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Hokkaido Institute of Public Health

北海道立衛生研究所, ホッカイドウリツエイセイケンキュウショ
Representive : Director, HONMA Hiroshi
Establishment year: 1949
Address: Kita 19 Jo Nishi 12 Chome, Kita-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido 060-0819 Japan
Telephone number: +81-11-747-2711
FAX number: +81-11-736-9476
Number of employees: 92
Organization/Research department name (27):
  • "Department of Planning and General Affair
  • Planning and Information Room
  • Planning Coordination
  • Research Information Section
  • Department of Health Science
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Subordinate facility name  (5):
  • Experimental laboratory
  • RI Experimental laboratory
  • Animal Experimental laboratory
  • Experimental animal breeding laboratory
  • Herb garden and green house
History (12):
  • 1949/09
    The Institute had 5 sections and 13 teams with 51 staff members. The Institute consisted of General Affairs Section, Epidemiology Section, Food Hygiene Section, Pharmacology Section and Environmental Sanitation Section.
  • 1955/09
    Prefectural Food Nutrition Institute was merged into the Institute.
  • 1962/05
    The Institute was moved to the new building at Nishi 15 chome, Minami 2 jo, Sapporo City.
  • 1962/07
    The regulations related to business management were revised. In accordance with the revision, the sections were promoted to divisions. New sections and teams were set up under the divisions.
  • 1967/05
    Antipollution Division was set up.
Business overview:
Hokkaido Institute of Public Health was established in
1949 with the aim of raising standards of health and
hygiene in Hokkaido. As a scientific and technical center
for matters relating to public health, we have engaged in
scientific testing, surveying, training, and collection,
analysis and offer of public health information.
Concretely, it widely copes with the problem on the
maintenance of life and health of resident in Hokkaido
such as safety evaluation of food, etc., infection
disease and other disease and chic house syndrome.
The Institute participates in joint research projects
with Industry, the University and Government, has also
introduced new technology such as gene technology.
In recent years, the role of the Institute has become
increasingly important as the aging of the population
and the public increasing interest in health has
highlighted the need to improve and strengthen the
administration of policies relating to public health.

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