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USJI Universities Research Report Vol.18

March 29,2013

Keio University

Topic:
Constructing a theoretical framework for Southeast Asian isolating languages
Researcher:
Naomitsu Mikami, Professor, The Keio Institute of Cultural and Linguistic Studies
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Interest in Asian languages has exploded in recent years, with Chinese and Korean particularly garnering attention due to the growing importance of Chinese for business and global increase in …

Kyoto University

Topic:
Nucleotide sequences that enable to produce self-pollinating buckwheat
Researcher:
Masashi Mori, Associate Professor / Yasuo Yasui, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture
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Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) is an annual crop produced in the world’s temperate regions. Buckwheat flour is used in various ways to make noodles, bread, pancakes and other products …

Kyushu University

Topic:
Ablation of Fbxw7 Eliminates Leukemia-Initiating Cells by Preventing Quiescence
Researcher:
Keiichi I. Nakayama, Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Medical Institute of Bioregulation
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Imatinib eradicates dividing progenitor cells of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) but does not effectively target nondividing leukemia-initiating cells (LICs); thus, the disease often relapse after …

Ritsumeikan University

Topic:
Micro Bubble: A Trump Card for Quick Water Purification
Researcher:
Shuya Yoshikawa, Associate Professor, College of Science and Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering
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As the motor of a small device is activated the water in the aquarium slowly turns a milky white. Upon closer inspection one can notice that the cloudiness of the water is actually from the extremely …

The University of Tokyo

Topic:
Todai Research, on site: Introducing medical technology at the University of Tokyo
Researcher:
Ichiro Sakuma, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering
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On Tuesday, 8 January 2013, the University of Tokyo (Todai) Public Relations Office organized the first in a series of “on site” events, introducing Todai’s research to members of the foreign …

University of Tsukuba

Topic:
Body and mind integrated sciences
Researcher:
Hideaki Soya, Professor, Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences
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BAMIS (Body and Mind Integrated Science) Centre has been conducting studies aiming to develop innovative sports programs help grow “Tough Body and Mind (they can act positively with …

Waseda University

Topic:
Will Mandatory Continuous Employment up to the Age of 65 Decrease Employment Opportunities for Young Workers?
Researcher:
Yoshihiko Fukushima, Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics
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The Elderly Employment Stabilization Act (henceforth denoted EESA) was revised in August 2012, and is to be enforced from April 1, 2013. This revision requires companies to keep …

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