Aya Okada Reserach Lab

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Research

Dissertation and Thesis

Doctoral Dissertation@
Mobilizing the Donor Public: Dynamics of Development NGOsf Message Framing
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Defended in March 2013
Master Thesis
The Challenge of Development NGO Advocacy in Japan
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Defended in April 2008
Master Thesis
Messages of Development Education as Reflected in its Objectives and Representation of Developing Countries (in Japanese)
Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Social Sciences Institute for the Study of Global Issues
Defended in March 2005

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Book Chapters

Okada, A. (forthcoming). Facilitating Citizensf Voluntary Commitment: Japanfs Cooperation-based Approach (Chapter 5). In Comfort, L.K. and Rhodes, M.L. (Eds.). Global Risk Management: The Role of Collective Cognition in Response to COVID-19. Routledge.
Okada, A. (2020). Media and Social Support (Chapter 4, In Japanese). In Miyagaki, G. (Ed.). Introduction to Social Sector. Minerva Shobo.
Okada, A., Ishida, Y., and Yamauchi, N. (2018). In Prosperity Prepare for Adversity. In Manoharan, A.P., and McQuiston, J. (eds.). Innovative Perspectives on Public Administration in the Digital Age (Chapter 3, pp.42-64). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Okada, A. (2015). Civil Society Organizations and Risk Management: The Case of Japan (Chapter 8, pp.125-140). In Svedin, L. (Ed.). Ethics and Risk Management. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Butt, M.K. and Okada, A. (2014). Pakistan (Part II Chapter 8, pp.94-104, in Japanese). In Yamauchi, N., Tanaka, T., and Okuyama, N. (Eds.). Global Civil Society 2014 (Sekai no Shimin Shakai). Osaka University Osaka School of International Public Policy Center for Nonprofit Research and Information.
Loustau-Williams, D. and Okada, A. (2014). Morocco (Part IV Chapter 3, pp.208-216, in Japanese). In Yamauchi, N., Tanaka, T., and Okuyama, N. (Eds.). Global Civil Society 2014 (Sekai no Shimin Shakai). Osaka University Osaka School of International Public Policy Center for Nonprofit Research and Information.
Comfort, L.K. and Okada, A. (2013). Coping with Catastrophe: gBlack Swanh in Northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011 (Chapter 13, pp.258-270). In Kapucu, N., Rivera, F. and Hawkins, C. (Eds.). Disaster Resilience: Interdisciplinary Perspective. New York: Routledge.
Comfort, L.K., Siciliano, M.D., and Okada, A. (2012). Evolving Systems in Crisis Management: The January 12, 2010 Haiti Earthquake (Chapter 7, pp. 77-91) . In Helsloot, I., Boin, A., Jacobs, B., and Comfort, L.K. (Eds.). Mega-Crisis: Understanding the Prospects, Nature, Characteristics, and the Effects of Cataclysmic Events. Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas.
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Journal Articles

Ishida, Y., Okada, A., Ono, D., Naganuma, T., and Takenaka, T. (forthcoming). Why Businesses Give: A Case of Foundationfs Long-term Disaster Relief. Journal of Disaster Research, Vol.16 (6). Accepted for Publication.
Okada, A. and Ishida, Y. (forthcoming). Nonprofit Education in Japan: Trace of Expansion and New Directions. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership. Accepted for Publication.
Cai, Q., Okada, A., Jeong, B.G., Kim, S.J. (2021). Civil Society Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Comparative Study of China, Japan, and South Korea. China Review, Vol.21(1), pp.107-137.
Cnaan, R.A, Meijs, L, Brudney, J.L, Hersberger-Langloh, S.,Okada, A., and Abu-Rumman, S. (2021). You Thought That This Would Be Easy? Seeking an Understanding of Episodic Volunteering. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. Online First.
Okada, A. (2020). Designing Charity Advertisements: Exploring Effective Use of Visuals and Texts (In Japanese). The Nonprofit Review, Vol.20(1), pp.41-54.
