Publication List (Akira Akabayashi)

<Original articles>

  1. Akabayashi, A., Morioka, M. Research on dead persons. Ann. Intern. Med. 111 (1): 89, 1989.
  2. Akabayashi, A., Morioka, M. Ethical issues raised by medical use of brain-dead bodies in the 1990s. BioLaw II (48): S531-538, 1991.
  3. Akabayashi, A. Financing health care- A Japanese perspective. Health Care Analysis 3: 123-125, 1995.
  4. Akabayashi, A. Open letter to those diet members responsible for legislating Japanese organ transplantation. Health Care Analysis 3: 358-360, 1995.
  5. Sass, H., Bonkovsky, F., Akabayashi, A. Kielstein, R., Olick, R.S. Advance Health Care Documents in Multicultural Perspective, Ann. Rev. of Law and Ethics. Band 4, 465-508, 1996.
  6. Akabayashi, A. Finally done — Japan’s final decision on organ transplantation. The Hastings Center Report Sep-Oct, 47, 1997.
  7. Akabayashi, A. Japan’s parliament passes brain-death law. The Lancet 349: 9069, 1895, 1997.
  8. Voltz R., Akabayashi, A., Reese, C., Ohi, G., Saas, H.M. (1997) Organization and patients’ perception of palliative care: A crosscultural comparison. Palliative Medicine 11: 351-357, 1997.
  9. Ohi, G., Uemura, I., Akabayashi, A., Kai, I., Miyasaka, M., Naka, K.   Preventive behaviors against HIV transmission adopted by Japanese commercial sex workers.   Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 3: 132-134, 1997.
  10. Akabayashi, A. Questions raised over release of side-effects data in Japan.  The Lancet 350: 9071, 124, 1997.
  11. Akabayashi, A. Female circumcision – A health issue or a human rights issue. Health Care Analysis 6 (1): 55-58, 1998.
  12. Takai, A., Wongkhomthong, S., Akabayashi, A., Kai, I., Ohi, G., Naka, K. Correlation between history of contact with people living with HIV/AIDS(PWAs) and Tolerant Attitudes toward HIV/AIDS and PWAs in rural Thailand. Int. J. STD and AIDS 9: 482-484, 1998.
  13. Voltz R., Akabayashi, A., Reese, C., Ohi, G., Sass, H.M. End-of-life decisions and advance directives in palliative care: A crosscultural survey of patients and health care professionals. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 16: 153-162, 1998.
  14. Ohi, G., Akabayashi, A., Miyasaka, M. Japan’s health care system as egalitarian: A brief analysis of its history and selected social systems. Health Care Analysis 6 (2): 141-149, 1998.
  15. Nishimura-Takahashi, T., Akabayashi, A., Kai, I., Cabigon, J., Ohi, G., Naka, K. Social and Behavioral Factors Associated with condom use among female commercial sex workers (CSWs) in Tarlac, the Philippines. Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2 (4): 167-171, 1998.
  16. Akabayashi, A., Kai, I., Takemura, H., Okazaki, H. Truth telling in the case of a pessimistic diagnosis in Japan.   The Lancet 354;1263, 1999.
  17. Akabayashi, A., Fetters, M.D., Elwyn T.S. Family consent, communication, and advance directive for cancer disclosure: A Japanese case and discussion.   Journal of Medical Ethics 25 :4; 296-301, 1999.
  18. Miyasaka, M., Akabayashi, A., Kai, I., Ohi, G. An international survey of medical ethics curricula in Asia. Journal of Medical Ethics 25: 6; 514-521, 1999.
  19. Voltz R., Akabayashi, A., Reese, C., Ohi, G., Sass, H.M. Attitude of health care professionals towards clinical decisions in palliative care: A cross-cultural comparison. Journal of Clinical Ethics 10: 4; 309-315, 1999.
  20. Akabayashi, A. Transplantation from a Brain Dead Donor in Japan. The Hastings Center Report May-June 29(3): 48, 1999.
  21. Akabayashi, A., Fetters, M.D. Paying for informed consent. Journal of Medical Ethics 26: 3; 212-214, 2000.
  22. Matsushima, T., Akabayashi, A., Nishitateno, K. Bereavement care in Hospice /palliative care seetings: A survey of the family members of deceased about bereavement care and future prospects. Jpn J Pshycosom Med 41: 429-437, 2001.
  23. Matsushima, T., Akabayashi, A., Nishitateno, K. The current status of bereavement follow-up in hospice and palliative care in Japan. Palliative Medicine 16: 151-158, 2002.
