Welcome to Mayumi Hayashi’s website


Dr Mayumi Hayashi FRSA produced an article: Pathways to Dementia Care in Japan, for Care Talk (53, Summer).

Hayashi produced an article: James McKillop: dementia ambassador to Japan, for the Journal of Dementia Care (May/June 2016).

Hayashi produced an article: Scotsman’s message of hope to Japan, a feature on grassroots dementia advocacy between Scotland and Japan for Alzheimer’s Disease International (11.1.2016).

Hayashi invited to give a talk on JLGC Seminar: Better Ageing in Japan and UK City Regions (16.3.2016).

Hayashi invited to give a presentation on ‘Harnessing social cohesion in creating Dementia Friendly Cities in Japan’ to the Growing Cities, Divided Cities? Seminar co-hosted by the British Academy and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) (27.1.2016).

Hayashi was featured on the BBC Radio 4 Your & Yours series on Elder Care in Japan (16.12.2015) and Coping with Dementia in Japan (17.12.2015).

Hayashi produced an article: Casinos, leaf picking and a new god: supporting older people in Japan The Guardian (8.12.2015).

Hayashi co-hosted the Japan-UK Dementia Symposium at the Embassy of Japan (10.11.2015).

Hayashi invited to give a talk on the Dementia Friends initiative in Japan at the Japan-UK Dementia Symposium at the Embassy of Japan (10.11.2015).

Hayashi gave a presentation at the Dementia Care Under the New Government conference, Westminster (16.9.2015).

Hayashi participated as a panel moderator and speaker in the 2nd WHO Global Forum on Innovation for Ageing Populations, Kobe (7.10.2015).

Hayashi presented a paper on ‘Japan’s approach to the looming 2025 care crisis: Does the vision for ‘total’ care hold solutions?’ at the 11th World Congress in Health Economics, Milan in July 2015.

Hayashi presented papers on ‘Japan’s Experience with Dementia‘ and ‘Dementia Friends‘ at Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Awareness Week Conference (1.6.2015).

Hayashi created Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, June 2015 in recognition of her “exceptional contribution to the field of social policy, particularly your research on the care of older people.”

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

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 on 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 FRSA is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Gerontology, King’s College London, following on from her successful tenure as Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at King’s. Her research interests include the social care for older people in Britain and Japan, and she brings the relationship between the public and voluntary sectors into focus. Her research includes a cross-national study into the role of the voluntary sector in community-based provision – particularly support for people with dementia and their carers. She is currently investigating both ‘Dementia Friends’ and dementia-friendly communities. She is also a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Human Services Research at University of Tsukuba (2013-).

Hayashi’s publications include: The Care of Older People: A Comparative Study, England and Japan (2013) and for leading peer-reviewed journals. She has written for The Guardian and Health Service Journal, and has been broadcasted on the BBC and CBC. She has briefed the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury on Japan’s policy position – and presented perspectives on financing Japan’s long-term care strategies to the Canadian Government. Visit About me, Research, Current Research and Publications for details.

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