Journal of Japanese Association for an Inclusive Society
Online ISSN : 2189-891X
Print ISSN : 1345-8973
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  • Shinya Yarita
    2018 Volume 20 Issue 3 Pages 1-8
    Published: November 15, 2018
    Released: August 13, 2019
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    Many intergenerational exchanges are so far regarded as one way support of the negative elderly. But new attempt of intergenerational exchange come into being in Germany and other European countries that bring both the elderly and the young value and form give and take relationship. Such intergenerational exchange develop the symbiosis and social integration with the different ages including multicultural people and play the important role of community building. This paper is an intergenerational report regarding the attempt of new intergenerational exchanges in the field of biography,theater and art at long-term care facilities.

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  • Yumi Kanki
    2018 Volume 20 Issue 3 Pages 9-20
    Published: November 15, 2018
    Released: August 13, 2019
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    This research on an island in Okinawa examined the care-service system established by the islanders for the elderly and revealed the conditions of their lives in terms of self-, mutual-, insurance- and governmental support. The following were identified necessary in order to expand the time span of aging in place.

    1) An increase in the number of male elderly was expected, and therefore it was necessary to comprehend their needs and take measures accordingly.

    2) The status of the care-service usage and the continuance of staying at home of the elderly who had lived there in the past should be checked, and the needs of the elderly who are presently using the service and their family should also be consulted.

    3) The care-service system established by the islanders provided flexibility in its services and supported the elderly's lives. It was necessary to establish the care-service system depending on the area characteristics.

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  • Chitose Ikeda
    2018 Volume 20 Issue 3 Pages 21-32
    Published: November 15, 2018
    Released: August 13, 2019
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    Number of Type B Continuous Vocational Aid Centers has increased approximately 8-fold during 9 years from 2007 to 2016. Establishment of new VACs is meaningful in a sense that a new option for social involvement is added to persons with disabilities. While many VACs have been suffering from difficulty in vocational business with low wages of type B VACs and unsuccessful regular employment, there would be a possibility to provide services to strongly support independence of persons with disabilities by establishing VACs with a new perspective. With a visit survey of 26 Type B VACs to sort out problems common to old and new VACs, the current study has proposed an effective concept of total support system for newly established VACs to manage excellent vocational business for supporting employment and independence of persons with disabilities by analyzing successful factors and problems of five newly established VACs.

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