Nakajima, T. and Okada, A. (2019). Accountability Strategies of Nonprofit Managers: A Multi-Approach (In Japanese). Journal of Association for Research on Non-for-profit Organizations, Vol. 21, pp.39-52.
Okada, A., Ishida, Y., and Yamamoto, M. (2019). In Search of an Optimal Intersection: Reflections on Academic-Practitioner Collaboration in Japan. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership, Vol. 9(2), pp. 165-177.
Okada, A., Ishida, Y., Nakajima, T., and Kotagiri, Y. (2017). The State of Nonprofit Sector Research in Japan: A Literature Review. Voluntaristics Review, Vol. 2(3), pp.1-68. (Winner of the 2018 Japan NPO Research Association (JANPORA) Special Recognition Award)
Okada, A., Ishida, Y., and Yamauchi, N. (2017). Effectiveness of Social Media in Disaster Fundraising: Mobilizing the Public towards Voluntary Actions. International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age, Special Issue on Social Media Adoption, Utilization, and Consequences in the Nonprofit Sector, Vol.4(1), pp.49-68.
Okada, A., Ishida, Y., and Yamauchi, N. (2015). Nonprofitsf Use of Social Media in Times of Disasters: Understanding the Use the Effectiveness in Fundraising.h Japan NPO Research Association Discussion Papers, 2015-003-J.
Okada, A. and Yamauchi, N. (2014). Role of Information in Mobilizing the Public towards Voluntary Actions. Japan NPO Research Association Discussion Papers, 2014-004-E.
Oh, N., Okada, A. and Comfort, L.K..(2014). Building Collaborative Emergency Management Systems in Northeast Asia: A Comparative Analysis of the Roles of International Agencies. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, Vol.16(1), pp. 94-111.
Okada, A. and Ogura, K..(2014). Japanese Disaster Management System: Recent Developments in Information Flow and Chains of Command. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, Vol.22(1), pp. 58-62.
Comfort, L.K. and Okada, A. (2013). Emergent Leadership in Extreme Events: A Knowledge Commons for Sustainable Communities. International Review of Public Administration, Vol. 18(1), pp.61-77.
Comfort, L.K., Okada, A., and Ertan, G. (2013). Networks of Action in Catastrophic Events: The 11 March 2011 Tohoku-Oki Disasters. Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 29(S1), pp.S387-S402.
Comfort, L.K., Siciliano, M.D. and Okada, A. (2011). Resilience, Entropy, and Efficiency in Crisis Management: The January 12, 2010 Haiti Earthquake. Risk Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy, Vol.2(3), Article 1
Comfort, L.K., Siciliano, M.D. and Okada, A. (2010). Risque, Resilience et Reconstruction: Le Tremblement De Terre Haitien Du 12 Janvier 2010. Telescope, Vol.16(2), pp.37-58
Okada, A. (2006). Struggles and Difficulties in Framing Messages of Development Education: A Case Study of Development NGO (In Japanese). Development Education Vol. 53, Tokyo: Akashi-Shoten, pp.226-241.
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Book Reviews

Okada, A. (2020). Black Wave: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japanfs 3/11 Disasters (Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 2019). International Journal of Policy Studies, Vol.11(1), pp.111-114.
Okada, A. (2017). Gennifer Weisenfeld, Imaging Disaster: Tokyo and the Visual Culture of Japanfs Great Earthquake of 1923, Japanese Studies, Vol. 37(2), pp.274-276.
Okada, A. (2014). Book Review: Building Resilience: Social Capital in Post-Disaster Recovery. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Vol. 16(1), pp.112-113.
Okada, A. (2012). Book Review: East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Evacuation, Communication, Education, Volunteerism. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Vol. 14(4), pp.371-372
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Columns

Okada, A. (2021). Japan: In Need of More gUser-Friendlyh Institutional Arrangements. Carleton University PANL Perspectives.
Sasaki, S. and Okada, A. (2017). Column: Olympic Volunteers (pp.118-120, in Japanese). Giving Japan 2017. Tokyo: Japan Fundraising Association.
