Health economics, Health policy, Hospital management
1987 Master of Business Administration, University of Chicago
1989-1995 Department of Health Economics, National Institute of Health Services Management
1995-1998 Senior Researcher, Department of Health Economics, National Institute of Health Services Management
1996-1998 Senior Researcher, Department of Empirical Social Security Research, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research
1998- Chief Researcher, Japan Medical Association Research Institute
1998-2000 Professor of Management Development, Faculty of Economics, Nihon Fukushi University
2000- Professor of Health Economics, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Selected Publications and Papers
Health Care Reform Toyo Keizai , 2002
Does Long-term Care Business Pay Itself? Eight Simulations for Profitability, Kousei-Kagaku-Kenkyusho, 2001
"Payment Systems and Considerations of Case Mix -Are Diagnosis- Related Groups Applicable in Japan?", PhamacoEconomics Supplement 2001, Vol.18, Supplement pp.95-110.
Hospital Management in the uncertain eras., Igakushoin, 2000.
"Status Quo and Issues in Managed Care in the U.S.A.," Journal of Health Care and Society, 8(4), pp.53-71, 1999.
Introduction to Health Care Economics in Japan: Understanding Japanese Health Care Reform, Yakuji Nippo, LTD., 1998 (book written in English).
"Study on Operating Management in Japan's Drug wholesalers-Trial to develop Japanese Version of NWDA Operating Survey", Journal of Health Care and Society, 7(3), pp.25-52,1997.
"Research on Impacts which the inpatient comprehensive fee system has given to drug use." Journal of Health Care and Society, 6(3), pp.47-83, 1996.
"Issues in U.S's Health Insurance System-Comparing with France, Germany, and Japan", Journal of Health Care and Society, Vo.3, pp.41-61, 1993.
2001.04 The Excellent paper prize of the Associations of Japanese Healthcare Associations, 50th Anniversary Award (Breakthrough on Hospital Construction in the 21st Century)
1998.11 The 4th Mics Award (Introduction to Comprehensive Health Economics, Nihon Kango Kyokai Shuppan, 1998)
1997.10 The 11th Yoshimura Healthcare Policy Research Award. (Health Care Reform and Japanese Choice. A Prescription to the Health Care Reform, Yakuji-Nippo, 1997)