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Faculty of Medicine / Research Institute of Disaster Medicine, Chiba University
ProfessorI graduated from Chiba University School of Medicine in 1984 and subsequently joined the Department of Neuropsychiatry at Chiba University. In 1986, I embarked on a research position at the National Center for Psychiatry and Neurology, followed by a visiting researcher role at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States in 1988. Upon my return to Japan, I held several key positions, including Director of the Drug Dependence Laboratory at the Institute of Mental Health, National Center for Neurology and Psychiatry, and Associate Professor of Neuropsychiatry at Hamamatsu University School of Medicine. Eventually, in 2000, I joined Chiba University.
My areas of expertise include psychopharmacology, cognitive-behavioral therapy, establishing community mental health care systems, disaster and emergency psychiatric medicine, sports psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry. In recent years, my research has been primarily focused on advancing our understanding of the pathology of schizophrenia, with a particular emphasis on treatment-resistant schizophrenia. I am dedicated to developing effective treatment methods for this condition.''