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Osaka University
Graduate School of Human Sciences Human Sciences
Job title
Ph.D., Master of Science in Population Science (MS), Master of Public Health (MPH)
Other affiliation
Osaka UniversityOsaka UniversityOsaka University

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

:  Kyushu University Asia Centre for Policy Studies,  

Published Papers

International Sex Tourism and HIV/AIDS in Asia
Junko Otani
International Cooperation Studies      Oct 1996   [Refereed]
International Sex Tourism in Asia and Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS
Junko Otani
Technology and Development      Jan 1998   [Refereed]
Healthy Living for Urban Ageing Society; Case of Kobe
Junko Otani
The World Federation of Public Health Associations' 9th International Congress, Beijing, China      Sep 2000   [Refereed]
Older people's experiences after the Kobe Earthquake in Japan; Application of QSR NVivo in a non-English context
Junko Otani
Strategies in qualitative research: issues and results from analysis using QSR NVivo and NUD*IST, London Institute of Education, UK      Sep 2000   [Refereed]
Gendered Dynamics of Community Care Development: The Kobe experience
Junko Otani
Journal of Asian Women's Studies      Dec 2000   [Refereed]


"Issues in modern China highlighted by the 5.12 Wenchuan Earthquake in 2008 with references to the 1995 Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake and the 2005 West Off Fukuoka Earthquake"
Bulletin of Kyushu University Asia Center Vol. 3, pp.23-38, March 2009   第3号23-38頁    2009
'Chapter5: ICT improve BOP's health'IN Muhammund Yunnus, Ashir Ahmed & Takuzo Osugi (Eds) "Information and Communication Technology (ICT) revolution to change BOP (Base of the Pyramid): Challenges of Bangladesh"
Shukosha      2009
'Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research' Creswell & Plan Clark (Japanese edition)
Kita Oji Shobo: Kyoto      2009
'Elderly survivors of the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake in Japan:NVivo application to Japanese field research' In: Methods in Practice, Lyn Richards (ed)
Sage: London      2009
'Handling Qualitative Data: a practical guidebook"Lyn Richards (Japanese edition)
Kita Oji Shobo: Kyoto      2009

Books etc

Innovative method of Case study: Older survivors of the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake five years on and a future model of ageing society with Japanese values
Junko Otani
Kyushu University Press   Nov 2006   ISBN:4-87378-922-2
Looking at China with International health policy perspectives
Junko Otani
Kyushu University Press   May 2007   ISBN:978-4-87378-942-2
Handling Qualitative Data: a practical guidebook"Lyn Richards (Japanese edition)
Junko Otani & Takuzo Osugi (Part:Joint Translation)
Kita Oji Shobo: Kyoto   Jul 2009   ISBN:978-4-7628-2683-2
Life after Disaster: Imact of the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake on Older survivors (Chinese edition)
Junko Otani
SMC Publishing Inc.:Taiwan   Feb 2010   ISBN:978-975-638-727-2
Looking at China with international health policy perspectives
Junko Otani
China Century Press Ltd. (Beijing & Hong Kong)   Feb 2009   ISBN:978-988-99744-0-4

Conference Activities & Talks

"Gender difference in happiness and loneliness in old age" Research Committee 11: Sociology of Ageing,
XVI International Sociological Association (ISA) World Congress of Sociology: The Quality of Social Existence in a Globalised World,2006.07   2006   
Mixed methods for an exploratory study looking at the earthquake elderly survivors
The 3rd Mixed Methods Conference, Cambridge, UK   2007   
Kodokushi (dying alone) among the older survivors of the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake in Kobe
7th Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology, Tokyo, Japan   2003   
Community generation at the highly aged Post-1995 Kobe Earthquake communities in Japan: Model for Government and Non-Government cooperation
Valencia Forum for the 2nd UN World Assembly on Ageing in Madrid, Spain   2002   
Media focus on older people in the Post-Kobe Earthquake communities in Japan
Valencia Forum for the 2nd UN World Assembly on Ageing in Madrid, Spain   2002   

Research Grants & Projects

Qualitative research methodology-Application of English Qualitative soft to Japanese/Asian context
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: 2006 - 2008
Kyushu University Interdisciplinary Programs in Education and Projects in Research Development (P&P): Asian Studies
The Other Research Programs
Project Year: 2006 - 2008
China Studies