ニュースRSS一覧(英) https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/rss/newslist.rss ニュースRSS一覧(英) en Copyright(C) Doshisha University All Rights Reserved. Tue, 27 Feb 2024 19:03:23 +0900 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Recommended E-books on Diversity: Selection of 100

Discover our featured collection of e-books!

The Diversity Promotion Committee has curated a selection of recommended e-books on diversity-related topics.
Covering areas such as "sexual diversity," "gender equality," "multicultural coexistence," and "support for people with disabilities," these e-books offer both foundational and specialized knowledge.
Whether you're on campus or at home, we encourage you to explore these e-books using your preferred device!

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/library/dl/en/news/detail/037-e57Ii9.html News Tue, 27 Feb 2024 14:09:49 +0900
Doshisha Business School Acquires International Accreditation from AMBA!

first published on Dec. 20th, 2023

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Doshisha Business School Acquires International Accreditation from AMBA!

Doshisha Business School (DBS, Graduate School of Business) obtained international accreditation for its MBA program from AMBA (The Association of MBAs: United Kingdom) on October 18, 2023. Established in 1967 in the UK, AMBA is one of the three most prestigious international accreditation bodies in the world, alongside AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business: United States) and EFMD (The European Foundation for Management Development: Belgium). As of October 2023, only about 2% of business schools worldwide, totaling 305 schools, have obtained international accreditation from AMBA. This achievement by Doshisha Business School marks only the fourth Business School in Japan to achieve AMBA accreditation, also making it the first AMBA accredited Business School in the Kansai region. Doshisha Business School (DBS) has formally established its world-class educational quality and research activities through the accreditation evaluation process by such a respected international third party. This international accreditation certifies that the education provided by DBS embodies the spirit of conscientious education and leverages the wisdom that blends Kyoto's tradition and innovation, nurturing leaders possessing high levels of integrity who can also contribute to the sustainable development of economies and societies globally. DBS will continue to utilize AMBA's global network to constantly improve the quality of education that is offered and aim to continue to improve the value that it provides to its students and alumni. Through its unique MBA program, offered in both Japanese and English, DBS promises to nurture leaders who will forge a new era and contribute to the creation of a better society.

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-DAMWRq.html Spotlights Mon, 26 Feb 2024 16:27:54 +0900
Korea University “Global Leadership Program 2023”

The Global Leadership Program, a short-term study abroad program of Korea University, one of the most prestigious private universities in South Korea, was held at Doshisha University Imadegawa Campus for about three weeks from January 29 to February 16, 2024, and 17 international students studied at our university.

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In this program, Japanese language classes are thoroughly taught by faculty members of the Center for Japanese Language and Culture. There are many daily assignments, and every year many Korea University students have mastered the Japanese language and deepened their understanding of Japanese culture. And it's not just about the language. The program also includes various hands-on learning experiences that are only possible in Japan, such as a Zen meditation experience, and an aikido experience. One of the most attractive aspects of studying abroad is the chance to meet and interact with people. Many Doshisha students again participated in the program as supporters and study volunteers, assisting in classes, holding welcome and farewell parties, and making efforts to interact with the students on a daily basis. They helped the students with conversation practice and presentation preparation, and deepened their friendship with the international students by interacting with them as young people outside of the study program.

On the final day of the program, the participants gave presentations on themes related to Japan that they had chosen. The students prepared presentation materials and gave their presentations entirely in Japanese, and the results of their studies over the past three weeks were fully demonstrated in their presentations. The themes were very original, and we listened to them with great interest.The final event of the day was the completion ceremony. Everyone received their certificates with smiles and poses. After the ceremony, it was time for the last exchange before returning home. It was impressive to see the international students and our student supporters enjoying conversation in Japanese and regretting their separation. 3 weeks was a short period of time, but it seems that the students were able to build friendships and have a wonderful influence on each other. We sincerely hope that the students of Korea University and Doshisha University who participated in this program will continue to strengthen their friendship and become a bridge between Korea and Japan and the world.




