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News: National Academy of Medicine “Health Longevity Grand Challenge Catalyst Award” 2020 (Prof. Kondo)

Professor Kondo received the National Academy of Medicine “Health Longevity Grand Challenge Catalyst Award” in 2020. This award was presented for “Novel Implementation Science Toward Healthy Longevity Based on Community Multi-sectoral Partnerships Using Big Health Data”. The Healthy Longevity Global Competition website is here.  

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News: Assumed a member of the G7 Global Health Task Force for 2023 (Prof. Kondo)

Professor Kondo assumed a member of the 2023 G7 Global Health Task Force for Japanese Government. This Task Force has been established under the “Global Health and Human Security” Steering Committee launched by the Japan Center for International Exchange. The objective is to compile recommendations on the global health agenda for the G7 Summit to … Continue reading “News: Assumed a member of the G7 Global Health Task Force for 2023 (Prof. Kondo)”

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News: Global Health Strategy: released by the Prime Minister’s Office of Japan (Prof. Kondo)

The Global Health Strategy based on the presentations and discussions among the members of Global Health Strategy Expert Task Force and guest speakers has been finalized and released by the Headquarters for Healthcare Policy, the Prime Minister’s Office of Japan. The report includes several statements related to Prof. Kondo’s opinions as follows (translated by the … Continue reading “News: Global Health Strategy: released by the Prime Minister’s Office of Japan (Prof. Kondo)”

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News:Release of the revised version of “Views and Action Guidelines on Health Disparities” by the Japan Primary Care Association (Professor Kondo)

The Social Determinants of Health (SDH) Review Committee, of which Naoki Kondo is vice chair, led the revision work. Japan  Primary Care Association Revised version of “Views and Action Guidelines on Health Disparities”PDF The main revisions are as follows ・Added concepts such as “Social prescribing” and “Inclusive Society”. ・Added important information related to research and … Continue reading “News:Release of the revised version of “Views and Action Guidelines on Health Disparities” by the Japan Primary Care Association (Professor Kondo)”

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Award: Best Teacher Award 2021(School of Public Health) (Professor Kondo)

Professor Kondo received the Best Teacher Award 2021 in the Kyoto University School of Public Health. The Best Teacher Award is an award given by the School of Public Health to faculty members who have given high quality classes in order to improve the quality of teaching, and is determined by the results of student … Continue reading “Award: Best Teacher Award 2021(School of Public Health) (Professor Kondo)”

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News:News: ICT for Solving Post-COVID19 Social Issues. Nomura Securities Co.,Ltd. published a paper (Professor. Kondo) (Professor. Kondo)

Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. published a paper supervised by Kondo,  “ICT for Solving Post-COVID19 Social Issues”. Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. “ICT for Solving Post-COVID19 Social Issues” Click here for pdf. Click here to read about the start of the research.

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New Paper: Supporting municipalities by community organizing intervention reduced the three-year mortality risk for older male residents by 0.92 times.(Assitant Professor Maho Haseda)

Assistant Professor Maho Haseda’s paper has been published in the Health & Place. Haseda M, Takagi D, Stickley A, Kondo K, & Kondo N. (2022). Effectiveness of a community organizing intervention on mortality and its equity among older residents in Japan: A JAGES quasi-experimental study. Health & place, 74, 102764. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2022.102764 Abstract Interventions that involve … Continue reading “New Paper: Supporting municipalities by community organizing intervention reduced the three-year mortality risk for older male residents by 0.92 times.(Assitant Professor Maho Haseda)”

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New Paper: Community reciprocity was associated with 10% less risk of depression during the COVID-19 pandemic(Assistant Professor Koryu Sato)

Assistant Professor Koryu Sato’s paper has been published in the Health & Place. Sato, K., Kondo, N., Kondo, K. Pre-pandemic individual- and community-level social capital and depressive symptoms during COVID-19: A longitudinal study of Japanese older adults in 2019-21. Health & Place, 74; 102772 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2022.102772 Abstract During a pandemic, it is important to know … Continue reading “New Paper: Community reciprocity was associated with 10% less risk of depression during the COVID-19 pandemic(Assistant Professor Koryu Sato)”

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Media Coverage: The Japan Agricultural News 2022.5.16(Research Collaborator Mariko Kanamori)

Three research papers by Mariko Kanamori were introduced in an editorial in the Japan Agricultural News.2022.5.16 The Japan Agricultural News “Rural Depression Prevention A Comfortable Environment to Live in” 【Explanation】*Jump to Mariko Kanamori’s website 1.Relationship between rurality, depression, and social capital 2.Those who have long farming experience are 1.1 to 1.4 times more likely to be … Continue reading “Media Coverage: The Japan Agricultural News 2022.5.16(Research Collaborator Mariko Kanamori)”

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Media Coverage: The Japan Agricultural News 2022.5.9(Research Collaborator Mariko Kanamori)

Mariko Kanamori’s research revealing the relationship between rurality and depression was introduced in the Japan Agricultural News.2022.5.9 Click here to read an earlier article about this study. Click here for Mariko Kanamori’s website.

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Last Part : Lecture on Causal Inference for Clinical and Epidemiological Research(The Medical News, Assistant Professor Inoue)

A series of lectures on “Causal Inferrence for Clinical and Epidemiological Research” in the Medical News which assistant professor Kosuke Inoue wrote has been finalized. No 14.Better understanding of causal inference and realization of a healthy future for people and society.(2022.5.9 Weekly Medical News(Usual number) :From No.3468) Click here for Kosuke Inoue’s website.

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Award:Top Cited Article 2020-2021(Research Collaborator Mariko Kanamori)

The following paper published in the international journal Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior received the Wiley “Top Cited Article 2020-2021” award, which is given to papers with the highest number of citations in the journal. Award-winning papers “Suicide and Types of Agriculture :A Time-Series Analysis in Japan”(Authors. Mariko Kanamori, Naoki Kondo) https://doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12559

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Serial Report: Lecture on Causal Inference for Clinical and Epidemiological Research(The Medical News, Assistant Professor Inoue)

Assistant Professor Kosuke Inoue has been writing a series of lectures on “Causal Inferrence for Clinical and Epidemiological Research” in the Medical News. No.13,Estimating causal effects using mediator.(2022.4.4 Weekly Medical News(Usual number) :From No.3464) Click here for Kosuke Inoue’s website.

