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Total Policy for Family

Miyoko Motozawa
Professor
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The purpose of this research is to make total policies for family and addresses issues related to prevent and avoid the domestic violence on children, on aged people, on individuals with disabilities and on spouses. There is a growing recognition of the problems that families encounter in having a peaceful and inclusive family environment. Such an environment requires a broad understanding of the issues and identifying the complex web of causes from legal, social, economic and policy perspectives. In Japan, different laws apply to cases related to the prevention of violence and protection of victims of domestic violence depending on who in the family are victims of the violence. There is a clear need to have a total policy for the family that comprehensively applies to an evolving family structure of modern Japan. The research explores the experiences of countries with comparable social, economic, and legal environment to identify relevant lessons in addressing policies of the family.
The main members of the research are experts from different fields of social sciences and medical science with expertise in social security law, comparative law, public policy, and management. The research team, with a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach, proposes to undertake a four year research on total family policy.

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Research Unit for Studying Prehistoric Diet and Matrimony by Isotope Analysis

Akira Tsuneki
Professor
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

All members of this research group consist of the memebers of the Research Center for West Asian Civilization, Pre Stragegic Initiative by the Organization for the Support and Development of Strategic initiative between 2010 - 2013. This Research Unit was founded as one of the sub-groupes from the Research Center, for execution of an individual study on human skeletons stored in the University.

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Research Unit for Advanced Control Quantum Beam

Kimikazu Sasa
Associate Professor
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences

The present group consists of researchers from Faculty of Pure and Applied Science and Faculty Life and Environmental Sciences who mainly use quantum beams. The major purposes of the present group are i) progress of interdisciplinary researches with cooperation in research institutes in Tsukuba area, ii) establishment of global research networks in quantum beam science, and iii) development of new interdisciplinary area including research and education base and industry-university cooperation.

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Human Assistance Research Unit

Makoto Itoh
Associate Professor
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems

The aim of the research unit is to establish the methodology of adaptive human activity assistance. In order to make the human assistance system be effective, we develop methods for human skill evaluation and inference of the psychophysiological state and/or the intent of the human in a non-intrusive manner with pattern recognition and/or soft computing techniques.

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Human-Machine Coagency

Toshiyuki Inagaki
Professor
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems

University of Tsukuba has been playing world-class leading roles in human-machine systems research. The aim of this research unit is to explore "human-machine coagency," a new academic paradigm for realizing harmony among humans, advanced technologies, and society.

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Research Unit for Art and Technology

Hiroo Iwata
Professor
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems

University of Tsukuba has been leading advanced research in media technologies as well as artistic expression based on science and technology. This research unit aims to explore new academic field by fusing researchers of technology and art.

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Visual Information Media

Yuichi Ohta
Professor
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems

Vision is the most dominant information channel of human brain. By fusing computer vision and computer graphics technologies, we realize novel visual information media which can augment human vision and improve the quality of life.

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Research Unit for Interdisciplinary Robotics

Takashi Tsubouchi
Professor
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems

Inter-Disciplinary Robotics Research holds both interdisciplinary and practical aspects of robotics in order to bring a breakthrough in the solution for the living and natural environment.

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Next Generation Interactive Information and Communication Infrastructure

Jiro Tanaka
Professor
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems

Toward the establishment of the next generation interactive information and communication infrastructure, we will conduct the research on "interactive information and communication architecture", by carrying out the research on "real-world sensor information processing", "ubiquitous software" and "secure social infrastructure".

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Spatial Information Science

Tsutomu Suzuki
Professor
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems

We strategically aim at utilizing technology of spatial information analysis that is fusional field of geographic information science and urban engineering. Furthermore we perform research activities for pursuit of advanced spatial analytical technique that aims at strategic application to making policy with scientific knowledge.

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Colloid Engineering in Bio-Resources

Yasuhisa Adachi
Professor
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences

The understanding of colloidal dynamics and its utilization is critically important and useful in the bio-resource science. The aim of this group is to ensure the level of the fundamental original discipline as well as to develop the academic forum of colloidal engineering. This will be the core of the formation of network of excellence which will facilitate future collaborations between universities, research institutes and private companies. Another effort will be made producing new type of education.