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Conference Presentations

Ishida, Y., Okada, A., Ono, D., Naganuma, T., and Takenaka, T. (2021). Learning from an Extraordinary Case: Qualitative Analysis of Why Businesses Give. The 14th International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) International Conference. July 12-15, 2021. Virtual.
Okada, A. and Ishida, Y. (2021). Nonprofit Education in Japan. The 14th International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) International Conference. July 12-15, 2021. Virtual.
Okada, A. and Ishida, Y. (2021). Nonprofit Education in Japan. Nonprofit Education Research Summit:@Discussing and Comparing Eastern and Western Nonprofit Higher Education Programs. The 14th International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) International Conference Pre-conference Event. July 11, 2021. Virtual.
Okada, A. (2021). Japanfs Response to COVID-19: Cooperation-based Approach. Public Management Research Conference 2021, June 23-27, 2021. Virtual.
Global Panel gNonprofit Education in Universities: Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United States (In English and Japanese).h The 23rd Annual Conference of Japan NPO Research Association, June 19-20, 2021, Virtual.
Okada, A., Sasaki, S., Konta, S., Yokoyama, N., and Chen, Q. (2021). Why People Give: Understanding the Meaning of Giving Behaviors from Narratives (In Japanese). The 23rd Annual Conference of Japan NPO Research Association, June 19-20, 2021, Virtual.
Ishida, Y., and Okada, A. (2020). gDonor Responses to eCan We Use Your Donations for Personnel Expenses?f Analysis Using Randomized Controlled Trial (In Japanese)h. The 22rd Annual Conference of Japan NPO Research Association, November 21-22, 2020, Virtual.
Okada, A and Ishida, Y. (2020). Nonprofit Education in Japan: Whofs Teaching the Nonprofit Courses? Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 49th Annual Conference. November 11-13, 2020.
Okada, A., Lindgren, R., and Wada, Y. (2020). How Direction of Gaze Affect Viewers Impression of Charity Ads: A Study Using Questionnaires and Eye-Tracking. Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 49th Annual Conference. November 11-13, 2020.
Cai, Q, Okada, A, Jeong, B, and Kim, S. (2020). Civil Society Response to COVID-19 Pandemic: A Comparative Study of China, Japan, and South Korea. The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Virtual General Conference 2020. August 24, 2020.
Okada, A. and Ishida, Y. (2019). Nonprofit Education in Japan. The 48th Annual Conference of Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), November 21-23, 2019, San Diego, CA.
Ishida, Y., and Okada, A. (2019). Willing to Fund Personnel Expenses? A Randomized Controlled Trial. The 48th Annual Conference of Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), November 21-23, 2019, San Diego, CA.
Okada, A. (2019). Nonprofits Call for Support: Focus on Communication Channels (In Japanese). 2019 The Society of Socio-Informatics Conference. September 14-15, 2019, Chuo University.
Okada, A. (2019). Exploring Ways to "Present" Information (In Japanese). Fundraising Japan 2019, September 15, 2019, Komazawa University.
Okada, A. and Yamauchi, N. (2019). Role of Volunteers in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games: Research Updates (In Japanese). Research Meeting of Japan Institute for Public Policy Studies Policy Academy/Pre-event of Japan Association of Social Relations. July 20, 2019, Nihon University.
Okada, A., Ishida, Y., and Yamamoto, M. (2019). Communicating to Bring Back the Donors: Case of a @Nonprofit in Japan. The 11th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR), July 15-16, 2019, Bangkok, Thailand.
Ishida, Y. and Okada, A. (2019). Willing to Fund Personal Expenses? Findings from a Randomized @Controlled Trial in Japan. 2019 The Third ARNOVA (Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action) Asia Conference, June 4-7, 2019, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan.
Okada, A., Ishida, Y., and Yamamoto, M. (2019). Sending Out Information to Bring Back the Donor: Potential of Social Media (In Japanese). The 21th Annual Conference of Japan NPO Research Association (JANPORA), June 1-2, 2019, Ryukoku University Seta Campus.
