Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Members Visited RCAI

July 15, 2010 PRESS RELEASE


Cedar pollinosis afflicts an estimated more than 20% of the Japanese population, and it is said to cause serious economic losses every year. Twenty-five members of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly, mainly members of the Committee for Countermeasures against Pollinosis, visited RCAI on July 15, 2010. After hearing the presentation about RCAI’s strategies for allergy research by Masaru Taniguchi, Director of RCAI, they had many questions and active discussions on the development of cedar pollinosis vaccines. Because RCAI is the only research institute for immunology and allergy in Japan, there is a tremendous social expectation for the development of allergy vaccines.