Our goal is to advance academic and comprehensive research in topics on medicine and various approaches to human health that respect and adapt to the ways of nature, based on the idea of self-healing disposition innate to human beings.


introduction of our foundation

Introduction of Our Foundation

Purpose and Missions



MOA Health Science Foundation promotes approaches to human health that respect and adapt to the ways of Nature, based on the idea of self-healing disposition innate to human beings. Aiming to better understand healthcare practices that encourage and enhance the human potential, we pursue interdisciplinary research activities, and disseminate the results as our contribution to efforts to promote better health in society.
 Our perspectives encompass physical, psychological and spiritual health of human beings as well as the environment, all of which are indispensable aspects of attaining, maintaining and enhancing people's wellbeing. Collaboration with governments and relevant sectors, institutions and groups is also an important part of our initiatives. Our aim is to develop a new foundation of healthcare where human health issues can be truly and effectively addressed and resolved. The foundation strives to bring about good health and happiness in individuals and families, which we believe is the fundamental prerequisite to a truly sound and prosperous society.



MOA Health Science Foundation undertakes various projects both in Japan and abroad, in pursuit of its objectives. Our projects include the following:

    (1) Research activities including comprehensive investigation in the fields of medicine, health-promotional programs, and other relevant fields; reports of research results at academic conferences; and agreement-based joint research with external institutions

    (2) Commissioning research projects and providing research grants

    (3) Publication of periodical research reports, case studies and other literature

    (4) Organizing domestic and international forums, conferences, and symposia as well as health-promotion events to promote medical approaches and healthcare programs which respect and adapt to the ways of nature, and for the purpose of international exchange

    (5) Other activities necessary to achieve the objectives



1991                       MOA Health Science Foundation was inaugurated in June with the approval of the Ministry of Health and Welfare of Japan

1995                       Seijo Laboratory opened in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo in June

                               Merger with the MOA Kyushu Life Science Institute in September, renamed Life Science Institute (Fukuoka Lab)

1998                       Life Science Institute (Atami Lab) opened in April

1999                       Ohito Laboratory opened in September

2001                       Seijo Laboratory was closed in June, and its functions were transferred to the Atami Lab

2002                       The Life Science Institute reorganized its Fukuoka and Atami Labs in June, with the main office established in Atami city

2003                       Ohito Laboratory closed in April

2004                       The food research section was transferred to the Institute for Agro Microbiology (present Institute for Agriculture, Medicine, and the Environment) in March

2005                       MOA Health Science Foundation moved its head office to Atami city in September

2006                       Tokyo Office and Ohito Lab opened in May