| I gratefully acknowledge the personal efforts of Rie Kato, MD, for providing the Japanese website translation of the entire pain-free birthing website. She was ably assisted by a group of dedicated anesthesiologists; Reiko Hayashi MD, Nobutaka Kariya MD, Chieko Nakagawa MD, Mizuki Taniguchi MD, Reiko Uokawa MD, and Toshiyuki Okutomi MD. A link to this website is provided by the Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists to fulfill their commitment to educate Japanese patients about anesthesiology.
For further information on pain-free birthing in Japan,
Department of Anesthesiology
Tokyo Women's Medical University
Yachiyo Medical Center
477-96 Owada-Shinden, Yachiyo-shi
Shankar Kodali MD