• Takeuchi Yukifumi 
  • By this author: 2 Latest posted: 2016.09.30
Member of the International Development Journal editorial board and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation’s Issues and Implications of Aging Asian Population Project committee. After graduating from Keiō University in 1980, joined the Asahi Shimbun and worked as a correspondent in Bangkok and New Delhi. Served as the Asian news specialist until leaving the newspaper in 2011. Held positions including visiting scholar at the Reischauer Center for East Asia Studies, Johns Hopkins University, before joining the editorial board of the IDJ, a publication for ODA professionals. Currently a visiting professor at Gifu Women’s University and a lecturer at Takushoku University. Recently contributed a chapter in Datsu-genpatsu no hikaku seijigaku (The Comparative Politics of Phasing Out Nuclear Power).
Japanese Businesses Apply Lessons from Aging Home Market to Expand Abroad2016.09.30

Recognizing the rapid aging of Thai society and the needs of its wealthy, businesses from Japan have begun expanding into the country, applying lessons learned at the forefront of the trend of aging Asian societies. Positive results are expected as the “Japanese model” for elder care homes and other care services spreads.
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The Volunteer Care Network Supporting Rural Thai Areas2016.09.15

The aging of society continues across Asia. Japan leads the trend, but other Asian countries are close behind, just like geese flying in formation. In Southeast Asia, Thailand is aging at a rate exceeded only by Singapore. Takeuchi Yukifumi looks at current care practices in rural Thailand.
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