Organization & Leadership

Sunstar Foundation is a non-profit, charitable foundation that promotes understanding of the relationship between oral and general health. Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, the Foundation conducts activities both in Japan and around the world.

Organization Chart

As of July 12, 2021

Trustees​

Yoshihiro Kaneda
Yoshihiro Kaneda

Representative
Sunstar Group

Takashi Kawamura
Takashi Kawamura

Professor Emeritus
Kyoto University

Satoshi Shizukuishi
Satoshi Shizukuishi

Professor Emeritus
Osaka University

Adviser, Sunstar Inc.

Honorary Principal
Naniwa Dental Hygienist Academy

Nobuo Hashimoto
Nobuo Hashimoto

Chief Director
Kobe City Hospital Organization

Honorary President
National Cerebral and Cardiovascular
Research Center

Yuji Matsuzawa
Yuji Matsuzawa

Professor Emeritus
Osaka University

Honorary Director and Top Adviser
Sumitomo Hospital

Board of Directors

Chairman

Shinichi Nishikawa
Shinichi Nishikawa

Professor Emeritus
Kyoto University

Representative
All About Science Japan

President

Yoshihito Makiyama
Yoshihito Makiyama

Executive Director

Yasuhiro Katsuragi
Yasuhiro Katsuragi

Directors

Hiroo Kaneda
Hiroo Kaneda

CEO
Sunstar Group

Mayumi Kaneda
Mayumi Kaneda

Representative Director
K Management Sarl

Yasuhiko Tomino
Yasuhiko Tomino

Professor Emeritus
Juntendo University

Chief Director
Medical Corporation Showakai

Kouji Hashimoto
Koji Hashimoto

Professor Emeritus
Ehime University

Adviser
Department of Dermatology
Kameda Medical Center

Shinya Murakami
Shinya Murakami

Professor
Osaka University
Graduate School of Dentistry

Fusanori Nishimura
Fusanori Nishimura

Professor and Associate Chair for Research
Department of Periodontology
Division of Oral Rehabilitation
School of Dental Science
Kyushu University

Auditors

Masataka Nakayama
Masataka Nakayama

Attorney and Representative
L&J Legal Office

Kiyoshi Matsuo
Kiyoshi Matsuo

Certified Accountant
Kiyoshi Matsuo Certified Accountant Office

Hisashi Minagawa
Hisashi Minagawa

Chief Director
Japan Home Assistance Association
Member of Board of Directors
Merhälsa Corporation

Regarding conflicts of interest

Sunstar Foundation is a general incorporated foundation — independent of but entirely funded by Sunstar Group — that supports health promotion, disease prevention and treatment for people around the world.

Grants and awards activity

The Sunstar Foundation provides philanthropic support to some of the world's leading scientists within dental and medical research. With its grants and awards the Sunstar Foundation wants to increase the global knowledge base on the relationship between oral and general health and strengthen the pipeline of future researchers within the field. All Sunstar Foundation grants are given to support independent research and the Foundation has no intellectual property rights to any research results.