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Practice of the Balance Between Development and Environmental Conservation in Arid Land

Mitsuteru Irie
Associate Professor
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences

For the realization of sustainable development in arid and semi-arid land where available resource is limited, the accurate evaluation of the resource amount and the technology development for the advanced use of the resource are required. In addition, the spread of the technology to society should be carried out with the quantitative evaluation of its benefit and the enlightenment to the society. The research unit propose and carry out the practical research including the spreading process of the technology to the society with the knowledge of water resource, ecology, biology and development economy.

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Agro-Sphere Research Unit

Atsushi Tajima
Professor
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences

This research unit is a consortium of the staff belonging to the Agriculture and Forestry Research Center and Doctoral and Master’s Programs of the Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences. Members of this consortium study materials cycling and ecosystems in the fields of Agricultural and Forestry Research Center to solve the problems in agricultural and forestry production systems on biological, ecosystem and economical sciences for sustainable development.

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Center for Usability and Aging Research

Etsuko T. Harada
Professor
Faculty of Human Sciences

To realize principled basis for the usable design for older adults on artifacts and community, execute multiple approaches about usability and ageing based on volunteer participants database.

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Translational Social Neuroscience on Hormonal Basis of Prosocial Behavior

Sonoko Ogawa
Professor
Faculty of Human Sciences

The main purpose of this research unit is to study brain mechanisms of social behavior which is essential for establishment of social bonding. We will determine the roles of time-specific, sex-specific and site-specific hormonal actions in the regulation of various social behavior by promoting active collaborative studies at molecular, neuroanatomical, neurophysiological, psychological and clinical levels. Our ultimate goal is to provide neurobiological evidence for better understanding of various problems associated with social deficits and lack of social relationships, and establish a research center for biology-based translational social neuroscience.

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Sport Performance Research and Development

Michiyoshi Ae
Professor
Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences

This research unit intensively does a high level research on sports performance and develops new sports techniques, newly-designed sports equipments, and innovative training methods in the field of physical education and sports, especially high performance sports.

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Pedagogy of Physical Education

Yoshinori Okade
Professor
Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences

To realize quality of physical education, our research group will try to develop curriculum model, instructional model and physical education teacher education model. At the same time, we will try to construct the effective system to develop them in cooperation among school, university and administration.

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Create the Smart Wellness City for Realizing Healthy and Longevity Society

Shinya Kuno
Professor
Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences

The Smart Wellness City is a new urban design concept, which enhances people's well-being by walk autonomously in the city. It has an urban layout which encourages walking and cycling, and reduced healthcare cost. This study aims to create a sustainable "Smart Wellness City", and contribute local revitalization.

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Budo Research and Educational Unit

Toshinobu Sakai
Associate Professor
Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences

Budo developed within the long history while interacting with various different cultures. It is one of the greatest culture that is inherent in Japan. In order to understand the Japanese culture through Budo, various experts from different discipline will come together to provide their expertise. The result of their collaboration will be used not only in Japan but also overseas.

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Study of Olympic Movement and Education

Hisashi Sanada
Professor
Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences

It merges research with practical educational programmes across 11 affiliated schools of the University. From the beginning of 2011 we inaugurated the renewed Olympic education programme at these ‘laboratory schools’, from the primary grades to high school, including 5 schools for children with special educational needs, and at the University. We will enhance the ideal Olympic Movement through these practice and research in the world.

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BAMIS

Hideaki Soya
Professor
Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences

BAMIS (Body and Mind Integrated Science) Centre has been conducting studies aiming to develop innovative sports programs help grow "Tough Body and Mind (they can act positively with getting over stressful events)". For this aim, we investigate the effects of martial arts, Budo such as Judo and Kendo and of oriental body work such as Yoga and meditation on our body and mind by taking advantage of cognitive neuroscience, information system engineering, physiology, psychology and sports sociology.

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Motor Ability Research

Takahiko Nishijima
Professor
Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences

The purpose of Motor Ability Research Unit and Group is to analyze measurement techniques, assessment methods, and development mechanics of human motor ability on training for world-class athletes, daily living activities for middle age and elderly people, and sports and exercises for children and youth.

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Sport Policy

koichi kiku
Professor
Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences

We research comprehensively sport policy developed at the national, international and supranational level, with the approval of the cultural and social role and significance of sports, from the global and interdisciplinary perspective. We also form a base for creating new area of sport policy research and for leading this area nationally and internationally. Furthermore, we contribute to the policy implementation of actual sport policy and the practice of graduate education, on the basis of the results of this study.

