About of Tazuke Kofukai Foundation, Medical Research Institute

After successful surgical treatment of a painful empyema of the chest, from which he had suffered for years, Masajiro Tazuke, the founder, donated much of his private funds to Kyoto University. He entrusted Kyoto University with his dream?to make medical treatment of the highest quality available in Osaka. His donation became the Tazuke Kofukai Foundation and with those resources, the Medical Resource Institute was approved by the Ministries of the Education and of the Interior, and established in the Department of Medicine at Kyoto University in 1925.

In 1928, Hajime Seki, the mayor of Osaka City, sympathized with Tazuke’s effort and donated the land needed for a hospital for clinical research. This would become Kitano Hospital.

For over 80 years, as a clinical hospital established within the Kyoto University Medical Department, Kitano Hospital has been expanding as a medical center, contributing to the advancement of medical science and returning the fruits of extensive research directly to the patient.

Spirit of Medical Research Institute

At the Tazuke Kofukai Medical Research Institute, our mission is to thoroughly pursue clinical research. We seek to address doubts and problems in daily practice, to consider linkage with and applications of the latest medical science, and return the fruits of research to our patients in the form of the latest treatment.

All staff at the Tazuke Kofukai Medical Research Institute take this to heart in moving forward with their medical studies and practices.