Kiyoshi Kurokawa print  
Dr. Kurokawa is President of the Science Council of Japan and of Pacific Science Association;member of the Science and Technology Policy Committee of the Cabinet of the government; formerly Professor of Medicine of Departments of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine and also at the University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine; currently Professor of the Research Institute of Science and Technology, Tokai University, and of Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology of the University of Tokyo, and Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo; Master of American College of Physicians and Governor of its Japan Chapter; Elected member of many professional societies including Association of American Physicians, Institute of Medicine of National Academies of USA, InterAcademy Council, Committee for Science Policy and Review of the International Council of Science, President of Pacific Science Association, Commissioner of the WHO Commission for Social Determinants of Health (2005-); received the Order of Purple from the Government of Japan for Excellence in Academic Achievements in 1999.
Healthcare Policy; Global and Local Perspectives
With rapid advances in public health, medical science and technology over the last century, healthcare policy has become major social issues in economically affluent nations and wide public awareness for such treatment Basic principle that governs healthcare policy is how to balance its access, quality, and cost. Nonetheless, when looked at global perspective, poverty and poor social factors are the key for health. How we prioritize the stakeholders of health policies.