Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association

Doctors Program

Beginning in 2002, under the direction of the late Dr. John Kashiwabara, the Association has taken part each February in an education program in which the Yokkaichi General Hospital selects practicing physicians to come to Long Beach and study Western medical techniques at Long Beach hospitals.

This successful program has seen 50 Yokkaichi doctors and RNs From 2002 through 2015.

Below are the three physicians who were here in Long Beach for about 10 days in February.

Dr. Kei Fujii, Cardiovascular Surgeon
Dr. Wataru Suzuki, Cardiologist
Dr. Kousuke Mizutani, Neorosurgeon


long beach memorial hospital

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, CA

2003-02-14 - Doctors Photo

2003 Yokaichi Doctors at L.B. Memorial Medical Center.

2014 Doctors

2014 Yokkaichi Doctors at Welcome Reception.