Okada, A., Ishida, Y., and Yamamoto, M. (2018). Role of Social Media in Retaining Disaster Relief Donors to Future Giving: A Case Study from Japan. Paper presented at Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 47th Annual Conference, November 15-17, 2018, Austin, Texas.
Okada, A., Ishida, Y., and Yamamoto, M. (2018). In Search of an Optimal Crossing: Reflection on Academic-Practitioner Collaboration in Japan. Paper presented at Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 47th Annual Conference, November 15-17, 2018, Austin, Texas.
Okada, A. and Nakajima, T. (2018). Towards an Organization Worthy to Give: Impact of Legal Status on Nonprofitsf Strategic Communication in Japan. The 13th International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR), July 10-13, 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Ishida, Y., Okada, A, and Nakajima, T. (2018). Impact of Financial Structure on Social Media Use: Japanese Nonprofits in Disaster Relief. The 13th International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR), July 10-13, 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Okada, A. and Yamauchi, N. (2018). Volunteering for Mega-sport Events: Towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. 2018 ARNOVA-Asia Conference, June 27-28, 2018, Hong Kong, China.
Kikuchi, R., Okada, A., and Ishida, Y. (2018). Overcoming Liabilities of Newness: Use of Social Media among Newly Established Nonprofits. 2018 ARNOVA-Asia Conference, June 27-28, 2018, Hong Kong, China.
Okada, A. (2018). Key Components of Nonprofit Advertisements: From an Experiment Using Internet Banners (In Japanese). The 20th Annual Conference of Japan NPO Research Association (JANPORA), June 9-10, 2018, Tokyo.
Okada, A., Ishida, Y. and Yamamoto, M. (2017). Exploring Fundraising Tips for Social Media Updates: Case Study of ADRA Japan. Paper presented at Tenth Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR), December 4-5, 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Okada, A. and Nakajima, T. (2017). How Do Cultural, Societal and Legal Changes Affect Nonprofits' Fundraising Strategy? An Organizational Approach. Paper presented at Tenth Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR), December 4-5, 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Okada, A. and Ishida, Y. (2017). Tweets that Work: Bridging Research and Practice on Social Media Use for Nonprofit Fundraising. Paper presented at Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 46th Annual Conference, November 16-18, 2017, Grand Rapids, MI.
Okada, A. and Nakajima, T. on behalf of Japan-US Research Team. (2017). Fundraising in Japan: A Challenge of the Decade. Presentation made at Colloquium gOperationalizing and Theorizing Enabling Conditions of Philanthropy and Fundraising for Cross-National Comparative Research: Challenges and Promise.h Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 46th Annual Conference, November 16-18, 2017, Grand Rapids, MI.
Yokota, T., Uryuhara, Y., and Okada, A. (2017). Effectiveness of Stages-of-Change Model on Declaration of Intent for Organ Donation: Action Research in Japan. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 25-29, 2017, San Diego, CA.
Okada, A., and Ishida, Y. (2017). Dialogic Information Transmission Via Social Media and Fundraising Strategies (In Japanese). The 19th Annual Conference of Japan NPO Research Association (JANPORA), May 13-14, 2017, Tokyo.
Okada, A. (2017). Information Transmission and Fundraising (Panel: Survey on Fundraising Activities in the Nonprofit Sector: Transformation and Challenges of Fundraising Activities, In Japanese). The 19th Annual Conference of Japan NPO Research Association (JANPORA), May 13-14, 2017, Tokyo.
Takako, N., Okada, A., and Jeong, B. (2017). Comparative Study of Nonprofit Management in Japan and South Korea: Case Study on Subjective Transformation of Management Strategies and its Determinants (In Japanese). The 19th Annual Conference of Japan NPO Research Association (JANPORA), May 13-14, 2017, Tokyo.
Jonathan, J., Nakajima, T., and Okada, A. (2017). Does the Nonprofit Accountability Environment Mirror Societal Differences? Comparison of South Korea and Japan. BK21-Plus 2017 New York Conference (Emerging Governance Issues and Policy Design in Comparative Perspective), January 12-15, 2017, CUNY-Lehman College, New York.
