Research

Research Fields

  • Eldercare in Japan and Nordic countries
  • Care work
  • The governance of eldercare
  • Housing for elderly
  • Marketization of care
  • Welfare state
  • Child care and family life

GRANTS

2016-2020 5-years funding from Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research to the research project “Welfare Governance and transition of care work in the Nordic Countries”
2014-2016 3-years funding from Osaka University’s International Joint Research Promotion Grant to the research project “Cognitive Neuroscience and Social Gerontology Studies Aiming to Develop A Care Welfare Service for Successful Aging in the Super-Aging Elderly”
2011-2014 4-years funding from Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research to the research project “Needs assessment of elderly care in the Nordic Countries”
2010 Grant from Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation to the educational project “Research on Social services in Svendborg and Program for cultural exchange”
2009 Grant from Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation to the educational project “Research on Social services in Svendborg and Program for cultural exchange”
2008-2010 3-years funding from Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research to the research project “Contracting-out of home help and quality of care in the Nordic Countries”
2004-2006 2-years funding from Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research to the research project “Dwelling for elderly and continuity of life in Denmark” (1-years absence due to maternity leave in 2005)

MEMBER OF:

  • The Japanese Association of Research on Care and Welfare (since 2014)
  • Society for the Study of Social Policy (since 2010)
  • Japan Association Northern European Studies (since 2004)
  • Japanese Society of the study of Social Welfare (since 1994)
  • Japanese Research Association for Community Development (since 1994)