Relationship between Public Health and Climate in JapanJun Kobayashi1* and Keiichi Ikeda2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jun Kobayashi
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, School of Veterinary Nursing and Technology
Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University, 1-7-1 Kyonan-cho
Musashino, Tokyo 180-8602, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 17, 2017; Accepted date: June 01, 2017; Published date: June 03, 2017
Citation: Kobayashi J, Ikeda K (2017) Relationship between Public Health and Climate in Japan. J Climatol Weather Forecasting 5:206. doi: 10.4172/2332-2594.1000206
Copyright: © 2017 Jun K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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