What is exercise is medicine®
About EIM Japan
What is exercise is medicine®
About EIM Japan
Here in Japan, Exercise Is Medicine (EIM) Japan was established on September 1st, 2018, as a subsidiary organization of the Japanese Association of Exercise Therapy and Prevention through guidance provided by the ACSM, related ministries and agencies, and academic societies and organizations that focus on fields related to exercise therapy. The operational objectives of EIM Japan are as follows:
To take sports and exercise therapy and interventions to increase levels of physical activity and to integrate them into the Japanese health care system.
Finally, in 2019, the Japanese Association of Exercise Therapy and Prevention established the EIM-ACSM Japan Branch to globally promote the usage of exercise therapy in the field of health care. In light of this historical background, at the Japanese Association of Exercise Therapy and Prevention, we consider it to be a great honor to take on our responsibilities in representing the Japan Branch of EIM.
Furthermore, we believe that we are positioned to play a vital role in the process of promoting future collaboration to link health care with sports and exercise therapy. With that said, it must be recognized that there are numerous academic societies and research associations here in Japan that advocate for increased coordination between the fields of exercise/sports and medical research. Here at EIM Japan, we hope to cooperate with these other academic societies and research associations in order to contribute to the further dissemination and promotion of the EIM project throughout Japan.
We sincerely appreciate your warm support and cooperation in helping us as we work towards furthering the scientific and practical advance of exercise therapy and in promoting collaboration that bridges the gaps between sports, health care, and medical research in Japan.
|YUTAKA KIMURA||Kansai Medical University|
|SHINJI SATO||Teikyo University|
|RYOICHI NAGATOMI||Tohoku University|
|YUTAKA HATORI||Japan Medical Association|
|MOTOHIKO MIYACHI||Waseda University|
|YUKO OGUMA||Keio University|
|SHIGERU MAKITA||Saitama Medical University|
|YOSHIHUMI TAMURA||Juntendo University|
|AKIRA TORII||Tokyo Medical Association|
|MASAAKI MIYAGAWA||Japan Medical Association|
Article 1 The name of this organization shall be Exercise Is Medicine (hereinafter referred to as EIM) Japan.
|Article 2||EIM Japan’s stated purpose shall be to proceed with efforts to take exercise therapy and interventions to increase levels of physical activity and to integrate these into the Japanese health care system.|
|Article 3||In order to serve its purpose as given in the previous article, EIM Japan shall engage in the following operations.|
|Article 4||EIM Japan is a subsidiary organization of the Japanese Association of Exercise Therapy and Prevention, a non-profit organization (hereinafter referred to as the Association of Exercise Therapy and Prevention).|
|Article 5||EIM Japan’s Board of Directors shall be comprised of at least 5 voting members.|
|Article 6||EIM Japan’s Chairperson shall be selected from among the members of the Association of Exercise Therapy and Prevention.|
|Article 7||EIM Japan’s Secretary-General, who is entrusted with management and support duties, shall be selected from among the members of the Association of Exercise Therapy and Prevention.|
|Article 8||Members of EIM Japan’s Board of Directors shall include at least 1 member representing a nationally recognized sports medicine academic society other than the Association of Exercise Therapy and Prevention or a doctors’ association.|
|Article 9||EIM Japan shall interact with members from health-related ministries and agencies, governmental institutions, and the industrial sector, and it shall make every effort to invite representatives of such organizations to serve as consultants at its board meetings.|
|Article 10||While EIM Japan’s Board of Directors shall be comprised of representatives from multiple academic groups and organizations, only one person from the same group or organization shall be granted voting rights. Additionally, consultants shall not be granted voting rights at its board meetings.|
|Article 11||EIM Japan shall hold either face-to-face or email conferencing board meetings a minimum of 3 times per year, and it shall reflect on the contents of such meetings and shall conduct a renewal of its Board of Directors at least 1 time per year.|
|Article 12||Decisions made by EIM Japan shall be determined by obtaining a majority vote of the members of its Board of Directors.|
|Article 13||In the event that a decision is made by EIM Japan, it shall be necessary for the Japanese Association of Exercise Therapy and Prevention to grant the Board of Directors its approval in order for such decisions to be executed.|
|Article 14||In the event that EIM Japan’s decision making is found to conflict with the intentions of the Japanese Association of Exercise Therapy and Prevention, the Executive Director of the Japanese Association of Exercise Therapy and Prevention reserves the right to submit a proposal to call for the revision of any resolution items established by EIM Japan’s Board of Directors.|
|Article 15||EIM Japan’s financial affairs shall be consolidated with those of the Association of Exercise Therapy and Prevention.|
|Article 16||In the event that EIM Japan is to earn revenue, the EIM Japan Board of Directors may submit a proposal related to its usage to the Association of Exercise Therapy and Prevention.|
|Article 17||For cases where a particular need is identified for work duties to be performed, regardless of whether or not such work duties have been set forth in these regulations, EIM Japan and the Association of Exercise Therapy and Prevention shall mutually support each other in performing such duties.|
|Article 1||These regulations shall come into force on September 1st, 2018.|