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World Heritage Governance Research Unit

Nobuko Inaba
Professor
Faculty of Art and Design

The Research Unit aiming to be the international research center of Studies on World Heritage Governance. Establishing a network of the international institutions concerned, the Unit contributes to the sustainable future of our human society and the earth as a whole through concrete research and responses to the complex problems emerging from the governance of World Heritage sites.

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Particle Radiotherapy for Next Generation

Hideyuki Sakurai
Professor
Faculty of Medicine

We promote both basic and clinical researches for proton therapy and BNCT. By conducting clinical trials for these two particle therapy, BNCT will be upgrade to advanced medical care, and proton therapy will be sophisticated. Final goal of work of the unit is establishment of the international hub for the particle radiotherapy research institute.

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Genome Medicine Research Unit

Naoyuki Tsuchiya
Professor
Faculty of Medicine

Genome Medicine Research Unit aims at establishing a support system for human genome analysis to facilitate identification of genomic diversities associated with susceptibility to intractable diseases or drug response. Furthermore, in collaboration with Clinical Trial and Research Center, Tsukuba University Hospital, the Unit intends to translate the research findings into drug discovery and personalized medicine.

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Molecular Sportology

Junichi Shoda
Professor
Faculty of Medicine

Our research group (named Molecular Sportology) has an interdisciplinary organization which consists of the instructors from the Faculty of Medicine, those from the Faculty of Health and Sport Science, the outside scientists from a National Institute and a National University. In order to prevent and/or treat obesity and life style-related diseases, the group will conduct a series of translational studies of exercise therapy from bench to bedside. Based on the forthcoming results, we aim to create new evidences regarding the efficacy of exercise therapy.

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Lipid & Energy Metabolism Research Unit

Hitoshi Shimano
Professor
Faculty of Medicine

Our group trys to discover new therapeutic targets and develop new interventions in lifestyle-related diseases, such as diabetes mellitus, obesity, and atherosclerosis, through basic and clinical researches from the viewpoint that homeostasis failure in lipid and energy metabolism causes them.

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Health Services Research

Nanako Tamiya
Professor
Faculty of Medicine

The purpose of our project is to analyze quality of health services for sustaining Japan's health and welfare system and supporting the increasing number of old people. We provide these professional information and a specific suggestion to the policy maker. Our research unit, not only study the arrangement of the medical care field alone, but also the multidisciplinary points of view of policy, law, economics, sociology, anthropology and so on, incorporating effectively their fruits, in order to achieve better medical services for all people, and aiming to help transmitting their success inside and outside the country, and with this, improving the quality of service "achieving medical care in harmony with life".

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Biological Fuction and Regenerative Medicine Research Group

Akira Matsumura
Professor
Faculty of Medicine

The stem cell therapy is combined with drug delivery system and robot technology in this project. DDS is used to control in-vivo development of the stem cells and robot technology to support the regenerated physical functions. Pharmacokinetics of DDS and development of the stem cells are reconfirmed using the in-vivo imaging technology. We are finally going to apply the above complex treatment system to human being.

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Research Unit for Comprehensive Clinical Application of Tsukuba Nanoparticle

Hideo Tsurushima
Associate Professor
Faculty of Medicine

DDS has been prepared, using nanomicelles, which have abilities to release the drugs according to in-vivo regional pH. We are developing the treatment system for ulcerative colitis, and arteriosclerosis, using these nanomicelles. And then, we are evaluating another nanoparticles for the treatment of brain diseases, which could pass the blood-brain barrier, and another one, which could be accumulated by the magnetic force. In a few years, we would like to take these nanoparticles to the clinical trials.

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Development and Clinical Application of Emerging Medical Technology, Biomaterial, and Medical Device

Masataka Sakane
Associate Professor
Faculty of Medicine

To develop a system to facilitate the process of clinical application has been developed through industry-academia collaboration and cooperation of medicine and engineering. To developed a new biomaterial, medical device, the state-of-the-art medical technology.

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Create the KIZUNA through Sick Children

Ryo Sumazaki
Professor
Faculty of Medicine

Create a KIZUNA SHAKAI, reciprocal and barrier-free community, through a study of a care for children with disease/disability.