  24. Akabayashi, A. Euthanasia, assisted suicide, and cessation of life support: Japan’s policy, law, and an analysis of whistle blowing in two recent mercy killing cases. Social Science & Medicine 55: 517-527, 2002.
  25. Akabayashi, A., Nishimori, M., Fujita, M., Slingsby BT. Living related liver transplantation: a Japanese experience and development of a checklist for donor’s informed consent. Gut 52: 152, 2003.
  26. Akabayashi, A., Slingsby, B.T. Biomedical ethics in Japan: the second stage. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 12(3):261-4, 2003.
  27. Akabayashi, A. Unethical author attribution. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 12: 124-130, 2003.
  28. Akabayashi, A., Slingsby, B.T,. Kai, I. Perspectives on advance directives in Japanese society: A population-based questionnaire survey. BMC Medical Ethics 2003 4(5).
  29. Akabayashi, A., Slingsby, B.T., Kai, I., Nishimura, T., Yamagishi, A. The development of a brief and objective method for evaluating moral sensitivity and reasoning in medical students. BMC Medical Ethics 2004, 5:1.
  30. Akabayashi, A., Slingsby, B.T., Fujita, M. The first donor death after living-related liver transplantation in Japan. Transplantation 77: 634, 2004.
  31. Slingsby, B.T., Nagao, N., Akabayashi, A. Administrative legislation in Japan: guidelines on scientific and ethical standards. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 13: 245-253, 2004.
  32. Fujita, M., Slingsby, B.T., Akabayashi, A. Three patterns of voluntary consent in the case of adult to adult living related liver transplantation in Japan. Transplantation Proceedings 36: 1425-1428, 2004.
  33. Sato, H., Akabayashi, A., Kai, I. Public Appraisal of Government Efforts and Participation Intent in Medico-ethical Policymaking in Japan: A large scale national survey concerning brain death and organ transplant. BMC Medical Ethics 2005; 6(1):1.
  34. Akabayashi, A., Slingsby, B.T., Takimoto, Y. Conflict of interests: A Japanese perspective. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 14: 277-280, 2005.
  35. Slingsby, B.T., Akabayashi, A. Live organ-donation for islet transplantation. Lancet 366: 26-27, 2005.
  36. Sato, H., Akabayashi, A. Bioethical policy making for advanced medical technologies: Institutional characteristics and citizen participation in eight OECD countries. Review of Policy Research 22 (4): 571-587, 2005.
  37. Slingsby BT, Kodama S, Akabayashi A.  Scientific misconduct in Japan: the present paucity of oversight policy. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 15 (3): 294-7, 2006.
  38. Fujita, M., Akabayashi, A., Slingsby, B.T., Kosugi, S., Fujimoto, Y., Tanaka, K. A model of donors’ decision-making in adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation in Japan: ‘Having no choice.’ Liver Transplantation 12 (5): 768-74, 2006.
  39. Akabayashi, A., Slingsby, B.T. Informed consent revisited: Japan and the U.S. American Journal of Bioethics 6 (1): 9-14, 2006.
  40. Sato, H., Akabayashi, A., Kai, I. Appraisal of the policymaking process in Japan for gene therapy: Results of national surveys of academic societies, hospitals, and medical schools. Med Sci Monit 12 (9): PH7-15, 2006.
  41. Slingsby, B.T., Yamada, S., Akabayashi, A. Four physician communication styles in routine Japanese outpatient medical encounters. J Gen Intern Med 21 (10): 1057-62, 2006.
  42. Sato, H., Akabayashi, A., Kai, I. Public, experts, and acceptance of advanced medical technologies: the case of organ transplant and gene therapy in Japan.
    Health Care Anal 14 (4): 203-14, 2006.
  43. Akabayashi, A., Slingsby, B.T. Response to Open Peer Commentaries on “Informed Consent Revisited: Japan and the US” American Journal of Bioethics 6 (1): W27-28, 2006.
