Kishokai's Overseas Projects
Kishokai is working to expand Japanese’s high-quality perinatal care overseas, contributing to those countries' welfare.
With Vietnam as a bridgehead, Kishokai intends to expand Japanese-style perinatal care horizontally to other ASEAN countries, Mongolia, and eventually, to Africa.
July 7th, 2018
Signing of Medical Cooperation Contract
Kishokai has signed a Medical Cooperation Contract with Phuong Chau International Hospital, a general hospital focusing on OB/GYN in Can Tho City, in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam.
Interest in Kishokai's medical cooperation was quite high in Can Tho, as shown by the attendance of 200 people to the signing ceremony, including high ranked officials from the municipal government and Ministry of Health, as well as many journalists.
Over the next half year, Kishokai medical professionals will work to provide technical guidance to the local medical professionals, and further raise the level of medical care.
Dr. Ho, director of Phuong Chau International Hospital, and Dr. Yamashita, CEO of Kishokai Medical Corporation - signing ceremony
View of the press conference
February 15th, 2018
Signing of Memorandum of Understanding with Phuong Chau International Hospital
In early February, 2018, the executives from Phuong Chau International Hospital, a hospital specializing in perinatal care in Can Tho City, Vietnam, in the heart of the Mekong Delta in the south of Vietnam, came to Japan to visit and observe Kishokai's facilities. After discussions, both companies agreed to conduct collaborative and cooperative activities for the technical improvement of medical services, and signed a memorandum of understanding to that effect.
Phuong Chau International Hospital is developing as a maternal and child health center in Can Tho, a city of approximately 1.6 million people, and the major metropolitan area for the Mekong Delta region (population approximately 16 million). Going forward, the two companies will collaborate for the improvement of medical services, and explore further business opportunities in that region.
Signing the MOU with Phuong Chau International Hospital
January 10th, 2018
Visiting a Hospital in Can Tho City, Southern Vietnam
From January 5th to the 7th, Kishokai went to Phuong Chau International Hospital, a OB/GYN specialty hospital in southern Vietnam's Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, to visit and observe the facilities, and discuss future medical cooperation. Phuong Chau International Hospital is a 100-bed private hospital specializing in OB/GYN, infertility treatment, and pediatrics. It takes pride in providing top class medical care, and is known for providing service emphasizing hospitality. Phuong Chau hopes that through medical support with Kishokai it can further refine its medical services, and Kishokai will proactively work to accurately understand Phuong Chau's needs and consider plans for support, exploring the possibilities for future cooperation.
Observational Visit of Phuong Chau International Hospital
December 1st, 2017
Observational Visit of Hospitals in Da Nang
On November 27th, 2017, staff from Kishokai went to Da Nang City in central Vietnam, for observational visits of Da Nang Women and Children's Hospital, Da Nang General Hospital, and the private hospital Family Hospital.
Da Nang, about an hour's flight away from Ho Chi Minh City, lies between Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi, and with a population of 1.34 million is the core metropolitan area of central Vietnam. Previously, the Da Nang municipal authorities had expressed a strong wish to an international Japanese corporation to have a general hospital built to provide Japanese-style medical services, and that corporation expressed a desire to cooperate with Kishokai on the OB/GYN services. At this time, staff from Kishokai joined with the members of that lead Japanese corporation and other medical professionals to visit Da Nang Deputy Mayor Ho Ky Minh, as well as to conduct initial research into the current state of maternal and child health in Da Nang.
Da Nang Women and Children's Hospital has over 900 beds, and handles about 15,000 deliveries per year. It is a national hospital that is also a teaching hospital for Da Nang University of Medical Science and the training of other health professionals in the surrounding area. Women & Children's Hospital Deputy Director Anh expressed a strong desire for cooperation in the improvement of maternal and child health in Da Nang and the surrounding area, and plans are to continue discussions between all parties to create a collaboration system.
Observational Visit of Da Nang Women and Children's Hospital
November 20th, 2017
In-hospital Research in Vietnam
From November 12th to 15th, 2017, a team from Kishokai consisting of a doctor, midwife, and nurse, visited Vinh Long General Hospital (600 beds), the largest hospital in the Mekong Delta region, in order to ascertain the level of medical care in Vietnam. Vinh Long General Hospital is a large-scale medical facility with experienced medical staff serving the local residents.
Kishokai's team observed the OB/GYN, pediatrics, and neonatal care wards, and held long discussions with hospital doctors and staff regarding current issues and areas for improvement. We were able to confirm various differences from medical care service, and will work to effectively harmonize Japanese-style and Vietnamese-style care as we expand our services to Vietnam.
At Vinh Long Hospital
October 25th, 2017
Executives from Kishokai's Vietnam Project Partner Visit Japan
On October 20th, 2017, executives from Kishokai's project partner in Vietnam came to Japan to visit and observe Castle Bell Clinic and Nagoya University Hospital.
In the morning, Kishokai introduced its operational system and the advantages of its network of clinics, and the two companies held discussions regarding how hospital operation might be done with in the project currently under consideration. One executive said, "Kishokai's efficient operations through separation of the medical side and the management side is very interesting, and in particular the advantages of network operation could be strategically developed in Vietnam as well. We would like to join forces with Kishokai to contribute to maternal and child health through business development throughout Vietnam."
Going forward, Kishokai will continue to explore and prepare for the opening of one facility in Ho Chi Minh as a bridgehead, while also examining other regions where lateral expansion might be possible.
CEO Mamoru Yamashita and executives from our Vietnam project partner
September 26th, 2016
Plans for a Ho Chi Minh Clinic in Progress
As we continue our project for a perinatal care hospital in Ho Chi Minh, we have reached basic agreement with our local partners for project development. We are proceeding with preparations to open by the end of 2017.