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Application Guidelines for Exploratory Research on Humanosphere Science

Application Guidelines for Humanosphere Mission Research

Research Titles in FY 2017 | FY 2016 | FY 2015 | FY 2014 | FY 2013 | FY 2012 | FY 2011 | FY 2010 | FY 2009 | FY 2008 | FY 2007 | FY 2006.

Application Guidelines

Exploratory Research on Humanosphere Science

In order to find and promote exploratory research related to humanosphere science, which is the foundation for sustained survival of the human race, the Center for Exploratory Research on Humanosphere, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (hereafter, referred to as RISH) is recruiting those who can take part in joint research on humanosphere science known as “Exploratory Research on Humanosphere Science” with the points below. We hope to receive many applications.

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Application Guidelines for Humanosphere Mission Research

The Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (hereafter, referred to as RISH) is promoting advanced and combined research on the five missions of “1: Environmental Diagnosis and Regulation of Circulatory Function”, “2: Advanced Development of Science and Technology Towards a Solar Energy Society”, “3: Sustainable Space Environments for Humankind”, “4: Development and Utilization of Wood-based Sustainable Materials in Harmony with the Human Living Environment”, and “5: Quality of the Future Humanosphere” regarding the most recent issues concerning the survival of the human race. In order to promote these missions on humanosphere, the Center for Exploratory Research on Humanosphere, RISH is publicly recruiting those who can take part in joint research on humanosphere science known as “Humanosphere Mission Research” with the points below. We hope to receive many applications.

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Research Titles in FY 2017

Exploratory Research for Sustainable Humanosphere Science

  1. Masayuki Itoh
    Methane emission from rhizosphere to atmosphere through tree stems
  2. Ryosuke Kusumi
    Structure analysis of 13C-enriched cellulose II by solid-state high-resolution NMR spectroscopy
  3. Kojiro Takanashi
    Functional analyses of cyclization enzymes in the biosynthesis of plant secondary metabolites
  4. Yuki Tobimatsu
    Lignin modifications in grass: Evolutionary functions and impacts on biomass utilization
  5. Shoichiro Hamamoto
    Solute transport within root zone in soils with low effectiveness of potassium application
  6. Naoki Makita
    Species-specific rates of root exudation: field evidence from woody roots in temperate forests
  7. Miyuki Matsuo
    Mechanism of irreversible dimensional change of tension wood during hydrothermal treatment
  8. Takayuki Matsumuro
    Study on a Self-Oscillating Microwave Power Transmission System using Phase Conjugating Circuits

Mission Research for Sustainable Humanosphere

  1. Chin-Cheng Yang
    Survey for viral pathogens in two invasive ants, Argentine ant and yellow crazy ant, in Japan
  2. Hubert Luce
    International collaborative study on atmospheric turbulence based on simultaneous observations with the MU radar, small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and radiosonde and tethered balloons
  3. Ratih Damayanti
    Networking xylarium database toward novel wood anatomy by computer vision
  4. Hiroaki Isobe
    Reconstructing the past solar activity using aurora and sunspot records in historical literature
  5. Tomoya Imai
    Analysis of structural dynamics in biomass by small angle scattering
  6. Yoshikatsu Ueda
    Development of nanoparticle measurement system via laser scattering
  7. Yasunobu Ogawa
    Study on 3-D structure of ion outflow phenomena in the polar ionosphere using two-position/multi-wavelength camera observations
  8. Mitsunori Ozaki
    Development of a plasma wave sensor module onboard 1-unit CubeSat
  9. Shohei Kajikawa
    Production of high-strength elongated member by development of new joint technology of Ulin produced from Indonesia
  10. Yoshihiro Kajimura
    Strength control of the magnetic shield using ring current for defense against cosmic rays
  11. Hirotsugu Kojima
    New measurement method toward quantitative understanding of space environments: WPIA (Wave-Particle Interaction Analyzer)
  12. Yoshiko Kosugi
    Evaluation of leaf and stem water storage and its contribution to transpiration of Japanese cypress
  13. Shoko Kobayashi
    Evaluation of Forest Vertical Structure from C- and L-band SAR Data
  14. Masaru Kobayashi
    Studies on boron-binding polysaccharide in duckweed cell walls
  15. Junji Takabayashi
    Empirical dynamic modeling reveals the structure of agroecosystems.
  16. Hikaru Takaya
    Microwave-Promoted Degradation of Woody Biomass for Production of Renewable Carbon Resources
  17. Toko Tanikawa
    Does depth of soil calcium cycled in forest ecosystems depend on soil acidity gradient?
  18. Gento Tsuji
    Functional analysis of bioactive compounds of seaweeds and their agricultural applications
  19. Toru Terao
    International Joint Study for Indian Monsoon Heavy Rainfall Characteristics with Two Different Types of Disdrometers
  20. Naoto Nihei
    Evaluation of cesium absorption-related gene GmHAK5 in soybean
  21. Hiroyuki Hashiguchi
    Development of MU Radar Real-time Processing System with Adaptive Clutter Rejection
  22. Yuki Fuchigami
    Studies on sustainability of resources for Belian grown in Indonesia and Impact evaluation of effective utilization of listings on life cycles of resources
  23. Keigo Mikame
    Derivative of physiologically active compounds from uniformized lignin by oxidative degradation
  24. Tsuyoshi Yoshimura
    Ecosystem management towards sustainable tropical tree plantations

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Research Titles in FY 2006

Exploratory Research Projects

  1. Toshihiko Iyemori
    Development of portable vector gradiometer
    and its use in estimating secular variation
  2. Kuniyo Inoue
    Molecular analysis on the regulatory mechanism of mammal or especially human enzymes by lignans and other wood components
  3. Yoshiharu Uchimoto
    Development of novel carbonous electrodes for PEFCs
  4. Shiro Suzuki
    Molecular biological analysis towards breeding of fast-growing trees suitable for ethanol production
  5. Junji Takabayashi
    Anslysis of information networks mediated by green-leaf volatiles by using GM plants
  6. Ichiro Tayasu
    Possibilities of the use of radiocarbon for the research on Sustainable Humanosphere
  7. Taiichi Hayashi
    Research on the rainfall process during monsoon in the northeastern region of the Indian subcontinent
    —Rain fall dependency on the height—
  8. Yoichi Fukuda
    Feasibility Study on Landwater Monitoring by Means of a Future SSI (Satellite to Satellite Interferometry) Gravity Mission
  9. Hiroshi Yamakawa
    Research of Superconducting Coil for Magnetic Sail Spacecraft