  44. Slingsby, B.T., Plotnikoff, G.A., Mizuno, T., Akabayashi, A. Physician strategies for addressing patient adherence to prescribed psychotropic medications in Japan: a qualitative study. J Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. 32: 241-245, 2007.
  45. Matsushima, T., Akabayashi, A., Slingsby, B.T., Nishitateno, K. Evaluation of program to cerebrate seasonal events in Japanese hospice patients. Palliative and Supportive Care 5: 251-254, 2007.
  46. Akabayashi, A., Slingsby, B.T., Nagao, N., Kai, I., Sato, H. An eight-year follow-up national study of medical school and general hospital ethics committees in Japan. BMC Med Ethics Jun 29; 8: 8, 2007.
  47. Takimoto, Y., Maeda, S., Slingsby, B.T., Harada, K., Nagase, T., Nagawa, H., Nagai, R., Akabayashi, A. A template for informed consent forms in medical examination and treatment: an intervention study. Med Sci Moni. Aug; 13 (8): PH15-8, 2007.
  48. Akabayashi, A., Kodama, S., Slingsby, B.T. Is Asian bioethics really the solution? Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics Summer; 17 (3): 270-2, 2008.
  49. Akabayashi, A., Slingsby, B.T., Nagao, N., Kai, I., Sato, H. A five year follow-up national study of ethics committees in medical organizations in Japan. HEC Forum Mar; 20(1): 49-60, 2008.
  50. Nagao, N., Aulisio, M.P., Nukaga, Y., Fujita, M., Kosugi, S., Youngner, S., Akabayashi, A. Clinical ethics consultation: examining how American and Japanese experts analyze an Alzheimer’s case. BMC Med Ethics Jan 29; 9: 2, 2008.
  51. Akabayashi, A. Eyes Wide Open: Blinded Views on Ethnic Identity. Asian Bioethics Review 1(1): 65-66, 2009.
  52. Nagai, H., Nukaga, Y., Saeki, K., Akabayashi, A. Self-regulation of recombinant DNA technology in Japan in the 1970s. Historia Scientiarum 19: 1-18, 2009.
  53. Akabayashi, A. Bioethics in Japan (1980-2009):Importation, Development, and the Future. Asian Bioethics Review 1(3): 267-278, 2009.
  54. Fujita, M., Slingsby, B.T., Akabayashi, A. Transplant tourism from Japan. American J Bioethics 10 (2): 24-6, 2010.
  55. Doshi, P., Akabayashi, A. Japanese childhood vaccination policy. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 19 (3): 283-9, 2010.
  56. Fujita, M., Matsui, K., Monden, M., Akabayashi, A. Attitudes of medical professionals and transplantation facilities toward living-donor liver transplantation in Japan. Transplant Proc 42 (5): 1453-9, 2010.
  57. Akabayshi, A. Obligations of physicians near the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster (rapid response), BMJ April, 8, 2011. http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.d1987/reply#bmj_el_256812
  58. Takahashi, S., Akabayashi, A. Earthquake in Japan. Lancet 377 (9778): 1653-54, 2011.
  59. Akabayashi, A., Kodama, S. Lessons from Japan’s March 2011 earthquake regarding dialysis patients. Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis 15 (3): 334, 2011.
  60. Takimoto, Y., Akabayashi, A. Clinical ethics consultation in Japan: the University of Tokyo model. Asian Bioethics Review 3(3): 283-292, 2011.
  61. Yoshiuchi, K., Akabayashi, A. Japan’s nuclear crisis. Lancet Oncology 12(8): 724-5, 2011.
  62. Akabayashi A. Fukushima research needs world’s support. Science. Aug 5; 333 (6043): 696, 2011.
  63. Murakami K, Hashimoto H, Lee JS, Kawakubo K, Mori K, Akabayashi A. Distinct impact of education and income on habitual exercise: a cross-sectional analysis in a rural city in Japan. Soc Sci Med. Dec; 73 (12): 1683-8, 2011.
  64. Akabayashi A, Hayashi Y. Mandatory evacuation of residents during the Fukushima nuclear disaster: an ethical analysis. J Public Health (Oxf). Aug; 34 (3): 348-51, 2012.
  65. Akabayashi A. Must I stay? — The Obligations of Physicians in Proximity to the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Camb Q Healthc Ethics Jul; 21(3): 392-5, 2012.
  66. Takahashi S, Fujita M, Fujimoto A, Fujiwara T, Yano T, Tsutsumi O, Taketani Y, Akabayashi A. The decision-making process for the fate of frozen embryos by Japanese infertile women: a qualitative study. BMC Med Ethics. 2012 May 20; 13: 9.
