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6th Tekijuku Lectures -- A Comparative History of Hospitals and Pharmaceutical Companies -- Europe and Japan

2013-9-21 (Sat) - 2013-10-5 (Sat)

In order to honor the achievements of Tekijuku, the Tekijuku Memorial Association has held Tekijuku Lectures since 2008 for the purpose of discussing the historical role and the spirit embodied in Tekijuku.
In this 6th series of lectures, speakers will talk about the importance hospitals played in the development of medical treatment and the technological revolution in medical treatment driven by pharmaceutical companies. The lecturers will take a look at the history of hospitals and pharmaceutical companies in Europe and Japan mainly in terms of their management.
Hospitals have become what they are today through a variety of management innovations. These lectures will take a look at how hospitals in Switzerland changed from the second half of the 19th century through the first half of the 20th century in relation to progress in medical technology and how this progress changed the medical market. Additionally, these lectures will focus on strategies of foreign-financed pharmaceutical companies in Japan after the war, examining their innovative way of doing things, research and development that greatly affected Japanese counterparts. Finally, these lectures will discuss the situation in Japan during the dynamic decline and renewal of the vaccine industry in the world since the 1980s.

  1. Saturday, September 21, 2:00 ~ 3:30 p.m. -- "The History of Hospitals in Switzerland," Pierre-Yves DONZÉ, Associate Professor, Hakubi Project, Kyoto University
  2. Saturday, September 28, 2:00 ~ 3:30 p.m. -- "Foreign-financed Pharmaceutical Companies after WWII -- The Development Process of Japan Business," TAKEUCHI Ryosuke, Associate Professor, Yokohama National University, The International Graduate School of Social Sciences
  3. Saturday, October 5, 2:00 ~ 3:30 p.m. -- "The Decline and Renewal in the Vaccine Industry in the World since the 1980s viewed from Japan," Julia YONGUE, Professor, Faculty of Economics, Hosei University

Coordinator: SAWAI Minoru, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University
Venue: Room #507, 5F,  Nakanoshima Center, Osaka University, 4-3-53 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka

Space is limited to 50 (on a first-come, first-served basis)


  • Adults: 4,500 yen (or 1,500 yen per class)
  • Tekijuku Memorial Association members: 3,000 yen (or 1,000 yen per class)
  • Individuals who enroll in three lectures will receive a certificate of completion.

Making applications: Follow the directions in the flyer available for download below and make applications. The original application deadline of Friday, September 13, 2013 has been postponed to the day preceding each of the lectures. (Applications will automatically be terminated once all seats are filled.)

For more information, contact: Tekijuku Memorial Center, Tekijuku Commemoration Association Office, Osaka University

  • Tel: 06-6850-5016
  • Fax: 06-6850-5015
  • Email: kinenkai[a] (Please replace [a] with @ when using this address.)
Date: 2013-9-21 (Sat) - 2013-10-5 (Sat)
Registration: Registration by email is required.

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