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 photos taken at the Doctors’ Welcome Reception in February 2016. The four doctors were introduced by LBYSCA president Frank Tabar and board members.

2016 - Doctor1 2016 - Doctor2
2016 - Doctor3 2016 - Doctor4
2015-02-23 - Drs Welcome Dinner (41)

2015 Yokkaichi  Doctors Welcome Reception at Acapulco Restaurant, Marina Pacifica.
February 23, 2015
Seated Left to Right: Dr. Fukushima, Dr. Hachisuka, Mike Vaughn (2015 LBYSCA President), Dr. Yamaguchi and Dr. James Wells, former Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Chief of Staff with LBYSCA Board Members.
-- Photo by Will Cullen --

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.