Naoki Akahane, MD MSc

Director, Office of Health Insurance System Advancement Promotion, Division for Health Care and Long-term Care Integration, Health Insurance Bureau Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Govt. of Japan

Naoki Akahane_photoDr. Naoki Akahane graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University, in 2005 and joined the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in 2007. After working on revisions of ethical guidelines regarding integrative medicine and clinical research, he completed his Masters’ Degree in international health policy at the University of London.

In 2009 Dr. Akahane became involved in cancer registration and cancer screening as the officer responsible for cancer countermeasures as well as for countermeasures against lifestyle-related diseases (such as metabolic syndrome, myocardial infarction, etc), protection for atomic bomb victims, and national examinations for physicians and other medical professionals. He assumed his current position in July 2014.