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The National Cancer Center Japan
Division of Bioethics and Health Law
Job title
Ph.D.(Shiga University of Medical Science), M.D.
Other affiliation
Shiga University of Medical Science, Dept. of Health Science

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2019
Director, Division of Bioethics and Health Law, National Cancer Center Japan
Apr 2012
Feb 2019
Head of Office of Privacy and Personal Information Protection, NCVC BioBank
Aug 2011
Jan 2013
Head of Office for Research Ethics, The National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center
Jun 2010
Jul 2011
Associate Professor, Center for Clinical Bioethics, The University of Toyama
Oct 2008
May 2010
Senior Lecturer, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Law, Global Center Of Excellence Program , The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine
Dec 2005
Oct 2008
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Ethics, The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine
Aug 2004
Nov 2005
Norwegian Governmental Scholarship Holder, Center for International Health, The University of Bergen
Apr 2001
Nov 2005
PhD Student, Dept. of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science


Aug 2004
Nov 2005
Center for International Health, The University of Bergen
Apr 2001
Nov 2005
Dept. of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science Graduate School of Medicine
Apr 1995
Mar 2001
Faculty of Medicine, Shiga University of Medical Science
Apr 1993
Mar 1995
Faculty of Pedagogy, The University of Kyoto

Committee Memberships

Mar 2009
Tokyo Women's Medical University  Ethics Committee
Oct 2006
Mar 2013
The National Center of Child Health and Development  Institutional Review Board

Awards & Honors

Apr 2005
Norwegian Governmental Scholarship Pool 2005/2006, Research Council of Norway
Apr 2004
Norwegian Governmental Scholarship Pool 2004/2005, Research Council of Norway
Aug 2010
Yggdrasil grants for research stays in Norway, Research Council of Norway

Published Papers

Analyzing the Early Historical Development of Ethics Guidelines for Nursing Research in the United States
The Japanese Journal of Nursing Research   47(5) 450-460   2014   [Refereed]
BMC Medical Ethics   15 55   2014   [Refereed]
The Ethics of Non-specific Consent to Unforeseen Uses of Biobanked Materials: Donors' Views and Rationales
Asian Bioethics Review   4(2) 115-126   Jun 2012   [Refereed]
Tashiro S, Yamada MM, Matsui K
Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease   200(3) 255-259   Mar 2012   [Refereed]
Some suggestions for establishing a genome-cohort study in the genome era: based on population-based cohort studies on middle-aged and elderly in Japan
Tamakoshi A, Sato K, Matsui K, Masui T, Maruyama E
Journal of the National Institute of Public Health      2012   [Refereed]
Matsui K, Lie RK, Turin TC, Kita Y
Journal of Epidemiology   22(4) 308-316   2012   [Refereed]
Tamakoshi A, Matsui K, Sato K, Masui T, Maruyama E
Journal of Epidemiology   21(2) 158-159   2011   [Refereed]
Turin TC, Kita Y, Nahid R, Nakamura Y, Tkashima N, Sugihara H, Morita Y, Matsui K, Okayama A, Miura K, Ueshima H
Emergency Medicine Journal   28(3) 239-241   2011   [Refereed]
Inoue Y, Matsui K
Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine   16(5) 320-326   2011   [Refereed]
Matsui K, Kita y
Japanese Journal of Public Health   57(11) 977-987   2010   [Refereed]
Turin TC, Kita Y, Nahid R, Takashima N, Kadota A, Matsui K, Sugihara H, Morita Y, Nakamura Y, Miura K, Ueshima H
Hypertension Research   33(9) 922-925   2010   [Refereed]
Zhang X, Matsui K, Krohmal B, Abou Zeid A, Muthuswamy V, Koo Y, Kita Y, Lie RK
BMC Medical Ethics   11 16   2010   [Refereed]
Fujita M, Matsui K, Monden M, Akabayashi A
Transplantation Proceedings   42(5) 1453-1459   2010   [Refereed]
Ethical discrepancy between observational and experimental methodologies in research
Asian Bioethics Review   2(3) 218-228   2010   [Refereed]
Informed consent to future research on stored tissue samples: the views of researchers, ethics review committee members, and policy makers in five non-Western countries
Matsui K, Abou Zeid A, Zhang X, Krohmal B, Muthuswamy V, Koo YM, Wendler D, Chao J, Kita Y, Lie RK
Asian Bioethics Review   1 401-416   2009   [Refereed]
Japan Arteriosclerosis Longitudinal Study (JALS) Group (Matsui K is one of the authors)
Circulation Journal   72 1563-1568   2008   [Refereed]
Matsui K, Lie RK, Kita Y, Ueshima H
Journal of Epidemiology   18 217-224   2008   [Refereed]
The Japan Multi-institutional Collaborative Cohort Study (J-MICC Study) to detect gene-environment interactions for cancer
Hamajima N, The J-MICC Study Group (Matsui K is one of the authors)
Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention   8(2) 317-323   2007   [Refereed]
Privacy shakes Japan's statistics on health and welfare
Matsui K, Lie RK
Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics   17 41-49   2007   [Refereed]
Two methods of obtaining informed consent in a genetic epidemiological study: Effects on understanding
Matsui K, Lie RK, Kita Y
Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics   2 39-48   2007   [Refereed]
Matsui K, Lie RK, Kita Y, Ueshima H
Journal of Medical Ethics   31 385-392   2005


Ethics on clinical research
Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine   249(5) 498   2014   [Invited]
Informed consent for clinical trials
Japanese Pharmacology & Therapeutics   39(7) 477-478   2011   [Invited]
Classes of activities in clinical labs: Practice, Research, or Else?
Matsui K, Tashiro S
Asian Bioethics Review   1 281-284   2009   [Refereed]

Books etc

Terry Sheung-Hung Kaan, Calvin Wai-Loon Ho (Part:Joint Work, Socio-Political Discourses on Genetic Privacy in Japan (pp.93-124))
Imperial College Press   Jul 2013   ISBN:1783263059

Research Grants & Projects

JSPS: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2011 - Mar 2015    Investigator(s): MATSUI Kenji
JSPS: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2007 - Mar 2011    Investigator(s): MATSUI Kenji
Ethical Issues on Medical Research and Informed Consent.