WorldWideScience

Sample records for machikaneyama toyonaka osaka

  1. Gravity anomalies and basement structure in Osaka plain; Osaka heiya no juryoku ijo to kiban kozo

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Inoue, N.; Nakagawa, K. [Osaka City University, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Science; Ryoki, K. [Osaka Polytechnical College, Osaka (Japan)

    1998-02-01

    Many kinds of new information about the underground structure are necessary for elucidating problems on the distribution characteristics of the structural damage and the ground failure due to the 1995 Hyogo-ken Nanbu Earthquake. The gravity anomalies in and around the Osaka sedimentary basin, which is mainly composed of Mesozoic granitic basement and post Tertiary sedimentary layers covering the basement, has been compiled with the data additional gravity measurements in the Hanshin-Osaka area. Basement configuration plays the important role in concentration or dispersion of seismic waves. In general, trends of the gravity anomalies should be removed from obtained gravity anomalies in order to estimate the sub-surface structures. The local free-air anomalies, which are residual anomalies obtained by applying regression technique to regional trends, exhibit linear relationship with the depth to the basement surface. In this study, therefore, the underground structure of the Osaka basin was estimated from the local free-air anomalies. First approximate model of basement surface was constructed by means of the method mentioned above, based upon the two layer (basement rock and the sedimentary cover) model. Further three dimensional model was developed based on the characteristic distribution of density inferred from seismic exploration analysis. 19 refs., 21 figs., 1 tab.

  2. Development of Osaka gas type planar SOFC

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Iha, M.; Shiratori, A.; Chikagawa, O. [Murata Mfg. Co., Ltd., Shiga (Japan)] [and others

    1996-12-31

    Osaka Gas Co. has been developing a planar type SOFC (OG type SOFC) which has a suitable structure for stacking. Murata Mfg. Co. has begun to develop the OG type SOFC stack through joint program since 1993. Figure 1 shows OG type cell structure. Because each cell is sustained by cell holders acting air manifold, the load of upper cell is not put on the lower cells. Single cell is composed of 3-layered membrane and LaCrO{sub 3} separator. 5 single cells are mounted on the cell holder, connected with Ni felt electrically, and bonded by glassy material sealant. We call the 5-cell stack a unit. Stacking 13 units, we succeeded 870 W generation in 1993. But the power density was low, 0.11 Wcm{sup -2} because of crack in the electrolyte and gas leakage at some cells.

  3. Deep sedimentary structure model beneath the Osaka plain; Osaka heiya ni okeru shinbu chika kozo no model ka

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Miyakoshi, K.; Kagawa, T.; Echigo, T. [Osaka Soil Test, Osaka (Japan)

    1997-05-27

    Restructuring was carried out on a sedimentary basin structure model of the Osaka plain including Osaka Bay by using newly obtained underground structural data. After the Hygoken-nanbu Earthquake of 1995, a large number of underground structure investigations have been performed in Osaka Bay and urban areas of Kobe and Osaka. However, very few surveys have been done in areas peripheral to Osaka Prefecture, such as the Ikoma area. Therefore, an attempt has been made to increase the number of measuring points to acquire underground structural data of these areas. Estimation of basic rock depths has utilized the dominant cycles in H/V spectra obtained from micro vibration survey, and good correlation of the base rock depths derived by a refraction exploration and a deep-bed boring investigation. With regard to bed division and P- and S- wave velocities in sedimentary beds in the Osaka sedimentary basin, an underground structure model was prepared, which was divided into four beds according to the refraction exploration and the micro vibration investigation. Data obtained by using this model agreed well with depth data acquired from physical exploration and other types of investigations. However, no good agreement was recognized in the data for such areas where the basic depth changes abruptly as the Rokko fault and the Osaka bay fault. 6 refs., 8 figs., 2 tabs.

  4. Expo 70 - Osaka, Japón

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Editorial, Equipo

    1970-06-01

    Full Text Available The following pavillions at the Expo-70 in Osaka are outstanding. The West German Exhibit, with a structure reminiscent of an astronomical observatory. The U.R.R.S. Pavillion, which is 109 m high, and has a tubular support. The Motor Car Industry Display, which involves two units and a tent like roof. The Festival Palace, within the representative zone of the Exhibition, and houses the official ceremonies in honour of the participating nations. The Tashida IHI Pavillion, whose structure includes the use of 1,338 interconnected tetrapods. The Takara Group Display, which is an abstract concept, consisting of a large number of cube space forms. The firm Takenaka Komuten Co. Ltd. has taken a very active part in the construction of 28 buildings, both Japanese and foreign.Destacan en la EXPO-70 los siguientes pabellones: el pabellón de la Alemania Occidental, con su estructura en forma de cúpula para observaciones astronómicas; el de la U.R.S.S., de 109 m de altura y estructura tubular; el de la Industria Automovilística, que consta de dos unidades y presenta una cubierta en forma de tienda de campaña; el palacio de Festivales, que forma parte de la zona representativa de la exposición; en él se desarrollan los actos dedicados a las naciones participantes; el pabellón Toshiba IHI, en cuya estructura se emplearon un total de 1.338 tetrápodos ensamblados; el pabellón del grupo Takara, diseñado con una concepción abstracta —a base de cubos—. La empresa «Takenaka Komuten, Co. Ltd.», ha intervenido eficazmente en la construcción de 28 pabellones, japoneses y extranjeros.

  5. Cashless system for La Spa Osaka; La Spa OSAKA muke cashless system

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    2000-01-10

    It is a bother and inconvenience for a user of a hot spring, pool, athletic club, etc., to carry a purse with him. Accordingly, in drinking, eating, buying, and renting for example in the premises, the user finds it more convenient if cash payment is unnecessary. Fuji Electric Co.,Ltd. developed a cashless system for the users of such facilities and delivered to La Spa Osaka. The main features are as following: (1) With a non-contact ID tag applied to a wristband, no wearing or staining is caused in the equipment when it reads the ID data.(2) Without giving and receiving of cash, the management of cash is highly secured.(3) The data of accounts receivable and proceeds are unitarily controlled by the server, enabling efficiency of business operation. (translated by NEDO)

  6. Characterization of bottom sediments from Osaka Bay, Japan

    Science.gov (United States)

    Tokunaga, S.; Hoshika, A.; Tatsumoto, H.

    1995-06-01

    The physical, chemical, and dewatering characteristics of 19 bottom sediments from Osaka Bay, Japan, have been analyzed to aid in the development of sediments in the coastal bay area. The sediments in the east near Osaka Port were highly polluted from the influence of human activities and were difficult to dewater. These sediments were composed of fine particles, low in pH, zetapotential, and initial settling rate, and were high in ignition loss, metal concentrations, compression volume, specific resistance, cake water content, and drying index. However, the sediments near Akashi Channel showed the reverse where they are affected by strong tidal current. A correlation analysis has been made of all the parameters. There are significant relationships between all the dewatering parameters. Therefore, sediments difficult to dewater by gravity settling are also difficult to dewater by vacuum filtration and solar evaporation. Sediments containing fine particles and pollutants are difficult to dewater. Several forms of pollutants can occur in the sediments.

  7. Technology assessment of PACS in Osaka University Hospital.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Inamura, K; Satoh, K; Kondoh, H; Mori, Y; Kozuka, T

    1994-05-01

    This paper describes a methodology of PACS technology assessment and gives examples of the results of measurement of 24 items of PACS-related situations of image diagnosis systems in Osaka University Hospital before a PACS is installed. These data are to be compared with the data which will be measured after PACS is installed in the new Osaka University Hospital, in order to complete our technology assessment. We propose common variables, units, and conditions of measurement, in order to establish a standard method of data comparison between before and after PACS installation in hospitals at large. We designed our PACS taking technology assessment into account. We do not stop the technology assessment at the efficacy evaluation, because PACS must be more than a tool for radiological practice. We extend the technology assessment into the effectiveness evaluation, so that PACS is a part of radiological practice itself, and diagnostic accuracy, economy and efficiency are the results of PACS operation.

  8. Waveform simulation of predominant periods in Osaka basin

    Science.gov (United States)

    Petukhin, A.; Tsurugi, M.

    2016-12-01

    Predominant period of strong ground motions is an important parameter in earthquake engineering practice. Resonance at predominant period may result in collapse of building. Usually, predominant periods are associated with the soil resonances. However, considering that strong ground motions are composed from source, path and site effects, predominant periods are affected by source and propagation path too. From another side, 3D basin interferences may amplify quite different periods, depending on site location relatively to the basin edges and independently on the soil depth. Moreover, constructive or destructive interference of waves from different asperities of a large source may enhance or diminish amplitudes at a particular predominant period respectively. In this study, to demonstrate variations of predominant periods due to complicated effects above, we simulated wavefield snapshots and waveforms at a few representative sites of Osaka basin, Japan. Seismic source is located in Nankai trough, hosting anticipated M9 earthquake. 3D velocity structure is combined from JIVSM velocity structure (Koketsu et al., 2012) and Osaka basin structure of Iwaki and Iwata, 2011. 3D-FDM method is used to simulate waveforms. Simulation results confirm some previous results that due to elongated elliptical shape of Osaka basin, interference effects are strong and peak amplitudes has characteristic stripped pattern elongated in parallel to the long axis of basin. We demonstrate that predominant periods have similar pattern and value of predominant period may strongly depend on the location of site and azimuthal orientation of waveform component.

  9. Study of underground structure of Osaka basin and seismic ground motions; Osaka bonchi no chika kozo chosa to Hyogoken nanbu jishin ni yoru jishindo

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Iwasaki, Y. [Geo-Research Institute, Osaka, Osaka (Japan)

    1996-05-01

    This paper describes the following matters on the study of underground structure of Osaka Basin and seismic ground motions caused by the Hyogoken-Nanbu Earthquake. Elastic wave investigations using reflections intended for deep structures were carried out in the Hyogo prefectural area and the Osaka bay area by an association of the Geological Survey Institute, Hyogo Prefectural Government, Kobe Municipality and Universities. Reflection investigations were conducted in the Osaka land areas using the east-west traverse line along Yamato River (by the Geological Survey Institute), the south-north traverse line along the Naniwa street in the city of Osaka, and the east-west traverse line at the south end of the Uemachi fault. In addition, investigations using shallow bed reflections were performed in the Osaka bay area by the Hydrographic Office. Results of the active fault investigations using the reflection method may not agree with positions of faults which are estimated topographically. An existing structure model of the Osaka basin (something like of a primary approximation) and the result of inverse analysis on epicenter faults in the Hyogoken-Nanbu Earthquake were used as the base for calculating seismic motions in the Abeno area in Osaka City. The result agreed relatively well with observations if the calculation is intended for waves having cycles longer than about two seconds. 6 figs.

  10. Spatial genetic structure of Salvia japonica Thunb. population (Labiatae in Botanical Garden of Osaka City University, Kisaichi, Osaka Prefecture, Japan

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    SUDARMONO

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Salvia japonica Thunb. (Japan: Aki-no-Tamurasou was a perennial herb, protandry insect-pollinated, and self-incompatible with water-flow dispersed seed. We used allozyme loci to know genetic structure of a S. japonica population. We examined spatial autocorrelation of individuals within five distance class with Moran`s I statistics. The area of observation was in plot 5x5 m2 in Botanical Garden of Osaka City University, Kisaichi, Katano, Osaka Prefecture. The 8 loci examined were polymorphic, namely Aat-1, Aat-2, Pgi, Mnr, Pgm-1, Pgm-2, Idh, and 6-Pgd. Low levels of genetic diversity were found for 29 individuals. Ninety-two percent cases for all of distance class were similar and only 8% (8 of 105 cases were significant differences. This result indicated that the spatial genetic distributions in all of distance classes were all similar and no spatial autocorrelation of genotypes. Only in distance class 2 had one significantly positive cases (0.15 in Pgm-1c, indicating that spatial genetic structure in the study population was weak at most. In the other word that spatial pattern of the individuals within S. japonica population was random. Overall of the result was indicating that genotype among individuals of S. japonica changed distantly and tended to isolation in distance by seed dispersed.

  11. Seismic reflection survey of the Uemachi fault in Osaka Prefecture; Osaka Uemachi danso no hanshaho danseiha tansa

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Sugiyama, Y. [Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba (Japan); Yoshizawa, M.; Hirooka, S. [Nikko Exploration and Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Yokota, H.; Ito, S. [Hanshin Consultant Co., Osaka (Japan); Hayashi, K.; Aizawa, H.

    1997-05-27

    Reflection survey is conducted using three traverse lines in Sakai City for confirming the presence of a southward stretch of the Uemachi fault underground along the western periphery of the Uemachi terrace, Osaka, and for elucidating its connection to the Sakamoto fault distributed near Izumi. Another reflection survey is conducted in the bed of Kanzaki river, Osaka, for the confirmation of its connection to the Nembutsuji-zan fault in Senri hillock. It is estimated on the basis of boring data that there exists another flexural structure approximately 3km south of the flexural structure whose presence is confirmed by the Sakai second traverse line. Accordingly, possibilities are high that the southward stretch of the Uemachi fault connects to the Sakamoto fault. The confirmation by the Kanzaki river traverse line of the flexural structure again confirms the continuity between the Uemachi fault and Nembutsuji-zan fault. The above-said findings enable an inference that the three faults of Nembutsuji-zan, Uemachi, and Sakamoto constitute a chain of active faults. Furthermore, there exists an active fault to the south of the Sakamoto fault, which zigzags to the south on the right-hand side as far as the south of the Kumeda pond. Accordingly, the Uemachi fault system as a whole spans approximately 43km from the northern end of the Nembutsuji-zan fault as far as the south of the Kumeda pond. 5 refs., 6 figs.

  12. [Explicit and implicit attitudes toward standard-Japanese and Osaka-dialect language use].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Watanabe, Takumi; Karasawa, Kaori

    2013-04-01

    This article examines the effects of language use on explicit and implicit attitudes. We employed the matched-guise technique to measure participants' impressions of standard-Japanese and Osaka-dialect speakers. Implicit attitudes were assessed by the Implicit Association Test (IAT). The Osaka-dialect speaker was evaluated as warmer than the standard-Japanese speaker, suggesting that explicit attitudes toward the Osaka dialect have changed positively. On the other hand, the results for the impression of intelligence were consistent with the previous literature that the standard-Japanese speaker was seen as more intelligent than the Osaka-dialect speaker. Compared with explicit attitudes, the analyses of implicit attitudes revealed that participants showed a consistent implicit bias favoring standard-Japanese language use. The changing processes and relationships of explicit and implicit attitudes were discussed.

  13. The management for tuberculosis control in Greater London in comparison with that in Osaka City: lessons for improvement of TB control management in Osaka City urban setting.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ohkado, Akihiro; Williams, Gini; Ishikawa, Nobukatsu; Shimouchi, Akira; Simon, Carter

    2005-07-01

    The tuberculosis (TB) notification in Osaka City has been persistently high compared with other urban areas in Japan. Although the TB notification in Greater London has kept much lower level compared with that in Osaka City, it has been also persistently high compared with other urban areas in the UK. Nonetheless, the contexts of the two cities relating TB control programme as well as the epidemiological situation greatly vary; there must be some lessons to be learnt from each other to improve each TB control programme to tackle against TB more effectively. Comparing the epidemiological situation of TB in both cities, it is obvious that Osaka City suffers TB more than Greater London in terms of the TB notification rate. Concerning the context of the TB control programme, Osaka City has centralised approach with strong local government commitment; Greater London, on the other hand, has an approach that is greatly fragmented but coordinated through voluntary TB Networks. This paper aims to draw some constructive and practical lessons from Greater London TB control management for further improvement of Osaka City TB control management through literature review and interview to health professionals. TB epidemiology in Greater London shows distinct features in the extent of TB in new entrants and TB co-infected with HIV in comparison with those in Osaka City. TB epidemiology in Osaka City is to a great extent specifically related to homeless people whereas in Greater London, this relationship occurs to a lesser extent. Both areas have relatively high TB-notification rates compared with national figures, and they have "TB hot spots" where remarkably high TB-notification rates exist. TB control in Greater London is characterised with decentralised and devolved services to local government health authorities supplemented with co-ordinating bodies across sectors as well as across Greater London. Sector-wide TB Network as well as London TB Group (LTBG) and London TB Nurses

  14. Geological structure of Osaka basin and characteristic distributions of structural damage caused by earthquake; Osaka bonchi kozo to shingai tokusei

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Nakagawa, K.; Shiono, K.; Inoue, N.; Senda, S. [Osaka City University, Osaka (JP. Faculty of Science); Ryoki, K. [Osaka Polytechnic Collage, Osaka (Japan); Shichi, R. [Nagoya University, Nagoya (Japan). Faculty of Science

    1996-05-01

    The paper investigates relations between the damage caused by the Hyogo-ken Nanbu earthquake and the deep underground structures. A characteristic of the earthquake damage distribution is that the damage concentrated near faults. Most of the damages were seen on the side of faults` relatively falling rather than right above the faults and of their slightly slanting to the seaside. Distribution like this seems to be closely related to underground structures. Therefore, a distribution map of the depth of basement granite in Osaka sedimentary basin was drawn, referring to the data on basement rock depth obtained from the distribution map of gravity anomaly and the result of the survey using the air gun reflection method. Moreover, cubic underground structures were determined by 3-D gravity analysis. The result was concluded as follows: when observing the M7 zone of the low land, in particular, where the damage was great from an aspect of gravity anomaly, the basement rock below the zone declined near the cliff toward the sea, which indicates a great possibility of its being a fault. There is a high possibility that the zone suffered mostly from the damage caused by focusing by refraction and total reflection of seismic wave rays. 3 refs., 8 figs.

  15. Distribution of perfluoroalkyl compounds in Osaka Bay and coastal waters of Western Japan.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Beškoski, Vladimir P; Yamamoto, Katsuya; Yamamoto, Atsushi; Okamura, Hideo; Hayashi, Mitsuru; Nakano, Takeshi; Matsumura, Chisato; Fukushi, Keiichi; Wada, Shinpei; Inui, Hideyuki

    2017-03-01

    Perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) including perfluoroalkyl sulfonates (PFSAs) and perfluoroalkyl carboxylates (PFCAs) were analyzed in sediment samples taken from Ajifu Waterway in Osaka city, from Osaka Bay, and from Kagoshima Bay, as well as in fifteen seawater samples collected from Osaka Bay and coastal waters of Western Japan. In all sediment samples, only PFCAs were detected, and the highest concentration was determined in Ajifu Waterway, where ΣPFAA was 58990 ng kg(-1) dry weight. The total concentrations of PFAAs in sea water samples ranged between the limit of quantification and 53.4 ng L(-1), and perfluorohexanoic acid was the most prevalent and had the highest concentration of 37 ng L(-1). The changes in the patterns and concentrations of PFAAs in Osaka Bay and coastal waters of Western Japan indicate that the PFAAs in surface waters are influenced by sources from Keihanshin Metropolitan Area, mainly the Yodo River basin, and the dilution effect which naturally occurs during their transport to the Pacific Ocean.

  16. The Role and Challenges of School Social Work: An Examination from Practice in Osaka

    Science.gov (United States)

    Yamano, Noriko

    2011-01-01

    This article describes the development of school social work in the Osaka Prefecture of Japan. The article focuses on micro, mezzo, and macro levels of school social work and documents the growth and development of school social work since 2005. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)

  17. Highlighting the history of Japanese radio astronomy. 4: early solar research in Osaka

    Science.gov (United States)

    Orchiston, Wayne; Nakamura, Tsuko; Ishiguro, Masato

    2016-12-01

    For about two years, from late 1949, Minoru Oda and Tatsuo Takakura carried out solar observations from Osaka, initially with a hand-made horn and later with a small parabolic antenna connected to a 3.3 GHz receiver, but they only published one short paper on this work. At about the same time, Ojio and others at Osaka City University presented the concept of a solar grating array at a meeting of the Japan Physical Society, but this was never built. In this paper, we provide brief biographical accounts of Oda and Takakura before examining their radio telescopes and the observations that they made. We also briefly discuss the proposed Japanese solar grating array.

  18. Distributions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and alkylated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Osaka Bay, Japan.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Miki, Shizuho; Uno, Seiichi; Ito, Kazuki; Koyama, Jiro; Tanaka, Hiroyuki

    2014-08-30

    Contaminations in sediments by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and alkylated PAHs were investigated at 44 sites in Osaka Bay, Japan. Concentrations of total PAHs and alkylated PAHs were in the range 6.40-7800 ng/g dry weights and 13.7-1700 ng/g dry weights, respectively. The PAH concentrations tended to be higher along the shoreline in the vicinities of big ports, industrialized areas, and densely populated regions such as the cities of Osaka and Kobe. The major sources appeared to be pyrogenic or both pyrogenic and petrogenic at most of the sites. PAH concentrations were remarkably high at a site near Kobe, where the concentrations of dibenzo(a,h)anthracene and benzo(g,h,i)perylene exceeded the effects-range-medium concentration and eight PAHs were above the corresponding effects-range-low concentrations. Those PAHs may have been derived from the great fire associated with the large earthquake in 1995.

  19. Light-Quark Baryon Spectroscopy within ANL-Osaka Dynamical Coupled-Channels Approach

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kamano, Hiroyuki

    2016-10-01

    Recent results on the study of light-quark baryons with the ANL-Osaka dynamical coupled-channels (DCC) approach are presented, which contain the N^* and Δ ^* spectroscopy via the analysis of π N and γ N reactions and the Λ ^* and Σ ^* spectroscopy via the analysis of K^- p reactions. A recent application of our DCC approach to neutrino-nucleon reactions in the resonance region is also presented.

  20. Prediction of long-period ground motions from huge subduction earthquakes in Osaka, Japan

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kawabe, H.; Kamae, K.

    2008-04-01

    There is a high possibility of reoccurrence of the Tonankai and Nankai earthquakes along the Nankai Trough in Japan. It is very important to predict the long-period ground motions from the next Tonankai and Nankai earthquakes with moment magnitudes of 8.1 and 8.4, respectively, to mitigate their disastrous effects. In this study, long-period (>2.5 s) ground motions were predicted using an earthquake scenario proposed by the Headquarters for Earthquake Research Promotion in Japan. The calculations were performed using a fourth-order finite difference method with a variable spacing staggered-grid in the frequency range 0.05 0.4 Hz. The attenuation characteristics ( Q) in the finite difference simulations were assumed to be proportional to frequency ( f) and S-wave velocity ( V s) represented by Q = f · V s / 2. Such optimum attenuation characteristic for the sedimentary layers in the Osaka basin was obtained empirically by comparing the observed motions during the actual M5.5 event with the modeling results. We used the velocity structure model of the Osaka basin consisting of three sedimentary layers on bedrock. The characteristics of the predicted long-period ground motions from the next Tonankai and Nankai earthquakes depend significantly on the complex thickness distribution of the sediments inside the basin. The duration of the predicted long-period ground motions in the city of Osaka is more than 4 min, and the largest peak ground velocities (PGVs) exceed 80 cm/s. The predominant period is 5 to 6 s. These preliminary results indicate the possibility of earthquake damage because of future subduction earthquakes in large-scale constructions such as tall buildings, long-span bridges, and oil storage tanks in the Osaka area.

  1. [A survey on nosocomial tuberculosis infection control in hospitals in Osaka City].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Shimouchi, Akira; Konishi, Shozaburo; Tanaka, Takashi

    2005-12-01

    To ascertain nosocomial tuberculosis (TB) infection control practice in hospitals in Osaka City. A questionnaire was distributed in the orientation meeting and collected at the occasion of medical inspection in all 196 hospitals in Osaka City in 2003. TB patients were diagnosed in about half of hospitals in the past 3 years. Basic TB infection control measures were taken in the majority of hospitals; such as chest X-ray screening for all inpatients, health check for employees, tuberculin skin test (TST) for newly employed staff, and nomination of a person in charge of TB infection control. Control measures were practiced more often in hospitals where TB patients were diagnosed, such as "fiberoptic bronchoscopy is to be conducted last in the working hours to avoid contamination of TB bacilli in a room," "TST (including two-step method) for all newly employed staff," "Staff wear N95 mask when they deal with TB patients/suspects," and the differences were statistically significant. It is necessary in hospitals in Osaka City to strengthen nosocomial TB infection control as TB patients were diagnosed in about half of hospitals in the past 3 years. Low cost infection control measures were undertaken more often among hospitals where TB patients were diagnosed. Introduction of high cost equipment or improvement of facilities should be considered in hospitals of high TB risk. Guidelines formulated based on analysis of the survey should facilitate all hospitals to introduce at least low cost effective tuberculosis infection control measures.

  2. A STUDY ON THE DESIGN PRINCIPLES OF DOWNTOWN IN THE CASTLETOWN OF OSAKA AND EDO

    Science.gov (United States)

    Abe, Takahiro; Shinohara, Osamu

    Castle towns in the modern era had unique urban fabric composed of well-developed infrastructure, such as streets, waterways and drainage. These elements have long interested researchers in the fields of urban history, architectural history and others. However, the principles of the design of the castle town have not been fully understood. Therefore, there has been a growing request to perform research on it in the field of history of civil engineering from the viewpoint of the infrastructure alignment of streets, waterways, drainage and others. The purpose of this study was to understand the design principles of downtown in the castle town of Osaka and Edo. In this study, first of all, the new methodology of the quantitative analysis to understand the design principles by using modern surveying maps has been shown. Then, based on the authors' previous research achievements, the design principles of downtown in Osaka and Edo have been reconsidered. Furthermore, characteristics of each design principles have been clarified by comparing Osaka with Edo.

  3. Numerical Evaluation of the Impact of Urbanization on Summertime Precipitation in Osaka, Japan

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Hikari Shimadera

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This study utilized the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF model version 3.5.1 to evaluate the impact of urbanization on summertime precipitation in Osaka, Japan. The evaluation was conducted by comparing the WRF simulations with the present land use and no-urban land use (replacing “Urban” with “Paddy” for August from 2006 to 2010. The urbanization increased mean air temperature by 2.1°C in urban areas because of increased sensible heat flux and decreased mean humidity by 0.8 g kg−1 because of decreased latent heat flux. In addition, the urbanization increased duration of the southwesterly sea breeze. The urbanization increased precipitation in urban areas and decreased in the surrounding areas. The mean precipitation in urban areas was increased by 20 mm month−1 (27% of the total amount without the synoptic-scale precipitation. The precipitation increase was generally due to the enhancement of the formation and development of convective clouds by the increase in sensible heat flux during afternoon and evening time periods. The urbanization in Osaka changes spatial and temporal distribution patterns of precipitation and evaporation, and consequently it substantially affects the water cycle in and around the urban areas of Osaka.

