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All data is as of December 05, 2022.

SAWAI TSUTOMU
Associate Professor
Affiliation Hiroshima University
Discipline Ethics
Academic Degrees Kyoto University MA (Human and Environmental Studies)
Kyoto University PhD (Human and Environmental Studies)
Research Fields Humanities; Philosophy; Philosophy / Ethics
Humanities; Philosophy; Religious studies
Research Keywords Ethics / Applied Ethics (Bioethics) / Ethical, Legal and Social Issues of life science and healthcare / Ethics in Religion / Modern and Contemporary Japanese Philosophy and Ethics
Comments My current research interests lie primarily in issues concerning new and emerging technologies in practical ethics, particularly topics pertaining to synthetic embryology, in vitro gametogenesis and organogenesis, human-animal chimera research, and genome/epigenome editing as well as in methodology called "empirical bioethics" which integrates the "theory" and "practice" as such in drawing a normative conclusion for real-world bioethical issues. For the former, I am conducting a meta-analysis of various ethical debates, and analytical philosophical reflections on these topics. For the latter, I am constructing a novel methodology of empirical bioethics in bioethics research, and applying this methodology to address a pressing issue in practical ethics field in order to generate normative recommendations that are grounded in research practice. My overall objective is to provide ethical frameworks for research and clinical applications. Considering the urgency of recent bioethical issues that are arising on a global scale, my attempt will be significant in advancing the field of bioethics in Japan and internationally, whilst also contributing to solving actual social and ethical problems that are arising in the development of biomedical research.
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Topic Bioethics
Genome/DNA technology
New Technologies
Philosophy/Thoughts
Regenerative Medicine
SDGs 3 Good health and well-being 4 Quality education 9 Industry, innovation, infrastructure 10 Reduced inequalities 12 Responsible consumption, production 16 Peace, justice and strong institutions 17 Partnerships for the goals
Educational Programs [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Integrated Arts and Sciences : Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences : Integrated Arts and Sciences
[Master's Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : International Peace and Co-existence Program
[Master's Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
[Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : International Peace and Co-existence Program
[Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
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