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Serial Report: Lecture on Causal Inference for Clinical and Epidemiological Research(The Medical News, Assistant Professor Inoue)

Assistant Professor Kosuke Inoue has been writing a series of lectures on “Causal Inferrence for Clinical and Epidemiological Research” in the Medical News. No.12, Estimating the effects of exposures and interventions on populations.(2022.3.7 Weekly Medical News(Usual number) :From No.3460) No11,Estimating Causal Effects Using Instrumental Variables.(2022.2.7 Weekly Medical News(Usual number) :From No.3456) Click here for Kosuke … Continue reading “Serial Report: Lecture on Causal Inference for Clinical and Epidemiological Research(The Medical News, Assistant Professor Inoue)”

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Publication: Transforming Food Environments(Professor Kondo)

「Transforming Food Environments」 Chapter 16 ‘Choice Architecture and Nudging for Better Food Choice’ We regularly find ourselves in food environments that promote the consumption of high fat and sugary foods rather than encouraging us to eat more fruit and vegetables. However, because of increased media attention, people are becoming more interested in alternative approaches to … Continue reading “Publication: Transforming Food Environments(Professor Kondo)”

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Media Coverage: Weekly Toyo Keizai, March 12, 2022, “Increased Medical Expenses for the Elderly: Limited Adverse Effect on Health”(Assistant Professor, Sato)

Assistant Professor Koryu Sato contributed to an article in the Weekly Toyo Keizai about the increase in the out of pocket medical expenses for late-stage elderly that will take effect in October this year. Toyo Keizai Inc.  Weekly Toyo Keizai  March 12, 2022.

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Open Campus 2022

Open Campus of Kyoto University School of Public Health will be held on the following dates. Webinar : 10:00-16:00, April 23, 2022 Webinar : 13:00-15:00, May 14, 2022 For more information, click here.(Pre-registration) If you are interested in doctoral programs (PhD or DrPH), professional degree course (Master of Public Health;MPH), Master Program  for Clinical Research(MCR) , … Continue reading “Open Campus 2022”

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Report: Sharing knowledge to create age-friendly environments(Professor Kondo)

On November 23-25, 2021, Naoki Kondo participated in Sharing knowledge to create Age-friendly environments held by WHO Western Pacific Regional Office  (WPRO). Policymakers, academics, opinion leaders, and people active in the field of creating age-friendly environments gathered at the webiner. Click here for the PDF presented in this webinar.

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Media Coverage: The Economist “Japan is searching for the secrets to healthy old age” (Professor Kondo)

Naoki Kondo’s research on the relationship between MUJIN and healthy life expectancy was introduced in The Economist. The Economist 「Japan is searching for the secrets to healthy old age」 “Investments such as upgrading cultural facilities or creating mobile libraries to serve remote communities may not appear to be health-related, but can benefit public health, says … Continue reading “Media Coverage: The Economist “Japan is searching for the secrets to healthy old age” (Professor Kondo)”

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Serial Report: Lecture on Causal Inference for Clinical and Epidemiological Research(The Medical News, Assistant Professor Inoue)

Assistant Professor Kosuke Inoue has been writing a series of lectures on “Causal Inference for Clinical and Epidemiological Research” in the Medical News. No.10, Quantifying Assumable Bias.(2022.1.17 Weekly Medical News(Usual number) :From No.3453) No9,Examine the effects of exposure on outcomes.(2021.11.29 Weekly Medical News(Usual number) :From No.3447) Click here for Kosuke Inoue’s website.

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Publication:The Health Economics and Innovation from a Variety of Perspective(Assistant professor Sato)

Assistant Professor Koryu Sato wrote a part of the book “The Health Economics and Innovation from a Variety of Perspective”, which was published by Chikura Shobo on February 10, 2022. Sato was in charge of Chapter 3, “Health Care Economics from the U.S. Perspective” and discusses the implications for Japan from the recent U.S. health … Continue reading “Publication:The Health Economics and Innovation from a Variety of Perspective(Assistant professor Sato)”

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Report: Conference presentations from August to December 2021 (members)

Our lab members have presented at various conferences in the second half of 2021. Click here for the member’s introduction page. August Maho Haseda:Post Conference Symposium “Addressing the social determinants of health and career development of physicians “The 53th Annual Meeting of Japan Society for Medical Education.Symposist. September Mariko Kanamori:One Welfare World Conference: Presenter of … Continue reading “Report: Conference presentations from August to December 2021 (members)”

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News: Received Japan Society for the Promotion Science(JSPS) Ikushi Prize (Resarch student,Mariko Kanamori)

Resarch Student,Mariko Kanamori,has received the 12th JSPS Ikushi Prize. Research theme for which the award was given Identifying the social determinants of suicide in rural areas and developing a community empowerment model for suicide. the 12th JSPS Ikushi Prize This year, 18 students were awarded from among 165 graduate school doctoral students recommended by the … Continue reading “News: Received Japan Society for the Promotion Science(JSPS) Ikushi Prize (Resarch student,Mariko Kanamori)”

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New paper: Effectiveness of a community organizing intervention on mortality and its equity among older residents in Japan: A JAGES quasi-experimental study. (Haseda M)

Our new paper has been published in the Health Place. Haseda M, Takagi D, Stickley A, Kondo K, Kondo N. Effectiveness of a community organizing intervention on mortality and its equity among older residents in Japan: A JAGES quasi-experimental study. Health Place. 2022 Feb 9;74:102764. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2022.102764. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35151182. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35151182/

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New paper: Ikigai and subsequent health and wellbeing among Japanese older adults: Longitudinal outcome-wide analysis. (Okuzono SS)

Our new paper has been published in the Lancet Reg Health West Pac. Okuzono SS, Shiba K, Kim ES, Shirai K, Kondo N, Fujiwara T, Kondo K, Lomas T, Trudel-Fitzgerald C, Kawachi I, VanderWeele TJ. Ikigai and subsequent health and wellbeing among Japanese older adults: Longitudinal outcome-wide analysis. Lancet Reg Health West Pac. 2022 Feb … Continue reading “New paper: Ikigai and subsequent health and wellbeing among Japanese older adults: Longitudinal outcome-wide analysis. (Okuzono SS)”

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New paper: Comparison of three indices of relative income deprivation in predicting health status (Gero K)

Our new paper has been published in the Soc Sci Med. Gero K, Yazawa A, Kondo N, Hanazato M, Kondo K, Kawachi I. Comparison of three indices of relative income deprivation in predicting health status. Soc Sci Med. 2022 Feb;294:114722. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.114722. Epub 2022 Jan 13. PMID: 35065345.

