Ashoka Fellow
Japan
Fellow Since 2012
Social Welfare Corporation SHINKOUFUKUSHIKAI
    This description of Masue Katayama's work was prepared when Masue Katayama was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012.
    Introduction
    Masue Katayama has developed a contextually sensitive approach to changing attitudes and values about nursing care. Masue has created the broadly utilized Shinkou-Kai model for private nursing homes which provides comfortable yet affordable housing options for Japanese elderly, while employing non-Japanese caregivers traditionally shunted by society.
    The New Idea
    The Problem
    The Strategy
    The Person

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