search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Reiko HAYASHI

RF (1999), SF (2005)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
University of Utah, College of Social Work
Associate Professor
Contact Address:
Address Type
Address 1
395 S 1500 E
Address 2 (optional)
Salt Lake City
Zip Code
United States
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1. Are you enaged in Japanese Studies?

Answer: A. Yes, I am engaged in Japanese Studies at a university or research institution.

Field of Study: Other

2. Please describe what you are currently doing. (If you have your own website or any relevant site, provide its URL.)

Answer: I am a member of University of Utah's Asia Center that is an interdisciplinary organization. The Asia Center recently received the funding from the Japan Foundation. We will be studying health issues in Japan next three years. I am also a faculty member of College of Social Work. I have developed research and educational collaborative relationships with departments of social work in two Japanese universities for the College. I am also a member of University's Interdisciplinary Disability Studies. I have received the funding from the Japan Foundation twice to study disability issues in japan. I continue to conduct research with disability organizations in Japan.

3. Where did you acquire your most advanced Japanese language training for your research?

Answer: C. I am a native Japanese speaker.

4. Have you ever participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme?

Answer: NO

Optional Inquiry:
1. Please describe briefly how the Japan Foundation Fellowship experience influenced your career.

Answer: Thanks to the Fellowship, I stayed in Japan, met with scholars and service providers in social work and disability service fields, and conducted research. Publications resulted from the research helped me establish my position as an expert in disability issues in Japan. I continue to collaborate with Japanese scholars and service providers, which I expect to lead me to more studies and publications.

2. The Japan Foundation is planning to create a network or forum among past Japan Foundation fellows. Please let us know if you have any suggestions in terms of themes, format, etc.

Answer: I would like to connect with fellows who are interested in health and long term care issues.