Seminar & Symposium/Entrance Exam info


Governmental Seminar



Speaker:  OHTA Miki   (Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare )

Title:  What is it like working for the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare?

              – Supporting the well-being of people using scientific knowledge –  




Date&Time:  19 Oct. (Thu.) 2023,  15:00-16:30

Venue:   Miyamoto Memorial Hall,  Oe campus, Kumamoto University

*This seminar can also be attended through ZOOM.

You can find the Zoom meeting ID and password

“HIGO企業・行政セミナー/ HIGO Business and Governmental Seminar” on Moodle.

*Remote Simultaneous Interpretation available



You may think that people with an arts background occupy a large proportion of positions in government offices. However, in the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, there are many officials with a scientific background who are actively working on reviewing, analyzing, and refining policies using their scientific expertise.

In particular, pharmaceutical officials with knowledge of chemistry, biology, and pharmacology are responsible for developing systems related to the everyday lives of people and the maintenance and promotion of health, as well as systems to deliver safe medical care, focusing on the effects of drugs, food, and chemicals on the human body.

In this seminar, I will talk about how these systems are developed and how scientific findings are applied to Ministry policies in Japan using examples of current topics, such as COVID-19 infection control, and focusing on the duties and career paths of pharmaceutical officials.




Poster PDF:  231019gs


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・Please refrain from participating if you have cold symptoms.
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