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Shunichiro Kurita

Senior Manager, Health and Global Policy Institute
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Originally from Yokohama City, Mr. Shunichiro Kurita graduated from Waseda University Faculty of Political Science and Economics. After graduating, he began his career at Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. During his time there, he was employed in the car accidents claims payment division, doing work related to car accidents. Having had a grandmother with dementia, Mr. Kurita developed a strong personal interest in dementia and health policy. This led him to join Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI). During his time at HGPI, he earned his Master of Public Management (MPM) degree from Waseda University Graduate School of Public Management. And he is also currently pursuing a doctorate in social welfare at Tokyo Metropolitan University Graduate School of Humanities. And he specializes in public policy (policy process / social policy).

Mr. Kurita has also served as a member of “the Orange Town Vision” (a dementia policy project for Aichi Prefecture) Project Team Working Group (2017) and a member of the “Committee for Enacting a Local Regulation for Dementia in Urayasu City” organized by Urayasu City in Chiba Prefecture (2021). He has spoken at companies and academic societies and has made appearances in the media.

He is an adjunct lecturer at Tokai University and has served as an adjunct lecturer at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University Graduate School and Den-en Chofu University, and has lectured extensively on public policy and health policy at universities and other institutions.