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In June 2020, I had the privilege to be elected as the 20th President of the Japan Medical Association (JMA). JMA will be reborn as a stronger and more open "New JMA".

Until now, JMA has made various policy proposals. Going forward, I will make sure to convey more actively the reason behind the proposals and what happens as a result. Furthermore, we will have various discussions aiming to realize the appropriate healthcare. I want to introduce the activities and healthcare policies of JMA broadly as well as listen to different opinions.

JMA has received a lot of inquiries regarding the novel coronavirus infection. Thus, we are strengthening the JMA COVID-19 Expert Meeting and preparing for the next pandemic while verifying the responses to date. Additionally, we will further strengthen our responsiveness in the future, by means of encouraging the creation of the Japanese version of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) as an example, and will continuously be prepared for prospective outbreaks. We will enhance the mobility of disaster medicine and emergency medical care without forgetting the lessons learned from past disasters such as the Great East Japan Earthquake, as well as emerging infectious diseases, COVID-19 included. more>

Yoshitake YOKOKURAToshio Nakagawa, M.D., Ph.D.
President, Japan Medical Association

Introduction
The Japan Medical Association (JMA) is the national voice of Japanese physicians. Founded in 1916 and then re-established in its current form in 1947, the JMA's mission is to provide leadership for physicians and to promote the highest standards of medical ethics and education to protect the health of all Japanese citizens. On behalf of its members and the general public in Japan, the JMA performs a wide variety of functions, such as advocating health promotion and patient safety policies and strategies, advocating access to quality health care in local communities, and providing leadership and guidance to physicians to help them influence, manage and adapt to changes in health care delivery. more>