As the philosophy of the University of Tokyo Bioethics Collaborative Research Organization, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Law: CBEL has three major goals:

To conduct interdisciplinary research on the ethical, legal, and social implications of the life sciences and medical technologies

To form a high quality international network in collaboration with other research institutions both in Japan and abroad

To provide educational programs applicable to the advancement of policy development, research, and clinical medicine

Our mission is to train highly capable individuals ready to take on leadership roles at the international level, and to create an educational and research center of biomedical ethics that meets the international standard of the next generation.


Akira Akabayashi
Director, Bioethics Collaborative Research Organization (BiCRO)