Research area

Kampo Education and Training Center

Outline of the research

In the model core curriculum for medical education, pharmaceutical sciences education and nursing education, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has employed Kampo medicine. For example, in the 2018 revision of the model core curriculum for Japanese medical education, one sentence, ‘Outline the characteristics of Kampo medicine (traditional Japanese medicine), and indication and pharmacological effects of major Kampo formulas’, was observed. Herewith, many medical faculties address Kampo education. On the other hand, there is few academia who pursue Kampo medicine with Kampo concepts. Therefore, it is necessary to cultivate academia capable of Kampo education.

The purposes of this center are (1) making the establishment of training system of Kampo education, (2) providing the Kampo clinical training to medical doctors and/or pharmacists.

Research Projects

  • Pharmacological effects of Kampo medicines and their herbal components, as well as their mechanisms of action
  • Search for indicators of clinical pathology of Kampo medicine and “sho”

Process of diagnosis and treatment in traditional medicine


  • Kampo Medicine
  • Kampo Formulation
  • Crude Drug
  • Treatment founded on Kampo Diagnosis


  • Prof. Naotoshi Shibahara (Center Chief)
  • Prof. Yutaka Shimada
  • Prof. Atsushi Kato
  • Assoc. Prof. Makoto Fujimoto
  • Assist. Prof. Hidetosi Watari

Researcher in charge