Okada, A., Ishida, Y., and Kikuchi, R. (2016). gDialogueh in Social Media: Implications for Strategic Communication of Nonprofits. Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 45th Annual Conference, November 17-19, 2016, Washington DC.
Nakajima, T., Okada, A., and Jeong, B. (2016). Does the Nonprofit Accountability Environment Mirror Societal Differences? Comparison of South Korea and Japan. Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 45th Annual Conference, November 17-19, 2016, Washington DC.
Okada, A., Kikuchi, R., and Ishida, Y. (2016). Leveraging the Power of Innovative Tools? Use of Social Media among Emerging Nonprofits. The 12th International Conference of International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR), June 28-July 1, 2016, Ersta Skondal University College, Stockholm, Sweden.
Okada, A., Ishida, Y., and Yamauchi, N. (2015). Effectiveness of Social Media in Disaster Fundraising: Mobilizing the Public towards Voluntary Actions. Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 44th Annual Conference, November 19-21, 2015, Chicago, IL.
Belasco, C., Okada, A., and Nelson, P. (2015). Global Religions and the Political Voice of Faith-based NGOs. Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 44th Annual Conference, November 19-21, 2015, Chicago, IL.
Okada, A. (2015). Strategic Communication of Nonprofit Organizations: Comparative Study of Information Selection in Mobilizing the Public. International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) The 9th Asia Pacific Regional Conference, August 26-28, 2015, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan.
Okada, A. (2015). How Nonprofits and NGOs Transmit Information in Times of Disasters: Mobilizing the Public towards Voluntary Actions (in Japanese). The 44th Session of Kansai Chapter, Public Policy Studies Association Japan, April 18, 2015, Kansai University, Osaka.
Okada, A. and Ishida, Y. (2015). Nonprofit Use of Social Media in Times of Disasters: Sending Out Information on Voluntary Actions (in Japanese). The 17th Annual Conference of Japan NPO Research Association, March 14-15, 2015, Musashi University, Tokyo.
Okada, A. (2014). The Use of Sectoral Relationships in Nonprofit Marketing: Examining Communication Practices of Development NGOs in Japan. Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 43rd Annual Conference, November 20-22, 2014, Denver, CO.
Okada, A. (2014). Information Dissemination of Nonprofit Organizations after the Disaster: Data Analysis of Online Survey (In Japanese).The 42nd Conference of the Behaviormetric Society of Japan, September 2-5, 2014, Sendai, Miyagi.
Okada, A. (2014). Role of Information in Mobilizing the Public towards Voluntary Actions in Times of Disaster. The Seventh Special Conference on the Great East Japan Earthquake, Japan NPO Research Association, August 31, 2014, Tokyo.
Okada, A. (2014). How Nonprofits Encourage Citizen Participation: Comparative Study of Development NGOsf Message Framing Behaviors. The 11th International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR), July 22-25, 2014, Munich, Germany.
Okada, A. (2014). Role of Information in Mobilizing the Public towards Voluntary Actions in Times of Disaster. The 11th International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR), July 22-25, 2014, Munich, Germany.
Okada, A. (2014). Issues Addressed in the Panel and the Use of Media by Nonprofit Organizations and NGOs after the Disaster (Panel: The Great East Japan Earthquake and Nonprofit PR/Marketing) (In Japanese). The 16th Annual Conference of Japan NPO Research Association, March 15-16, 2014, Osaka.
Okada, A. (2014). Representation of "International Cooperation": Framing Analysis of Information Articulated through PR and Marketing of Development NGOs (In Japanese).The 16th Annual Conference of Japan NPO Research Association, March 15-16, 2014, Osaka.
Okada, A. (2013). Role of Information in Mobilizing Voluntary Actions: Preliminary Findings from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. The Eighth ISTR Asia Pacific Regional Conference, October 24-26, 2013, Seoul, Korea.
Okada, A. (2013). Role of Information in Mobilizing Voluntary Actions. The Fifth Special Conference on the Great East Japan Earthquake, Japan NPO Research Association,September 14-15, 2013, Sendai, Miyagi.
