著者
高橋 信行 タカハシ ノブユキ Takahashi Nobuyuki
出版者
鹿児島国際大学附置地域総合研究所
雑誌
地域総合研究 = Regional studies (ISSN:09142355)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.40, no.1, pp.1-17, 2012-09

This study aimed to conduct an analysis based on a survey performed in 4 municipalitieswhich investigated social isolation among elderly persons living alone. This study was conductedas collaborative research between the Minami-Nippon Shimbun and International University ofKagoshima in September 2011, and obtained sample data from 1,000 cases with the support oflocal welfare staff members. Although economic deprivation is often considered the greatest riskfactor for social isolation among elderly persons, this study also focused on differences betweenurban and depopulated areas to analyze the data. As the results, the level of social activities andsense of isolation were particularly affected by the level of income. This was marked in depopulated areas, where infrastructure has not been improved compared to urban areas.
著者
増田 和高
出版者
鹿児島国際大学附置地域総合研究所
雑誌
地域総合研究 (ISSN:09142355)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.45, no.2, pp.55-63, 2018-03-15

In Japan, about 30% of the population is expected to be elderly by 2025. Therefore, there is a sense of anxiety regarding the rapid increase in social security expenditures for medical and other health-care costs. In an effort to cope with this phenomenon, the government has introducedcommunity-based integrated care systems. This paper aims to understand issues relatedto the structuring of community-based integrated care systems and to suggest measures to promote the same. Research revealed the importance of collaboration between the formal services and resident activities. It was concluded that, to promote community-based integrated caresystems, it was necessary to 1) secure staff on site and develop the requisite human resources, 2) monitor and evaluate activities, and 3) share the accomplishments of activities.
著者
井手口 彰典 イデグチ アキノリ Akinori Ideguchi
出版者
鹿児島国際大学附置地域総合研究所
雑誌
地域総合研究 (ISSN:09142355)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.37, no.1, pp.57-69, 2009-09
被引用文献数
2

In this paper, the athor tries to discuss Moe-Okoshi, a kind of regional promotion through Moe. Moe is an emotion of attachment to fictitious objects, like characters in animations, comics, or computer games. Originally, Moe was a slang of the Japanese OTAKU culture, but is now globally known as a term for a more common affection for sweeties. In fact, the market of Moe is becoming larger and larger, and attracting much attention of those who have had no connection with the pop culture before. The regional promotion, the main subject of this paper, is also having an intimate relation with Moe. Many novel promotion plans, in which practitioners try to draw the public notice by means of the fascination or curiosity of Moe, have already appeared. Such plans are commonly called Moe-Okoshi. However, a lot of practices which we have bundled with the name of Moe-Okoshi can be classified into some models in spite of the superficial similarities; the frequent use of pretty animation-like pictures and so on. And each model has a different feature and method. A few of them have already been highlighted as individual examples, but they have been given no opportunity to be discussed systematically in the context of regional promotion. These circumstances duly considered, it may be very meaningful to analyze the strategies which a practitioner can take toward each Moe-Okoshi model. For this purpose, the author investigates the potentialities and limitations of Moe-Okoshi.
著者
中西 孝平
出版者
鹿児島国際大学附置地域総合研究所
雑誌
地域総合研究 (ISSN:09142355)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.45, no.1, pp.61-69, 2017-09-30
著者
佐々木 陽子
出版者
地域総合研究所
雑誌
地域総合研究 (ISSN:09142355)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.40, no.2, pp.39-53, 2013-02-28

This paper uses a case study of Makurazaki City and clues obtained from local surveys ofpublic cemeteries conducted in the surrounding area to consider the meanings contained in the"public" of public cemeteries and the kinds of mentalities inherent in hakamairi (visiting the family grave). Having alluded to the relationship among kagezen (a tray of food for temporarily absent people), osonae (an offering to the dead—people who will never return), and hakamairi, all ofwhich are customs that conceal gender, this paper further examines how, in its capacity as anaction that is highly visible among others in the public sphere, hakamairi relates to changes inthe significance of the "public" in public cemeteries, as well as the kinds of mentalities peoplehave when praying for the dead. Furthermore, it presents the possibility that hakamairi helps todevelop among people a shared mentality of public cemeteries being shared resting places forboth the deceased with whom one was close with during their lifetime and those with whom onewas not, and as places where one also prays for a diverse range of people.