Associate Professor of Sociology

tanakakx@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Education

BA, International Christian University (Tokyo, Japan)
MA, Ph.D, Michigan State University

Teaching
  • Social Gerontology
  • Medical Sociology
  • Japanese Society and Culture
  • Family Sociology
  • Demography
Research

Family Demography, Aging and the Life Course, Culture of Death and Dying, Research Methods, Sociology of Health and Illness

Publications

Kimiko Tanaka and Nan E. Johnson (2014, forthcoming). Childlessness and Mental Well-Being in a Global Context. Journal of Family Issues. Kimiko, Tanaka and Deborah Lowry (2013). Mental Well-being of mothers with preschool children in Japan: The Importance of spousal involvement in childrearing. Journal of Family Studies 19 (2), 187-197.

Kimiko, Tanaka and Nan E. Johnson (2012). "The Effect of Social Integration on Self-rated Health for Elderly Japanese People: A Longitudinal Study" Journal of Comparative Family Studies 43 (4): 483-493.

Kimiko Tanaka (2012). Surnames and Gender in Japan: Women’s Challenges in Seeking Own Identity. Journal of Family History (37): 232-240

Kimiko Tanaka and Nan E. Johnson (2014, forthcoming). Childlessness and Mental Well-Being in a Global Context. Journal of Family Issues.

Kimiko Tanaka and Deborah Lowry (2013). Mental Well-being of mothers with preschool children in Japan: The Importance of spousal involvement in childrearing. Journal of Family Studies 19 (2), 187-197.

Kimiko Tanaka and Nan E. Johnson (2012). "The Effect of Social Integration on Self-rated Health for Elderly Japanese People: A Longitudinal Study" Journal of Comparative Family Studies 43 (4): 483-493.

Kimiko Tanaka (2012). Surnames and Gender in Japan: Women’s Challenges in Seeking Own Identity. Journal of Family History (37): 232-240

Kimiko Tanaka and Deborah Lowry (2011). “Materialism, Gender, and Family Values in Europe.”Journal of Comparative Family Studies 42 (2): 131-144.

Kimiko Tanaka (2010). “Limitations for Measuring Religion in a Different Cultural Context - The Case of Japan.” The Social Science Journal 47: 845-852.

Kimiko Tanaka and Miho Iwasawa (2010). “Rural aging in Japan – limitations in the current social care policy” Journal of Aging and Social Policy 22 (4):394-406.

Kimiko Tanaka and Nan E. Johnson (2010). “"Social integration and healthy aging in Japan: How gender and rurality matter” Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology 25 (2), 199-216.

Kimiko, Tanaka (2010). “The Effect of Divorce Experience on Religious Involvement: Implications for later health lifestyle,” Journal of Divorce and Remarriage 51(1): 1-15.

Kimiko, Tanaka and Nan E. Johnson (2008). "The Shifting Roles of Women in Intergenerational Mutual Caregiving in Japan: The Importance of Peace, Population Growth, and Economic Expansion." Journal of Family History 33: 96–120.

Kimiko, Tanaka (2007). “Graves and families in Japan: Continuity and change.” The History of the Family. An International Quarterly 12 (3): 178-188.

Kimiko, Tanaka and Nan E. Johnson (2006). "What Japan Can Do To Push Its Longevity Envelope," Washington, DC: Population Reference Bureau available on-line here.

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