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“Health Technology Innovation In Japan: Challenges and Opportunities in Turbulent Times” Q&A with Kenichi Matsumoto, Sakura Global Holding Co. Ltd. and Sakura Seiki Co. Ltd.

National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) just released a new Q&A with Kenichi Matsumoto (Sakura Global Holding, Sakura Seiki) that examines the future of innovation related to Japan’s health sector:

“Health Technology Innovation In Japan: Challenges and Opportunities in Turbulent Times”
Q&A with Kenichi Matsumoto, Sakura Global Holding Co. Ltd. and Sakura Seiki Co. Ltd.

SUMMARY

As Japan’s government strives to reduce spending, placing healthcare costs at the top its agenda, Japanese health-related private sector companies face growing challenges in the domestic market.

NBR spoke with Kenichi Matsumoto of Sakura Global Holding and Sakura Seiki Co. about the current challenges and future direction for health technology innovation in Japan.

Read this interview to learn:

- How are the Japanese government and private sector addressing healthcare challenges resulting from Japan’s aging population?

- How are cuts in government spending impacting Japan’s medical devices industry?

- What measures should be taken by Japan’s government and industry to drive future health technology innovation in Japan?

This Expert Interview is part of the run-up to the 2012 Pacific Health Summit, which will focus on “Affordability and Technologies for Health.”
Learn more about the Pacific Health Summit:
http://www.pacifichealthsummit.org/

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