Peer Reviewed Journals

Okuyama A, Kosaka H, Kaibori M, Higashi T, Ogawa A. Activities of daily living after surgery among older patients with gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary-pancreatic cancers: a retrospective observational study using nationwide health services utilisation data from Japan BMJ Open. 2023 May 25;13(5):e070415.

Ogata D, Namikawa K, Nakano E, Fujimori M, Uchitomi Y, Higashi T, Yamazaki N, Kawai A. Epidemiology of skin cancer based on Japan's National Cancer Registry 2016–2017 Cancer Science April 2023 (online)

Inada H, Tomio J, Nakahara S, Ichikawa M. Association between mandatory cognitive testing for license renewal and motor vehicle collisions and road injuries. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2023. doi: 10.1111/jgs.18157 (published online ahead of print)

Sano K, Miyawaki A, Abe K, Jin X, Watanabe T, Tamiya N, & Kobayashi Y. (2023) Effects of cost sharing on long-term care service utilization among home-dwelling older adults in Japan. Health Policy. 126(12):1310-1316. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2022.10.002.

Miyawaki, A., Jena, AB., Burke, LG., Figueroa, JF., & Tsugawa, Y. (2023) Association between emergency physicians’ age and early death after emergency department Visit. Annals of Emergency Medicine. Epub ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2023.02.010 (corresponding author)

Miyawaki, A., Jena, A., Gross, N. & Tsugawa, Y. (2023) Comparison of Hospital Outcomes for Medicare Patients Treated by Allopathic versus Osteopathic Hospitalists: An Observational Study. Annals of Internal Medicine. Epub ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.7326/M22-3723 (*corresponding author)

Ishii T, Watanabe T, Higashi T. Differences in the performance of adjuvant chemotherapy between hemodialysis and non-hemodialysis patients. Cancer Medicine. 2023 Feb;12(4):4033-4041 (E-Pub Sep 2022) doi: 10.1002/cam4.5258

Abe, K., Kawachi, I., Iba, A., & Miyawaki, A. (2023) In-hospital deaths from ambulatory care–sensitive conditions before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan. JAMA Network Open. In Press.

Watanabe T, Rikitake R, Kakuwa T, Ichinose Y, Nino M, Mizushima Y, Ota M, Fujishita M, Tsukada Y, Higashi T. Time to treatment initiation for six cancer types: An analysis of data from a nationwide registry in Japan. World Journal of Surgery 2023 Apr;47(4):877-886. doi: 10.1007/s00268-022-06883-5. Epub 2023 Jan 6.


Peer Reviewed Journals

Ichinose Y, Yang Yi-Hsin, Tsai Hui-Jen, Huang Ru-Yu, Higashi T, Nishida T, Chen Li-Tzong. Imatinib use for gastrointestinal stromal tumors among older patients in Japan and Taiwan. Sci Rep. 2022 Dec 28;12(1):22492. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-27092.

Yamamoto S, Sakakibara N, Hirano H, Morizane C, Honma Y, Hijioka S, Okusaka T, Higashi T, Kawai A. The real-world selection of first-line systemic therapy regimen for metastatic gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasm in Japan. Scientific Reports 202212, Article number: 17601.

Miyawaki, A. Full-time work rates of physicians with physician spouses vs non-physician spouses in Japan. JAMA Network Open. 2022 (in press)

Araki Y, Yamamoto N, Tanzawa Y, Higashi T, Kuchiba A, Hayashi K, Takeuchi A, Miwa S, Igarashi K, Endo M, Kobayashi E, Tsuchiya H, Kawai A, Smoking and family cancer history are associated with sarcomas in a Japanese population study. Scientific Reports 2022 12, Article number: 17129

Ren N, Ogata S, Kiyoshige E, Nishimura K, Nishimura A, Matsuo AR, Kitazono T, Higashi T, Ogasawara K, Iihara K. and on behalf of Close The Gap-Stroke, J-ASPECT Study Collaborators. Associations Between Adherence to Evidence-Based, Stroke Quality Indicators and Outcomes of Acute Reperfusion Therapy. Stroke. 2022 (in press) https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.121.038483

Okuyama A, Watabe M, Makoshi R, Takahashi H, Tsukada Y, Higashi T. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the diagnosis of cancer in Japan: analysis of hospital-based cancer registries. Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2022 Jul 31;hyac129. doi: 10.1093/jjco/hyac129. Online ahead of print.

