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Kansai University
Faculty of SociologyDepartment of Sociology
Job title
Development Studies(The University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Research funding number

Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 1986
Feb 1989
Tonen Corporation
Mar 1989
Jul 1991
ECFA Research Institute
Jan 1997
Mar 1998
Economist, Social Protection, Human Develoment Network, World Bank
Apr 1998
Mar 2000
Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Meijigakuin University
Apr 2000
Feb 2005
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Hokkaido University


Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo

Published Papers

The evolutionary path of the 21st Hyogo Long-term Vision Project in Japan: community development, resilience and well-being
Kusago, T.;S. Hirata
Community Development Journal   Vol.52 No. 1, 160-170    Jan 2017
Analysis of Citizens' Priorities over Sustainable Development Goals in Japan: Evidence from a Questionnaire Survey
Suzuki, M.;Ikeda, K.;Kusago, T.;Hara K.;Uwasu M.;Tyunina
Global Environmental Research   Volume 19 No.2, Pages 155-164    2016
A Perspective for Creating Local Communities Promoting People’s Happiness
Kusago, T
Dharma World   7-10    Jan 2011
Rethinking of Economic Growth and Life Satisfaction in Post-WWII Japan ? A Fresh Approach
Kusago, T
Social Indicators Research, (Refereed paper)   vol 81(1): 79-102    2007
Post-Conflict Pro-Poor Private Sector Development: The Case of Timor-Leste
Kusago, T
Development In Practice, (Refereed paper)   vol 15 (3&4): 502-513    2005

Books etc

The Takayoshi Currency
Kusago, T;Bormans, L. (ed.) (Part:Editor)
The World Book of Happiness   Oct 2010   
Process Evaluation
Kusago, T (Part:Editor)
ESD Journey of HOPE   2009   
Gross National Happiness and Material Welfare in Bhutan and Japan
Tashi Choden;Kusago, Takayoshi;Kokoro Shirai (Part:Editor)
Centre for Bhutan Studies   2007   
Women’s Empowerment through Workers Collectives and Cooperatives in Japan: Sapporo Women’s Workers Collectives Case Study
Kusago, T (Part:Editor)
A Gender Agenda: Asia-Europe Dialogue 3: Economic Empowerment for Gender Equality   2006   
Evaluating Growth in Japan
Kusago, T. (Part:Editor)
Acting Asian: Contradictions in a Globalizing World,   2005   

Conference Activities & Talks

Importance of "a multifaceted social lens" facing with health hazards issues: social divisions and community restoration of Minamata, Japan
Kusago, T.
Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH) Seminars, School of Population and Public Health   Oct 2015   
Evolutionary Path of the Hyogo Vision Project and the Hyogo Well-Being Index in Japan
Kusago, T.
The 13th ISQOLS Conference   Oct 2015   
Learning from sustainable local livelihood of Minamata
Kusago, T.
Minamata Forum in Kyoto   Jul 2015   
Creating a sustainable local society: a case of local revitalization and innovation in Minamata
Kusago, T.
The role of society in innovation and creativity, CNRS – EHESS/Fondation France Japon-JST/RISTEX Joint Workshop   Jun 2015   
Stakeholders’ collaboration as a key element for sustainable future: Potential role of SSH in trans-disciplinary research
Kusago, T.
The Role of Social sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Trans-disciplinary Research, RISTEX, JST, UNU   Jan 2015