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Award: Mariko Kanamori awarded the Ikushi Prize (featured on the Stockholm University website)

The Stockholm University website has announced that Mariko Kanamori has been awarded the JSPS Ikushi Prize. Mariko Kanamori awarded the prestigious Ikushi Prize “”Our research using Swedish registry data was of great interest to the jury members in the interview. I hope that this award will shed some light on the research field” says Mariko … Continue reading “Award: Mariko Kanamori awarded the Ikushi Prize (featured on the Stockholm University website)”

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News: “Building Community-based “Anywhere Door” -type Hybrid Care Networks.” Listed on the RISTEX website (English version) Project List.

A project for which Naoki Kondo is the principal investigator has been published on the RISTEX website. Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society. Solve for SDGs : Social Isolation & Loneliness.”Solution-Driven Co-creative R&D Program for SDGs (SOLVE for SDGs): Preventing Social Isolation & Loneliness and Creating Diversified Social Networks” KONDO Naoki. “Building Community-based … Continue reading “News: “Building Community-based “Anywhere Door” -type Hybrid Care Networks.” Listed on the RISTEX website (English version) Project List.”

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Report: Priority Plan for measures against Loneliness and Isolation Decided and Released (Professor. Kondo)

A meeting of the Council for the Promotion of Measures against Loneliness and Isolation was held at the Official residence, and a priority plan outlining measures was decided and released. Click here for the Priority Plan for measures against Isolation and Loneliness. Click here for the expert meeting on the priority plan for measures against … Continue reading “Report: Priority Plan for measures against Loneliness and Isolation Decided and Released (Professor. Kondo)”

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News: Appointment as Deputy Editor of the Journal of Epidemiology published by the Japanese Epidemiological Association (Professor. Kondo)

Naoki Kondo has been appointed as an Deputy editor of the Journal of Epidemiology published by the Japanese Epidemiological Association from January 2022. Journal of Epidemiology 2022 Vol.32 No.1

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Media Coverage: Science Journal KAGAKU 2022, January, “Global Environmental Transformation and Health in the Anthropocene” (Professor. Kondo)

Naoki Kondo’s co-authored paper, “Global Environmental Transformation and Health in the Anthropocene,” has been published in the January 2022 , Science Journal KAGAKU. Iwanami Shoten Co., Ltd. Science Journal KAGAKU. Jan.2022 vol92 No.1  

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New paper: Roles of participation in social activities in the association between adverse childhood experiences and health among older Japanese adults

We published a new paper from SSM Population Health. Marisa Nishio, Michael Green, Naoki Kondo.Roles of participation in social activities in the association between adverse childhood experiences and health among older Japanese adults.SSM Popul Health . 2021 Dec 14;17:101000. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.101000. eCollection 2022 Mar. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352827321002755

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New paper: Role of psychosocial factors in starting and leaving public assistance programs by older Japanese population: Longitudinal Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study

We published a new paper from Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics Shiho Kino,Daisuke Nishioka, Keiko Ueno, Naoki Kondo.Role of psychosocial factors in starting and leaving public assistance programs by older Japanese population: Longitudinal Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study.Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2021 Dec 26;99:104615. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2021.104615. Online ahead of print. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167494321002788

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Publication: “‘Commuting Places’ in the Post-COVID19 Era” (Professor Kondo, Assistant Professor Haseda)

Naoki Kondo and Maho Haseda wrote a part of the book, “‘Commuting Places’ in the Post-COVID19 Era,” published by Japan Nurses Association Press. They were in charge of Chapter 1, “The Current State of ‘Commuting Places ‘” , 3) Exceeding the numerical target through the cooperation of multiple departments (Mifune Town, Kumamoto Prefecture). This booklet … Continue reading “Publication: “‘Commuting Places’ in the Post-COVID19 Era” (Professor Kondo, Assistant Professor Haseda)”

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New paper:Changes in social relationships by the initiation and termination of public assistance in the older Japanese population: A JAGES panel study

We published a new paper from Social Science & Medicine. Shiho Kino,Daisuke Nishioka, Keiko Ueno, Masashige Saito, Naoki Kondo. Changes in social relationships by the initiation and termination of public assistance in the older Japanese population: A JAGES study. Soc Sci Med.2021 Dec 17;293:114661.doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114661. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S027795362100993X?via%3Dihub#!

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New paper: Does increased migration affect the rural-urban divide in suicide? A register-based repeated cohort study in Sweden from 1991 to 2015

We published a new paper from Population, Space and Place. Mariko Kanamori,Naoki Kondo,Sol P. Juárez,Agneta Cederström,Andrew Stickley,Mikael Rostila. Does increased migration affect the rural–urban divide in suicide? A register-based repeated cohort study in Sweden from 1991 to 2015. Population, Space and Place. https://doi.org/10.1002/psp.2503 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/psp.2503

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New paper: Sociodemographic inequities in dental care utilisation among governmental welfare recipients in Japan: a retrospective cohort study

We published a new paper from International Journal for equity in Health. Daisuke Nishioka, Keiko Ueno, Shiho Kino, Jun Aida, Naoki Kondo. Sociodemographic inequities in dental care utilisation among governmental welfare recipients in Japan: a retrospective cohort study. Int J Equity Health . 2021 Jun 16;20(1):141. doi: 10.1186/s12939-021-01473-8. https://equityhealthj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12939-021-01473-8

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New paper: Potential causal effect of physical activity on reducing the risk of dementia: a 6-year cohort study from the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study

We published a new paper from International Journal of behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Koryu Sato, Naoki Kondo, Masamichi Hanazato, Taishi Tsuji, Katsunori Kondo. Potential causal effect of physical activity on reducing the risk of dementia: a 6-year cohort study from the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study.Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act . 2021 Oct 29;18(1):140. … Continue reading “New paper: Potential causal effect of physical activity on reducing the risk of dementia: a 6-year cohort study from the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study”

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New paper:Leisure activities and instrumental activities of daily living: A 3-year cohort study from the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study

We published a new paper from Geriatrics Gerontology International. Shigekazu Ukawa, Akiko Tamakoshi, Yukako Tani, Yuri Sasaki, Junko Saito, Maho Haseda, Kokoro Shirai, Naoki Kondo, Katsunori Kondo, Ichiro Kawachi. Leisure activities and instrumental activities of daily living: A 3-year cohort study from the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study.Geriatr Gerontol Int . 2021 Dec 22. doi: 10.1111/ggi.14334. … Continue reading “New paper:Leisure activities and instrumental activities of daily living: A 3-year cohort study from the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study”

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News: A Framework for Achieving Inclusive Care and Well-being (Kondo & Sasaki, WHO)

On 30 November 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the “Framework for countries to achieve an integrated continuum of long-term care”. It is available at https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240038844 Naoki Kondo and Kyoka Sasaki have contributed to the publication. The download is here (PDF).