  4. Effects of socioeconomic factors on suicide from 1980 through 1999 in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Aihara, Hirokuni; Iki, Masayuki

    2002-11-01

    Suicide rate in Japan surged in 1998. Although the standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) of suicide in Osaka Prefecture, Japan had been mostly lower than the national SMRs of suicide between 1980 and 1997, they surpassed the increased national SMR of suicide in 1998 and 1999. We investigated whether the suicide rates for 1980-97 and the recent increased suicide rates in Osaka Prefecture were associated with socioeconomic factors. Time-series regression analyses of the suicide rate and socioeconomic factors were performed on respective data for five sub-areas in Osaka Prefecture. The suicide rates of young people and middle-aged men were more strongly associated with the job application and divorce rates for 1980-99 than for 1980-97. Some relations between the suicide rate and public assistance rate were found. The suicide rate was negatively associated with the marriage rate in some areas. The suicide rate of elderly women was strongly associated with the number of persons per household. The notable relation was found between the suicide rate of middle-aged men and the job application rate for 1980-99. The inverse relation between the suicide rate of elderly women and the number of persons per household was noteworthy.

  5. Influence of the 2009 financial crisis on detection of advanced pulmonary tuberculosis in Osaka city, Japan: a cross-sectional study

    OpenAIRE

    Danno, Katsura; Komukai, Jun; Yoshida, Hideki; Matsumoto, Kenji; Koda, Shinichi; Terakawa, Kazuhiko; Iso, Hiroyasu

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate the association between the economic recession and the detection of advanced cases of pulmonary tuberculosis in Osaka city from 2007 to 2009. Design A repeated cross-sectional study. Setting Osaka city has been the highest tuberculosis burden area in Japan. After the previous global financial crisis, the unemployment rate in Osaka prefecture has deteriorated from 5.3% in 2008 to 6.6% in 2009. Participants During the study period, 3406 pulmonary tuberculosis cases were...

  6. Understanding and Harnessing the Power of Ideas, Persuasion, and Trust

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-09-17

    Information Sharing Behavior in Social Network Sites Norhayati Zakaria* nzakaria@ksu.edu.sa Hiroshi Yama Saudi Elect U, SA Osaka City, JP...gateway for technology transfer. Technology Transfer in a Global Economy : Proceedings of the Technology Transfer Society, Dayton, OH, 277-282. FINAL...Design: Japan, April 1985. University of Tokyo, Komaba, Tokyo University of Kyoto, Kyoto University of Osaka , Toyonaka, Osaka Aichi Institute of

  7. Detecting urbanization effects on surface and subsurface thermal environment--a case study of Osaka.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Huang, Shaopeng; Taniguchi, Makoto; Yamano, Makoto; Wang, Chung-ho

    2009-04-15

    Tremendous efforts have been devoted to improve our understanding of the anthropogenic effects on the atmospheric temperature change. In comparison, little has been done in the study of the human impacts on the subsurface thermal environment. The objective of this study is to analyze surface air temperature records and borehole subsurface temperature records for a better understanding of the urban heat island effects across the ground surface. The annual surface air temperature time series from six meteorological stations and six deep borehole temperature profiles of high qualities show that Osaka has been undergoing excess warming since late 19th century. The mean warming rate in Osaka surface air temperature is about 2.0 degrees C/100a over the period from 1883 to 2006, at least half of which can be attributed to the urban heat island effects. However, this surface air temperature warming is not as strong as the ground warming recorded in the subsurface temperature profiles. The surface temperature anomaly from the Osaka meteorological record can only account for part of the temperature anomaly recorded in the borehole temperature profiles. Surface air temperature is conventionally measured around 1.5 m above the ground; whereas borehole temperatures are measured from rocks in the subsurface. Heat conduction in the subsurface is much less efficient than the heat convection of the air above the ground surface. Therefore, the anthropogenic thermal impacts on the subsurface can be more persistent and profound than the impacts on the atmosphere. This study suggests that the surface air temperature records alone might underestimate the full extent of urban heat island effects on the subsurface environment.

  8. Nanocommunication design in graduate-level education and research training programs at Osaka University

    Science.gov (United States)

    Sekiya, Mizuki; An, SoonHwa; Ata, Masafumi

    2014-09-01

    After more than ten years of strategic investment research and development supported by government policies on science and technology, nanotechnology in Japan is making a transition from the knowledge creation stage of exploratory research to the stage of making the outcomes available for the benefit of society as a whole. Osaka University has been proactive in discussions about the relationship between nanotechnology and society as part of graduate and continuing education programs. These programs are intended to fulfill the social accountability obligation of scientists and corporations involved in R&D, and to deepen their understanding of the relationship between science and society. To meet those aims, the program has covered themes relating to overall public engagement relating to nanotechnology governance, such as risk management of nanomaterials, international standardization for nanotechnology, nanomeasurement, intellectual property management in an open innovation environment, and interactive communication with society. Nanotechnology is an emerging field of science and technology. This paper reports and comments on initiatives for public engagement on nanotechnology at Osaka University's Institute for NanoScience Design, which aims to create new technologies based on nanotechnology that can help realize a sustainable society.

  9. Centro comercial Daiei Nakamozu Sakal Osaka – Japón

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Takenaka Komuten Co., Ltd., Arquitectos e ingenieros

    1974-11-01

    Full Text Available This article gives a brief description of the lay out and essential characteristics of this Shopping Centre in Nakamozu-cho, Sakai, Osaka. It consists of two storeys and basement for the part to be used as a supermarket, shops and swimmingpool and of three storeys and basement in the bank section. The basement is used as a parking lot which together with the space above ground accommodates 1,200 units. A great contrasting effect is achieved by using reinforced concrete for the structure and glass for the roofs and the large vertical surfaces.Se describen brevemente en este artículo la distribución y características esenciales de este Centro Comercial, situado en Nakamozu-cho, Sakai, Osaka. Está constituido por dos plantas y sótano en la parte de supermercado, tiendas y piscina, y por tres plantas y sótano en la zona destinada a banco. El sótano está ocupado por un aparcamiento que, con las plazas de superficie, alcanza las 1.200 unidades. La construcción se ha realizado con estructuras de hormigón armado, contrastando con cubiertas y grandes superficies verticales acristaladas.

  10. Investigation of Spatial Clustering of Biliary Tract Cancer Incidence in Osaka, Japan: Neighborhood Effect of a Printing Factory.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ito, Yuri; Nakaya, Tomoki; Ioka, Akiko; Nakayama, Tomio; Tsukuma, Hideaki; Uehara, Shinichiro; Kogawa Sato, Kyoko; Endo, Ginji; Hayashi, Tomoshige

    2016-09-05

    In 2013, an unusually high incidence of biliary tract cancer among current or former workers of the offset color proof printing department of a printing company in Osaka, Japan, was reported. The purpose of this study was to examine whether distance from the printing factory was associated with incidence of biliary tract cancer and whether incident biliary tract cancer cases clustered around the printing factory in Osaka using population-based cancer registry data. We estimated the age-standardized incidence ratio of biliary tract cancer according to distance from this printing factory. We also searched for clusters of biliary tract cancer incidence using spatial scan statistics. We did not observe statistically significantly high or low standardized incidence ratios for residents in each area categorized by distance from the printing factory for the entire sample or for either sex. The scan statistics did not show any statistically significant clustering of biliary tract cancer incidence anywhere in Osaka prefecture in 2004-2007. There was no statistically significant clustering of biliary tract cancer incidence around the printing factory or in any other areas in Osaka, Japan, between 2004 and 2007. To date, even if some substances have diffused outside this source factory, they do not appear to have influenced the incidence of biliary tract cancer in neighboring residents.

  11. Investigation of Spatial Clustering of Biliary Tract Cancer Incidence in Osaka, Japan: Neighborhood Effect of a Printing Factory

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Yuri Ito

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: In 2013, an unusually high incidence of biliary tract cancer among current or former workers of the offset color proof printing department of a printing company in Osaka, Japan, was reported. The purpose of this study was to examine whether distance from the printing factory was associated with incidence of biliary tract cancer and whether incident biliary tract cancer cases clustered around the printing factory in Osaka using population-based cancer registry data. Methods: We estimated the age-standardized incidence ratio of biliary tract cancer according to distance from this printing factory. We also searched for clusters of biliary tract cancer incidence using spatial scan statistics. Results: We did not observe statistically significantly high or low standardized incidence ratios for residents in each area categorized by distance from the printing factory for the entire sample or for either sex. The scan statistics did not show any statistically significant clustering of biliary tract cancer incidence anywhere in Osaka prefecture in 2004–2007. Conclusions: There was no statistically significant clustering of biliary tract cancer incidence around the printing factory or in any other areas in Osaka, Japan, between 2004 and 2007. To date, even if some substances have diffused outside this source factory, they do not appear to have influenced the incidence of biliary tract cancer in neighboring residents.

  12. Detection of Histamine in Fish and Fishery Products in Osaka Prefecture (Fiscal 2015 Report).

    Science.gov (United States)

    Awazu, Kaoru; Takatori, Satoshi; Kakimoto, Sachiko; Nomura, Chie; Masayama, Atsushi; Yamaguchi, Mizuka; Kakimoto, You; Kajimura, Keiji

    2017-01-01

    Histamine food poisoning is caused by ingestion of spoiled fish containing high levels of histamine. This paper reports cases in which histamine was detected in Osaka prefecture in fiscal year 2015 in a survey of fish and fishery products on the market and the food poisoning. A suspected case of histamine food poisoning was also evaluated to investigate the cause and minimize further problems. Histamine in food was separated on SPE cartridge columns, and analyzed after derivatization with fluorescamine by means of HPLC-FL. Histamine was detected in some fishery products on the market and in food that had caused poisoning. The samples in which histamine was detected were semi-dried whole round herring (Urumeiwashi-maruboshi), mackerel (Saba) and sardine dumpling (Iwashi-tsumire). These foods were the main causes of histamine food poisoning according to the report of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Government of Japan.

  13. [Differences in influenza epidemics in Osaka City--epidemiological surveillance of infectious disease].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Murakami, T; Haruki, K; Seto, Y; Kimura, T; Shibe, K; Minoshiro, S

    1994-05-01

    Influenza viruses in outpatients with influenza symptoms in Osaka City were analyzed in an epidemiological surveillance of infectious disease between 1989 and 1993. During influenza epidemics a mixed prevalence of several types of influenza viruses existed. Three types of influenza viruses, AH1, AH3 and B, were isolated during the 1990/1991 season. Remarkably the three types of viruses were discovered in samplings collected on the same day and within a narrow area inside a radius of 800-1,000m from the surveyed hospitals. Different types of viruses were detected between brothers and among school children from same housing complexes. Influenza AH3 viruses detected in 1992/1993 season differed in antigenicity from those detected in the 1990/1991 and 1991/1992 seasons. Therefore it appears that mutation of the AH3 virus contributed to the large-scale influenza epidemic which occurred in the 1992/1993 season.

  14. Comparison of survival of adolescents and young adults with hematologic malignancies in Osaka, Japan.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Nakata-Yamada, Kayo; Inoue, Masami; Ioka, Akiko; Ito, Yuri; Tabuchi, Takahiro; Miyashiro, Isao; Masaie, Hiroaki; Ishikawa, Jun; Hino, Masayuki; Tsukuma, Hideaki

    2016-01-01

    The survival gap between adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with hematological malignancies persists in many countries. To determine to what extent it does in Japan, we investigated survival and treatment regimens in 211 Japanese AYAs (15-29 years) in the Osaka Cancer Registry diagnosed during 2001-2005 with hematological malignancies, and compared adolescents (15-19 years) with young adults (20-29 years). AYAs with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) had a poor 5-year survival (44%), particularly young adults (29% vs. 64% in adolescents, p = 0.01). Additional investigation for patients with ALL revealed that only 19% of young adults were treated with pediatric treatment regimens compared with 45% of adolescents (p = 0.05). Our data indicate that we need to focus on young adults with ALL and to consider establishing appropriate cancer care system and guidelines for them in Japan.

  15. Relative Contribution of Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals to the Estrogenic Potency of Marine Sediments of Osaka Bay, Japan

    OpenAIRE

    KOYAMA, Jiro; KITOH, Asami; NAKAI, Makoto; KOHNO, Kumiko; Tanaka, Hiroyuki; Uno, Seiichi; コヤマ, ジロウ; キトウ, アサミ; ナカイ, マコト; コウノ, クミコ; タナカ, ヒロユキ; ウノ, セイイチ; 小山, 次朗; 中井, 誠; 河野, 久美子

    2013-01-01

    Although concentrations of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in seawaters of Japan are relatively low, vitellogenin and ovotestis inductions are still being observed in some males of mullet and flounder collected in coastal areas. These fish species are benthic and could be affected by EDCs in marine sediments. Therefore, the concentrations of EDCs in marine sediments of Osaka Bay were determined by LC-MS/MS. In addition, the estrogen receptor binding potencies as estrogenic potencies of ...

  16. Neural Networks Application For Current, Salinity And Temperature Forecasting In Osaka Bay

    Science.gov (United States)

    Aguilar, Sandra G.; El Serafy, Ghada Y.

    2010-05-01

    Artificial neural networks (ANNs) have been wide used in hydraulic applications. The main advantage of this method lies in its ability to represent both linear and non-linear relationships that are present in the processes and thus in the measured data. The artificial neural network is a well established technique for representing and predicting the dynamic state of water systems and environmental systems. In comparison to more conventional model techniques and complicated softwares, the ANN is specifically an attractive technique for operational forecasting systems that are focusing on forecasting few state variables at few essential locations. In this paper, an application of ANN for Osaka bay in Japan is presented. The human activities in the bay have an influence in the deterioration of regional seawater quality giving an importance to assess the behavior of water quality variables at three essential monitoring points. Those points are located in the northwest part of the bay and considered in this paper to be the locations of interest for operational forecasting. Moreover, in the presence of spatial and temporal variability of the dynamic state, the selection of appropriate set of input variables during the ANN development is important and rather difficult. In this study, a correlation analysis was used to help in defining the most important input variables and lag time in the recursive ANN here presented. Different ANN structures are presented to show that spatial and temporal correlations patters found in the correlation analysis have an impact in the performance of the ANN when choosing inputs and outputs. The results show that ANNs have great potential to simulate salinity, temperature and velocity field at locations of interest. Finally, a comparison with a numerical model (Osaka Bay Forecasting System) is presented to show the efficiency and accuracy of the ANN. The results were also compared to a simple data assimilation scheme that is also available

  17. High-resolution modeling and evaluation of ozone air quality of Osaka using an MM5-CMAQ system

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    SHRESTHA Kundan Lal; KONDO Akira; KAGA Akikazu; INOUE Yoshio

    2009-01-01

    High-resolution modeling approach is increasingly being considered as a necessary step for improving the monitoring and predictions of regional air quality.This is especially true for highly urbanized region with complex terrain and land-use.This study uses Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model coupled with MM5 mesoscale model for a comprehensive analysis to assess the suitability of such high-resolution modeling system in predicting ozone air quality in the complex terrains of Osaka,Japan.The 1-km and 3-km grid domains were nested inside a 9-km domain and the domain with 1-km grid covered the Osaka region.High-resolution Grid Point Value-Mesoscale Model μgPV-MSM) data were used after suitable validation.The simulated ozone concentrations were validated and evaluated using statistical metrics using performance criteria set for ozone.Daily maxima of ozone were found better simulated by the 1-km grid domain than the coarser 9-km and 3-km domains,with the maximum improvement in the mean absolute gross error about 3 ppbv.In addition,1-km grid results fared better than other grids at most of the observation stations that showed noticeable differences in gross error as well as correlation.These results amply justify the use of the integrated high-resolution MM5-CMAQ modeling system in the highly urbanized region,such as the Osaka region,which has complex terrain and land-use.

  18. Epidemics of GI.2 sapovirus in gastroenteritis outbreaks during 2012-2013 in Osaka City, Japan.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Iritani, Nobuhiro; Yamamoto, Seiji P; Abe, Niichiro; Kubo, Hideyuki; Oka, Tomoichiro; Kaida, Atsushi

    2016-07-01

    Sapovirus (SaV) is a causative agent of gastroenteritis in humans in both sporadic cases and outbreaks. During the period from January 2005 to August 2014, SaV was detected in 30 (5.9%) of 510 gastroenteritis outbreaks in Osaka City, Japan using real-time RT-PCR. Seasonal distribution of SaV-associated outbreaks revealed an increase during the 2011-2012 season and the highest frequency of outbreaks during the 2012-2013 season. Genotyping analysis based on the capsid region demonstrated that the most common genotype was GI.2 (36.7%), in which the strains were closely related. The comparison of complete capsid gene sequences with 18 GI.2 strains (7 strains in this study and 11 from GenBank) between 1990 and 2013 showed that GI.2 strains were classified into at least three genetic clusters (1990-2000, 2004-2007, and 2008-2013) with chronologically unique amino acid residues and accumulation of mutations in the predicted P domain, suggesting the one of the causes of emergence and spread of GI.2 strains. This study will also be helpful for understanding the evolutionary mechanism of the SaV genome. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  19. Associations between subjective happiness and dry eye disease: a new perspective from the Osaka study.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kawashima, Motoko; Uchino, Miki; Yokoi, Norihiko; Uchino, Yuichi; Dogru, Murat; Komuro, Aoi; Sonomura, Yukiko; Kato, Hiroaki; Kinoshita, Shigeru; Mimura, Masaru; Tsubota, Kazuo

    2015-01-01

    Dry eye disease has become an important health problem. A lack of concordance between self-reported symptoms and the outcome of dry eye examinations has raised questions about dry eye disease. To explore the association between subjective happiness and objective and subjective symptoms of dry eye disease. The study adopted a cross-sectional design. All the employees of a company in Osaka, Japan. 672 Japanese office workers using Visual Display Terminals (age range: 26-64 years). The dry eye measurement tools included the Schirmer test, conjunctivocorneal staining, the tear film break-up time, as well as the administration of a dry eye symptoms questionnaire. Happiness was measured by the Subjective Happiness Scale. Dry eye examination parameters, dry eye symptoms questionnaires, and the Subjective Happiness Scale score. Of the 672 workers, 561 (83.5%) completed the questionnaires and examinations. The mean Subjective Happiness Scale score was 4.91 (SD = 1.01). This score was inversely correlated with the dry eye symptom score (r = -0.188, p happiness was the lowest in the group without objective results, but reported subjective symptoms of dry eyes (p happiness and self-reported symptoms of dry eyes. Findings of this study revealed a new perspective on dry eye disease, including the potential for innovative treatments of a specific population with dry eye disease.

  20. Inhalation and dietary exposure to Dechlorane Plus and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in Osaka, Japan.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kakimoto, Kensaku; Nagayoshi, Haruna; Takagi, Sokichi; Akutsu, Kazuhiko; Konishi, Yoshimasa; Kajimura, Keiji; Hayakawa, Kazuichi; Toriba, Akira

    2014-01-01

    This study estimated daily exposure to Dechlorane Plus (DP) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) via inhalation and diet. Samples of atmospheric particles and food (obtained by market basket method) from Osaka, Japan were analyzed for DP (syn-, anti-) and PBDE using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. DP was detected in both atmospheric particles and food samples. Among the atmospheric particles, DP was detected in all samples. ΣDP concentration was 7.1-15.4 pg m(-3) and anti-DP was the dominant residue among DP isomers. PBDE was also detected in all the atmospheric particles. ΣPBDE concentration was 9.9-23.3 pg m(-3). In the market basket study, DP was detected in Groups Ш (sugar and confectionary), V (legumes and their products), X (fish, shellfish, and their products), and XI (meat and eggs) at concentrations of 3.3, 2.8, 1.9, and 1.5 pg g(-1) wet wt, respectively. PBDE was detected in Groups Ш, IV (oils and fats), V, X, XI, and XШ (seasonings and other processed foods) at concentrations of 153, 79.1, 74.6, 308, 94.8, and 186 pg g(-1) wet wt, respectively. The daily intake of ΣDP (750 pg day(-1)) via inhalation and diet was approximately one percent of that for ΣPBDE (62 ng day(-1)). © 2013 Published by Elsevier Inc.

  1. Analysis of colors used on outdoor advertising in urban landscape: a case study in Osaka city

    Science.gov (United States)

    Takahashi, Mika; Fujibayashi, Kazumi; Shimonaka, Tomomi; Sato, Masako; Sawa, Kazuhiro

    2002-06-01

    This is a case study for practical survey and assessment of urban landscapes containing outdoor advertisements in Osaka City, Japan. We practically surveyed and analyzed the colors used on the outdoor advertisements in the three urban areas: the business area long the main street, the amusement area along the shopping street, and the station plaza in front of the railroad terminal. Further by the laboratory experiments, we examined the interrelation between the atmosphere of the area and the impression arising from the outdoor advertisements using the pictures of street scenes on video monitor. In this experiment, eye movements of each subject observing the scene were analyzed by eye point recorder. (1) In general, vivid red, yellow, green and blue, and white and black were frequently used on the outdoor advertisements in every area. (2) The character of each area was respectively found out by analysis of the following factors: the type of advertisement, the size of each advertisement, and the arrangement of the advertisements. Vivid colors on the outdoor advertisements could be clearly perceived even from a distance. Then, our eyes would be attracted by vivid colors of them. (4) The atmosphere of the area would be affected by favorable or unfavorable impression from the outdoor advertisements. For instance, on the main street, the advertisements would impress us favorably if they are in harmony with each other and create an orderly and elegant streetscape. On the shopping street, various advertisements would impress us favorably if they create a lively and cheerful streetscape.

  2. Incidence and survival trends for childhood cancer in Osaka, Japan, 1973-2001.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Baba, Sachiko; Ioka, Akiko; Tsukuma, Hideaki; Noda, Hiroyuki; Ajiki, Wakiko; Iso, Hiroyasu

    2010-03-01

    Mortality for childhood cancer has declined in Osaka, as well as all over Japan, since the 1970s, but whether this decline can be explained by trends of incidence or survival of childhood cancer has not been examined. A total of 5960 malignant tumors diagnosed between 1973 and 2001 in children Japan. The time trends for childhood cancer were analyzed over 29 years for incidence and 20 years for survival. Leukemia was the most common among childhood cancer for both sexes and accounted for one-third of all cases. The age-standardized annual incidence rate of all tumors was highest in 1988-1992: 155.1 per million for males and 135.9 for females. Five-year survival for all tumors improved from 50.1% in 1978-1982 to 73.0% in 1993-1997 for males and from 52.3% to 76.3% for females. Thus, the constant decline in mortality in childhood cancer was primarily due to improved survival between the 1970s and 1980s and reduced incidence after the 1990s.

  3. [Occupational health of endoscope sterilization workers in medical institutions in Osaka Prefecture].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Miyajima, Keiko; Tabuchi, Takeo; Kumagai, Shinji

    2006-09-01

    To clarify the actual condition of endoscope sterilization work and the adverse health effects of disinfectants on personnel, a questionnaire was sent to 173 medical institutions in Osaka Prefecture. Glutaraldehyde (GA), ortho-phtalaldehyde (OPA), and hyperacetic acid were used as disinfectants of endoscopes by 55.5%, 32.4%, and 8.7% of the medical institutions respectively. The kind of disinfectant used had been changed in 57.8% of these institutions during the past five years, and it was confirmed that the use of substitutes for GA, such as OPA and hyperacetic acid, has increased. Personnel in 35.8% of the institutions complained about symptoms during sterilization work. The kind of disinfectant being used when they complained was GA in many cases and OPA in others. A general ventilation system has now been installed in 72.3% of the institutions; local exhaust systems have been installed in fewer, only 23.4%. Protective gloves were used at about half of the institutions, but protective masks and glasses were seldom used. This study shows that the occupational health problems of endoscope sterilization work have not been resolved. Consequently, it is necessary to promote the installation of ventilation systems and the use of protective devices in all institutions. Health education in regard to the handling of disinfectants is also necessary. Because little information is available about the toxic effects of OPA and hyperacetic acid, epidemiological studies must be conducted to clarify the human health effect of these disinfectants.

  4. The Crystal Structure of Cancer Osaka Thyroid Kinase Reveals an Unexpected Kinase Domain Fold*

    Science.gov (United States)

    Gutmann, Sascha; Hinniger, Alexandra; Fendrich, Gabriele; Drückes, Peter; Antz, Sylvie; Mattes, Henri; Möbitz, Henrik; Ofner, Silvio; Schmiedeberg, Niko; Stojanovic, Aleksandar; Rieffel, Sebastien; Strauss, André; Troxler, Thomas; Glatthar, Ralf; Sparrer, Helmut

    2015-01-01

    Macrophages are important cellular effectors in innate immune responses and play a major role in autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Cancer Osaka thyroid (COT) kinase, also known as mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase 8 (MAP3K8) and tumor progression locus 2 (Tpl-2), is a serine-threonine (ST) kinase and is a key regulator in the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines in macrophages. Due to its pivotal role in immune biology, COT kinase has been identified as an attractive target for pharmaceutical research that is directed at the discovery of orally available, selective, and potent inhibitors for the treatment of autoimmune disorders and cancer. The production of monomeric, recombinant COT kinase has proven to be very difficult, and issues with solubility and stability of the enzyme have hampered the discovery and optimization of potent and selective inhibitors. We developed a protocol for the production of recombinant human COT kinase that yields pure and highly active enzyme in sufficient yields for biochemical and structural studies. The quality of the enzyme allowed us to establish a robust in vitro phosphorylation assay for the efficient biochemical characterization of COT kinase inhibitors and to determine the x-ray co-crystal structures of the COT kinase domain in complex with two ATP-binding site inhibitors. The structures presented in this study reveal two distinct ligand binding modes and a unique kinase domain architecture that has not been observed previously. The structurally versatile active site significantly impacts the design of potent, low molecular weight COT kinase inhibitors. PMID:25918157

  5. Associations between subjective happiness and dry eye disease: a new perspective from the Osaka study.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Motoko Kawashima

    Full Text Available Dry eye disease has become an important health problem. A lack of concordance between self-reported symptoms and the outcome of dry eye examinations has raised questions about dry eye disease.To explore the association between subjective happiness and objective and subjective symptoms of dry eye disease.The study adopted a cross-sectional design.All the employees of a company in Osaka, Japan.672 Japanese office workers using Visual Display Terminals (age range: 26-64 years.The dry eye measurement tools included the Schirmer test, conjunctivocorneal staining, the tear film break-up time, as well as the administration of a dry eye symptoms questionnaire. Happiness was measured by the Subjective Happiness Scale.Dry eye examination parameters, dry eye symptoms questionnaires, and the Subjective Happiness Scale score.Of the 672 workers, 561 (83.5% completed the questionnaires and examinations. The mean Subjective Happiness Scale score was 4.91 (SD = 1.01. This score was inversely correlated with the dry eye symptom score (r = -0.188, p < 0.001, but was not associated with objective findings which include conjunctivocorneal staining, low Schirmer test score, or low tear film break-up time. The level of subjective happiness was the lowest in the group without objective results, but reported subjective symptoms of dry eyes (p < 0.05.There is evidence of the relationship between subjective happiness and self-reported symptoms of dry eyes. Findings of this study revealed a new perspective on dry eye disease, including the potential for innovative treatments of a specific population with dry eye disease.