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国際センター 留学生課

TEL:075-251-3257
FAX:075-251-3123
E-mail:ji-ois@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-EeKNnC.html News Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:16:24 +0900
(Closing soon) We subsidize your submission to high-impact open access journals.
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Making an article open access means making the research result available to anyone for free, without restrictions imposed by publishers. Open access has a huge significance in the perspective that the research result will return to the public.
Recently, only a few people can read published articles. By making an article open access, everyone can read the article without restrictions, which will increase the citation score of the article.
Therefore, we support research activities that draw attention to the university’s research achievements and contribute to the academic community and the public, by encouraging researchers to submit articles to internationally renowned journals and to make the articles publicly available through open access.

We opened the call on Monday, May 8, 2023, and the budget for this academic year is decreasing. Please remember to apply if you have published an Open Access article that meets the following conditions.

1. Eligible Articles

Any article written by a full-time faculty member of the university as first author or corresponding author*1) and submitted to a high-impact (top 10%) open access journal*2).

*1)
In the case that research disciplines or journals require the order of authors to be alphabetical, etc., we will decide on the support if the application meets other conditions and the payment of APC by the applicant is confirmed.

*2)

Please refer to the attached material for how to confirm which journals are ranked in the top 10%.

2. Support Details

The lower amount between the article processing fee actually paid by the applicant or the upper amount of the suitable category below will be subsidized as research incentive expense*3).
[Category A] Top 5% journals: up to 500 thousand yen
[Category B] Top 10% journals: up to 250 thousand yen

*3)

Research Incentive Expense:
- Will be subsidized as a research expense.
- Please contact us if you have any inquiries regarding the range of expenses that can be implemented by this budget.
- The amount you receive as Research Incentive Expense can be carried over to the next year (one year only). The amount carried over from the previous year can be used in combination with the newly allocated amount.

3. How to Apply

Please apply via the form below within 3 months from the date of publication of the open access journal in which your article is published.
*There may be the case in which we can support publications of more than 3 months ago.
If you would like to apply with such an article, please contact the Department of Research Planning.

Application Form for the Research Incentive Expense of Open Access Publication

*Note:
- A researcher can apply for the grant once per academic year.
- The application will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis within the budget, so it may not be possible to support you if the total support at the time of your application has exceeded the budget.
- If you have any inquiries regarding the remaining budget, please contact us at the bottom of this page.

This academic year only, we will support separately the articles posted on OA journals during the period stated below.The conditions for the support are the same as the above, except for the intended period.
Please apply at your earliest convenience, as this support is on a first-come, first-served basis.
[Intended period: From January 1, 2022 to February 28, 2023]
*There is still some room for applications for AY2022. Please check again if you have eligible publications.

(Closing soon) We subsidize your submission to high-impact open access journals.

How to search Top 10% journals

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-BHC8kf.html News Mon, 05 Feb 2024 10:21:41 +0900
【Submission Required】To international students who will continue to study in the academic year 2024 (This information applies to all international students who hold "STUDENT" status)

In this web page, you can find the important information regarding the documents and the web forms you are required to submit upcoming academic year (2024).If you will continue to study in the academic year (2024), please be sure to read this webpage carefully and submit them by the deadline.

Status of Residence・Contact Information Notification Form (Mandatory for all students)

You have been granted "Student" status by the regional immigration services bureau as a qualification to study and research at Doshisha University. The university must report your residence card information and whereabouts to the Immigration Bureau by the designated date. Therefore, if you do not submit your residence card and contact information, there is a possibility that your residence visa will be adversely affected. To avoid a such situation, please be sure to submit them via the web form below by the deadline.

Eligible Applicants

International students who will continue to study in the academic year 2024 (Not applicable to students of the Center for Global Education and Japanese Studies and students who are taking a leave of absence)

Submission Deadline

By 5 p.m. JST. Friday, March 22, 2024

Submission Document and Web Form

Residence Card Image Submission Format (Excel)

Status of Residence ・Contact Information Notification Web Form


How to Submit 

  1. Please download the "Residence Card Image Submission Format (Excel)" mentioned above.
  2. Please take pictures of your residence card (front-back both sides) and student ID card (front side only) and paste on the designated places of the submission format.
  3. Please access the web form above, enter your personal information: faculty or graduate school, contact information, address, and items on the residence card, and upload the “Residence Card Image Submission Format (Excel)” above-referenced.

Notice

  • In order to use the web form, the user ID and password issued by Doshisha University are required. If you don’t know your user ID and password, please contact to the Office of International Students.
  • Please report that you don't have a residence card yet at first via the web form in case you cannot get it by the deadline because you cannot enter Japan or you have any other specific reason. After you enter Japan and get a new residence card, please take pictures of your residence card (front-back both sides) and student ID card (front side only) and paste on the designated places of the submission format and submit it via the web form.


