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I am Morio Aki from Kyoto University, appointed in June 2021 as the President of the Certified Nonprofit Organization Japan Young Psychiatrists Organization (JYPO).

Our organization, established in 2002, now in its 20th year of operation, is guided by the following three principles:

  1. Nurturing leaders in psychiatric care
  2. Acting with a global perspective
  3. Striving to improve mental health in society

JYPO serves as a platform for young psychiatrists to interact beyond their institutions and positions, and also as a venue for international exchange. We are dedicated to elevating the level of the younger generation, cultivating an international outlook, and aiming to enhance mental health in society.

Our specific activities include:

  • Educational and awareness activities for young physicians
    • Annual CADP: Course for Academic Development of Psychiatrists
    • Clinical epidemiology workshops (approximately once a year)
    • Cooperation with the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology Summer School
    • Hosting of exchange meetings and training sessions across Japan

Mutual exchange and leadership development: We host training sessions and exchange meetings in various regions, deepening mutual interaction beyond individual facilities, functioning as a venue for the holistic development of young practitioners.

International clinical and research activities:

  • Joint research within and outside Japan utilizing JYPO’s network
  • Translation of books and journals related to psychiatric care
  • Interaction with young psychiatrists from other countries at international conferences
  • Symposium planning at various academic societies

Our activities are diverse, including symposium planning at domestic and international conferences, collaboration with related organizations like the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology, interaction with young psychiatrists visiting Japan, and multi-institutional joint research.

Social return and dissemination activities:

  • Communication through websites and Facebook
  • Dissemination of activities through report creation
  • Lectures and workshops in collaboration with other organizations and corporations
  • Cooperation with the Mental Health First Aid Japan project

We also undertake translation of foreign books such as World Psychiatry, lectures, and workshops for corporations as part of our public awareness and social contribution activities in mental health.

Each director and member participates in activities at their own pace.

Young psychiatrists, why not create various chemical reactions with JYPO?

You can meet peers from all over the country, offering exciting opportunities. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become harder to build new connections and acquaintances outside of work. My extensive experiences and interactions, both professionally and personally, are largely due to my involvement with JYPO. I hope to share and pass on these experiences with as many of you as possible.

Thank you very much.

In conclusion, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Professor Mitsumoto Sato, Professor Norman Sartorius, and all the supporting members who have served as advisors since the establishment of JYPO, those who support and endorse our activities, our sponsors, the JYPO alumni, and the faculty members of our member’s affiliations for their ongoing guidance and support.

July 2021 (Reiwa 3rd year) President, Certified Nonprofit Organization Japan Young Psychiatrists Organization Department of Psychiatric Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University Morio Aki