Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62professions to the magazine of Section VII once a year. Moreover, an occasional newsletter is distributed. International Exchanges As for international exchanges, two key members are selected to take a role on the international board of directors in order to promote a better relationship, particularly with Chinese Taipei and Korea Sections, through interactions at an annual Induction Ceremony. I am truly honored to be serving as their president in 2017. 2015 Year-End Meeting Taking place at the Imperial Hotel in the iscal year 2015, 105 people participated in the Year-End Meeting of the ICD Japan Section. GUEST SPEAKER Japanese professional baseball player, Mr. Masaichi Kaneda, spoke to the attendees at theYear-End Meeting about his life in professional baseball. During the Special Lecture, Mr. Masaichi Kaneda, who is the legend of Japan professional baseball, shared a story from “My Past and Present in Professional Baseball”. As a captivating personality even ater passing 80 years of age, Mr. Kaneda’s passion for baseball still continues. Brazilian Projects tients Care, together with the Paulista Chilean Projects Chile shows proudly its two new Master Fellows: Doctors José Matas Colom and Raúl Corvalán Bucher. Programs of Continuing Training have continued t Section VII JAPAN President Tadashi Mizutani 2017 Officers President: Tadashi Mizutani President Elect: Takashi Miyazaki Vice Presidents: Motoko Suda Setsuya Suzuki Past President: Kikuo Kobayashi Treasurer: Hisako Nanasawa Editor: Noriaki Kagami Registrar: Kengo Maejima Deputy Registrar: Jinichi Kawashima Editor: Noriaki Kagami President’s Greeting Tadashi Mizutani First I would like to show my appreciation for the Fellows of the Japan Section, who have selected me as President of this honorary dental organization. he International College of Dentists (ICD) is a worldwide academic society of outstanding dentists. his society was originally conceived in 1920. he Japan Section was formally established in 1957. I am pleased to announce the Japan Section, which is based upon historical and traditional ideologies, will reach the milestone of its 60th anniversary next year. Our charter states, “Fellows have commitments to perform great service in their profession, to face important challenges for raising the level of dentistry, and also to hold pride as a member of the ICD”. Japan Section holds three major meetings each year: the Annual Meeting and Induction Ceremony, the Year- End Meeting, and the Winter Scientiic Meeting. In order to organize informative lectures during those meetings, a guest speaker is invited to discuss a topic of relevance in today’s world. Focusing on publications, we encourage Fellows to contribute academic essays in their Contact Information ICD Section VII Japan 2-6-22 Shimoochiai, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo, 161-8558, Japan Tel: 81-3-3952-5155 Fax: 81-3-5982-7751 Historical video in memory of ICD Founder Dr. Tsurukichi Okumura. (Japanese with English subtitles). T H E G LO B E • 2 0 1 7 Journal of the International College of Dentists 42 T H E G LO B E • 2 0 1 7