Report Form Regarding Your Information During Taking a Leave of Absence (Mandatory for those who are taking a leave of absence)

If you are currently taking a leave of absence, please be sure to report your contact information, expected time of re-enrollment of Doshisha University and so on to the Office of International Students. Please make sure to submit the web form by the deadline.

Eligible Applicants

Students who are taking a leave of absence 

Submission Deadline

By 5 p.m. JST. Friday, March 22, 2024

Submission Web Form

Report Form Regarding Your Information During Taking a Leave of Absence

Notice

  • Those who are currently taking a leave of absence are required to submit “Web Form Regarding Your Information During Taking a Leave of Absence” instead of submitting the “Residence Status / Contact Information Notification Web Form”.

Doshisha University Self-Financed International Student Scholarship Recommendation Request Form

If you are a self-financed regular international student and wish to be nominated for a scholarship requiring a university recommendation, you need to submit the “Scholarship Recommendation Request Form” via the web form.

Please note that if you fail to report the required information on your Status of Residence etc. via the “Status of Residence・Contact Information Notification Web Form” or "Report Form Regarding Your Information During Taking a Leave of Absence", your “Scholarship Recommendation Request Form” will be rejected.

Please be sure to check the document "【IMPORTANT】Regarding Submission of the “Doshisha University Self-Financed International Student Scholarship Recommendation Request Form” for more details.

【IMPORTANT】Regarding Submission of the “Doshisha University Self-Financed International Student Scholarship Recommendation Request Form (PDF)

Eligible Applicants

You must be at least one of the following in order to submit “Scholarship Recommendation Request Form”.

  1. A self-financed regular student holding a “Student Visa” (students in double-degree programs with college student visas are among those considered regular students)
    ※Those who don't currently hold a “Student Visa” since you are unable to enter Japan due to the specific reason are also eligible for applying this as long as you are expected to hold it once you come to Japan.
  2.  A self-financed regular student who was accepted to Doshisha University via the “Examination for International Students”
    ※ If you have been already awarded an outside scholarship for the 2024–2025 academic year or are scheduled to receive an outside scholarship until your graduation, you are not eligible to be nominated, so submission of the “Request Form” is not required.

Submission Deadline

By 5 p.m JST. Friday, April 5, 2024

Submission Document and Web Form

Scholarship Recommendation Request Form (Excel)

Scholarship Recommendation Request Form Submission Webform

How to Submit 

  1. Please download the "Scholarship Recommendation Request Form (Excel)" mentioned above.
  2. Please fill in the "Scholarship Recommendation Request Form (Excel)".
  3. Please access the web form above, enter your personal information: faculty or graduate school, contact information, and upload the "Scholarship Recommendation Request Form (Excel)" above-referenced.

Notice

  • The “Scholarship Recommendation Request Form” is not an application form for any particular scholarship. Submission of the “Scholarship Recommendation Request Form” expresses that you would like to be nominated to a scholarship requiring a university recommendation (such as a JASSO scholarship). The “Scholarship Recommendation Request Form” is used as reference material when we select candidates for scholarships.
  • If you are nominated, the OIS will contact you by phone or e-mail. The period of nomination varies by scholarship, so you may be contacted at any time during the year. Students who are not nominated will not be contacted.
  • If you fail to submit the “Scholarship Recommendation Request Form” by the deadline, you will not be qualified to be nominated for any scholarships requiring a university recommendation during the 2024 academic year.

Other Important Notice

Although you don't need to submit these documents, please be sure to read them carefully.

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ED Card for Re-entrants

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If you are planning to re-enter Japan within 1 year, you must present your residence card and ED card at departure and tell them that you are going to re-enter. Please be sure to check this document before you leave Japan temporarily.

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How to Forward E-mails with Office 365

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In order to reduce the risk of missing e-mails, we highly recommend that you set forwarding e-mails which are delivered to your DU address to your private e-mail address. Please make sure to read this document if you have not completed this setting.

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Smartphone App for Using University Email

ファイルをひらく

We recommend you to use the smartphone app for using university email since there are less troubles comparing to forwarding emails. Please be sure to check this document if you have not used this smartphone app.

