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Today, Hiroko Shohoji and her family became a new member of our network! They are living in Belgium. Hiroko et al. have translated some contents of this website into French. Translations of other papers are under way.

Their website:
Réseau International d'Etude de la Vie, Belgique

I really appreciate their translation into French, especially, Brain Dead Person and What is Life Studies.

If you are interested in translation into your native language, or language in your country, please do not hesitate to contact us.

And I have just finished writing the manuscript of a new book. You can see a sample of the printout in the photo. I will write about the contents and the title of the book in the next next entry.

What's New: Links related to Réseau International d'Etude de la Vie, Belgique. List of Associates Sites.



I am going to join the conference, Clinical Bioethics: A Starting Point for Dialogue between Japan and the United States, held in Kyoto University, in July 19-20. I will talk about a clinical case on brain death and transplantation. The participants include professor Stuart J. Youngner, M.D. and other professors at Case Western Reserve University, USA, and professor Akira Akabayashi,M.D. and other professors at Kyoto University. If you are interested in this conference, please contact Noriko Nagao <>.

Photo: colorful lights reflected on the table.

What's New: New information about the revision of Organ Transplantation Law were added to "Some Remarks on the Proposals for the Revision of Japan's Organ Transplantation Law," here and here.


Information of a Ph.D. research program:

The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS, Leiden, The Netherlands) is inviting applicants to submit Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral research proposals for participation in the Socio-genetic Marginalization in Asia Programme (SMAP). For particulars and application procedure, see:

Photo: bottles of Japanese sake.

What's New: Nothing