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Department of Clinical Nutrition Therapy

The Department of Clinical Nutrition Therapy proudly welcomed Naoto Kubota, MD, PhD as our director in 2014.
The Department of Clinical Nutrition Therapy aims to:
• Provide comprehensive nutritional care based on the nutritional status and disease condition of each individual.
• Create a leading clinical nutrition research and teaching facility.
• Provide a highest-quality food service for patients and further enhance the safety and quality of service by introducing new cooking system.

Provision of hospital meals

We aim to provide delicious, safe hospital meals. Eating is an integral part of treatment, and therefore we have made efforts to ensure that our patients enjoy our food down to the last bite. This includes food often being served on ceramic dishes, seasonal menus, and meals for special occasions, as well as a choice of special meals (at an additional cost) as an alternative to our regular meals.

Support of dietary/nutritional treatment

If necessary, our in-house managerial dietitians will provide dietary consultation at the time of admission. We will also provide nutritional care based on each patient’s symptoms during their stay. Individual nutritional guidance is offered both at the Nutritional Management Room as well as in the wards, while group nutritional guidance is held on a regular basis per disease.

Active involvement in clinical research on nutrition

The Department of Clinical Nutrition Therapy is involved in nutritional clinical research in cooperation with its diagnosis and treatment department, as a way of contributing to the development of effective meals and nutritional therapies.


The NST is composed of staff from various disciplines including doctors, managerial dieticians, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory technologists, and rehabilitation staff. Nutritional deficiency can lead to lowered immunity and may delay the healing of wounds. It is also known to prevent early recovery, and to increase the incidence of complications. Unfortunately, both domestic and international reports show that nutritional deficiency is common among inpatients. In this light, NST aims to support the early recovery of patients by 1) assessing each patient’s nutritional status, and 2) making appropriate nutritional therapy recommendations to each patient (conferences/ward rounds etc.), as well as 3) hosting regular seminars and workshops to further educate our staff on nutritional therapy.

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