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Dr. Kimiko Tanaka

Dr. Kimiko Tanaka

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Office Location: Sheldon 211
Phone: (540) 568-6171
E-mail: tanakakx (at) jmu (dot) edu


BA, International Christian University (Tokyo, Japan),

MA, Ph.D, Michigan State University


Social Issues in a Global Context


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


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 at http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=13808]