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Research Titles in FY 2007

Exploratory Research Projects

  1. Makoto Ando
    Effects of Climate Change on the Decline of Fagaceae Species —Long-term Ecological Research in a Cool Temperate Forest—
  2. Toshihiko Iyemori
    Development of portable vector gradiometer and its use in estimating secular variation
  3. Yoshiko Kosugi
    Measurement of BVOC (Biogenic Volatile Organic Compound) emission from an tropical rainforest.
  4. Junichi Susaki
    Development of a physical model to estimate soil moisture on paddy fields based on microwave scatterometer measurement and estimation of soil moisture using satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images
  5. Junji Takabayashi
    Ecological infromation networks mediated by green leaf voaltiles.
  6. Takahiro Tagami
    Fundamental research on the climatic and environmental changes in the Asian equatorial region
    —high-resolution correlation between isotopic data of speleothems and growth-ring data of tropical trees
  7. Ichiro Tayasu
    Basic research on the metabolism of inorganic
    elements in termites
  8. Takuji Nakamura
    Development and application of laser spectroscopy technique for fieldmeasurements in the atmosphere, the biosphere and the forest
  9. Yoichi Fukuda
    Feasibility Study on Landwater Monitoring by Means of a Future SSI (Satellite to Satellite Interferometry) Gravity Mission
    —Applicability of Along Track Range Rate data
  10. Takeshi Horinouchi
    Development of database and analysis system of numerical data for tropical humanosphere

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Research Titles in FY 2008

Exploratory Research Projects

  1. Gen-ichiro Arimura
    Ecological information networks mediated by volatile terpenoids
  2. Kazuo Ando
    Possibility of the sustainable development of the eco-system in the Brahmaputra River Basin
  3. Takayuki Ohgushi
    Effects of genetic diversity of woody plants on arthropod communities and ecosystem functioning
  4. Tsuneomi Kagiyama
    Development of new measurement system of water evaporation rate from active crater lake: Application of Raman lidar to construct a safe community from volcanic risk
  5. Junichi Susaki
    Development of scattering models of rice fields and urban areas using POLSAR and POLInSAR, and application for the analysis using satellite images
  6. Takahiro Tagami
    Reconstruction of climatic and environmental changes in the Asian equatorial region using speleothems and tropical trees
  7. Hikaru Takaya
    Catalytic oxidative degradation of lignin for aromatic biorefinery: Development of metal-bound peptide as artificial enzymes
  8. Ichiro Tayasu
    A study of the changes of carbon dynamics in food webs in the successional process of forest ecosystems
  9. Naoko Tokuchi
    Soil N dynamics using 15N addition and enzyme activity in a forest ecosystem
  10. Kazufumi Yazaki
    Morphological studies on the secretory apparatus of prenylated flavonoids in tropical tree and the utilization by bees
  11. Hiroshi Yamakawa
    Orbital design for observing space debris and potentially harzardous asteroids
  12. Mamoru Yamamoto
    Tomography observation of middle-scale traveling ionospheric disturbance (MSTID) based on satellite beacon experiment with GNU radio digital receiver

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Research Titles in FY 2009

Exploratory Research for Sustainable Humanosphere Science

  1. Genichiro Arimura
    Biological pest control using transgenic plants expressing terpene synthase gene
  2. Toshikazu Irie
    Molecular breeding of lignin degrading fungi using postgenomic analysis of environmental response systems
  3. Yoshikatsu Ueda
    Electrical characterization investigation of organic-inorganic hybrid material of silicophosphate for fuel cell
  4. Hiroshi Kamitakahara
    Elucidation of aggregation structures of cellulose derivatives in aqueous media and their structure-property relationships
  5. Akinori Saito
    Ionospheric effect of the ongoing long solar minimum
  6. Shin Sato
    Screening and characterization of lignin-degrading basidiomycetes valuable for conversion of conifer biomass: Humanosphere research from local biosphere
  7. Koichi Sugimoto
    Chemical Sensing in Plants
    —Perception of Volatile Compounds in Ecological Research—
  8. Shiro Suzuki
    Identification of the genes which regulate the cell wall thickness of trees
  9. Taro Sonobe
    Development of the Novel Reduction Process of Metal Oxides by Microwave Irradiation
  10. Hikaru Takaya
    Creation of Artificial Lignase toward Biorenewable Chemical Industry
  11. Yoshiyuki Yanase
    Visualization of termite attack in wood by western drywood termite Incisitermes minor using microfocus X-ray CT system and evaluation of residual strength
  12. Yusuke Yamane
    A study on spatial and temporal variation of precipitation in the pre-monsoon season over the northeastern region of the Indian subcontinent
  13. Masayuki Yamamoto
    Observational study on wind variations in precipitation region using the MU radar and new weather radars
  14. Josaphat Tetuko Sri Sumantyo
    Research on Indonesian Cities and VegetationCharacteristics Measurement using CP-SAR onboard Small Satellite and OldMaps
  15. Yumiko Watanabe
    Development of Paleoclimate Proxies for Seasonal Scale in the Low Latitude