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Media Coverage: Tsukuba Science News “Toward Solving the Problem of Social Isolation and Loneliness, which is Essential to Achieving the SDGs”

Project “Hybrid Care Network with ‘Anywhere Door’ for Local Communities”, for which Naoki Kondo is the principal investigator, was introduced in Tsukuba Science News. Tsukuba Science News “Toward Solving the Problem of Social Isolation and Loneliness, which is Essential to Achieving the SDGs”  

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【Media coverage】: “With COVID-19 era, questioning the state of health management from lifelog data, updataNOW20 event report” in Data no Jikan(Professor Kondo)

An event attended by Naoki Kondo and Mr.Toshinari Watanabe (President, Link and Communication Co., Ltd.), with whom he is conducting joint research, was introduced in Data no Jikan. Data no Jikan “With COVID-19 era, questioning the state of health management from lifelog data, updataNOW20 event report” Published on November 4, 2021.      

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Notice: The 14th Volunteer Study Group for the Next Health Promotion, Lecturer: Ms. Maki Nemoto “From the Field of Support for the Needy Person of the COVID-19 Disaster

Here is the event notice. The 14th Volunteer Study Group for the Next Health Promotion, “From the Field of Support for the Needy Person of the COVID-19 Disaster. Lecturer: Ms. Maki Nemoto. Social Worker, Council of Social Welfare, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo. Date and time: Friday, December 10, 2021, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Location: Hybrid event … Continue reading “Notice: The 14th Volunteer Study Group for the Next Health Promotion, Lecturer: Ms. Maki Nemoto “From the Field of Support for the Needy Person of the COVID-19 Disaster”

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Report: Forum for Building a Town of Health and Longevity. Special Lecture: “The ‘Connection’ You Create is the Medicine – The Secret of Building a Healthy Town in Mifune-cho” (Professor. Kondo)

Naoki Kondo gave a special lecture on November 19, 2021 at the “Forum for Building a Community of Healthy and Longevity – “Mifune-cho” Fostering Community Connections and Mutual Support”, which was held in conjunction with Mifune-cho, Kumamoto Prefecture. Mifune-cho, Kumamoto Prefecture, is a municipality that JAGES Organization, of which Kondo is a board member, is … Continue reading “Report: Forum for Building a Town of Health and Longevity. Special Lecture: “The ‘Connection’ You Create is the Medicine – The Secret of Building a Healthy Town in Mifune-cho” (Professor. Kondo)”

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Media coverage:The journal of Public health Practice “Health Promotion through Nudge: Key Points and Cautions for Effective and Sustainable Health Promotion” (Professor. Kondo)

Naoki Kondo’s article, “Nudge for Health Promotion: Key Points and Cautions for Effective and Sustainable Health Promotion,” has been published in the December 2021 The journal of Public Health Practice. Igaku Shoin Co. The journal of Public health Practice.  Dec. 2021 issue

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Serial Report: No. 8 Focus on differences in the effects of different groups. (The Medical News, Assistant Professor Inoue)

The latest issue of “Lecture on Causal Inference for Clinical and Epidemiological Research,” a series of articles by Kosuke Inoue, has been published in the Medical News. No. 8 Focus on differences in the effects of different groups (2021.11.1 Weekly Medical News(Usual number) :From No.3443) Click here for Kosuke Inoue’s website.

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New paper: Geographical socioeconomic inequalities in healthy life expectancy in Japan, 2010-2014: An ecological study

We have published a paper from The Lancet Regional Health-Western Pacific. Kataoka A, Fukui K, Sato T, Kikuchi H, Inoue S, Kondo N, Nakaya T, Ito Y. Geographical socioeconomic inequalities in healthy life expectancy in Japan, 2010-2014: An ecological study. Lancet Reg Health West Pac. 2021 Jul 15;14:100204. doi: 10.1016/j.lanwpc.2021.100204. PMID: 34527999; PMCID: PMC8355904. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanwpc/article/PIIS2666-6065(21)00113-9/fulltext

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Shukan Bunshun: A manual for dealing with knee pain (Dr. Yamada)

Dr. Keiko Yamada (Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University) comments on the article “A manual for dealing with knee pain” in the October 28, 2021 issue of Shukan Bunshun. https://bunshun.jp/denshiban/articles/b1815 This study utilizes data from JAGES, of which Kondo is a board member.

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Media coverage: Older people’s internet use may be good for physical and mental health (JAGES)

The Dempa Shimbun has reported on a study which suggests that older people’s use of the internet may act to improve their physical and mental health. The study was conducted by the Japan Agency for Gerontological Evaluation and Research (JAGES), of which Kondo is a director. The Denpa Shimbun, 27 October 2021 Older people’s use … Continue reading “Media coverage: Older people’s internet use may be good for physical and mental health (JAGES)”

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Media coverage: Elderly people’s care costs significantly reduced by social participation such as hobbies and work

Research by Kondo’s collaborator Dr. Masashige Saito (Associate Professor at Nihon Fukushi University) was broadcast on NHK General on 20 October 2021. Broadcast date: Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 6:53-7:00 Program name: NHK General “News for Tokai 3 prefectures Content : Elderly people’s care costs significantly reduced by social participation such as hobbies and work

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New paper: Expectations and problems of the healthcare management support program for public assistance recipients

A new paper from Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi. Ueno K, Nishioka D, Kondo N. Expectations and problems of the healthcare management support program for public assistance recipients. Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi. 2021 Oct 29. Japanese. doi: 10.11236/jph.21-070. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34719539. https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jph/advpub/0/advpub_21-070/_article/-char/ja/

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New paper: A mixed methods study on specifying the inhibitory factors to access medical services and effective support for foreign residents living in Japan

