在学生トップ_RSSニュースリスト(英) https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/rss/students_newslist.rss 在学生トップ_RSSニュースリスト(英) en Copyright(C) Doshisha University All Rights Reserved. Thu, 23 May 2024 03:43:47 +0900 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss [Research News] Improving the Effectiveness of Earthquake Early Warning Systems
20240327ResearchNews Redesigning Emergency Alerts for a quicker response
Despite the widespread use of mobile phones for delivering emergency alerts, current systems do not prompt recipients to take protective action. By examining people's responses to alerts, the researchers propose several measures to enhance the effectiveness of alert systems.

Kazuya Nakayachi, a Professor at the Faculty of Psychology, and his colleagues propose improving phone alerts to enhance emergency response times based on their study of Japanese earthquake alert reactions.

The effectiveness of emergency alerts delivered to our phones depends on how quickly we take protective actions upon receiving them. In this study, Nakayachi and his colleagues examined the actions of people who received earthquake warnings on their phones and found that most did not take protective actions. They suggest that most people are not adequately trained to respond to such alerts and propose measures to improve the effectiveness of earthquake alerts.


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Kazuya Nakayachi, Ryosuke Yokoi, James Goltz, Human behavioral response to earthquake early warnings (EEW): Are alerts received on mobile phones inhibiting protective actions?, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Volume 105, 2024,104401, ISSN 2212-4209
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2024.104401


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[Research News] Improving the Effectiveness of Earthquake Early Warning Systems

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-gwD0MA.html Spotlights Tue, 21 May 2024 13:00:00 +0900
[Research News] Comparative Analysis of Robot-Assisted Language Learning Systems and Human Tutors in English Conversation Lessons
20240327ResearchNews To compare learning outcomes students were divided into two groups: (a) the human tutoring group and (b) the robot tutoring group (image on the right).
The group with the robot tutor made fewer errors and spoke more fluently than the group with human tutors, indicating the effectiveness of robot-assisted learning.

Takamasa Iio, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Culture and Information Science, showed that Robots play a significant role in repetitive practice for language learning. Still, human interaction is crucial for real-life language use.

Iio and his research team compared students' English-speaking abilities with current mainstream robot-assisted language learning (RALL) systems versus human tutors. They discovered that students had ample opportunities to practice speaking with the robots, feeling more at ease, resulting in fewer errors and improved fluency. These findings highlight the potential of incorporating RALL systems into teaching scenarios that are challenging for human tutors.


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Iio, T., Yoshikawa, Y., Ogawa, K. et al. Comparison of Outcomes Between Robot-Assisted Language Learning System and Human Tutors: Focusing on Speaking Ability. Int J of Soc Robotics 16, 743–761 (2024).
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12369-024-01134-0


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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-G3wwGO.html Spotlights Wed, 15 May 2024 16:20:58 +0900
SIED Event "How are children's surnames chosen in your country?" Looking for volunteer presenters!
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We are currently looking for volunteer presenters!

The topic of "separate surnames for married couples," which is currently being debated in Japan, prompts us to explore how surnames are determined around the world.
This event invites presentations from international students on the surname systems in their respective countries, encouraging a broad perspective on the issue.
Please apply for a volunteer presenters from the URL below.
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Place Imadegawa campus *We’ll let you know details of event place by e-mail.
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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/ois/en/news/detail/056-dwkdfR.html News Mon, 13 May 2024 10:24:38 +0900
[Research News]Understanding the Crucial Role of Information Delivery in Improving Citizen Perceptions of Government Policy: Insights from Kyoto City
20240327ResearchNews Information Delivery is crucial to how citizens perceive Government action and policy
 Transparent government practices and communication can enhance citizen trust and foster a positive relationship between the government and citizens.

Yu Noda, Professor at the Graduate School of Policy Science, Faculty of Policy Studies, underscores the need for effective government communication to inform citizens about fiscal policies and improve transparency.

Effective communication between the government and citizens is necessary for good governance and civic engagement. A recent study conducted by Noda highlights how effective information delivery affects citizen trust, satisfaction, and perceptions of government finances. His findings not only point towards crucial directions for investigating the learning effects of information delivery by local governments but also advocate for effective strategies aimed at fostering positive relationships between citizens and governments through such endeavors.


