1. Saito T, Kondo N, Shiba K, Murata C, Kondo K: Income-based inequalities in caregiving time and depressive symptoms among older family caregivers under the Japanese long-term care insurance system: a cross-sectional analysis. PLOS ONE, PONE-D-17-12559R1-(EMID:7adefdb9e03a1504)
  2. Li X, Buxton O, Hikichi H, Haneuse S, Aida J, Kondo K, Kawachi I. Predictors of Persistent Sleep Problems among Older Disaster Survivors: A Natural Experiment from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. Sleep (in press)
  3. Sato Y, Aida J, Tsuboya T, Shirai K, Koyama S, Matsuyama Y,Kondo K,Osaka K:Generalized and particularized trust for health between urban and rural residents in Japan: A cohort study from the JAGES project. Social Science & Medicine. 2018;202:43-53.
  4. Saito J, Kondo N, Saito M, Takagi D, Haseda M, Tani Y, Tabuchi T, Kondo K: Exploring 2.5-year trajectories of functional decline in older adults by applying a growth mixture model and frequency of outings as a predictor: a 2010-2013 JAGES longitudinal study. Journal of Epidemiology (in press) 
  5. Mochida Y,Yamamoto T,Fuchida S,Aida J,Kondo K:Does poor oral health status increase the risk of falls?: The JAGES Project Longitudinal Study.PLoS One. 2018 Feb 1;13(2):e0192251. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0192251. eCollection 2018.
  6. Tsuji T, Miyaguni Y, Kanamori S, Hanazato M, Kondo K. Community-level sports group participation and older individuals' depressive symptoms. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise .
  7. Aida J, Cable N, Zaninotto P, Tsuboya T, Tsakos G, Matsuyama Y, Ito K, Osaka K, Kondo K, Marmot MG, Watt RG.:Social and Behavioural Determinants of the Difference in Survival among Older Adults in Japan and England. Gerontology. 2018;64(3):266-277. doi: 10.1159/000485797. Epub 2018.
  8. Yanagi, N., Hata, A., Kondo, K., Fujiwara, T., Association between childhood socioeconomic status and fruit and vegetable intake among older Japanese: The JAGES 2010 study. Prev Med. 106; 130-136, 2018.


  1. Gero, K., K. Kondo, N. Kondo, K. Shirai and I. Kawachi (2017). "Associations of relative deprivation and income rank with depressive symptoms among older adults in Japan." Social Science & Medicine 189: 138-144.
  2. Nemoto Y, Saito T, Kanamori S, Tsuji T, Shirai K, Kikuchi H, Maruo K, Kondo K, Arao T: An additive effect of leading roles on the association between social participation and dementia onset among Japanese older adults: The AGES cohort study. BMC Geriatrics - BGTC-D-17-00347R2
  3. Sato Y,Aida J,Kondo K,Tsuboya T,Watt RG,Yamamoto T,Koyama S,Matsuyama Y,Osaka K: Tooth Loss and Decline in Functional Capacity: A Prospective Cohort Study from the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Nov;64(11):2336-2342. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14324. Epub 2016 Sep 9.
  4. Zaitsu M:Participation in community group activities among older adults: Is diversity of group membership associated with better self-rated health?.journal of epidemiology.2017(in press)
  5. Cable N, Hiyoshi A, Kondo N, Aida J, Sjöqvist H, Kondo K: Identifying frail-related biomarkers among community-dwelling older adults in Japan: A research example from the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study. Journal: Biomed Research International, 2017 (in press).
  6. Saito T, Murata C, Saito M, Takeda T, Kondo K:Influence of social relationship domains and their combinations on incident dementia: a prospective cohort study.J Epidemiol Community Health. 2018 Jan;72(1):7-12. doi: 10.1136/jech-2017-209811. Epub 2017 Oct 31.
  7. Murayama H, Fujiwara T, Tani Y, Amemiya A, Matsuyama Y, Nagamine Y, KondoK:Long-term impact of childhood disadvantage on late-life functional decline among older Japanese: Results from the JAGES prospective cohort study. Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences & Medical Sciences. (in press)
  8. Saito T, Murata C, Aida J, Kondo K:Cohort study on living arrangements of older men and women and risk for basic activities of daily living disability: findings from the AGES project.BMC Geriatr. 2017 Aug 16;17(1):183.
  9. Shobugawa Y, Fujiwara T, Tashiro A, Saito R, and Kondo K:Social participation and risk of influenza infection in older adults: A cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 2017;0:e016876. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2017-016876(in press).