Mission Research for Sustainable Humanosphere

  1. Tomoya Imai
    Molecular anatomy of the cellulose synthase complex in Gluconacetobacter xylinus
  2. Yoshikatsu Ueda
    Development of digital wave particle interaction analyzer for SCOPE satellite mission
  3. Yoshikatsu Ueda
    Electrical specification analysis of Manganese dioxide for combustible gas sensor
  4. Toshiaki Umezawa
    Molecular breeding of tropical Acacia spp.
  5. Takayuki Ohgushi
    Consequences of genotypic diversity and phenotypic plasticity of woody plants on arthropod communities and ecosystem functioning
  6. Yasuo Kataoka
    Experimental Investigation of Seismic Performance of of Wooden House Made of Natural Building Materials
  7. Shuichi Kawai
    Dynamic Analysis of the Biomass Production in the Tropical Plantation Forests
  8. Hirotsugu Kojima
    Electromagnetic compatibility in scientific satellites
  9. Toyoshi Shimomai
    Development of atmospheric correction technique for brackish water quality remote sensing using earth observation satelites
  10. Junji Sugiyama
    Plant materials for kokuso-urushi (木屎漆)
    —toward better understanding of holly dry lacquer technique
  11. Ichiro Tayasu
    Estimation of food-web structure of soil animals using nitrogen isotope composition of amino acids
  12. Naoko Tokuchi
    Characterization of humus like material in the forest soil using soil enzyme activity along the forest development
  13. Kozo Hashimoto
    Application of beam control techniques and efficiency improvement of ubiquitous power supply
  14. Kozo Hashimoto
    Electromagnetic environment around the Moon based on plasma wave data
  15. Takefumi Hattori
    Effect of AlPO4 on organic acid metabolism of ectomycorrhizal fungi
  16. Taiichi Hayashi
    Effect of the severe flood on infectious diseases in Bangladesh
  17. Takahisa Hayashi
    Screening of feedstock plant from tropical trees
  18. Hiroyuki Yano
    Study on the effective utilization of sustainable marine biomass “Chitin”
  19. Hiroyuki Yano
    Environmental monitoring on the acacia plantation of the Musi Hutan Persada (MHP) based on meteorological observations
  20. Mamoru Yamamoto
    Implementation of International Netowork of Digital Receiver for Satellite Beacon Experiment of Low-latitude Ionosphere

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Research Titles in FY 2010

Exploratory Research for Sustainable Humanosphere Science

  1. Kentaro Abe
    Attempts at improving the mechanical properties of the cellulose nanopaper
  2. Genichiro Arimura
    Mechanisms of plant communication network mediated by volatiles
  3. Ayumi Asai
    Research on Space Weather Alert for Space Probes
  4. Shinsuke Ifuku
    Fabrication of advanced composite bio-fibers reinforced with chitin nanofibers
  5. Satoru Ueno
    Research of upper atmospheric variations by cooperation with solar physics
  6. Yoshiyuki Uruma
    Synthesis of ionic liquids with microwave sensitizer effects and their applications to wood biorefinery
  7. Takao Koezuka
    Quality control of woody biomass and production of bioactive compounds through transgenic approach.
  8. Yasuhiro Nariyuki
    A basic study on development of a magnetic shield for protection of spacecrafts and space-travelers
  9. Michi Nishioka
    Construction of ground-based GPS receivers database for study on characteristics of plasma bubble occurrence
  10. Koei Nishimiya
    Development of new BDF catalyst from combustion ashes of wood biomass and its evaluation
  11. Masaya Nogi
    Characteristics of printed silver tracks on cellulose nanofiber substrates
  12. Tomohiko Mitani
    Study on a Phase Optimization Problem of a Large-Scale Phased Array for Solar Power Satellites
  13. Kosei Yamaguchi
    Data Assimilation of the Vertical Profile of Water Vapor and Its Effects on Quantitative Precipitation Forecasting
  14. Yusuke Yamane
    A study on variation of the atmosphere based on evaluation of environmental parameters over the south and southeast Asia
  15. Masayuki Yamamoto
    Retrieval of raindrop size distribution by the MU radar and weather radar observations
  16. Bunta Watanabe
    Development and applications of the cinnamate/monolignol pathway inhibitors

Mission Research for Sustainable Humanosphere

  1. Yosiaki Ito
    Environmental evaluation in the plant using a high-resolution two-crystal x-ray fluorescence method with a probe of chemical stat
  2. Toshikazu Irie
    Search for the master regulator in ligninolytic system of white-rot fungi
  3. Yoshikatsu Ueda
    Meso-structure manufacturing and electrochemical characterization oforganic-inorganic hybrid membrane for fuel cell application
  4. Toshiaki Umezawa
    Fundamental studies of molecular breeding of tropical plantation tree species
  5. Yasuo Kataoka
    Seismic Performance of Wooden Eco-House made of Natural Structural Materials
  6. Masato Katahira
    Development of comprehensive analysis method of biomass with highly sensitive 2D NMR
  7. Shuichi Kawai
    Field Survey on the Evaluation of Biomass Growth in Tropical Plantation Forests
  8. Shingo Kawai
    Biosynthesis of myricanol in a actinorhizal plant Myrica rubra and chemical biology for a symbiotic relationship with actinomycete Frankia
  9. Atsushi Kumamoto
    Development of high frequency resolution receiver for plasma density measurements in space
  10. Hirotsugu Kojima
    Study on the ElectroMagnetic Compatibility of Scientific Satellites
  11. Masataka Shiobara
    A study on physical properties of tropospheric aerosols and clouds with a multi-wavelength Mie-Raman lidar
  12. Hiromi Shibata
    Experimental study of hypervelocity micro-particle impacts on solid materials
  13. Toyoshi Shimomai
    Feasibility study of turbidity origin estimation from multi-spectral remote sensing
  14. Taro Sonobe
    Establishment of Bio-Refinery Chemical Platform through Microwave Flash Pryrolysis.
  15. Masashi Nakamura
    Potential function of Sugi: Elucidation of the air purification mechanism and investigation of psychological and/or physiological effects on human
  16. Noriyuki Nishi
    Study on large-scale circulation in the tropical upper troposphere.
  17. Toshimitsu Hata
    Microstructural Changes of Carbonized Wood by Erosion in Simulated Atomic Oxygen Environment
  18. Sensho Honma
    Selective Liquefaction by Pulse Current Heating Method
  19. Masayuki Yamamoto
    Development of imaging optics for rocket-released Lithium for high-precision determination of upper thermospheric neutral wind in daytime and study on neutral-plasma interaction in themosphere
  20. Takahito Watanabe
    Characterization and heterologous expression of fermentation inhibitors-degrading laccase genes from the basidiomycete Trametes versicolor RC3

