Dr Takeo SAKAI

Dr Takeo  SAKAI

Councillor for Asia and Oceania


I have been a member of the board of directors of the Japan Veterinary Medical Association (JVMA) since 2003 and a vice president from 2014 to the present. Established in 1948 as an incorporated association, JVMA is a successor organization of the Imperial Japan Veterinary Association, which was established in 1885.
Under the principle of “One Health for both animals and humans is a wish of the world”, JVMA has carried out various initiatives. For example, JVMA is committed to preventing zoonotic disease, ensuring the responsible use of antimicrobials, developing and improving human and veterinary medical education, and creating a healthy and safe society, in accordance with the Fukuoka Memorandum adopted at the 2nd WVA-WMA Global Conference on One Health.
One of the major jobs that I have dedicated myself to as a veterinarian has been taking charge of lectures and practices on Preventive Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health at Nihon University, fostering students and instructing them in their research. Furthermore, I have specialized in clarifying the etiology of disease and infections that have actually arisen and affected animals and herds on farms using molecular biological and molecular epidemiological methods, their treatment and measures, and their prevention. I am confident that in this way I have made a contribution to education and research in the field of veterinary medicine, initially as an associate professor from 1981 to 1993 and then as a professor from 1993 to 2013 at Nihon University.
I am currently continuing to pursue my research as emeritus professor. I have also contributed to the expansion of Nihon University by serving as Vice Dean at the College of Bioresources Sciences from 1999 to 2005, as Dean of the College from 2005 to 2007, and ultimately as the President of Nihon University from 2008 to 2011.
I will put to good use all this experience and exert every ounce of my strength as WVA’s Councillor for Asia and Oceania. I hope that I may rely on the good guidance and support of one and all.

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