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.
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 3;21:100391. doi: 10.1016/j.lanwpc.2022.100391. PMID: 35141667; PMCID: PMC8814687.
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.
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 Kanamori.”
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
Naoki Kondo and Kyoka Sasaki have contributed to the publication.
The download is here (PDF).
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.
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.
This study utilizes data from JAGES, of which Kondo is a board member.
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 of the internet positively affects their physical and mental health but reduces their relative risk of depression
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
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.