Dr. MAKINO Atsushi is a Professor of Lifelong Learning in Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo (2007- ), and also was a Vice Director of the Institute of Gerontology (IOG), The University of Tokyo (2013-20). He is a member of the Lifelong Learning Sub-committee, Central Education Council of the Japanese Government (2012- ). He is also a member of the Academic Advisory Committee of Center for Innovative Research on Aging Society (CIRAS) at National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan (2017- ), and a Visiting Professor of East China Normal University (2002- ). He is one of the Executive Directors of The Japan Society for Studies in Adult and Community Education (2008- ).
He has been involved in the reform of the administrative and educational system, especially the lifelong learning system of Japan’s local level government. He is strongly interested in the development of lifelong learning and the emergence of the transformation of the eco-system in the context of Japan’s social change.
His published works are; The History of Discussion over the Kominkan (Community Learning Center), University of Tokyo Press, 2018; Learning: The Movement to Create Community and Strengthen Society, University of Tokyo Press, 2018, and over 500 articles published in Japanese, Chinese and English.
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