Completion of the Research Activities in Japan and the Start of Preparation for the Final Presentation

After arriving in Japan in late June, the team received special lectures in Tokyo and Akita from policy-makers and practitioners of both national and municipal government levels to grasp the overall picture of the status quo and problems on the elderly welfare in Japan. Thereafter, they moved to Akita-city and visited the city-run facilities such as an elderly welfare center, a special elderly nursing home, and a hospital. In addition, they conducted the same questionnaire survey and interviews as in the U.S. with the local resid over age 65 at the four community centers.

For the final presentation meeting scheduled on July 11 (Sat), they will process the collected data and analyze them.

An interview with a local resident at Yuwa community center in Akita city

An interview with a local resident at Yuwa community center in Akita city

An interview with a local resident at Yuwa community center in Akita city

An interview with a local resident at Yuwa community center in Akita city