Center for
Social Well-being Studies
Senshu University

The Senshu Social Well-being Review

Aims and Scope

The Social Well-being Review The Senshu Social Well-being Review is a peer-reviewed annual journal published by Center for Social Well-being Studies at Senshu University. It intends to provide a platform for sharing a wide range of findings and knowledge on social well-being with the academic and non-academic audience. It especially invites papers on up-to-date issues with substantial implications for international and domestic policies. Any individuals across the globe are welcome to submit their manuscripts for review.

Manuscript Submissions

A manuscript can be submitted anytime. Please send all the required files in the next section (1 to 3) to The journal is published annually in December. The deadline of acceptance decision for each volume is the end of September. It takes about two months on average for reviewing a manuscript. Should you have any questions, mail to

Required Files for Submission

Template files which contains all the required files below are available here.

  1. Title Page
    • Title, subtitle, authors’ names and affiliations, and word count.
    • Agreement to publish your paper in Senshu University Institutional Repository once accepted.
    • Name, address, and e-mail address of the corresponding author.
    • Short biographies of all authors.
    • [If any] Acknowledgments, credits, grant number and so on.
  2. Manuscript
    • Authors' names and other identifying information should NOT be included in the manuscript.
    • An abstract of 150 to 200 words.
    • Three to five keywords.
    • Main text counts to 10,000 words or less including notes and references, not including tables and figures.
    • Tables and figures for printed (gray-scaled) and for online (colored) version if needed.
  3. Original Files of Figures
    • Excel, postscript, pdf, bitmap, and/or metafile of all figures appeared in the main text. Contact if you want to use other formats.

Manuscript Style

The style of The Senshu Social Well-being Review is in accordance with American Sociological Association Style Guide. 6th ed. (American Sociological Association. 2019. American Sociological Association Style Guide. 6th ed. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.). Please check your manuscript before submission if it is written in line with the style. It would be a good idea to refer to the recent issues of American Sociological Review.

Editorial Board

Masayuki Kanai Senshu University Japan
Deputy Editors
Jun Oyane Senshu University Japan
Keitaro Yazaki Tainan University of Technology Taiwan
Editorial Board
Hiroo Harada Senshu University Japan
Katsumi Shimane Senshu University Japan
Satoshi Kambara Senshu University Japan
Takeko Iinuma Senshu University Japan
Naomi Suzuki Senshu University Japan
Tatsuo Komorida Sophia University Japan
International Advisory Board
Hiroo Harada Senshu University Japan
Shujiro Yazawa Hitotsubashi / Seijo University Japan
Hyun-Chin Lim The National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Korea South Korea
Jaeyeol Yee Seoul National University South Korea
Dang Nguyen Anh Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences Vietnam
Surichai Wun'gaeo Chulalongkorn University Thailand
Vithaya Kulsomboon Chulalongkorn University Thailand
Emma Porio Ateneo de Manila University The Philippines
Paulus Wirutomo University of Indonesia Indonesia
Iwan Gardono Sudjatmiko University of Indonesia Indonesia
Francisia SSE Seda University of Indonesia Indonesia

All Issues

No.7 (2020)

Phan Cao Nhat Anh Promoting Female Participation in the Labor Market in Vietnam and Japan
Kiyohisa Shibai Research on Different Happiness Factors in the Asia-Pacific Area: Economics, Politics, and Social Capital
Aguru Ishibashi Model Construction Using a Prospective Approach Based on the Demographic Transition Theory
Hiroo Harada Response to COVID-19 in Japan: Challenges and Recommendations

No.6 (2019)

Hiroo Harada Proposal for Social Well-being Studies in Asia: A Challenge beyond GDP
Takeko Iinuma Objective and Subjective Well-Being: Possibilities for Supplementing Measures of Women's Empowerment

No.5 (2018)

Kiyohisa Shibai Behind the Shadow of Coming War: An Experimental Test for Antiwar Sentiment
Keitaro Yazaki Sympathy or Tolerance? A Comparison of the Effects of Trusting Most People and Trusting Strangers in Asian Societies
Paulus Wirutomo, Evelyn Suleeman, Daisy Indira Yasmine, and Riena J. Surayuda The Condition of Societal Well-Being: A Comparison of Indonesia and South Korea
Hiroko Osaki Does Trust Moderate the Effect of Relative Income on Happiness?
Hiroo Harada and Eiji Sumi The Happiness and Relative Income Hypothesis in Contemporary Japan: A Study of Lifestyle and Values
Jun Kobayashi and Dolgion Aldar Inequality of Well-being in Asia: A Comparative Analysis of Happiness in Eight Countries
Francisia S.S.E. Seda, Lugina Setyawati Setiono, Yoseph Hilarius Timu Pera, Rika Febriani, Muhammad R. Damm, and Kevin Nobel Kurniawan The Paradox of Relational Well-Being: A Comparative Study of South-East and East Asian Countries
Iwan Gardono Sudjatmiko, Lidya Triana Aly, Roy Ferdy Gunawan, Tiara Wahyuningtyas, and Rangga Ardan Rahim Social Well-being, Religion, and Suicide: A Comparison of Japan and Korea with Thailand and Indonesia
Ming-Chang Tsai, Yow-Suen Sen, Yi-fu Chen, Tsui-o Tai, Hsiu-Jen Yeh, and Chin-Hui Liao International Comparative Survey on Lifestyle and Values: A Report on the Taiwan Survey
Paulus Wirutomo, Iwan Gardono Sudjatmiko, Francisia S.S.E. Seda, Lugina Setyawati, Evelyn Suleeman, Daisy Indira Yasmine, Yosef Hilarius Timu Pera, and Roy Ferdy Gunawan The Social Well-Being Survey in Indonesia

