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USJI Member Universities Research Report Vol.7

February 02,2012

Keio University

Topic:
Our seminar class is a small Indian World
Researcher:
Sayako Kanda, Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics
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This seminar class studies economic history of South Asia, mainly of India.

Kyoto University

Topic:
Electrical Control of Ferromagnetic Phase Transition in Cobalt at Room Temperature -Development for future low-power magnetic devices-
Researcher:
Assistant Professor Daichi Chiba and Professor Teruo Ono, Institute for Chemical Research
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Electrical control of magnetic properties is crucial for device applications in the field of spintronics. Our research team at the Institute for Chemical research, together with NEC cooperation, have demonstrated the room-temperature electrical …

Ritsumeikan University

Topic:
A Safe RehabilitationRobot to Support the Elderly and People with Disabilities
Researcher:
Noriyuki Tejima, Professor, Institute of Science and Engineering College of Science and Engineering Department of Robotics
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In Professor Tejima Noriyuki’s lab there are many desks, but almost no chairs. This is because the traditional chairs have mostly been replaced with over 10 wheelchairs. The professor states that “these are our chairs, please, have a seat.” …

The University of Tokyo

Topic:
Catching Cholera -Phosphatidylserine essential for retrograde membrane traffic-
Researcher:
Hiroyuki Arai, Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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Researchers at the University of Tokyo (Todai) Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences have described the pathway by which the cholera toxin enters cells.

Waseda University

Topic:
Science and Technology—Has the Vital Information Been Delivered? -Taking the Activities of the Science Media Centre at the Time of the Earthquake as an Example-
Researcher:
Miho Namba, Associate Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics
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On March 11, 2011, on the campus of Waseda University in Shinjuku, Tokyo, those in laboratories and study rooms on some floors experienced such incredible shaking that they could not stay on their feet. We, on the staff of the …

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