ONO, Taichi

Position Director, Healthcare Policy Concentration; Library Director; Professor
Degree MBA, U.C. Berkeley (1994)
Ph.D (Economics), Osaka City University (2019)
Specialty Social Security Policy, Health and Long-Term Care Policy
Current Research Interests Social Security History, Comparative Analysis of Health and Long-Term Care Policy, International Contribution for the Development of Social Security, Health and Long-Term Care Policy (UHC)

Professional Career


  • 1989  Joined Ministry of Health and Welfare
  • 1999  First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in the United States of America
  • 2004  Director, Long-Term Care Insurance Division, Hyogo Prefectural Government
  • 2006  Director for the Securement of Nurses, Nursing Division,  Health                 Policy Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)
  • 2008  Director for Planning and Research, Health Economics Division, Health           Insurance Bureau, MHLW
  • 2010  Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo
  • 2012  Director, Family Welfare Division, Equal Employment and Children and    Family Welfare Bureau, MHLW
  • 2014 Director, Planning Division, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research
  • 2016  Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
  • 2019 Special Research Officer for Social Security, Office of Director-General for  General Policy and Evaluation, MHLW
  • 2020 Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies



Selected Publications


  • ”Articles review on the issue of inequity among different schemes of Thai public health financing system and comparison with the experience of Japan”, GRIPS Discussion Paper Series, DP 20-12, (2021)
  • "日本的社会保障历史发展及当前问题 (Historical development and current issues for social security in Japan)", 社会保障评论 (Chinese Social Security Review), Vol.3 (11), pp.14-23, (2019)
  • “Establishment of the concept of social security in Japan and Bunji Kondo – Focusing on the relevance to the “1950 Recommendation””, Social Policy, Vol.11, No.1 (32), pp.85-92(2019)
  • “The transition in the Structure of the Social Security Revenue (FY 1969 to 2014): An Overview”, Journal of Social Security Research, Vol.3, No.1, pp.22-39、(2018)
  • “Transformation of the “Okochi-theory” in his Later Life and its Effect to the Advisory Council on Social Security”, Social Policy, Vol.9, No.2 (27), pp.123-134 (2017)
  • "Social Security Policy at Local Government in an Aging and Depopulation Society", Academia, Vol.122, pp.8-13、(2017)
  • “Process for the establishment of Lähihoitaja and its implication for Japan”, Journal of Social Security Research, Vol.1, No.1, pp.148-163、(2016)
  • 「“Current status of CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Communities) in California and its implication for Japan”, Aging in Place (Foundation for Senior Citizens’ Living), Vol.131-2, pp.44-60・31‐45、(2016)
  • “Political Process and Philosophy of Social Security” (2014) (Authored)


 Social Contribution


  • Asian Development Bank, "Policy and Capacity Building of Elderly Care in People’s Republic of China", Consultant (Elderly Care Specialist)(2019.3~)








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