Hiroko Akiyama

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.