A new paper has been published from Journal of International Health. Morita Naomi, Kanamori Mariko, Nochi Masahiro, and Kondo Naoki. A mixed methods study on specifying the inhibitory factors to access medical services and effective support for foreign residents living in Japan. Kokusai Hoken Iryo (Journal of International Health) 36(3), 107-121, 2021 https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jaih/36/3/36_107/_article/-char/ja/

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News: Kondo’s project has been accepted by JST RISTEX

A project led by Kondo, entitled “Hybrid Care Network with ‘Anywhere Door’ for Local Communities,” has been selected by the Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society (RISTEX). JST press release in Japanese https://www.jst.go.jp/pr/info/info1535/index.html

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Media Coverage: Contribution to the October 2021 issue of Governance Monthly, “The Potential of Social Prescription and the Role of Municipality: Connect Beyond Vertical Divisions” (Researcher Nishioka)

Daisuke Nishioka (Research Fellow) contributed to the October 2021 issue of Governance Monthly. In “Carisupport”, a special feature aimed at improving the skills of local government officials, the possibility of Municipality officials as practitioners of social prescription is introduced under the theme of “The Possibility of Social Prescription and the Role of Local Municipality”. published … Continue reading “Media Coverage: Contribution to the October 2021 issue of Governance Monthly, “The Potential of Social Prescription and the Role of Municipality: Connect Beyond Vertical Divisions” (Researcher Nishioka)”

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Media Coverage: Monthly / Journal of Health Insurance and Medical Practice, October 2021, Trilogy “Questioning Poverty and Medical/Health Disparities” (Professor Kondo)

The trilogy “Questioning Poverty and Medical/Health Disparities” moderated by Naoki Kondo was published in Monthly/Journal of Health Insurance and Medical Practice on October 10, 2021. Special Feature: Poverty and Health Care: The Reality of Medical and Health Disparities in Japan, a Country of Great Poverty Trilogy: Questioning Poverty,and Medical /Health Disparities: We will examine the … Continue reading “Media Coverage: Monthly / Journal of Health Insurance and Medical Practice, October 2021, Trilogy “Questioning Poverty and Medical/Health Disparities” (Professor Kondo)”

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Serial Report: No. 7 Dealing with exposure changes over time (The Medical News, Assistant Professor Inoue)

The latest issue of “Lecture on Causal Inference for Clinical and Epidemiological Research,” a series of articles by Kosuke Inoue, has been published in the Medical News. No. 7 Dealing with exposure changes over time (2021.10.4 Weekly Medical News(Usual number) :From No.3439) Click here for Kosuke Inoue’s website.

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【News】Began joint research with Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. on solutions to social issues in post-COVID-19

We have started a joint research project with Nomura Securities Co.,Ltd. We will conduct “Research on solutions to social issues in post-COVID-19”. Click here for the press release of Nomura Securities Co.,Ltd.

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Differences in depressive symptoms by rurality in Japan: a cross-sectional multilevel study using different aggregation units of municipalities and neighborhoods (JAGES)

A new paper has been published by International Journal of Health Geographic. Mariko Kanamori, Masamichi Hanazato, Daisuke Takagi,Katsunori Kondo,Toshiyuki Ojima, Airi Amemiya, and Naoki Kondo.(2021).Differences in depressive symptoms by rurality in Japan: a cross-sectional multilevel study using different aggregation units of municipalities and neighborhoods (JAGES).International Journal of Health Geographic.20(1):42. doi: 10.1186/s12942-021-00296-8.

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News: 【Report】Article on the pedometer app “Pacific League Walk” by a research team led by part-time lecturer Masamitsu Kamada of the University of Tokyo published in “Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise”

A research team led by Dr. Masamitsu Kamata, a lecturer at the University of Tokyo (part-time lecturer at our department), has compiled a paper on the verification of “Pacific League Walk,” a pedometer application that allows users to support the six Pacific League professional baseball teams by the number of steps they take each day, … Continue reading “News: 【Report】Article on the pedometer app “Pacific League Walk” by a research team led by part-time lecturer Masamitsu Kamada of the University of Tokyo published in “Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise””

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News: 【Report】Kosuke Inoue (Assistant Professor) announced the research result “Urinary Stress Hormones, Hypertension, and Cardiovascular Events: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis” to the press

Kosuke Inoue made a press release online on September 27, 2021 on the results of a study showing the above relationship. The results were published online in the international journal “Hypertension” on September 13, 2021, and have been covered by the U.S. media, including CNN. For more information, please see the press release. Click here … Continue reading “News: 【Report】Kosuke Inoue (Assistant Professor) announced the research result “Urinary Stress Hormones, Hypertension, and Cardiovascular Events: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis” to the press”

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News: 【Notice】Professor Katsunori Kondo (Chiba University, President of Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study) speaks at the 27th Symposium of the Institute for Health Economics and Policy

Our laboratory has been conducting research using data from the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study (JAGES). Professor Katsunori Kondo (Chiba University), who acts as the representative director of JAGES, will speak at the 27th Symposium of the Institute for Health Economics and Policy and introduce the efforts and results of JAGES. Date and time: October 22, … Continue reading “News: 【Notice】Professor Katsunori Kondo (Chiba University, President of Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study) speaks at the 27th Symposium of the Institute for Health Economics and Policy”

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Introduction: Tokyo Health Station -Social Environment Development

Naoki Kondo has been involved in the creation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Health Promotion Plan and its evaluation as an academician for the past several years. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is emphasizing the development of a social environment that fosters connections in the community as an intervention for health promotion. This could be a … Continue reading “Introduction: Tokyo Health Station -Social Environment Development”

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News: 【Conference Report】The 40th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association of Exercise Therapy and Prevention, Lecture “Relationships with others and Health: Toward the Creation of a Symbiotic Society in the Covid19 Era

Naoki Kondo gave a special lecture on the theme of “Relationships with others and Health: Toward the Creation of a Symbiotic Society in the Covid19 Era” on the second day of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for Exercise Therapy and Prevention held at Doshisha University over two days on September 11 and … Continue reading “News: 【Conference Report】The 40th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association of Exercise Therapy and Prevention, Lecture “Relationships with others and Health: Toward the Creation of a Symbiotic Society in the Covid19 Era”

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News: 【Notice】 The 6th J-HPH Conference 2021 (Prof. Kondo)

Naoki Kondo will participate as a commentator in the panel discussion of the 6th J-HPH Conference 2021. Theme: Looking ahead to the post-covid19 era: Contributing to the creation of a just society through health promotion. Holding method: online Date: LIVE  November 13, 2021 (Sat) 13:00-17:10 On demand broadcasting and poster session  October 30 (Sat) – … Continue reading “News: 【Notice】 The 6th J-HPH Conference 2021 (Prof. Kondo)”