No.4 (2017)

Seokho Kim and Jaeun Lim Patterns of Social Support Networks in Japan and Korea
Francisia SSSE Seda, Lugina Setyawati, Yosef Hilarius Timu Pera, Timoti Tirta, and Pebriansyah Policies, Social Exclusion, and Social Wellbeing in Indonesia and Malaysia
Special Issue on 2017 ISA RC55 Mid-term Conference
Georg P. Mueller Gender Inequality under Different National Welfare Regimes: An Empirical Evaluation with Entropy Measures from Information Theory
Eva Lelièvre, Sophie Le Coeur, Léonard Moulin, and Nicolas Robette Happiness, Health, and Well-Being in a Life Course Perspective: Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis of Sequences of Subjective Indicators
Ruut Veenhoven Happiness Research: Past and Future
Surichai Wun’gaeo, Surangrut Jumnianpol, Nithi Nuangjamnong, Pinwadee Srisupan, and Montakarn Chimmamee Social Well-Being in Thailand 2016: Survey Report
Emma Porio and Justin See Social Well-Being in the Philippines: Indicators and Patterns
Dang Nguyen Anh Social Well-Being in Vietnam: Designing and Preliminary Results from a Sampling Survey

No.3 (September 2016)

Hiroo Harada Happiness in Japan: From the Viewpoint of Age, Sex and Relative Wealthiness
Yuichi Marumo Visualization of Cognitive Process about Income Gap in Japan: Model Constructions Using SEM and Mutual Relations among Respondents' Attributes
Hearan Koo,
Jaeyeol Yee,
Eun Young Nam,
Ee Sun Kim
Dimensions of Social Well-being and Determinants in Korea: Personal, Relational, and Societal Aspects
Jaeyeol Yee,
Hyun-Chin Lim,
Eun Young Nam,
Do-Kyun Kim,
Ee Sun Kim
Survey Design and Descriptive Outcomes of Korean Survey
Iwan Gardono Sujatmiko,
Indera Ratna Irawati,
Ganda Upaya,
Risa Wardatun Nihayah
Social Well-being Research and Policy in Indonesia
Paulus Wirutomo Dealing with Brawls in Jakarta's Slum Area: Pursuing Social Development through Social Engagement
Jun Oyane Community Reconstruction from Flooding in Quang Phuoc Commune, Central Vietnam
Naomi Suzuki History and Forthcoming Challenges of Family Care Leave Related Systems in Japan

No.2 (March 2016)

Hiroo Harada The Significance and Availability of Happiness Study
Masayuki Kanai Contextual Effects of Bridging Social Capital on Subjective Well-being
Yuichi Marumo Empirical Analysis of Community Bonding Social Capital: Impacts in Emergency and Normal Times in Japan
Eiji Sumi Subjective Well-being and Income Inequality
Keitaro Yazaki Basic Descriptive Statistics of Japan Social Well-being Survey

No.1 (March 2015)

Hiroo Harada The Great East Japan Earthquake and Fiscal Measures
Yuichi Marumo,
Satoshi Kambara
The Citizens' Perception of Community and Local Capabilities for Disaster Management in Kawasaki-shi: Results of Web-Based Questionnaire Analysis
Satoshi Kambara The Citizens' Perception of Community in Kawasaki City Centered around Community Association Members: Results of Questionnaire Survey Conducted through Voluntary Organizations for Disaster Management
Satoshi Kambara Community Changes and Social Capital: Organizing Issues based on Previous Studies
Dang Thi Viet Phuong Social exchange and the participation of voluntary associations in lifecycle events
Research Note
Shunsuke Murakami The Social Capital of Vietnamese People in Germany
Shunsuke Murakami Introduction for discussion with Thai Colleagues
Shunsuke Murakami Commentary on "Social Capital in Thailand: Unraveling the Myths of Rural-Urban Divide
Wun' Gaeo Surichai,
Jumnianpol Surangrut,
Charoenratana Sayamol,
Nuangjamnong Nithi
Reply to Murakami's Commentary on "Social Capital in Thailand: Unraveling the Myths of Rural-Urban Divide"