Faculty Members

LANGUAGE ≫ Japanese

NAKAGAWA, Yoshinori

Areas of specialization Social research
Qualitative Research
The study of life stories
Future Design
Laboratory/research office Study of Lives and Psychometrics Laboratory
This laboratory aims to understand various regional problems relating to aging population and depopulation, and to get insights on how to resolve them. We use two extreme methodologies in social science: methodologies of life stories and psychometrics. Most people are seeking for coherence in their lives, regardless of whether consciously or unconsciously. Thus, it is reasonable to start with how people involved in specific regional problems have lived their lives and how they positions their current situation in their entire lives. We deal with relatively smaller samples, but aim to get deep understanding of them and to identify concepts that may be significant in understanding people and situations in more general contexts. Psychometric methodologies are combined if necessary. The regional problems we deal with includes cessation of driving by elderly people, urban-to-rural migration of young people, household adoption of seismic hazard mitigation measures, conservation of traditional artcraft techniques and arts, and acquisition and transfer of construction workers' techniques.
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Undergraduate school
  • Seminar I
  • Seminar II
  • The Methodology of Interview Survey and Data Analysis
  • Project Research
  • Specialized Seminar I
  • Specialized Seminar II
  • Seminar I (Management and Mathematics)
Graduate school
  • Research Methodology
  • Seminar 1
  • Seminar 2
  • Seminar 3
  • Seminar 4
  • Advanced Seminar 1
  • Advanced Seminar 2
  • Individual Work for Graduate
  • Practical Project Learning
  • Social Research Methods
  • Advanced Seminar 3

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Research activities

Research papers
  1. Authors: PANDIT Arpana, Yoshinori Nakagawa
    Title: How Does Reciprocal Exchange of Social Support Alleviate Individuals’ Depression in an Earthquake-Damaged Community?
    Journal: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol. 18(4), p. 1585, MDPI
    Year: 2021
  2. Authors: Huyen L.T., Yoshinori Nakagawa
    Title: Vietnamese Return Migrants’ Prosocial Behavior in Their Rural Home Communities
    Journal: Rural Sociology (Accepted for publication)
    Year: 2020
  3. Authors: Timilsina R., Kotani K., Yoshinori Nakagawa, Saijo T.
    Title: Concerns for future generations in societies: A deliberative analysis of the intergenerational sustainability dilemma
    Journal: Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (Accepted for publication)
    Year: 2020
  4. Authors: Yoshinori Nakagawa, Saijo T.
    Title: Can Individuals Caring Little about Future Generations Serve As Their Representatives?
    Journal: Futures (Accepted for publication)
    Year: 2020
  5. Authors: Yoshinori Nakagawa
    Title: Future Design as a Metacognitive Intervention for Presentism (Special Issue on Future Design)
    Journal: Sustainability (Accepted for publication)
    Year: 2020
  6. Authors: Yoshinori Nakagawa
    Title: Taking a Future Generation’s Perspective as a Facilitator of Insight Problem-Solving: Sustainable Water Supply Management
    Journal: Sustainability
    Year: 2020
  7. Authors: Yoshinori Nakagawa
    Title: Elderly Pedestrians’ Self-Regulation Failures and Crash Involvement: The Development of Typologies
    Journal: Accident Analysis and Prevention
    Year: 2020
  8. Authors: Yoshinori Nakagawa, Park, Miyake, Ueda, Ono
    Title: Being watched over by a conversation robot may enhance safety insimulated driving
    Journal: Journal of Safety Research, Vol. 71, pp. 207-218
    Year: 2019
  9. Authors: Yoshinori Nakagawa, Real Arai, Koji Kotani, Masanobu Nagano, Tatsuyoshi Saijo
    Title: Intergenerational Retrospective Viewpoint Promotes Financially Sustainable Attitude
    Journal: Futures, Vol. 114, p. 102454
    Year: 2019
  10. Authors: Yoshinori Nakagawa, KOTANI koji, MATSUMOTO mika, SAIJO tatsuyoshi
    Title: Intergenerational retrospective viewpoints and individual policy preferences for future: A deliberative experiment for forest management
    Journal: Futures (Accepted for publication)
    Year: 2018
  11. Authors: NAKAGAWA Yosinori
    Title: Psychological and Behavioral Predictors of Rural In-Migration
    Journal: Rural Sociology
    Year: 2017
  12. Authors: NAKAGAWA Yosinori
    Title: The Lived Experience of Preparing for Earthquakes in Households: A Phenomenological Psychological Study (Accepted for Publication)
    Journal: Natural Hazards
    Year: 2017
  13. Authors: NAKAGAWA Yosinori
    Title: Effect of critical thinking disposition on household earthquake preparedness
    Journal: Natural Hazards
    Year: 2015
  14. Authors: NAKAGAWA Yosinori, Kaechang Park
    Title: Psychological effect of passenger presence on drivers and its dimensions: Scale development and validation
    Journal: Transportation Research Part F
    Year: 2014
  15. Authors: NAKAGAWA Yosinori, KUMAGAI Yasuhiko, Kaechang Park
    Title: Elderly drivers' everyday behavior as a predictor of crash involvement: Questionnaire responses by drivers' family members
    Journal: Accident Analysis & Prevention, Vol. 50, pp. 397-404
    Year: 2013
  16. Authors: NAKAGAWA Yosinori, Kaechang Park
    Title: Identification of Elderly Drivers whose Crash Involvement Risks are Alleviated by Passenger Presence
    Journal: International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, Taylor & Francis
    Year: 2013
  17. Authors: NAKAGAWA Yosinori, Rina Yamada, NASU Seigo
    Title: Characteristics of Caregivers and Care Recipients Influencing the Impact of Paid Care Services on Family Caregiver Burdens
    Journal: Ageing and Society, Cambridge
    Year: 2013
  18. Authors: Kaechang Park, NAKAGAWA Yosinori, KUMAGAI Yasuhiko
    Title: Leukoaraiosis, A Common Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging Finding, as a Predictor of Traffic Crashes
    Journal: PLoS ONE
    Year: 2013
  19. Authors: Hironori Kato, Hideaki Shiroyama, NAKAGAWA Yosinori
    Title: Public policy structuring incorporating reciprocal expectation analysis. European Journal of Operational Research
    Journal: European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 223, No. 1, pp. 171-183, Elsevier
    Year: 2013
  20. Authors: NASU Seigo, NAKAGAWA Yosinori
    Title: Association between components of family caregivers' burden and types of paid care services provided in Japan
    Journal: Aging and Mental Health, Vol. 15, No. 6, pp. 687-701, Routledge
    Year: 2011
  21. Authors: Nakagawa, Nasu, Saito, Yamaguchi
    Title: Analytic hierarchy based policy design method (AHPo) for solving societal problems that require a multifaceted approach
    Journal: European journal of operational research
    Year: 2010
  22. Authors: NAKAGAWA Yosinori
    Title: Assessment of social implications of nanotechnologies in Japan: Application of problem structuring method based on interview surveys and cognitive maps
    Journal: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 77, pp. 615-638
    Year: 2010
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Japanese government
  1. Project title: Identification of elderly pedestrians who are high in risks of encountering crashes
    Category: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
    Project number: 25820246
    Project period: 2013-2014
    Total budget amount: 1,430,000 yen
  2. Project title: Conversation Robot without Warning Function Can Have Protective Effects in Simulated Driving
    Category: Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research
    Project number: 15K14049
    Project period: 2015-2016
    Total budget amount: 3,770,000 yen

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Social activities

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