An international health care organisation with a new concept emerges. The entire world will wit-ness teams of young people from this group dashing off to natural disasters. These youths offer help for the victims, whether at home or abroad, as if they were called by destiny. What a relief it would be to realise that we could leave our future in their hands!
The activities of Japan Heart are based on three distinctive ideas: simplicity, beauty and com-passion. Our health care organisation was born in Japan, therefore these three ideas are deeply influenced by our cultural view of the world. In Japan, we have “cha no yu” or tea ceremony, a traditional cultural art, which has been practiced for 500 years. Our organisation’s activities are the reflection of what “cha no yu” represents: lavish decorations are nowhere to be found, intan-gible beauty is right there within, and the practitioners always bear compassion for others. Through our activities, we are embodying the essence of Japanese culture through our bodies and hearts.
Before concluding this message, let me share another thought of mine with you.
I want Japan Heart to value “empowerment of women” more than any other organisation does, as I believe that the blossoming of women’s capabilities will profoundly benefit the world. When the women in our organisation play pivotal roles in our missions, offering compassion as our mothers would tend to us, it should make a difference in healing the bodies and the hearts of those who suffer in the world.
Happiness is obtained only when hearts are healed and so, providing health care which can heal the hearts of people is our ultimate goal. Embracing this concept, Japan Heart will strive to pro-vide health care that is capable of rescuing not only the bodies but also the hearts of the people in the world who need it most. We are here to help.
Dr. Hideto Yoshioka
Chief Adviser and Founder of Japan Heart
Dr. Hideto Yoshioka
Education:Oita University Faculty of Medicine(1985)
1985-1995: Emergency hospitals in Osaka and Kanagawa
1997: National Okayama Medical Center, Pediatric Surgery
2001: Kawasaki Medical School Hospital
2003: Resumed medical activities in Myanmar
2004: Established JAPAN HEART