Rainbow Forest Clinic
Rainbow Forest Day Care Centre
Sat : 9am -18pm
Dr. Mari Sakano
I graduated at Nippon Medical School and received my qualification as a physician in 2003. After being trained as a resident in paediatrics at Tokyo University Hospital, I obtained a three-year scholarship program at Matsushita Institute of Government and Management. During those 3 years, I decided to work with the most vulnerable children both as a doctor and as a politician. I started my training as a child and adolescent psychiatrist in Tottori, where I was chosen as an MP candidate for the national election in 2010. Though unsuccessful in the election, I continued to work for desperate children as a psychiatrist. In 2015, I moved to Tokyo University Hospital to learn more about advanced clinical skills in child psychiatry. A year later, I travelled to the UK to study for an MSc degree in Child and Adolescent Mental Health at Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London.
Qualification (in Japan):
Designated Psychiatrist (equivalent to a Section 12 approved psychiatrist)
Certified Psychiatrist(equivalent to a consultant psychiatrist)
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Certified Occupational Physician
Family: husband and two sons
Mari Sakano & Natasha Snowden (2018) Paving the way for the future of child and adolescent mental health in Japan, London Journal of Primary Care, 10:4, 123-125, DOI: 10.1080/17571472.2018.1483002
Mari Sakano, Raja Mukherjee, Jeremy Turk, (2019) "Behaviour and adaptive functioning in children and young people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: a UK study", Advances in Dual Diagnosis, Vol. 12 Issue: 1/2, pp.62-72, https://doi.org/10.1108/ADD-10-2018-0016
* I don't wear a white coat at the clinic!
Message for parents:
I am also a mother who struggles with my children every day. I understand no mother is perfect. I designed this clinic to feel like a friend's home, so please feel at ease to come and let me help you with caring for your children!