编者按：由 AME 出版社和 Medtronic 创新外科联合举办的第一届泛亚洲胸外科合作论坛在7月30日于北京成功召开。JACS 主席 Okumura 教授从日本的视角出发，给我们展示了日本胸外科的发展史与现状。会后，Okumura 教授接受了 AME 的采访。在采访中，他多次强调了学术交流对学术发展的重要性，他更鼓励各位年轻的医生要勇于走出只有自己的世界，积极与其它国家的医生进行交流。
Could you give us an introduction of yourself?
What is the latest advance on thoracic surgery in Japan?
In your opinion, what has to be done to promote Pan-Asian cooperation in thoracic surgery?
What is the predictable challenge in the cooperation? And how do we deal with it?
Do you think this conference provides a chance for Asian doctors to interact with each other?
Would you like to give some suggestions to younger doctors?
Dr. Okumura is currently a professor of Department of General Thoracic Surgery in University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. He is active in the academic activity and serves as the president of Japanese Association for Chest Surgery (JACS). He is also the Council member of European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) and member of European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS), ect.