Information for foreign applicants
For international students who would like to apply as a research student
Thank you for visiting this page. I am a clinical geropsychologist. I am mainly studying psychosocial interventions for people with dementia (PWD), and for people working or living with PWD, and developing assessment tools to examine the effects of interventions, from perspectives of geriatrics & gerontology.
In my graduate course, “Kansei, Behavioral, and Brain Sciences”, the center of research is to clarify function, activity, and the system of the brain, and also the relationship among the brain, cognitions, emotions, and behaviors. I have confidence that sociopsychological interventions and support for people with any dysfunctions in the brain are also very important research themes. Before you enter my course, you should master some basic knowledge and skills, which will allow your future study to be smooth.
You are most welcome to study with us if you have learned basic behavioral science, clinical psychology and related medical knowledge, and if you are familiar with statistics, and want to study in the above areas.
However, I’m sorry that I don’t teach topics of elderly social security and social work in my graduate course. I’m teaching such basic subjects in my undergraduate course but the specialty in my graduate course is substantially different. Please consider the difference if you want to apply for my graduate course. In addition, you need to write academic papers in English in my doctoral course. Please also understand this point. Due to my Lab.’s capacity, I can’t accept students studying different themes from my specialty, or students who don’t have a basic specialty, even if they are fluent in Japanese. In addition, please understand that all research students must have conversational Japanese ability in order to be able to communicate with people in practical settings, especially for communicating with elderly Japanese who don’t speak other languages. Finally, as many care facilities are in suburban areas with little public transport access, having a valid Driver’s License may be helpful.