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3D-CG Virtual Operation Unit

Nobuhiro Ohkohchi
Professor
Faculty of Medicine

We plan to develop the new 3-DCG virtual operation simulation system produced by organic combination of Information Technology (IT) and clinical surgery, as the computational anatomical models. The aim of this research is the regional gap correction of the cancer treatment outcome, the shortening and optimization of the long on-the-job-training (OJT) which causes the reduction of the surgeons.

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Conservation, Utilization, and Physical and Chemical Analyses of Cultural Heritage

Yoko Taniguchi
Associate Professor
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

This project aims to establish a comprehensive system for preserving cultural heritage using a multidisciplinary approach that includes conservation science, West Asian archaeology, chemistry, engineering, and information science. In order to address the growing threat to cultural heritages posed by severe natural disasters such as Japan's 2011 megaquake/tsunami and human conflict like civil wars and unrest recently triggered in West Asia, the project will focus on research utilizing international resources, materials, and sites; the compilation of case studies highlighting diverse data and know-how; and broadly disseminating knowledge to enhance preservation of our cultural heritage.

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Quantitative Analysis of Diffusion Process

Yasufumi Saruwatari
Professor
Faculty of Business Sciences

The diffusion, such as grassroots influential, the sub-prime loan crisis, and the Net community, and so on, generally has big impacts on social systems and may change the market structures. We seek to find the mechanism of such diffusion process, and try to analyze the controllability of the dynamics of the process by developing mathematical models.

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Global HRD

Hirohisa Nagai
Professor
Faculty of Business Sciences

Develop a total practical implication for competency scale development, training system and allocation and utilization for next generation of the global leaders at the frontline of international management from global and interdisciplinary approach and based on empirical surveys both in qualitative and quantitative analyses.

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Bioimaging by Frontier Molecules

Tatsuo Arai
Professor
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences

This research group aims to create and develop novel molecules having high potential for imaging of biological events by amalgamating researchers with various scientific backgrounds. In this research group, specialist in photochemistry, organic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, and polymer science are included for the co-operative work to find new molecules and new fields for Tsukuba originated bioimaging molecules.

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Soft Computing

Takehisa Onisawa
Professor
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems

This research unit aims for the formation of a research center of intelligent information processing systems based on soft computing. Particularly, the present unit concentrates efforts on the research project for the spatial and temporal understanding of damage and human suffering after the earthquake using soft computing, the short-range wireless technology and the Internet. This project is supported by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(JSPS) and Directorate General of Higher Education(DGHE, Indonesia) under the Japan-Indonesia Research Cooperative Program.

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Innovative Product Design Methodology

Junichi Hoshino
Associate Professor
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems

Our mission is to establish product design methodologies for creating innovative high-tech products by integrating engineering, design, and kansei science.

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Interdisciplinary Research Unit for Space Development

Makihito Nishioka
Professor
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems

We has been conscious of the trend of the modern space use, and study on the interdisciplinary space development. We also create the innovative use of the human resources in space and the novel space technology (propulsion, aerodynamics, thermal engineering, space environment, robotics) to contribute to the next generation space development.

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Research and Support of Child Growth for Tomorrow

Tsutomu Nagasaki
Professor
Faculty of Human Sciences

This research unit is composed by professors who are attending to the Pre-Strategic Initiatives (Research Base-Building) of "Establishment of Research and Support Center of Child Growth for Tomorrow." The purpose of this research unit is to establish a research center to assessment comprehensive child development and environment and make intervention programs for healthy child growth. Through these studies, key competencies for future social world would be clarified.

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Urban Operations Research

Yoshiaki Ohsawa
Professor
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems

"Urban operations research is an expanding research area of engineering and economics.
This special interest unit on urban operations research holds a series of original seminars, which may be attended by about fifty researchers and students, including foreigners, according to past records."

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Data Engineering & Knowledge Discovery

Hiroyuki Kitagawa
Professor
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems

With the global promotion of information technology, management and utilization of big data has been a very important research issue. We tackle this issue based on data engineering and knowledge discovery disciplines, and aim at development of key technologies which enable the next generation information society.