Comfort, L.K., and Okada, A. (2013). Designing Collective Action to Build Community Resilience: The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, March 11, 2011. Paper presented at STS Forum on the 2011 Fukushima/East Japan Disaster, May 11-14, Berkeley, CA.
Okada, A. (2012). NGOs as Strategic Framing Agents in Mobilizing the Public towards Philanthropic Actions. Paper presented at the 2012 Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Actions (ARNOVA) Conference, November 14-19, 2012, Indianapolis, IN.
Okada, A. and Comfort, L.K. (2012). gBlack Swanh in Northeastern Japan: Interdependent Systems, Escalating Disaster on March 11, 2011. Paper presented at The 42nd Conference of Urban Affairs Association (UAA), April 18-21, 2012, Pittsburgh, PA.
Okada, A. (2012). Pursuing Effective, Efficient, Ethical, Yet Unique Communication Messages: Development NGOs under New Pressure in Mobilizing the Donor Public. Paper presented at International Studies Association (ISA) 53rd Annual Convention, April 1-4, 2012, San Diego, CA.
Nelson, P.J., Belasco, C.A., and Okada, A. (2012). Universal Faiths? The National Political Roots of Faith-Based Organization Advocacy Agendas. Paper accepted for presentation at International Studies Association (ISA) 53rd Annual Convention, April 1-4, 2012, San Diego, CA.
WenJiun, W. and Okada, A. (2012). Public-Private Partnerships in Emergency Response: A Case Study of the 2009 Typhoon Morakot in Taiwan and the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake in Japan. Paper presented at The 2012 Annual Conference of The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), March 2-6, 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Okada A. and Comfort, L. (2011). gBlack Swanh in Northeastern Japan: Interdependent Systems, Escalating Disaster on March 11, 2011. Paper presented at Annual Conference of Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM), November 3-5, 2011, Washington, DC.
Siciliano, M.D., Scheinert, S. and Okada, A. (2011). Meta-Networks and Decision Making Under Uncertainty: The Use of Dynamic Network Analysis during Disasters. Paper presented at the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) 2011 Annual Conference, March 11-15, 2011, Baltimore, Maryland.
Okada, A. (2009). Evaluating NGO Advocacy: The Case of Japan. Paper presented at the 2009 Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Actions (ARNOVA) Conference, November 19-21, 2009, Cleveland, OH.
Okada, A. (2008). Message Framing in Development Education: A Case of Development NGO in Japan. Paper presented at the 52nd Annual Conference of Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), March 17-21, 2008, New York, NY.
Okada, A. (2007). Advocacy in Japan: The Challenge of Development NGOs. Paper presented at the 2007 Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Actions (ARNOVA) Conference, November 15-17, 2007, Atlanta, Georgia.
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Invited Talks

Okada, A. (2021). Japanfs Response to COVID-19: Cooperation-based Approach. The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Webinar gThe Role of Government and Civil Society Against COVID-19: Asia-Pacific Responses.h July 29, 2021. Online.
Okada, A. (2021). Japanfs Response to COVID-19: Cooperation-based Approach. What We Learned from Covid-19? Workshop on Enhancing Government Capacity during a Pandemic through Experience Sharing Among Asian Governments. Hosted by Taiwan Association for Schools of Public Administration and Affairs (TASPAA), Central Police University of Taiwan, and Seoul National Universityfs Asia Regional Information Center and Northeast Asia Center. May 29, 2021. Online.
Okada. A. (2020). Japan: Cooperation-based Approach. Transition from Cognition to Collective Action in the COVID-19 Pandemic. The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Virtual Conference Live. June 22, 2020. Online.
Okada, A. (2020). Nonprofit Management Education in Japan. Non-profit Education and Trend Analysis in Taiwan Panel. National Taiwan University Department of Political Science, May 23, 2020, Online.
Okada, A. (2019). gUneasyh Charity Advertisements (In Japanese). The 78th Meeting on Information Sciences, December 5, 2019, Tohoku University Graduate School of Information Sciences.