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News: Why We Need Health Care Assistance: A Perspective on the Concept of Capital (Special Issue on Income Inequality and Health Inequality)

The article by Naoki Kondo that appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Public Assistance Research (No. 261) has been included in CiNii. Public Assistance Research : A Journal of Handmade from the Field of Welfare (261), 4-7, 2021-04  National Public Assistance Research Association. https://ci.nii.ac.jp/naid/40022589615

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Serial Report: No.6 Adjusting confounding using propensity score analysis (The Medical News, Kosuke Inoue)

The latest issue of “Lecture on Causal Inference for Clinical and Epidemiological Research,” a series of articles by Kosuke Inoue, has been published in the Medical News. No.6 Adjusting confounding using propensity score analysis (2021.9.6 Weekly Medical News(Usual number) :From No.3435) Click here for Kosuke Inoue’s website.  

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【Thesis Publishing】 Accumulated long-term care benefits by risk assessment scales for incident functional disability: A six-year follow up study of long term care receipt data

A paper by Dr. Masashige Saito of Nihon Fukushi University, who is collaborating with Naoki Kondo, has been published in the Japanese Journal of Public Health. Masashige Saito, Taishi Tsuji, Kinya Fujita, Naoki Kondo, Jun Aida, Toshiyuki Ojima, and Katsunori Kondo(2021). Accumulated long-term care benefits by risk assessment scales for incident functional disability: A six-year … Continue reading “【Thesis Publishing】 Accumulated long-term care benefits by risk assessment scales for incident functional disability: A six-year follow up study of long term care receipt data”

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Urinary Stress Hormones, Hypertension, and Cardiovascular Events: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

A new paper has been published by Hypertention. Kosuke Inoue, Tamara Horwich, Roshni Bhatnagar, Karan Bhatt, Deena Goldwater, Teresa Seeman, Karol E. Watson.(2021).Urinary Stress Hormones, Hypertension, and Cardiovascular Events: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.Hypertension,HYPERTENSIONAHA121 17618. https://doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.121.17618 Abstract Psychosocial stress is a key contributing factor to the pathogenesis of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. We examined the … Continue reading “Urinary Stress Hormones, Hypertension, and Cardiovascular Events: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis”

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Media coverage: “Community Health” September issue, “Protecting the Health of Children from Poor Families: Towards Feasibility” roundtable discussion was featured (Prof. Kondo)

Professor Kondo’s online roundtable discussion was featured in the September issue of “Community Health” published on September 1. The September issue featured “Necessary Health Support for Children from Poor Families. The theme of the roundtable discussion was “Protecting the Health of Children from Poor Families: Towards Feasibility,” and five experts participated in the discussion.

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News: First in Japan to reveal the existence of disparities in healthy life expectancy by region of residence

Osaka Medical and Pharmaceutical University issued the following press release on the collaboration in which Professor.Kondo is participating. Aoi Kataoka and Yuri Ito, Associate Professor of the Department of Medical Statistics, Research Support Center, Osaka Medical and Pharmaceutical University, in collaboration with Professor Tomoki Nakatani of Tohoku University, Professor Naoki Kondo of Kyoto University, Professor … Continue reading “News: First in Japan to reveal the existence of disparities in healthy life expectancy by region of residence”

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Report: Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Health Promotion Plan 21 (Second Stage) Promotion Meeting and its Policy Review Subcommittee: Materials and Minutes are now available (Prof. Kondo)

The first meetings of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Health Promotion Plan 21 (Second Stage) Promotion Council and the Policy Review Subcommittee were held on July 9 and August 3, 2021, respectively, and the materials and minutes were published on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government website “Tokyo Kenko Station”. (The minutes of the first meeting of the … Continue reading “Report: Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Health Promotion Plan 21 (Second Stage) Promotion Meeting and its Policy Review Subcommittee: Materials and Minutes are now available (Prof. Kondo)”

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Release of the report: The Relationship between Internet Use and Health in the Elderly

A report on the relationship between Internet use and health among the elderly has been released by JAGES, of which Naoki Kondo is a board member and Kyoto University. Understanding the role of Internet access on health and health equity toward healthy ageing in the Western Pacific Region Kondo Naoki, Koga Chie, Nagamine Yuiko Press … Continue reading “Release of the report: The Relationship between Internet Use and Health in the Elderly”

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Award: Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation 2021 Domestic Best Case Study (Mifune Town, Kumamoto Prefecture)

Mifune Town, Kumamoto Prefecture, where the JAGES Organization, of which Naoki Kondo is a board member, is providing support, was awarded the “Healthy Aging Prize for Asian  Innovation 2021: Best Domestic Case Study.” Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) 2021.07.30 “Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation 2021” Awarded Organizations Japan domestic selection: Best case study … Continue reading “Award: Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation 2021 Domestic Best Case Study (Mifune Town, Kumamoto Prefecture)”

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Notice: Professor. Kondo speaks at the symposium of the Society for Clinical Epidemiology

Professor.Naoki Kondo will speak at the symposium of the Society for Clinical Epidemiology  The 4th Annual Meeting  to be held on October 30, 2021. Society of Clinical Epidemiology The 4th Annual Meeting https:/ /supportoffice.jp/jsce2021/ Theme of the Meeting  Returning to the starting point: Starting with the patient, returning to the patient Dates: October 30 (Sat) … Continue reading “Notice: Professor. Kondo speaks at the symposium of the Society for Clinical Epidemiology”

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Appointed as a member of the Uji City Council for Health Promotion and Dietary Education (Professor Kondo)

Professor Kondo was appointed as a new member of the Uji City Council for Health Promotion and Dietary Education on May 1, 2021. The term of office is from May 1, 2011 to March 31, 2022.

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Descriptive study of healthy life expectancy in all secondary medical areas in Japan.

A new paper has been published by the International Journal of Epidemiology. Ojima, T., Hosokawa, R., Myojin, T., Aida, J., Kondo, K., & Kondo, N. (2021). Descriptive study of healthy life expectancy in all secondary medical areas in Japan. International Journal of Epidemiology, 50(Supplement_1), dyab168-507. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyab168.507 Abstract Background Healthy life expectancy (HLE) is an index combined … Continue reading “Descriptive study of healthy life expectancy in all secondary medical areas in Japan.”

