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USJI Universities Research Report Vol.24

October 30,2013

Waseda University

Topic:
Reduced Regional Income Inequality in China
Researcher:
Masashi Hoshino, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics
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Shadow banking is the hot topic about the Chinese economy today. What is not well known, however, is that in the shadow of that issue, income inequality in China has been decreasing …

Keio University

Topic:
Social security and employment policy: inseparable and essential for our livelihood
Researcher:
Atsuhiro Yamada, Professor, Faculty of Economics
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In this seminar group of 17 third-year students and 18 fourth-year students, the fourth-year students join the faculty members in making comments on the third-year students’ research reports …

Kyoto University

Topic:
Identification of a plant-specific nanomachine regulating nuclear movement
Researcher:
Ikuko Hara-Nishimura, Department of Botany, Graduate School of Science
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A group led by Professor Ikuko Hara-Nishimura (Department of Botany, Graduate School of Science) revealed the molecular mechanism underlying nuclear movement in plants. The cell nucleus …

Kyushu University

Topic:
Empirical Prediction of Electronic Potentials of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes With a Specific Chirality (n,m)
Researcher:
Naotoshi Nakashima, Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering
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The determination of the electronic states of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) with a specific chirality has been a central issue in the science of SWNTs. Here we present the empirical …

Ritsumeikan University

Topic:
Secondary Disasters:Sounding the Warning Bell on Asbestoses
Researcher:
Hiroyuki Mori, Professor, College of Policy Science/Department of Policy Science
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The Japanese Ministry of Environment has estimated that roughly 22,730,000 tones of wreckage was created in the Great Tohoku Disaster, which is 1.5 times the amount that was created in …

The University of Tokyo

Topic:
Toward Active Living by a Centenarian Generation: A Large-Scale Social Experiment for a Highly-Aged Society
Researcher:
Hiroko Akiyama, Project Professor, Institute of Gerontology
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By the year 2030, Japan will be a “highly-aged” society in which one person in three is 65 or older. In anticipation of this future scenario, the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Tokyo is …

University of Tsukuba

Topic:
Human-Automation Coagency
Researcher:
Toshiyuki Inagaki, Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, University of Tsukuba
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In human supervisory control, machines control the process according to directives given by human operators, where the humans have the final authority over the machines or automation. There are ..

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