Carl Becker is Professor at the Policy Science Unit, Kyoto University. He researches Japanese medical and environmental ethics, death and dying.
He received honorary doctorates of Letters and Psychology from Bombay and Moscow, and awards from ADEC, SIETAR and the Crown Prince Akihito Foundation. Becker leads a national Japanese project investigating the effects of bereavement on productivity and medical costs, and serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals.
Most of his books are in Japanese, but on spirituality, see Paranormal Experience and Survival of Death (SUNY Press, 1992), Buddhist Care for the Dying and Bereaved (J. Watts, Ed.) (Wisdom Pubs, 2012), and ‘Spirituality’, in Ten Have (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics (Springer, 2016).