This web offers such a framework of community empowerment, initially devised in Japan, but one which can be fruitfully applied in other settings, with appropriate accommodation to any local cultural values.


  1. Kumi Watanabe, Manabu Sakayori, Koichi Uruno, Mitsuko Uruno, Tokie Anme, The Effect of Exercise with Music on the Subjective Well-Being of Nursing Care Users, International Journal of Nursing Science, 2017
  2. Yuri Nurdiantami, Kumi Watanabe, Emiko Tanaka, Julianty Pradono, Tokie Anme, Association of General and Central Obesity with Hypertension, Clinical Nutrition, 2017
  3. Kumi Watanabe, Emiko Tanaka, Taeko Watanabe, Wencan Chen, Bailiang Wu, Sumio Ito, Rika Okumura and Tokie Anme, Association between the older adults’ social relationships and functional status in Japan, Geriatrics & Gerontology International (GGI), 2016
  4. Cunyoen Kim, Bailiang Wu, Emiko Tanaka, Taeko Watanabe, Kumi Watanabe, Wencan Chen, Sumio Ito, Rika Okumura, Tetsuaki Arai, Anme Tokie, Association between a Change in Social Interaction and Dementia among Elderly People, International Journal of Gerontology, 10(2):76-80, 2016.
  5. Kumi Watanabe, Emiko Tanaka, Taeko Watanabe, Wencan Chen, Bailiang Wu, Sumio Ito, Rika Okumura, Tokie Anme, Association between Social Relationships and Cognitive Function among the Elderly,Scientific & Academic Publishing,6(2): 59-63, 2016.
  6. Tokie Anme, New Empowernment Model on practical strategies for wellbeing, Empowerment: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, Strategies and Psychological Benefits Nova Science Publishers, 7(2), 2016.
  7. Toshio Munesue,Hiroyuki Nakamura,Mitsuru Kikuchi,Yui Miura,Noriyuki, Takeuchi, Tokie Anme, Eiji Nanba, Kaori Adachi, Kiyotaka Tsubouchi,Yoshimichi Sai, Kenichi Miyamoto, Shinichi Horike, Shigeru, Oxytocin for male subjects with autism spectrum disorder and comorbid intellectual disabilities: A randomized pilot study, Frontiers Psychiatry, 7(2), 2016.
  8. Wu B, Tanaka E, Tokutake K, Watanabe T, Mochizuki Y, Tong L, Shinohara R, Sugisawa Y, Sawada Y, Ito S, Okumura R, Anme T, Continuity of social interaction and functional status: a nine-year population-based prospective study for the elderly, Public Health Research, 4(3):79-84, 2014.
  9. Hiroaki Kawamichi, Kazufumi Yoshihara, Akihiro T. Sasaki, Sho K. Sugawara, Hiroki C.Tanabe, Ryoji Shinohara, Yuka Sugisawa, Kentaro Tokutake, Yukiko Mochizuki, Tokie Anme, Norihiro Sadato Perceiving active listening activates the reward system and improves the impression of relevant experiences, Social Neuroscience, 10(1):16-26, 2014.
  10. Tokie Anme, Emiko Tanaka, Taeko Watanabe, Kentaro Tokutake, Yukiko Mochizuki, Etsuko Tomisaki, Bailiang Wu, Ryoji Shinohara, Yuka Sugizawa, CH. TADA, Tokinari Matsui, S. Asada, Wood Products Improve the Quality of Life of Elderly People in Assisted Living , International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference, 9(1):515-522, 2013.
  11. Tokie Anme, Kentaro Tokutake, Emiko Tanaka, Yukiko Mochizuki, Bailiang Wu, Taeko Watanabe, Ryoji Shinohara, Yuka Sugisawa, H. Kawamichi, Norihiro Sadato, Validity and Reliability of the Index of Active Listening (IAL) , Journal of Applied Medical Sciences, 2(2):21-29, 2013.
  12. Anme T, Kawashima Y, Shinohara R, Sugisawa Y , Watanabe T, Tokutake K, Mochizuki Y, Morita K,,Social Interaction and Dementia Prevention: Six-year Follow-up Study, Public Health Frontier, 2(2):109-113, 2013.
  13. Anme T. Watanabe T, Tokutake K., Tomisaki E., Mochizuki H, Tanaka E , Wu B, Shinohara R., Sugisawa Y , Tada C, Matsui T, Behavior changes in older persons caused by using wood products in assisted living, Public Health Research, 2(4):106-109, 2012.
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  18. Sawada Y, Anme T. et al. Maintenance of Physical Function and Related Factors for Community Dwelling Elderly: A Nine-Year Follow-Up. Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 21(3), 2009.
  19. Anme T, et al. Social Interaction and Longevity: An Eleven-Year Longitudinal Study of Older Persons in a Japanese Village. Hallym International Journal of Aging. 9(2). 2007.
  20. Anme T, et al. An exploratory study of abuse among frail elders using services in a small village in Japan. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. 17(2). 1-20. 2006.
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  22. Anme T, et al. A study of elder abuse and risk factors in Japanese families: focused on the social affiliation model, Geriatrics and Gerontology International, 4(4), 262-263, 2004.
  23. Anme T, et al. Retaining and Expanding Empowerment in the Transition to a Community-Oriented Support System: Japan in the 21st Century, In Heumann L, Empowering Frail Elderly People: Opportunities and Impediments in Housing, Health and Support Services Delivery, Prager, 2001.
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