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Major in Social Services

Faculty Members: Academic Areas and Research Topics

Graduate School of Social Well-being Studies Major in Social Services

Yukiko Ishii

Professor
Care management, well-being
Well-being and human resource development; advanced course on care management

Ikuji Ishikawa

Professor
Thames Path, a work by Alexander Pope of 18th-century England
Thames Path

Shoko Ito

Professor
Social welfare methodologies, social welfare support for people with differing ethnic and cultural backgrounds
Foreign workers’ livelihood issues, multicultural social networks

Shinya Iwasaki

Professor
Welfare principles and ideas
Theoretical social welfare research

Mika Iwata

Professor
Child and family welfare theory, education and welfare theory
Research related to social difficulties with parenting and children growing up, social work with poor families

Satoko Shimbo

Professor
Studies of support for the young, management of human resources, career design
Supporting employment of the young and handicapped persons

Ritsuko Nakamura

Professor
Welfare for the elderly, aging society research
Research into the history of how facilities for senior citizens were handled in the pre-World War II era and during the war; research into the criteria for elderly dependents and welfare systems for the elderly in Japan and Nepal, community (urban and depopulating areas) and lifestyle modes of senior citizens

Kenichi Baba

Professor
Cultural and environmental policies (cultural environment formation theory), cultural heritage studies
Research into cultural heritages in local societies and their preservation and use, research into systems for creating and sustaining cultural environments

Hisashi Fukawa

Professor
Studies of public assistance and employment policy
Comparison of Japan and Germany in terms of the relationship between employment policy and public assistance

Masao Mizuno

Professor
Regional management theory, civic action management theory
Research on local wooden housing conservation systems, research on local community rebuilding in disaster-destroyed areas, research on creative cities, research on medical economics

Takashi Miyashiro

Professor
Community social networks, community welfare planning, and other local welfare implementation theory
Community social network methodologies, comprehensive support measures for extremely elderly communities

Miki Yasui

Associate professor
Urban and regional planning theory, local government systems research
Urban environmental systems theory, local government town planning theory

Makoto Yuasa

Professor
Social inclusion, poverty issues, democracy
Research on support for people in need

Mayumi Sato

Associate professor
Terminal care and social networks, assistance for terminal care patients and their families
Support for terminal care patients and their families, bereavement care

Naoya Zushi

Associate professor
Agricultural economics, rural and mountain village policy theory
Rural and mountain village local management modes and human resource development, collaboration among communities and young people

Yasuyuki Takatori

Associate professor
Cross-cultural communication, English-language education, management (marketing)
Future of multicultural societies

Masaatsu Doi

Associate Professor
Social innovation, social entrepreneurs, CSR
Creation and dissemination of social innovation, research on social entrepreneurs, research on CSR

Tamaki Hattori

Professor
Education-related psychological measurement studies, psychological data analysis
Item response theory; theories and applications of psychological data analysis

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