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Yasuhiro Kanatani, Japanese government official. Achievements include patents for anti-cancer drug; patents pending for chitosan hydrogel. Grantee, Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry, since 2010.


Kanatani, Yasuhiro was born on December 9, 1963 in Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan.


Doctor of Philosophy, National Defense Medical College, Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan, 1997. Division of Medical Sciences, National Institution Academic Degrees, 1998.


Deputy director, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome & speific diseases control division Ministry Health & Welfare, Chiyoda-ku, 1999—2001. Deputy director, specific diseases control division Ministry Health, Labor & Welfare, Chiyoda-Ku, 2001—2002. Staff official, health affairs, bureau operations Defense Agency, Shinjuku-Ku, 2002—2004.

Associate professor, research institute National Defense Medical College, 2004—2007. Staff official, health affairs bureau education & training Ministry Defense, Shinjuku-Ku, since 2007. Member assessment committee Technology Research and Development Institute, Meguro-Ku, Tokyo, since 2007.

Director department policy science National Institute Public Health. Colonel Air Staff Office, Air Self Defense Force, 2008, Shinjuku, Tokyo.


  • Achievements include patents for anti-cancer drug. Patents pending for chitosan hydrogel.