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USJI Universities Research Report Vol.30

April 23,2014

Waseda University

Topic:
How to Build “Slow Cities” Fostering New Social Systems after a Major Disaster
Researcher:
Osamu Soda, Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences
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I would like to consider in this article how we should go about “social rebuilding” after a major disaster. A society is a place that enables people to live. It is a place where people share things …

Keio University

Topic:
Learning the Conceptual Framework and Practice of International Security
Researcher:
Ken Jimbo, Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
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Amidst the drastic changes to the contemporary security environment, students’ interest in foreign affairs and international security is on the rise. In Prof. Jimbo’s seminar class, close to twenty …

Kyoto University

Topic:
Current and future radiation dose rate indicates that cancer risk is low among residents outside the evacuation area in Fukushima Prefecture.
Researcher:
Akio Koizumi,Professor / Hirohiko Ishikawa, Professor / Kouji Harada, Associate Professor (Graduate School of Medicine) and Tamon Niisoe, Researcher (Disaster Prevention Research Institute)
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Research group lead by Professor Akio Koizumi (Graduate School of Medicine) and Prof. Hirohiko Ishikawa (Disaster Prevention Research Institute) conducted a study, evaluating average radiation …

Kyushu University

Topic:
Large-Scale Self-Assembled Zirconium Phosphate Smectic Layers via a Simple Spray-Coating Process
Researcher:
Atsushi Takahara, Professor
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The large-scale assembly of asymmetric colloidal particles is used in creating high-performance fibres. A similar concept is extended to the manufacturing of thin films of self-assembled …

Ritsumeikan University

Topic:
Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage Program
Researcher:
Akihisa Yoshikoshi, Professor, College of Letters Area Studies Program
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In the past, our forbearers used their ingenuity to preserve valuable artifacts and works of art.

The University of Tokyo

Topic:
Self-Assembly: The Spontaneous Formation of Complex Systems
Researcher:
Makoto Fujita, Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering / Mitsuhiko Shionoya, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science / Takuzo Aida, Professor, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering
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Many researchers at the University of Tokyo are tackling self-assembly. Self-Assembly is a spontaneous formation of complex systems from simple components. The growth of seeds into plants …

University of Tsukuba

Topic:
Research for Higher Education and University System
Researcher:
Hiromichi Yoshitake, Director and Professor / Motohisa Kaneko, Professor, Research Center for University Studies, Faculty of Business Sciences
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University System (Higher Education System) is one of the most important systems in the modern society. But at the same time, it is confronted with many problems caused by such factors as …

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