Contact

Office of International Students (Imadegawa Campus)

TEL : 075-251-3257
FAX : 075-251-3123
E-mail:ji-ois@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

Office of International Students (Kyotanabe Campus)

TEL : 0774-65-7453
FAX : 0774-65-7068
E-mail:jt-ois@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-dW5MHg.html Notices Tue, 09 Jan 2024 10:00:00 +0900
[Research News] Chemical Synthesis Using Titanium Dioxide: An Eco-Friendly and Innovative Approach
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A team of researchers now present an eco-friendly and innovative approach for the blue light-promoted synthesis of heterocyclic thiochromenopyrroledione derivatives catalyzed by titanium dioxide.

Hitomi Yutaka, a Professor, and Pijush Kanti Roy, a Ph.D. candidate, both from the Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, and their research team propose a new titanium dioxide-catalyzed strategy for synthesizing thiochromenopyrroledione derivatives in blue light.

Thiochromenopyrroledione derivatives, while not yet recognized as a primary structure in pharmaceuticals, contain sulfur, an element frequently found in many drugs, indicating their potential in medicinal applications. Recently, the researchers demonstrated that the blue-light irradiation of 4-substituted thioanisoles and N-substituted maleimides with titanium dioxide as a photocatalyst led to a dual carbon–carbon bond formation reaction. The study presents titanium dioxide as an eco-friendly catalyst for thiochromenopyrroledione derivatives synthesis and advances innovative methods for organic synthesis.


Reference

Kanti Roy P., Okunaka S., Tokudome H., Hitomi Y. Blue Light-Promoted Synthesis of Thiochromenopyrroledione Derivatives via Titanium Dioxide-Catalyzed Dual Carbon–Carbon Bond Formation with Thioanisole and Maleimide Derivatives (2023) Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis
DOI: 10.1002/adsc.202301021

For more details, please see the website of Organization for Research Initiatives and Development, Doshisha University.
Research News: Chemical Synthesis Using Titanium Dioxide: An Eco-Friendly and Innovative Approach

Image Credit: Professor Yutaka Hitomi from Doshisha University
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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-EntwCy.html Spotlights Mon, 01 Jan 2024 14:00:00 +0900
Examination for the Fall Semester 2023

Information about the examination for the Fall semester will be available on the following schedule inDUET or on "Exam and Report Information(DUET)” page of the University website (Home > Current Students > Exam and Report Information).

Date Exam type
Tuesday, December 26th, 2023
in-class evaluation
January 16th, 2024 January 29th, 2024
report examination
due between January 16th and February 17th, 2024
Monday, January 15th, 2024 final examination
January 30th, 2024 - February 17th, 2024

*Please note that information about general reports and in-class evaluations outside of this designated period will be sent to you individually by your instructor or posted on the bulletin board.

Please confirm the following information before taking the examination for the Fall semester.

Report examination


Reports should be submitted online via e-class, DUET, E-Mail, Microsoft Forms, etc. When submitting your report, you must comply with the following.

  1. Please follow the directions of your instructor regarding where and how you should submit reports and the file format (PDF, Word, Excel, etc.).
    For information on how to convert files to PDF format and report submission procedures, please refer to the "Exam and Report Information(DUET)”. (Japanese Only)
  2. In accordance with the directions of your instructor, you may be required to submit reports using the University's prescribed format. In this case, please download and use the format from the link below.
    Webdisk
    *Some courses use a format created by instructors or the department instead of the format above. There will be a separate guidance for such courses, so please check “Exam and Report Information", “DUET message" from your instructor, and the original website of the affiliated department carefully, and submit it in the appropriate format for each course as instructed.
    *In the case of courses that require students to submit reports using the University's prescribed format, please be sure to fill in all the items on the first page and submit it along with the body of the report to the designated address, even if report information state that "cover sheet is Not necessary".
  3. When using a shared PC, the sign-in information of the previous user may be retained. Please make sure that you are logged in with your own user ID when submitting reports via e-class, DUET, E-Mail, Microsoft Forms, etc. If the ID is different from your user ID, you will not be able to receive proper evaluation.
  4. When submitting a report, please be sure to check that you have sent the correct content and file beforehand.
  5. No late essays or reports will be accepted.