  67. Akabayashi A, Takimoto Y, Hayashi Y. Physician obligation to provide care during disasters: should physicians have been required to go to Fukushima? J Med Ethics. Nov; 38 (11): 697-8, 2012. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2011-100216. Epub 2012 Apr 27.
  68. Akabayashi, A, Hayashi, Y. Informed consent revisited: Global perspective. In Akabayashi ed. The Future of Bioethics: International Dialogues, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp.735-749, 2014.
  69. Fujita, M., Hayashi, Y., Tashiro, S., Takashima, K., Nakazawa, E., Akabayashi, A. Handling incidental findings in neuroimaging research in Japan: current state of research facilities and attitudes of investigators and the general population. Health Res Policy Syst. 12:58, 2014.
  70. Fujita, M., Hatta, T., Ozeki, R., Akabayashi, A. The current status of clinics providing private practice cell therapy in Japan. Regen Med. 11 (1): 23-32, 2016.
  71. Nakazawa, E., Takimoto, Y., Akabayashi, A. Social framework surrounding the development of regenerative medicine in Japan. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 25 (3): 468-71, 2016.
  72. Nakazawa, E., Yamamoto, K., Tachibana, K., Toda, S., Takimoto, Y., Akabayashi, A. Ethics of Decoded Neurofeedback in Clinical Research, Treatment, and Moral Enhancement. AJOB Neuroscience 7:2, 110-117, 2016.
  73. Takahashi, S., Fujita, M., Akabayashi, A. “Mottainai” Embryos and the Earthquake. Journal of Clinical Research & Bioethics 7: 258. 2016.
  74. Uetake, Y., Akabayashi, A., Yatomi, Y. Environment for Research Ethics in Japan. Clinical Case Reports, Research & Trialsr 1:1-4, 2016.
  75. Takashima, K., Takimoto,Y., Nakazawa, E., Hayashi, Y., Tsuchiya, A., Fujita, M., Akabayashi, A.  Discovery and informing research participants of incidental findings detected in brain magnetic resonance imaging studies: Review and multi-institutional study. Brain Behav.Mar 29;7(5):e00676, 2017.
  76. Takimoto Y, Nakazawa E, Tsuchiya A, Akabayashi A. Ordinary Citizens’ Expectations for Regenerative Medicine and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Researches in Japan. Journal of Clinical Research & Bioethics8:311, 2017.
  77. Nakazawa, E., Yamamoto, K., Akabayashi, A., Akabayashi, A.  Regulations on genome editing of human embryos in Japan: Our moral moratorium.  Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics  27: 1–6, 2018.
  78. Toda, S., Nakazawa, E., Yamamoto, K., Akabayashi, A.  From “cannot” function to “might” function: Assessment of actual levels of consciousness and potential consciousness in patient care: Japanese experiences. AJOB Neuroscience 9:1, 20-22, 2018.
  79. Nakazawa, E., Yamamoto, K., Akabayashi, A. Fate or Desert: a Critique of the Random Selection Criterion in Clinical Trials. AJOB 18(4):1-2, 2018.
  80. Akabayashi, A., Nakazawa, E., Ozeki, R., Tomiyama, K., Mori, K., Demme, R., Akabayashi, A. Twenty years after enactment of the Organ Transplant Law in Japan: Why are there still so few deceased donors? Transplantation Proceedings 50:1209-1219, 2018.
  81. Nakazawa, E., Shimanouchi A., Akabayashi, A., Akabayashi, A.  Should the Japanese government support travels for transplantation as a policy under the National Health Insurance system?  Transplant International 31: 670-671, 2018.
  82. Toda, S., Yamamoto, K., Nakazawa, E., Akabayashi, A. Bridging matters of uncertainty: The importance of focusing on the “state in between” for disorders of consciousness.  AJOB Neuroscience  9: 83-87, 2018.
  83. Arai, N., Takimoto, Y., Nakazawa, E., Akabayashi, A. Considerations on the factors influencing living-kidney donors’ autonomous decision-making: a systematic literature review. Transplantation Proceedings (in press, 2018)
  84. Akabayashi, A., Nakazawa, E., Jecker, N. Endangerment of the iPSC stock project in Japan: On the ethics of public funding policies. Journal of Medical Ethics (in press, 2018)

