Japan

Scholarly Publications

Future Projection of the Health and Functional Status of Older People in Japan: A Multistate Transition Microsimulation Model with Repeated Cross‐sectional Data

July 2020

Accurate future projections of population health are imperative to plan for the future healthcare needs of a rapidly aging population.

News

Robotics and the Future of Work: Lessons from Nursing Homes in Japan

June 2021

On the Future Health podcast, Karen Eggleston discusses the findings and implications of her collaborative research into the effects of robot adoption on staffing in Japanese nursing homes.

New Book Explores the Intersection of Demographic Shifts and Innovation, Offering Lessons from Asian Nations

March 2021

Contributing authors to the new volume 'Demographics and Innovation in the Asia-Pacific' convened for a virtual book launch and discussion of the challenges facing aging societies in East...

Robot Adoption Brings Benefits to Japan’s Aging Society

February 2021

In one of the first studies of service sector robotics, APARC scholars examine the impacts of robots on nursing homes in Japan. They find that robot adoption may not be detrimental to labor and may...

Events

CHALLENGES IN THE PROCESS OF URBANIZATION: CHINA IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

May 25, 2014

China’s National New-type Urbanization Plan (2014-2020) sets ambitious targets for sustainable, human-centered, and environmentally friendly urbanization.

Supplier-induced Demand in Newborn Treatment: Evidence from Japan

February 12, 2014

We measure the degree of supplier-induced demand in newborn treatment, by exploiting changes in reimbursement arising from the introduction in Japan of the partial prospective payment system (PPS)....

Region-based v. Distance-based Information in Emergency Health Risk Communication: Evidence from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

October 9, 2013

A tremendous amount of radioactive products were discharged as a result of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011, which resulted in radioactive contamination of the plant...

Projects

Comparative Policy Responses to Demographic Change in East Asia

Launched in January 2011, Comparative Policy Responses to Demographic Change in East Asia is a three-year research initiative at the Walter H.
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Multimedia

Policy Challenges of Financing Longevity: Perspectives from Japan and the United States

May 2017

Video and transcript from the panel discussion, "Policy Challenges of Financing Longevity: Perspectives from Japan and the United States," on April 24, 2017, with presentations from Hirotaka Unami, senior director for policy planning and research...

Trends in Disability in a Super-Aging Society: Adapting the Future Elderly Model to Japan

August 2016

Audio, transcript and presentation from the Asia Health Policy Program seminar "Trends in Disability in a Super-Aging Society: Adapting the Future Elderly Model to Japan" on Oct.

People

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