Fujimoto Hiroshi

Years of Stay at HYI: 
Aug 2016 to Dec 2017

Hiro Fujimoto is a doctoral student in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Tokyo. He received his B.A. from Waseda University in 2010 and M.A. from the University of Tokyo in 2013. His research focuses on the history of medicine in modern Japan, and his dissertation looks at the history of American medical missions in Japan. He examines how Protestant American medical missionaries tried to spread Christianity as well as Western medicine (American medicine) to compete with German-educated Japanese physicians from the 1850s to the 1950s. He is also interested in archival studies, museum studies, and the history of medical films.