Ishii T, Watanabe T, Higashi T. Baseline cardiac function checkup in patients with gastric or breast cancer receiving trastuzumab or anthracyclines. Cancer Med. 2022 Jun 11. doi: 10.1002/cam4.4929. Online ahead of print.

Higashi T. Cancer epidemiology and treatment patterns for older persons in Japan: a review of nationwide data and statistics. Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2022 Apr 6;52(4):303-312. DOI: 10.1093/jjco/hyac011

Kanehara R, Goto A, Watanabe T, Inoue K, Taguri M, Kobayashi S, Imai K, Saito E, Katanoda K, Iwasaki M, Ohashi K, Noda M, Higashi T. Association between diabetes and adjuvant chemotherapy implementation in patients with stage III colorectal cancer. J Diabetes Investig. 2022 May 19. doi: 10.1111/jdi.13837. Online ahead of print

Watanabe T, Sugiyama T, Imai K, Higashi T. How are new drugs disseminated in Japan? Analysis using the National Database of Health Insurance Claims of Japan. Cancer Science. 2022 March 09. DOI: 10.1111/cas.15322

Ishii T, Nakano E, Watanabe T, Higashi T. Cardiac function checkup during trastuzumab therapy among patients with breast cancer. Clinical Breast Cancer. 2022 January 19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clbc.2022.01.005

Kurogi A, Onozuka D, Hagihara A, Nishimura K, Kada A, Hasegawa M, Higashi T, Kitazono T, Ohta T, Sakai N, Arai H, Miyamoto S, Sakamoto T, Iihara K, the J-ASPECT Study Collaborators. Influence of hospital capabilities and prehospital time on outcomes of thrombectomy for stroke in Japan from 2013 to 2016. Scientific Reports 12, Article number: 3252 (2022), 2022 February 28. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-06074-1

Ichikawa M, Hori A, Inada H, Tabuchi T. Intensified advertising of heated tobacco products in Japan: An apparent shift in marketing strategy. Tobacco Control. 2023;32(1):130. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-056615Ichikawa M,

Inada H, Katanoda K, Nakahara S. Trend in alcohol-related crashes before and after the introduction of mandatory breath testing among commercial truck drivers. Journal of Epidemiology. 2022. doi: 10.2188/jea.JE20220054 (published online ahead of print)Merali HS, Campbell SC,

Inada H, Vecino-Ortiz AI, Bachani AM. 10 city analysis of child passenger helmet use. Injury. 2022;53(7)2478–2484. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2022.03.038

Gunsmaa G, Inada H, Badarch TU, Erdenetsetseg G, Ichikawa M. Effectiveness of child burn prevention campaigns in Mongolia. Injury Prevention. 2022;28(4):353–357. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2021-044509

Inada H, Tomio J, Nakahara S, Ichikawa M. Effect of annual road safety publicity and enforcement campaign on road fatalities in Japan: a time series study from 1949 to 2019. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. 2022;76(2):146–151. doi: 10.1136/jech-2021-216532

Inada H, Tomio J, Ichikawa M, Nakahara S. Reduced road injuries while commuting due to heavy snowfall and ensuing modal shifts among junior high school students in Japan. Journal of Epidemiology. 2022;32(9):408–414. doi: 10.2188/jea.JE20200504
Taniguchi Y, Miyawaki A, Tsugawa Y, Murayama H, Tamiya N, Tabuchi T. Family caregiving and changes in mental health status in Japan during the COVID-19 pandemic. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 2022 Jan;98:104531. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2021.104531

Taniguchi Y, Kuno T, Komiyama J, Adomi M, Suzuki T, Abe T, Ishimaru M, Miyawaki A, Saito M, Ohbe H, Miyamoto Y, Imai S, Kamio T, Tamiya N, Iwagami M. Comparison of patient characteristics and in-hospital mortality between patients with COVID-19 in 2020 and those with influenza in 2017–2020: a multicenter, retrospective cohort study in Japan. The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific. 2022 Mar;20:100365. doi: 10.1016/j.lanwpc.2021.100365