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Trends in area-level socioeconomic inequalities of lung cancer mortality by age group in Japan: 1995-2014.

A new paper has been published by the International Journal of Epidemiology. Ito, Y., Fukui, K., Kondo, N., Katanoda, K., Nakaya, T., & Sobue, T. (2021). Trends in area-level socioeconomic inequalities of lung cancer mortality by age group in Japan: 1995-2014. International Journal of Epidemiology, 50(Supplement_1), dyab168-314. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyab168.314 Abstract Background During the long-term economic recession, health … Continue reading “Trends in area-level socioeconomic inequalities of lung cancer mortality by age group in Japan: 1995-2014.”

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New paper: Dementia risks identified by vocal features via telephone conversations: A novel machine learning prediction model

We published a new paper from PLoS One. Shimoda A, Li Y, Hayashi H, Kondo N. Dementia risks identified by vocal features via telephone conversations: A novel machine learning prediction model. PLoS One. 2021 Jul 14;16(7):e0253988. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0253988. PMID: 34260593. Abstract Due to difficulty in early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) related to cost and … Continue reading “New paper: Dementia risks identified by vocal features via telephone conversations: A novel machine learning prediction model”

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Renewal of the homepage

Thank you for visiting the website of the Department of Social Epidemiology, Graduate School of Medicine and School of Public Health, Kyoto University. We have renewed our homepage in September 2021. The URL has also been changed along with the renewal. Please visit our website at https://socepi.med.kyoto-u.ac.jp/

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“Kenkisen Sen®” wins silver in the “Inner Promotion Planning” category at the 19th JPM Planning Solution Awards

Hakuhodo DY Holdings Inc.’s health management support program “Kenkisen Sen®”, for which our field is conducting joint research, has won the Silver Award in the “Inner Promotion Planning” category at the 19th JPM Planning Solution Awards. The 19th JPM Planning Solution Awards 2021 Award Winning Entries! https://jpm-inc.jp/news/planning-sa/2021-08-30-3392/

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Complex multimorbidity and mortality in Japan: a prospective propensity-matched cohort study.

We published a study from BMJ Open. Kato D, Kawachi I, Saito J, Kondo N. Complex multimorbidity and mortality in Japan: a prospective propensity-matched cohort study. BMJ Open. 2021 Aug 2;11(8):e046749. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046749 PMID: 34341044. Abstract Objectives: There are limitations to defining multimorbidity (MM) based on a simple count of diseases. To address these limitations, the concept … Continue reading “Complex multimorbidity and mortality in Japan: a prospective propensity-matched cohort study.”

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Large-Scale Fandom-based Gamification Intervention to Increase Physical Activity: A Quasi-experimental Study.

A new paper was published from Sci Sports Exerc. Kamada M, Hayashi H, Shiba K, Taguri M, Kondo N, Lee IM, Kawachi I. Large-Scale Fandom-based Gamification Intervention to Increase Physical Activity: A Quasi-experimental Study. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2021 Aug. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000002770 Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34366420. Abstract Purpose: Gamification, the use of game design elements … Continue reading “Large-Scale Fandom-based Gamification Intervention to Increase Physical Activity: A Quasi-experimental Study.”

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Accumulated long-term care benefits by risk assessment scales for incident functional disability: A six-year follow-up study of long-term care receipt data

A new paper was published from Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi. Saito M, Tsuji T, Fujita K, Kondo N, Aida J, Ojima T, Kondo K. [Accumulated long-term care benefits by risk assessment scales for incident functional disability: A six-year follow-up study of long-term care receipt data]. Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi. 2021 Aug 6. Japanese. DOI: 10.11236/jph.21-056 Epub … Continue reading “Accumulated long-term care benefits by risk assessment scales for incident functional disability: A six-year follow-up study of long-term care receipt data”

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Article Publication: Possibility of “Social Prescription” in Psychiatry (Nishioka)

Research Fellow Daisuke Nishioka’s paper has been published in “Psychiatry”. Daisuke Nishioka, Naoki Kondo. Possibility of “social prescription” in psychiatry. Psychiatry 39(1) 64 – 70 Available at: https://www.molcom.jp/products/detail/145870/

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Announcement: Clinical Research Summer Seminar

On Sunday, August 29, 2021, Naoki Kondo will speak at the Clinical Research Summer Seminar on “Medical Care and Its Evaluation Focusing on Patients’ Isolation, Loneliness, and Poverty.

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Media Coverage: Isolation and Loneliness are a Matter of Life: The Challenge of “Social Prescription” to Invite Patients into the Circle of People in the Community, and Whether “Social Prescription” Will Become a System to Heal Loneliness and Isolation: Trials Starting in Japan (Naoki Kondo)

An article by Naoki Kondo (Professor) was published on Buzzfeed. 1. Isolation and loneliness are a matter of life. The challenge of “social prescription” that invites patients into the circle of people in the community Published on July 17, 2021 https://www.buzzfeed.com/jp/naokikondo1/social-prescribing-1 2. Will “Social Prescription” Become a System to Heal Loneliness and Isolation? A Trial … Continue reading “Media Coverage: Isolation and Loneliness are a Matter of Life: The Challenge of “Social Prescription” to Invite Patients into the Circle of People in the Community, and Whether “Social Prescription” Will Become a System to Heal Loneliness and Isolation: Trials Starting in Japan (Naoki Kondo)”

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Elected to the Board of Directors of the Japanese Epidemiological Association (Kondo)

Naoki Kondo (Professor) has been elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the Japanese Society of Epidemiology. Term of office: General meeting of members to be held in 2022 – General meeting of members to be held in 2024.

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News: [Collaboration] McCann Health Japan obtains evidence for the world’s first “dementia prediction model using voice data of daily conversation.”

A paper (co-authored by Kondo Laboratory and McCann Health Japan) was published in a peer-reviewed academic journal in PR TIMES. https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000035.000027750.html A Shimoda, L Yue, H Hayashi, N Kondo. Dementia risks identified by vocal features via telephone conversatons: a novel machine learning prediction model. PLOS ONE. 2021;16(7):e0253988. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0253988

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News: Joint research agreement signed with Kitanihon Computer Service Co., Ltd.

We have signed a joint research agreement with Kitanihon Computer Service Co., Ltd. We will conduct research on the “Development of a Health Management Support System for Welfare Recipients”. Kitanihon Computer Service Co., Ltd. https://www.kitacom.co.jp/

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Special Research Student Mariko Kanamori’s paper was published in several newspapers.

