studentsGraduates (Master program)
Introduction of Graduates (Master program)

Masashi Azuma

Country Okinawa
Degree Hospital nurse and public health nurse
Hobbies Anything to be active, music, photography, travel and engaging with people
Countries visited China, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, India, New Zealand and Madagascar
Other areas of interest Global health, rural health, preventive medicine and health policy



Personal History

After graduating from the Okinawa Prefectural College of Nursing in 2009, I work for two years in the cardiovascular internal medicine ward and three years in the HCU at the National Center for Global Health and Medicine. Beginning in 2014, I worked for one year as a public health nurse at the Okinawa City Office. Based on my experiences working in both clinical medicine and community medicine, I wanted to study global health, a field which I had been interested in, so, in April 2015, I entered the Department of Global Health in the University of the Ryukyus Graduate School. 2017 Master of Health Sciences. 2018 JOCV to PNG


I just entered the master’s program this year. In the future, I plan to use my experiences as a hospital nurse and public health nurse to serve in the field of global health. Although I’m still young and don’t have any overseas experience yet, I am enjoying my studies with the support of wonderful instructors and colleagues in the Department. Every day is exciting as I discover the prospects of a new world.