I was a scientist in the field of immunology in Japan. In 2007, I moved to Paris to reflect upon the meaning of scientific activities and human existence. I finished the master's course at the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne in 2009, and the defense of my thesis at the Paris Diderot University in December 2015.
In 2013, I established the Institute for Science and Human Existence. The mission of the Institute is: (1) to popularize science and philosophy, (2) to study scientific problems from the philosophical and metaphysical point of view, (3) to research on the philosophy as a way of life, (4) to promote cultural exchange between France and Japan, and (5) to reach an understanding of human existence and eventually to transform our own existence.
My plan now is to pursue further philosophical activities on science, medicine, and life.
(January 17, 2016)
Hidetaka Yakura, MD, PhD, DPhil
Visiting Researcher, Francois Rabelais University, Tours, France