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Toshio Nakagawa Elected as New Chief of Japan Medical Association

June 29, 2020
Toshio Nakagawa, vice president of the Japan Medical Association (JMA), was elected as the new chief of the powerful doctors’ lobby on June 27, replacing Yoshitake Yokokura, who served the post for four consecutive terms since 2012. Dr Nakagawa garnered…

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