About the Public Interest Incorporated Association, Japan Judo Therapist Association
The Public Interest Incorporated Association, Japan Judo Therapist Association was started as Corporation of All Japan Judo Therapist Association in November 9th, 1953. In 1973, the name was changed to Corporation of Japan Judo Therapist Association. In September 1st, 2011, we were approved as a public interest incorporated association, and changed its name to the Public Interest Incorporated Association, Japan Judo Therapist Association, which leads to now. We currently have about 17000 members throughout Japan, and are the only group who represent the industry to negotiate the pricing and such with the country (government).
International interaction project promoted by the Public Interest Incorporated Association, Japan Judo Therapist Association
We have been setting up instructor training and propagation projects for traditional Japanese medical treatment (Judo therapy techniques), since we concluded a contract with the JICA Partnership Program (Partner Type) on 1st of September 2011, and will continue them for five years. We set up basic seminars and clinical training for potential instructors at the workshop for local Mongolian medical professionals and the School of Medical Treatment which is the affiliated school of the Health Science University of Mongolia in Bayan-Ulgii and Darkhan prefectures.
We also provide opportunities to study Judo therapy techniques in Japan for potential instructors from Mongolia.
We desire to contribute and cooperate internationally through this traditional form of Japanese medical treatment, Judo therapy techniques.
International interaction (international contribution) we promote is to popularize Judo Therapy in a country where medical infrastructure and doctors are always lacking. It will decrease the number of citizens who suffer from the aftereffect of injuries, stabilize the condition of living for the citizens, benefit the healthy development of local society, and contribute to the promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and the other country.
Especially in a country like Federal of Micronesia, it is difficult to treat injuries, such as fractures and dislocations, since the islands are scattered and only a few medical facilities exist. Judo therapy does not require expensive devices and can be performed anywhere. So it is a useful technique that can benefit the citizens of Micronesia. Also, the government is planning on being the counterpart so it can be popularized effectively. It is a project that has great public benefit for a long term in the future.