  6. The association of sleep quality with dry eye disease: the Osaka study

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Kawashima M

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Motoko Kawashima,1 Miki Uchino,1,2 Norihiko Yokoi,3 Yuichi Uchino,1,2 Murat Dogru,1 Aoi Komuro,3 Yukiko Sonomura,3 Hiroaki Kato,3 Shigeru Kinoshita,3 Kazuo Tsubota1 1Department of Ophthalmology, Keio University School of Medicine, Shinjuku-ku, 2Ryogoku Eye Clinic, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, 3Department of Ophthalmology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan Purpose: To investigate the association of dry eye disease with sleep quality. Methods: In 2011, a cross-sectional survey was conducted among all the employees, mainly young and middle-aged Japanese office workers, who used visual display technology, at a company in Osaka, Japan (N=672; age range =26–64 years. The participants were classified according to the Japanese dry eye diagnosis criteria by dry eye examination results including the Schirmer test, fluorescein and lissamine green staining, tear film break-up time, and symptom questionnaire into three groups as follows: definite dry eye disease, probable dry eye disease, and no dry eye disease. To determine sleep quality, Japanese version of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (global score was implemented. The global score (range =0–21 was calculated by summing seven sleep variable scores (scale, 0–3; scores ≥5.5 indicated poor sleep. Results: The total mean global score was 5.1±2.3 (completed N=383; 45% of the dry eye disease participants reported having poor sleep quality, while 34% of the no dry eye disease participants did so, with a significant difference found in the global score (P=0.002. Furthermore, a statistically significant association was observed between the global score and dry eye disease (P=0.005. Conclusion: Poor sleep quality is associated with dry eye disease, especially with dry eye symptoms. Keywords: dry eye, sleep quality, symptom, questionnaire, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, tear film break-up time, visual display terminals

  7. Predictive factors of Osaka Medical College (OMC) brace treatment in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kuroki, Hiroshi; Inomata, Naoki; Hamanaka, Hideaki; Higa, Kiyoshi; Chosa, Etsuo; Tajima, Naoya

    2015-01-01

    Factors influencing clinical course of brace treatment apply to adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients remain unclear. By making clear them, we may select suitable patients for brace treatment and alleviate overtreatment. The purpose of this study was to explore predictive factors of Osaka Medical College (OMC) brace treatment for AIS patients in accordance with the modified standardized criteria proposed by the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) committee on bracing and non-operative management. From 1999 through 2010, 31 consecutive patients with AIS who were newly prescribed the OMC brace and met the modified SRS criteria were studied. The study included 2 boys and 29 girls with a mean age of 12 years and 0 month. We investigated the clinical course and evaluated the impacts of compliance, initial brace correction rate, curve flexibility, curve pattern, Cobb angle, chronological age, and Risser stage to clinical outcomes. The clinical course of the brace treatment was considered progression if ≥6° curvature increase occurred and improvement if ≥6° curvature decrease occurred according to SRS judgment criteria. The curve progressed in 10 cases, the curve improved in 6 cases, and the curve remained unchanged in 15 cases (success rate: 67.7%). The success rate was statistically higher in the patient group whose instruction adherence rate was greater than 50% as compared with in those 50% or less. Initial brace correction rate, curve flexibility, curve pattern, the magnitude of Cobb angle, chronological age, and Risser stage did not have any significant effect for clinical courses. However, success rate was insignificantly higher in the cases whose Cobb angle in brace was smaller than that in hanging position. OMC brace treatment could alter the natural history of AIS, however, that was significantly affected by compliance of brace wear.

  8. Surface wave group velocity in the Osaka sedimentary basin, Japan, estimated using ambient noise cross-correlation functions

    Science.gov (United States)

    Asano, Kimiyuki; Iwata, Tomotaka; Sekiguchi, Haruko; Somei, Kazuhiro; Miyakoshi, Ken; Aoi, Shin; Kunugi, Takashi

    2017-08-01

    Inter-station cross-correlation functions estimated using continuous ambient noise or microtremor records were used to extract the seismic wave propagation characteristics of the Osaka sedimentary basin, Japan. Temporary continuous observations were conducted at 15 sites in the Osaka basin between 2011 and 2013. The data were analyzed using seismic interferometry. The target period range was 2-8 s. Cross-correlations between all of the possible station pairs were calculated and stacked to produce a year-long data set, and Rayleigh wave signals in the vertical and radial components and Love wave signals in the transverse component were identified from the results. Simulation of inter-station Green's functions using the finite difference method was conducted to check the performance of the current three-dimensional velocity structure model. The measured time lag between the observed and theoretical Green's functions was less than 2 s for most station pairs, which is less than the wave period of interest in the target frequency range. Group velocity tomography was applied to group delay times estimated by means of multiple filter analysis. The estimated group velocities for longer periods of 5-8 s exhibited spatial variation within the basin, which is consistent with the bedrock depth distribution; however, the group velocities for shorter periods of 2-3 s were almost constant over the studied area. The waveform and group velocity information obtained by seismic interferometry analysis can be useful for future reconstruction of a three-dimensional velocity structure model in the Osaka basin.[Figure not available: see fulltext.

  9. Outbreak of sapovirus infection among infants and children with acute gastroenteritis in Osaka City, Japan during 2004-2005.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Phan, Tung Gia; Trinh, Quang Duy; Yagyu, Fumihiro; Sugita, Kumiko; Okitsu, Shoko; Müller, Werner E G; Ushijima, Hiroshi

    2006-06-01

    One hundred and twenty five fecal specimens were collected from sporadic cases of acute gastroenteritis in a pediatric clinic in Osaka City, Japan from July 2004 to June 2005 and tested for the presence of rotavirus, norovirus, sapovirus, astrovirus, and adenovirus by RT-multiplex PCR. Among diarrheal viruses detected, norovirus was the most prevalent (19.2%, 24 of 125), followed by group A rotavirus (18.4%, 23 of 125), astrovirus (1.6%, 2 of 125), and adenovirus (0.8%, 1 of 125), respectively. Interestingly, sapovirus infection was identified with high incidence of 17.6% (22 of 125). Sapovirus was subjected to molecular genetic analysis by sequencing. It was found that sapovirus detected in this study was classified into four genotypes (GI/1, GI/4, GI/6, and GI/8), and sapovirus GI/6 was predominant, followed by GI/8 and accounted for 81.8% (18 of 22) and 9.1% (2 of 22), respectively. It was noteworthy that sapovirus GI/6 infection was apparently confined within the period of 5 months (August 2004 through December 2004). This pattern of infection implied the outbreak of sapovirus GI/6 in these patients, which was the first outbreak of acute gastroenteritis attributed to sapovirus in Osaka City. Another interesting feature of the study was the appearance of two novel, naturally occurring recombinant sapoviruses circulating in the Japanese population studied. This report confirmed the presence as well as the importance of sapovirus causing acute gastroenteritis among Japanese infants and children.

  10. Molecular epidemiological investigation of a diffuse outbreak caused by Salmonella enterica serotype Montevideo isolates in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Harada, Tetsuya; Sakata, Junko; Kanki, Masashi; Seto, Kazuko; Taguchi, Masumi; Kumeda, Yuko

    2011-10-01

    In Osaka Prefecture, Japan, three foodborne outbreaks were caused by Salmonella enterica serotype Montevideo in rapid succession between September 2007 and May 2008. Further, Salmonella Montevideo was also isolated from several sporadic diarrhea patients and asymptomatic carriers examined during approximately the identical period. To investigate the relatedness of the isolates, we performed antimicrobial susceptibility testing, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) analysis, and multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat (VNTR) analysis (MLVA) for 29 Salmonella Montevideo isolates obtained in this region between 1991 and 2008. Although antimicrobial susceptibility tests had low discriminatory power, PFGE patterns revealed 17 unique types with outbreaks, one sporadic patient, and three different carriers between 2007 and 2008 had nearly identical PFGE patterns and were classified into the identical MLVA type; further, the isolates with this PFGE and MLVA pattern appeared only at that time between 1991 and 2008. These data strongly suggest that genetically identical Salmonella Montevideo strains may have caused the 2007 and 2008 outbreaks in Osaka Prefecture. Our results demonstrate that PFGE using XbaI and BlnI is useful for discriminating between Salmonella Montevideo isolates, even within a limited area, and reconfirm that continuous epidemiological surveillance for bacterial intestinal infections such as salmonellosis may be useful to not only monitor changes in the genetic diversity of isolates, but to also detect diffuse outbreaks.

  11. Sea bottom gravity survey of Osaka bay and its study; Osakawan kaitei juryoku chosa to sono kosatsu

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Komazawa, M. [Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba (Japan); Ota, Y.; Shibuya, S.; Kumai, M.; Murakami, M. [Japex Geoscience Institute, Inc., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-05-01

    This paper reports a sea bottom gravity survey conducted with an objective to identify deep underground structure in the vicinity of the epicenter of the Hyogoken-Nanbu Earthquake. The surveyed areas are the whole Osaka Bay area north of the north latitude of 34 degrees and 20 minutes, and the eastern part of the Sea of Harima east of the east longitude of 134 degrees and 40 minutes, excluding the areas difficult of performing measurements. A square lattice with sides each about 2 km was arranged with 408 measurement points. The measurement was carried out by using an observation vessel mounted with a sea bottom gravimeter made by LaCoste and Romberg Corporation, which was lowered down to the sea bottom at the measurement points. Errors in positions and water depths at the gravity measuring points were suppressed to less than 0.002 minutes and 0.1 m, respectively. The measurement data were given necessary corrections by using a unified method applicable also to land areas, and a Bouguer anomaly chart was prepared. Based on the chart, this paper summarizes features in the Bouguer anomaly in the surveyed areas (such as the low-gravity anomaly band extending the central part of the Osaka bay from north-east to south-west, and the gradient structure existing on the Awaji island side). 6 refs., 1 fig.

  12. Graduate Education Program of Design and Integration Capability at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University

    Science.gov (United States)

    Fujita, Kikuo

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University is now developing “Graduate Education Program of Design and Integration Capability” under the MEXT's scheme entitled “Initiatives for Attractive Education in Graduate Schools”. Maturation of society and life, globalization of manufacturing industry, latest demands of human's welfare have changed the meaning of design from functional ensureance to value creation. This requests graduate education of mechanical engineering to turn its definition over both synthesis and analysis and to learning and communication capabilities beyond knowledge itself. With recognizing such a background, the program aims to reform the education curriculum of mechanical engineering by introducing a product design subject which integrates design methodology education and project-based learning over industry- sponsored design problems, several graduate-level fundamental subjects, and the depth area system in which elective subjects are categorized into several areas based on their specialty. This paper describes the objectives, undertakings, promises, etc. of the program.

  13. Genotyping of Norovirus strains detected in outbreaks between April 2002 and March 2003 in Osaka City, Japan.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Seto, Yoshiyuki; Iritani, Nobuhiro; Kubo, Hideyuki; Kaida, Atsushi; Murakami, Tsukasa; Haruki, Kosuke; Nishio, Osamu; Ayata, Minoru; Ogura, Hisashi

    2005-01-01

    Noroviruses (NVs) are the major cause of food- and waterborne nonbacterial gastroenteritis in Japan. Between April 2002 and March 2003, a total of 111 fecal specimens from 40 outbreaks of acute nonbacterial gastroenteritis in Osaka City, Japan were subject to NV detection. Seventy-two samples (64.9%) from 31 outbreaks (77.5%) were NV positive by a real time reverse transcription (RT)-PCR assay. To further determine the genotype of individual NV strains, we sequenced the capsid N-terminal/shell (N/S) domain of some representative strains from each outbreak. The 51 NV strains detected in this study were segregated into 15 genotypes (6 in genogroup I and 9 in genogroup II), and GII/5 genotype NV was a dominant outbreak genotype.

  14. Present status of the infrared free-electron laser of the Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Okuda, Shuichi; Isoyama, Goro; Honda, Yoshihide; Kato, Ryukou; Tagawa, Seiichi [Osaka Univ., Ibaraki (Japan). Inst. of Scientific and Industrial Research

    1997-03-01

    A free-electron laser with a 38-MeV L-band linear accelerator was developed at the Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University. The self-amplified spontaneous emission was observed at wavelengths of 20 and 40 {mu}m with a high-intensity single-bunch beam passing through a wiggler. In the oscillation experiments with a multibunch beam laser light was obtained at wavelengths from 32 to 40 {mu}m. The peak power in a micropulse of the laser is estimated to be 8.3 MW at a wavelength of 40 {mu}m. In order to apply the laser to basic researches some components of the linac and the optical cavity are being improved. (author)

  15. Tissue procurement system in Japan: the role of a tissue bank in medical center for translational research, Osaka University Hospital.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ohkawara, H; Fukushima, N; Kitagawa, T; Ito, T; Masutani, Y; Sawa, Y

    2010-01-01

    Although organ procurement has been regulated by The Organ Transplantation Law (brain-dead donors since 1997, donors after cardiac death since 1979), there has been no law or governmental procurement network (except for cornea) in Japan. Since the late 1980s, some university hospitals have developed original banks. Finally, in 2001 guidelines for tissue procurement were established by The Japanese Society of Tissue Transplantation and Japan Tissue Transplant Network (JTTN) to coordinate tissue harvesting. Five tissue banks were joined to the tissue transplant network (skin in one, heart valves in two, and bone in two). As the number of tissue banks is small, each bank cooperates on procurement, but cannot cover the entire country. With regard to skin transplantation, only one skin bank-The Japan Skin Bank Network (JSBN), which is located in Tokyo-has organized skin procurement. Therefore, it has been difficult to procure skin in areas distant from Tokyo, especially around Osaka. In order to improve such a situation, a tissue bank collaborating with the JSBN was established at The Medical Center for Translational Research (MTR), Osaka University Hospital in April 2008. The bank has played a role in skin procurement center in western Japan and supported procurement and preservation at the time of the skin procurement. Between April 2008 and September 2009, the bank participated in eight tissue procurements in the western area. In the future, the bank is planning to procure and preserve pancreatic islets and bones. Moreover, there is a plan to set up an induced pluripotent stem cells center and stem cell bank in MTR. This tissue bank may play a role to increase tissue procurement in Japan, especially in the western area.

  16. The rise and fall of rabies in Japan: A quantitative history of rabies epidemics in Osaka Prefecture, 1914-1933.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Aiko Kurosawa

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Japan has been free from rabies since the 1950s. However, during the early 1900s several large-scale epidemics spread throughout the country. Here we investigate the dynamics of these epidemics between 1914 and 1933 in Osaka Prefecture, using archival data including newspapers. The association between dog rabies cases and human population density was investigated using Mixed-effects models and epidemiological parameters such as the basic reproduction number (R0, the incubation and infectious period and the serial interval were estimated. A total of 4,632 animal rabies cases were reported, mainly in dogs (99.0%, 4,584 cases during two epidemics from 1914 to 1921, and 1922 to 1933 respectively. The second epidemic was larger (3,705 cases than the first (879 cases, but had a lower R0 (1.50 versus 2.42. The first epidemic was controlled through capture of stray dogs and tethering of pet dogs. Dog mass vaccination began in 1923, with campaigns to capture stray dogs. Rabies in Osaka Prefecture was finally eliminated in 1933. A total of 3,805 rabid dog-bite injuries, and 75 human deaths were reported. The relatively low incidence of human rabies, high ratio of post-exposure vaccines (PEP and bite injuries by rabid dogs (minimum 6.2 to maximum 73.6, between 1924 and 1928, and a decline in the proportion of bite victims that developed hydrophobia over time (slope = -0.29, se = 3, p < 0.001, indicated that increased awareness and use of PEP might have prevented disease. Although significantly more dog rabies cases were detected at higher human population densities (slope = 0.66, se = 0.03, p < 0.01, there were fewer dog rabies cases detected per capita (slope = -0.34, se = 0.03, p < 0.01. We suggest that the combination of mass vaccination and restriction of dog movement enabled by strong legislation was key to eliminate rabies. Moreover, the prominent role of the media in both reporting rabies cases and efforts to control the disease likely contributed

  17. Estimation of underground structures in the Osaka-Kobe area by array-network observations of microtremors; Bido no array kansoku ni yoru Osaka-Hyogo chiiki no chika kozo no suitei

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Okada, H.; Ishikawa, K.; Ling, S. [Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan); Sasabe, K. [Ministry of Construction, Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-05-27

    Microtremor observations have been carried out with an objective to estimate underground structures including the foundation depth in the Osaka-Kobe area which has been greatly damaged by the Hyogoken-nanbu earthquake in 1995. Different organizations have made seismic surveys and boring investigations in this area, by which elucidation has been made on the underground structures. The present observations are intended to identify S-wave velocity distribution in a wide area from the ground surface to the foundation, which is difficult to be verified by using conventional surveys and investigations. Methods to detect surface waves which are contained in microtremors include the frequency-wave number method (the F-K method) and the spatial autocorrelation method (the SPAC method). The SPAC method can estimate phase velocities of longer waves for the size of an array than with the F-K method, and is more advantageous in estimating ground structures at greater depths. S-wave velocity structure was estimated down to the foundation rocks existing in depths of about 0.5 to 2.0 km. For estimating the phase velocities in Raleigh waves, the SPAC method and the expanded spatial autocorrelation method were used. The underground structures thus derived showed a good agreement with the results of explorations using other methods. 8 figs., 1 tab.

  18. Dominant incidence of multidrug and extensively drug-resistant specific Mycobacterium tuberculosis clones in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Aki Tamaru

    Full Text Available Infection and transmission of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MDR-Mtb and extensively drug-resistant M. tuberculosis (XDR-Mtb is a serious health problem. We analyzed a total of 1,110 Mtb isolates in Osaka Prefecture and neighboring areas from April 2000 to March 2009. A total of 89 MDR-Mtb were identified, 36 (48.5% of which were determined to be XDR-Mtb. Among the 89 MDR-Mtb isolates, 24 (27.0% phylogenetically distributed into six clusters based on mycobacterial interspersed repetitive units-various number of tandem repeats (MIRU-VNTR typing. Among these six clusters, the MIRU-VNTR patterns of four (OM-V02, OM-V03, OM-V04, and OM-V06 were only found for MDR-Mtb. Further analysis revealed that all isolates belonging to OM-V02 and OM-V03, and two isolates from OM-V04 were clonal. Importantly such genotypes were not observed for drug-sensitive isolates. These suggest that few but transmissible clones can transmit after acquiring multidrug resistance and colonize even in a country with a developed, well-organized healthcare system.

  19. Association of the mutagenicity of airborne particles with the direct emission from combustion processes investigated in Osaka, Japan

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kameda, Takayuki; Sanukida, Satoshi; Inazu, Koji; Hisamatsu, Yoshiharu; Maeda, Yasuaki; Takenaka, Norimichi; Bandow, Hiroshi

    The association of the direct-acting mutagenicity of soluble organic fraction of airborne particles toward Salmonella typhimurium YG1024 strain with the direct emission was investigated at a roadside and at a residential area in Osaka, Japan. The direct-acting mutagenicity was evaluated as mutagenic activity per unit volume of ambient air (rev m -3) and/or that per airborne particulate weight collected on a filter (rev mg -1). The annual or diurnal changes of the mutagenicity of airborne particles at the residential site showed similar patterns to those of some gaseous pollutants such as NO 2 and SO 2, which were emitted from combustion processes. This result indicates that the mutagenicity is mainly attributable to the primary emissions. From the analysis of the relationship between the wind sector and the mutagenic intensity, rev m -3 and rev mg -1 values were strongly affected by the emissions from the fixed sources and from the mobile sources, respectively. The rev m -3 value and concentration of 1-nitropyrene (1-NP) in unit per m 3 at the roadside were a factor of 2.6 and 2.8 higher than those at the residential site, respectively, but the rev mg -1 value and concentration of 1-NP in unit per mg at the roadside were substantially comparable to those at the residential area. These observations suggest that the characteristics of the airborne particles can be attributed to the automotive emissions even at the suburban area.

  20. Upgrade of the L-Band Linac at ISIR, Osaka University for a Far-Infrared FEL

    CERN Document Server

    Kato, Ryukou; Kashiwagi, Shigeru; Suemine, Shoji; Yamamoto, Tamotsu

    2004-01-01

    We are developing the far-infrared free-electron laser (FEL) using the L-band electron linac at the Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR), Osaka University. The first lasing of the FEL was obtained at wavelengths from 32 to 40 μm in 1994, and the wavelength region has been extended up to 150 μm. The linac was designed and constructed for producing the high-intensity single-bunch beam for pulse radiolysis, so that the filling time of the accelerating structure is 1.8 μs long and the maximum macropulse length of the electron beam is limited to 2 μs, though the duration of the RF pulse can be extended to 4 μs. As a result, the FEL could not reach power saturation because the number of amplification times was limited. Recently, the linac has been extensively remodeled to realize high operational stability and reproducibility for advanced studies in beam science and technology. Almost all the peripheral components are replaced with new ones. At this opportunity, ...

  1. A University–Industry Collaborative Entrepreneurship Education Program as a Trading Zone: The Case of Osaka University

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Koichi Nakagawa

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Two complementary problems are that busy practitioners find it difficult to access academic knowledge and university students lack practical experience. University–industry collaborative education is a potential solution for both of these problems by bringing together theoretical insights from universities and experiential know-how from industry. However, university–industry collaborative education has not been sufficiently studied to offer clear frameworks and mechanisms to foster effective knowledge exchanges between these two groups. In this article, we propose the metaphor of a “trading zone” as a potential analytical framework for implementing this method of education. Applying this framework to the analysis of a university–industry collaborative education program, this study proposes that the exchange of knowledge between students and practitioners is the essential learning experience and that it is made more meaningful by the heterogeneity between students and practitioners. The shared language provided by the program and those who deliver it make the exchanges efficient, and the temporary and extraordinary nature of the program accelerate those exchanges. Here, we analyze the case of Osaka University in Japan to illustrate the framework and develop associated propositions to encourage further study and validation of the framework.

  2. Highly Reflective Roofing Sheets Installed on a School Building to Mitigate the Urban Heat Island Effect in Osaka

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jihui Yuan

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Currently, strategies to mitigate urban heat island (UHI effects and reduce building energy consumption are implemented worldwide. In Japan, as an effective means of mitigating UHI effects and saving energy of buildings, highly reflective (HR roofs have increasingly been used. In this study, in order to evaluate the effect of HR roofs on building energy conservation, we investigated the solar reflectivity of a subject school roof in Osaka, Japan, in which HR roofing sheets were installed on the roof from 2010. Additionally, monthly and annual thermal loads, including the cooling load and heating load of the top floor of the school, were calculated using the thermal load calculation software New HASP/ACLD-β. Comparing the calculated thermal loads of the school after HR roofing sheet installation to before, the annual thermal load decreased about 25 MJ/m2/year, and the cooling load decreased about 112 MJ/m2/year. However, the heating load increased about 87 MJ/m2/year in winter. To minimize the annual thermal load, thermal insulation of the roof was also considered to be used together with HR roofing sheets. Thermal load calculations showed that the combination of HR roofing sheets and thermal insulation can be effective in further reducing the annual thermal load.

  3. [Kaiseijutsu and obstetrics in Osaka during the Yedo era: focusing mainly on the development of surgical operations in obstetrics].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Uchino, Hanna

    2009-03-01

    In the Yedo era, the Kamigata area was the place of dispatch of new cultures and was the seat of the economy. However, because natural disasters happened frequently, the economic differential between the central area and the provinces grew wider. The families who suffered poverty sold their daughters to the licensed quarters. Moreover, among the general public, there were a lot of foundlings and women who had abortions. Indeed, we can find these phenomena throughout the Yedo era. Early in the era, such cases were regarded as very common; for example, in IHARA Saikaku works, which describes scenes in Osaka early in the Yedo era, there are a lot of descriptions of foundlings and women who had abortions as common social phenomena. However, in the middle of the era, these phenomena came to be considered sins, as they were in Saikaku's works. This transition period of conceptions about foundlings or abortions coincided with changes in technology in obstetrics. Early in the era when dystocia occurred, both mothers and babies could only be expected to die, and in the middle, after the invention of Kaiseijutsu, which was designed by KAGAWA Gen'etsu, obstetricians could help a lot of women in childbirth. However, when abortions came to be regarded as a sin, people accepted Kaiseijutsu because of the concept of life and because it could help women in childbed and babies as medicine, before everything else.

  4. Factors associated with prehospital death among traffic accident patients in Osaka City, Japan: A population-based study.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Katayama, Yusuke; Kitamura, Tetsuhisa; Kiyohara, Kosuke; Iwami, Taku; Kawamura, Takashi; Hayashida, Sumito; Ogura, Hiroshi; Shimazu, Takeshi

    2017-06-28

    Although it is important to assess the factors associated with traffic accident fatalities to decrease them as a matter of public health, such factors have not been fully identified. Using a large-scale data set of ambulance records in Osaka City, Japan, we retrospectively analyzed all traffic accident patients transported to hospitals by emergency medical service personnel from 2013 to 2014. In this study, prehospital death was defined as that occurring at the scene or in the emergency department immediately after hospital arrival. We assessed prehospital factors associated with prehospital death due to traffic accidents by logistic regression models. This study enrolled 28,903 emergency patients involved in traffic accidents, of whom 68 died prehospital. In a multivariate model, elderly patients aged ≥75 years (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] = 4.34; 95% confidence interval [CI], 2.29-8.23), nighttime (AOR = 2.75; 95% CI, 1.65-4.70), and type of injured person compared to bicyclists such as pedestrians (AOR = 9.58; 95% CI, 5.07-17.99), motorcyclists (AOR = 2.75; 95% CI, 1.21-6.24), and car occupants (AOR = 2.98; 95% CI, 1.39-6.40) were significantly associated with prehospital death due to traffic accidents. In addition, the AOR for automobile versus nonautomobile as the collision opponent was 4.76 (95% CI, 2.30-9.88). In this population, the factors associated with prehospital death due to traffic accidents were elderly people, nighttime, and pedestrian as the type of patient. The proportion of prehospital deaths due to traffic accidents was also high when the collision component was an automobile.

