Explaining the Natural Sciences with Mathematical Models, Connecting with Other Fields of Applied Research

Kentaro Ito, Lecturer
Department of Frontier Bioscience, Faculty of Bioscience and Applied Chemistry

Lecturer Kentaro Ito researches “mathematical models” that express natural phenomena in equations, and has also won an Ig Nobel Prize for joint research on slime mold. He is now pursuing new horizons at Hosei University.

Gleaning Hints for Human Happiness Away from Self-Esteem

Yu Niiya, Professor
Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies, Faculty of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies (GIS)

Drawing on her experiences in the United States, Professor Niiya brings a global approach to the study of psychology. She makes use of the distinctive environment of the Faculty of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies and, together with students from diverse cultural backgrounds, searches for the root of human happiness.

Committed to Providing Care for Dedicated Athletes and Educating Student Trainers

Shigeki Izumi, Professor
Department of Sports and Health Studies, Faculty of Sports and Health Studies

As a student, Professor Shigeki Izumi was a keen member of the Hosei University boxing club. Today, he draws on his understanding of an athlete’s frame of mind as he endeavors to support students to devote themselves to performing in their sport to the peak of their ability, free from injury.

Investigating the Influence of Climate Change on Humans and Natural Environments

Takako Yamaguchi, Associate Professor
Department of Geography, Faculty of Letters

Associate Professor Takako Yamaguchi addresses environmental issues from her perspective as a specialist in climatology, with a focus on biometeorology. Drawing on her experience working for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government on governance to create and maintain green spaces, she investigates ways for humans to live comfortably with nature.

Success in Recovery and Accumulation of Rare Metals Using Coliform Bacteria

Kaneyoshi Yamamoto, Professor
Department of Frontier Bioscience, Faculty of Bioscience and Applied Chemistry, Hosei University

Professor Kaneyoshi Yamamoto is a researcher on bacteria genome biology, especially comprehensive genome expression on Escherichia coli stress response.
His effort on basic genome biological research has made novel patentable technologies.

Striving to Develop Industrial Clusters as a Means of Supporting Sustainable Regional Growth

Masanao Kanetoh, Associate Professor
Department of Sustainability Studies, Faculty of Sustainability Studies

Associate Professor Masanao Kanetoh works actively with community residents and corporations to conduct ongoing research aimed at bringing vitality to regional economies. Focusing on industrial clusters as the key to growth, he investigates approaches to developing such systems and pursues initiatives to put them into practice.

Aiming to Create a System for Computers to Acquire Knowledge and Grow Autonomously

Yuji Sato, Professor
Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences, Hosei University

Professor Yuji Sato is committed to using cutting-edge information processing technology in the service of society. He is currently forging ahead with applied research on intelligent computing, with a focus on “evolutionary computation.”

Mobilizing Personal Connections and the Internet to Promote Consumer-Centered Product Development

Hidehiko Nishikawa, Professor
Department of Markets and Management, Faculty of Business Administration

Making use of extensive personal connections cultivated through his inimitable curiosity and energy, Professor Nishikawa’s projects include planning and developing products from a user’s standpoint. He engages in practical marketing that “gives fun a concrete shape.”

Nurturing Media Professionals to Carry Frontline Operations while Reflecting on the Social Responsibility of Media

Mafumi Fujita, Professor:Department of Media and Communication Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences

Professor Mafumi Fujita is forging ahead with media research while maintaining a vigorous activity profile within and outside the university.

Approach to Supporting Students Careers Education from the viewpoint of Educational Studies: Cultivating the AbilityPower of Thinking for a Self-Reliant Life

Koichiro Komikawa, Professor:Department of Lifelong Learning and Career Studies, Faculty of Lifelong Learning and Career Studies

Professor Koichiro Komikawa says that to cultivate students’ abilitypower of thinking, you need to avoid teaching them, and instead make them think for themselves.