Kakikofu's approach to SDGs
sustainable development goals
What are the SDGs?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) refer to the 17 goals and 169 targets that aim to be achieved by 2030. These goals were adopted by 193 countries at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in September 2015.
The SDGs are targets that all countries aim to achieve. The Japanese government has also made a commitment to achieving them. In addition, the private sector is expected not only to provide funding, but also to actively contribute to the achievement of the SDGs through business activities.
Kakikofu stands in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is largely working on the following items.
3. Good Health and Wellbeing
We are striving to support each individual improve their quality of life (QOL) as well as their ability to partake in their activities of daily living (ADLs). We hope that people from all around the world can come to Kakikofu, including people who have been told that the cause of their illness is uknown, that there aren’t any treatment options for them or that there aren’t any issues based on their medical examination.
We want to welcome those who would like to try Kampo medicine, beyond hospital treatment alone.
When the treatment is over, we do not see it as the end. We want to support our clients build a sustainable pattern of self care from the perspective of maintaining a real sense of well-being and preventing future symptoms from emerging.
4. Quality Education
We have been spreading the knowledge and wisdom of Kampo Medicine by accepting trainees and interns from all around the world.
We draw on the perspective and theory of Kampo medicine to explain to our clients why they got sick or injured as well as how their treatment will look. We want our clients to understand a perspective that differs from what is offered by modern Medicine.
10. Reduced Inequalities
There are still many countries in the world with underdeveloped healthcare systems. Even in modern times, many people continue to suffer from otherwise curable diseases as they are not able to receive treatment due to shortages in both medicine and medical staff.
The wisdom of Kampo is for everyone, irrespective of race, gender, religion, or one’s economic situation. By learning the wisdom of Kampo medicine and practicing moxibustion, we believe that it is possible to reduce the medical disparity apparent in the world today. Therefore, we will continue our efforts, with the hopes of supporting the creation of a society where people in all countries can equally obtain good health.
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
We have joined the Jiyugaoka Shopping District Promotion Association and will continue to participate in the activities of the shopping district and the activities of Meguro Ward.
16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
The advancement of countries and their economic situation is linked to a continually improving health care system.
The harmony between physical health, mental health and social health is essential.
While Japan may appear to be a peaceful country from a global perspective, there are various problems, incidents and violence that continue on, unabated. We also provide care and treatment to those who have been victims of these problems
・Guidance on mental wellness practices
・Guidance on self-defense
17. Partnerships for the Goals
We will continue to disseminate the wisdom of Kampo to the world by cooperating with companies, sole proprietors and organizations in both Japan and overseas.