When you submit reports on the web (e-class, DUET, E-Mail、Microsoft Forms, etc.), there is a possibility that you may not be able to submit by the deadline due to delays in operation and email delivery caused by system failure or access congestion. Please allow ample time to submit your reports.

6.

The following acts will be considered as suspected plagiarism. If you are confirmed by the faculty council to have plagiarized submitted course work, you will fail (students enrolled in or after 2004) or receive 0 points (students enrolled in or before 2003) for all of the courses that you have registered for in the semester concerned, and the decision will also be publicly announced (Certain courses as designated by the faculty council are excluded from this measure.)

  1. Using the writing of another individual, or information from the Internet as your own without citing the source.
  2. Submitting another individual’s report or article as your own.
  3. Submitting a report or an article which you have asked another individual to compose for you or which has been generated by electronic tools, software, etc., under your order.
  4. Composing a report or an article for submission as another students’ work.
  5. Obtaining another individual’s report or article for the purpose of copying or providing another individual with your own report or article for the purpose of copying.
  6. Other activities that damage the fairness of the evaluation of a report or an article.

In all essay and report examinations at Doshisha University we prohibit you from submitting work generated by Generative Artificial Intelligence (ChatGPT, Bard, BingAI, etc.) as your own. If you violate this rule, it will be considered an act of cheating and dealt with strictly. Details are available on the University's website.

7.

If you are confirmed by the faculty council to have plagiarized submitted course work, you will no longer meet the academic requirements and you may be disqualified from receiving financial aid.

In-person examination, etc. (in-class evaluation, final examination)


  1. Before taking In-person examination, etc. (in-class evaluation, final examination), please check the following link for precautions.
    Notes for Examination
  2. In the event that a regular examination cannot be held for any of the following reasons, the examination may, in principle, be postponed to a later date during the examination period, including a preliminary examination date in the academic calendar. In such cases, information will be provided via the university website, DUET, bulletin boards, etc. In the cases that an examination is postponed, the makeup examination will be scheduled based on the original examination date, in principle, will be handled as stipulated in the makeup examination rules.
     
  1. In case of transportation failure (regardless of the cause)
  2. In the event of a storm warning or special warning (heavy rain warnings are not applicable).
  3. Notwithstanding the above, in the event that the president deems it difficult or dangerous to conduct classes or exams.

Makeup Examination


  1. If you were not able to take the final examination and/or the additional examination due to illness or circumstances beyond your control, you may request a makeup examination.
  2. If you wish to take a makeup examination, please click the link below to check the details and follow the prescribed procedure.
    Makeup Examination
  3. Please follow the instructions given by the office or the instructor regarding the procedure for applying for the makeup examination for online exams.
  4. If you apply for a makeup examination due to an "accident or suspension of public transportation services," you need to submit the delay certificate along with the request for makeup examination form. Many railway or bus companies have stopped issuing paper-based delay certificates, and they are posted on the website of each company. If you are eligible for a makeup examination and apply for a makeup examination at the office of your affiliated faculty/graduate school, please note that you need to print out and submit the delay certificate posted on the website along with the request for makeup examination form.
  5. COVID-19 has been designated as an “Infectious Diseases Prevented in School” from May 8, 2023. For details, please refer to the University's website.

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-U9TN2E.html News Fri, 22 Dec 2023 17:00:00 +0900
[Research News] Reclaiming Carbon Fibers from Discarded Composite Materials
Image Proteostasis Carbon-fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRPs) as energy-efficient structural materials.
Thanks to their light weight yet remarkable strength, the use of CFRPs in the automobile, aerospace, and renewable energy industries is soaring. However, this means finding effective ways to recycle the waste generated by CFRPs is essential to ensure sustainability in the long term.

Kiyotaka Obunai, an Associate Professor, and Kazuya Okubo, a Professor, both from the Department of Mechanical and Systems Engineering of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, have investigated how using superheated steam can help preserve the properties of fibers recovered from waste carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) via thermal decomposition.The demand for CFRPs for aerospace, automotive, and renewable energy applications has recently skyrocketed, creating the need for efficient ways to recycle these composites. Their findings could open doors to more sustainable manufacturing processes and a reduced environmental impact in industries reliant on CFRPs, contributing to a greener future.

