Exploring Wisdom for Harmonization between Humans and Nature
Masayuki Takada, Professor Department of Sustainability Studies, Faculty of Sustainability Studies
Professor Masayuki Takada is committed to expanding our understanding of the value of biodiversity and achieving a sustainable society where humans live with the nature.
As one of the instigators of the Japan Wetland Society, Professor Takada strives for the advancement of wetlands research.
Improving the Environment Sustainably using Natural Zeolites
Yujiro Watanabe, Associate Professor Department of Chemical Science and Technology, Faculty of Bioscience and Applied Chemistry
Associate Professor Yujiro Watanabe has been researching zeolites since he was a student at Hosei University. He is working to develop materials that will assist in the sustainable solution of environmental problems utilizing the unique properties of zeolites.
Uncovering the World of Sound, from Human Language to Noh Singing
Katunobu Itou, Professor
Department of Digital Media, Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences
Professor Katunobu Itouhas played a pioneering role in research on Japanese speech recognition system and other forms of language media. He continues to push forward boldly, expanding his research horizons into such fields as digital analysis of singing in Noh theatre.
Exploring the Power of Media to Mobilize Society and Activate Nationalism
Shotaro Tsuda, Professor
Department of Media and Communication Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences
Professor Shotaro Tsuda studies the relationship between media and nationalism, with a focus on the role played by radio in wartime Britain. From the standpoints of mass communication theory and political sociology, he continues to explore the ways media influence society.
Mastering Discrete Optimization and Generating Solutions to Real-Life Problems, founded on the Wisdom of One’s Predecessors
Kenjiro Takazawa, Associate Professor
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering
Associate Professor Kenjiro Takazawa is engaged in research on “discrete optimization,” which seeks to identify the optimal solution out of a large number of choices. As he develops algorithms to deal with theoretical problems, he also seeks ways to solve various problems in real life.
Utilizing Hosei’s Unique Educational Environment to Foster Experts in Sports Business
Takahiro Inoue, Lecturer
Department of Sports and Health Studies, Faculty of Sports and Health Studies
Takahiro Inoue brings management and marketing expertise to his work in advancing sports culture. Through activities ranging from research to overseas training, he takes the lead in honing his students’ practical wisdom.
Exploring Russia and its Growing Global Presence: Hosei’s Network Advances Cultural Exchange
Nobuo Shimotomai, Professor
Department of Global Politics, Faculty of Law
Professor Nobuo Shimotomai is renowned as one of the foremost experts in Russian studies. Drawing on historical knowledge, materials released following the collapse of the Soviet Union, and information gathered in the field, Professor Shimotomai unravels the contemporary meanings of historical change.
The Distinctive Gaze of a Literary Scholar Produces Unique Works in the Mystery Genre
Yutaka Maekawa, Professor
Department of Intercultural Communication, Faculty of Intercultural Communication
Yutaka Maekawa is both a university professor and the author of a number of popular works of mystery fiction. He continues to write vigorously, incorporating his insights as a scholar of literature into his creative works.
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.