I was invited to deliver my lecture on MTC in the CYTOCON 2022 on 5th of November 2022. It was an active meeting in Siliguri, West Bengal India. I enjoyed active discussions and communications among friends in India.

IAC in Siliguri

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2020KTA web Congress, August 21 – 22 (Fri. – Sat.), 2020 Hotel Inter-Burgo Exco, Daegu, Korea.


The COVID 19 outbreak
2020 KTA, Korea

2020 KTA, Korea

causes serious impacts on meetings, domestic and international. I was invited to give a talk in the 2020 KTA Congress, and experienced Zoom conference for the first time. I enjoyed it very much. Thanks to the program committee and organizer.

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100th Anniversary of Shandong University Cheeloo Colledge of Medicine


Deen professor Kong

Deen professor Kong

100th Anniversary Shandong University Cheeloo Colledge of Medicine
100th Anniversary Shandong University Cheeloo Colledge of Medicine
                    On 19th of December 2017, 100th Anniverssary of Shandon University, Cheeloo Colledge of Medicine was heald in Jinan, China.  Congratulations on 100 year anniversary for the Shandon University.

Sandon University and Wakayama Medical University have a long history of communication, student exchange, faculty exchange and academic communications under a friendship agreement.  Wakayama Medical University had a good experience with Shandon University in many fields.  All of your faculty members who visited at Wakayama Medical University gave us strong impressions.  All of them worked very hard with us and developed research collaborations. Our faculty members visited at Jinan more than 20 times under the friendship agreement.  It is amazing for us that you could continuously develop this extraordinary university to an excellence of China. I am sure that Shandon University and Wakayama Medical University, together deepen our mutual relationship continuously in the next century. I am sure that Shandon University will lead us developing our friendship communication between the 2 universities, Shandong University and Wakayama Medical University, and between China and Japan, in the next 100 years.


Heartfelt congratulations and best wishes for your continuous success. We wish you have another 100 years of good accomplishments, developments and success.


Kennichi Kakudo, MD, PhD


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Differences of Clinical Managements between Asia and Western Countries.


Education in medical school should be the same among countries and medical science should be the same in any countries. However, medical practice is not the same among countries due to different economic condition and different ratial back ground. I found one more important factor impacts on clinical managements of patients, and it was different logic and way of thinking among us. I wrote how it was different between Asian countries’ practice and western countries’ practice in the following two publications. I believe these differences count very much for patients. They are free access and please visit them if you are interested in.
  1. Kakudo K, Higuchi M, Horokawa M et al.: Thyroid FNA cytology in Asian practice – Active surveillance for indeterminate thyroid nodules reduces overtreatment of thyroid carcinomas. Cytopathology 2017; Nov 2. doi: 10.1111/cyt.12491. [Epub ahead of print]

  2. Kakudo K: How to handle borderline/precursor thyroid tumors in management of patients with thyroid nodules. Gland Surg 2017. doi: 10.21037/gs.2017.08.02

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Qilu Friendship Award


Qilu Friendship Award

2017 Qilu Friendship Award

I would like to share with you about my recent news from China, http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/Kvr9fAy2TFvH08GLSuwLWQ .  It is a great honor to have such a prestigious award, Qilu Friendship Award, from Shandon province. During my 20 years chairmanship of Department of Human Pathology, Wakayama Medical University, I received 11 Chinese PhD students, visited Shandon University more than 10 times and promoted in exchange medical students between the 2 universities. I am happy to know these efforts were appreciated in this friendship award.

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