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[Event Report] The Ninth Meeting of the Comparative Research Group on Local Regulations for Dementia (January 26, 2021)

Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI) and Designing for Dementia co-hosted the ninth meeting of the Comparative Research Group on Local Regulations for Dementia. The group was formed with the goal of achieving better coexistence with dementia in the future by comparing existing local regulations related to dementia, to examine the content of those regulations, and to consider the ideal procedures for formulating regulations related to dementia.

At the ninth meeting, the Group discussed which recommendations will be included in its interim report based on comparison efforts conducted so far. A lively discussion centered on a draft prepared by the Secretariat was held to finalize the recommendations. In the future, the Group will continue efforts to finalize other sections of the interim report with a planned release date for both the report and recommendations in late March 2021. The interim report and recommendations will be presented on the HGPI and Designing for Dementia websites.

At the fifth to eight meetings of the Study Group, hearings were held with various local governments. Details on those hearings are given below.
The Fifth Meeting: Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Kusatsu City, Shiga Prefecture
The Sixth Meeting: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Setagaya Ward, Tokyo
The Seventh Meeting: Friday, December 18, 2020 at Gobo City, Wakayama Prefecture
The Eighth Meeting: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Hamada City, Shimane Prefecture


Date: January 26, 2021 (Tuesday)
Venue: Online (Zoom)

Research group members (Titles omitted; in alphabetical order)
Yuki Awano (Associate, HGPI)
Masaaki Hirai (Representative, Mahoroba Club)
Yui Kohno (Associate, HGPI)
Soichi Kosuga (Photojournalist)
Shunichiro Kurita (Steering Committee Member, Designing for Dementia; Manager, HGPI)
Takashi Mihara (Senior Researcher, Insurance Research Department, NLI Research Institute)
Shinpei Saruwatari (Steering Committee Member, Designing for Dementia; Promoter for Consultation Support Integration, Omuta City Hall; Director, Shirakawa Hospital Comprehensive Community Health Office)
Takehito Tokuda (Steering Committee Member, Designing for Dementia; Board member, NPO Dementia Friendship Club)

*HGPI also serves as the secretariat for this research group.

Yoko Ushio (Member, Higashihiroshima City Council)
Tetsu Saito (Member, Urayasu City Council)
Steering Committee, Designing for Dementia

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