Reference
Obunai K., Okubo K. Mechanical characteristics of reclaimed carbon fibre under superheated steam atmosphere and its feasibility for remanufacturing CFRP/CFRTP (2024) Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 176, art. no. 107843
DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2023.107843


For more details, please see the website of Organization for Research Initiatives and Development, Doshisha University.
Research News: Reclaiming Carbon Fibers from Discarded Composite Materials

This achievement has also been featured in the “EurekAlert!.”
NEWS RELEASE 16-NOV-2023: Reclaiming Carbon Fibers from Discarded Composite Materials


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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-VM0Gy2.html Spotlights Thu, 16 Nov 2023 14:00:00 +0900
[Research News] Study Reveals Novel Therapeutic Target to Eliminate Unwanted and Misfolded Proteins
Image Proteostasis Schematic representation of NRF1-triggered activation of aggrephagy mediated by impaired proteasome activity
The ubiquitin‒proteasome system (UPS) and autophagy are protein degradation pathways essential for maintaining protein balance and regulation, or proteostasis (left panel). When proteasome activity decreases because of several reasons including chemical inhibitors and aging, the transcription factor NRF1 gets activated, leading to the upregulation of proteasome gene expression (“the proteasome bounce-back response;” middle panel). Furthermore, complete proteasome dysfunction activates NRF1-mediated aggrephagy, inducing the expression of the aggrephagy-related genes p62 and GABARAPL1 (right). These cellular responses help combat proteasome dysfunction by maintaining proteostasis.

Atsushi Hatanaka, a graduate student, and Akira Kobayashi, a professor, both from the Laboratory for Genetic Code, Graduate School of Life and Medical Sciences, and their research team discovered the hidden mechanism of "aggrephagy," with major implications for degenerative protein diseases.
In cells, the ubiquitin‒proteasome system (UPS) plays a key role in the elimination of unwanted or misfolded proteins. When UPS fails, cells activate a backup process called "aggrephagy" for clearing ubiquitin-tagged proteins. However, the associated mechanism behind this process remains unknown. Recently, Hatanaka, Kobayashi, and their colleagues have demonstrated how another protein called NRF1 facilitates aggrephagy, thereby providing new therapeutic targets for diseases resulting from misfolded proteins.
These findings pave the way toward developing novel therapeutics for degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and dementia with Lewy bodies.

Reference
Hatanaka A., Nakada S., Matsumoto G., Satoh K., Aketa I., Watanabe A., Hirakawa T., Tsujita T., Waku T., Kobayashi A. The transcription factor NRF1 (NFE2L1) activates aggrephagy by inducing p62 and GABARAPL1 after proteasome inhibition to maintain proteostasis (2023) Scientific Reports, 13 (1), art. no. 14405
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-023-41492-9

For more details, please see the website of Organization for Research Initiatives and Development, Doshisha University.
Research News: Study Reveals Novel Therapeutic Target to Eliminate Unwanted and Misfolded Proteins

This achievement has also been featured in the “EurekAlert!.”
NEWS RELEASE 4-OCT-2023 Study Reveals Novel Therapeutic Target to Eliminate Unwanted and Misfolded Proteins

Image Credit: Atsushi Hatanaka, Sota Nakada, Gen Matsumoto, Katsuya Satoh, Iori Aketa, Akira Watanabe, Tomoaki Hirakawa, Tadayuki Tsujita, Tsuyoshi Waku, and Akira Kobayashi
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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-Jer1y7.html Spotlights Thu, 05 Oct 2023 10:34:06 +0900
[Research News] Unveiling the Science of Ultrasound-Driven Microbubble Desorption
TOC Molecular desorption from a microbubble under ultrasound irradiation.
The amount of molecular desorption can be estimated quantitatively by the proposed method.

A research team headed by Professor Daisuke Koyama and graduate student Ms. Reina Kobayashi, from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, reported, “novel measurement technique can help develop targeted therapeutic strategies that use microbubbles and ultrasound to deliver drugs to specific locations.”
Vascular drug therapies often lead to undesirable side effects on healthy tissues. Addressing this issue requires targeted drug delivery systems. They have recently developed an innovative approach for measuring the amount of molecules desorbed from the surface of individual microbubbles when irradiated with ultrasound. Using this technique, they analyzed the desorption process in detail, revealing insights that could enable the design of next-generation drug delivery systems based on drug-loaded microbubbles and ultrasound.