  5. Influence of the 2009 financial crisis on detection of advanced pulmonary tuberculosis in Osaka city, Japan: a cross-sectional study.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Danno, Katsura; Komukai, Jun; Yoshida, Hideki; Matsumoto, Kenji; Koda, Shinichi; Terakawa, Kazuhiko; Iso, Hiroyasu

    2013-01-01

    To investigate the association between the economic recession and the detection of advanced cases of pulmonary tuberculosis in Osaka city from 2007 to 2009. A repeated cross-sectional study. Osaka city has been the highest tuberculosis burden area in Japan. After the previous global financial crisis, the unemployment rate in Osaka prefecture has deteriorated from 5.3% in 2008 to 6.6% in 2009. During the study period, 3406 pulmonary tuberculosis cases were enrolled: 2530 males and 876 females; 1546 elderly cases (65 years and above) and 1860 young cases (under 65 years); 417 homeless cases and 2989 non-homeless cases. Patients' information included the sex, age, registry, health insurances, places of detection, sputum smear test results, patients' delay, doctors' delay and the grade of chest x-ray findings. They were statistically analysed between 2007 and 2008, two years before and just before the financial crisis, and between 2008 and 2009, just before and after the financial crisis. The total numbers of pulmonary tuberculosis cases were 1172 in 2007, 1083 in 2008 and 1151 in 2009. In health examinations for non-homeless people, higher number of cases in 2009 were sputum smear positive, had respiratory symptoms and showed advanced disease in chest x-rays than those in 2008, with a longer patients' delay. On the contrary, in health examination for homeless people, fewer cases of advanced pulmonary tuberculosis were found in 2009 than in 2008, with a shorter patients' delay. In clinical examinations, there was no trend towards a difference between non-homeless and homeless people. Although homeless people might be protected by public assistance, tuberculosis prevention and control need to be reinforced for the non-homeless population after the financial crisis.

  6. Trends in Lung Cancer Incidence Rates by Histological Type in 1975–2008: A Population-Based Study in Osaka, Japan

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Fukuaki Lee Kinoshita

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Background: Monitoring trends in lung cancer incidence and mortality is important for the evaluation of cancer control activities. We investigated recent trends in age-standardized incidence rates by histological type of lung cancer in Osaka, Japan. Methods: Cancer incidence data for 1975–2008 were obtained from the Osaka Cancer Registry. Lung cancer mortality data with population data in Osaka during 1975–2012 were obtained from vital statistics. We examined trends in age-standardized incidence and mortality rates for all histological types and age-standardized incidence rates by histological type and age group using a joinpoint regression model. Results: The age-standardized incidence rate of lung cancer levelled off or slightly increased from 1975–2008, with an annual percentage change of 0.3% (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.1%–0.4% for males and 1.1% (95% CI, 0.9%–1.3% for females, and the mortality rate decreased by 0.9% (95% CI, 1.2%–0.7% for males and 0.5% (95% CI, 0.8%–0.3% for females. The incidence rates of squamous cell carcinoma (SQC and small cell carcinoma (SMC significantly decreased for both genders, whereas that of adenocarcinoma (ADC significantly increased among almost all age groups in both genders. Conclusions: The incidence rates of SQC and SMC decreased with the decline in smoking prevalence, which probably explains the change in trends in the incidence rates of lung cancer from the mid-1980s. However, the reason for the increase in ADC remains unclear. Therefore, trends in incidence rates of lung cancer should be carefully monitored, especially for ADC, and the associations between ADC and its possible risk factors should be studied.

  7. Annual report of the Osaka Laboratory for Radiation Chemistry Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, (No. 28). April 1, 1994 - March 31, 1995

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    1995-10-01

    The annual research activities of Osaka Laboratory for Radiation Chemistry, JAERI during the fiscal year of 1994 (April 1, 1994 - March 31, 1995) are described. The research activities were conducted under two research programs: the study on laser-induced organic chemical reactions and the study on basic radiation technology for functional materials. Detailed descriptions of the activities are presented as reviews on the following subjects: laser-induced chemical transformation, laser-induced reaction of polymer surface, microprocessing by radiation-induced polymerization, preparation of fine metal particles by gamma ray irradiation, and electron beam dosimetry. The operation report of the irradiation facilities is also included. (author).

  8. Incidence and outcomes of emergency self-harm among adolescents: a descriptive epidemiological study in Osaka City, Japan

    Science.gov (United States)

    Matsuyama, Tasuku; Kitamura, Tetsuhisa; Kiyohara, Kosuke; Hayashida, Sumito; Nitta, Masahiko; Kawamura, Takashi; Iwami, Taku; Ohta, Bon

    2016-01-01

    Objectives To evaluate the incidence and outcomes of self-harm from ambulance records. Design A retrospective, observational study. Setting Osaka City, Japan. Participants A total of 365 adolescents aged 10–19 years with emergency self-harm such as poisoning by drugs or gas, cutting skin, jumping from heights, hanging and drowning and treated by emergency medical service personnel from January 2010 through December 2012. Primary outcome measurements Incidence per 100 000 persons and outcome at the scene or hospital arrival by age and gender. Poisson regression models for incidence evaluation were used; reporting relative risks (RRs) and their 95% CIs. Results During the study period, a total of 425 self-harm events were documented in 365 adolescents. The incidence of self-harm increased significantly between the ages of 11 and 19 years, from 6.3 to 81.0 among boys and the ages of 12 and 19 years from 6.3 to 228.3 among girls, respectively (both p<0.001). Although there was no incidence difference between girls and boys in the group aged 11–14 years (RR 1.20; 95% CI 0.59 to 2.47), the incidence was significantly higher among girls than boys in the group aged 15–19 years (RR 4.18; 95% CI 3.20 to 5.45). The overall proportion of death by self-harm was 4.9%. The proportion of hospital admission and death by self-harm was higher among boys than among girls (38.6% vs 25.2%, p=0.016 and 14.8% vs 2.4%, p<0.001). Conclusions The incidence of emergency treatment for self-harm by adolescents increased with age and our findings also demonstrated the gender paradox. It would be necessary to establish active, gender-specific and comprehensive prevention strategies for adolescent self-harm, based on our findings showing the age and gender differences of self-harm among adolescents. PMID:27381208

  9. Osaka Train System

    OpenAIRE

    Novak,

    2017-01-01

    Supplementary soundscape recording for “A Beautiful Noise Emerging from the Apparatus of an Obstacle: Trains and the Sound of the Japanese City.” In The Acoustic City, Matthew Gandy and Benny Nilsen, eds. Berlin: Jovis.

  10. Estimated dietary intake of radionuclides and health risks for the citizens of Fukushima City, Tokyo, and Osaka after the 2011 nuclear accident.

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Michio Murakami

    Full Text Available The radionuclides released from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in 2011 pose a health risk. In this study, we estimated the 1st-year average doses resulting from the intake of iodine 131 (131I and cesium 134 and 137 (134Cs and 137Cs in drinking water and food ingested by citizens of Fukushima City (∼50 km from the nuclear power plant; outside the evacuation zone, Tokyo (∼230 km, and Osaka (∼580 km after the accident. For citizens in Fukushima City, we considered two scenarios: Case 1, citizens consumed vegetables bought from markets; Case 2, citizens consumed vegetables grown locally (conservative scenario. The estimated effective doses of 134Cs and 137Cs agreed well with those estimated through market basket and food-duplicate surveys. The average thyroid equivalent doses due to ingestion of 131I for adults were 840 µSv (Case 1 and 2700 µSv (Case 2 in Fukushima City, 370 µSv in Tokyo, and 16 µSv in Osaka. The average effective doses due to 134Cs and 137Cs were 19, 120, 6.1, and 1.9 µSv, respectively. The doses estimated in this study were much lower than values reported by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, whose assessments lacked validation and full consideration of regional trade in foods, highlighting the importance of including regional trade. The 95th percentile effective doses were 2-3 times the average values. Lifetime attributable risks (LARs of thyroid cancers due to ingestion were 1.7-37×10-6 (Case 1 and5.6-79×10-6 (Case 2 in Fukushima City, 0.73-13×10-6 in Tokyo, and 0.04-0.49×10- 6 in Osaka. The contributions of LARs of thyroid cancers due to ingestion were 5.4%-11% of all exposure (Case 1 and 11%-25% (Case 2 in Fukushima City [corrected].

  11. Estimated dietary intake of radionuclides and health risks for the citizens of Fukushima City, Tokyo, and Osaka after the 2011 nuclear accident.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Murakami, Michio; Oki, Taikan

    2014-01-01

    The radionuclides released from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in 2011 pose a health risk. In this study, we estimated the 1st-year average doses resulting from the intake of iodine 131 (131I) and cesium 134 and 137 (134Cs and 137Cs) in drinking water and food ingested by citizens of Fukushima City (∼50 km from the nuclear power plant; outside the evacuation zone), Tokyo (∼230 km), and Osaka (∼580 km) after the accident. For citizens in Fukushima City, we considered two scenarios: Case 1, citizens consumed vegetables bought from markets; Case 2, citizens consumed vegetables grown locally (conservative scenario). The estimated effective doses of 134Cs and 137Cs agreed well with those estimated through market basket and food-duplicate surveys. The average thyroid equivalent doses due to ingestion of 131I for adults were 840 µSv (Case 1) and 2700 µSv (Case 2) in Fukushima City, 370 µSv in Tokyo, and 16 µSv in Osaka. The average effective doses due to 134Cs and 137Cs were 19, 120, 6.1, and 1.9 µSv, respectively. The doses estimated in this study were much lower than values reported by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, whose assessments lacked validation and full consideration of regional trade in foods, highlighting the importance of including regional trade. The 95th percentile effective doses were 2-3 times the average values. Lifetime attributable risks (LARs) of thyroid cancers due to ingestion were 1.7-37×10-6 (Case 1) and5.6-79×10-6 (Case 2) in Fukushima City, 0.73-13×10-6 in Tokyo, and 0.04-0.49×10- 6 in Osaka. The contributions of LARs of thyroid cancers due to ingestion were 5.4%-11% of all exposure (Case 1) and 11%-25% (Case 2) in Fukushima City [corrected].

  12. Trends of allergic symptoms in school children: large-scale long-term consecutive cross-sectional studies in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Yura, Akiko; Kouda, Katsuyasu; Iki, Masayuki; Shimizu, Tadahiko

    2011-09-01

    Trends in the prevalence rates of allergic symptoms in children have been discussed extensively, but it remains uncertain which symptoms increase or decrease over time owing to the lack of large-scale long-term consecutive cross-sectional studies performed on a representative population of children. To clarify the trends in the prevalence rates of allergic symptoms in Japanese children. Total population questionnaire surveys were conducted 15 times from 1975 to 2006 for all children attending public elementary schools in Osaka Prefecture, Japan, with the number of subjects ranging from 460,000 to 900,000. Parents of the children completed the questionnaire about allergic symptoms and other symptoms, including wheeze, physician-diagnosed atopic dermatitis, rhinitis, and itching eyes. Response rates were consistently over 90%. The prevalence of wheezing was constant until 1983, then increased from 1983 until 1993, then stabilized at about 4.4%. The lifetime prevalence of atopic dermatitis increased to 24% by 1993, and then decreased. The prevalence of rhinitis increased to 25% by 2003, whereas the prevalence of non-seasonal symptoms plateaued from 1993 on at 11% and vernal symptoms increased. The prevalence of itching eyes continued to increase to 21% in 2006, and vernal symptoms increased sharply. In Osaka Prefecture, Japan, the turning point when the prevalence of wheezing in schoolchildren had begun to increase was 1983. And the turning point when the increase in the prevalence of wheezing, atopic dermatitis, and non-seasonal allergic rhinitis turned to decrease or constant was 1993. The prevalence of rhinitis and itching eyes in spring was still increasing in 2006. © 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S.

  13. Socioeconomic inequalities in cancer survival: a population-based study of adult patients diagnosed in Osaka, Japan, during the period 1993-2004.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ito, Yuri; Nakaya, Tomoki; Nakayama, Tomio; Miyashiro, Isao; Ioka, Akiko; Tsukuma, Hideaki; Rachet, Bernard

    2014-10-01

    Long-term recession of the Japanese economy during the 1990s led to growing social inequalities whilst health inequalities also appeared. The 2007 National Cancer Control Program of Japan targeted "equalisation of cancer medical services", but the system to monitor health inequalities was still inadequate. We aimed to measure socioeconomic inequalities in cancer survival in Japan. We analysed 13 common invasive, primary, malignant tumours diagnosed from 1993 to 2004 and registered by the population-based Cancer Registry of Osaka Prefecture. An ecological socioeconomic deprivation index based on small area statistics, divided into quintile groups, was linked to patients according to their area of residence at the time of diagnosis. We estimated one-, five-year and conditional five-year net survival by sex, period of diagnosis (1993-1996/1997-2000/2001-2004) and deprivation group. Changes in survival over time, deprivation gap in survival, and change in deprivation gap were estimated at one and five years after diagnosis using variance-weighted least square regression. The deprivation gap in one-year net survival was narrower than in five-year net survival and conditional five-year survival. During the study period, there was no change in deprivation gap, except for reductions for pancreas (men) and stomach (women), and an increase for lung (men) in one-year survival. We observed a linear association between level of survival and deprivation gap at five years and conditional five years, but no association at one-year survival. A wide deprivation gap in survival was observed in most of the adult, solid, malignant tumours, within the universal healthcare system in Japan. Overall, cancer survival improved in Osaka without any widening of inequalities in cancer survival in 1993-2004, shortly after the long-term economic recession and deep modifications in the social and work environments in Japan. The longer term impact of the recession on inequalities in cancer survival

  14. Calibration of the radiation monitors from DESY and SPring-8 at the quasi-mono-energetic neutron beams using 100 and 300 MeV 7Li(p,n) reaction at RCNP in Osaka Japan in November 2014

    Science.gov (United States)

    Leuschner, Albrecht; Asano, Yoshihiro; Klett, Alfred

    2017-09-01

    At the ring cyclotron facility of the Research Center for Nuclear Physics (RCNP) Osaka University, Osaka, Japan a series of measurement campaigns had been continued with quasi mono-energetic neutron beams in November 2014. A 7Li target was bombarded with 100 and 300 MeV protons and the generated neutron beams were directed into a long time-of-flight tunnel at 0 and 25 degrees deflection angle with respect to the proton beam. At a distance of 41 m the cross section of the neutron beam was large enough for the illumination of square meter sized objects like extended range rem-counters. The research institutes SPring-8/RIKEN, Japan, and DESY, Germany, participated in this campaign for the calibration of 4 different types of active ambient dose rate monitors: LB 6411, LB 6411-Pb, LB 6419 and LB 6420. The measurements of their responses are reported and compared with the calculated values.

  15. [Historical studies on the origins of pharmaceutical sciences in Hyuga (Miyazaki). (Part 10)--students from Hyuga (Miyazaki) who studied under Sanyou Rai in Osaka and Toyou Yamawaki in Kyoto during the late Edo period].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Yamamoto, Ikuo; Usami, Noriyuki; Jun, Cheng Bing; Kishi, Nobuyuki

    2011-01-01

    This paper is part 10 of a historical article on young students from Hyuga who went to Osaka or Kyoto to study in the Edo period. The article investigates the influence of these students on medical and pharmaceutical sciences in the Hyuga, which is now Miyazaki-Prefecture. The knowledge in this area is limited, thus, we aimed to examine and summarize the historical events. It was found that seven students, Bunchu Niizuma, Shikan Kai, Kaneo Niizuma, Ritsukei Shiraishi, Bunkichi Maki, Genzou Katayose and Buntetsu Kai, studied under Sanyou Rai in Osaka, and two students, Zusho Hayakawa and Chikanaga Nyuta-Motonaka, studied under Toyou Yamawaki in Kyoto. Both Kaneo Niizuma and Zusho Hayakawa participated in the foundation of the medical school called "Meidou-kan" at Nobeoka in 1857 before the Meiji Restoration in 1868.

  16. Detection of a novel mutagen, 3,6-dinitrobenzo[e]pyrene, as a major contaminant in surface soil in Osaka and Aichi Prefectures, Japan.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Watanabe, Tetsushi; Hasei, Tomohiro; Takahashi, Tomoyuki; Asanoma, Masaharu; Murahashi, Tsuyoshi; Hirayama, Teruhisa; Wakabayashi, Keiji

    2005-02-01

    We previously identified 1,3-, 1,6-, and 1,8-dinitropyrene (DNP) isomers as major mutagens in surface soil in three metropolitan areas of Japan. In the present study, an organic extract from surface soil collected at a park in Takatsuki in Osaka Prefecture, which showed extremely high mutagenicity in Salmonella typhimurium TA98 in the absence of mammalian metabolic system (S9 mix), was investigated to identify major mutagens. A new powerful bacterial mutagen, as well as 1,6- and 1,8-DNP isomers, was isolated from the organic extract (1.8 g) of the soil sample (2.2 kg) by column chromatography. On the basis of mass spectra, the new mutagen, which accounted for 15% of the total mutagenicity of the soil extract, was thought to be a dinitrated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon with a molecular weight of m/z 342. The mutagen was synthesized from benzo[e]pyrene by nitration and was determined to be 3,6-dinitrobenzo[e]pyrene (DNBeP) based on its 1H NMR spectrum. The mutagenic potency of 3,6-DNBeP in the Ames/Salmonella assay was extremely high, in that it induced 285,000 revertants/nmol in TA98 and 955,000 revertants/nmol in YG1024 without S9 mix and was comparable to those of DNP isomers, which are some the most potent bacterial mutagens reported so far. In addition to the soil sample from Takatsuki, 3,6-DNBeP was also detected in surface soil samples collected at parks in four different cities, i.e., Izumiotsu and Takaishi in Osaka Prefecture and Nagoya and Hekinan in Aichi Prefecture, and accounted for 22-29% of the total mutagenicity of these soil extracts in TA98 without S9 mix. These results suggest that 3,6-DNBeP is a major mutagen in surface soil and may largely contaminate the surface soil in these two regions in Japan.

  17. Comparison of Air Pollution in Metropolises in China (Beijing) and Japan (Osaka and Nagoya) on the Basis of the Levels of Contaminants and Mutagenicity.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Coulibaly, Souleymane; Minami, Hiroki; Abe, Maho; Furukawa, Nami; Ono, Ryo; Hasei, Tomohiro; Toriba, Akira; Tang, Ning; Hayakawa, Kazuichi; Funasaka, Kunihiro; Asakawa, Daichi; Ikemori, Fumikazu; Watanabe, Masanari; Honda, Naoko; Wakabayashi, Keiji; Watanabe, Tetsushi

    2016-01-01

    Public concern regarding the transport of air pollutants from mainland East Asia to the leeward area by the prevailing westerlies in spring and winter monsoon has been growing in recent years. We collected total suspended particle (TSP) in Beijing, a metropolis of China located windward of Japan, in spring (late February 2011-May 2011) and in winter (November 2012-early February 2013), then analyzed metals, ions, and organic compounds and mutagenicity, and compared the pollution levels with samples collected at two Japanese metropolises (Osaka and Nagoya) during the same periods. The medians of concentration of TSP and other factors in Beijing were much larger than those in the Japanese metropolises. Especially, the concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were remarkably high in Beijing in winter, and the median of total PAHs concentration in Beijing was 62-63 times larger than that in the Japanese sites. The mutagenicity of TSP from Beijing toward Salmonella typhimurium YG1024, with and without a mammalian metabolic system (S9 mix), was 13-25 times higher than that from the Japanese sites in winter. These results suggest that air pollution levels in Beijing are very high compared with those at the two Japanese metropolises we evaluated. The diagnostic ratios of PAHs and nitrated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (NPAHs) suggest that the major sources of PAHs and NPAHs in Beijing are different from those at the two Japanese sites in winter, and that the major source in Beijing is coal/biomass combustion.

  18. Study of blind thrust faults underlying Tokyo and Osaka urban areas using a combination of high-resolution seismic reflection profiling and continuous coring

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    K. Miura

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available We acquired high-resolution seismic reflection profiles and continuously cored boreholes to evaluate active flexures produced by major blind thrust fault systems within two densely populated Neogene-Quaternary sedimentary basins in Japan: the Fukaya Fault System near Tokyo in the Kanto Basin and the Uemachi Fault System in the Osaka Basin. The high-resolution seismic reflection survey made clear the length, geometry and growth history of fault-related folds, or flexures formed above the two blind thrusts. Continuously cored boreholes linked with high-resolution seismic profiles enabled us to estimate the uplift rate as defined by shallow stratigraphic horizons and constrain the age of the most recent growth of the flexures during earthquakes on the Fukaya and Uemachi fault systems. Even with the high quality of the data we collected, it is still not possible to exactly constrain the age of the most recent blind thrust earthquake recorded by flexure of these fault-related folds. Data presented in this paper form the basis for future efforts aimed at mechanical and kinematic models for fault growth to evaluate the activity of blind thrusts underlying urban areas.

  19. Neutron spectrometry and dosimetry in 100 and 300 MeV quasi-mono-energetic neutron field at RCNP, Osaka University, Japan

    Science.gov (United States)

    Mares, Vladimir; Trinkl, Sebastian; Iwamoto, Yosuke; Masuda, Akihiko; Matsumoto, Tetsuro; Hagiwara, Masayuki; Satoh, Daiki; Yashima, Hiroshi; Shima, Tatsushi; Nakamura, Takashi

    2017-09-01

    This paper describes the results of neutron spectrometry and dosimetry measurements using an extended range Bonner Sphere Spectrometer (ERBSS) with 3He proportional counter performed in quasi-mono-energetic neutron fields at the ring cyclotron facility of the Research Center for Nuclear Physics (RCNP), Osaka University, Japan. Using 100 MeV and 296 MeV proton beams, neutron fields with nominal peak energies of 96 MeV and 293 MeV were generated via 7Li(p,n)7Be reactions. Neutrons produced at 0° and 25° emission angles were extracted into the 100 m long time-of-flight (TOF) tunnel, and the energy spectra were measured at a distance of 35 m from the target. To deduce the corresponding neutron spectra from thermal to the nominal maximum energy, the ERBSS data were unfolded using the MSANDB unfolding code. At high energies, the neutron spectra were also measured by means of the TOF method using NE213 organic liquid scintillators. The results are discussed in terms of ambient dose equivalent, H*(10), and compared with the readings of other instruments operated during the experiment.

  20. [Molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and its prospect based on variable number of tandem repeat (VNTR) genotyping--a strategy in Osaka City, Japan].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wada, Takayuki; Hase, Atsushi

    2010-12-01

    The methodological establishment of variable number of tandem repeat(s) (VNTR) genotyping of Mycobacterium tuberculosis has opened a new era of molecular epidemiology against tuberculosis (TB). The method can provide simple, rapid and accurate identification of clinical isolates from TB patients that makes it possible to compare the isolates among different laboratories. Such advantages of VNTR not only help us certify the identification of isolates in putative outbreaks easily but also promote the reasonable estimation of unidentified transmissions in surveillance studies. Recently, the Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA) (12)-VNTR has become a standard genotyping method of M. tuberculosis, and its spread has been expected in Japan. In Osaka City, located in the western part of the country, JATA (12)-VNTR has been applied to molecular epidemiological study of TB. Moreover, the additional 12 VNTR loci have been analyzed for various purposes, such as to enhance the discriminatory power (public health needs) or to further analyze the population genetic structure (research needs). As the nationwide findings of VNTR genotyping of M. tuberculosis are accumulated, this technology will be increasingly useful for detecting transmission of any specific strain in large geographic areas that could not be recognized by conventional epidemiological methods. The needs for the VNTR genotyping of M. tuberculosis and its practical uses are expected to expand drastically in the future.

  1. Epidemiologic analysis of a previous outbreak of bubonic plague:The first identified outbreak with bacteriological confirmation in Kobe and Osaka,Japan

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    Hiroshi Nishiura

    2009-01-01

    Objective:To characterize the case fatality and estimate the symptomatic period of bubonic plague.Methods:Epidemiologic analyses of a previous outbreak of plague in Osaka and Kobe,two major port cities in Japan, from 1899-1900 were performed.In addition to date of onset of symptoms,gender,age and the date of death were extracted from the historical data.The time from onset to death (symptomatic period)was fitted to gamma distribution using the maximum likelihood method.Results:Temporal distribution revealed suspected chains of transmission of the primary pneumonic plague at the late stage of the outbreak.The case fatality of bubonic plague without specific treatment was 83.4 %,and the mean time from onset to death was estimated as 4.7 days (95 % confidence interval:4.0,5.5).Conclusion:Case fatality of bubonic plague without specific treatment was extremely high.The symptomatic period of bubonic plague appeared to be longer than that of pneumonic plague.

