Takako Bundgaard is very active regarding information activities in Japan. She publishes books about Danish society; she writes articles for specialist magazines; every autumn she tours Japan, giving presentations and lectures on Danish society.
Activities in Japan
1 Books published
1. From strenuous to tender and
The book has been written out
of a strong concern about the harsh working
Japanese carers in the elderly and health care
sector. Taking Denmark as her point of reference
Takako Bundgaard argues that there
is a way towards a better and more friendly
working environment, to the benefit of all,
carers, employers and the cared-for alike.
2. Lifelong education; from cradle to grave
About education in Denmark
described as a lifelong right and option. A call
for Japanese society to look at new ways to
arrange an educational system which is based on
respect for the individual and adapted to the
age of globalization
Taking her mother-in-law as an
example, describing her life and old age, Takako
Bundgaard explores living conditions of a Danish
citizen, and the way in which an independent
life for the individual from childhood to old
age is made possible.
4. A greeting from Denmark
About Danish society in general
and care of the elderly in particular.
2 Presentations and lectures about Denmark in Japan:
Takako Bundgaard offers presentations and lectures about Denmark in Japan with various contents:
The human resource
Care of the elderly
About organisations and how they organise themselves
The municipality reforms of 1972 & 2007, and the processes leading to them
Working environment and transfer techniques in the caring and nursing sectors
Themes other than those mentioned are also covered. Takako Bundgaard will adapt theme and subject matter to your wishes and needs.
3 Articles for newpapers and magazines
Over the past 20 years Takako Bundgaard has been writing articles for Japanese
newpapers and specialist magazines. Themes have included: the Danish welfare system; care of the elderly and disabled; housing; education at all levels; enviromental issues; and more.
4 Investigations and reports
Both Carsten and Takako Bundgaard have carried out investigations and written reports on Danish society for various private and public Japanese organsiations: dementia; Denmark as a country for investment; flexibility and readiness for change within the agricultural system; handling of waste; district heating; biogas in Denmark; and more.