OECD Health Ministerial and High-Level Policy Forum


Kiyoshi Kurokawa

University of Tokyo

Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo and National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, and Distinguished Professor of Tokai University. A graduate of the University of Tokyo School of Medicine, a physician; spent 15 years of his medical career at University of Pennsylvania, UCLA and University of Southern California; professor of Medicine at UCLA, University of Tokyo, Dean of Tokai University of Medical School; served as Vice President and President of Science Council of Japan (1996-2002), Science Advisor to Prime Ministers of Japan (2002-04, PM Abe and Fukuda), WHO commissioner (2005-09), foreign member of the US National Academy, Chair and Representative Director of Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT: 2013-18) ; Chaired Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission by the National Diet of Japan, first time of this kind in Japan, awarded "2012 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award" of AAAS for this leadership; served as Vice President of World Dementia Council created in 2013 by G8 Summit hosted by David Cameron; Chair of Corona Epidemic 'AI Analyses and Simulation' and Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize, both of the Government of Japan; Chair of the Board of Health and Global Policy Institute, a top ranked independent think-tank in the world. He was awarded L'ordre national de la légion d'honneur from French Government (2009).