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Japanese governor signs agreements with Johns Hopkins and Harvard medical schools to open first US medical school in Japan

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 06 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3766
  1. Gavin Blair
  1. 1Kawasaki

Japan’s first US medical school is to be established in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo.

The new facility, which will be a joint venture between leading US and Japanese universities, is part of a plan by the Kanagawa governor, Yuji Kuroiwa, to turn the prefecture into a centre of healthcare excellence. The provisionally named Medical Innovation School …

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