Dr. Toshihiko Yanagawa graduated from Wakayama Medical University in 1981. He is a pediatrician and a professor at the School of Health and Nursing in Wakayama Medical University. He is a certifying pediatrician by the Japan Pediatric Society and also a specialist of child neurology by the Japanese Society of Child Neurology, with over 30 years professional experience.
Dr. Yanagawa studied the prevention system for child abuse and neglect (CAN) at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London in 1998-1999. He is also a board member of the Japanese Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (JaSPCAN) and co-chair of the prevention of CAN project team of the Japan Pediatric Society.
Dr. Yanagawa is also a Fellow of the Japanese Society of Child Health and a member of the Japan Epilepsy Society, the Japanese Society of Emergency Pediatrics, and the Japanese Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Yanagawa is currently interested in parenting and parenting training, especially the use of Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. He has published Japanese translations of "Every Parent – a Positive Approach to Children’s Behavior”", a book written by Matthew R. Sanders in Australia, and "Triple P – 17 Skills of Positive Parenting for the Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities”.