Hiroto Sakai: The Pride and Joy in Radio Transmitter Finding and Engineering

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Every year, participants from Japan go to a mountainous terrain to compete in a mental and physical game of hide and seek. Using maps and portable receiver, they search for…

Why Cultural Intelligence and Social Innovation?

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In our today's increasingly diverse and emerging socio-cultural and business environment, we need abilities to navigate through the thicket of habits, gestures, and assumptions that define our coworkers' and partners'…

Japanese Stationery: The Techo Culture & Evolution in Japan

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With the increase in smartphone ownership around the world, the need for paper-based solution is dwindling. Print media, in particular the newspapers and magazines have moved on to digital solution…

Time to Lead: Your Actions Are the Culture Change

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The definition of work culture is the attitude and behavior of employees in an organization. Simply put, it’s how people interact, communicate, and think of each other in the work…

Putting Social Innovation in the Spotlight: YOU Can Be the Next Social Innovator

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In 2018, Larry Fink, the Blackrock CEO, argued that "Society is demanding that companies, both public and private, serve a social purpose. To prosper over time, every company must not…

Mami Nagai: Farm Better Ambassador

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Mami Nagai is part of Aqua and Soil Environment Laboratory, Department of Science of Innovation Technology, specializing in civil and environmental engineering, wastewater treatment, and environmentally friendly and cost-saving innovative…
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Mutsuki Ishii: Making Videos More Accessible for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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To a person with low vision or is visually impaired, what difference do video descriptions make? This was the question that inspired Mutsuki Ishii to pursue her research on the…

Shehani Sharadha Maheepala: Making Green Technology a Liveable Reality

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Born and raised in Sri Lanka, Shehani Sharadha Maheepala is a second-year master's student belonging to Aqua and Soil Environmental Engineering Laboratory, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering under Professor Yamaguchi and Associated…

“Meme-ology”: The 21st Century Humor in Coping with Stress

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According to, an Internet meme (pronounced as miːm) or more commonly referred to as a meme, “often take the form of pictures, videos, or other media containing cultural information…

Ikebana: The Art of Japanese Flower Arrangements

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Did you know that Ikebana is much more than just placing flowers in a vessel? According to Japanese people creating an Ikebana arrangement is a way to connect with nature,…

Defining the Leader of Tomorrow

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Our society was usually quick to identify a bad leader from generation to generation, but how can we identify a good one? What would most people say makes a good…

Factory of the Future: Adopting New Solutions to Prepare for Future Challenges

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Developing Automation Solutions for the Future of Production The Nagaoka Review team spoke with Richard Chen, Manager of the Plant Automation Team at Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC)…

The Beauty of Momiji Season in Japan

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From skiing in Hokkaido to sunbathing in Okinawa, Japan has a vast range of activities throughout the year. However, when is the best time to visit Japan? According to Japanese…

Against the Odds? Standing out with Oddvertising

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The advertising industry is contending with some tough challenges these days. Ad blockers, escalating costs, the rise of new avenues for marketing such as virtual and augmented reality, and an…

Living in The Moment

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Living in the moment: A reflection of awareness, mindfulness, and being present in the now.

Ryota Toyoba: Bridging International Experience Locally

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Life is indeed unpredictable with changes happening fast so fast, the only way one could cope is by adapting quickly as change comes. The education industry is one of the…

Chayani Dilrukshi: Building Better World Activities Based on the SDGs Goals and Research Activity

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According to UNDP, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty,…

Disruption, Innovation, Insight: Looking to the Future with Exciting Tech

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The atmosphere of uncertainty that permeates our present collective experience has been causing massive disruptions in our planning and decision-making processes. With so many questions on the horizon, it may…

World Bound by History – The Mid-Autumn Festival in Japan

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Ryutogekisu-bune (龍頭鷁首舟) at the famous Osawa pond in Kyoto, one of the three major moon viewing spots in Japan. Image via Pubnews. Moon Watching in Kyoto. Video by ANA Global…
Men Impossible

The Impossible Ramen: Palatable, Plant-based, Planet-friendly

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Can a bowl of ramen help save the world? One Amsterdam restaurant thinks so. Enter Men Impossible: a 100% plant-based ramen with no MSG and additives. It promises to bring…

From Gen Z: Toward a Vibrant and Multicultural Symbiotic Society

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We often hear the sentiment that young people are the future. They will be the ones to shape and change our world in unimaginable ways. They will be the ones…


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Kiyoshi Ohishi

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Nobuhiko Azuma

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