Tsushima Health Care and Welfare Research Foundation
president Terumi Tsushima
When Mr. Shozo Ikeda, who made every effort to create the Long-term Care Insurance System of Japan, retired his job as the professor of Ryukoku University in 2011, Mr. Ikeda and other people involved in the creation of the care insurance system, such as researchers and officers, hoped strongly to make use of the precious documents about the care insurance which Mr. Ikeda has stored. Therefore, our foundation decided to undertake the establishment of “Ikeda Library”, and it was born to provide these documents and date for the society.
In addition to Mr. Ikeda’s collection, people involved have provided us with other precious documents they have. Thanks to that, not only the books given by Mr. Ikeda, this library has so many documents that shows how “the Long-term Care Insurance System” came into being, such as documents of each kind of government committees before and after the creation of this system.
We can learn the history of “the Long-term Care Insurance System” that can be called “the revolution of Japan’s policy of nursing care”, and also it will be the precious clue for us to consider the future policy toward super-aging society.
Our foundation sincerely hopes that this library can help you and the society -researchers, students, government officers, and citizens-by widely opening to the public.
Profile of Shozo Ikeda
||Born in Gifu prefecture, Japan in 1946
Graduated from Chuo University, Department of Law
After the charge of Social Security at the head office of the All-Japan Prefectural and Municipal Workers Union (JICHIRO), Ikeda was sent to the Japan Research Institute for Local Government in 1987, experiencing the bureau chief and general manager of policy research. In 1999, he got the associate professor of Ryukoku University, next year becoming the professor of it. In 2011 retired.
In current, Ikeda is the research chief of Community-Care Policy Network, the member of “the 10,000 Residents Committee to Promote Socialization of Nursing Care 2010”, and the member of the care benefit section meeting of Social Security Council. Majoring field is policy science. He has been constantly observing the Long-term Care Insurance System from 1995.