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Research Titles in FY 2011

Exploratory Research for Sustainable Humanosphere Science

  1. Kentaro Abe
    Development of high strength and high efficiency nanofilter using cellulose nanofibers
  2. Genichiro Arimura
    Mechanisms of indirect plant defenses under climate change
  3. Yoshikatsu Ueda
    Shape-controlled meso-porous carbon synthesized by flash heating of wood biomass for hydrogen gas storage application
  4. Yusuke Ebihara
    Feasibility study on the development of hazard map for space humanosphere
  5. Yohtaro Saito
    Consolidated Bioprocessing with metabolic-engineered white-rot fungi
  6. Keita Sakakibara
    Concentrated Polymer Brush-Decorated Cellulose Nanofiber (CPB-CNF) towards Novel Soft Matter with Hierarchical Three-Dimensional Structures
  7. Nobukazu Shitan
    Elucidation of plant adaptation mechanism to environmental stress via alkaloid transporters, and development of a platform for high production of valuable compounds.
  8. Masako Dannoura
    Tracing of CO2 flow in tree using stable carbon isotope and tunable diode laser spectroscopy
  9. Keitaro Fukushima
    Factors determining nutrient concentration and flux in Yura River: Toward understanding the linkage between forest and coastal ecosystems
  10. Tomohiko Mitani
    Study on Beam Forming Optimization for a Large-scale Phased Array Antenna
  11. Fumie Murata
    Research for meso-scale precipitation systems over the Meghalaya Plateau, India
    —one of the rainiest place in the world—
  12. Yusuke Yamane
    A study of influences of atmospheric environment on the spatial and temporal variations of convections during the pre-monsoon season over the northeastern part of the Indian subcontinent based on database of environmental parameters.
  13. Masayuki Yamamoto
    Study on generation mechanism of turbulence in the tropical troposphere using the Equatorial Atmosphere Radar and other coordinated equipment

Mission Research for Sustainable Humanosphere

  1. Venkatesh Raghavan
    Development of Data Acquisition System for Urban Environmental Monitoring with Sub-Meter Accuracy using Low Cost GPS Receiver
  2. Yosiaki Ito
    Preparation of the sulfur standard of the environmental evaluation indicator plant for acid rain monitoring
  3. Toshikazu Irie
    Analysis of calmodulin signaling pathway regulating ligninolytic enzyme expression.
  4. Yoshikatsu Ueda
    PREPARATION OF PROTON-CONDUCTIVE ORGANIC-INORGANIC HYBRID TITANOPHOSPHITE MEMBRANES
  5. Toshiaki Umezawa
    Improvement of wood characteristics of tropical tree species by molecular breeding
  6. Yasuhiro Oikawa
    RASS with plane wave sound source
  7. Yasuo Kataoka
    Improvement of Wooden Frame Construction System by Utilizing Natural Wooden Structural Members and Inspection of the Dynamic and Static Characteristics
  8. Masato Katahira
    High-resolution and real-time analysis of whole wood biomass by solution NMR with super-high sensitivity
  9. Shuichi Kawai
    Dynamic Evaluation of Forest Biomass in Tropical Plantation by Ground and Stellite Data and the Effects of Meteorological Elements on the Tree Growth
  10. Reizaburo Kitai
    Building up a full-disk image database of active sun during the period 1926–1940
  11. Hirotsugu Kojima
    Study on the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) in scientific satellites
  12. Akinori Saitou
    A study of tsunami with coupling model of the upper atmosphere, the ocean and the solid earth
  13. Hiromi Shibata
    Laboratory experimental study of hypervelocity dust impact on solid surface
  14. Toshitaka Tsuda
    Study of determination meteoroid echo rate distribution by using meteor radar system
  15. Masashi Nakamura
    Full size tests for evaluation of appearance of wood and wooden interior
  16. Toshimitsu Hata
    Oxidization mechanism and erosion control of carbonized organosolv lignin exposed to Atomic oxygen
  17. Toshimitsu Hata
    Optimization with Py-GC/MS of synthesis of N-doped carbonized wood for fuel cell cathode catalyst
  18. Shoichiro Fukao
    Japan-France collaborative study on small-scale atmospheric turbulence based on high-resolution observations with the MU radar and radiosondes
  19. Sensho Honma
    Utilization of Biomass Resources by Selective Liquefaction with Pulse Current Heating Method
  20. Yasuki Matsumura
    Creation of novel physical properties of foods by the application of cellulose nanofiiber
  21. Chihiro Yamane
    Alkali Soluble Cellulose Prepared by Nano-fibrillation of Wood Pulp for New fields of Application
  22. Takahito Watanabe
    Characterization of fermentation inhibitors-degrading laccase isozyme genes from the basidiomycete Trametes versicolor RC3 and optimization of their heterologous expression condition using yeast

