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Spreading well-being around the world through the life sciences from Kawasaki City Tonomachi Campus

The Wellbeing Research Center is located on the Keio University Tonomachi Town Campus, established in the Tonomachi district (King Sky Front) of Kawasaki Ward, Kawasaki City in April 2016. Keio University led and jointly proposed the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) “Program for the Promotion of a World-class Regional Research and Development/Verification Hub (Research Complex)” [AY2015–2019] with the four local authorities of Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City and Ota Ward, Tokyo, alongside universities and research institutions (Kanagawa Institute of Industrial Science and Technology; The University of Tokyo; Tokyo Institute of Technology; and Yokohama City University), and corporate entities (Fujifilm; CYBEDYNE). Following the conclusion of this program we have contributed to the promotion of interdisciplinary research through industry-academia-government partnerships in the four domains of drug discovery; quality evaluation for regenerative and cellular medicine; data and information infrastructure via the Person centered Open Platform for well-being (PeOPLe); and medical apparatus and robotics. We also continue to further joint research with various organizations, including those in the localities of the Tonomachi campus, which combined with the aforementioned research partnership initiatives, is building towards the development of a Wellbeing Research Campus to create world-class social systems and new industries using revolutionary technologies.We are currently promoting production and quality evaluation projects in the fields of regenerative and cellular medicine, in cooperation with regional institutions. In addition, a personnel development course ( for the methodical study of pharmacometrics by the foremost experts in Japan in the field, in addition to a Junior Doctor Training School for 5th grade elementary school children to 3rd grade junior high school students with classes once per month were held. Eight students took the advanced course of the Junior Doctor Training School from May 29, 2022 to December 18, 2022, while 42 students took the basic course from September 11, 2022 to February 12, 2023. We have developed various research and education activities (, etc.), including those engaged with the continuous development of the future leaders of the innovation ecosystem, aimed at young people through to working adults. We are thus contributing to the growth and development of the Tonomachi King Skyfront area.

Applicable regions

Kanagawa Prefecture Kawasaki City

Implementation period

April 11, 2016 – March 31, 2023

Community and Regional Affairs category

  • Regional collaboration as research targets and implementation sites/research that aims to popularize region-specific issues
  • Social collaboration through advanced research
  • Education of students/human resource development for the next generation

Related agreements, etc.

Cooperative Partnership Agreements on Promotion of Research and Educational Activities at Keio University Tonomachi Town Campus
Memorandum of Understanding for Industrial Promotion in Kawasaki City
Memorandum of Understanding on Promotion of Partnerships and Cooperation for Personnel Development in the Pharmacometrics Field between Keio University and the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency.
Agreement between Keio University Frontier Research & Education Collaborative Square (K-FRECS) and Osaka University Hospital for the promotion of partnership and cooperation to train personnel in the field of pharmacometrics
Agreement between Keio University Frontier Research & Education Collaborative Square (K-FRECS) and Kyoto University Graduate School and Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences for the promotion of partnership and cooperation to train personnel in the field of pharmacometrics


Tonomachi Town Campus

Person in charge

Office for Academic Project Cooperation/Tonomachi TC