Japan – China Sasakawa Medical Fellowship

This programme was launched with a tripartite agreement among the Ministry of Health P.R. China, the Japan China Medical Association and SMHF in August 1986. During the first ten years starting in 1987, a total of 1,000 Chinese medical doctors and researchers were granted to study in Japan for one year in various fields in medicine and health care. The programme was extended for another 15 years by The Nippoin Foundation Fund, and is expected to benefit the total of 2,200 medical and personnel over the twenty years since the start of the programme.