Special research student Mariko Kanamori’s paper has been published in several newspapers. Newly published papers: Saga Shimbun, Ryukyu Shimpo, Chukoku Shimbun SELECT, Shimono Shimbun, Kahoku Shimpo, Chubu Keizai Shimbun Ms. Mariko Kanamori, a veterinarian and a graduate student at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine, who is a member of the team, said, … Continue reading “Special Research Student Mariko Kanamori’s paper was published in several newspapers.”

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Serial article: Vol. 5 Using multivariate regression models for causal inference (The Igaku Kaisha Shimbun, Assistant Professor Inoue)

The latest installment of “Lecture on Causal Inference for Clinical and Epidemiological Research,” a series of articles by Assistant Professor Kosuke Inoue, has been published in Igakukai Shimbun. Vol. 5 Using multivariate regression models for causal inference (from Weekly Igakukai Shimbun (regular issue) No. 3431, August 02, 2021) https://www.igaku-shoin.co.jp/paper/archive/y2021/3431_04 Kosuke Inoue’s website is here: http://labusers.net/~kinoue/

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Media publication: People with depressive tendencies due to coronary heart disease tend to consume less fruits and vegetables

A joint research paper with Link and Communication Inc. was introduced in @DIME. Published on July 25, 2021 https://dime.jp/genre/1184224/

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Report: List of papers read by lab members between April and July

From April to July, our lab members read these papers. Tangari G, Ikram M, Ijaz K, Kaafar MA, Berkovsky S. Mobile health and privacy: cross sectional study. BMJ. 2021 Jun 16;373:n1248. doi: 10.1136/bmj.n1248. PMID: 34135009; PMCID: PMC8207561. Marsh AD, Muzigaba M, Diaz T, Requejo J, Jackson D, Chou D, Cresswell JA, Guthold R, Moran AC, … Continue reading “Report: List of papers read by lab members between April and July”

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Media Coverage: Depression Risk Research among Farmers: The Need for Mutual Aid across the Community (Special Research Student Mariko Kanamori)

Special research student, Mariko Kanamori’s paper was introduced in several newspapers. “Farmers’ depression risk study: Helping each other beyond the community is necessary” San-in Chuo Shimpo (July 5, 2021) https://www.sanin-chuo.co.jp/articles/-/54401 In addition, Okinawa Times, Kobe Shimbun, Nihonkai Shimbun, Kochi Shimbun (Kochi), Sanyo Shimbun (Sanyo) (Kochi), Sanyo Shimbun, Niigata Nippo, Fukushima Minpo, Iwate Nippo, Saitama Shimbun, … Continue reading “Media Coverage: Depression Risk Research among Farmers: The Need for Mutual Aid across the Community (Special Research Student Mariko Kanamori)”

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Media Coverage: JAGES – Vaccination rate doubles with family doctor

In the latest issue of the Weekly Health News, a study conducted by Dr. Koryu Sato and his colleagues at our department using data from the Japan Aging and Geriatric Evaluation Study (JAGES) was introduced. The study suggested that the vaccination rate of pneumococcal and influenza vaccines is about twice as high when a family … Continue reading “Media Coverage: JAGES – Vaccination rate doubles with family doctor”

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Publication notice: White Paper on Social Prescribing (Orange Cross)

The “White Paper on Social Prescribing,” written in part by Naoki Kondo and Daisuke Nishioka of our department, has been published. Some of the people who visit medical institutions have various social issues. Social prescribing” has been attracting attention as an approach to addressing such issues. This white paper examines how “social prescriptions” can be … Continue reading “Publication notice: White Paper on Social Prescribing (Orange Cross)”

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Notice: Clinical Research Summer Seminar

On Sunday, August 29, 2021, Naoki Kondo will speak at the Clinical Research Summer Seminar on “Medical Care and Its Evaluation Focusing on Patients’ Isolation, Loneliness and Poverty.

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Report: Lecture at a seminar on comprehensive community care (Nomura Research Institute, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)

Naoki Kondo spoke at the seminar on organic cooperation and role sharing within local governments for the establishment of a comprehensive regional care system. Seminar on Organic Cooperation and Role-Sharing within Local Governments for Building a Comprehensive Community Care System Lecture: “Regional Diagnosis and Organizational Cooperation for Community Organization and Its Effects Lecturer: Naomi Kondo … Continue reading “Report: Lecture at a seminar on comprehensive community care (Nomura Research Institute, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)”

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Announcement: Supervising Garmin’s New Project

Naoki Kondo will be supervising a new global project for Garmin, a long-established GPS device manufacturer in the United States. The new project is called Garmin Health, and it is designed to help people manage and improve their health not only in sports and activity situations, but also in their daily lives. For more information … Continue reading “Announcement: Supervising Garmin’s New Project”

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Report: Minutes of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Health Promotion Plan 21 Promotion Conference Released

The minutes and documents of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Health Promotion Plan 21 (Second Stage) Promotion Conference and the Policy Review Subcommittee, where Naoki Kondo serves as a member, have been newly released. The minutes and documents are here (in Japanese). The Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Health Promotion Plan 21 (Second Stage) is a health promotion … Continue reading “Report: Minutes of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Health Promotion Plan 21 Promotion Conference Released”

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Features of the laboratory

1. Free
1. Free

The “must” rule is a barrier to the birth of valuable ideas. We try to have as few rules as possible and create an environment where everyone can learn and grow freely with appropriate support. Our members have a diverse range of backgrounds.
(Unfortunately, in many cases learning at Kyoto University is not free, but you can learn freely at this lab!)

2. Cooperate
2. Cooperate

Students, the administrative staff, and faculty members are all working together to achieve their respective goals. We have created a system where everyone becomes a leader of activities to achieve their respective goals, exchanging support with each other as we proceed. There are no hierarchical relationships between the administrative staff, professors, and students, but rather a division of roles. The emphasis is on creating a system that connects and helps each other. By connecting, we can create a stronger and more vibrant academic environment and accomplish things that we could not do alone. We are also active in organizational collaboration that transcends the boundaries of “medicine” and “research”.

3. Change
3. Change

Society is changing. As society changes, so does the impact of society on health. We will not be bound by the conventional wisdom and ideas that have existed until now, but rather, we will accept change, change ourselves, and take the opportunity to encounter new challenges.