  2. [Approaches for suicide prevention in Osaka Psychiatric Medical Center: the importance of multi-disciplinary cooperation and partnerships with other organizations].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Iwata, Kazuhiko

    2012-01-01

    Suicide is a very common problem in psychiatric practice today. Therefore, almost all staff of psychiatric hospitals have encountered the suicide of one or more of their patients. Our hospital, Osaka Psychiatric Medical Center, is a public psychiatric hospital in Japan. We provide treatment and support for patients from the acute to chronic phases of psychiatric disorders, and patients range from children to the elderly. Because we accept many patients with severe mental illness from other hospitals, many of our staff are routinely confronted with patients' violence or suicidal attempts. If a patient commits suicide, the relevant staff immediately have a conference to implement measures for preventing a recurrence. At the same time, information about the incident is conveyed to the medical safety management office and made known to all staff in our hospital. This office was established in 2007. Currently, all information about incidents and accidents in our hospital (e.g., suicide, problems between patients, problems with hospital facilities) is aggregated in the office and distributed to all staff members through the hospital intranet. This system makes it possible for staff to consider countermeasures against similar incidents and accidents, even if not involved in the incident. Additionally, we make an effort to develop cooperative relationships with organizations including the police, public health centers, and the fire department. The social welfare council in Hirakata City, where our hospital is located, provides some services to prevent suicide (e.g., telephone counseling, meetings with bereaved family members). Our hospital cooperates with these services by providing lecturers. The partnerships with these organizations help regarding the mental crises of patients in our hospital and fulfill a role to prevent suicide. Multi-disciplinary cooperation and partnerships with community organizations are not special approaches to suicide prevention, but ordinary

  3. Effects of the Cessation of Mass Screening for Neuroblastoma at 6 Months of Age: A Population-Based Study in Osaka, Japan

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ioka, Akiko; Inoue, Masami; Yoneda, Akihiro; Nakamura, Tetsuro; Hara, Junichi; Hashii, Yoshiko; Sakata, Naoki; Yamato, Kazumi; Tsukuma, Hideaki; Kawa, Keisei

    2016-01-01

    Background In 2004, the Japanese government halted the 6-month mass screening program for neuroblastoma. We investigated whether its cessation had led to an increase not only in mortality due to this disease but also in the incidence of advanced-stage disease among older children. Methods Study subjects were neuroblastoma patients retrieved from the population-based Osaka Cancer Registry. Trends of incidence and mortality from neuroblastoma were analyzed by calendar year and birth cohort. Prognostic factors, including stage and v-myc avian myelocytomatosis viral oncogene neuroblastoma derived homolog (MYCN) oncogene status, were compared before and after the cessation of mass screening. Results Age-standardized incidence rates in 2005–2009 (the cessation period of mass screening; 11.1 per million) were similar to those in 1975–1979 (the pre-screening period; 8.6 per million). Age-standardized mortality rates tended to decrease from 1975–1979 (4.0 per million) to 2005–2009 (2.7 per million) in parallel with the improvement in survival. Analysis by birth cohort indicated that the mortality rates in 2004–2005 (after cessation) for children 0–4 years of age were lower than those in 1975–1979 (O:E ratio 0.25; 95% confidence interval, 0.03–0.90). For children 1–9 years of age, there was a not significant difference in the distribution of stage, MYCN oncogene status, and DNA ploidy between 1991–2003 (the mass screening period) and 2004–2008 (after cessation). Conclusions The cessation of mass screening for neuroblastoma does not appear to have increased mortality due to this disease or incidence of advanced-stage disease among older children. PMID:26548355

  4. Observed and simulated sensitivities of summertime urban surface air temperatures to anthropogenic heat in downtown areas of two Japanese Major Cities, Tokyo and Osaka

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kikegawa, Yukihiro; Tanaka, Ai; Ohashi, Yukitaka; Ihara, Tomohiko; Shigeta, Yoshinori

    2014-07-01

    In this study, the sensitivities of surface air temperatures to anthropogenic heat (AH) were investigated in downtowns of the two Japanese major cities, Tokyo and Osaka. First, meteorological measurements were made with the simultaneous monitoring of electricity demand in a contrastive couple of a downtown commercial area (C-area) and a residential area (R-area) within each city in summer 2007. From the measurements, the areal-mean surface air temperatures were obtained as and for each of the C-area and R-area, respectively. Using the actual electricity demand and the estimated motor fuels consumption, their areal total was evaluated as the energy-consumption-basis AH. The estimated C-areas' AH indicated greater values up to 220 W/m2 on weekdays and remarkable decrease about by half on weekends, whereas that in the R-areas showed less values of 10-20 W/m2 stably. Then, on calm and fine days were found to be systematically decreased from weekdays to weekends in both cities roughly indicating a proportional relationship with the reductions in the C-areas' AH on weekends. The result suggested a common afternoon sensitivity for both C-areas of around 1.0°C/100 W/m2, which indicated an intensity of the AH impact on surface air temperature there. Next, to simulate the observed AH impact, the authors' CM-BEM (a multilayer urban canopy model coupled with a building energy model) was newly implemented in the mesoscale Weather Research and Forecasting (WMF) model. This new system, WRF-CM-BEM, was applied to Tokyo and almost reasonably validated from the aspects of the reproducibility of urban surface air temperature and electricity demand in the observation areas. The simulations also suggested that WRF-CM-BEM underestimated the observed air temperature sensitivity to AH in the Tokyo C-area roughly by half but still in the same order of magnitude.

  5. Hydrogeochemical evolution of confined groundwater in northeastern Osaka Basin, Japan: estimation of confined groundwater flux based on a cation exchange mass balance method

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Yamanaka, Masaru [Department of Geosystem Sciences, College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 156-8550 (Japan)]. E-mail: yamanaka@chs.nihon-u.ac.jp; Nakano, Takanori [Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-0878 (Japan); Tase, Norio [Institute of Geoscience, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8571 (Japan)

    2005-02-01

    A confined aquifer system has developed in argillaceous marine and freshwater sediments of Pliocene-Holocene age in the northeastern Osaka Basin (NEOB) in central Japan. The shallow groundwater (<100 m) in the system is recharged in a northern hilly to mountainous area with dominantly Ca-HCO{sub 3} type water, which changes as it flows toward the SW to Mg-HCO{sub 3} type and then to Na-HCO{sub 3} type water. Comparison of the chemical and Sr isotopic compositions of the groundwater with those of the bulk and exchangeable components of the underground sediments indicates that elements leached from the sediments contribute negligibly to the NEOB aquifer system. Moreover, model calculations show that contributions of paleo-seawater in the deep horizon and of river water at the surface are not major factors of chemical change of the groundwater. Instead, the zonal pattern of the HCO{sub 3}-dominant groundwater is caused by the loss of Ca{sup 2+} from the water as it is exchanged for Mg{sup 2+} in clays, followed by loss of Mg + Ca as they are exchanged for Na + K in clays between the Ca-HCO{sub 3} type recharge water and the exchangeable cations in the clay layers, which were initially enriched in Na{sup +}. Part of this process was reproduced in a chromatographic experiment in which Na type water with high {sup 87}Sr/{sup 86}Sr was obtained from Mg type water with low {sup 87}Sr/{sup 86}Sr by passing it through marine clay packed in a column. The flux of recharge water into the confined aquifer system according to this chromatographic model is estimated to be 0.99 mm/day, which is compatible with the average recharge flux to unconfined groundwater in Japan (1 mm/day)

  6. The Fourth International Network of Twin Registries: Overview from Osaka/Research Reviews: Familial Fraternal Twinning; Twin Study of Masculine Faces; Physical Aggression and Epigenetics; Prenatal Education for Parents of Twins/Current Events: 2016 Guinness Book of World Records; Oldest Living Male Twins; Twins Reunited at Sixty-Nine; Panda Twins; Twins.com.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Segal, Nancy L

    2015-12-01

    The 4th International Network of Twin Registries (INTR) Consortium Meeting took place in Osaka, Japan, September 28-29, 2015. The venue was the Osaka Medical Center for Medical Innovation and Translational Research. An overview of presentations and other activities is provided. Next, 1930s research on familial fraternal twinning, preference for masculine faces, physical aggression and epigenetics, and a prenatal education program for parents of multiples are described. Current twin-related events include the 2016 Guinness Book of World Records (GWR), the oldest living male twins, newly reunited twins, the birth of panda twins and a controversial twin-based website.

  7. Efficacy of the Osaka Medical College (OMC) brace in the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis following Scoliosis Research Society brace studies criteria.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kuroki, Hiroshi; Inomata, Naoki; Hamanaka, Hideaki; Higa, Kiyoshi; Chosa, Etsuo; Tajima, Naoya

    2015-01-01

    The efficacy of brace treatment for patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) remains controversial. To make comparisons among studies more valid and reliable, the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) has standardized criteria for brace studies in patients with AIS. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the Osaka Medical College (OMC) brace for AIS in accordance with the modified standardized criteria proposed by the SRS committee on bracing and non-operative management. From 1999 through 2010, 31 consecutive patients with AIS who were newly prescribed the OMC brace and met the modified SRS criteria were studied. The study included 2 boys and 29 girls with a mean age of 12 years and 0 month. Patients were instructed to wear the brace for a minimum of 20 hours per day at the beginning of brace treatment. The mean duration of brace treatment was 4 years and 8 months. We examined the initial brace correction rate and the clinical outcomes of main curves evaluated by curve progression and surgical rate, and the compliance evaluated by the instruction adherence rate for all cases. The clinical course of the brace treatment was considered progression if ≥6° curvature increase occurred and improvement if ≥6° curvature decrease occurred according to SRS judgment criteria. The average initial brace correction rate was 46.8%. In 10 cases the curve progressed, 6 cases the curve improved, and 15 cases the curve remained unchanged (success rate: 67.7%). The mean instruction adherence rate, that was defined the percentage of the visits that patients declared they mostly followed our instruction to total visits, was 53.7%. The success rate was statistically higher in the patient group whose instruction adherence rate was greater than 50% (88.2%) as compared with in those 50% or less (42.8%). OMC brace treatment for AIS patients could alter the natural history and significantly decreased the progression of curves to the threshold for surgical

  8. Antimicrobial resistance and molecular typing of Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates in Kyoto and Osaka, Japan, 2010 to 2012: intensified surveillance after identification of the first strain (H041) with high-level ceftriaxone resistance.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Shimuta, Ken; Unemo, Magnus; Nakayama, Shu-Ichi; Morita-Ishihara, Tomoko; Dorin, Misato; Kawahata, Takuya; Ohnishi, Makoto

    2013-11-01

    In 2009, the first high-level ceftriaxone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae strain (H041) was isolated in Kyoto, Japan. The present study describes an intensified surveillance (antimicrobial resistance and molecular typing) of Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates in Kyoto and its neighboring prefecture Osaka, Japan, in 2010 to 2012, which was initiated after the identification of H041. From April 2010 to March 2012, 193 N. gonorrhoeae isolates were collected and the MICs (μg/ml) to six antimicrobials, including ceftriaxone, were determined. All isolates showed susceptibility to ceftriaxone and cefixime (MIC values, gonorrhoeae multiantigen sequence typing (NG-MAST) revealed that 12 (63%) of the 19 isolates with decreased susceptibility to ceftriaxone (MIC > 0.064 μg/ml) were of ST1407. NG-MAST ST1407 was also the most prevalent ST (16.1%; 31 of 193 isolates). In those NG-MAST ST1407 strains, several mosaic type penA alleles were found, including SF-A type (penicillin binding protein 2 allele XXXIV) and its derivatives. These were confirmed using transformation of the penA mosaic alleles as critical determinants for enhanced cefixime and ceftriaxone MICs. The intensified surveillance in Kyoto and Osaka, Japan, did not identify any dissemination of the high-level ceftriaxone-resistant N. gonorrhoeae strain H041, suggesting that H041 might have caused only a sporadic case and has not spread further.

  9. Tarkvarapiraatluse osakaal Eestis on 54%

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    2004-01-01

    IDC uuringu andmed tarkvarapiraatluse tasemest Eestis. Piraattarkvara laialdasest levikust Eestis ja selle kasutamise eest ette nähtud karistustest räägivad legaalse tarkvara kasutust kontrolliva organisatsiooni BSA juriidiline nõustaja Kaido Uduste ja julgestuspolitsei esindaja Hannes Järvine

  10. EDITORIAL: Artificial Muscles: Selected papers from the 5th World Congress on Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles and Nano-Bio (Osaka, Japan, 25-27 November 2009) Artificial Muscles: Selected papers from the 5th World Congress on Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles and Nano-Bio (Osaka, Japan, 25-27 November 2009)

    Science.gov (United States)

    Shahinpoor, Mohsen

    2011-12-01

    The 5th World Congress on Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles and Nano-Bio and the 4th International Conference on Artificial Muscles were held in Osaka, Japan, 23-27 November 2009. This special section of Smart Materials and Structures is devoted to a selected number of research papers presented at this international conference and congress. Of the 76 or so papers presented at the conference, only 10 papers were finally selected, reviewed and accepted for this special section, following the regular reviewing procedures of the journal. This special section is focused on polymeric artificial muscles, electroactive polymers, multifunctional nanocomposites and their applications. In particular, an electromechanical model for self-sensing ionic polymer-metal composite actuating devices with patterned surface electrodes is presented which discusses the concept of creating self-sensing ionic polymer-metal composite (IPMC) actuating devices with patterned surface electrodes where actuator and sensor elements are separated by a grounded shielding electrode. Eventually, an electromechanical model of the device is also proposed and validated. Following that, there is broad coverage of polytetrahydrofurane-polyethylene oxide-PEDOT conducting interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs) for high speed actuators. The conducting polymer (poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)) is incorporated within the IPNs, which are synthesized from polyethylene oxide (PEO)/polytetrahydrofurane (PTHF) networks. PEO/PTHF IPNs are prepared using poly(ethylene glycol) methacrylate and dimethacrylate and hydroxythelechelic PTHF as starting materials. The conducting IPN actuators are prepared by oxidative polymerization of 3,4-ethylenedioxithiophene (EDOT) using FeCl3 as an oxidizing agent within the PEO/PTHF IPN host matrix. Subsequently, giant and reversible magnetorheology of carrageenan/iron oxide magnetic gels are discussed and the effect of magnetic fields on the viscoelastic properties

  11. Improvements in Patient Acceptance by Hospitals Following the Introduction of a Smartphone App for the Emergency Medical Service System: A Population-Based Before-and-After Observational Study in Osaka City, Japan.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Katayama, Yusuke; Kitamura, Tetsuhisa; Kiyohara, Kosuke; Iwami, Taku; Kawamura, Takashi; Izawa, Junichi; Gibo, Koichiro; Komukai, Sho; Hayashida, Sumito; Kiguchi, Takeyuki; Ohnishi, Mitsuo; Ogura, Hiroshi; Shimazu, Takeshi

    2017-09-11

    Recently, the number of ambulance dispatches has been increasing in Japan, and it is therefore difficult for hospitals to accept emergency patients smoothly and appropriately because of the limited hospital capacity. To facilitate the process of requesting patient transport and hospital acceptance, an emergency information system using information technology (IT) has been built and introduced in various communities. However, its effectiveness has not been thoroughly revealed. We introduced a smartphone app system in 2013 that enables emergency medical service (EMS) personnel to share information among themselves regarding on-scene ambulances and the hospital situation. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of introducing this smartphone app on the EMS system in Osaka City, Japan. This retrospective study analyzed the population-based ambulance records of Osaka Municipal Fire Department. The study period was 6 years, from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2015. We enrolled emergency patients for whom on-scene EMS personnel conducted hospital selection. The main endpoint was the difficulty experienced in gaining hospital acceptance at the scene. The definition of difficulty was making ≥5 phone calls by EMS personnel at the scene to hospitals until a decision to transport was determined. The smartphone app was introduced in January 2013, and we compared the patients treated from 2010 to 2012 (control group) with those treated from 2013 to 2015 (smartphone app group) using an interrupted time-series analysis to assess the effects of introducing this smartphone app. A total of 600,526 emergency patients for whom EMS personnel selected hospitals were eligible for our analysis. There were 300,131 emergency patients in the control group (50.00%, 300,313/600,526) from 2010 to 2012 and 300,395 emergency patients in the smartphone app group (50.00%, 300,395/600,526) from 2013 to 2015. The rate of difficulty in hospital acceptance was 14.19% (42,585/300,131) in the

  12. Environmental construction of nano-material design codes. The example of simulation codes used in the CMD workshop

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Miyazaki, Mikiya [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Center for Promotion of Computational Science and Engineering, Kizu, Kyoto (Japan)

    2003-05-01

    Generally it is well known that the R and D works on new materials or devices will play a central role on the evolution of future society. But, the old ways based on the empirical and experimental approach have already reached the limit, especially for dealing with a strange substance and material. The structure of a substance and material is needed to be dealt with in detail by quantum mechanics, because the limit on accuracy has come in sight in the calculation using a classical theory. The research on the latest electronic state calculation technique founded on quantum mechanics made a great advance as the technique of solving these problems as well as the technique of a computational materials design. It enables the prediction of material properties because it is based on First Principles. Therefore, in the future it is expected to have a very high possibility of becoming a breakthrough in such a situation. In this article, the example calculation results by PC cluster on the codes (MACHIKANEYAMA-2000, OSAKA-2000) used in the CMD (Computational Materials Design) workshop, held on Sep. 19-21, at ITBL-Building and International Institute for Advanced Studies under the auspices of the University of Osaka, are described. Furthermore, the graphical user interfaces on the codes are examined. (author)

  13. A survey of dietary intake of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, polychlorinated dibenzofurans, and dioxin-like coplanar polychlorinated biphenyls from food during 2000-2002 in Osaka City, Japan.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Nakatani, Tadashi; Yamamoto, Atsushi; Ogaki, Sumiko

    2011-04-01

    Studies of the dietary intake of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), and dioxin-like coplanar polychlorinated biphenyls (dioxin-like PCBs), collectively referred as dioxins, were conducted using the total diet study (TDS) method with food purchased in Osaka City, Japan during 2000-2002. The daily intake of dioxin-TEQ (toxic equivalent) from food per adult person was estimated respectively as 104.24 pg TEQ/person/day in 2000, 72.73 pg TEQ/person/day in 2001, and 87.28 pg TEQ/person/day in 2002, corresponding to 2.08, 1.45, and 1.74 pg TEQ/kg body weight (bw)/day for an adult weighing 50 kg. The highest contribution ratio to the total intake of dioxin-TEQ was from fish and shellfish (group 10) in each year, accounting for 77-92%. The next highest contributor was meat and eggs (groups 11-A and 11-B). An annual decrease of the intake of dioxin-TEQ was not observed clearly. Otherwise, the dietary intake of non-2,3,7,8-substituted PCDDs/PCDFs were estimated together. The intake of 1,3,6,8-TeCDD came mostly from intake of fish and shellfish (group 10), green vegetable (group 7), and the other vegetables, including mushrooms and seaweed (group 8). In addition, the intake of 1,3,6,8-TeCDF, which reportedly antagonizes 2,3,7,8-TeCDD-mediated aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase (AHH) and ethoxyresorufin O-deethylase (EROD) induction activities, was an insufficient amount to suppress 2,3,7,8-TeCDD-mediated activities. Furthermore, we discussed different TEQ compositions of PCDDs/PCDFs to dioxin-like PCBs from food intake and in human samples and inferred that the difference was caused by low bioaccumulation properties of 3,3',4,4',5-PeCB (PCB 126). © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

  14. An Evaluation Study on the Construction of Institutional Repository of Universities:A Case Study of Hiroshima University and Osaka University%大学机构知识库建设评价研究--以广岛大学和大阪大学为例

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    李肸

    2016-01-01

    通过构建机构知识库建设评价指标,为大学建设高质量机构知识库提供参考。在前人研究成果基础上,尝试从机构知识库建设流程入手,将流程中的各个环节纳入评价系统,构建机构知识库建设评价指标体系。在此基础上,对日本广岛大学和大阪大学机构知识库进行评价分析,以发现评价指标缺陷,并提出改进意见。%This paper provides references for universities to build high quality institutional repositories by building evaluation system for institutional repository. On the base of the results of previous studies, the paper tries to start from the institutional repository building process, including al aspects of the building process in the evaluation system, to build an institutional repository evaluation system. On the base of the evaluation system of institutional repository, this paper takes the institutional repository of Hiroshima University and Osaka University as examples to analyze, discover evaluate defects, and suggest improvements.

  15. Age-related and sex-related changes in perfusion index in response to noxious electrical stimulation in healthy subjects

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Nishimura T

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Toshiki Nishimura,1 Aya Nakae,2 Masahiko Shibata,3 Takashi Mashimo,4 Yuji Fujino21Osaka University Medical School, 2Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, 3Department of Pain Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Japan; 4Toyonaka Municipal Hospital, Toyonaka, JapanBackground: Even though pain is a subjective phenomenon, its objective evaluation in humans is important because subjects requiring pain evaluation may be unable to describe their pain intensity because of decreased awareness or impaired cognitive function. Previous reports indicate that the perfusion index (PI, which is calculated from pulse oximeter waveforms, has some utility in assessing pain. However, age-associated and sex-associated differences in change of PI have hitherto not been evaluated for assessment of pain. Therefore, we aimed to estimate the utility of age-related differences in PI change among healthy volunteers subjected to electrical stimulation.Methods: We measured PI and pulse rate in 70 healthy volunteers exposed to gradually increasing electrical stimulation. The subjects were classified into four groups, ie, young men, young women, aged men, and aged women. Stimulation was stopped when subjects reached their pain tolerance threshold. The average PI and pulse rate were calculated 10 seconds before and after electrical stimulation and compared across the four groups. Changes in PI and pulse rate were analyzed using the paired t-test.Results: The PI was significantly decreased in response to pain stimulation in young men (P<0.0001, young women (P=0.0002, and aged men (P=0.0158. However, aged women failed to show significant changes in PI before or after stimulation. The pulse rate was not significantly altered in any of the groups.Conclusion: PI may be an independent parameter reflecting the perception of noxious stimuli and could be used for objective evaluation of pain perception in healthy volunteers, except when it

  16. Fiscal 2000 achievement report. Welfare technosystem research and development (Osaka); 2000 nendo welfare technosystem kenkyu kaihatsu (Osaka) seika hokokusho

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    2001-03-01

    Efforts were made to develop welfare equipment systems capable of satisfying local requirements for helping those in need of nursing care live an independent life, for supporting social welfare activities, and for relieving the loads imposed upon care givers. Efforts were made to develop (1) technologies for improving on the urban type residential space according to the degree of handicap that aged people suffered, (2) a comprehensive self-subsistence assisting system, and (3) a system for monitoring aged people and a system for reporting. Under item (1), flooring materials, flooring systems, residence modification, and welfare equipment were examined for securing a residential space suitable for each of the handicapped persons living in the urban space. Under item (2), efforts were made to develop an integrated assisting system for motor driven wheelchair equipment with a wheelchair regarded as the inevitable partner of a handicapped person, and to develop a toilet seat provided with an automatic elevator capable of sensing human presence. Under item (3), the toilet was assumed to be an accident frequented location, and a system was developed capable of detecting and reporting anomalies in a person seated still. (NEDO)

  17. The development of an affinity evaluation and prediction system by using protein–protein docking simulations and parameter tuning

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Koki Tsukamoto

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Koki Tsukamoto1, Tatsuya Yoshikawa1,2, Kiyonobu Yokota1, Yuichiro Hourai1, Kazuhiko Fukui11Computational Biology Research Center (CBRC, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan; 2Department of Bioinformatic Engineering, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka, JapanAbstract: A system was developed to evaluate and predict the interaction between protein pairs by using the widely used shape complementarity search method as the algorithm for docking simulations between the proteins. We used this system, which we call the affinity evaluation and prediction (AEP system, to evaluate the interaction between 20 protein pairs. The system first executes a “round robin” shape complementarity search of the target protein group, and evaluates the interaction between the complex structures obtained by the search. These complex structures are selected by using a statistical procedure that we developed called ‘grouping’. At a prevalence of 5.0%, our AEP system predicted protein–protein interactions with a 50.0% recall, 55.6% precision, 95.5% accuracy, and an F-measure of 0.526. By optimizing the grouping process, our AEP system successfully predicted 10 protein pairs (among 20 pairs that were biologically relevant combinations. Our ultimate goal is to construct an affinity database that will provide cell biologists and drug designers with crucial information obtained using our AEP system.Keywords: protein–protein interaction, affinity analysis, protein–protein docking, FFT, massive parallel computing

  18. OSAKA Trial: A Randomized, Controlled Trial Comparing Tacrolimus QD and BD in Kidney Transplantation

    Science.gov (United States)

    Albano, Laetitia; Banas, Bernhard; Klempnauer, Juergen L.; Glyda, Maciej; Viklicky, Ondrej; Kamar, Nassim

    2013-01-01

    Background The once-daily (QD), prolonged-release formulation of tacrolimus has been shown to improve adherence versus twice-daily (BD) tacrolimus. Treatment nonadherence in transplant recipients has been associated with poor graft outcomes. Methods This open-label, parallel-group study randomized adults with end-stage renal disease undergoing primary kidney transplantation or retransplantation to an initial dose of tacrolimus BD 0.2 mg/kg per day (Arm 1; n=309), QD 0.2 mg/kg per day (Arm 2; n=302), QD 0.3 mg/kg per day (Arm 3; n=304) all with mycophenolate mofetil and corticosteroids (tapered) over 24 weeks, or tacrolimus QD 0.2 mg/kg per day with mycophenolate mofetil, basiliximab, and corticosteroids given only perioperatively (Arm 4; n=283). The primary composite endpoint (efficacy failure; per protocol set) was defined as graft loss, biopsy-confirmed acute rejection, or graft dysfunction at week 24. Graft dysfunction was defined as estimated glomerular filtration rate Modification of Diet in Renal Disease-4 formula of less than 40 mL/min/1.73 m2. The prespecified noninferiority margin was 12.5%. Results The per protocol set included 976 patients: 237, 263, 246, and 230 patients in Arms 1 to 4, respectively. Noninferiority of the composite endpoint was demonstrated for Arm 2 versus Arm 1; Kaplan–Meier estimates of efficacy failure were 42.2% and 40.6%, respectively (difference, −1.6%; 95% confidence interval [CI], −12.2% to 9.0%). Noninferiority to Arm 1 was not confirmed for Arm 3 (difference, −3.5%; 95% CI, −13.6% to 6.6%) or Arm 4 (difference, −7.1%; 95% CI, −16.1% to 1.9%). Graft dysfunction (estimated glomerular filtration rate <40 mL/min/1.73 m2) was the main determinant of composite-endpoint efficacy failure across all arms. Conclusions In patients representative of the European kidney transplant population, tacrolimus QD-based immunosuppression (0.2 mg/kg/day), without induction, showed similar efficacy to 0.2 mg/kg per day tacrolimus BD. PMID:23982340

  19. Dark matter search with CaF sub 2 scintillators in Osaka

    CERN Document Server

    Ogawa, I; Hazama, R; Ajimura, S; Matsuoka, K; Suzuki, N; Nitta, T; Miyawaki, H; Shiomi, S; Tanaka, Y; Ejiri, H; Kudomi, N; Kume, K; Ohsumi, H; Fushimi, K

    2000-01-01

    A detector system which consists of CaF sub 2 scintillators surrounded by active and passive shields, is developed to search for spin coupled dark matter. The whole system is in operation at the underground laboratory located in Nara (Oto Cosmo Observatory) which has effectively 1.2 km water equivalent shield. In this article our current status of the investigation is described.

