Invitation to HGPI 48th Special Breakfast Meeting “The COVID-19 Response and Considering Health Policy from 2040” (Guest speaker: Kazuhito Ihara, Director-General, Health Insurance Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
date : 8/12/2022
Thank you for your continued support of Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI).
It is our pleasure to invite you to a special breakfast meeting detailed below that will feature Kazuhito Ihara Director-General, Health Insurance Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
As you may be aware, Mr. Ihara’s past responsibilities include the establishment of the Long-Term Care Insurance System, health insurance reform, countermeasures for Japan’s declining birth rate, creating the new system of welfare for people with disabilities, addressing issues with pension records, and formulating the Act on Medical Care for Patients with Intractable Diseases. His past activities also include roles at JETRO New York and the Prime Minister’s official residence. After serving as Director-General for Policy Planning and Coordination and Director-General of the Health Policy Bureau, he assumed his current position of Director-General of the Health Insurance Bureau in June 2022. Based on his many years of experience in key administrative positions at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Mr. Ihara will share his thoughts on Japan’s healthcare system, prospects for the social security system, and the future of our country. He will also be discussing these perspectives with everyone in attendance. We would be honored if you were to join us.
Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute
- Title: “The COVID-19 Response and Considering Health Policy from 2040”
- Speaker: Kazuhito Ihara(Director-General, Health Insurance Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
*This event is invitation-only.
* As a measure against COVID-19, we are restricting capacity significantly compared to past events. Additionally, we will be measuring guests’ body temperatures at reception and all attendees will be asked to disinfect their hands with alcohol before entering the venue. The venue will be arranged so that attendees can observe social distancing practices. Microphones and other equipment will be thoroughly disinfected. We kindly request all participants pay ample consideration to ensuring peace of mind and safety for everyone at the event.