Ishida, Y. and Okada, A. (2019). Effectiveness of Social Media in Disaster Fundraising: Mobilizing the Public towards Voluntary Actions. International Workshop on Social Capital, Resilience, and Disaster Recovery, August 5, 2019, Tohoku University Katahira Campus.
Okada, A. (2019). Voluntary Actions in Times of Disaster: Role of Information in Matching Needs and Motivation. The 5th Interdisciplinary Conference on Risk, Disaster, and Crisis Management, July 22-23, 2019, Nanjing University, China.
Okada, A. (2018). Civil Society in Japan: Challenges of Newly Established Organizations. International Conference on Constructing Civil Society: Innovation and Transition. The National Open University, October 19, 2019, Taipei, Taiwan.
Okada, A. (2018). Civil Society in Japan: Challenges of Newly Established Organizations. Chung Hua University International Scholar Lecture, October 18, 2019, Hsinchu City, Taiwan.
Okada, A. (2017). Mobilizing the Public towards Voluntary Actions for Disaster Response and Reconstruction: Case of 2011 Triple Disasters in Japan. International Conference on Civic Sphere in East Asia co-organized by Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) and Academic Sinica Institute of Sociology (IOS), March 27, 2017, Taipei.
Okada, A. (2015). Linking Practice and Research: Big Data, Open Data, and Nonprofits. Open Symposium for the 17th Annual Conference of Japan NPO Research Association, March 14-15, 2015, Musashi University, Tokyo.
Okada, A. (2014). Information Dissemination by Nonprofit Organizations and NGOs after the Disaster: Analysis of Latest Research. Presentation given at NPO Research Forum, Japan NPO Research Association on April 20, 2014.
Okada, A. (2013). Understanding the Role of Information in the Great East Japan Earthquake. Presentation given at NPO Research Forum, Japan NPO Research Association on June 16, 2013.
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Reports

Uryuhara, Y. and Okada, A. (2018). gSolving Challenges of Medical Transplantation through Social Marketing: Increasing the Rate of Declaration of Intention to Register as Organ Donors (Final Report for the 2016 Yoshida Hideo Memorial Foundation Research Grant)h (In Japanese).
Okada, A. (2010). Advocacy, Communication, and Social Mobilization (ACSM) and Stop TB Partnership Japan: Exploring its Significance. Report presented at Japan-US Symposium for Advocacy, Communication, and Social Mobilization for International Tuberculosis Control. Washington DC, April 2, 2010.
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Research Funds

2021-2023 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Basic Research Program gEmpirical Analysis on Sustainable Management of Nonprofit Organizations in a Disaster Cycleh Co-Investigator (Principal Investigator: Yu Ishida, Miyagi University School of Project Design)
2019-2021 The Toyota Foundation Research Grant Program 2019 gFostering Future Leaders: Comparative Study of Nonprofit and Philanthropic Education in East Asia and the West.h Principal Investigator.
*Grant period extended due to COVID-19.
2016-2018 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B) gStrategic Information Transmission of Nonprofit Organizationsh Principal Investigator.
2015-2017 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Basic Research Program gImpact of Disaster Related Policies on Public Service Provision by Nonprofit Organizationsh Co-Investigator (Principal Investigator: Yu Ishida, Miyagi University School of Project Design)
2016 Yoshida Hideo Memorial Foundation Research Grant gSolving Challenges of Medical Transplantation through Social Marketing: Increasing the Rate of Declaration of Intention to Register as Organ Donorsh Co-Investigator (Principal Investigator: Yoko Uryuhara, Doshisha University Faculty of Commerce)
2013-2014 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up "Representation of International Cooperation: Messages of Development NGOs in Mobilizing the Donor Public" Principal Investigator.
2014 Doshisha University Center for Learning Support and Faculty Development gMutual among International Students and Japanese Studentsh
Okada, A. and Nakamura, I. (2015). Creating an Effective Mutual Learning among International Students and Japanese Students: 10 Hints for Practice in Classroom (Japanese only)
2011-2012 The Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation Research Grant for Social Science Research
2011-2012 Alex Weilenmann Dissertation Research Fund
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