Shigeaki Hinohara, Japanese physician, Died at 105

Shigeaki Hinohara was born on October 4, 1911, in Yoshiki District, Yamaguchi Prefecture and died on July 18, 2017.

He was a Japanese physician.

During 1941, Hinohara began his long working association with St. Luke’s International Hospital in central Tokyo and worked as a medical doctor throughout the wartime firebombing of the city.

In 1990, Hinohara served as the hospital’s honorary director.

Hinohara was also Sophia University’s Grief Care Institute director emeritus.

Hinohara was honorary chairman of the Foundation Sasakawa Memorial Health Cooperation.

He was credited with establishing and popularizing Japan’s practice of annual medical checkups.

He was an honorary member of the Japanese Cardiovascular Society and received the Second Prize and the Order of Culture.

Hinohara was honored by Kyoto Imperial University, Thomas Jefferson University and by McMaster University by receiving an honorary doctorate.

Hinohara died in Tokyo.

Shigeaki Hinohara passed away at 105 years old.