JMEA Meets with Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Health, Labour and Welfare Committee

JMEA board members met with House of Representatives member Hiromichi Watanabe, chairman of the House of Representatives’ Health, Labour and Welfare Committee on February 12, 2016. We informed Mr. Watanabe about the October 2015 NIH announcements concerning ME/CFS research in the United States, new research being conducted in Japan in cooperation with the Association, and clinical drug trials being conducted overseas. We asked the Committee to recognize the need for research on ME treatments, for the government to support more ME research, and for ME to be studied as a neurological disease in Japan.