  10. Hikichi H, Sawada Y, Tsuboya T, Aida J, Kondo K, Koyama S, Kawachi I: Residential relocation and change in social capital: A natural experiment from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. Science Advances, 2017
  11. Amemiya A, Murayama H, Tani Y, Kondo K, Fujiwara T: Adverse childhood experiences and higher-level functional limitations among older Japanese people: results from the JAGES study. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences: in press, 2017
  12. Hikichi H, Tsuboya T, Aida J, Matsuyama Y, Kondo K, Subramanian S, Kawachi I: Social Capital Prevents Cognitive Decline in the Aftermath of a Natural Disaster: A Quasi-Experiment from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The Lancet Planetary Health 1 (3), 2017
  13. Inoue Y, Andrew S, Yazawa A, Aida J, Kawachi I, Kondo K, Fujiwara T: Adverse childhood experiences, exposure to a natural disaster and posttraumatic stress disorder among survivors of the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences: 1-9, 2017
  14. Fujiwara T, Takamoto I, Amemiya A, Hanazato M, Suzuki N, Nagamine Y, Sasaki Y, Tani Y, Yazawa A, Inoue Y, Shirai K, Shobugawa Y, Kondo N, Kondo K: Is a hilly neighborhood environment associated with diabetes mellitus among older people? Results from the JAGES 2010 study. Social Science & Medicine 182: 45-51, 2017
  15. Noriko C, Chandola T, Aida J, Sekine M, Netuveli G: Can sleep disturbance influence changes in mental health status? Longitudinal research evidence from ageing studies in England and Japan. Sleep Medicine 30: 216-221, 2017
  16. Honjo K, Tani Y, Saito M, Sasaki Y, Kondo K, Kawachi I, Kondo N:Living alone or with others and depressive symptoms, and effect modification by residential social cohesion among older adults in Japan: JAGES longitudinal study. Journal of Epidemiology, 2017(in press).
  17. Murata C, Saito T, Tsuji T, Saito M, Kondo K. A 10-Year Follow-Up Study of Social Ties and Functional Health among the Old: The AGES Project. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2017;14:717.
  18. Sasaki Y, Aida J, Tsuji T,Miyaguni Y, Tani Y, Koyama S, Matsuyama Y, Sato Y, Tsuboya T, Nagamine Y, Kameda Y, Saito T, Kakimoto K, Kondo K, and Ichiro Kawachi:Does the Type of Residential Housing Matter for Depressive Symptoms in the Aftermath of a Disaster? Insights from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. Am J Epidemiol (accepted).
  19. Matsuyama Y,Aida J,Watt R,Tsuboya T,Koyama S,Sato Y,Kondo K,Osaka K:Dental Status and Compression of Life Expectancy with Disability.J Dent Res. 2017 Jun 1:22034517713166. doi: 10.1177/0022034517713166.
  20. Shiba K, Kondo N, Kondo K, Kawachi I: Retirement and mental health: dose social participation mitigate the association? A fixed-effects longitudinal analysis. BMC public health 17 (1): 526, 2017.
  21. Hikichi H, Kondo K, Takeda T, et al.: Social interaction and cognitive decline: Results of a 7-year community intervention. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions 3: 23-32, 2017
  22. Matsuyama Y,Aida J,Tsuboya T,Hikichi H,Kondo K,Kawachi I,Osaka K:Are Lowered Socioeconomic Circumstances Causally Related to Tooth Loss? A Natural Experiment Involving the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. Am J Epidemiol 1-9, 2017(in press)
  23. Tsuji T,Sasaki Y,Matsuyama Y,Sato Y,Aida JKondo K,Kawachi I:Reducing depressive symptoms after the Great East Japan Earthquake in older survivors through group exercise participation and regular walking:a prospective observational study.BMJ Open 7(3);e013706,2017.
  24. Haseda M,Kondo N,Ashida T,Tani Y,Takagi D,Kondo K:Community social capital, built environment and income-based inequality in depressive symptoms among older people in Japan: An ecological study from JAGES project.Journal of Epidemiology2017(in press)
  25. Saito M, Kondo N, Aida J, Kawachi I, Oyama S, Ojima T, Kondo K :Development of an instrument for community-level health related social capital among Japanese older people: The JAGES Project.Journal of Epidemiology,Volume 27, Issue 5, May 2017, Pages 221–227.
  26. Tsuboya T,Aida J,Hikichi H,S.V.Subramanian,Kondo K,Osaka K,Kawachi I:Predictors of decline in IADL functioning among older survivors following the Great East Japan earthquake: A prospective study.Social Science & Medicine,Volume176,2017,Pages34–41.
  27. Tani Y, Kondo N, Noma H, Miyaguni Y, Saito M, Kondo K:Eating Alone Yet Living With Others Is Associated With Mortality in Older Men: The JAGES Cohort Survey. The journals of gerontology Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences. 2017.
  28. Yokobayashi K,Kawachi I, Kondo K, Kondo N,Nagamine Y,Tani Y,Shirai K,Tazuma S,JAGES group:Association between Social Relationship and Glycemic Control among Older Japanese: JAGES Cross-Sectional Study.PLoS One12(1):e0169904. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169904. eCollection 2017.