80th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations
     between Japan and Canada
15th International Shiatsu Conference Vancouver '08
Organized by Japan Shiatsu College   Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy
Japan Shiatsu  Association ・ Japan Shiatsu College Alumni Association Canadian Shiatsu Society of  B.C. 

Congratulations from the bottom of my heart for the 15th International Shiatsu Conference which will be held in Vancouver.

"The heart of Shiatsu is like a mother's love" - this phrase was born a long time ago. It is still a backbone of Japanese thought, and Japan has become a country with the longest living people.

I hope that Shiatsu will become more popular overseas through the conference and pray for the improvement of people's health.

Isshu Sugawara,
Member of the House of Representatives