Reference
I Kobayashi R., Narita J., Nakaoka N., Krafft M.P., Koyama D. Quantitative estimation of phospholipid molecules desorbed from a microbubble surface under ultrasound irradiation (2023) Scientific Reports, 13 (1), art. no. 13693.
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-023-40823-0

For more details, please see the website of Organization for Research Initiatives and Development, Doshisha University.
Research News: Unveiling the Science of Ultrasound-Driven Microbubble Desorption

This achievement has also been featured in the “EurekAlert!.”
NEWS RELEASE 21-SEP-2023 Unveiling the Science of Ultrasound-Driven Microbubble Desorption


Image Credit:Daisuke Koyama and Reina Kobayashi
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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-shhp5F.html Spotlights Thu, 21 Sep 2023 13:30:00 +0900
2023 Fall/ To international students who hold “STUDENT” status (That is, admission without taking the entrance exam for international students)
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This is an important announcement regarding a status of residence and registrations for scholarships.
Please be sure to check the details below.



Request for a report on your status of residence and contact information form (Mandatory for all students

  •  You need to submit this web form after arrival in Japan.
  • [Deadline] By 5 p.m. on September 27th (Wed.)
  • [How to submit] Please submit the web form below.

Status of Residence ・Contact Information Notification Form

 Residence Card Image Submission Format (Excel)

※ Please take photos of your residence card and student ID card, insert & paste them in excel file above, and upload the excel file to the web form above.


Submission of Doshisha University Self-Financed International Student Scholarship Applicant Registration Form (Only if you wish to apply)

  • [Eligible Applicants]
    Newly-enrolled students in September 2023
    Also, you must be at least one of the following in order to apply:
    (1)A self-financed regular student holding a “Student Visa” (students in double-degree programs with college student visas are among those considered regular students)
    OR
    (2)A self-financed regular student who was accepted to Doshisha University via the “Examination for International Students”
    * If you have been already awarded an outside scholarship for the 2023–2024 academic year or are scheduled to receive an outside scholarship until your graduation, you are not eligible to be nominated, so submission of the “Registration Form” is not required. 
  • [Deadline] By 5 p.m. on September 27th (Wed.)
  • [How to submit] Please submit the web form below.

Self-financed International Student Scholarship Applicant Registration Form 

Submission of Doshisha University Self-Financed International Student Scholarship Applicant Registration Form(Excel)

※ Please fill in the excel file and upload it to the web form.



Application of Doshisha University Merit Scholarships for Self-Funded International Students (Only if you wish to apply)

  • [Deadline] By 5p.m. on September 29th (Fri.), 2023
  • [Note] You must meet all the conditions below.
    ・A regular student who was accepted to Doshisha University via the examination OTHER THAN the “Examination for International Students”

    ・A regular student holding a “Student Visa”

    ・A regular student who wish to apply for Doshisha University Merit Scholarships for Self-Funded International Students

    ・A regular student who haven’t applied for Doshisha University Merit Scholarships for Self-Funded International Students before

  • [How to submit] Please submit it via web form below

 Application form of Doshisha University Merit Scholarships for Self-Funded International Students (Web form) 

Application Form for Doshisha University Merit Scholarships for Self Funded International Students(Word)

※ Please fill in the excel file and upload it to the web form.


Related Link Orientation web page for incoming international students
You can find the details of the documents you need to submit on this web page. Please be sure to check it.
Contact

Office of International Students (Imadegawa Campus)

TEL : 075-251-3257
FAX : 075-251-3123
E-mail:ji-ois@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

Office of International Students (Kyotanabe Campus)

TEL : 0774-65-7453
FAX : 0774-65-7068
E-mail:jt-ois@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-Z2WDuw.html Notices Tue, 19 Sep 2023 16:28:35 +0900
Peer Support Program for International Students (2023 Fall Semester)

Peer Support Program for International Students (2023 Fall Semester)

Current students at Doshisha Univeristy will be peer supporters to help you start a new life successfully.
This program is targeted for international students (full time students, special students, students at the Center for Japanese Language and Culture, and students at the Center for Global Education).
The supporters assist you on and off campus as your friends.

For further details, please check the document below titled "Details of Peer Support Program for International Students".
To apply for the program, please check the URL or scan the QR code in the flyer.
Application deadline is Friday, October 20th, 5pm.

