KIOM’s Mibyeong Research Center announces ‘Daejeon Mibyeong Declaration’
jointly with Japan Mibyou System Association
KIOM announced the ‘Daejeon Mibyeong Declaration’ for cooperation between Korea and Japan on the research of Mibyeong(sub health; Mibyou) in East Asia, jointly with Chairman Fukuo Yoshihiro of the Japan Mibyou System Association at its KM Standards Center on November 30, 2017.
The Mibyeong Research Center of KIOM has maintained various annual exchange programs with the Japan Mibyou System Association since 2012, and the ‘Daejeon Mibyeong Declaration’ for bilateral cooperation on the research of Mibyeong has been achieved as a result of the exchange.
The declaration is expected to provide a momentum for further cooperation on the research of Mibyeong among Asian countries not only Korea and Japan, but also China and Taiwan, etc.
The Mibyeong Research Center recently published an article introducing Korean Mibyeong research on a Japanese journal, ‘Pre Symptomatic Medicine and Anti Aging’, and invited Chairman Fukuo of the Japan Mibyou System Association to its seminar.
Chairman Fukuo talked on how key agenda set by the association since 2013 has been implemented and presented on the Mibyou (Mibyeong) practices actively being carried out around Kanagawa Prefecture at present.
He stressed that it is important to go beyond the recognition of Mibyeong and implement the Mibyeong incentive strategy in order to lead the Mibyeong industry comprising the Mibyeong medicine, Mibyeong food, and Mibyeong equipment to success. It is a strategy of providing incentives for what needs to be done by users for the management of Mibyeong.
Chairman Fukuo said that one of the good examples is the system under which Japanese insurance companies reduced insurance fees for the insured who maintain good health, and that the Smart Wellness Community (SWC) program maximizing this strategy would be carried out for natural health improvement of local community members.
He said that he anticipates active cooperation on the research of Mibyeong between the two countries through the Daejeon Mibyeong Declaration, and that the acceptance of Japan’s successful Mibyeong strategies by Korea, with its high ICT competence, might lead to a Mibyeong industry in an even more advanced form.
Director Lee Si-woo of the Mibyeong Research Center at KIOM commented that he expects that the Daejeon declaration would lay the foundation for academic maturation of the field of Mibyeong in Korea and that he and his colleagues in the center would continue to strive for the establishment of the domestic basis for the research on Mibyeong in the future.