The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research


The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research


谷口 清州/Kiyosu Taniguchi


Kiyosu Taniguchi

Last updated : February 28, 2024

Director, National Mie Hospital

Areas of Expertise
  • Pediatric infectious diseases
  • infectious disease epidemiology
  • surveillance
  • international health

Dr. Taniguchi graduated from the Medical School, National Mie University, in 1984 and worked as a pediatrician specializing in pediatric infectious diseases and vaccinology. He participated in a collaborative research project in Ghana in 1992–95, then joined the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) in Tokyo working on infectious disease surveillance and response. In 2000, he was dispatched to WHO headquarters and worked on international infectious disease surveillance and control. After returning to NIID, he resumed the activities for infectious disease control in response to such outbreaks as SARS and avian influenza. After moving to his current position, he has been working on clinical practice and infectious disease research.

Research Program
Establishing Health System Resilience to Tackle the Health Security Crisis
Developing Sustainable and Resilient Health, Nursing, and Long-Term Care Systems in the Post-COVID Era

Select Publications

Mizutani, T., Aboagye, S.Y., Ishizaka, A. Taniguchi K, et al. “Gut microbiota signature of pathogen-dependent dysbiosis in viral gastroenteritis.” Scientific Reports 11, 13945 (2021).
Shimizu K, Sridhar D, Taniguchi K, Shibuya K. “Reconsider this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic games: Serious questions remain about managing the games safely.” BMJ 2021;373:n962,
Tokuda Y, Sakihama T, Aoki T, Tanigichi K, et al. “Independent investigation may be more reliable in the event with political nature.” Journal of General and Family Medicine. 2020;00:1–1.  
Tokuda Y, Sakihama T, Aoki M, Taniguchi K, Deshpande GA, Suzuki S, et al. “COVID-19 outbreak on the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship in February 2020.” Journal of General and Family Medicine. 2020;21(4):95–7.
Taniguchi K, Ikeda S, Hagiwara Y, et al. “Epidemiology and burden of illness of seasonal influenza among the elderly in Japan: A systematic literature review and vaccine effectiveness meta‐analysis.” Influenza Other Respiratory Viruses. 2020;00:1–22. 
Utsunomiya T, Hibino A, Taniguchi K, Nagai T, Saito N, Tanabe I, Odagiri T, Shobugawa Y, Kaneko A, Saito R. “Japanese HRSV Collaborative Study Group. Factors Contributing to Symptom Duration and Viral Reduction in Outpatient Children With Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection.” Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2020 Aug; 39(8): 678–683. 
Sugawara T, Ohkusa Y, Taniguchi K, Miyazaki C, Momoi M, Okabe N. “Association of severe abnormal behavior and acetaminophen with/without neuraminidase inhibitors.” Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy. 2019 Jun;25(6):423-426. doi: 10.1016/j.jiac.2019.01.008. Epub 2019 Feb 7.
Kawado, M., Hashimoto, S., Ohta, A., Oba, M. S., Uehara, R., Taniguchi, K., Sunagawa, T., Nagai, M. and Murakami, Y. “Estimating nationwide cases of sexually transmitted diseases in 2015 from sentinel surveillance data in Japan.” BMC Infectious Diseases 20: 1-7, 2020.
Ohkusa, Y., Sugawara, T., Taniguchi, K., Miyazaki, C., Momoi, M. Y. and Okabe, N. “Comment on Risk of neuropsychiatric adverse events associated with the use of oseltamivir: A nationwide population-based case-crossover study.” Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 74(6):1762-1764, 2019.
Kamiya, H., Tacharoenmuang, R., Ide, T., Negoro, M., Tanaka, T., Asad, K., Nakamura, H., Sugiura, K., Umemoto, M., Kuroki, H., Ito, H., Tanaka, S., It, M., Fukuda, S., Hatazawa, R., Hara, Y., Guntapong, R., Murata, T., Taniguchi, K., Suga, S., Nakano, T., Taniguchi, K. and Komoto, S. “Characterization of an Unusual DS-1-Like G8P 8 Rotavirus Strain from Japan in 2017: Evolution of Emerging DS-1-Like G8P 8 Strains through Reassortment.” Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases 72(4):256-260, 2019.
Sugawara, T., Ohkusa, Y., Taniguchi, K., Miyazaki, C., Momoi, M. Y. and Okabe, N. “Association of moderately abnormal behavior and administered neuraminidase inhibitors.” Drug Discoveries and Therapeutics 14(1):50-53, 2020.
Sugawara, T., Ohkusa, Y., Taniguchi, K., Miyazaki, C., Momoi, M. and Okabe, N. “Association of severe abnormal behavior and acetaminophen with/without neuraminidase inhibitors.” Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy 25(6):423-426, 2019.
Ohkusa, Yasushi; Sugawara, Tamie; Taniguchi, Kiyosu; Miyazaki, Chiaki; Momoi, Mariko Y; Okabe, Nobuhiko. “Inquiry into some gap among oseltamivir use and severe abnormal behavior in Japanese children and adolescents with influenza.” Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics. 2018.;381-383.
Griffith, Matthew M; Yahata, Yuichiro; Irie, Fujiko; Kamiya, Hajime; Watanabe, Aika; Kobayashi, Yusuke; Matsui, Tamano; Okabe, Nobuhiko; Taniguchi, Kiyosu; Sunagawa, Tomimasa; Oishi, Kazunori. “Evaluation of an ad hoc paper-based syndromic surveillance system in Ibaraki evacuation centres following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.” Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal. 2018.;21-27.
Hibino, A; Saito, R; Taniguchi, K; Zaraket, H; Shobugawa, Y; Matsui, T; Suzuki, H. “Molecular epidemiology of human respiratory syncytial virus among children in Japan during three seasons and hospitalization risk of genotype ON1.” PLOS ONE. 2018.13;-

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