Research Associate Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
Dr. Akiyama is a social psychologist known for her long-running research on the elderly in Japan, having tracked the aging patterns of approximately 6,000 people for 25 year. She has conducted a number of cross-national surveys and is a widely recognized expert on issues of global aging. In 2006, she established the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Tokyo.
- Antonucci,Toni C.; Birditt,Kira S. and Akiyama,Hiroko (2009). . In Bengtson,Vern; silverstein,M.; Putney,N. and Gans,D. (Ed.), Handbook of Theories of Aging. Springer Publishing Company:New York.
- Fiori,Katherine L.; Antonucci,Toni C. and Akiyama,Hiroko (2008). Profiles of Social Relations among Older Adults: A Cross-Cultural Approach. Ageing and Society, 28(2), 203-231.
- Ajrouch,Kristine J.; Akiyama,Hiroko and Antonucci,Toni C. (2007). . 43. In Wahl,Hans-Werner; Tesch-Romer,C. and Hoff,A. (Ed.), New Dynamics in Old Age : Individual, Environmental, and Societal Perspectives. Baywood Pub.:Amityville N.Y..