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2009年の春ごろにある先輩が進行癌であることの知らせを聞いて書いた記事。 海外...

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夢のデータベースの資金源

前述の夢のデータベースを支える資金源ですが,診察券を兼ね備えたクレジットカードを...

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古風な上司

先週は日本の上司が訪問してきていた。 いつもながらに、昔ながらのウェットな日本式...

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New Job

Dear My Friends, I am sorry for my late update about my next challenge. From this May, I am working as a kind of a public servant at Kasumigaseki. You can check the title and the organization at the Linkedin....

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Time has passed very quickly

It had been 3 years since I visited my hometown in Japan last time. And I hadn't seen Japanese TV programs for over 10 years. Now I feel like a 'Urashima-Taro', who is the main character in a very famous...

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Going back to Japan!!

Recently, my life is hectic. And this is the excuse why I didn't post any article on this blog. :-) Why am I so busy now? The reason is that my current employer is nearly in bankruptcy!!! Ooh, scary!! :-)...

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Different surname between husband and wife

In Japan, there has been a discussion on whether different surname between husband and wife should be allowed or not. The main opposition to this different surname appears to attribute to a fear that it will challenge social order, because...

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Let's walk alone

As long as we follow the crowd, we will not reach further than the crowd. If we want to see something which nobody has ever reached, we need to walk alone. Don't be afraid that we are not in the...

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Look at myself objectively

As long as a person is a human, the person must have anything flawed somewhere. If there is somebody perfect in this world, it should be the god. In this context, we don't need to be scared of not being...

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Off-label use

In connection with drug lag problem (there is substantial delay in marketing approval of new drugs in Japan, comparing with FDA, EMEA), off-label use of already approved drugs has been raised as a problem in Japan. In order to solve...

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元気出して行こう

新年明けましておめでとうございます. 横着して今年は年賀状も新年挨拶メールも出せ...

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Get out of my comfort zone

This article will be the last one of this year 2009. Taking this opportunity, I would like to sincerely appreciate all people around me. I have tried to get out of my comfort zone all the time. Accordingly, I have...

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Challenge in new therapeutic area

This is my own memo to check before challenging myself to a new therapeutic area in Medical Affairs task. 1. It will need about 3 months for me to thoroughly capture the necessary medical knowledge in a new therapeutic area....

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Weird Discussion about H1N1 vaccine in Japan

In Japan, there is a weird belief about H1N1 vaccine. It is said that a vaccine of foreign manufacturer is dangerous. This belief may originally have several assumptions; 1) a foreign vaccine would not be tested for Japanese population, 2)...

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Consolidate medical institutions in Japan

In connection with JAL's financial crisis, the necessity of many airports has been questioned in Japan. Basically, there is at least one airport in a prefecture in Japan. Most of the usage of the airports are commercial flights by air...

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It is easy to blame, but hard to accommodate.

When we face something or someone unpleasant beyond our understanding. We tend to blame it or the person. But this blaming makes matters worse and just ends up with spoiling the relationship with the person. What we need to do...

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Medical Affairs in Japan

Following the previous entry, I would like to explain the Medical Affairs situation in Japan. This area isn't matured yet in Japan, though many foreign-capital pharmaceutical company so called GAISHI has been trying to expand Medical Affairs function to reach...

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Medical Affairs

In pharmaceutical industry, there is a field called 'Medical Affairs'. And this has been well established in western countries. The objective of this role is to support marketing team from scientific standpoint. Along with the expansion of pharmaceutical industry, this...

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Japanese Nationality

If I try to figure out characteristic of Japanese nationality with simple word, it will be well expressed in 'perfectionism'. Owing to this unparalleled perfectionism, the current financial power has been established by manufacturing perfect product. Once something was invented...

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The first step to knowing

When people get to know something new, what we need to know is what we don't know. Once we can realize what we still don't know, let's think about what is practically needed to eliminate that ignorance. As long as...

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