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Research Titles in FY 2012

Exploratory Research for Sustainable Humanosphere Science

  1. Kentaro Abe
    Design and characterization of artificial wood cell wall
  2. Hisato Ikegaya
    Identification of refractory organic matter related with the environment changes in Lake Biwa
  3. Daisuke Ishii
    Preparation and Characterization for Battery Applications of Novel Cellulosic Gels containing Imidazolium Side Groups
  4. Shinsuke Ifuku
    Enhancement of industrial use of bionanofibers via surface hydrophobizing treatment: Reducing the preparation cost, improvement of dispersibility in solvents and compatibility with polymer.
  5. Tomoya Imai
    Research for safe reduction of wood debris from disasters
  6. Wurentuya
    An experimental research on Via-Wheel power feeding to running electric vehicles utilizing displacement current between tires and an electrified arterial road
  7. Osamu Kozan
    Hydrological modeling for sustainable land use in the tropical peat swamp forest, Indonesia
  8. Keita Sakakibara
    Optical Properties of Concentrated Polymer Brush / Cellulose Nanomaterial Hybrid Hierarchical Structures
  9. Nobukazu Shitan
    Elucidation of a plant adaptation mechanism to environment stress using transgenic plants with altered alkaloid transport activities for the high production of valuable compounds.
  10. Kojiro Takanashi
    Metabolic profiling analysis of medicinal legume that associate with symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteria
  11. Yomei Tokuda
    Preparation of inorganic material by using water containing microbubbles as a starting material
  12. Tomoyuki Nakajo
    Observational study of local circulation by radar range imaging technique
  13. Junichi Furumoto
    Numerical and observational study of strong local downslope wind
  14. Yohei Miyake
    Massively parallel particle simulations on space plasma physics and engineering
  15. Yusuke Yamane
    Development of meteorological database useful for understanding of rainfall mechanism and interactions between the atmosphere and large scale artificial forest in the tropics

Mission Research for Sustainable Humanosphere

  1. Venkatesh Raghavan
    Designing Low-cost hardware for Air-quality Monitoring and GPS Meteorology
  2. Yosiaki Ito
    The change of the chemical state in sulfur compounds by the soil environment and development of its evaluation technique in the chemical state
  3. Toshikazu Irie
    Analysis of carbon catabolite repressor in basidiomycetous fungi
  4. Yoshikatsu Ueda
    Electrical property of proton-conductive organic-inorganic hybrid membranes dispersed with nanoparticles
  5. Toshiaki Umezawa
    Molecular breeding of tropical tree species by
  6. Yasuhiro Oikawa
    Development of a plane wave sound source without the influence of weather and its application to RASS
  7. Hiroshi Kawase
    Development of New Seismic Reinforcement Method by using Timbers from Forest Thinning Directly Attached to Exterior-Walls
  8. Reizaburo Kitai
    Building a 44-year solar CaII K image database from 1926 through 1969
  9. Hirotsugu Kojima
    Development of the sensor network using the small electromagnetic probe
  10. Yoshiko Kosugi
    Evaluation of sink/source of green-house gases at wetland in the Asian monsoon forest
  11. Yasumasa Kodama
    Study on ‘Yamase’ based on wind profiler, RASS, lidar, and radiosonde balloon observations
  12. Shoko Kobayashi
    Advancement in Forest Biomass Estimation and Dynamics Evaluation over Tropical Industrial Plantations using Multi-polarimetric SAR data
  13. Naoki Shinohara
    Development of microwave dust collector filter at high temperature
  14. Yoshinori Shoji
    Long-term Analysis of Global Precipitable Water Vapor Using Precise Satellite Navigation Systems
  15. Masahito Tagawa
    Enhancement of surface durability of conductive carbonized wood in LEO environment
  16. Yoichi Honda
    Production of therapeutic proteins by recombinant white rot fungi
  17. Sensho Honma
    Investigation of Selective Liquefaction with Pulse Current Heating for Development of Alternatives based on Renewable Resources
  18. Yasuki Matsumura
    Studies on functional properties and food application of macromolecular nanofiber from natural raw materials
  19. Hiroshi Yamakawa
    Study on the Space Debris Removal by Utilizing the Space Environment

Mission Research for Sustainable Humanosphere
(International joint research)

  1. Shiyuuichi Kawai
    Dynamic Evaluation of Forest Biomass in Tropical Plantation by Ground and Satellite Data and the Effects of Meteorological Elements on the Tree Growth
  2. Kouzuma Yousei
    International collaborative studies on data analysis method for GPS radio occultation experiment
  3. Toshitaka Tsuda
    Promotion of an international project of SCOSTEP: CAWSES
  4. Hiroyuki Hashiguchi
    International collaborative study on atmospheric turbulence based on high-resolution observations with the MU radar, lidar, and balloons
  5. Hiroyuki Yano
    Establishment of international relationship on bio-nanomaterial research in RISH
  6. Masayuki Yamamoto
    Development of measurement method for resolving fine-scale structure of turbulence using the new software-defined radar receiver
  7. Mamoru Yamamoto
    International collaborative research on data analysis method for GPS occultation experiment

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Research Titles in FY 2013

Exploratory Research for Sustainable Humanosphere Science

  1. Kentaro Abe
    Mechanical properties of artificially lignified cell wall
  2. Yukiko Ishikura
    Materials development by structural modification of xylem of trees: From trees with different mechanical properties to materials with uniform mechanical properties.
  3. Masayuki Itoh
    Application of structural analysis on dissolved organic matter for understanding the carbon cycling in Tropical peat swamp forest
  4. Shinsuke Ifuku
    Preparation of strong chitin nanofiber porous material for bone regeneration scaffold.
  5. Takumi Ogawa
    Identification of a plant root growth factor that exists in co-cultured medium of Arabidopsis thaliana and endophytic fungus
  6. Mitsunori Ozaki
    Development of a current-sensitive CMOS preamplifier for investigating VLF whistler mode waves by magnetic search coils
  7. Takao Koeduka
    Biological activity of volatile phenylpropanoids as bio-defense materials and its production
  8. Susumu Saito
    Performance evaluation of plasma bubble monitoring by VHF radars for GNSS augmentation systems studied with the EAR and GPS receivers
  9. keita sakakibara
    Hybrid Cellulose Nanofiber Networks for Energy Applications
  10. Shin Suzuki
    Development and calibration of a low-cost airglow camera
  11. Seiji Takahashi
    Studies on intra- and inter-cellular dynamics of isoflavones toward establishment of sustainable production systems of functional secondary metabolites in plants
  12. Yomei Tokuda
    Crystal growth of oxide nanocrystal in water containing microbubbles
  13. Junichi Furumoto
    Construct scalability numerical forecast model for prediction of local severe weather system using cloud computing.
  14. Yohei Miyake
    Massively parallel particle simulations on the acceleration of the energetic protons in Geospace and plasma processes inside the Air Breathing Ion Engine
  15. Aya Yanagawa
    Basic research on the mechanisms of insect perception to bacteria for stamping out the contribution of Diptera to horizontal transmission of human disease
  16. Masayuki Yamamoto
    Development of multifunctional software receiver for wind profiler radars

