Establishment of a Cochrane Review Group Satellite in Japan
The Cochrane Pregnancy & Childbirth Group (PCG) is delighted to announce the establishment of a Japanese Satellite in Tokyo. This new Satellite will be headed by Rintaro Mori, the Director of Health Policy at the National Centre for Child Health and Development, where the administrative office will be set up under his leadership. Rintaro has been an author with the Cochrane PCG since February 2006 and an Associate Editor since 2011. We are grateful to Rintaro for his hard work and dedication in pursuing the establishment of a Japanese Satellite and to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan for their support by awarding Rintaro a research grant to help set up the Satellite.
The Japanese Satellite will work closely with the editorial office in Liverpool, UK, and will support Japanese review authors to prepare and maintain their Cochrane Reviews; introduce new review authors to the methods of The Cochrane Collaboration, and support them through the processes; and advocate evidence-based practice, particularly through the use of Cochrane Reviews, for women's and babies' health in Japan and worldwide.