Dr. Watanabe Kazuo
Founder & Chairman of the Board
Southern TOHOKU Hospital Group


Health is our most important asset and a road to happiness. Everyone wants to live long and prosper, however, it is unavoidable in our lives to contract illnesses and injuries sometimes. People will get old and inevitably die one day.


Across countries’ borders and languages, Southern TOHOKU Hospital Group (STHG) has been striving to promote healthy life.


The team of STHG healthcare professionals addresses your health concerns by applying broad range of technical and managerial skills, experiences and knowledge. We are proud that our medical technology is internationally standardized and leads innovative change in quality of care. Our staff respects your culture, customs and intentions to healthcare.


I set up a 60-bed neurosurgery hospital in 1981. Up to now, there are more than 100 medical and care facilities, including 8 affiliated hospitals, have been functioning as Southern TOHOKU Hospital Group. By mobilizing those organizations, our Group is contributing to comprehensive care for the people in Japan with a capacity of 3,000 beds and more than 7,500 employees.


Our Group is headed by neurosurgery and radiation therapy, offering 34 medical specialties and subspecialties. In addition, our hospitals are well equipped with high-tech equipment such as CT, MRI, PET-CT, CyberKnife, etc. We commenced Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) in 2008 and has treated more than 4,500 patients over the past 10 years.


The construction of the world’s first accelerator-based Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) Research Center was completed in 2014. Clinical trials are in progress to obtain government’s approval since 2016. This new cancer therapy will be available soon. I hope to serve international patients using this cutting-edge treatment modality for better quality of life.


Southern TOHOKU Hospital Group and its Division of International Healthcare Services will be happy to receive any queries from you. We continuously work hard to realize our mission of “Excellence Japan for Your Health and Hope” and become a health consultant of your healthy lives.

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