History of Asai Kazuhiko

Dr. Asai Kazuhiko

Asai Kazuhiko Ph.D. was the founder of Asai Germanium Research Institute and the creator of Asaigermanium. In the post-war turmoil, he has a firm belief and passion and has contributed greatly to Japan’s coal industry and scientific progress.
Here is the history of Kazuhiko Asai.

1908 He was born on March 30 in Northeast China. He returned to Japan at the age of 10 and lived in Tokyo.
1932 He graduated from the Faculty of Law at Tokyo Imperial University (currently the University of Tokyo). He struggled to become a diplomat and passed the diplomat exam. 
1934 He joined general partnership company “Okura group”. Dispatched from Berlin to Berlin as a German representative.
1936 In November, she married Erica Felterhof, her secretary. In Berlin, there was a fellow at the Japanese Embassy at the University of Japan. One day, he was taken by a German youth who was shocked to see people working hard against nature in the mine. I decided to change my life and go on the road to coal research.
1937 Entered Charlottenburg Institute of Technology (now Berlin Institute of Technology) for coal research.
1943 Graduated from Charlottenburg University of Technology.
1945 Returned to Japan after the end of the war. Established Japan Coal Research Institute for post-war reconstruction in Japan.
Barden et al. Of Bell Laboratories in the US invented transistors and diodes using the properties of germanium semiconductors.
This invention was later awarded the Nobel Prize, and the world’s attention was drawn to the properties of germanium semiconductors.
Asai knows that there is a lot of germanium in Japanese coal, and somehow looks for ways to remove it.
1952 Succeeded in extracting germanium from coal dry distillation gas liquid.
1953 Succeeded in recovering germanium dioxide from coal waste gas waste. Purified ultra-high purity polycrystalline germanium (germanium element lump) from germanium dioxide. Asai thinks that germanium has been taken in for some purpose while the original plant that became coal inhabited, and decided to clarify the relationship between the plant and germanium.
1955 Measure the content of germanium in plants. I found that germanium is abundant in plants that have been said to be good for health since ancient times.
Considering that germanium is involved in the usefulness of these plants, Asaigermanium Research Institute started synthesis of germanium compounds that are easily absorbed by the body.
1956 In animal experiments using germanium dioxide fructose solution, the effect on radiation damage is confirmed, but it is found that it accumulates in bone marrow, spleen, kidney and the like. The conclusion is that it should be a highly safe organogermanium compound to be incorporated into living organisms.
1957 The government is awarded a purple emblem for contributing to the invention and the development of various new technologies.
1962 Obtained a doctorate in engineering from Kyoto University.
1967 Succeeded in the synthesis of water-soluble organogermanium compounds for the first time in the world.
At this time, I was on the bed due to many years of physical fatigue, mental stress, generalized rheumatism, gout, etc., but I took the first chemically synthesized water soluble organic germanium without any doubt. t was confirmed that effect, no toxicity and no side effects in his own body. After 10 days, it recovered enough to take a walk.
1968 Established Asai Germanium Research Institute (Individual Research Laboratory). Made a presentation to the Chemical Society of Japan.
1975 In January, he was recommended as a regular member of the New York Academy of Sciences.
In September, his epic book “Germanium and me (in Japanese)” was published. In the book “Germanium and I”, he proposed an “oxygen alternative” that germanium enriches oxygen in the body.
Invited to the World Society of Natural Medicine in France, gave a lecture on organic germanium and produce a sensation.
Established Asai Germanium Research Institute Co., Ltd..
Lectured at the Natural Medicine Society held in West Germany (1976) and the United States (1977).
1978 Published the second book “Germanium Hymn (in Japanese)”.
1979 In June, the first Germanium Study Group was held. A full-fledged organic germanium bioactivity study begin with researchers from universities and research institutions nationwide.
1981 Published his third book “Germanium and My Life (in Japanese)”.
1982 In October, I entrusted the researcher with the idea of ”He want my germanium to be useful for people’s health” and closed my life. (Kyosei 75)