Japan 2016 NBAS/NBO activities

The first NBO Training to be held in Japan was conducted by Professors Campbell Paul and Kevin Nugent, with the assistance of Drs. Eiko Saito and Mariko Iwayama asAssociate faculty. (See Tokyo NBO group training photo below). Not only was this the first NBO training held in Japan, but it was the occasion when the first NBO training center was established under the direction of Professor Shohei Ohgi, with Drs. Saito and Iwayama as trainers. While NBAS training has been conducted in Japan for almost 30 years by Drs. Akiyama, Ohgi, Kawasaki and Tsurusaki and more recently by Drs. Ohgi, Nagai and Nagata, this was the first NBO Training to take place in Japan. Thirty trainees participated in NBO training in Tokyo at the Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing on September 12-13th.

Thirty participants also joined the Nagoya training later that week at the Japanese Red Cross Nagoya Daini Hospital. The training was hosted by Dr. Masako Nagata and Dr. Yukio Nagai (See photo below).

NBO Training in Nagoya with Kevin and Campbell

Front row from left: Yukiyo Nagai (Pediatrician & NBAS trainer), Kevin, Campbell, Masako Nagata (Clinical psychologist & NBAS trainer)

Back row from left: Kayo Nomura (Clinical psychologist, Japanese Red Cross Nagoya Daini Hospital), Eiko Saito (Midwife & NBO trainer), Yumi Kubota (Head Nurse of NICU, Japanese Red Cross Nagoya Daini Hospital), Mariko Iwayama (Clinical psychologist & NBO trainer).

A special Open Lecture took place on Sunday September 18th at Nagoya University, Higashiyama Campus, which featured lectures by Professors Paul, Nugent and Nagata (See additional photos below from left: Professors Ohgi, Nugent and Paul).

NBO training follow up meetings were held in Tokyo and Nagoya each, after one month from the first NBO training and 15 trainees in Tokyo and 18 trainees in Nagoya gathered with Dr. Campbell Paul joining in through internet video connection for discussion.

NBO Japan has opened a website and trainees can have an access to their training page for Questions and Answers and other information needed for them to carry out NBO sessions themselves. (see below for the website address)

Follow up mentoring in Tokyo and Nagoya via videoconference

Our plan for 2017 includes continuous follow-up meetings for the trainees and the second NBO training in Japanese together with ideas for possible research using NBO. We encourage trainees to contact us with their plans for any research with NBO and NBAS. We look forward to collaborate internationally both for training and research.

NBO Japan

c/o Dr. Eiko Saito

Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing, graduate School of Nursing, International Health Care and Midwifery

4-1-3, Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 150-0012

e-mail: nbo-office@nbo-japan.com

URL: https://www.nbo-japan.com/

NBO trainers:

Eiko Saito (e-mail: e-saito@redcross.ac.jp)

Associate Professor, Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing, graduate School of Nursing, International Health Care and Midwifery.

4-1-3, Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 150-0012

Mariko Iwayama (e-mail: mi2global22@gmail.com)

Lecturer, Fukuoka School of Nursing & Midwifery, National Hospital Organization Kyushu Medical Center.

1-8-1 Jigyo-hama, Chuoku, Fukuoka City, 810-0065, Japan.

NBAS trainers

Shohei Ohgi

Professor, Dean, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Seirei Christopher University

Yukiyo Nagai

    Pediatric Psychiatrist, Nagoya Daini Red Cross Hospital

Masako Nagata

Professor, Psychological Development & Family Division, Psychological Support & Research Center for Human Development, Nagoya University.