*Only publications in English are listed. There are many other Japanese publications.

<Books in English>

  1. Akabayashi, A., Kodama, S., Slingsby, B.T. Biomedical Ethics In Asia: A Casebook for Multicultural Learners. McGraw-Hill (Asia), Singapore, 2010.
  2. Akabayashi A. ed. The Future of Bioethics: International Dialogues, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2014.

<Book chapters and DVDs>

  1. Akabayashi, A. The concept of happiness in oriental thought and its significance in clinical medicine. In Japanese and Western Bioethics, Philosophy & Medicine Series 54, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands, pp.161-164, 1997.
  2. Akabayashi, A. “To Intervene?”. In Thomasma D.C. and Kushner T. eds., Ward Ethics, Cambridge University Press, NY, pp. 244-247, 2001.
  3. Akabayashi, A. “Misrepresenting Research”. In Thomasma D.C. and Kushner T. eds., Ward Ethics, Cambridge University Press, NY, pp. 249-251, 2001
  4. Akabayashi, A., Voltz, R. Advance Directives in Different Cultures. In Portenoy R.K. and Bruera E. eds., Topics in Palliative Care vol. 5, Oxford University Press, New York, NY, pp.107-122, 2001.
  5. Akabayashi, A., Slingsby, B.T., Voltz, R. Advance Directives. In Bruera E. eds., Palliative Care in Neurology Oxford University Press, New York, NY, pp. 356-362, 2004.
  6. Global Alliance of Biomedical Ethics Centers (GABEX) International Conference 1, Akabayashi, A. ed. (6 DVD discs) Maruzen, Tokyo, 2009.
  7. Kodama, S. and Akabayashi, A. Neither a “person” nor a “thing”: The Controversy concerning the Moral and Legal Status of Human Embryos in Japan, in Capps, B.J. and Campbell, A.V. eds., Contested Cells: Global Perspectives on the Stem Cell Debate, Imperial College Press, London, pp. 421-439, 2010.
  8. Global Alliance of Biomedical Ethics Centers (GABEX) International Conference 2, Akabayashi, A. ed. (10 DVD discs) Maruzen, Tokyo, 2010.

<Representative textbooks in Japanese>

  1. Akabayashi, A. and Ohbayashi, M. eds. A Casebook of Healthcare Ethics, Igakushoin, Tokyo, 2002
  2. Akabayashi, A. eds. An Introduction to Biomedical Ethics 1, Keisoshobo, Tokyo, 2005
  3. Akabayashi, A. eds. An Introduction to Biomedical Ethics 2, Keisoshobo, Tokyo, 2005
  4. Akabayashi, A., Kurata, N., Kodama, S. Japanese translation of ‘Clinical Ethics’ by Jonsen, A., Siegler, M., Winslade, W. Shinko-igaku, Tokyo, 2006.
  5. Kodama, S., Akabayashi, A. Japanese translation of ‘A very short introduction: Medical Ethics’ by Hope T. Iwanami Shoten, Tokyo, 2007.
  6. Takimoto, Y., Abe, A. Akabayashi, A. eds. A Casebook of Patient Consultation, Igakushoin, Tokyo, 2010.
  7. Akabayashi, A. eds. An Introduction to Biomedical Ethics 3, Keisoshobo, Tokyo, 2015.
  8. Yamamoto, K., Nakazawa, E., Takimoto, Y., Akabayashi, A. Japanese translation of ‘Bioethics: The Basics’ by Alastair V. Campbell. Keisoshobo, Tokyo, 2016.
  9. Akabayashi, A., Kodama, S. eds. An Introduction to Ethics, Keisoshobo, Tokyo, 2018.

