Yoshio Sakurai, Japanese scientist. Recipient Fujiwara prize Fujiwara Foundation, Tokyo, 1962; Academy prize Pharmaceutical Society Japan, 1970; Medal of Honour with purple ribbon Prime Minister Japan, 1976. Member Pharmaceutical Society Japan, Japanese Cancer Association (council), Japan Society Cancer Therapy (honorary), American Association Cancer Research (correspondent).
Assistant, University Tokyo, 1936-1942. Professor College Pharmaceutical Science, Kanazawa University, 1942-1949. Division chief Iatrochem.
Institute, Tokyo, 1949-1961. Division chief Sasaki Institute, Tokyo, 1961-1963. Head department Cancer Institute, Tokyo, 1963-1970.
Director Cancer Chemotherapy Center, Tokyo, 1973-1984. Science advisor Cancer Institute, Tokyo, since 1984. Board directors Kyoritsu College Pharmacy, Tokyo, since 1970, president, since 1985.
Member committee cancer research grants Ministry of Education, Japan, 1965-1980. Committee member drug evaluation Ministry of Health and Welfare, Tokyo, 1965-1981.