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Toshio Oiso, Japanese medical nutritionist. Decorated 2d order Sacred Treasure; named Honorary Citizen, City of New Orleans, 1957; recipient Minister's award, 1953, 69, 76.


Oiso, Toshio was born on April 2, 1908 in Tokyo. Son of Yasoji and Fusako (Ishiyama) Oiso.


Doctor of Philosophy, Medical Faculty Kyoto Imperial U., 1935, Doctor of Medicine 1942;m. Miyako Moribe, April 20, 1940.


Research member Institute Nutrition, Tokyo, 1935-1938. Administrative official Ministry Health and Welfare Japan, Tokyo, 1938-1950, chief section nutrition, 1953-1963, chief section health, safety, personnel authority, Tokyo, 1950-1953. Councillor science and technical Minister's Secretariat, 1963-1965.

Director general National Institute Nutrition, Tokyo, 1965-1974. Executive director International Medical Foundation Japan, Tokyo, 1974-1985, director general, 1985-1991. Member various professional councils.

Lecturer University Kyoto, 1962-1974, University Tokyo, 1968, also others. Panelist United States Japan Corporation Medical Science Program, 1966-1974. Member advisory panel nutrition World Health Organization, since 1955.


  • Other Work

    • Author books in field. Research, publications in field.


Member Japanese Society Food and Nutrition, Japanese Society Public Health, Japanese Society Vitaminology, Japanese Society Pediatrics, Food and Nutrition Research Association (president since 1976), International Union Nutrition Sciences (council 1978-1981), American Institute Nutrition (honorary), Federation Asian Nutrition Socs. (council 1980-1983). Buddhist.


Married Miyako Moribe, April 20, 1940. Children– Katsuyoshi, Masayoshi, Hisayoshi.

Yasoji Oiso

Fusako (Ishiyama) Oiso

Miyako Moribe

Katsuyoshi Oiso

Masayoshi Oiso

Hisayoshi Oiso