ANALYSIS

This section of the AHWIN website is intended to offer policy lessons and resources from countries that have already become aging or aged societies. This essay on Japan’s long-term care insurance system is the first of many resources to come.

May 2021
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the older populations in many countries. This second installment of a new policy brief series, the AHWIN Papers, assesses the success of Japan's 8020 Campaign, which works to help people retain more teeth into their later years, specifically to ensure that people still have 20 of their original adult teeth at the age of 80.
April 2021
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the older populations in many countries. This second installment of a new policy brief series, the AHWIN Papers, assesses the success of Japan's 8020 Campaign, which works to help people retain more teeth into their later years, specifically to ensure that people still have 20 of their original adult teeth at the age of 80.
December 28, 2020
The Longitudinal Study of Ageing and Health in Viet Nam (LSAHV) is the first multi-actor longitudinal study on ageing in Viet Nam with information collected from older Vietnamese people, their current and potential caregivers, and adult children. The 2018 baseline data provides comprehensive information on the health, economic status, and overall well-being of a nationally representative sample of older Vietnamese people aged 60 and above.
November 12, 2020
The international migration of nurses and care workers is increasing. Many factors, such as population ageing and the development of healthcare services, contribute to the greater demand for nurses and care workers. This report focuses on Indonesia as a country sending migrant nurses, Malaysia and Japan as destination countries, and Thailand as a country struggling to cope with the fastest population ageing amongst AMS.
October 28, 2020
In 2000, Japan introduced a compulsory public long-term care insurance (LTCI) programme to meet the challenges of its rapid population ageing and ensure equitable access to long-term care services. This study aims to investigate the predictors of care-need level change by focusing on the users of long-term care facility services, adult day service users, and day care users by applying national-level long-term care claims data.
July 28, 2020
The world population is ageing at an unprecedentedly rapid pace and Southeast Asia is no exception. As populations age, the demand for long-term care rises, as older people more often suffer from chronic conditions that carry a higher risk of brain injury, which is one of the main reasons why people need long-term care including rehabilitation. This study assesses if Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam are ready for the increasing demand for rehabilitation.
June 26, 2020
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the older populations in many countries. The inaugural edition of a new policy brief series, the AHWIN Papers, draws on a panel discussion at a May 2020 webinar to explore what policy lessons can be learned from the experiences of the United States, Japan, and Malaysia during the COVID-19 pandemic to better protect older persons.
February 4, 2020
The Longitudinal Study of Aging and Health in the Philippines (LSAHP) is the first multi-actor longitudinal study on aging in the Philippines with information coming from older Filipinos, their caregivers, and adult children. The 2018 baseline data provides comprehensive information on the health, economic status, and overall well-being of a nationally representative sample of older Filipinos aged 60 and older.
September 12, 2019

A report, edited by Dr. Reiko Hayashi, based on an AHWIN-supported research project on the current status of the long-term care workforce in East and Southeast Asia and the status of long-term care facilities.

A report is available for the AHWIN side event held during the UNESCAP/UNFPA Midterm Review of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development. This event featured presentations on innovations and community-based approaches from Japan and Thailand.
December 2018
Dr. Shuichi Nakamura describes the development of the Japanese welfare and long-term care system and how it has evolved to meet the changing needs of the country's aging population.