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Noda, Y. (2024). Information on local financial reforms and cognitive processes of citizens. International Review of Administrative Sciences.
https://doi.org/10.1177/00208523241240128


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[Research News] Understanding the Crucial Role of Information Delivery in Improving Citizen Perceptions of Government Policy: Insights from Kyoto City

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-xRqoSg.html Spotlights Thu, 09 May 2024 16:45:51 +0900
[Research News] Advancing Towards Sustainability: Turning Carbon Dioxide and Water into Acetylene
20240327ResearchNews The search for sustainable method to produce acetylene
Acetylene is widely used in across many industries, including the production of resins and plastics like PVC. Realizing an environmentally friendly technique to synthesize it would represent a massive step towards building sustainable societies.

A research team led by Yuta Suzuki, Assistant Professor at Harris Science Research Institute and Takuya Goto, Professor at the Department of Science of Environment and Mathematical Modeling, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, develop an environmentally friendly method to electrochemically synthesize an essential industrial gas.
Acetylene is an essential precursor in the production of resins and plastics such as PVC, as well as a useful gas in many industrial processes. However, its synthesis requires fossil fuels, making it environmentally taxing. Now, Suzuki, Goto and their research team have developed an innovative electrochemical technique to produce acetylene using carbon dioxide and water as raw materials. This method could greatly reduce the carbon footprint of acetylene synthesis and contribute to sustainable carbon capture technologies.



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Suzuki Y., Tanaka S., Watanabe T., Isogai T., Yamauchi A., Kishikawa Y., Goto T. New Route of Acetylene Synthesis via Electrochemical Formation of Metal Carbides from CO2 in Chloride Melts (2024) ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 12 (5), pp. 2110 - 2119.
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.3c08139

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[Research News] Advancing Towards Sustainability: Turning Carbon Dioxide and Water into Acetylene

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-JOkHMG.html Spotlights Wed, 27 Mar 2024 13:00:00 +0900
[Research News] Self-Emergence of Stational Periodic Arrangement of Dual Microdroplets Through Quasi One-Dimensional Confinement
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Periodic alignment of binary polymer droplets is spontaneously formed via the microphase separation of a tripolymer solution in a capillary.

A research team led by Ph.D. student Mayu Shono and Professor Akihisa Shioi from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering, preserved the alignment of microdroplets, revealing how biological molecules self-assemble and opening possibilities for creating artificial cells.

The self-organization of microdroplets in polymer systems due to phase separation holds potential for biological and medical applications. However, retaining the order aligned for long periods of time by keeping the uniformity and distances has been challenging. Now, researchers at Doshisha University have generated repetitive alignment of binary cell-sized droplets in a spontaneous manner and preserved them for eight hours by confining a tripolymer solution in a capillary, with implications for improving drug delivery and biological molecule production.

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Shono M., Aburatani K., Yanagisawa M., Yoshikawa K., Shioi A. Periodic Alignment of Binary Droplets via a Microphase Separation of a Tripolymer Solution under Tubular Confinement (2024) ACS Macro Letters, pp. 207 - 211
10.1021/acsmacrolett.3c00689

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-62VNPJ.html Spotlights Wed, 20 Mar 2024 13:00:00 +0900
Peer Support Program for International Students (2024 Spring 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 click Application Form or scan the QR code in the flyer.
Application deadline is Friday, April 26th, 5pm.

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-asIt80.html News Tue, 19 Mar 2024 10:09:09 +0900
Apology for Feedback on the results of the "Student Learning Experience Survey" Due to a flaw in the system settings, the individual feedback information about Student Learning Experience Survey AY2023 was not displayed from March 13 until March 18, around 3:00 PM.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
We have set the system again and the feedback information is now available.
For those who responded, please check the results again and please use this information for your future course planning.
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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-K8s4Ed.html News Tue, 19 Mar 2024 09:53:24 +0900
[Research News] Advancing Tissue Engineering with Shape Memory Hydrogels
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Researchers have developed a hydrogel composed of poly(N-acryloylglycinamide) (PNAGAm) grafted with arginine (R)–glycine (G)–aspartic acid (D)–serine (S) peptide whose elastic modulus can be changed by simply compressing it to different thicknesses.