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Brain Information Processing of Decision Making

Munetaka Shidara
Professor
Faculty of Medicine

This research unit investigates the brain information processing mechanisms of decision making based on reward value by recording behavioral data and neuronal activity from human subjects and animal models, and applying statistical model analysis and theoretical neuroscientific analysis.

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Human Information Interaction Science

Tetsuya Maeshiro
Associate Professor
Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science

Research on measurement of external and internal features of human information behavior, construction of information behavior model, and methodologies to support better information behavior.

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Knowledge Resource Sharing Technology

Shigeo Sugimoto
Professor
Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science

This research unit promotes research and development of information technologies required for finding, accumulating, organizing, sharing, and utilizing the information resources produced by network communities.

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Food Security

Hiroshi Ezura
Professor
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences

In this research group, we predict social and economic situations in Japan and surrounding the world in 2030 from the view point of scientific analysis, draw up the proposal for food security as well as research development toward achievement, and advance our relevant researches.

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Theory and Practice of Programming

Yukiyoshi Kameyama
Professor
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems

This research unit studies Science and Technology of Programming with the special emphasis on high assurance of correctness. Its topics include foundational theories, program analysis and verification, design and implementation of programming languages, meta-programming, and their application to real-world problems.

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Research Unit on Students with Disabilities in University

Kazunori Takeda
Professor
Faculty of Human Sciences

This research group consists of mainly disability sciences specialist staffs in Office for Students with Disabilities at University of Tsukuba. The group inquires into high-quality support method and accessible environment, support system, awareness of students with disabilities through the practical and survey research.

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Public Health Promotion

Fumi Takeda
Professor
Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences

We investigate health promotion programs at community, school, and worksite by studying psychosocial factors (risk and/or salutary factors) related to mental and physical health status and its care in order to create healthy society for all people.

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Implementation for Health and Longevity by Cooperation of Basic, Social and Clinical Medical Sciences

Kunihiro Yamagata
Professor
Faculty of Medicine

This complex research group is established on foundations for Frontier of Renal Outcome Modifications in Japan (FROM-J), comprehensive ZoneSmart Wellness City, regional cooperation projects University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba City, Intel Corporation. The research aim is to build a system to encompass the clinical realization of health promotion, medical systems, regional cooperation society, and the life science.

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Traditional Houses, Settlement, and Environment in East Asia

Masaki Fujikawa
Professor
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems

We will conduct interdisciplinary researches on the relationship between traditional houses, settlements and environment in East Asia based on fieldworks. Starting from the apprehension of synchronic mutual relationship, we will proceed to the understanding of historical spreading process of wooden architectural culture all over East Asia.

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Women's Health and Maternity Nursing Research

Yoko Emori
Professor
Faculty of Medicine

The research focus of our group is the women and their children and families to clarify the women's health nursing on reproductive health and rights on evidence based research.

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Regulatory Science for Medical Products

Kennichi Yanagi
Professor
Faculty of Medicine

"Regulatory science" is defined in the 4th Science and Technology (S&T) Basic Plan as science for coordinating results of S&T with the most desirable form for harmony between people and society by conducting accurate forecasts, assessments, and decisions based on evidence for the purpose of using the results of S&T for the people and society. As outcomes of basic researches in universities and public research institutions, seeds that lead to the development of medical products such as drugs or medical devices, etc. are produced. We will accelerate commercialization of these seeds by researching effective methods to evaluate safety, efficacy and quality of each product in the viewpoint of regulatory science.

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Environmental Change in Japanese Alps

Norikazu Matsuoka
Professor
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences

This program aims to predict the influences of global warming on the environments of the Japanese Alps region. To achieve this goal, scientists of three universities cooperate and promote the project beyond the framework of each university. Specialists of climate, water and nutrient cycles, carbon cycle, and ecosystem face the issues. The outcomes of this project will enable future predictions and countermeasures against global warming.

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Social inclusion

Ichiyo Matsuzaki
Professor
Faculty of Medicine

A comprehensive study from the perspective of occupational psychiatry, adolescent and child psychiatry and safety promotion, is conducted by Social Inclusion Research Unit to cooperate and reform of welfare and labor policies of Japan in recent years.

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Dynamics of Kokoro : An Interdisciplinary Research of Kokoro based on Mental and Physical Practices.

