The mVm, modern veterinary medicine, is a Japanese commercial veterinary magazine. This issue’s special feature is “Exit Strategy for Animal Hospitals”, and Dr. Yuki Ujimasa, DVM, MS., our representative, spent a year working with the editorial group of the publishing company since last spring, and was honored to write the foreword.
This is the second time I have spoken at a seminar held by the Okayama Veterinary Medical Association, and the last time was in July 2015. At that time, I talked about various changes in the external and internal environments under the title of “Environmental changes approaching veterinary clinics in Japan.”
This time, I talked about the following six themes after verifying how much the “changes” introduced last time actually had an impact to the veterinary industry.
Polarization of animal hospitals
From the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law to the Pharmaceutical Machinery Law, and further revisions
Cats outnumber dogs, after that
Changes in the environment surrounding veterinary hospitals
The near future of small animal medicine
Okayama Prefecture has Okayama-own Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Ujimasa of AHRMS gave presentations regarding “the current situation and challenges of the Japanese veterinary medicine market” to over 450 certified veterinary medicine sales persons in Sapporo, Tokyo, and Nagoya in 2022.
Mr. Joseph Harvey of IHS Markit kindly wrote another article regarding Japanese animal health market based on Mr. Fukui’s and Dr. Ujimasa’s presentations during Animal Health Innovation Asia 2021 on October 19-20. Mr. Fukui is President of Nippon Zenyaku Kogyo (Zenoaq). It was featured in the daily digest of IHS Markit news on November 1st. We are very honored.
And surprisingly, you can hear the news from the link below:
Dr. Yuki Ujimasa, DVM, MS, President of AHRMS, Inc., gave a presentation entitled “Regulatory Pathways and Market Insights in Japan” at Animal Health Innovation Asia 2021 held on October 19-20, and Mr. Joseph Harvey, Editor of IHS Markit, picked up a part of the presentation and introduced it as an article.
Crecon Research & Consulting has annual animal health seminar for the top managements of animal health manufacturers and dealers in Japan. The 54th seminar will be held virtually on October 22, 2021. Dr. Yuki Ujimasa, our president, will give a keynote lecture with the above captioned title, and We are very honored.
Animal Health Innovation Asia 2021 will be held from October 19th to 20th, sponsored by Kisaco Research. We, AHRMS, have been cooperating in program setting as a Consulting Partner for 3 years.
This time, I am planning to give presentation regarding the market status in Jpan and how to obtain marketing approvals for veterinary medical devices and veterinary in-vitro diagnostic drugs. You can watch it on demand at any time. We hope it will be of help to you.
Prime Minister Suga has decided not to run for the presidential election, so a new prime minister will be elected on September 29th. Since the Cabinet will be formed by the new Prime Minister, it is expected that the new Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will be decided on September 30th. Therefore, companies planning to apply to the MAFF should be aware that the minister’s name must be changed depending on whether the application is filed within September or the application is delayed in October.
Caution! Minister of Agriculture may be changed due to reshuffle of the Cabinet next week
When we file NADA, ANADA, FMA or any other applications, we are required to correctly write the current minister’s name of MAFF (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) on the application cover letter.
According to a breaking news today, Mr. Suga, Prime Minister, is planning to reshuffle the cabinet next week. It means that the minister of agriculture may be changed from Mr. Nogami to someone.
We have to pay attention to it because we don’t want to correct our application letter. In fact, we are planning to file an application and decide to do it within this week.