life and Death, from the Field of Care” (Shobunsha) and “Today, too, in the Light of the Restaurant” (East Press).

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