Hidenori Sakuma
Professor
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

According to the Yog?c?ra school of Mah?y?na Buddhism, human beings conceive of objects (things) and picture them through the filter of concepts (thoughts) accumulated in the brain and, what is more, see only the resultant images (cognition-only), and the Yog?c?ra school considers the origin of human suffering to lie in this mode of cognition. The practice of yoga (yog?c?ra) represents a practice-based method for transcending the binary opposition between concept and object. In this Unit, we use the term “Kokoro” to refer to the state of “life” that continues even once this state of binary opposition (characteristic of the ordinary person) has been resolved (by becoming a buddha). Applying the findings of brain science and cognitive science which, founded on the dualism of mind and matter, have in recent years been turning their attention to the Yog?c?ra school in the United States and elsewhere, the Unit will aim for a clinical and interdisciplinary elucidation of the reality of the “Kokoro.”

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Economic experiments & Social simulation

Eizo Akiyama
Professor
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems

It is important to ask how predictable social phenomena under interdependent decision-making are to ensure the soundness of the research. The purpose of this project is to investigate the applicability of game theory to prediction of human economic behaviors and social phenomena, by economic experiments and social simulations.

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Value creation

Maiko Shigeno
Associate Professor
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems

As attracting big data analysis, it is important to construct the platform for value creations by combining a lot of data. The purpose of our research group is establishment of new methodology for the value creation using mathematical technology based on the inspection using real data.

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Arctic Warming Effect

Yoshihiro Shiraiwa
Professor
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences

This research unit is mainly composed of researchers on marine biology, protistology, microalgae, ecology, meteorology, remote sensing and environmental sciences in the University of Tsukuba and key researches of other institutes who have actually been collaborators in research funds in association with marine ecology, paleontology, environmental sciences, ocean acidification and Arctic ecosystems. And then this unit focuses on the effects of the global warming on Arctic environment and ecosystems to simulate future marine ecosystems.

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Ecosystem services studies

Kunihiko Yoshino
Professor
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems

The Ecosystem Services Studies research unit consists of the three researchers. Dr. Yoshino, the principal investigator, specializes in regional environmental assessment with a particular focus on landuse using remote sensing technique. Dr. Murakami is a specialist in environmental design. Dr. Kaida specializes in economic valuation of environmental values and in development project evaluation. This unit works on ecosystem services and biodiversity issues in selected common survey sites to propose policy options to solve the problems and, furthermore, to better manage and improve the ecosystem services by applying suitable research methodologies and expert knowledge that each unit member is specialized in an integrated way. The research interests of the research unit cover: the understanding of the present states of environmental problems, monitoring of environmental changes and their processes, environmental assessment from diverse viewpoints, and proposal of practical environmental policies and programs.

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Digital Humanities

Toshihito Waki
Associate Professor
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Tsukuba Research Group for the Digital Humanities is a research unit that was started by members of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science. The unit will discuss approaches to the digital humanities through the collaboration of scholars in the humanities and in library and information science, who have views from opposite ends of the spectrum regarding data and what it should be.

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Collaborative Interdisciplinary Research in Management Sciences, Economics, and Psychology

Yuichiro Kanazawa
Professor
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems

Five faculty members of Division of Policy and Planning Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, collaborate on interdisciplinary research in the area of management science (organizational behavior, finance, and marketing) and economics (microeconomics and industrial organization).

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Integrative Behavioral Neuroscience of Neuroplasticity and Sleep

PAVLIDES, Constantine
Professor
Faculty of Human Sciences

The main interest of this Research Unit is to study basic brain mechanisms and the role of sleep involved in long-term memory consolidation, through the use of behavioral, molecular/pharmacological, anatomical and electrophysiological methods. The first specific objective will be to determine neuronal functional organization in limbic and neocortical regions in animals performing either spatial or episodic memory tasks. The second objective will be to determine the role of sleep in memory consolidation, and more specifically, to investigate possible gene cascades that may be involved in the memory consolidation process, specifically during sleep.These specific aims will be achieved by collaborative efforts of behavioral neuroscientists at the faculty of human sciences and foreign research institutes.

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Environmental Design through Sports

Kazuyoshi Watari
Associate Professor
Faculty of Art and Design

We research the Environmental Design through Sports, a new academic field, constructed by 3 exsisting fields: Sports, Place Making, and Service Engineering.

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