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The Institute for Research on Productive Aging (IRPA) was established to promote research on aging and life expectancy in Japan and to present Japan as a model for a healthy and long-lived nation to the world, with the aim of brightening the future of Japanese society, which is inevitably entering a super-aging society, through the power of science. In addition, we believe that one of the important missions of this organization is to implement the results of aging research in society without delay and to give back to people around the world. The main activities are listed on the right.

  • 1. Basic and clinical research related to aging
  • 2. Organization and operation of academic conferences and publication and operation of academic journals
  • 3. Consulting Business
  • 4. Projects related to the dissemination and awareness of methods and knowledge for extending healthy life expectancy
  • 5. Pharmaceutical and food evaluation business
  • 6. Development of aging-related diagnostic methods and anti-aging substances

Board of Directors

Shin-ichiro Imai, M.D., Ph.D.

Shin-ichiro Imai, M.D., Ph.D.Chairman

M. and T. Tanaka Family Distinguished Professor in Aging Research
Department of Developmental
Department of Medicine (Joint)
Washington University School of Medicine 

Kyota Moriyama

Moriyama Kyota Tax and Accounting Office

International Scientific Advisory Board

  • Chairman of the BoardHiroaki Kitano, PhD.
    Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
    The Systems Biology Institute, Tokyo, Japan
  • MemberShuh Narumiya, M.D., Ph.D.
    Project Professor and Director
    Medical Innovation Center
    Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
  •  Masashi Yanagisawa, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor and Director
    International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine, The University of Tsukuba,
    Tsukuba, Japan
  •  Adam Antebi, Ph.D.
    Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing
    Cologne, Germany
  •  Brian Kennedy, Ph.D.
    Distinguished Professor
    Departments of Biochemistry and Physiology
    Centre for Healthy Ageing
    National University of Singapore, Singapore
  •  Cynthia Kenyon, Ph.D.
    Vice President
    Aging Research, Calico, San Francisco, Calinornia, USA
  •  Jing-Dong “Jackie” Han, Ph.D.
    Peking-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences
    Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies
    Peking University, Beijing, China
  •  Leonard P.Guarente,Ph.D.
    Novartis Professor of Biology
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology,Cambridge, USA
  •  Linda Partridge, D.Phil.
    Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing
    Biological Secretary and Vice-President
    TheRoyal Society, London, UK
  •  Thomas Rando, M.D., Ph.D.
    Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
    Director, The Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA


  • Institute for Research on Productive Aging was founded.
    The head office is located in Kobe.
  • Inauguration of the International Scientific Advisory Board
  • Planning the Inaugural International Symposium on Aging Research (ISAR)
  • 3 new researchers joined IRPA.