The WVA President Dr. Johnson Chiang attended the 70th-anniversary ceremony of JVMA and World Veterinary Day 2018 in Japan

The 70th-anniversary ceremony of Japan Veterinary Medical Association (JVMA) was held at Palace Hotel Tokyo on November 30th, 2018

The ceremony was gorgeously held with attendances of Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Minister of the Environment, Senior Vice-Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, and other distinguished guests.

In the congratulatory speech from President Dr. Chiang, he acknowledged and introduced contributions of JVMA to international exchanges such as World Veterinary Congress 1995 in Yokohama, and the 2nd WVA-WMA Global Conference on One Health, 2016 in Kitakyushu city, Fukuoka.

After the ceremony, Dr. Yoshitake Yokokura, the President of Japan Medical Association and also Immediate Past President of World Medical Association, presented commemorative speech titled “Toward Long Health expectancy” which introduced academic cooperation agreement between physicians and veterinarians, and establishment of “One Health” awareness in society.

In the reception party afterward, Dr. Chiang presented memorial souvenir in a round of applause.

On December 1st, World Veterinary Day (WVD) in JAPAN 2018 event was held in Futakotamagawa, Tokyo. The WVD in JAPAN has held by JVMA in every autumn to promote public awareness of social role of veterinarians, and to achieve co-existence of human and animals.

The President Dr. Chiang attended its opening ceremony to speech introducing the roles of veterinarians worldwide.

There are exhibition booths for kids such as “One-day veterinarian

experience” and “petting zoo”, and also various stage shows. There were approximately 40 thousand visitors including children and parents, and those with pet dogs. They enjoyed rather warm and sunny day of early winter.