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USJI Universities Research Report Vol.48

March 31,2016

Keio University

Kyoto University

Kyushu University

A remarkable new species of the genus Teinotarsina (Lepidoptera, Sesiidae) from Okinawa-jima, Japan
Toshiya Hirowatari, Professor, Faculty of Agriculture
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A new species of long-legged clearwing moth Teinotarsina aurantiaca Yagi, Hirowatari & Arita, sp. n. is described from Okinawa-jima, the Ryukyus, Japan. The species is distinguishable at a glance from other related congene….

Ritsumeikan University

Learner's Science as an Application of Science for Human Services Creating a New Discipline
Akira Mochizuki, Professor, College of Letters
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Over the past 10 years, we have been trying to create “the science for human services (Taijin-Enjo gaku)”. Generally speaking, the aim of human services is to allow individuals with any type of disability to expand their options for participating in socie…

Sophia University

Making Japan a Country Where Women Can Play Active Roles in Politics -- Upsurge in Security Debate Provides a Springboard
Mari Miura, Professor, Faculty of Law
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Early this year Taiwan gained its first woman leader when Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party won the presidential election (she takes office in May). The Republic of Korea is led by President Park Geun-hye, and Hilary Clinton is a strong con …

The University of Tokyo


Closer and closer to the focus: Observing undersea earthquakes where they occur
Masanao Shinohara, Professor, Earthquake Research Institute
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To properly understand earthquakes, we need to gather observational data from near their source. Working to that end over many years, the Earthquake Research Institute at the University of Tokyo has developed a system capable of monitoring…

University of Tsukuba

Combined effects of recent Pacific cooling and Indian Ocean warming on the Asian monsoon
Hiroaki Ueda, Professor, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences
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Recent research indicates that the cooling trend in the tropical Pacific Ocean over the past 15 years underlies the contemporaneous hiatus in global mean temperature increase. During the hiatus, the tropical Pacific Ocean displays a La Niña-like …

Waseda University

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