| I was born 1945 and am
55 years old now. I am president of the Japan Vegetarian Society,
and vice-president and professor at Osaka Shin-ai College, Japan.
In 1996, I was elected as a member of the IVU Council at the World
Vegetarian Congress in the U.S.A. In 1999, he was reelected at the
World Vegetarian Congress in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I am now designated
as the 'Research Co-ordinator' on behalf of the International Council.
I have been studying vegetarians from a viewpoint of medical science
and dietetics, and devote myself to promoting vegetarianism in Japan.
I have written theses in Jap. J. Nutr. and other journals. I am
the author of "Introduction of Healthy Vegetarian," published in
Japan for Japanese readers.
In 1988, I went to the U.S.A to attend the IFHE Congress. Then
I visited Loma Linda University and had an opportunity to get
to know many researchers including Prof. Register. That led me
to become a vegetarian. I live with my wife and two sons. I play
tennis and hike in the mountain for fun. Actually I go on a hike
with my wife and sons. We love nature. My wife is a grade school
teacher. My firstborn son is an office worker. And my second son
studied in the U.S.A. for one year and is now studying here in
Japan to become a veterinarian. Living in a vegetarian way is
good to us and the world we live in. My dream is to work with
vegetarians around the world to promote vegetarianism.
Mitsuru at the Chiang Mai
World Vegetarian Congress