Details of Peer Support Program for International Students

Open the PDF File


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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-ETMDX3.html News Fri, 08 Sep 2023 14:38:09 +0900
[Research News] Culture-friendly Therapies for Treating Anxiety and Depression in Japanese Youth
How is cognitive-behavioral therapy applied to young people in Japan?
An example of a comic strip used in culturally adapted cognitive-behavioral therapy for Japanese youth.

Shin-ichi Ishikawa, professor at the Faculty of Psychology, and his colleagues summarize how cognitive-behavioral therapies have been successfully adapted and implemented for youth in Japan.
Although cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT) have grown in popularity globally, they face barriers to implementation outside Western countries. In a new article, Ishikawa and his colleagues discuss that CBT is being successfully used to treat anxiety disorder and depression among the country’s youth. They also identified the most successful CBT programs and specific strategies for implementing CBT programs in non-Western cultures to improve the quality of life of youth suffering from mental illnesses.

Reference
Ishikawa, Si., Kishida, K., Takahashi, T. et al. Cultural Adaptation and Implementation of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychosocial Interventions for Anxiety and Depression in Japanese Youth. Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev 26, 727–750 (2023).
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10567-023-00446-3

For more details, please see the website of Organization for Research Initiatives and Development, Doshisha University.
Research News: Culture-friendly Therapies for Treating Anxiety and Depression in Japanese Youth

This achievement has also been featured in the “EurekAlert!.”
NEWS RELEASE 7-SEP-2023 Culture-friendly Therapies for Treating Anxiety and Depression in Japanese Youth

Image Credit:Shin-ichi Ishikawa and Yoko Kamio
Image Source Link to be added in the Image Credit Section of EA form: http://mentalhealthprogram.jp/
License type: Original content




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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-RguwAb.html Spotlights Fri, 08 Sep 2023 13:26:15 +0900
Report: “Doshisha Summer Session 2023” (organized by Center for Japanese Language and Culture)
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Center for Japanese Language and Culture hosted “Doshisha Summer Session 2023” conducted online for two weeks, from July 17 to July 28, 2023. This online program was held sequentially last year and we had 9 participants this time from Korea and China.

The program was composed of Japanese language classes as well as Japanese culture classes “Traditional Culture and Life in Kyoto”.

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The participants had some opportunities to interact with 22 volunteer students from Doshisha University. Japanese students joined some classes to help the participants’ studies as volunteers.

Contact

Office of the Center for Global Education and Japanese Language

TEL:075-251-3240
FAX:075-251-3242
E-mail:ji-nbn@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-1Ov45v.html Spotlights Wed, 06 Sep 2023 15:06:57 +0900
[Research News] Father-child bonding and its impact on pediatric developmental outcomes
Figure_Kato et al Paternal childcare and its positive impacts on the child’s socio-physical development
Adjusted risk ratios with 95% confidence intervals for the associations of paternal involvement in childcare.

Dr. Tsuguhiko Kato, Researcher, and Dr. Shoji Itakura, Fellow Professor and Director at the Center for Baby Science at Doshisha University, and their colleagues showed the importance of paternal involvement in infant care and its key developmental impacts among Japanese children.
The extent of paternal involvement in childcare has been historically restricted in Japan because of the ingrained gender-based division of labor. However, recent trends show a paradigm shift in paternal parenting attitudes across Japan. A recent study examines paternal care among 6-month-old Japanese infants and its impact on various developmental outcomes at the age of 3 years. The study also assessed the impact of reduction of maternal parenting stress on childcare outcomes.

Reference
Kato T., Fujii M., Kanatani K., Niwa F., Hirabayashi K., Nakayama T., Itakura S., et al. (2023) Paternal involvement in infant care and developmental milestone outcomes at age 3 years: the Japan Environment and Children’s Study (JECS). Pediatr Res.
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41390-023-02723-x


For more details, please see the website of Organization for Research Initiatives and Development, Doshisha University.
Research News: Father-child bonding and its impact on pediatric developmental outcomes

This achievement has also been featured in the “EurekAlert!.”
NEWS RELEASE 24-AUG-2023 Father-child bonding and its impact on pediatric developmental outcomes 


Image Credit: Tsuguhiko Kato from Doshisha University
Image Source Link to be added in the Image Credit Section of EA form: n/a
License type: Original content




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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-DK0noP.html Spotlights Mon, 28 Aug 2023 15:41:44 +0900