  20. Breastfeeding and atopic eczema in Japanese infants: The Osaka Maternal and Child Health Study.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Miyake, Yoshihiro; Tanaka, Keiko; Sasaki, Satoshi; Kiyohara, Chikako; Ohya, Yukihiro; Fukushima, Wakaba; Yokoyama, Tetsuji; Hirota, Yoshio

    2009-05-01

    Epidemiological studies associated with breastfeeding have provided conflicting results about whether it is preventive or a risk factor for atopic eczema in children. The current prospective study investigated the relationship between breastfeeding and the risk of atopic eczema in Japan. A birth cohort of 763 infants was followed. The first survey during pregnancy and the second survey between 2 and 9 months postpartum collected information on potential confounding factors and atopic eczema status. Data on breastfeeding and symptoms of atopic eczema were obtained from questionnaires in the third survey from 16 to 24 months postpartum. The following variables were a priori selected as potential confounders: maternal age, maternal and paternal history of asthma, atopic eczema, and allergic rhinitis, indoor domestic pets (cats, dogs, birds, or hamsters), family income, maternal and paternal education, maternal smoking during pregnancy, baby's sex, baby's birth weight, baby's older siblings, household smoking in the same room as the infant, and time of delivery before the third survey. In the third survey, 142 infants (18.6%) were revealed to have developed atopic eczema based on criteria of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood. In an overall analysis, neither exclusive nor partial breastfeeding was significantly related to the risk of atopic eczema. After excluding 64 infants identified with suspected atopic eczema in the second survey, both exclusive breastfeeding for 4 months or more and partial breastfeeding for 6 months or more were independently associated with an increased risk of atopic eczema only among infants with no parental history of allergic disorders [multivariate odds ratios were 2.41 (95% confidence interval, 1.10-5.55) and 3.39 (95% confidence interval, 1.20-12.36), respectively]. The authors found that, overall, neither exclusive nor partial breastfeeding had a strong impact on the risk of atopic eczema. However, a parental allergic history may affect the risk.

  1. Active Travel by Built Environment and Lifecycle Stage: Case Study of Osaka Metropolitan Area.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Waygood, E Owen D; Sun, Yilin; Letarte, Laurence

    2015-12-15

    Active travel can contribute to physical activity achieved over a day. Previous studies have examined active travel associated with trips in various western countries, but few studies have examined this question for the Asian context. Japan has high levels of cycling, walking and public transport, similar to The Netherlands. Most studies have focused either on children or on adults separately, however, having children in a household will change the travel needs and wants of that household. Thus, here a household lifecycle stage approach is applied. Further, unlike many previous studies, the active travel related to public transport is included. Lastly, further to examining whether the built environment has an influence on the accumulation of active travel minutes, a binary logistic regression examines the built environment's influence on the World Health Organization's recommendations of physical activity. The findings suggest that there is a clear distinction between the urbanized centers and the surrounding towns and unurbanized areas. Further, active travel related to public transport trips is larger than pure walking trips. Females and children are more likely to achieve the WHO recommendations. Finally, car ownership is a strong negative influence.

  2. Highly excited states in nuclear reactions. [Osaka Univ. , Japan, May 12-16, 1980

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Ikegami, H.; Muraoka, M. (eds.)

    1980-07-01

    Three of the 62 papers in this volume have already been processed for inclusion in the energy data base; these may be found by reference to the entry CONF-800540-- in the Report Number Index. The remaining papers will be entered into the data base as they are received from INIS. (RWR)

  3. Dense plasma focus research at the Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka (Japan)

    Science.gov (United States)

    Yokoyama, M.; Yamamoto, Y.; Kisoda, A.; Yamada, Y.; Kitagawa, Y.; Yamanaka, M.; Yamanaka, C.

    1983-09-01

    Research using a 50 kV/50 kJ deuterium plasma focus with 1.25 MA maximum current is summarized. Plasma dynamics in implosion phase of dense plasma focus were investigated by 2nsec ruby laser holographic interferometry and shadowgraphy. Radial pinch velocity of the plasma column and ionizing front velocity are 20 million cm/sec. Rayleigh-Taylor instability is observed in the early stage of the implosion phase. Effects of CO2 laser light on a dense plasma focus are discussed. High energy deuteron intensity, energy spectrum, and angular distribution were measured from radioactivity induced in graphite, aliminum and copper in ion dominant low pressure mode and neutron dominant high pressure mode.

  4. Kommunistide osakaal Eesti eliidis demokraatiale ülemineku perioodil / Jüri Ruus

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Ruus, Jüri, 1957-2013

    2002-01-01

    Kuidas on postkommunistlikus Eestis käsitletud muutuste tasakaalu ja juhtide järjepidevuse probleemi pärast taasiseseisvumist 1991. a. Artikkel on osa suuremast uurimistööst "Eliit Balti riikides". Tabelid

  5. Production of slow positron beam with small diameter using electron linac in Osaka University

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Honda, Yoshihide; Sawada, Junichi; Yamada, Masaki; Maekawa, Masaki; Okuda, Shuichi; Yoshida, Yoichi; Isoyama, Goro; Tagawa, Seiichi [Osaka Univ., Ibaraki (Japan). Inst. of Scientific and Industrial Research; Yamamoto, Takayoshi

    1997-03-01

    A slow positron facility using an electron linac was designed and constructed. The specifications were mainly decided by numerical calculations. The slow positrons are transported along magnetic field line. The cross sectional size of slow positron beam is 1-2cm and the maximum conversion rate from electron to positron is about 1.5 x 10{sup -6}. This value is about 1/4 of ideal case in our system. Extraction of slow positron beam from magnetic field region was made and preliminary brightness enhancement experiment was also performed. (author)

  6. Mid-dose rate intracavitary therapy for uterine cervix cancer with a Selectron; An early experience of Osaka University

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Teshima, Teruki; Inoue, Takehiro; Sasaki, Shigeru; Ohtani, Masatoshi; Kozuka, Takahiro; Inoue, Toshihiko; Ikeda, Hiroshi; Yamazaki, Hideya (Osaka Univ. (Japan). Faculty of Medicine); Murayama, Shigeyuki

    1993-05-01

    From May 1991 through September 1992, a total of 17 previously untreated patients with invasive uterine cervix cancer and with intact uterus were treated with mid-dose rate intracavitary therapy administered with a Selectron. Early primary tumor responses for all patients were complete. No acute or subacute radiation injury was observed except one patient with aplastic anemia who developed rectal ulcer. Two patients of Stage IIIb died from tumor because of local, paraaortic lymph node and distant metastases. Our early experience concluded that Selectron MDR can be used for cervix cancer patients as safely and effectively as our previously used high-dose rate machine. (author).

  7. The Association between Dry Eye Disease and Physical Activity as well as Sedentary Behavior: Results from the Osaka Study

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Motoko Kawashima

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. To assess the association of dry eye disease (DED with physical activity and sedentary behavior. Methods. The cross-sectional survey conducted included Japanese office workers who use visual display terminals (n=672. DED was assessed according to the Japanese Dry Eye Diagnostic Criteria, and participants were categorized into “definite DED,” “probable DED,” or “non-DED” groups based on the results of DED examinations. Physical activity and sedentary behavior of participants were assessed using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ, and physical activity level was calculated in metabolic equivalent units per week (MET, min/week. Participants were classified as having a high, moderate, or low level of physical activity. Results. Participants with abnormal tear break-up time (BUT (≤5 s were involved in sedentary behavior for significantly longer duration than those with normal BUT (P=0.035. Non-DED participants (14.5% tended to have higher levels of physical activity than definite DED participants (2.5%. Participants with definite DED had significantly lower MET scores than those with non-DED (P=0.025. Conclusions. Our findings suggest that a lower level of physical activity and sedentary behavior are associated with DED; however, longitudinal/intervention studies with large groups of participants are needed to validate these findings.

  8. [Introduction of hospital information system and anesthesia information management system into the perianesthetic practice at Osaka City University Hospital].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Shimizu, Motoko; Tanaka, Katsuaki; Hagiwara, Chie; Ikenaga, Kazutake; Yoshioka, Miwako; Asada, Akira

    2011-06-01

    Recently, the hospital information systems (HIS) and anesthesia information management systems (AIMS) have been rapidly improved and have been introduced into the clinical practice in Japan drastically; however, few reports have detailed their influences on clinical practice. We here report our experience. We introduced HIS (EGMAIN-EX, Fujitsu Co., Ltd.) in our preoperative evaluation clinic and in the postoperative care unit. AIMS (ORSYS, Philips Electronics Japan) was introduced almost only to the intraoperative management. It became easy for us to acquire patient's information and to share it with the medical staffs in the other departments. However, we had to invest large human resources for the introduction and maintenance of the HIS and the AIMS. Though AIMS is more useful in anesthetic management than HIS, it seems to be more suitable for coordination with the medical staffs in the other departments to use HIS for perioperative management than to use AIMS.

  9. Prevalence of Norwalk-like virus infections in cases of viral gastroenteritis among children in Osaka City, Japan.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Iritani, Nobuhiro; Seto, Yoshiyuki; Kubo, Hideyuki; Murakami, Tsukasa; Haruki, Kosuke; Ayata, Minoru; Ogura, Hisashi

    2003-04-01

    Surveillance of Norwalk-like virus (NLV) infections in cases of pediatric gastroenteritis between April 1996 and March 2000 showed that NLVs were an important causative agent in viral gastroenteritis cases among children between November and January in those years. The predominant type of NLV was closely related to Lordsdale virus in genogroup 2. During the 1999-2000 season, Arg320-like strains, which may be genetic recombinants, suddenly appeared and spread.

  10. Breastfeeding and the risk of wheeze and asthma in Japanese infants: the Osaka Maternal and Child Health Study.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Miyake, Y; Tanaka, K; Sasaki, S; Kiyohara, C; Ohya, Y; Fukushima, W; Yokoyama, T; Hirota, Y

    2008-09-01

    Epidemiological evidence for an effect of breastfeeding on asthma continues to be inconclusive. The present prospective study examined the relationship between breastfeeding and the risk of wheeze and asthma in Japanese infants. A birth cohort of 763 infants was followed. The first survey during pregnancy and the second survey between 2 and 9 months postpartum collected information on potential confounding factors. Data on breastfeeding, wheeze, and asthma were obtained from questionnaires in the third survey from 16 to 24 months postpartum. Adjustment was made for maternal age, maternal and paternal history of asthma, atopic eczema, and allergic rhinitis, indoor domestic pets (cats, dogs, birds, or hamsters), family income, maternal and paternal education, maternal smoking during pregnancy, baby's sex, baby's older siblings, household smoking in the same room as the infant, and time of delivery before the third survey. By the third survey, the cumulative incidence of wheeze and asthma was 22.1% and 4.3%, respectively. Neither exclusive breastfeeding for 4 months or more nor partial breastfeeding for 6 months or more were materially related to the risk of wheeze. No measurable association was observed between exclusive breastfeeding for 4 months or more and the risk of asthma. Partial breastfeeding for 6 months or more was inversely related to the risk of asthma although the adjusted odds ratio (OR) was not statistically significant. When infants were stratified according to whether there was a negative or positive allergic history in at least 1 parent, a nearly 40% and 60% decrease, respectively, in the ORs were found for exclusive and partial breastfeeding only in infants without a parental allergic history, although the ORs were not statistically significant. The present prospective study showed no statistically significant relationship between breastfeeding duration and the risk of wheeze or asthma in Japanese infants.

  11. Monetary Diet cost is Associated with not only Favorable but also Unfavorable Aspects of Diet in pregnant Japanese Women: The Osaka Maternal and child Health study

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Yukihiro Ohya

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available While several observational studies in European countries have shown that higher monetary diet cost is associated with healthier diets, information on the relationship of cost to diet quality in other countries is sparse, including Japan. This cross-sectional study examined the association between monetary diet cost and dietary intake in a group of pregnant Japanese women. Subjects were 596 pregnant Japanese housewives. Dietary intake was estimated using a validated, self-administered, comprehensive diet history questionnaire. Monetary diet cost was calculated using retail food prices. Values of monetary diet cost and nutrient and food intake were energy-adjusted using the density method. Monetary diet cost was associated positively with the intake of protein, total fat, saturated fatty acids, dietary fiber, cholesterol, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamins A, D, E, C, and folate, and inversely with that of carbohydrate. For foods, cost was associated positively with the intake of potatoes, pulses and nuts, fish and shellfish, meat, dairy products, vegetables, and fruits, and inversely with that of rice and bread. No association was seen for noodles, confectioneries and sugars, fats and oils, or eggs. Cost was also associated inversely with dietary energy density. In conclusion, monetary diet cost was associated with not only favorable aspects of diet, including a higher intake of dietary fiber, key vitamins and minerals, fruits, and vegetables and lower dietary energy density, but also unfavorable aspects, including a higher intake of fat and sodium and lower intake of carbohydrate and rice, in a group of pregnant Japanese women.

  12. Maternal total caffeine intake, mainly from Japanese and Chinese tea, during pregnancy was associated with risk of preterm birth: the Osaka Maternal and Child Health Study.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Okubo, Hitomi; Miyake, Yoshihiro; Tanaka, Keiko; Sasaki, Satoshi; Hirota, Yoshio

    2015-04-01

    The relation of maternal caffeine intake with birth outcomes is still inconclusive and has not been examined in Japan, where the sources of caffeine intake are different from those in Western countries. We hypothesized that maternal consumption of total caffeine and culture-specific major sources of caffeine would be associated with birth outcomes among Japanese pregnant. The study subjects were 858 Japanese women who delivered singleton infants. Maternal diet during pregnancy was assessed using a validated, self-administered diet history questionnaire. Birth outcomes considered were low birth weight (LBW; Japanese and Chinese tea (73.5%), coffee (14.3%), black tea (6.6%), and soft drinks (3.5%). After controlling for confounders, maternal total caffeine intake during pregnancy was significantly associated with an increased risk of PTB (odds ratio per 100 mg/d caffeine increase, 1.28; 95% confidence interval, 1.03-1.58; P for trend = .03). However, no evident relationships were observed between total caffeine intake and risk of LBW or SGA. As for caffeine sources, higher Japanese and Chinese tea consumption was associated with an increased risk of PTB (odds ratio per 1 cup/d increase, 1.14; 95% confidence interval, 1.00-1.30; P for trend = .04), but not LBW or SGA. There were no associations between consumption of the other beverages examined and birth outcomes. In conclusion, this prospective birth cohort in Japan suggests that higher maternal total caffeine intake, mainly in the form of Japanese and Chinese tea, during pregnancy is associated with a greater risk of PTB. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. Monetary Diet Cost is Associated with not only Favorable but also Unfavorable Aspects of Diet in Pregnant Japanese Women: The Osaka Maternal and Child Health Study.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Murakami, Kentaro; Miyake, Yoshihiro; Sasaki, Satoshi; Tanaka, Keiko; Ohya, Yukihiro; Hirota, Yoshio

    2009-05-12

    While several observational studies in European countries have shown that higher monetary diet cost is associated with healthier diets, information on the relationship of cost to diet quality in other countries is sparse, including Japan. This cross-sectional study examined the association between monetary diet cost and dietary intake in a group of pregnant Japanese women. Subjects were 596 pregnant Japanese housewives. Dietary intake was estimated using a validated, self-administered, comprehensive diet history questionnaire. Monetary diet cost was calculated using retail food prices. Values of monetary diet cost and nutrient and food intake were energy-adjusted using the density method. Monetary diet cost was associated positively with the intake of protein, total fat, saturated fatty acids, dietary fiber, cholesterol, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamins A, D, E, C, and folate, and inversely with that of carbohydrate. For foods, cost was associated positively with the intake of potatoes, pulses and nuts, fish and shellfish, meat, dairy products, vegetables, and fruits, and inversely with that of rice and bread. No association was seen for noodles, confectioneries and sugars, fats and oils, or eggs. Cost was also associated inversely with dietary energy density. In conclusion, monetary diet cost was associated with not only favorable aspects of diet, including a higher intake of dietary fiber, key vitamins and minerals, fruits, and vegetables and lower dietary energy density, but also unfavorable aspects, including a higher intake of fat and sodium and lower intake of carbohydrate and rice, in a group of pregnant Japanese women.

  14. 日本大阪府的建筑节能商业模式%Energy Service Company of Osaka of Japan

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    张华平

    2007-01-01

    介绍了ESCO事业的概念和适用范围,对节能效益分享型和节能量保证型两种不同的合同形式作了比较,对日本大阪府的ESCO事业情况作了总体回顾,并详细分析了其中的一个实例--府立劳动中心的节能改造.最后,文章对上海的建筑节能工作提出了相应的建议,指出上海的建筑节能必须走科技创新的道路,必须实行领跑者制度,必须加大政策支持力度,必须扎实做好基础性工作,等等.

  15. Improving the operational forecasting system of the stratified flow in Osaka Bay using an ensemble Kalman filter–based steady state Kalman filter

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    El Serafy, G.Y.H.; Mynett, A.E.

    2008-01-01

    Numerical models of a water system are always based on assumptions and simplifications that may result in errors in the model's predictions. Such errors can be reduced through the use of data assimilation and thus can significantly improve the success rate of the predictions and operational forecast

  16. 大阪教育改革の法的諸問題 : 教育行政の基本原則にてらして

    OpenAIRE

    2014-01-01

    Since 2008, the Osaka Restoration Party (Osaka Ishin no Kai) has been leading education reform in Osaka. On March 23, 2012, on the initiative of Osaka Ishin no Kai, two ordinances which provide for various contents concerning education and educational administration were adopted in the Osaka prefectural assembly. The two ordinances contain various problems in light of the current legal system. Especially, they seem to encroach on the basic principles of educational administration established ...

  17. Wide dissemination of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli in community residents in the Indochinese peninsula

    OpenAIRE

    2015-01-01

    Tatsuya Nakayama,1 Shuhei Ueda,2 Bui Thi Mai Huong,3 Le Danh Tuyen,3 Chalit Komalamisra,4 Teera Kusolsuk,4 Itaru Hirai,2 Yoshimasa Yamamoto1,5 1Global Collaboration Center, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan; 2Faculty of Medicine, University of The Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan; 3National Institute for Nutrition, Hanoi, Vietnam; 4Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand; 5Osaka Prefectural Institute of Public Health, Osaka, Japan Abstract: Recent studies have reported a wide...

  18. Basic study on behaviors of radioactive and toxic inorganic elements in environment, and environmental assessment for geological disposal of high-level radioactive wastes. Outline of the prize-winning study of the 12th Osaka Nuclear Science Corporation Prize

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Fujikawa, Yoko; Kudo, Akira [Kyoto Univ., Kumatori, Osaka (Japan). Research Reactor Inst.

    1999-01-01

    This study was made aiming to establish geological disposal technology for high-level radioactive wastes generated in nuclear power plant. A basic study for the technology was made using various radioactive materials containing Pu, U, Cs, Se, etc. as a tracer. First, adsorption mechanisms of various nuclides in ground water such as Cs, Co, Se, etc. onto rocks were investigated by indoor experiment. A certain correlation between the apparent adsorption rate of a nuclide onto rocks and diffusion coefficient into micropores in rocks was demonstrated both theoretically and experimentally. To estimate the radionuclide migration during more than one thousand years based on the results from indoor experiments is difficult, so that construction of a mathematical model was attempted to make numerical simulation. Thus,it was suggested that the properties of underground barrier are considerably related to the adsorption rates of nuclides and also diffusion coefficients into micropores. In addition, the effects of soil microorganisms and organic compounds on the behaviors of radioactive nuclides in soil ecosphere were investigated by extra-low level analysis of long-life radioactivities. More than 10% of Pu derived from Atomic Bomb at Nagasaki were found to be strongly bound to organic compounds in soils, showing that the element is extremely reactive with organic substances. (M.N.)

  19. Early sugar-sweetened beverage consumption frequency is associated with poor quality of later food and nutrient intake patterns among Japanese young children: the Osaka Maternal and Child Health Study.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Okubo, Hitomi; Miyake, Yoshihiro; Sasaki, Satoshi; Tanaka, Keiko; Hirota, Yoshio

    2016-06-01

    Evidence from Western countries shows that higher consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) is associated with lower quality of young children's diets, but little is known about these relations in non-Western countries with relatively low consumption levels of SSBs. We hypothesized that SSB consumption in infancy would be associated with poor quality of later food and nutrient intake patterns among Japanese young children. The study subjects were 493 Japanese mother-child pairs from a prospective birth cohort study. Dietary data on children were collected from the mothers using self-administered questionnaires when the children were aged 16-24 months and 41-49 months. Multiple linear regression analyses were used to examine the relationships between SSB consumption frequency in infancy and later intake of foods and nutrients. At 16-24 months of age, more than half of the children (56.4%) consumed SSBs less than once a week, whereas 11.6% consumed SSBs at least once daily. More frequent consumption of SSBs in infancy was associated with higher intake of confectionaries and SSBs and lower intake of fruits and vegetables at 41-49 months of age. These associations were still evident after adjustment for maternal SSB consumption and socioeconomic status. At the nutrient level, SSB consumption frequency was positively associated with energy intake and inversely associated with intake of many nutrients, such as protein, dietary fiber, and most of the micronutrients examined. In conclusion, higher consumption frequency of SSBs at an early age is associated with poor quality of overall dietary intake among young Japanese children 1.5-2.5 years later.

  20. Large-Scale Molecular Gas Survey in 12CO, 13CO and C18O (J=2-1) with the Osaka 1.85m mm-submm Telescope

    Science.gov (United States)

    Onishi, Toshikazu; Nishimura, Atsushi; Tokuda, Kazuki; Harada, Ryohei; Dobashi, Kazuhito; Shimoikura, Tomomi; Kimura, Kimihiro; Ogawa, Hideo

    2015-08-01

    Molecular clouds are sites of star formation, and rotational transition lines of carbon monoxide (CO) have been widely used to investigate the distribution, physical properties, and kinematics to understand the star formation process in the Galaxy and external galaxies. Although J=1-0 lines of CO are powerful tools to investigate the mass of molecular content of the interstellar medium, the other transitions with different critical densities for the excitation are needed to investigate the local density and temperature, which are important to know the evolutionary status of molecular clouds. We have thus developed a new mm-submm telescope with a diameter of 1.85m installed at the Nobeyama Radio Observatory (Onishi et al. 2013). The scientific goal is to precisely reveal physical properties of molecular clouds in the Galaxy by obtaining a large-scale distribution of molecular gas, which also can be compared with large-scale observations in various wavelengths. The target frequency is ~230 GHz; simultaneous observations in J=2-1 lines of 12CO, 13CO, C18O are achieved with a beam size (HPBW) of 2.7 arcmin. Currently, about 1500 square degrees are covered including the galactic plane (L = 5° ~ 220° with |B| ≤ 1° and star forming regions (Orion, Taurus, Cygnus OB7/X, Opuichus, Aquila and so on). The observations of Orion A and B were compared with J=1-0 of the 12CO, 13CO, and C18O data at the same angular resolution to derive the spatial distributions of the physical properties of the molecular gas (Nishimura et al. 2015). We then explored the large velocity gradient formalism to determine the gas density and temperature using line combinations of 12CO(2-1), 13CO(2-1), and 13CO(1-0). We found that this line combination effectively can solve the density and temperature of the molecular cloud in this size scale, which can be compared with the star formation activity there. These J=2-1 data of the Galactic molecular clouds will be precious for the comparison with those of extra-galactic ones that will be obtained with the ALMA with the comparable spatial resolutions.

  1. Dietary patterns in infancy and their associations with maternal socio-economic and lifestyle factors among 758 Japanese mother-child pairs: the Osaka Maternal and Child Health Study.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Okubo, Hitomi; Miyake, Yoshihiro; Sasaki, Satoshi; Tanaka, Keiko; Murakami, Kentaro; Hirota, Yoshio

    2014-04-01

    Dietary habits established in early childhood contribute to lifelong dietary pattern and the development of early risk factors for disease in adulthood. Although a large body of epidemiologic data from Western countries show that the dietary pattern of children is influenced by maternal socio-economic and lifestyle characteristics, information on this topic in non-Western countries is absolutely lacking. The present study identified dietary patterns among infants aged 16-24 months, and then examined the influence of maternal socio-economic and lifestyle characteristics on identified dietary patterns. Subjects were 758 Japanese mother-child pairs. Dietary data of infants were collected from the mothers using a questionnaire. Dietary patterns were extracted from the consumption of 15 foods (times week(-1)) by cluster analysis. The following two dietary patterns were identified: 'fruits, vegetables and high-protein foods' (n = 483) and 'confectionaries and sweetened beverages' (n = 275) patterns. After adjustment for all other predictors, maternal educational level, number of infants' siblings and maternal dietary patterns were independently associated with dietary patterns of infants. Infants whose mothers had a higher educational level and the 'rice, fish and vegetables' dietary pattern were less likely to belong to the 'confectionaries and sweetened beverages' pattern, whereas infants whose mothers had a higher number of children and the 'wheat product' dietary pattern were more likely to belong to the 'confectionaries and sweetened beverages' than the 'fruits, vegetables and high-protein foods' pattern. In conclusion, the mother's socio-economic position and dietary patterns were associated with the dietary patterns of infants in the Japanese pairs as observed in the Western populations.

