Journal article

Defining and Acting on Global Health: The Case of Japan and the Refugee Crisis

Claire Leppold, Akihiko Ozaki, Yuki Shimada, Tomohiro Morita, Tetsuya Tanimoto

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT | KERMAN UNIV MEDICAL SCIENCES | Published : 2016

Abstract

What counts as global health? There has been limited discourse to date on the ways in which country-level contexts may shape positioning in global health agendas. By reviewing Japan's response to the refugee crisis, we demonstrate a clash between rhetoric and action on global responsibility, and suggest that cultural and historical factors may be related to the ways of perceiving and acting upon global health.