A research team led by Assistant Professor Shin-nosuke Nishimura and Professor Tomoyuki Koga at the Department of Molecular Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Science and Engineering, demonstrate a hydrogel system possessing the ability to remember its shape, offering a unique platform for controlling cell adhesion behavior.

Artificial scaffolds play an important role in tissue healing and growth. The properties of a scaffold, especially its elasticity, impact cell growth. However, adjusting the elasticity without altering composition and other properties has been challenging. Now, researchers at Doshisha University have successfully created a hydrogel with a tunable elastic modulus with the same composition. This breakthrough allows, for the first time, the control of cell adhesion on a hydrogel by adjusting the elastic modulus. Artificial scaffolds play an important role in tissue healing and growth. The properties of a scaffold, especially its elasticity, impact cell growth. However, adjusting the elasticity without altering composition and other properties has been challenging. Now, Nishimura and his colleagues have successfully created a hydrogel with a tunable elastic modulus with the same composition. This breakthrough allows, for the first time, the control of cell adhesion on a hydrogel by adjusting the elastic modulus.

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Nishimura S.-N., Yoshida T., Higashi N., Koga T. Regulation of Cell Adhesion on Physically Crosslinked Hydrogels Composed of Amino Acid-Based Polymers by Changing Elastic Modulus Using Shape Fix/Memory Properties (2024) Advanced Materials Technologies
DOI:10.1002/admt.202301598

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Research News: Advancing Tissue Engineering with Shape Memory Hydrogels

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-j8LRHd.html Spotlights Fri, 15 Mar 2024 09:55:17 +0900
Feedback on the results of the "Student Learning Experience Survey" Thank you for taking the time to complete the Student Learning Experience Survey AY2023.
Individual feedback information will be provided on e-class to undergraduate 2023, 2022, and 2021 entry students who responded to the survey.
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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-M6z8mA.html News Wed, 13 Mar 2024 12:56:54 +0900
[Research News] Nature’s Sonar: Scientists Reveal How Japanese Horseshoe Bats Perceive Moving Objects
Image Proteostasis Investigating how Japanese horseshoe bats perceive moving objects.
Researchers from Doshisha University have found that horseshoe bats exhibit rapid changes in vocalizations and behavior primarily in response to Doppler shifts.

Soshi Yoshida, a PhD student, and Shizuko Hiryu, a Professor, both from the Neuroethology and Bioengineering Lab, the Graduate School of Life and Medical Science, and their research team reveal how Horseshoe Bats perceive moving objects such as their predator.
The unique echolocation ability of bats enables them to “see” using sound, allowing for quick detection and avoidance of approaching threats. They achieve this by discerning changes in the frequency of reflected soundwaves or the delay. However, the specific mechanism by which they recognize approaching objects has remained unclear. To find out, researchers simulated a moving object using soundwaves and discovered that bats utilize “Doppler shifts” or frequency changes to perceive approaching objects.


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Soshi Yoshida, Kazuma Hase, Olga Heim, Kohta I. Kobayasi, and Shizuko Hiryu. 2024. Doppler detection triggers instantaneous escape behavior in scanning bats. iScience.
DOI:10.1016/j.isci.2024.109222

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Research News: Nature’s Sonar: Scientists Reveal How Japanese Horseshoe Bats Perceive Moving Objects

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-KLFPBC.html Spotlights Thu, 29 Feb 2024 09:00:00 +0900
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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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-EeKNnC.html News Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:16:24 +0900
[Research News] Chemical Synthesis Using Titanium Dioxide: An Eco-Friendly and Innovative Approach
HitomiFig_outline.png Chemical Synthesis Transformed by Solar Light: An Eco-Friendly and Innovative Approach with Titanium Dioxide
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.


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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

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-EntwCy.html Spotlights Mon, 01 Jan 2024 14:00:00 +0900