  2. Characterization of specific alleles in InlA and PrfA of Listeria monocytogenes isolated from foods in Osaka, Japan and their ability to invade Caco-2 cells.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kanki, Masashi; Naruse, Hisayo; Taguchi, Masumi; Kumeda, Yuko

    2015-10-15

    Listeria monocytogenes expresses the surface protein internalin A (InlA), enabling the invasion of human intestinal epithelial cells to cause severe food-borne diseases. Full-length sequence analysis of inlA of 114 food isolates resulted in the detection of 29 isolates with a premature stop codon (PMSC) mutation and 6 isolates with 3-codon deletion mutations (aa 738 to 740) in inlA. The isolates with inlA PMSCs demonstrated a significantly lower level of invasion than the other food isolates in a Caco-2 cell invasion assay (P0.05). According to analysis of the positive regulatory factor A (PrfA) sequences of 114 L. monocytogenes isolates, 7 isolates of serotype 1/2a from chicken samples contained a PrfA protein with a 5-nucleotide deletion from 712 to 716, including a stop codon. Although the isolates with a 5-nucleotide deletion in prfA demonstrated invasion comparable to the isolates with non-truncated InlA and PrfA after growth at 30 °C (P>0.05), they exhibited a significantly higher level of invasion than the other isolates after growth at 20 °C (Pmonocytogenes isolates with the stop-codon deletion of PrfA. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  3. Nongovernmental Voice:Recalling Osaka Judgment of Second Instance of Yasukuni Shrine Joint Sacrifice Case%民间呼声:撤销靖国神社合祭诉讼案大阪二审判决

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    山内小夜子

    2011-01-01

    对于靖国神社中合祭的“英灵”问题,日本人内部有着不同的观念,虽然存在着一部分妄图美化军国主义的右翼分子鼓动民众参拜靖国神社,但不可忽视的是还有很多在二战中丧失亲人的日本人正在理性地思考战争的本质,积极地对右翼势力进行反击,并在日本全国各地发起诉讼,不仅要求撤销自己亲人的合祭,并且希望通过法律的途径纠正日本政府的历史错误.本文以大阪诉讼案为中心,叙述了日本撤销靖国神社合祭诉讼案的进展状况.

  4. Distribution characteristics and source identification of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin and dibenzofurans, and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls in the waters from River Kanzaki, running through Osaka urban area, Japan

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    Masao Kishida

    2013-01-01

    This is the first to elucidate the distribution and sources of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/PCDFs),and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls in the waters from Kanzaki River,which is one of the most heavily polluted rivers in Japan.The World Health Organization (WHO)-toxic equivalent quantities (TEQs) in waters from the mainstream exceeded the Japanese environmental standard (1.0 pg-TEQ/L).The PCDD/PCDFs were dominated by highly chlorinated DFs,which predominantly contributed to the WHO-TEQs,suggesting that the main causes would be the incineration-related wastes.To find the sources,the dioxin congener concentrations in water and sediment samples from its tributary small waterways were determined.Abnormally high WHO-TEQs were detected in a water (50 pg-TEQ/L) and a sediment sample (41,000 ng-TEQ/kg dry weight) near the industrial solid waste incinerators (ISWIs).The PCDD/PCDF characteristics agreed well with those of the incinerator-related wastes as seen in the mainstream.These facts indicate that the dioxin pollution in the mainstream could be largely related to the industrial wastes from the ISWIs.Here,a TEQ apportionment method was used to understand the contribution of the pyrogenic sources to the WHO-TEQs.The average contribution ratios of the pyrogenic sources to WHO-TEQs were more than 80% for river waters from the mainstream,indicating that the elevated WHO-TEQs in the mainstream had been largely caused by the ISWIs.

  5. Multibeam collection for COOK22MV: Multibeam data collected aboard Melville from 2002-04-14 to 2002-04-27, departing from Majuro, Marshall Islands and returning to Osaka, Japan

    Data.gov (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at...

  6. Multibeam collection for COOK23MV: Multibeam data collected aboard Melville from 2002-05-01 to 2002-06-06, departing from Osaka, Japan and returning to Honolulu, HI

    Data.gov (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at...

  7. Fecal carriage of CTX-M β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in nursing homes in the Kinki region of Japan

    OpenAIRE

    2013-01-01

    Ulzii-Orshikh Luvsansharav,1 Itaru Hirai,1 Marie Niki,1 Arisa Nakata,1 Aya Yoshinaga,1 Akira Yamamoto,2 Mayumi Yamamoto,3 Hiroyuki Toyoshima,4,† Fusao Kawakami,5 Nariaki Matsuura,6 Yoshimasa Yamamoto1,7,8 1Department of Bioinformatics, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, 2Blueberry, Amagasaki Health Care Facilities for the Elderly, Hyogo, 3Health Administration Center, Gifu University, Gifu, 4Nursing home Minoh, Osaka, 5Nursing home Itami, Hyogo, 6Department of Mol...

  8. Bioenergia kasutamine Läänemere maades / Satu Helynen, Pirkko Vesterinen, Martti Flyktman

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Helynen, Satu

    2007-01-01

    Taastuvenergia osakaal on riigiti erinev, biomassi kasutamisel on edukamateks Rootsi, Saksamaa ja Soome. Diagrammid: Bioenergia osakaal primaarenergia kogutarbimises käesoleva aastakümne algul; Taastuva energia osakaal; Kasvuhoonegaaside saaste ja Kyoto eesmärgid; Näited puiduküttel toodetud elektrienergia hindadest; Graafik: Tüüpilised tootmiskulud elektrienergia tootmisel koostootmisjaamas, mis kasutab hakkepuitu. Tabelid: Olemasolev puidugraanulite tootmisvõimsus Läänemere maades 2005. aastal; Potentsiaalne puidugraanulite tootmisvõimsus Läänemere maades

  9. Teadus- ja arendustegevus ning kaalutlusõiguse roll selle rahastamisel : [teadusmagistritöö] / Sille Uusna ; Tartu Ülikool, õigusteaduskond ; juhendaja: Raul Narits

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Uusna, Sille

    2007-01-01

    Teadus- ja arendustegevuse olemusest, teaduskorraldus objektiivse õiguse reguleerimise objektina, teaduspoliitika kujundamise meetoditest, haldusorgani kaalutlusõigus teaduskorralduses, teadus- ja arendustegevuse finantseerimine, kaalutlusõiguse osakaal teaduse finantseerimismeetmetes

  10. II samba aktsiafondides vähe aktsiaid / Virge Lahe

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Lahe, Virge

    2007-01-01

    Teise samba aktsiaosalusega pensionifondides on aktsiate osakaal alla viiendiku. Tabel: Aktsiaid on aktsiafondides vähevõitu; Eesti aktsiaid on pensionifondides minimaalselt. Kommenteerib Tõnis Oja

  11. ONR (Office of Naval Research) Far East Scientific Bulletin. Volume 9, Number 4, October-December 1984,

    Science.gov (United States)

    1984-12-01

    surface gravity waves, which includes both Class I and Class 1I nonlinear interactions. Their most important finding is that a kind of Fermi- Pasta -Ulam...Congress Japan Department of Dentistry I. Osaka Dental University 1-47 Kyobashi Higashi-ku, Osaka 540 4 May The 4th Printed Circuit Tokyo, Japan Printed...5 ORSTOM Research Center 2-067 Osaka 2-094 Osaka Dental School 1-072 Parkes Radio Telescope 3-082 Personality 3-097 Personal Sequential Inference

  12. 78 FR 49768 - Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-Joint Task-Force...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-08-15

    ..., CANADA; Skotel Corporation, Brossard, Quebec, CANADA; Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers..., Osaka, JAPAN; Paramount Pictures, Los Angeles, CA; Phoenix Satellite Television, Tseung Kwan O, Sai...

  13. Riik haukab kokkuhoiuks kaitsekuludest / Kärt Anvelt

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Anvelt, Kärt, 1973-

    2008-01-01

    Kaitseministeerium peab vähendama kaitsekulutusi 9%, sellega väheneks kaitsekulutuste osakaal 1,7 protsendilt SKT-st 1,54 protsendini. Samas on Eesti lubanud suurendada aastaks 2010 kaitsekulutuste osakaalu 2 protsendini SKT-st. Kommenteerivad Mart Laar ja Jürgen Ligi. Graafik: Kaitsekulutuste osakaal SKT-st

  14. Euroopa liidu kandiaatriikide võtmearvude võrdlev analüüs / Lembo Tanning

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Tanning, Lembo

    2000-01-01

    Euroopa Liidu kandidaatriikide majandusnäitajad: SKP; tööstuse ja ehituse, teeninduse, põllumajanduse osakaal kogu lisandväärtusest, ELi osakaal koguimpordist ja -ekspordist; ELi otseinvesteeringute seis 1997.a. lõpus. Ilmunud ka: Buhgalterskije Novosti n. 2 lk. 38-43

  15. Naiste poliitilise esindatuse edendamine / Tiina Laur

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Laur, Tiina

    2003-01-01

    EL-i projekti " EL laienemine, sotsiaalne sugu ja valitsemine" (EGG) raames läbiviidud intervjuude baasil tehtud analüüs naiste suhtumisest sookvootidesse, naiste poliitilisse aktiivsusesse ja viimase edendamisse. Tabelid: Valimas käinute sooline osakaal, %; Naiste osakaal kandidaatide ja valituks osutunute seas, 1992-2003

  16. Applications of Molecular and Materials Modeling

    Science.gov (United States)

    2002-01-01

    nittalabo-e.html Osaka University, Institute for Protein Research Protein modeling Prof. Haruki Nakamura http://www.protein.osaka- u.ac.jp/kessho/members...band structure of YH3. Phys. Rev. B 61, 16491- 16496. Nagashima, U., S. Obara, K. Murakami , T. Yoshii, S. Shirakawa, T. Amisake, K. Kitamura, O. Kitao

  17. Naiste poliitilise esindatuse edendamine / Tiina Laur

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Laur, Tiina

    2003-01-01

    EL-i projekti " EL laienemine, sotsiaalne sugu ja valitsemine" (EGG) raames läbiviidud intervjuude baasil tehtud analüüs naiste suhtumisest sookvootidesse, naiste poliitilisse aktiivsusesse ja viimase edendamisse. Tabelid: Valimas käinute sooline osakaal, %; Naiste osakaal kandidaatide ja valituks osutunute seas, 1992-2003

  18. New Data about the indigenous languages of the North / Ago Künnap

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Künnap, Ago, 1941-

    1997-01-01

    Arvustus: Northern minority languages : problems of survival : papers presented at the 18th Taniguchi International Symposium, [held in Osaka, 7-14 November 1994] / edited by Hiroshi Shoji and Juha Janhunen. Osaka : National Museum of Ethnology, Division of Ethnology, 1997. (Senri ethnological studies ; 44). Sisaldab tabelit põhjarahvaste arvu ja keelte kõnelejate arvu kohta

  19. The Impact of Historical Geography and Agricultural Land Development Processes on Wetland Restoration Methods Used to Create Ecological Networks: A Comparison of Japan and the Netherlands

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Hara, Y.; Hooimeijer, F.L.; Nijhuis, S.; Ryu, M.; Van Timmeren, A.

    2014-01-01

    In the Osaka area in the 1880s, rice was grown mostly in dry fields in upland areas, and a few paddy fields were situated on the natural wet landforms along the major rivers and streams on the Osaka Plain. As the area developed, dry fields became irrigated, and the lowland fields were filled and con

  20. Paljurahvuselisus ja eestlastest riigiametnikud Eestimaa kubermangus aastatel 1870-1917 / Bradley Woodworth

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Woodworth, Bradley, 1963-

    2006-01-01

    Eestlastest riigiteenistujate arv kasvas 19. sajandi lõpus oluliselt : kogu Eestimaa kubermangus kasvas eestlastest riigiametnike arv 85-lt 1881. aastal 673-le 1897. aastal. 19. sajandi lõpus pidasid riigiteenistuses olevad eestlased alam- ja keskastme ameteid. Pärast 1905. aastat eestlaste osakaal ametnikkonnas üha suurenes, samuti kasvas eestlaste osakaal ka kõrgema astme riigiametnikkonnas

  1. The Impact of Historical Geography and Agricultural Land Development Processes on Wetland Restoration Methods Used to Create Ecological Networks: A Comparison of Japan and the Netherlands

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Hara, Y.; Hooimeijer, F.L.; Nijhuis, S.; Ryu, M.; Van Timmeren, A.

    2014-01-01

    In the Osaka area in the 1880s, rice was grown mostly in dry fields in upland areas, and a few paddy fields were situated on the natural wet landforms along the major rivers and streams on the Osaka Plain. As the area developed, dry fields became irrigated, and the lowland fields were filled and

  2. New Data about the indigenous languages of the North / Ago Künnap

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Künnap, Ago, 1941-

    1997-01-01

    Arvustus: Northern minority languages : problems of survival : papers presented at the 18th Taniguchi International Symposium, [held in Osaka, 7-14 November 1994] / edited by Hiroshi Shoji and Juha Janhunen. Osaka : National Museum of Ethnology, Division of Ethnology, 1997. (Senri ethnological studies ; 44). Sisaldab tabelit põhjarahvaste arvu ja keelte kõnelejate arvu kohta

  3. On Handicapped Service in Japanese Public Libraries——Tacking from the Handicapped Service of Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library%日本公共图书馆为残疾人服务的思考--从大阪府立中央图书馆的残疾人服务谈起

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    王筱雯

    2002-01-01

    概要介绍了日本公共图书馆残疾人服务的缘起和发展,并以大阪府立中央图书馆开展的残疾人服务为例,就我国公共图书馆如何立足自身特点,积极开展残疾人服务提出了设想.

  4. PREFACE: Nanospintronics design and realization

    Science.gov (United States)

    Akai, Hisazumi; Katayama-Yoshida, Hiroshi; Kasai, Hideaki

    2004-12-01

    This special issue of Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter contains selected papers from the 1st International Conference on Nanospintronics Design and Realization (ICNDR 2004), which was held in Kyoto, Japan, 24--28 May 2004. This conference was organized by the Nanospintronics Design and Realization project members: Hideaki Kasai, Osaka (Chair of the Conference) Hisazumi Akai, Osaka Hajime Asahi, Osaka Wilson Agerico Diño, Osaka Hiroshi Harima, Kyoto Tomoyuki Kakeshita, Osaka Junjiro Kanamori, Kyoto Hiroshi Katayama-Yoshida, Osaka Koichi Kusakabe, Osaka Hiroshi Nakanishi, Osaka (Secretary) Tamio Oguchi, Hiroshima Teruo Ono, Osaka Naoshi Suzuki, Osaka Hitoshi Tabata, Osaka under the auspices of the Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Special Coordination Funds for Promoting Science and Technology, and the sponsorship of Osaka University and the International Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS). The conference is intended to provide an international forum for experimental and theoretical researchers, in the rapidly developing field of nanospintronics. It aims to: provide an overview of our current understanding of the physics of spin transport in (magnetic) semiconductors and hybrid magnetic/semiconductor structures; provide a venue to present and discuss the latest developments in using spin-dependent phenomena in nano-(opto-) electronics and computing applications; provide a venue for discussion and assessment of other possible means of exploiting the spin-dependent phenomena in future nano-(opto-) electronic and computing applications; address current (and foreseeable future) problems, of fundamental and applied nature, in an effort to bridge the physics and technology gap between semiconducting and magnetic materials. All of these being geared towards bringing about the realization of a functioning nanospintronics. A total of 127 delegates from 15 countries took part in ICNDR 2004, which was comprised of 62 invited

  5. Teaching and Learning of Knot Theory in School Mathematics

    CERN Document Server

    Kawauchi, Akio

    2012-01-01

    This book is the result of a joint venture between Professor Akio Kawauchi, Osaka City University, well-known for his research in knot theory, and the Osaka study group of mathematics education, founded by Professor Hirokazu Okamori and now chaired by his successor Professor Tomoko Yanagimoto, Osaka Kyoiku University. The seven chapters address the teaching and learning of knot theory from several perspectives. Readers will find an extremely clear and concise introduction to the fundamentals of knot theory, an overview of curricular developments in Japan, and in particular a series of teaching

  6. Panama välismajanduspoliitilised valikud / Sten Schwede

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Schwede, Sten

    2003-01-01

    Panama Vabariigi suhtelise isoleerituse majanduslikest põhjustest. Analüüsi aluseks on regiooni majandusintegratsioonis toimunud arengud 1960. aastast alates. Tabel: Tööstuse osakaal sisemajanduse kogutoodangust Ladina-Ameerikas aastatel 1945-1999 (%)

  7. Autotootjad vahetavad edetabelikohti / Harli Uljas

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Uljas, Harli

    2005-01-01

    Toyota autode turuosa üha suureneb, samuti suureneb Nissani, Honda ja Hyundai turuosa ja kasum. General Motorsi turuosa väheneb. Aasia autode osakaal ületas USA-s esmakordselt 30%. Lisa: Autofirmade omavahelised sidemed

  8. Investigating the early signals of banking vulnerability in Central and East European emerging markets / Kadri Männasoo

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Männasoo, Kadri

    2005-01-01

    Uuringust selgus, et kõrgem laenu osakaal panga varades viitas EL-i uute liikmesriikide puhul riskantsematele pankadele, Kesk- ja Ida-Euroopa riikide puhul oli sama fenomen stabiilsemate pankade tunnuseks. Tabelid

  9. Meie eksport on Soome kapitali käes

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    1995-01-01

    Tabelid: Eesti import Soomest 1992-1994.a. Eesti import Soomest ja eksport Venemaale; Eesti import päritolu- ja lähteriigi järgi (1993.a., osakaal %); Soome ja Eesti kogutoodangu struktuur (1992-1994)

  10. Tallinna Sadam rühib Läänemere edukaimaks / Taivo Paju

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Paju, Taivo, 1968-

    2000-01-01

    AS Tallinna Sadam meelitab Muugale maailma võimsaima merekonteinerite firma Hutchinson, et haarata lisaks Vene naftale ka tükk Ida-Lääne vahelisest konteinerkaubandusest. Diagramm: sadamate osakaal kogu veosekäibest

  11. Evil invariables and moral panic : case Estonia / Jüri Saar

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Saar, Jüri, 1956-

    2010-01-01

    Autor tutvustab Eesti rahvastiku hulgas levivate negatiivsete ilmingute (HIV, liiklusõnnetused, vene kodanike osakaal) käsitlemiseks uut tüüpi indikaatorit (evil invariables) ning võrdleb seda moraalse paanika ilmingutega

  12. Lithuania : corporate spying a threat to national security

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    2008-01-01

    Leedu majandusministeeriumi poolt avaldatud majandusliku turvalisuse arendamise programmi järgi on tööstusspionaaž Leedule suurimaks ohuks. Samuti on majanduslikult ohtlik sõltumine Venemaa energiaturust ning Skandinaavia riikide investeeringute suur osakaal panganduses

  13. Naiste nappus kasvatab India ja Hiina ühiskondades vägivaldset käitumist / Arko Olesk

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Olesk, Arko, 1981-

    2006-01-01

    Poisslapsi eelistav traditsioon on viinud meeste suure ülekaaluni Hiina ja India rahvastikus ning toidab kuritegevuse ja terrorismi kasvu. Ühe lapse poliitika. Lisa: Kas teate. Naiste osakaal rahvastikus

  14. Eestlased käivad usinalt netipangas

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    2008-01-01

    GfK Custom Research Balticu uuring pangateenuste kasutamisest näitab, et eestlaste seas on internetipanga kasutajate osakaal üle kahe korra suurem kui Lätis ja Leedus. Diagramm: Pangateenuste kasutamine

  15. Investigating the early signals of banking vulnerability in Central and East European emerging markets / Kadri Männasoo

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Männasoo, Kadri

    2005-01-01

    Uuringust selgus, et kõrgem laenu osakaal panga varades viitas EL-i uute liikmesriikide puhul riskantsematele pankadele, Kesk- ja Ida-Euroopa riikide puhul oli sama fenomen stabiilsemate pankade tunnuseks. Tabelid

  16. Phytoplankton data from the Sea of Japan from 09 August 1971 to 02 March 1989 (NODC Accession 9500155)

    Data.gov (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Phytoplankton data were collected using net casts from the Sea of Japan. Data were collected from 09 August 1971 to 02 March 1989 by Osaka Prefectural Fisheries...

  17. Revisiting the left cabinet share: How to measure the partisan profile of governments in welfare state research / Holger Döring, Hanna Schwander

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Döring, Holger

    2015-01-01

    Artiklis analüüsitakse poliitilise vasakpoolsuse võimu, täpsemalt on vaatluse all sotsiaaldemokraatide osakaal eri riikide (sh Eesti) valitsustes ning milline on selle mõju heaoluriigi kujunemisele ja poliitika tulemustele.

  18. Naiste nappus kasvatab India ja Hiina ühiskondades vägivaldset käitumist / Arko Olesk

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Olesk, Arko, 1981-

    2006-01-01

    Poisslapsi eelistav traditsioon on viinud meeste suure ülekaaluni Hiina ja India rahvastikus ning toidab kuritegevuse ja terrorismi kasvu. Ühe lapse poliitika. Lisa: Kas teate. Naiste osakaal rahvastikus

  19. ORIGINAL ARTICLES

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    and cardiovascular (CVD) risk factors in middle-aged men and women, in ... Rapid increase in the aging population, changing lifestyles and ... container N, Ono Medical Company, Osaka, Japan). Subjects ..... economic statusY5. In our study ...

  20. Development of a multiplex PCR assay for identification of Campylobacter coli, Campylobacter fetus, Campylobacter hyointestinalis subsp. hyointestinalis, Campylobacter jejuni, Campylobacter lari and Campylobacter upsaliensis

    National Research Council Canada - National Science Library

    Yamazaki-Matsune, Wataru; Taguchi, Masumi; Seto, Kazuko; Kawahara, Ryuji; Kawatsu, Kentaro; Kumeda, Yuko; Kitazato, Miyoshi; Nukina, Masafumi; Misawa, Naoaki; Tsukamoto, Teizo

    2007-01-01

    ...{at}iph.pref.osaka.jp Received 26 April 2007 Accepted 9 July 2007 A multiplex PCR assay has been developed for the identification of the six common Campylobacter taxa associated with human gastroenteritis...

  1. Evil invariables and moral panic : case Estonia / Jüri Saar

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Saar, Jüri, 1956-

    2010-01-01

    Autor tutvustab Eesti rahvastiku hulgas levivate negatiivsete ilmingute (HIV, liiklusõnnetused, vene kodanike osakaal) käsitlemiseks uut tüüpi indikaatorit (evil invariables) ning võrdleb seda moraalse paanika ilmingutega

  2. Novosti s Toompea... / Mihhail Stalnuhhin

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Stalnuhhin, Mihhail, 1961-

    2001-01-01

    Riigikogus arutlusel olnud seadused: soojusenergiale jäi 5%-line käibemaks, Tshernobõli veteranide meditsiiniline teenindamine, Narva linna osakaal kultuuriministeeriumi eelarves. Autor: Keskerakond. Parlamendisaadik

  3. MPs question reports of citizenship bribery / Ksenia Repson

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Repson, Ksenia

    2005-01-01

    Reformierakonna väitel on alusetu seostada rahvastikuminister Paul-Erik Rummo ettepanekut anda teenete eest kodakondsus ärimeestele Sergei Sergejenkovile ja Aleksandr Frolovile ning viimaste soovi ühineda Reformierakonnaga. Mitte-eestlaste osakaal Reformierakonnas

  4. Professor Nambu, String Theory and Moonshine Phenomenon

    CERN Document Server

    Eguchi, Tohru

    2016-01-01

    I first recall the last occasion of meeting the late Professor Yoichiro Nambu in a hospital in Osaka. I then present a brief introduction to the moonshine phenomenon in string theory which is under recent investigations.

  5. Juhan Parts : Eesti käib tõeline töösturite laulupidu, ainult avalikkuse eest salajas! / Juhan Parts ; interv. Taivo Paju

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Parts, Juhan, 1966-

    2007-01-01

    Majandus- ja kommunikatsiooniminister Juhan Parts vastab küsimustele Eesti majanduse hetkeseisu, tööstuse ja tootmisettevõtete arenguperspektiivi kohta. Tabel: Tööstusharude osakaal SKP-s 2006. a.

  6. Professor Nambu, string theory, and the moonshine phenomenon

    Science.gov (United States)

    Eguchi, Tohru

    2016-11-01

    I first recall the last occasion I met the late Professor Yoichiro Nambu, in a hospital in Osaka. I then present a brief introduction to a moonshine phenomenon in string theory that have recently come under investigation.

  7. MPs question reports of citizenship bribery / Ksenia Repson

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Repson, Ksenia

    2005-01-01

    Reformierakonna väitel on alusetu seostada rahvastikuminister Paul-Erik Rummo ettepanekut anda teenete eest kodakondsus ärimeestele Sergei Sergejenkovile ja Aleksandr Frolovile ning viimaste soovi ühineda Reformierakonnaga. Mitte-eestlaste osakaal Reformierakonnas

  8. Venelastele kulub kümnendik rahast / Katrin Rohtla

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Rohtla, Katrin, 1966-

    2007-01-01

    Venekeelse meedia osakaal eelmise aasta meediareklaamiturul oli vaid umbes 170 miljonit ehk 12,5% koguturust. Vt. samas: Mitte-eestlaste reklaamides on otstarbekas kombineerida võimalikult erinevaid kanaleid. Kommenteerivad Kristjan Seema ja Toomas Pärna

  9. USA pressiatashee jättis Viljandiga hüvasti / Thomas Hodges ; interv. Kristiina Vaarik

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Hodges, Thomas

    2005-01-01

    Ameerika Ühendriikide suursaatkonna esimene sekretär ning pressi- ja kultuuriosakonna juhataja loodab, et kui viisalepingu rikkujate osakaal taotlejate hulgas väheneb, siis võib Ameerikasse sõit tulevikus viisavabaks muutuda

  10. Meie eksport on Soome kapitali käes

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    1995-01-01

    Tabelid: Eesti import Soomest 1992-1994.a. Eesti import Soomest ja eksport Venemaale; Eesti import päritolu- ja lähteriigi järgi (1993.a., osakaal %); Soome ja Eesti kogutoodangu struktuur (1992-1994)

  11. 时装,一生的依伴(英文)

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    程京京

    2001-01-01

    "You've integrated international fashion with traditional Chinese culture—It's great!" A Japanese fashion designer excitedly told the young Chinese fashion designer Zhang Ying after watched the release of "Zhang Ying's Fashion Design" in Osaka, Japan.

  12. Maastrichti lähenemiskriteeriumide täitmisega kaasnevad riskid : Leedu väljavaated / Raimondas Kuodis

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Kuodis, Raimondas

    2005-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Kroon & Economy nr. 3, lk. 16-20. Inflatsioon kui Leedu üks olulisemaid kriteeriume euroga liitumiseks. Leedu eelarvepoliitilisest arengust. Graafikud: Osakaal Leedu aastases inflatsioonimääras; Tuleviku inflatsioonistsenaarium

  13. 14 CFR 217.10 - Instructions.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... required on the homeland to homeland markets, or the homeland—third country markets. QF—Qantas Airways... destination. BA—British Airways LHR—London, England ANC—Anchorage, USA NRT—Tokyo-Narita, Japan OSA—Osaka...

