Miyakawa Memorial Research Foundation (MMRF) was founded on 20-Nov-1995 in commemoration of Dr Kanoeko Miyakawa, who had passed away just 2 years before (21-Nov-1993) at 93 years of age. She (i.e., Dr Kanoeko Miyakawa) was a famous woman in that she had been the first female medical doctor in Japan (doctorate from Tokyo Imperial University).
Even after the academic period, she continued being interested in the medical study of a wide range of domains while she saw patients in her own otolaryngology clinic.

The mission of MMRF was narrowed down to the following two lines;

1. Furtherance of the research activities
2. Promotion of academic interchanges

Our study target includes liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) and viral hepatitis.

MMRF made a restart on 1-Apr-2013 in that it was registered in the Legal Affairs Bureau as a public-interest-incorporated-foundation, authorized by the Governor of Tokyo. We would appreciate your continued cooperation. Thank you very much in advance.

Chair, MMRF Board
Keiji Mitamura