Leading to a Better Medical World in Japan
Our Duties as "Juntendo people"
Juntendo's original spirit is that "the atmosphere which allows free-competition can enhance and accelerate research and educational activities." In spite of its long history, Juntendo is almost free from academic cliques. Fostering an academic atmosphere where regardless of academic backgrounds, anyone with excellent abilities can be appointed to an academic position and can obtain opportunities to flourish.
Past and present students at Juntendo continue to share and relish this academic atmosphere. At Juntendo, research and educational activities are practiced based on ethical standards and people at Juntendo share and cultivate the feeling of togetherness under the notions of self-improvement, healthy competition, and mutual trust.
Since its establishment in 1873, Juntendo hospital has been leading the medical field in Japan with practitioners displaying cutting-edge medical skills and knowledge. We provide medical care and consultative services to patients (out-patient: 9,857 per day on average) in Japan, as well patients from Europe, North America, and South-East Asian countries. In addition, a number of our eminent faculty members are invited to international conferences and symposiums, and a lot of graduates and young professionals from abroad participate in our intern / study programs. Up to now, Juntendo has developed as an international and comprehensive health university to fulfill future needs of Japan and the world.
Medical Practice Based on the School Motto "JIN"
Although referred to as "Juntendo Hospital," Dr. SATO Takanaka, who took over the position of Dr. SATO Taizen, the founder of Juntendo, cultivated an atmosphere closer resembling that of a small and personable "Clinic." In 1871 he submitted an official document to change the hospital’s name to MEXT. He pointed out, "The word "hospital" has a negative connotation of merely assembling patients rather than curing them." We have set and kept a high value on his vision and continue to ensure that further developments abide by his guiding principles.
To illustrate the point, Shizuoka Hospital, Juntendo Urayasu Hospital, Juntendo Koshigaya Hospital, Juntendo Tokyo Koto Geriatric Medical Center (the first privately managed yet publicly-owned facility to gain the approval of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in 2004), and Juntendo University Nerima Hospital (opened at the request of Nerima Ward officials in Tokyo) have played significant roles as core institutions of medical services in the local community.
Since the establishment of Juntendo, our cultivation of the school motto "JIN" has created a sense of trust between our patients and our medical practice as a whole.
For over 110 years, nursing education in our university has maintained an unbroken and distinguished history. SUGIMOTO Kane, the first head nurse in the history of nursing science in Japan, laid the cornerstone of Juntendo’s nursing system. Based on our well-rounded educational system, we aim to produce the most mentally and physically capable nurses who possess a genuine concern for their patients.
The Main Hospital is One of Japan's Busiest Hospitals
The Main Hospital, which consists of three buildings connected by walkways, is located in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo, close to JR Ochanomizu Station and about 1 km north of the Imperial Palace. The functional structure is roughly divided into out-patients, accidents and emergencies, and in-patient departments. On an average day, more than 4,000 patients are seen as out-patients; ambulances bring in about 40 emergency patients; and somewhere from about 20 emergency patients arrive by other means for emergency medical or surgical treatment. The total number of in-patient beds is 1,020. Annually, there are approximately 3,519,476 out-patients, 8,000 emergency patients and 350,000 hospitalizations, making The Main Hospital one of the busiest hospitals in Japan.