Mission Research for Sustainable Humanosphere

  1. Yosiaki Ito
    Nutrient status of leaves and roots as indicators of soil acidity stress in Japanese cedar and cypress.
  2. Satoru Ueno
    Provision of the database of full-disk solar images in Ca II K line over 44 years since 1926 and studies of the long-term variation of the solar activity.
  3. Toshiaki Umezawa
    Sustainable production and utilization of tropical biomass plants
  4. Yasumasa Kasaba
    Development of sophisticated plasma/radio wave measurement system for the study of space electromagnetic environment
  5. Shiyuuichi Kawai
    Improving the moisture adsorption/desorption properties of sugi (Cyptomeria japonica) slitted timber
  6. Akitaka Kimura
    Evaluation of physiological and psychological responses of human induced by interior furnishings made of wood.
  7. Hiroaki Kuze
    A study on physical properties of anthropogenic aerosols with remote sensing techniques.
  8. Hirotsugu Kojima
    Development of the sensor network using small sensor nodes with electromagnetic sensors
  9. Yasumasa Kodama
    Observations of atmospheric stable layer with a wind profiler radar for the prediction of advection and diffusion in nuclear reprocessing plant
  10. Shoko Kobayashi
    Forest Biomass Estimates of Tropical Fast-growing Trees using Polarimetric Scattering Analysis of Multi-polarimetric SAR Radar Data
  11. Yoshinori Shoji
    Long-term Analysis of Precipitable Water Vapor Over the Japanese Archipelago Using Precise Satellite Navigation Systems
  12. Toshitaka Tsuda
    Promotion of an international project of SCOSTEP: CAWSES
  13. Tomoyuki Nakajo
    Clarification of generative mechanism of small-scale turbulence associated with local circulation in atmospheric boundary layer
  14. Naoto Nihei
    Survey of radioactive contamination on farms in Fukushima prefecture and study on the transfer of radioactive cesium in soybean plants
  15. Hiroyuki Hashiguchi
    Development of turbulence detection and prediction techniques with wind profiler radar for aircraft safety
  16. Fumio Hasebe
    Study on dehydration processes in the Tropical Tropopause Layer coordinated with ATTREX
  17. Toshimitsu Hata
    Enhancement of surface durability of DLC carbonized wood in Low Earth Orbit environment
  18. Sensho Honma
    Optimization of Selective Liquefaction with Pulse Current Heating for Development of Alternatives based on Renewable Resources
  19. Yosuke Matsuda
    Salinity tolerance mechanism of mycorrhizal fungi inhabiting at coastal pine forests
  20. Yasuki Matsumura
    Studies on functions of biopolymer nanofibers as food stuffs
  21. Jun Matsumoto
    Integrated observational study for thunder storm over the Tokyo metropolitan area
  22. Hiroshi Yamakawa
    Study on Observation and Removal of Space Debris
  23. Tsuyoshi Yoshimura
    Evaluation of biodiversity of termites and wood-decaying fungi in tropical Acacia plantation forests
  24. Takashi Watanabe
    International cooperative study on the novel enzymes cleaving lignin-carbohydrate bonds for advanced utilization of biomass

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Research Titles in FY 2014

Exploratory Research for Sustainable Humanosphere Science

  1. Kentaro Abe
    Development of high strength cellulose fiber by nanofibrillation in alkaline solutions
  2. Yukiko Ishikura
    Development of composite materials applying polymer structures formed by trees.
  3. Masayuki Itoh
    Effects of frequent wildfires on carbon cycling and dissolved organic carbon dynamics in Tropical peat swamp forests
  4. Shinsuke Ifuku
    Surface Modification of Cellulose Nanofibers to Endow Several Functions
  5. Koji Imai
    Development of a web service for a comprehensive understanding of the solar-terrestrial system
  6. Mitsunori Ozaki
    Development of analog ASIC preamplifier for plasma wave observation by satellite experiments
  7. Keita Sakakibara
    Hierarchical cellulose nanofiber-resin nanocomposites with the aid of polymer brush effects
  8. Nobukazu Shitan
    Elucidation of intracellular movement of metabolites using tobacco transgenic hairy roots and development of a platform for high production of valuable metabolites.
  9. Kojiro Takanashi
    Identification of factors for host specificity of symbiosis between legume plants and rhizobia
  10. keitaroTanoi
    Distribution of auxin in root revealed by a high-resolution imaging using radioisotope.
    —Application of microautoradiography—
  11. Masako Dannoura
    Where the carbon will be fixed?
    —A labelling approach and tracing by both TDLS and NanoSIMS—
  12. Shuntaro Tsubaki
    Analysis of cell wall metabolism of fast-growing Ulva spp. using 13C tracer
  13. Yomei Tokuda
    Analysis of adsorption and elution behaviour of cesium ion in clay by using solid state NMR
  14. Tomoyuki Nakajo
    Study on relationship between localized spatial distribution of horizontal winds observed by two adjoining 1.3-GHz wind profiler radars, and occurrence of cumulonimbus system and the related rainfall
  15. Masayuki Yamasaki
    An introduction of electromagnetic wave exposure to reduce the allergic property in foods
  16. Bunta Watanabe
    Characterization of putative shikonin biosynthetic enzymes

