Journal of Epidemiology


Paper of the Year



  • Yuta Yokokawa
  • Division of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine,Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
    Tohoku University Hospital Emergency Center
  • “How Long Would You Like to Live? A 25-year Prospective Observation of the Association Between Desired Longevity and Mortality”
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  • Takahiro Sanada
  • Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science
  • “Serologic Survey of IgG Against SARS-CoV-2 Among Hospital Visitors Without a History of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Tokyo, 2020–2021”
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  • Yosuke Inoue
  • Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, National Center for Global Health and Medicine
  • “Loss of Working Life Years Due to Mortality, Sickness Absence, or Ill-health Retirement: A Comprehensive Approach to Estimating Disease Burden in the Workplace”
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  • Atsushi Hozawa
  • Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization
  • “Association Between Body Mass Index and All-Cause Death in Japanese Population: Pooled Individual Participant Data Analysis of 13 Cohort Studies”
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  • Hirokazu Tanaka
  • Department of Public Health, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
  • “Geographic Access to Cancer Treatment in Japan: Results From a Combined Dataset of the Patient Survey and the Survey of Medical Institutions in 2011”
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  • Kosuke Kiyohara
  • Department of Public Health, Tokyo Women’s Medical University  
  • "Epidemiology of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Due to Suffocation Focusing on Suffocation Due to Japanese Rice Cake: A Population-Based Observational Study From the Utstein Osaka Project"
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  • Takahiro Nakamura
  • Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Medicine, Toho University
  • "Asian Dust and Pediatric Emergency Department Visits Due to Bronchial Asthma and Respiratory Diseases in Nagasaki, Japan"  
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  • Takahiro Tabuchi
  • Center for Cancer Control and Statistics, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases
  • “Tobacco Price Increase and Smoking Cessation in Japan, a Developed Country With Affordable Tobacco: A National Population-Based Observational Study”
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  • Yutaka Ueda
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
  • “Evaluation of a Free-Coupon Program for Cervical Cancer Screening Among the Young: A Nationally Funded Program Conducted by a Local Government in Japan”
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  • Chris Fook Sheng Ng
  • Environmental Epidemiology Section, Center for Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute for Environmental Studies  
  • “Sociogeographic Variation in the Effects of Heat and Cold on Daily Mortality in Japan”
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  • Karri Silventoinen
  • Population Research Unit, Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki
  • “Occupational Class Differences in Body Mass Index and Weight Gain in Japan and Finland”
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