Yasuko Takeuchi, St. Andrew’s Momoyama Gakuin University

Interdisciplinary Study on the Utilization of ICT Support System to Create an Inclusive Outdoor Education to Enhance Quality of Life for Persons with Disabilities

Hosted by Dr. Kiriko Takahashi at the Center on Disability Studies (CDS) from September 15, 2021 to March 15, 2022

Academic Background:

  • Associate Professor, Department of Social Welfare, Faculty of Sociology, St. Andrew’s Momoyama Gakuin University
  • Holds a Master of Art in Recreational Therapy (2008) from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a Master of Social Science (1997) from Bukkyo University

Research interests:

  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Outdoor Education

Talk-story event: December 14, 2021, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm HST, virtual via Zoom

family photo with Yasuko's husband and son

Ms. Yasuko Takeuchi was born in Kobe and raised in Osaka, Japan. She will be staying for 6 months with her son. “We are interested in outdoor activities and Hawaiian culture. My main area of research is inclusive physical education focusing on therapeutic camping for children and senior citizon with disabilities. I have visited Hawaii on a number of occasions and had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Kiriko Takahashi. March 2020, we gave a joint presentation at the Pacific Rim International Conference. Dr. Takahashi introduced me to Dr. Nathan Murata and Dr. Robert Stodden who, along with Dr. Takahashi and Dr. Oshita, have inspired me to do further research in this field.”

COE Affiliation

Center on Disability Studies