Dr Nobuo Kurokawa 

Dr Nobuo Kurokawa photo.

1942: Born in Suita City in Osaka Prefecture, Japan 

1969: Graduated Wakayama Medical University 

1969~1978: Studied at Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Kyushu University 

1983: Opened Kurokawa Medicine Clinic (Kurokawa Psychology Research Center) at Toyonaka city in Osaka Prefecture.   

Brief Introduction  

 During his youth Nobuo suffered from anxiety and blush phobia. 

Around 1961 he travelled from Osaka to Tokyo and entered the Morita Therapy facility as a patient [for his anxiety and blush phobia] and was cured. 

Nobuo was so impressed with Morita therapy that he went on to become a doctor, who now specializes in practicing Morita therapy in his clinic in Toyonaka, near Osaka, Japan.

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Kurokawa Psychology Research Center 

 Toyonaka City . Osaka Japan.
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Some of the innovative achievements of Dr Kurokawa

Dr Kurokawa is world renown for his identification and naming of Retired Husband Syndrome

In addition, KTWT [Kurokawa Target Weight Training] is a successful part of Dr Kurokawa's treatment of anorexia nervosa patients.

 Dr Kurokawa’s self-help routine called ABCD Morita. 

To use ABCD Morita, people set short, achievable goals within each day and rotate between them as a way to overcome failure and frustration. 

ABCD Morita during Covid-19 lockdowns. 

ABCD Morita

This method is especially useful for people having difficulty coping with the personal disruption brought on by Covid-19 lockdowns, work-at-home and home schooling of children. 

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Dr Kurokawa’s 

Other main books


主人在宅ストレス症候群(双葉社)1993 Retired Husband Syndrome. (Futabasha 1993)

過食・拒食(双葉社)1997 Bulimia・Anorexia.

(Futabasha 1997)



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