Mission Research for Sustainable Humanosphere

  1. Yoshiaki Ito
    Does total calcium concentration affect acid buffering capacity in forest soils?
  2. Toshiaki Umezawa
    Sustainable production and utilization of tropical biomass resources in relation to the restoration of biodiversity
  3. Takayuki Ohgushi
    The consequences of alkaloid production of plants for the creation of ecological networks
  4. Yukari Ohota
    Analysis of degradation reactions of a wood biomass component, lignin, by the enzymes originated from the marine bacterium
  5. Yasumasa Kasaba
    Development of sophisticated plasma/radio wave measurement system for the study of space electromagnetic environment
  6. Keiichiro Kashimura
    Absorption Properties of Melat Oxides and Approach for Thermal Non-Equilibrium states by Microwave Heating
  7. Yuto Katoh
    Simulation study of the acceleration process of radiation belt electrons by a massively parallelized plasma particle code
  8. Hirotsugu Kojima
    Development of the algorithm to measure quantitatively wave-particle interactions onboard satellites
  9. Yoshiko Kosugi
    Evaluation of water use and stress of Japanese cypress depending of their height.
  10. YasuMasa Kodama
    The appearance characteristics of the upper stable layer affected by the oceanic atmospheric mixing layer in the Japanese coast
  11. Shoko Kobayashi
    Analysis of scattering characteristics in polarimetric SAR imagery for plantation monitoring in Indonesia
  12. Kazutoshi Sato
    The estimation of the precipitable water vapor using the augmentation signal of Quasi-Zenith Satellite
  13. Kiwamu Shiiba
    Study on comprehensive utilization of bamboo that will contribute to energy cycle and human health
  14. Junji Takabayashi
    Studies on ecological interaction networks on weeds and their use for organic farming
  15. Fumito Tani
    Improvement of the physiological environment inside the gastrointestinal tract by biopolymer nanofibers derived from polysaccharides
  16. Toshitaka Tsuda
    A collaborative study between Japan-US-India on precise measurements of atmospheric waves and turbulence
  17. Noriyuki Nishi
    Database on the climatic cloud distribution with using geostationary satellite observation
  18. Hiroshi Nishimura
    Design of selective enzymatic reaction for the degradation of lignocellulose (international collaboration)
  19. Naoto Nihei
    Yearly transitions of radiocesium contamination in crops and effects of radiocesium absorption on rhizosphere
  20. Hiroyuki Hashiguchi
    International collaborative research on the atmospheric turbulence based on the MU radar, Rayleigh lidar and high resolution radiosonde observations
  21. Toshimitsu Hata
    Enhancement of surface durability of Si doped DLC carbonized wood in LEO environment
  22. Shiget Fujimura
    Effect of potassium status in rhizosphere on the gene expression of K+ transporters in rice
  23. Yosuke Matsuda
    Effects of ectomycorrhizal fungi on growth of Pinus thunbergii seedlings and functional significance of salinity tolerance on mycorrhizal associations
  24. Masayuki Yamamoto
    Observational study on dynamical and cloud microphysical processes of clouds using wind profiler radars, cloud radar, and lidar
  25. Takahito Watanabe
    Use of xenobiotics-degrading bacteria for the conversion of wood biomass into useful products

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Research Titles in FY 2015

Exploratory Research for Sustainable Humanosphere Science

  1. Katsuhiro Isozaki
    Lignin-Immmobilized Self-Assembled Monolayer Substrates for Analysis of Lignin-Protein Interactions
  2. Hiroaki Isobe
    Reconstructing the past solar activity using aurora and sunspot records in historical literature
  3. Shinsuke Ifuku
    Chitin Nanofibers from crab shell for cartilage tissue-engineered medical product
  4. Mitsunori Ozaki
    Improvement of dynamic range of one-chip plasma waveform receiver
  5. Ryousuke Kusumi
    Structural Designing and Function Controlling of Bio-based Materials by Magnetic Processing
  6. Akifumi Sugiyama
    Assessment on the rhizosphere microbial communities of Cassava in Cameroon
  7. Taichi Takasuka
    Characterization of lignin degradation by fungal and bacterial enzymes from wood devastating insect symbionts
  8. Kojiro Takanashi
    Identification of genes involved in the host specificity for symbiosis between legume plants and rhizobia
  9. Masako Dannoura
    Estimation of CO2 originating from autotrophic respiration in soil CO2 efflux in Alaska permafrost forest using 13C pulse labelling techniques
  10. Yuki Tobimatsu
    On the structures, formation, and properties of lignin-flavonoid complex in grass lignocelluloses
  11. Shoichiro Hamamoto
    Model Development of Fine Bubble Transport in Soils
  12. Gen Hayase
    Synthesis of macro/mesoporous monolith by utilizing cellulose nanofibers for controlling phase separation
  13. Shiget Fujimura
    Cultivar differences in available potassium concentration in soil and cesium uptake in rice
  14. Yohei Miyake
    Massively-parallelized particle simulations on plasma wave interactions on spacecraft system
  15. Bunta Watanabe
    Study on biosynthetic pathway of shikonin, a major active component of an herbal medicine from Lithospermum erythrorhizon

Mission Research for Sustainable Humanosphere

  1. Riggin Dennis
    Verification of a new measurement method of momentum flux associated with atmospheric waves
  2. Sachinobu Ishida
    Study on ‘Yamase’ based on Wind Profiler Radar with RASS and Radiosonde Observations
  3. Yoshiaki Ito
    Spatial distributions of calcium, magnesium, potassium in a mixed forest of Cryptomeria japonica and Chamaecyparis obtusa
  4. Takeshi Imamura
    Development of cloud tracking methods for the studies of planetary atmospheres
  5. Satoru Ueno
    Improvement and analysis software development of the Ca II K full-disk solar image database for studies of long-term solar activity variation
  6. Toshiaki Umezawa
    Fundamental studies of sustainable production and utilization of various tropical lignocellulose biomass
  7. Takayuki Ohgushi
    The consequences of alkaloid production of plants for the creation of ecological networks
  8. Yuichi Otsuka
    Studies of ionospheric plasma density and effects of the ionosphere on satellite positioning using triple-frequencies GNSS receiver
  9. Ui Ono
    Characterization of Bacillus for the development of sustainable-oriented agricultural materials
  10. Keiichiro Kashimura
    Thermal Distribution of Slurry System for Biomass Process by Microwave Heating
  11. Shoko Kobayashi
    Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar Image Analysis for Sustainable Land-use and Biodiversity Monitoring
  12. Yoshinori Shoji
    Study of water vapor variation in Tsuhima Straits and its relation to heavy precipitation using shipborne GNSS measurements
  13. Junji Takabayashi
    Soil sample analyses reveal management systems of agroecosystems
  14. Yomei Tokuda
    Elucidation of cesium stabilization and transfer mechanisms by using solid state nuclear magnetic resonance and extended x-ray absorption fine structure
  15. Naoto Nihei
    Analysis in Radiocesium Absorption of Soybean and Examination of Effective Potassium fertilization in Fukushima
  16. Masahito Nose
    International expansion of “Metadata database for upper atmosphere global ground observation”
  17. Hiroyuki Hashiguchi
    International Collaborative Study on Atmospheric Turbulence Based on Simultaneous Observations with the Equatorial Atmosphere Radar, Lidar, and Ozone Radiosondes
  18. Satoshi Horikoshi
    Microwave effect mechanism in plants for global environmental improvement
  19. Takahito Watanabe
    Use of xenobiotics-degrading bacteria for the production of lignin-derived chemicals

