Jun is the Director of Anaesthesia at Portland District Health in South West Victoria, where he practices as an anaesthetist, and rural generalist. He grew up in Kanagawa Japan before moving to Adelaide for high school. He studied medicine at James Cook University in Townsville where he cultivated his passion for rural medicine. Jun undertook his internship at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and completed further medical training in Queensland and Victoria. To better understand how different rural health systems work in Australia, he spent 15-months providing medical locum relief to numerous rural and remote hospitals in need across every state in Australia before settling in Portland.
Holding medical registrations in Australia, Japan and USA, he hopes to build more bridges between these countries in health care. His recent project includes being involved in setting up a rural generalist medical training program in Japan. He also founded Australian International Rural Medical Education (AIRMEd) together with his colleagues, a charity that promotes rural health education through international approaches.
In his spare time, he plays covers of 70’s and 80’s Japanese songs under the pseudonym JPmusic in the hope of bringing this great era of music to a wider audience.