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Online Medical Briefing on Coronavirus in Japan with Dr. Deshpande

Join this briefing to get insight into the current state of the pandemic in Japan and what it means for business in the short and medium term.

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Online Medical Briefing on Coronavirus in Japan with Dr. Deshpande

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2021年7月01日 17:00 – 18:00 JST


About The Event

There was a fourth surge in May, there is an uptick in vaccinations, and Japan seems to be switching between state of emergency and quasi-state of emergency on a monthly basis. What does this all mean for business in the short and medium term?   

US Embassy Staff Physician Dr. Deshpande will offer a breakdown the current infection rates and how to interpret them, the government response, and what we can expect in the near future.

The webinar will also touch upon the vaccinations, including the possibilities and challenges of workplace vaccinations, the efficacies of the different vaccines, and the status of the vaccination roll out in different regions in Japan. 

The briefing will be followed by a Q&A. Participants are encouraged to send in questions in advance (at sign up or by email to   This webinar is co-organized by the Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Swedish and Norwegian Chambers of Commerce in Japan together with Nordic Innovation House Tokyo.

Date & time: July 1, 17:00-18:00 JST   

Price: Event is free for members of DCCJ. Non-members will be charged a participation fee of 1500¥ after the event. 

A zoom link to the seminar will be sent out on June 31. 

Please note that the event will be recorded. 


17:00 Welcome remarks 

17:05 Japan in the pandemic (20 min) 

17:25 Vaccination outlook (20 min) 

17:45 Q&A (20 min)   

About the speaker: Dr. Deshpande graduated from Stanford University in 1999 with a Bachelors in Human Biology and a Masters in Anthropology. He earned an MD from Penn State College of Medicine in 2004, and completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California - San Diego in 2007. He moved to the University of Hawaii where he worked as a Chief Resident and then an Assistant Professor of Medicine, where he continues to be a faculty Hospitalist. In 2009, Dr. Deshpande relocated to Tokyo to be the staff physician for the American Embassy in Tokyo and clinical educator at St. Luke's International Hospital Life Science Institute. In 2016, he obtained a special medical license from the Japanese Ministry of Health and established the St. Luke's Graduate School of Public Health, serving as its first Vice Dean. He became Professor in General Medicine at Juntendo University in 2018 and continues to have a robust clinical practice for foreign patients at St. Luke's International Hospital and Medilocus branch clinic. Dr. Deshpande's research interests include healthcare systems in social transition and medical education reform, as well as population-level health screening.





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    This event is free for members of DCCJ. Non-members will be charged a participation fee of 1500¥. This fee will be invoiced after the event.






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