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Professor Rihito Kimura
Professor of Bioethics and
Law, Department of Human Health Sciences, School of Human Sciences,
Waseda University, Tokyo and Tokorozawa in Japan.
Director, International / Asian Bioethics Pogram, Senior Research
Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington,
The Adjunct Professor at Department of Family Medicine, Georgetown
University Medical school, Washington, D.C.
International Ethics Advisory Committee member of CIOMS (Council for
International Organizations of Medical Sciences / WHO)
The committee member of the editorial staff of "Medical Humanity's
Review" (the Medical cultural sciences laboratory at Texas University)
Chairperson, Hospital Ethics Committee of Tokyo Metropolitan Government,
and Committee Member, Council for Welfare and Health Policy Science,
Ministry of Health and Welfare, Government of Japan.
Bioethics / Basic and Clinical
Bioethics, Comparative Law, Human Rights and Bioethical issues.
--The Subject of Study--
Basic theory of Bioethics
/ A clinical case analysis and study.
The Cross-Cultural Research
and Analysis of Bioethical Problems, such as genetic recombination,
in-vitro fertilization, AIDS, brain death and an organ transplant,
death and dying, gene therapy in the social, natural, and environmental
context. Furthermore, the study of practical solution in formulating
the public policy.
--A Brief Summary
of the Career --
Rihito Kimura was born in
He graduated from the department of law and completed the doctoral
course (the post graduate course of law) at Waseda University (Tokyo).
Then, taught and had research work at various universities in Asia,
Europe, and U.S.A. and Japan. He was a professor of Chulalongkorn
University (Thailand), Saigon University (Vietnam), the graduate school
of Geneva University (Switzerland), Associate Director of The Ecumenical
Institute of WCC (World Council of Churches) and a visiting scholar
at The Centre for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University.
Since 1980 onward, he has held the directorship of International Asian
Bioethics Program at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown
Works / Translations --
Information of the Details
If you click some book-windows, you can find out some English papers
and documents written by Prof. Kimura.
"iwanami-houshakaigaku-kouza,the10th volume" ("The Iwanami lecture
of the Social jurisprudence"), joint authorship, Tokyo: Iwanami shoten,
"Bioethics-towa-nanika" ("What is Bioethics?"), Kitasato University,
"Seimeikagaku-wa-Iryou-wo-kaeruka" ("Bioscience changes Medical care?"),
joint authorship, Tokyo: Koudansha, Inc., 1984.
"Seimeikougaku-eno-Keikoku" ("The warning against Biotechnology"),
translation supervised, Tokyo: Ie-no-Hikari Corporation, 1984.
"Health Policy, Ethics and Human values?FAn International Dialogue",
joint authorship, Geneve: WHO-CIOMS, 1985.
"Inochi-wo-kangaeru: Bioethics-no-susume" ("The consideration to life:
The proposition of Bioethics"), publ. Nihon-hyouron-sha, Inc., Tokyo,
(Of course, his seminar students read this book many times.)
"Genetic Councelling in the World (Ethics and Human Genetics: A Cross-Cultural
Perspectives)", joint authorship, New York: Pergamon Press, 1987.
"Bioethics in the International Community", joint authorship, Elsevier
Science Publishers (Biomedical division), joint authorship, 1988.
"Bioethical and Socio-legal Aspects of the Elderly in Japan: with
Special Reference to Life-Sustaining Technologies", joint authorship,
Waseda University Press, 1988.
"Fiduciary Relationships and the Medical Profession: A Japanese Point
of View", Georgetown University Press, 1991.
"Jurisprudence in Genetics", joint authorship, Springer-Verlag, Heiderberg,
"Conflict and Harmony in Japanese Medicine: A Challenge to Traditional
Culture in Neonatal Care", joint authorship, University Publishing
Group, Inc., Frederick, Maryland, 1993.
"Asian Perspectives: Experimentation on Human Subjects in Japan-Bioethical
Perspectives in a Cultural Context", joint authorship, Council for
International Organizations of Medical Sciences, Geneve, 1993.
"Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit: Die veregessene Geschichte Japan",
joint authorship, Ethik und Medizin: Was leistet die Kodifizierung
von Ethik?, Wallsterin Verlag, Gottingen, Germany, 1997.
In addition, many documents and papers in English, German and Chinese.