Welcome to Mayumi Hayashi’s website


Dr Mayumi Hayashi’s article on Japan: Where grassroots support initiatives are growing in empty houses was published in Housing LIN (5.5.2015).

Hayashi to present a talk at Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Awareness Week Conference – 1 June 2015.

Hayashi participated as a panel member in The Guardian live discussion on How can health and care integration help people living with dementia? (14.5.2015).

Hayashi took part in the CBC (Canadian Radio) Ideas programme on Why Money isn’t Everything (12.5.2015).

Hayashi took part in the BBC Radio 4 Analysis programme on Caring in the New Old Age (16.3.2015).

Hayashi presented a paper, A Japanese approach to the care for an ageing population, at the University of Leeds (21.1.2015).

Hayashi’s blog ‘Lessons from Japan: Tackle the dementia challenge by supporting carers‘ was published in Health Service Journal (15.1.2015).

Hayashi’s article ‘Dementia care in Japan is being solved through volunteer schemes, not government‘ was published in Guardian Professional (18.11.2014).

Hayashi’s articles on What Japan teaches us about better care for older people (4.4.2014) and on Japan’s integrated total care vision for an ageing population (23.6.2014) were published in Health Service Journal.

Hayashi’s article on Japan’s search for a seamless care package was published in the Housing LIN (29.7.2014).

Recent publications

Hayashi’s book (2013): The Care of Older People: England and Japan, A Comparative Study (Pickering & Chatto).

The book was reviewed by Martin Gorsky in Social History of Medicine and by Alistair Ritch in Medical History.

Hayashi’s article (2013): ‘The lessons Japan has for the UK on dementia’  in The Guardian. 

Hayashi’s article (2013): ‘Residential care for older people in contemporary Britain and Japan: recent research trends and outcomes’, Zeithistorische Forschungen [Studies in Contemporary History], 10(3), 471-478. Available also online, http://www.zeithistorische-forschungen.de/16126041-Hayashi-3-2013

Hayashi’s article (2012): Japan’s Fureai Kippu time-banking in elderly care: origins, development, challenges and impact in International Journal of Community Currency Research, 16 (A) 30-44.

Media engagement

Hayashi took part in BBC World Service Newshour programme on the G8 Dementia Summit and talked about how Japan is coping with dementia (2013).

Hayashi took part in BBC World Service programmes on ‘Retirement in Japan‘Ageing in Japan’ and ‘Bathing and ageing in Japan’ (2013).


Hayashi gave a keynote address at the 1st international conference on Global Aging Tsukuba, University of Tsukuba, Japan on 24 January 2014.

Hayashi gave a presentation on care for an ageing population: lessons from Japan? at Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT) Seminar Series: Ageing in historical and comparative perspective, HMT on 11 December 2013, organised by History & Policy.

Hayashi gave a talk about long-term care policy for older people in Japan at the public event  ‘Shifting Values: How should we care for older people in society?’ on 6th November 2013, organised by The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the Nuffield Trust.

Hayashi gave a presentation about ‘Home care and the voluntary sector: lessons from Japan’ at the British Society of Gerontology’s 41st Annual Conference, University of Oxford, 12 September 2013.

Hayashi gave a talk about Japan’s time-banking ‘Fureai Kippu’ scheme at the 2nd International Conference on Complementary Currency Systems at The Hague, The Netherlands on 21 June 2013.

Dr Mayumi Hayashi is a post-doctoral Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Institute of Gerontology at King’s College London (2012-). She is also a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Human Services Research at University of Tsukuba (2013-).

Hayashi’s research centres on the care of older people in Britain and Japan from historical, transnational and policy perspectives. Her publications include: The Care of Older People: A Comparative Study, England and Japan (Pickering and Chatto 2013). She has written for The Guardian and broadcast on the BBC World Service. She has briefed the Cabinet Office on Japan’s ‘time-banking’ system and participated in meetings in camera for Canadian policy makers on financing long-term care. Visit About me, Research, Current Research and Publications for details.

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