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Comments of a National Strategic Special Zones Applicant

※This is reprinted by the Tokyo Press Club

September 5 at Kasumigaseki Bldg.

Comments of national strategy Zone applicant participants

-So you attended the meeting of the Working Group on the National Strategic Special Zones. What do you do, sir?

We practice special medical treatments for cancers near the Kansai Airport and examine patients from all over the country. We treat the patients known as “cancer refugees” given up in major hospitals and provide still other alternatives. In examining those difficult patients, we often find the Japanese regulations a little disturbing so we came here today to ask the government for regulative reforms. That’s one. And second, because we carry out the world’s most advanced technology so far, we requested the government to sketch a framework in which we can export such Japan’s technology to the foreign countries recklessly, thinking it leads to the country’s national interest.

-How were the responses and how was your impression at the presentation?

While it was difficult to explain our intension fully in a short time, I think the idea was understood by the Working Group members. The members were aware of the problems caused by regulations in Japan, and they gave further suggestions to our proposal oppositely.

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