Shigeaki Hinohara

Japan­ese doctor, almost 100 years old and still prac­tic­ing (1911- )


Shigeaki Hinohara


Famous for his recipe for liv­ing a long life

Has been work­ing at St. Luke’s Inter­na­tion­al Hos­pi­tal (Tokyo) and teach­ing at St. Luke’s Col­lege of Nurs­ing since 1941

Was pas­sen­ger on a jet that was hijacked in 1970 and then ded­i­cat­ed his life to help­ing peo­ple

Set up the Life Plan­ning Cen­ter in 1973 (motto: “life­long health”)

Helped save and restore the Mass­a­chu­setts home of Man­jiro Naka­hama (John Man­jiro, the first Japan­ese per­son to live in the USA, 1843) and”>gave the ded­i­ca­tion in May 2009.

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New Old People’s Movement

Seeks “healthy peo­ple 75 years and old­er” to be part of his new “move­ment.”

When we reach 75 we should start some­thing new in order to dis­cov­er those unused genes and devel­op them. It could be paint­ing, or mak­ing music, writ­ing poet­ry, sports or vol­un­teer activ­i­ties. One of my patients in his 60’s had been admit­ted to St. Luke’s with can­cer, and was get­ting neu­rot­ic with anx­i­ety over the dis­ease. So I sug­gest­ed he try to find some­thing he enjoyed, like paint­ing. He tried to avoid the issue, say­ing he was too clum­sy with things. But once he took up the brush, his tal­ent came out, and 10 years lat­er he was hold­ing his own one-man exhi­bi­tions and win­ning awards.


Books, interviews, advice and writing

Pub­lished more than 150 books since turn­ing 75


Hon­o­hara’s famous words of wis­dom, a sim­ple for­mu­la for longevi­ty

Inter­view with the Tokyo Inter­na­tion­al Forum: “At 75, we should devel­op genes we have nev­er used and keep chal­leng­ing the new!”

How to Live Well (2001) (orig­i­nal title: How To Die Well; Japan­ese, Ikika­ta Jozu or “Good At Liv­ing”)

Ongaku no Iyashi no Chikara (The Heal­ing Pow­er of Music)

[amazonify]4000001396::text::::Ikiru koto no shit­su[/amazonify]

[amazonify]4022553162::text::::Oi o hajimeru[/amazonify]

[amazonify]4393363078::text::::Oi to shi no juyo[/amazonify]

[amazonify]4000260790::text::::Gendai igaku to shukyo (Sosho gendai no shukyo)[/amazonify]

[amazonify]4079336543::text::::Inochi no utsuwa: Jin­sei o jibun­rashiku ikiru[/amazonify]

[amazonify]4000001337::text::::Inochi o mit­sumete[/amazonify]

[amazonify]4393363205::text::::“Iyashi” no waza no pafo­man­su[/amazonify]

[amazonify]B0006YLNOW::text::::Osler’s pere­gri­na­tions in Asia: A report on an unusu­al event[/amazonify]

Wrote stage adap­tion for the pic­ture-book Hap­pa no Fred­dy (Fred­dy the Leaf) (2000)

Wrote the for­ward to Art and Nature: Heal­ing Design for Health in the UK & Japan, a book con­tain­ing the work of over 70 archic­tects on health care design

Co-edit­ed [amazonify]0822326825::text::::Osler’s A Way of Life and Oth­er Address­es, with Com­men­tary and Annotations[/amazonify]

Men­tioned in [amazonify]1425963188The Pow­er of Life[/amazonify], [amazonify]098055750X::text::::Care­givers: Drown­ing in a Sea of Cog­ni­tive Chal­lenges[/amazonify], [amazonify]0262611953::text::::First to Arrive: State and Local Respons­es to Ter­ror­ism[/amazonify], [amazonify]0822333783::text::::Meta­mor­phoses: Mem­oirs of a Life in Med­i­cine[/amazonify], and oth­er books.

For further reference

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[amazonify]4079336543[/amazonify] [amazonify]4000001337[/amazonify] [amazonify]4393363205[/amazonify] [amazonify]B0006YLNOW[/amazonify]
[amazonify]B0006YLNOW[/amazonify] [amazonify]1425963188[/amazonify] [amazonify]098055750X[/amazonify] [amazonify]0822326825[/amazonify]

First published on May 6th, 2009 at 2:24 pm (EST) and last modified on May 6th, 2009 at 2:26 pm (EST).

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