About Shirayuri Research Institute for Psychology
and Social Work
The Shinseikai Social Welfare Service Corporation Social
Welfare Research Institute was founded in 1976 by Susumu Miyazaki, the first
President of the institute. Since then the institute has strived for the
development of child and maternal welfare in Japan and a fostering environment.
Our effort resulted in starting a new academic journal, “Boshi Kenkyu (research
on mother and child), which has been issued for the past 25 years. This journal
has been edited by the leading researchers in psychology and sociology. During these
years, we have fostered new researchers who make an impact in the fields of social
work, psychology, and sociology.
Even though the needs for child and maternal welfare
originate in the after war era where poverty prevailed, the needs still exist nowadays
with changing challenges. Modern families with fathers continue to face different
The Shirayuri Research Institute for Psychology and
Social Work was founded in 2019 succeeding the belief of the
original research institute, while aspiring to meet the emerging social needs
by putting child welfare center and to improve childrearing as well as maternal
and paternal issues through conducting practical research.
Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.
Aoki, Kikuyo, Ph.D., President and Chief Director
Shinseikai Social Welfare Service Corporation
Shirayuri Research Institute for Psychology and Social Work