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USJI Universities Research Report Vol.25

November 27,2013

Keio University

Topic:
Clathrate hydrates useful for natural gas storage and CO2 extraction
Researcher:
Ryo Ohmura, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
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Clathrate hydrates have a cage-like structure made of water molecules in which a substance other than water has been sealed and crystallized. Substances that can be sealed in the cage structure …

Kyoto University

Topic:
The Ancient East-West Cultural Corridor Emerged from Myanmar to Thailand and Cambodia - Around 2,000 Kilometers in Mainland Southeast Asia
Researcher:
Mamoru Shibayama, Professor / Masayuki Yanagisawa, Associate Professor, Center for Integrated Area Studies (CIAS)
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The Ancient Road – The East-West Cultural Corridor, which ancient cultural exchanges were existed associated with such as rule, religion, and trade in mainland Southeast Asia from Myanmar to …

Kyushu University

Topic:
A Palladium-Nanoparticle and Silicon-Nanowire-Array Hybrid: A Platform for Catalytic Heterogeneous Reactions
Researcher:
Shigenori Fujikawa, International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER)
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We report the development of a silicon nanowire array-stabilized palladium nanoparticle catalyst, SiNA-Pd. Its use in the palladium-catalyzed Mizoroki-Heck reaction, the hydrogenation of an …

Ritsumeikan University

Topic:
Building Tsunami Proof Bridges
Researcher:
Kazuyuki Izuno, Professor, College of Science and Engineering / Department of Civil Engineering
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As a voice yells “OK, here we go!” a mass of water is released and in an instant roars down an acrylic waterway that is 20cm wide and 4 meters long. At the end of this acrylic waterway awaits a …

The University of Tokyo

Topic:
Connecting the past and the present -The Historiographical Institute-
Researcher:
Toru Hoya, Professor, Historiographical Institute
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Each document in the collection of the Historiographical Institute is a connection to the writer, to past readers, to past events. The documents are diverse, from personal diaries and family trees …

University of Tsukuba

Topic:
Health Promotion for Healthy People and Patients with Chronic Diseases
Researcher:
Kiyoji Tanaka, Department of Sports Medicine, Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences
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Treatment of Obesity and Obesity-related Chronic Diseases, Assessment of Visceral Far Volume, Assessment of Vital Age, Successful Aging for Older Adults

Waseda University

Topic:
Issues in the “Special Intelligence Protection Law (Bill)” -Reversal of Principles and Exceptions
Researcher:
Asaho Mizushima, Professor, Faculty of Law
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Transparency of information is the principle of a democracy advocating an “open government,” and secrecy is permitted only on an exceptional basis; it takes special justifications to protect secrecy. In …

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