Shohei Okamoto

First Major Graduate School of Economics D1
Master of Arts in Economics
Master of Medical Sciences
Research Subject

“Incentive Policies to Promote Preventive Behavior“

Hobby Trip, Sport

Self-Introduction

My major is economics, and I deal with topics regarding the social security system, which is one of the most important problems in “super mature society.” Especially, I have researched socioeconomic determinants of non-communicable diseases and cognitive decline. The reason why I decided to attend a master program was actually that I would like to join the Keio Program for Leading Graduate School. When thinking about my career after finishing an undergraduate school, I did not feel like entering a large company in Japan without any special skills. In addition, I wanted to have more opportunities to challenge myself and make further progress. Therefore, this program has been useful for me to gain mainly three things: practical and professional skills, abilities needed to work globally including English skill and friendly competition. An image of graduate school life seemed sober and gloomy, I found it significant later on, however, as I have been experiencing many chances for developing my skills, such as a government-commissioned project, new encounter with professors at medical school, and overseas activities, and so on.