<Original articles with English abstracts>

  1. Akabayashi, A., Ohi, G. An introductory report on the ‘Clinical Ethics’ movement in the US and its implication to Japan. Journal of Japan Association for Bioethics 5:55-59, 1995.
  2. Nishimura, T., Miyasaka, M., Akabayashi, A., Kai, I., Ohi, G. The development of evaluation method for bioethics education in Japan – a questionnaire for measuring the ethical problem identification ability. Journal of Japan Association for Bioethics 5:73-77, 1995.
  3. Akabayashi, A., Kai, I., Itoh, K., Tsukui, K. The acceptability of advance directives in Japanese society. Journal of Japan Association for Bioethics 7:31-40, 1997.
  4. Fukatsu, N., Akabayashi, A., Kai, I. The current status of ethics committees and decision making procedures in general hospitals in Japan. Journal of Japan Association for Bioethics 7:130-136, 1997.
  5. Akabayashi, A., Kai, I. Study of 5th-year medical student interest in medical ethics and related factors. Medical Education 30:221-226, 1999.
  6. Akabayashi, A., Miyasaka, M., Kai, I., Ohi, G. Survey of Medical Ethics education in Japanese medical schools. Medical Education 30:47-53, 1999.
  7. Watanabe, Y., Akabayashi, A., Ikeda, T., et al. An analysis of CPR decision making by middle aged and elderly healthy population in Japan. Journal of Japan Association for Bioethics 10:111-119, 2000.
  8. Watanabe, Y., Kai, I., Akabayashi, A. Attitude of general public toward genetic testing for colon cancer. Journal of Japan Association for Bioethics 11:32-40, 2001.
  9. Akizuki, Y., Kai, I., Akabayashi, A. Attitude of general public toward artificial insenmination by donor. Journal of Japan Association for Bioethics 11:62-70, 2001.
  10. Shoji, S., Ohbayashi, M., Morisita, N., Shirahama, M., Akabayashi, A. The medical ethics education curriculum propose in the undergraduate medical education: Japan Society for Medical Education Working Group of Education of Medical Ethics. Medical Education 32:3-6, 2001.
  11. Akabayashi, A., Kai, I. Kuboki, T. et al. Patients’ access to medical record. Jpn J Psychosom Med 41:517-527, 2001.
  12. Matsushima, T., Akabayashi, A., Nishitateno, K. Bereavement care in hospice/palliative care seetings: A suvey of the family members o deceased about bereavement care and future prospects. Jpn J Psychosom Med 41:429-437, 2001.
  13. Shoji, S., Ohbayashi, M., Morisita, N., Akabayashi, A., Shirahama, M.. The medical ethics education manual in the undergraduate medical education: Japan Society for Medical Education Working Group of Education of Medical Ethics. Medical Education 33:113-119, 2002.
  14. Inaba, K., Akabayashi, A. The effect of interaction of ethics and law on the protection of privacy in epidemiologic research. Journal of Seizon and Life Sciences 12:23-33, 2002.
  15. Akabayashi, A. The function and social responsibility of institutional ethics committees: The case of living related pancreas islet transplantation. Journal of Japan Association for Bioethics 15:100-106, 2004.
  16. Nagao, N., Takimoto, Y., Akabayashi, A. A survey on the current state of hospital ethics consultation in Japan. Journal of Japan Association for Bioethics 16:101-106, 2005.
  17. Shoji, S., Akabayashi, A., Ohbayashi, M., Morisita, N., Shirahama, M.. Report of the first workshop for leaders of medical ethics education in post-graduate clinical training. Japan Society for Medical Education Committee of Ethics education. Medical Education 37:9-15, 2006.
  18. Nukaga, Y., Kaneichi, H., Akabayashi, A. Historical development of bioethics policy in Japan – consensus-building of bioethics commissions. Journal of Japan Association for Bioethics 17:65-73, 2007.
  19. Nukaga, Y., Kaneichi, H., Akabayashi, A. Historical development of bioethics policy in Japan – consensus-building of bioethics commissions. Journal of Japan Association for Bioethics 17:65-73, 2007.
  20. Matsui, K., Kanagawa, R., Kodama, S., Akabayashi, A. Current and future public health ethics education in Japan. Medical Education 40:117-122, 2009.
  21. Oikawa, M., Nakazawa, E., Takimoto, Y., Akabayashi, A. Biobanks and public involvement activities: a literature review on the concept of “involvement” in the area of biomedical research. Journal of Seizon and Life Sciences (2018, in press)
  22. Yoshida, T., Yamamoto, K., Nakazawa, E., Takimoto, Y., Akabayashi, A. The current situation of paired kidney exchange in the World and its future perspectives in Japan: Through a systematic review of literatures Journal of Japan Association for Bioethics (in press, 2018).
  23. Miwa, E., Nakazawa, E., Yamamoto, K., Takimoto, Y., Akabayashi, A. Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Output Brain-Computer Interfaces: A Systematic Review. Journal of Japan Association for Bioethics (in press, 2018).