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Research Titles in FY 2016

Exploratory Research for Sustainable Humanosphere Science

  1. Chin-Cheng Yang
    Global genetic database for the widespread invasive alien species: invasive ants as example – 1
  2. Mamiko Asano
    Effects of Microwave Irradiation on Cancer Stem Cells under Normothermic Conditions.
  3. Kentaro Abe
    Nano-fibrillation for effective use of food processing by-products
  4. Masayuki Itoh
    Application of laser-based CH4 analyzer on canopy scale CH4 flux in tropical peat swamp forest
  5. Mitsunori Ozaki
    Development of an ultra-low noise ASIC chopper amplifier for probing electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves in the ULF range
  6. Takao Koeduka
    Structural modification of lignin by genetic engineering using monolignol acethyltransferase
  7. Yasuhiro Shimane
    Understanding of wood-component conversion by a marine-bacterial lignin-degrading enzyme
  8. Akifumi Sugiyama
    Identification of transporters involved in caffeine secretion and their application in production of valuable compounds
  9. Kojiro Takanashi
    Functional analyses of cyclization enzymes in the biosynthesis of plant secondary metabolites
  10. Masako Dannoura
    Estimation of CO2 originating from autotrophic respiration in soil CO2 efflux in Alaska permafrost forest using 13C pulse labelling techniques —the survey of the seasonal change—
  11. Shuntaro Tsubaki
    Enhancement of hydrogen generation through water splitting by proton-relay mechanism under microwave irradiation
  12. Shoichiro Hamamoto
    Transport of Fine Bubbles in Soils
  13. Shigeto Fujimura
    Mechanism of cesium uptake and distribution in rice plant
  14. Naoki Makita
    Species-specific effects of root exudation on rhizosphere interactions with tree and soil
  15. Tsunehisa Miki
    Development of industrially acceptable materials from wood biomass resources by sub-nano, nano and micro order structural control techniques

Mission Research for Sustainable Humanosphere

  1. Chin-Cheng Yang
    Genetic assessment of attempted eradication program on invasive ant: fire ant and Argentine ant as examples – 1
  2. Dennis M.Riggin
    A study of long-term variation in momentum flux in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere, using meteor radar observation data.
  3. Frederic Marion-Pol
    Sweet or bitter ?
    Examining the taste receptor to perceive microbial compound which induces grooming reflex
  4. Halimurrahman
    Study of atmospheric stability variations with EAR-RASS observations
  5. Hubert Luce
    International collaborative study on atmospheric turbulence based on simultaneous observations with the MU radar, small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and radiosonde balloons
  6. Qing-Xin Chu
    Stable Microwave Power Transfer System for Various Operational Conditions
  7. Stanislaw Gawronski
    The role of trees in accumulation of particulate matter including 137Cs in Fukushima.
  8. Keigo Ishizaka
    Development of ultra-light direction finding antenna
  9. Hiroaki isobe
    Reconstructing the past solar activity using aurora and sunspot records in historical literature
  10. Satoru Ueno
    Distribution of Ca II K solar full-disk imaging database through the IUGONET metadata-database and research of long-term variation of solar activities
  11. Shohei Kajikawa
    Development of forming method using wood powder with natural adhesive for fabrication of product with three dimensional shape
  12. Keiichiro Kashimura
    Development of selective heating of catalytic agent for microwave processing by shape effect of particles
  13. Sakito Kitajima
    Integrated omics and biochemistry of latexes of fig tree —unique secondary metabolismto—
  14. Setsuko Koura
    Molecular dynamics analysis of fine bubble water
  15. Hirotsugu Kojima
    Observation of wave-particle interactions in the relation to the ion outflow in the polar region
  16. Shoko Kobayashi
    Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar Image Analysis for Monitoring of Fast-growing Tree Plantation
  17. Yoshinori Shoji
    Study on accuracy improvement of shipborne GNSS water vapor measurement
  18. Junji Takabayashi
    Phytobiomatic analyses reveal management systems of agroecosystems
  19. Gento Tsuji
    Functional analysis of bioactive compounds of seaweeds and their agricultural applications
  20. Minoru Tsutsui
    Observation of Electromagnetic Fields generated by Earthquakes
  21. Kenjiro Nishikawa
    Stable Microwave Power Transfer System for Various Operational Conditions
  22. Naoto Nihei
    Characteristics of soils and crops based on the ratio of radiocesium (137Cs) to stablecesium (133Cs)
  23. Masahito Nose
    International expansion and function enhancement of “Metadata database for upper atmosphere global ground observation”
  24. Yuki Fuchigami
    Establishment of sustainable wood utilization system of Belian grown in Indonesia by fact-finding survey on legality of logging and technological development for effective utilization of listing
  25. Kazuhiko Miura
    Study on the process of new particle formation in the free troposphere
  26. Tsuyoshi Yoshimura
    Ecosystem management towards sustainable tropical tree plantations
  27. Takashi Watanabe
    Studies on microwave chemical processes towards production in chemical industry

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