Itochu funds Kobe medical facility


Trading house Itochu Corp. said Wednesday it will donate ¥500 million to the Foundation for Kobe International Medical Alliance for the health care group to construct a training facility for doctors visiting from Southeast Asia and other parts of the world.

Itochu Medical Plaza will open in summer 2014 in Kobe’s special zone for promoting businesses in health care devices, advanced medical services and solutions for aging populations.