Japan Section News 2012
It is my great honor to serve as the Section Chair of the PFA Japan for 2 years starting from January 1, 2012. I hope that you will support me as you did the former Section Chair of Japan, Dr. Keishi Matsumoto. I will also continue to serve as an international trustee of the Asia region. I would like to increase the number of members and activities, and ask for your further support and cooperation. In each section of the Asia region, I would appreciate your help to increase the number of activities and new, talented members.
The Pierre Fauchard Academy is an International Honor Dental Organization, and consists of renowned international dentists who promote services, ethics, and morals and provide education to members. All the members have much experience and various opinions, and I would like to manage the organization while maintaining harmony.
The Academy was established in the U.S.A. in 1936. In 2011, a grand ceremony for its 75th anniversary was held in Paris, and 120 members from 16 countries attended it. The number of members is annually increasing, exceeding 8,000 last year. The Japan Section was established in 1968, and a ceremony for the 40th anniversary was held in 2009 in the presence of Dr. Steven Hedlund, the then International President and his wife. The following year, the annual meeting was held in the presence of Dr. Hubert Ouvrard, and in 2011 in the presence of Dr. Joseph Harris and his wife. I’d like to express my gratitude to Dr. Hedlund, Dr. Ouvrard, and Dr. Harris for their participation. The Academy hopes for more activities in Japan. I would like to work more closely with the Academy in the U.S.A. The 43rd annual meeting of PFA Japan will be held on September 29-30, 2012 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. I hope that many members will attend the meeting. And finally, as you know, many people suffered from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan last year. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks for all your messages of compassion and encouragement.
Kiyoshi Ohura, PFA Trustee of Region 9 and Japan Section Chair
Japan Section Website launched
Dear Fellows - we are proud to announce a new website for the PFA Japan Section. It will help us improve communications among Professional Dentistry in Japan. Please go to http://www.fauchard.jp to visit the website. Special thanks to Dr. Teruko Yamamoto and Dr. Kiyoshi Ohura who contributed to its creation.
Letter from the Japan Section
Dear good friends of PFA and all the PFA Fellows in the World,
The recent devastating news on the earthquake(9.0 magnitude), the tsunami that mercilessly attacked the northeastern coast of Japan, and the resulting nuclear power plant damage, have caused shock throughout the world.
As of today on March 25th, 2011 more than 10,000 deaths have been confirmed and another 17,000 people remain missing. The Fellows of PFA Japan Section are fortunately safe from this terrible disaster, though the status of a few of them is not yet clear.
Even though the entire county is devastated by the horrific disaster and worried about all of the victims who are suffering from the extreme circumstances, everyone is keeping their spirits up and are determined to overcome such a combination of tragedies.
We, Fellows of the PFA Japan Section, express “Thank you very much” for your warm compassion and encouragement.
PFA Japan Section Chair Keishi Matsumoto (2011)
PFA Region 9 Asia Trustee Kiyoshi Ohura