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USJI Universities Research Report Vol.52


Sophia University

Taking the Lower Voter Age as an Opportunity to Change Japanese Education and Society
Haruhiko Tanaka, Professor, Department of Education, Faculty of Human Sciences
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Senior high school students and other young people meeting the new minimum voting age of 18 will participate in the voting process for the first time in the Upper House election in July this year. As someone who has been calling for a lower minimum voting age for many years now…

The University of Tokyo

Fluorescent probe for easy esophageal cancer diagnosis: Enzyme specifically activated in esophageal cancer as molecular target
Yasuteru Urano, Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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A University of Tokyo research group has developed a reagent which fluoresces a few minutes after being sprayed on esophageal cancer. This reagent may find applications in early diagnosis of esophageal cancer in clinical settings such as during endoscopies…

University of Tsukuba

Exploring fluctuations in citizen engagement on a local government Facebook page in Japan
Muneo Kaigo, Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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 The Tsukuba Civic Activities Cyber-Square is a Facebook page managed by a local government in Japan that has over 2000 followers including various civil society organizations and individuals that are oriented towards civic activities. This study explored how various functions of government elevate …

Waseda University

Keio University

SFC and the Future of Collaborative Computing
Hideyuki Tokuda, Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies & Graduate School of Media and Governance
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Professor Hideyuki Tokuda specializes in computer science, ubiquitous computing and distributed systems, or what is now commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT).   He serves as Director of Keio’s Ubiquitous Computing and Communication Laboratory…

Kyoto University

Kyushu University

Ritsumeikan University

Towards New Peace Studies : A Study of Reconciliatory Governance and Sustainable Peace Building in Post-Conflict Areas
Jun Honna, Professor, College of International Relations
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Civil wars in Africa, the failing states in the Middle East, separatist movements in Asia, and insurgency in Central and South America represent the type of conflict in the globalizing world of the 21st century. Many of them are not inter-state wars but internal…


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