On August 7-9, 2019, Prof. Yoshiyama visited Universitas Islam Indonesia and Hasanuddin University on Sulawesi Island, Indonesia, along with Dean Nabika and Professor Inagaki. This is a courtesy visit based on an inter-university agreement that has already been concluded with Hasanuddin University, and this time with Universitas Islam Indonesia to conclude a new inter-medical agreement.

On the first day, we concluded a medical school agreement with Universitas Islam Indonesia and gave a lecture on research in the large hall that can accommodate 500 people in the afternoon.

On the afternoon of the second day, we joined key members of Universitas Islam Indonesia ‘s School of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Public Health to discuss strategies for revitalizing the university.

In July 2019, Prof. Yoshiyama will give a lecture at City of Hope, Diabetes Metabolism Reseaerch Insittute, Los Angeles, California, USA. The City of Hope was established in 1913 as a sanatorium for tuberculosis and is now one of the national institutes representing South California.

In June 2019, graduate students Mr. Amrizal Muchtar and Ms. Andy Visi Kartika presented at the 34th China-Shikoku Virus Research Conference in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture. In addition to the above two, graduate student Mr. Sintayehu Fekadu, Ms. Dan Ding, engineer Ms. Ueno, exchange student Ms. Yuting Kang, Assistant Prof. Kanehiro, Associate Prof. Iizasa, and Prof. Yoshiyama participated. This meeting will be sponsored by Shimane University next year. The photo shows the scenery from Sanuki udon which we ate in Takamatsu City and from Yoshima of Seto Ohashi.


In June 2019, associate Prof. Iizasa and Prof. Yoshiyama participated in the 33rd Herpesvirus Research Meeting held in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture. The photo is Shuri Castle visited after meeting.

In June 2019, we did wellcome party for new master studet Ms. Dan Ding, new secretary Ms. Kurauchi, and farewell party for Ms. Yamagiwa.

In June 2019, Prof. Toshinori Nakayama, who is a dean in faculty of medicine, Chiba University, did lecture for undergraduate student.

In May 2019, Prof. Yoshiyama visited Thailand from May 6 to 20, for a degree examination of Mr. Chukkris Heawchaiyaphum, who stayed in our classroom for one year and three months in collaboration with the University of Kongen in Thailand. Prof. Yoshiyama received a great welcome. Chukkris took you to Ayutthaya.

In April 2019, our PhD candidate Mr. Sintayehu Fekadu wrote essay about Ethiopia. This was published in recent Shimane university hospital’s letter “shirousagi”.

In April 2019, This year’s Yoshiyama lab members. Two members will join to our lab in near future.

In December 2018, there was a farewell party for Mr. Heawchaiyaphum from Khon Kaen University in Thailand, same time, we did a welcome party for Mr. Burassakam from Khon Kaen University and Ms. Kang from Ningxia Medical University.

In September 2018, Prof. Pientong and Dr. Ekalaksananan, who are researchers in Khon Kaen University, visited our lab and discussed about our project. They are collaborators for our project and Mr. Heawchaiyaphum came from their lab to do EBV research.

In August 2018,  PhD student Ms. Kim, Dr. Iizasa, and Prof. Yoshiyama went to Wisconsin University (U.S. A) to do oral presentation in international EBV meeting. There was reception in international EBV meeting. Prof. Yoshiyama is having dinner with Prof. Kanda (Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University) and Prof. Lee (Catholic University of Korea). There was a special tour in international EBV meeting.  Dr. Iizasa, and Prof. Yoshiyama are taking a picture with Dr. Arai (Tokyo Medical and Dental University) and Prof. Kanda.