Professor, Kyushu University International Student Center, Japan
Dr. Higo is a Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at Kyushu University International Student Center, specializing in ageing and social policy from a cross-national comparative perspective. His research focuses on recent reforms to retirement and old-age public pension program and their impacts on older workers’ socio-economic wellbeing with special focus on Asia, including Japan. His peer-reviewed articles are published in, among others, the Journal of Population Ageing, Global Social Policy, and Journal of Ageing & Social Policy. Representative academic volumes include Retirement in Japan and South Korea: The Past, the Present, and the Future of Mandatory Retirement (2015, Routledge) and Ageing in Asia-Pacific: Interdisciplinary and Comparative Perspectives (2018, Routledge).