Nobuyuki Iwama

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Japan has the longest life expectancy at birth (LEB) in the world. Okinawa, Japan's poorest prefecture, previously had the highest longevity indices in the country. However, the latest LEB for men in Okinawa is no higher than the national average. The purpose of this study is to examine why the longevity indices in Okinawa were once the highest in Japan,(More)
OBJECTIVES Japan enacted the elder abuse law in April 2006. The present study was aimed to examine the progress of systems development and difficulties with implementing activities in municipal governments for dealing with elder abuse after the law. METHODS Between 11 and 22 December 2006 a paper questionnaire was sent to all 1840 Japanese municipalities(More)
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