Profile

Summary

1992 Mar Graduated from Keio University School of Medicine (M.D.)
1992 May the National Board Medical License Registration
1992 May- 1995 Mar Resident, Keio University School of Medicine (Dept. of Neuropsychiatry)
1995 Apr - 1999 Mar Graduate student, Keio University School of Medicine (Neuropsychiatry)
1999 Mar Doctor of Medical Science
1999 Apr - 2000 Jun Assistant, Keio University School of Medicine (Dept. of Neuropsychiatry)
2000 Jun - 2005 Aug Member of the Japanese House of Representatives
2001 Apr - present Visiting lecturer, Keio University School of Medicine
2006 Jan-July Intern and volunteer at the Center for Attitudinal Healing, California U.S.A.
2006 Sep - present Director of Attitudinal Healing Japan, Director of MIZUSHIMA HIROKO Mental Health Clinic (IPT clinic)

Academic Societies

Member of Academy for Eating Disorders (Japanese representative at Communication Committee)
International Society for Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Japanese Association for Cognitive Therapy (on the board)
Japanese Association of Stress Science (on the board)
Japan Society for Eating Disorders (on the board)
Member of editing committee of the academic journal of Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine

PROFILE written in July 2005 by The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation

Dr. Hiroko Mizushima is a member of the Japanese House of Representatives, representing Tochigi Prefecture. She won her first term in 2000, beating a third-generation politician whose family had dominated the areafs political landscape for seventy years, and was recently re-elected to a second term. Dr. Mizushima is director of the Special Committee on Children and Youth Affairs and chair of the Gender Equality Committee. She specializes in issues of childcare, gender, and medicine, and is a member of@the gNext Cabineth in the Democratic Party of Japan, responsible for labor policies. Dr. Mizushima first turned to politics in 1999, responding to a candidate recruitment announcement from the DPJ. She was inspired to join the political process through her medical work with mentally ill patients, whose problems she felt were in part a result of Japanese social systems. Dr. Mizushima is a physician with a specialty in interpersonal psychotherapy and adolescent psychiatric issues, including eating disorders and personality issues. She is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders. Born and raised in Tokyo, she graduated from Keio University School of Medicine in 1992, and was additionally trained in herbal medicine at the Kitasato Institute of Oriental Medicine.

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