Faculty Members


Associate Professor
NAKAGAWA, Yoshinori

  • Year of birth: 1977
  • Gender: Male
  • Affiliation:
    - School of Economics & Management
    - School of Management
    - Infrastructure Systems Engineering Course, Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Enginering
    - Entrepreneur Engineering Course, Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Enginering
    - null, Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Enginering
    - Research Institute for future design
Areas of specialization Social research
Qualitative Research
The study of life stories
Future Design
Laboratory/research office Life History and Psychometrics Laboratory
This laboratory works to develop an understanding of various regional issues related to aging population and depopulation, and to acquire insights as to how to resolve those issues. We use two extreme methodologies from social science: life histories methodology and psychometrics. Most people are seeking coherence in their lives, either consciously or unconsciously. Thus, it is reasonable to center studies around reports by people involved in specific regional problems about how they have lived their lives and how they position their current situations in their lives as a whole. We deal with relatively small samples, but aim our analysis at a deep understanding of the cases and the identification of concepts that contribute to an understanding of people and situations in more general contexts. Psychometric methodologies are applied when necessary. The regional problems we deal with include cessation of driving by elderly people, urban-to-rural migration of young people, household adoption of seismic hazard mitigation measures, conservation of traditional craft techniques and arts, and the acquisition and transfer of construction workers' skillls.
Current reseach topics
Educational background 2005: Doctor
Professional background 2005-: 
Academic societies

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Undergraduate school
  • Statistics 1
  • The Methodology of Interview Survey and Data Analysis
  • Project Research
  • Industrial Organization Theory
  • Specialized Seminar I
  • Specialized Seminar II
Graduate school
  • Research Methodology
  • Seminar 1
  • Seminar 2
  • Seminar 3
  • Seminar 4
  • Advanced Seminar 1
  • Advanced Seminar 2
  • Individual Work for Graduate
  • Advanced Statistics Ⅲ

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Research activities

Research papers
  1. Authors: NAKAGAWA Yosinori
    Title: Psychological and Behavioral Predictors of Rural In-Migration
    Journal: Rural Sociology
    Year: 2017
  2. 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
  3. Authors: NAKAGAWA Yosinori
    Title: Effect of critical thinking disposition on household earthquake preparedness
    Journal: Natural Hazards
    Year: 2015
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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: 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: 2015/04-2017/03
    Total budget amount: 3,770,000 yen
  2. 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: 2013/04-2015/03
    Total budget amount: 1,430,000 yen

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Social activities

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