Miyawaki A, Tsugawa Y. Why do homeless women in New York state experience fewer hospital revisits after childbirth than housed women? BMJ Qual Saf. 2022;31(4):243–6. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2021-013746

Miyawaki A, Tsugawa Y. Health and public health implications of COVID-19 in Asian countries. Asian Economic Policy Review. 2022;17(1):18–36. https://doi.org/10.1111/aepr.12358

Miyawaki A, Ikesu R, Tokuda Y, Goto R, Kobayashi Y, Sano K, Tsugawa Y. Prevalence and changes of low-­value care at acute care hospitals: a multicentre observational study in Japan. BMJ Open. 2022;12(9):e063171. https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/12/9/e063171

Adomi M, Kuno T, Komiyama J, Taniguchi Y, Abe T, Miyawaki A, Imai S, Morita K, Saito M, Ohbe H, Kamio T, Tamiya N, Iwagami M. Association between pre‐admission anticoagulation and in‐hospital death, venous thromboembolism, and major bleeding among hospitalized COVID‐19 patients in Japan. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2022 Apr 7;31(6):680–8. https://doi.org/10.1002/pds.5433

Book Chapter

Evans, C.E.L., Miyawaki A., & Mizdrak. A. Evaluation of interventions, programmes and policies in food environments; pp 277-291; in Textbook of Transforming Food Environments; CRC Press; Boca Raton, FL, US; 2022; Evans, C.E.L. ed.; 1st edition. http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9781003043720-19


A. Original Articles

Watanabe T, Goto R, Yamamoto Y, Ichinose Y, Higashi T. First-Year Healthcare Resource Utilization Costs of Five Major Cancers in Japan.  Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021 Sep. 18(18), 9447;  https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18189447

Watanabe T, Ichinose Y, Matsuki M, Wakita T, Toida T, Masuda M, Higashi T. Experiences of patients with cancer at health care facilities in Japan: Results from a nationwide survey. BMC Health Services Research, 21, 2021 Oct. 1180 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-07184-8

Noda-Narita S, Kawachi A, Okuyama A, Sadachi R, Hirakawa A, Goto Y, Fujiwara Y, Higashi T, Yonemori K. First-line treatment for lung cancer among Japanese older patients: A real-world analysis of hospital-based cancer registry data. PLoS One. 2021 Sep 20;16(9): e0257489. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0257489. PMID: 34543332; PMCID: PMC8452055.

Motoyama S, Maeda E, Iijima K, Anbai A, Sato Y, Wakita A, Nagaki Y, Fujita H, Minamiya Y, Higashi T. Differences in treatment and survival between elderly with thoracic esophageal cancer in metropolitan areas and other.

Cancer Science. 2021 Oct; 112(10): 4281–4291. Published online 2021 Jul 31. doi: 10.1111/cas.15070

Okuyama A, Tsukada Y, Higashi T. Coverage of the Hospital-Based Cancer Registries and the Designated Cancer Care Hospitals in Japan. Jpn J Clin Oncol y, Volume 51, Issue 6, June 2021, Pages 992–998, https://doi.org/10.1093/jjco/hyab036

Ren N, Nishimura A, Kurogi A, Nishimura K, Matsuo R, Ogasawara K, Hashimoto Y, Higashi T, Sakai N, Toyoda K, Shiokawa Y, Tominaga T, Miyachi S, Kada A, Abe K, Ono K, Matsumizu K, Arimura K, Kitazono T, Miyamoto S, Minematsu K, Iihara K. Measuring Quality of Care for Ischemic Stroke treated with Acute Reperfusion Therapy in Japan: The Close The Gap-Stroke. Circulation J. 2021 Jan 25;85(2):201-209. doi: 10.1253/circj.    CJ-20-0639.

