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Research Initiative

Promotion of innovations in brain science by fusing biological and computational brain science

2017areaPromotion of innovations in brain science by fusing biological and computational brain science.

Investigating the Multilevel Mechanisms of Innovation: A Multidisciplinary Approach

2017areaInvestigating the Multilevel Mechanisms of Innovation: A Multidisciplinary Approach.

Innovative Energy Harvesting for Ambient Technology Platform

2017areaInnovative Energy Harvesting for Ambient Technology Platform.

Social design society all generations of diversity participate in

2017areaSocial design society all generations of diversity participate in.

A challenge for human performance transcendence

2017areaScientific support for the improvement of elite athletes’ performance and its application to the general public.

New Development of social welfare for structuring sustainable social sysytem

2017areaEmpirical and Theoretical Research for Social Welfare in Sustainable Society.
– Inheritance of Human Capital beyond “an Individual” and “a Generation”-.

Evolution and application of energy conversion theory in collaboration with modern mathematics

2017areaDevelopment of a unified theoretical analysis of energy conversion engineering through the collaboration between mechanical engineering and mathematical science.

Further global developments in the BioScience Research

2017area(OSHIMA Group) The health promotion based on chrono-nutrition and -exercise in older people -Comparative studies between Japan and Singapore-.
(YASUDA Group) Establishment of the international center of frontier life science research and medical engineering in WABIOS platform.

Resolution of a 21st century type of environmental and energy problem

2016areaiAn academic approach to global warming and the energy problem with a focus on the social sciences.
Development and implementation of a “brain & mind” evaluation standard for the evaluation of environmental health risks.

Realization of a 21st century type of secure and safe society, and improvement of the quality of life

icon13We propose routes to the realization of social systems that generate new value. Our research themes are the new risks with respect to safety and security that are generated by changes in the industrial and population structure, technological innovations, etc., and the improvement of the quality of life.

 

Paradigm shifts in a super-aged society

icon11Generational disparity, social security policy/system, health span, community health, medical information, illness/preventative care, healthcare/nursing robots, community, urban planning, residential environments, exercise/sports, mobility, lifestyle networks, new labor models and the market

The development of agriculture, forestry and fishery science based on an integrated model which covers all processes from production to services

icon12The effective use of water resources and atmospheric circulation patterns; agricultural, forestry and fishery policies based on the perspective of water resources; desalination systems; safety criteria for food products; systems for distinguishing genetically modified (GM) food products; effects on the human body; bioprocesses; biomass; food production plants; microbial biotechnology plants; streamlining control and distribution processes; policies and systems; discussions on the appropriateness of opening up Japanese agriculture; the self-sufficiency rate; globalization; regeneration of regions

Reconstruction from Major Disasters and Construction of New Social Systems
-Towards forming robust and flexible social infrastructure-

icon00Construction: New social systems (industrial regeneration, energy, etc.) Reconstruction: Crisis management systems, disaster preparedness and urban planning, human activity, finance and economy, infrastructure, housing, and transportation Assessments, surveying, and analysis: Natural environment and ecosystems, medical, health, living, estates, infrastructure, and social activities

Bioscience, physical biology, nanobiotechnology, biotech imaging, and chemical biology

System under globalization:laws,corporations and markets

icon02Theoretical, empirical, and policy (normative) research on the impact of globalization, as well as the establishment of legal systems, the redesigning of markets and organizations, and the formulation of corporate strategies in response to globalization. Includes research relating to issues of regional integration, such as economic and political integration.

Science and technology for a green energy society

icon03Developing revolutionary technology aimed at reducing dependence on energy generated through fossil fuels, and for the creation of low-carbon societies. Includes areas such as storage cells, fuel cells, high-efficiency traffic systems, ultralow power-consumption elements, radiation, etc.

Design for innovative health and medical care

icon04Technological development and institutional changes aimed at radically improving health and medical care systems in the 21st century. Includes areas such as prevention, diagnosis and treatment; bio-nanotechnology; life science; applied neuroscience; sports science; medical welfare; etc.

Asian synergy in the global context

icon05Studying issues and solutions relating to Japan’s co-existence with Asia, from the perspectives of systems, security, industries, environment, education, and regional societies and history. In addition, in-depth research focusing on Asia as a region will be enhanced, and proposals put forward for a new field of research in Asia studies.

Industry,policy and journalism for a sustainable society

icon06Bringing together the collected wisdom of researchers from diverse fields on the future direction that policies, laws, systems, industry structures, and journalism should take in order to ensure the sustainability of the environment, energy, and resources, and providing useful findings on the measures that Japan and the world should urgently engage in hereon.

Lifestyle design through recycle-based infrastructures

icon07Green (eco-friendly) information technology, IT networks, efficient material cycling, intelligent power networks, robotics, architecture and social infrastructure, service engineering, and others.

Basic science as the foundation for future development

icon08Promoting basic research for the development of next-generation scientific technology. Includes areas such as mathematical science, applied mathematics, physics, simulation, statistics, diversity and complex systems, space, etc.

International network for Japanology and Japanese culture studies

icon01The aims are to disseminate new research in Japanese studies and Japanese culture throughout the world, and to establish research bases. Includes areas such as Japanese studies, Nihonjinron (discourses on the Japanese), international exchange in Japan, Japanese models of peace and welfare, Japanese economic models, etc.

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