Abe K, Miyawaki A, Nakamura M, Ninomiya H, Kobayashi Y. Trends in hospitalizations for asthma during the COVID-19 outbreak in Japan. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 9(1): 494–496, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaip.2020.09.060

Miyawaki A, Tomio J, Nakamura M, Ninomiya H, Kobayashi Y. Changes in surgeries and therapeutic procedures during the COVID-19 outbreak: A longitudinal study of acute care hospitals in Japan. Annals of Surgery, 273(4): e132–4, 2021. http://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000004528 (2020 から再掲)

Jin X, Abe K, Taniguchi Y, Watanabe T, Miyawaki A, Tamiya N. Trajectories of long-term care expenditure during the last five years of life in Japan: a nationwide retrospective cohort study. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 22(11): 2331-2336, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2021.01.084

Yamamoto A, Gelberg L, Needleman J, Kominski G, Vangala S, Miyawaki A, Tsugawa,Y. Comparison of childbirth delivery outcomes and costs of care between homeless and non-homeless women. JAMA Network Open, 4(4): e217491, 2021.http://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.7491

Ikesu R, Miyawaki A, Svensson AK, Svensson T, Kobayashi Y, Chung UI. Association of managerial position with cardiovascular risk factors: A fixed-effects analysis for Japanese employees. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health 47(6): 425-434, 2021 http://doi.org/10.5271/sjweh.3966

Sun Y, Iwagami M, Watanabe T, Sakata N, Sugiyama T, Miyawaki A, Tamiya N. Factors for psychological distress in family caregivers: Findings from nationwide data in Japan. Geriatrics Gerontology International 21(9): 855-864, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1111/ggi.14250

Gotanda H, Miyawaki A, Tabuchi T, Tsugawa Y. Association between trust in government and practice of preventive measures during the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan. Journal of General Internal Medicine 36(11): 3471-3477, 2021. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-021-06959-3

Sano K, Nakamura M, Ninomiya H, Kobayashi Y, Miyawaki A. Large decrease in paediatric hospitalisations during the COVID-19 outbreak in Japan. BMJ Pediatrics Open, 5(1): e001013, 2021. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjpo-2020-001013

Ikesu R, Miyawaki A, Sugiyama T, Nakamura M, Ninomiya H, Kobayashi Y. Trends in diabetes care during the COVID-19 outbreak in Japan. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 36(5): 1460-1462, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-020-06413-w

Miyawaki A, Evans CEL, Lucas PJ, Kobayashi Y. Relationship between social spending and childhood obesity in OECD Countries: an ecological study. BMJ Open, 11(2): e044205, 2021. http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-044205

Miyawaki A. Khullar D, Tsugawa Y. Processes of care and outcomes for homeless patients hospitalised for cardiovascular conditions at safety-net versus non-safety-net hospitals: cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 11(4): e046959, 2021. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046959

Miyawaki A, Tabuchi T, Toyama Y, Tsugawa Y. Association between participation in the government subsidy program for domestic travel and symptoms indicative of COVID-19 infection in Japan: Cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 11(4): e049069, 2021. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-049069

Miyawaki A, Tabuchi T, Ong MK, Tsugawa Y. Age and social disparities in the use of telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan: Cross-sectional study. Journal of Medical Internet Research 23(7): e27982, 2021. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34259641/

Nakahara S, Inada H, Ichikawa M, Tomio J. Japan’s slow response to improve access to inpatient care for COVID-19 patients. Frontiers in Public Health. 2022;9:791182. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.791182

Ichikawa M, Inada H, Hori A, Tabuchi T. Tobacco advertising during the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan. Journal of Epidemiology. 2021;31(7)451–452. doi: 10.2188/jea.JE20210151

Inada H, Ashraf L, Campbell S. COVID-19 lockdown and fatal motor vehicle collisions due to speed-related traffic violations in Japan: a time-series study. Injury Prevention. 2021;27(1):98–100. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2020-043947

Maeda Y, Nakamura M, Ninomiya H, Ogawa K, Sago H, Miyawaki A. Trends in intensive neonatal care during the COVID-19 outbreak in Japan. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 106(3): 327–9, 2021.

B. Monographs, Books, Review, Report etc.

Miyawaki A, Tsugawa Y. Health and Public Health Implications of COVID-19 in Asian Countries. Asian Economic Policy Review, 17, 18-36, 2021. [Epub ahead of print] https://doi.org/10.1111/aepr.12358

Miyawaki A, Tsugawa Y. Why do homeless women in New York state experience fewer hospital revisits after childbirth than housed women? BMJ Quality & Safety, 2021. [Epub ahead of print] http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2021-013746


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