  14. Internetireklaami maht kasvas mullu enim / Henrik Aavik

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Aavik, Henrik, 1973-

    2008-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Delovõje Vedomosti 19. märts lk. 15. Emori uuringu andmetel kasvas Eestis 2007. aastal reklaamiturg 29%, meediakanalitest oli suurima kasvuga internetireklaam - 69%. Diagrammid: Osakaal reklaamiturul; Kiiremat kasvu näitas kinnisvarareklaam

  15. Panama välismajanduspoliitilised valikud / Sten Schwede

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Schwede, Sten

    2003-01-01

    Panama Vabariigi suhtelise isoleerituse majanduslikest põhjustest. Analüüsi aluseks on regiooni majandusintegratsioonis toimunud arengud 1960. aastast alates. Tabel: Tööstuse osakaal sisemajanduse kogutoodangust Ladina-Ameerikas aastatel 1945-1999 (%)

  16. Maastrichti lähenemiskriteeriumide täitmisega kaasnevad riskid : Leedu väljavaated / Raimondas Kuodis

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Kuodis, Raimondas

    2005-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Kroon & Economy nr. 3, lk. 16-20. Inflatsioon kui Leedu üks olulisemaid kriteeriume euroga liitumiseks. Leedu eelarvepoliitilisest arengust. Graafikud: Osakaal Leedu aastases inflatsioonimääras; Tuleviku inflatsioonistsenaarium

  17. Ärikinnisvaraturg Baltikumis / Maris Lauri

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Lauri, Maris, 1966-

    2006-01-01

    Ülevaade ärikinnisvaraturu olukorrast Baltimaades. Diagrammid: Ettevõtete investeeringud kinnisvara ostudesse, remonti, ehitusse jm (aastakasv, %); Ehitusload ja valmisehitused (2003-2006 I kv). Graafik: Vabad kontoripinnad Riias (osakaal üldisest, %)

  18. Internetireklaamiturg möödub kiirtempos muust meediast / Külli Esko

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Esko, Külli

    2008-01-01

    TNS Emor projektijuhi Külli Esko sõnul kasvab Eesti internetireklaamiturg iga aastaga. 2007. aastal oli internetireklaami osakaal 8,3% meediareklaami turust. Diagramm: Ajalehed ülekaalukalt eelistatuim reklaamikanal. Graafik: Internetireklaamiturg kasvab enim Saksamaal

  19. 阅读理解

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2005-01-01

    With over 500 instructors and 20 years of experience, we are the leader in the field of teaching foreign languges. We now have positions open in Osaka starting September/October 2004 for instructors of English, German, Spanish and French.

  20. 16.-17. sajandi kirikukalmistu luustike antropoloogiline analüüs (Tallinn Suur-Kloostri 14) / Raili Allmäe

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Allmäe, Raili, 1963-

    2008-01-01

    Tallinna Issanda Muutmise kiriku territooriumil 2003. aastal toimunud arheoloogilistest kaevamistest. Peamiselt 16.-17. sajandi kalmistul fikseeriti 144 matust. Laste matuste suur osakaal matuste üldhulgast võib viidata kiriku juures tegutsenud õppeasutusele või laste hoolekandeasutusele

  1. Autotootjad vahetavad edetabelikohti / Harli Uljas

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Uljas, Harli

    2005-01-01

    Toyota autode turuosa üha suureneb, samuti suureneb Nissani, Honda ja Hyundai turuosa ja kasum. General Motorsi turuosa väheneb. Aasia autode osakaal ületas USA-s esmakordselt 30%. Lisa: Autofirmade omavahelised sidemed

  2. Main: FBA5 [TP Atlas

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available ns Yasushi Okamura Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University - We recently discovered the two types of u... neurons, voltage-gated ion channels directionally propagate electrical signals. We recently identified the

  3. Revisiting the left cabinet share: How to measure the partisan profile of governments in welfare state research / Holger Döring, Hanna Schwander

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Döring, Holger

    2015-01-01

    Artiklis analüüsitakse poliitilise vasakpoolsuse võimu, täpsemalt on vaatluse all sotsiaaldemokraatide osakaal eri riikide (sh Eesti) valitsustes ning milline on selle mõju heaoluriigi kujunemisele ja poliitika tulemustele.

  4. 76 FR 5399 - Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-01-31

    ...., Inc. of Englewood Cliffs, NJ; SANYO Electric Co. Ltd., of Osaka, Japan; SANYO North America Corp. of... welfare in the United States, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like...

  5. 76 FR 35014 - Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-06-15

    ... names as respondents Funai Electric Co., Ltd. of Osaka, Japan; ] Funai Corporation, Inc. of Rutherford... in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United...

  6. 75 FR 73126 - Certain Video Displays, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same; Notice of Commission...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-11-29

    ...) Complainant named Funai Electric Company, Ltd. of Osaka, Japan, Funai Corporation, Inc. of Rutherford, New... public health and welfare, (2) competitive conditions in the U.S. economy, (3) U.S. production of...

  7. Ärikinnisvaraturg Baltikumis / Maris Lauri

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Lauri, Maris, 1966-

    2006-01-01

    Ülevaade ärikinnisvaraturu olukorrast Baltimaades. Diagrammid: Ettevõtete investeeringud kinnisvara ostudesse, remonti, ehitusse jm (aastakasv, %); Ehitusload ja valmisehitused (2003-2006 I kv). Graafik: Vabad kontoripinnad Riias (osakaal üldisest, %)

  8. Juhan Parts : Eesti käib tõeline töösturite laulupidu, ainult avalikkuse eest salajas! / Juhan Parts ; interv. Taivo Paju

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Parts, Juhan, 1966-

    2007-01-01

    Majandus- ja kommunikatsiooniminister Juhan Parts vastab küsimustele Eesti majanduse hetkeseisu, tööstuse ja tootmisettevõtete arenguperspektiivi kohta. Tabel: Tööstusharude osakaal SKP-s 2006. a.

  9. Monoclonal antibodies in rheumatoid arthritis: comparative effectiveness of tocilizumab with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Tanaka T

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Toshio Tanaka,1,2 Yoshihiro Hishitani,3 Atsushi Ogata2,3 1Department of Clinical Application of Biologics, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan; 2Department of Immunopathology, WPI Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan; 3Department of Respiratory Medicine, Allergy and Rheumatic Diseases, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan Abstract: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by persistent joint inflammation, systemic inflammation, and immunological abnormalities. Because cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α and interleukin (IL-6 play a major role in the development of RA, their targeting could constitute a reasonable novel therapeutic strategy for treating RA. Indeed, worldwide clinical trials of TNF inhibiting biologic disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs including infliximab, adalimumab, golimumab, certolizumab pegol, and etanercept as well as the humanized anti-human IL-6 receptor antibody, tocilizumab, have demonstrated outstanding clinical efficacy and tolerable safety profiles, resulting in worldwide approval for using these bDMARDs to treat moderate to severe active RA in patients with an inadequate response to synthetic disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (sDMARDs. Although bDMARDs have elicited to a paradigm shift in the treatment of RA due to the prominent efficacy that had not been previously achieved by sDMARDs, a substantial percentage of patients failed primary or secondary responses to bDMARD therapy. Because RA is a heterogeneous disease in which TNF-α and IL-6 play overlapping but distinct pathological roles, further studies are required to determine the best use of TNF inhibitors and tocilizumab in individual RA patients. Keywords: interleukin-6, rheumatoid arthritis, adalimumab, biologic

  10. Commercially available rigid gas-permeable contact lens for protecting the cornea from drying during vitrectomy with a wide viewing system

    OpenAIRE

    Kamei M; Matsumura N; Sakaguchi H; Oshima Y; Ikuno Y; Nishida K

    2012-01-01

    Motohiro Kamei, Nagakazu Matsumura, Hirokazu Sakaguchi, Yusuke Oshima, Yasushi Ikuno, Kohji NishidaDepartment of Ophthalmology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, JapanPurpose: We evaluated the usefulness of commercially available materials for protecting the cornea from drying during vitrectomy with a wide-angle viewing system.Methods: Three vitreoretinal surgeons evaluated fundus visibility during vitrectomy on the images of five study materials used on the cornea: balance...

  11. Impact of Fast Ignition on Laser Fusion Energy Development

    Science.gov (United States)

    Mirna, Kunioki

    2016-10-01

    Reviewed are the early history of Japanese laser fusion research and the recent achievement of fast ignition research at Institute of Laser Engineering (ILE), Osaka University. After the achievement of high density compression at Osaka University, LLE of University Rochester, and LLNL, the critical issue of Inertial Fusion Energy (IFE) research became the formation of hot spark in a compressed plasma. In this lecture, the history of the fast ignition research will be reviewed and future prospects are presented.

  12. Annual Review of Chronopharmacology. Volume 7. Biological Rhythms and Medications. Proceedings of the Conference of Chronopharmacology Held in Nice, France on 12-15 March 1990

    Science.gov (United States)

    1990-01-01

    Activities, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan * Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan :**Tokyo Medical and Dental University...Department of Hygiene and Chronomedicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1-5-45, Yushma, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113, Japan * Forestry...compliance to .nedications. St . ate very little red meat and especially liked complex carbohydrates ( pasta ) and fruits (grapes, pears, figs, apples

  13. ONR (Office of Naval Research) Far East Scientific Bulletin. Volume 10, Number 1, January to March 1985.

    Science.gov (United States)

    1985-03-01

    V -I TV University presented a study of diffusion bonding of aluminum alloys to calcia-stabilized zirconia ceramic. It was found that aluminum alloys...been collated in the data base generated so far by the IRAS mission. - Cubic Crystals with Point Defects A. J. Sievers described the work at Cornell...Japan Department of Dentistry Osaka Dental University 1-47 Kyobashi Higashi-ku, Osaka 540 May The 4th Printed Circuit Tokyo, Japan Printed Circuit j

  14. A demographic outline / Kalev Katus, Allan Puur

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Katus, Kalev, 1955-2008

    2002-01-01

    Ajalooline ülevaade Eesti elanikkonna kujunemisest ning Eestit läbinud migratsioonivoogudest Nõukogude okupatsiooni perioodil, mis on suuresti mõjutanud Eesti tänast demograafilist olukorda. Tabel ja diagrammid: Eestlaste ja välismaalaste arv Eestis 1922-2000; Välismaalaste osakaal Eestis päritolumaa järgi; Rahvusvahelised migratsioonivood Eestis 1946-1999; Välismaalaste osakaal valitud Euroopa riikides. Kaart.

  15. A demographic outline / Kalev Katus, Allan Puur

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Katus, Kalev, 1955-2008

    2002-01-01

    Ajalooline ülevaade Eesti elanikkonna kujunemisest ning Eestit läbinud migratsioonivoogudest Nõukogude okupatsiooni perioodil, mis on suuresti mõjutanud Eesti tänast demograafilist olukorda. Tabel ja diagrammid: Eestlaste ja välismaalaste arv Eestis 1922-2000; Välismaalaste osakaal Eestis päritolumaa järgi; Rahvusvahelised migratsioonivood Eestis 1946-1999; Välismaalaste osakaal valitud Euroopa riikides. Kaart.

  16. Analysis of tooth decay data in Japan using asymmetric statistical models

    OpenAIRE

    2012-01-01

    Kouji Yamamoto,1 Sadao Tomizawa21Department of Medical Innovation, Osaka University Hospital, Osaka, 2Department of Information Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, Noda City, Chiba, JapanBackground: The aim of the present paper was to develop two new asymmetry probability models to analyze data for tooth decay from 363 women and 349 men aged 18–39 years who visited a dental clinic in Sapporo City, Japan, from 2001 to 2005.Methods: We analyzed th...

  17. Radiation Dose Assessments for Shore-Based Individuals in Operation Tomodachi, Revision 1

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-12-31

    Prefecture City Shore Location Hokkaido Sapporo Shiga Otsu Aomori Aomori Misawa AB Kyoto Kyoto Iwate Morioka City of Ofunato* Osaka Osaka Miyagi Sendai...unlikely to have consumed food and water from non-DOD sources (i.e., by eating on the local economy near their assigned locations in Japan...purposes, eating on the local economy one day per week for the first month (a total of 4 days), the highest doses would have been calculated for a 1

  18. General Walton H. Walker: A Talent for Training

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-05-19

    contains 4 XX Corps Association, The XX Corps: Its History and Service in World War II ( Osaka , Japan: Mainichi Publishing Company, n.d.), 4. 5 XX Corps...meet the requirements of the principle of economy of force.”25 The seventeen-page pamphlet signed by General Pershing, then the Army Chief of Staff...Service in World War II. Osaka , Japan: Mainichi Publishing Company, n.d. Yankee Division Veterans Association. The History of the 26th Yankee

  19. Transportations Systems Modeling and Applications in Earthquake Engineering

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    earthquake (Japan) The 1995 Hanshin-Awaji earthquake ( wM 6.8) in the Osaka -Kobe area had an even greater impact on the transportation systems compared...with the Loma Prieta and Northridge earthquakes in the U.S. The span collapses of the elevated Osaka -Kobe expressway (Route 3) caused long- time...nation’s economy and society. The numerical case study focuses on the road network in the Memphis metropolitan area. The road network information

  20. Radiation Dose Assessments for Shore-Based Individuals in Operation Tomodachi

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-09-30

    Misawa AB Kyoto Kyoto Iwate Morioka City of Ofunato* Osaka Osaka Miyagi Sendai Camp Sendai* Hyogo Kobe Akita Akita Nara Nara Yamagata Yamagata... economy one day per week for the first month (a total of 4 days), the highest doses would have been calculated for a 1-year old child yielding values...Radiation dose estimates to people who were living solely on the local economy near U.S. military installations should be comparable to the values in

  1. Reduction of artificial source effect in the high-resolution aeromagnetic survey in the Hanshin region; Hanshin chiiki no komitsudo kuchu jiki tansa ni okeru jinko noise source no eikyo no jokyo

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Nakatsuka, T.; Makino, M.; Morijiri, R.; Okuma, S. [Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba (Japan)

    1997-05-27

    A high-resolution aeromagnetic survey was carried out in December 1995 on areas from Kobe City to Kyoto City in relation to the Hyogoken-nanbu Earthquake in 1995. It was found in the survey that effects of electric trains driven by direct current and man-made structures cannot be avoided, working as a large noise factor in extraction and analysis of geological information. This paper describes a quantitative analysis on magnetic anomaly suspected to have been caused from artificial sources seen in the magnetic map of the Hanshin area obtained from the above exploration data. The paper also gives considerations on methods to remove the effects therefrom. It then describes a quantitative analysis and the result of attempts on removal of the anomaly, taking up the following factors: (1) distribution of specific and remarkable magnetic anomalies which correspond to railroad positions of the Hanshin Railways running through the Nishinomiya-Toyonaka area, (2) the magnetic anomaly trend in positive and negative pair seen in the seafront area of Kobe City, and (3) typical bipolar isolated type magnetic anomaly in the north-west part of Kobe City. The cause for (1) was loop current flown for the railway operation, that for (2) was man-made structures in the improved seafront area, and that for (3) was a provisionally built metal waste storage yard. 9 figs.

  2. High-resolution aeromagnetic survey in the area of Arima-Takatsuki-Rokko active fault system; Arima Takatsuki Rokko katsudanso chiiki ni okeru komitsudo kuchu jiki tansa

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Nakatsuka, T.; Okuma, S.; Morijiri, R.; Makino, M. [Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba (Japan)

    1996-10-01

    High-resolution aeromagnetic survey was conducted in December, 1995, over the area of Arima-Takatsuki-Rokko active fault system, where the 1995 Hyogo-South (Kobe) earthquake took place. Based on the surveyed data, the magnetic anomaly distribution in the Kei-Hanshin district was illustrated. Features of magnetic anomaly observed in it were discussed. Influence of artificial structures in the coastal zone of Kobe City was tried to be removed. Distinct magnetic anomaly observed in the center of Kyoto City was located at the southern part near Shijo-Karasuma. This was mainly affected by the artificial structure. A high magnetic anomaly with a long wave length was observed in the southern part of Kyoto. There was a high magnetic anomaly in an area surrounded by central cities of Nishinomiya-Toyonaka district. At the location where positive and negative magnetic anomalies were illustrated in NEDO`s map in the coastal zone of Kobe City, the anomaly pattern was clarified. The influence of artificial structure was approximated using a point dipole. The dipole was placed in each block having a magnetic anomaly. The parameter was determined by the inverse analysis, to remove the influence. Consequently, most of magnetic anomalies due to artificial structures could be removed. 6 figs.

  3. Fecal carriage of CTX-M β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in nursing homes in the Kinki region of Japan

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Luvsansharav UO

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Ulzii-Orshikh Luvsansharav,1 Itaru Hirai,1 Marie Niki,1 Arisa Nakata,1 Aya Yoshinaga,1 Akira Yamamoto,2 Mayumi Yamamoto,3 Hiroyuki Toyoshima,4,† Fusao Kawakami,5 Nariaki Matsuura,6 Yoshimasa Yamamoto1,7,8 1Department of Bioinformatics, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, 2Blueberry, Amagasaki Health Care Facilities for the Elderly, Hyogo, 3Health Administration Center, Gifu University, Gifu, 4Nursing home Minoh, Osaka, 5Nursing home Itami, Hyogo, 6Department of Molecular Pathology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, 7Osaka Prefectural Institute of Public Health, Osaka, 8Osaka University Global Collaboration Center, Osaka, Japan†Hiroyuki Toyoshima passed away on February 21, 2013Abstract: The detection rate of CTX-M-type β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Japan has significantly increased. Nursing homes may be a reservoir of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Therefore, we determined the prevalence of, and risk factors associated with, fecal carriage of CTX-M-type β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae among nursing home residents. A total of 225 stool samples were collected for phenotypic and genotypic identification of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae. Multivariate analysis was performed to identify the risk factors associated with fecal carriage of CTX-M producers. The prevalence of CTX-M-type ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae, as confirmed by phenotypic and genotypic methods, was 19.6% (44 of 225 samples. Escherichia coli was the predominant CTX-M-type ESBL-producing bacterium among these isolates (41 of 44 isolates. Genotyping of blaCTX-M gene-positive isolates showed that 30 (68.2%, 13 (29.5%, and 1 (2.3% of 44 samples belonged to groups CTX-M-9, CTX-M-1 and CTX-M-2, respectively. Among the CTX-M-type ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae found in nursing homes, 95.5% (42 of 44 isolates were co-resistant to quinolone antibiotics. In multivariate logistic regression

  4. Regional and local variations in atmospheric aerosols using ground-based sun photometry during Distributed Regional Aerosol Gridded Observation Networks (DRAGON) in 2012

    Science.gov (United States)

    Sano, Itaru; Mukai, Sonoyo; Nakata, Makiko; Holben, Brent N.

    2016-11-01

    Aerosol mass concentrations are affected by local emissions as well as long-range transboundary (LRT) aerosols. This work investigates regional and local variations of aerosols based on Distributed Regional Aerosol Gridded Observation Networks (DRAGON). We constructed DRAGON-Japan and DRAGON-Osaka in spring of 2012. The former network covers almost all of Japan in order to obtain aerosol information in regional scale over Japanese islands. It was determined from the DRAGON-Japan campaign that the values of aerosol optical thickness (AOT) decrease from west to east during an aerosol episode. In fact, the highest AOT was recorded at Fukue Island at the western end of the network, and the value was much higher than that of urban areas. The latter network (DRAGON-Osaka) was set as a dense instrument network in the megalopolis of Osaka, with a population of 12 million, to better understand local aerosol dynamics in urban areas. AOT was further measured with a mobile sun photometer attached to a car. This transect information showed that aerosol concentrations rapidly changed in time and space together when most of the Osaka area was covered with moderate LRT aerosols. The combined use of the dense instrument network (DRAGON-Osaka) and high-frequency measurements provides the motion of aerosol advection, which coincides with the wind vector around the layer between 700 and 850 hPa as provided by the reanalysis data of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP).

  5. DVD-filmid tõrjuvad VHSid poodidest välja / Erki Freiberg

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Freiberg, Erki

    2005-01-01

    DVD- ja VHS-filmide müüjad ennustavad VHS-kassettide müügilt kadumist juba kahe aasta jooksul. Eesti ühe suurema filmide müüja AS-i V&K Holding müügijuhi Andrus Aigro sõnul suureneb DVD-de osakaal aastas ligi 30%, samal ajal kui videofilmide osakaal langeb 10%. Diagramm: DVD-filmide laenutajate arv on kasvanud üle kahe korra. Vt. samas: DVD-filmide pealetung on käimas ka Soomes

  6. Search for molecular bremsstrahlung radiation signals in Ku band with coincidental operations of radio telescopes with air shower detectors

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Fukushima Masaki

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Microwave radiation from extensive air showers is expected to provide a new technique to observe UHECR. We insatlled and operate radio telescopes in Osaka and at Telescope Array site in Utah, USA. In Osaka, we are coincidentally operating two Ku band radio telescopes with an air shower array which consists of nine plastic scintillators with about 10 m separation. In Utah, we installed two telescopes just beside the Black Rock Mesa fluorescence detector (FD station of the Telescope Array experiment, and we operated the radio telescopes coincidentally with FD event triggers. We report the experimental setups and the results of these measurements.

  7. Green building handbook volume 3: Scope and flexibility for end-of-life options

    CSIR Research Space (South Africa)

    Van Wyk, Llewellyn V

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available interests. One of the protagonists of this movement is the architectural practice of Shu-Koh-Sha who applied these principles to an apartment block in Osaka, Japan (Figures 3 & 4). Figure 3: NEXT21 Apartment Block, Osaka, 1993. Shu... assembly spans. The Modern Movement in architecture was quick to capitalise on the new iron and steel technology with Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier emerging as the leading protagonists. The house for worker?s designed by Le Corbusier...

  8. "Ars Electronica 2009" / Raivo Kelomees

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Kelomees, Raivo, 1960-

    2009-01-01

    30. "Ars Electronica" festival "Human Nature" ("Inimese loomus") Linzis. Osaka ülikooli professori Hiroshi Ishiguro mehaanilis-digitaalsest nukust. Hübriidkunsti kategoorias peapreemia saanud Eduardo Kaci inimtaimest. Konverentsidest. Näitusest "See this Sound", mis oli pühendatud helile kujutavas kunstis

  9. More Than Sightseeing

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2010-01-01

    @@ The World Expo in Shanghai is being held just two years after China hosted the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.Japan had a similar experience about 40 years ago.After Tokyo hosted the Olympic Games in 1964,another Japanese city,Osaka,hosted the World Expo.

  10. Direct Commercial and Foreign Military Sales: Chemical Defense Equipment, an Introductory Brochure

    Science.gov (United States)

    1991-06-01

    98)876-4243 Osaka-Kobe Tel: [81](6)315-5900 Telex: 5233037 AMCONJ _____________Fax: (81](6)361-5397 Sapporo Tel: (813(11)641-1115/7 Telex: 935338...REPUBLIC OF Ulaanbaatar Tel: 29095 and 27411 MONGOLIA Telex: 253 AMEMB MM MOROCCO Rabat Tel: (212](7)622-65 Telex: 31005 Casablanca Tel: (212]26-45-50

  11. Eestlane tahab muulase lahkumist : eestlane ihkab rahvusriiki / Rein Sikk

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Sikk, Rein, 1961-

    2000-01-01

    Järg Sep/12;13;14 lk. 4. Saar Polli integratsioonimonitooring. Ligi pooled eestlastest peavad muulaste riigist lahkumist Eestile kasulikuks. Diagr.: Mitte-eestlaste osakaal väheneb. Geneetiline mitmekesisus on rahvale kasulik. Muulaste lahkumise järel peaks Eesti tööjõudu sisse tooma hakkama. Diagr.: Kas tahate elada kiratsevas Eestis

  12. Analysis of the assimilation of SAPARD support programme in Lithuania / Vida Ciuleviciene, Jonas Ciulevicius, Rolandas Kripaitis

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Ciuleviciene,Vida

    2003-01-01

    Analüüsist selgus, et arvuliselt on kõige enam toetuse taotlusi esitatud põllumajandustootmise investeeringute tegemiseks, kuid rahalises väljenduses on suurim saaduste töötlemise ja turustamise valdkonna taotluste osakaal. Tabelid

  13. Eesti sigaretiturg 2005. aastal / E Ahermaa

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Ahermaa, E

    2006-01-01

    Ülevaade Eesti sigaretiturul 2005. aastal aset leidnud muutustest. Tabelid: Suitsetajate osakaal soo järgi (% vastanutest); Sigarettide illegaalse kaubanduse maht ja arvestuslik maksutulukaotus. Diagrammid: Legaalsete ja illegaalsete sigarettide vahel valiku tegemine; Sigarettide hinna ja aktsiisi võrdlus Eestis 2005. ja 2009. aastal

  14. Piimatööstus : [1990-ndad, 2000-2003 Eestis] / Taavi Kuntu

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Kuntu, Taavi

    2004-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Agriculture and rural development : overview 2003/2004. - Tallinn, 2004, lk. 59-69. 2003. a. moodustas piima tootmine põllumajanduse kogutoodangust hinnanguliselt 28%, toiduainetööstuses oli piimatööstuse osakaal 26%. Diagrammid. Tabelid. Graafikud

  15. Editorial

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ueda, Yoshio; Asakura, Nobuyuki; Hoshino, Kazuo; Ito, Atsushi; Kajita, Shin; Kobayashi, Masahiro; Lee, Heun Tae; Nakano, Tomohide; Tokitani, Masayuki

    2015-08-01

    The 21st International Conference on Plasma-Surface Interactions in Controlled Fusion Devices (PSI-21) was held in Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan from the 26th to the 30th of May 2014. This conference was hosted by National Institute for Fusion Science and supported by Nagoya University, Kanazawa University, Osaka University and Japan Atomic Energy Agency.

  16. ONRASIA Scientific Information Bulletin. Volume 16, Number 2

    Science.gov (United States)

    1991-06-01

    Tech Integ VP-2400/20 90/08 Service bureau Daikin Air Conditioner VP-100 87/03 Osaka Mechanical Diesel Kiki VP-30E 89/02 Tokyo Automobile Electric...Electrotechnical Laboratory. He gave CONCLUSIONS panies: Hitachi, Sumitomo, Yokokawa, a talk on the progress of the ETL-JC1 Shimadzu, Daikin , Seiko, Takenaka

  17. Põhiharidus on oluline / Kristjan Paas, Kaire Tamm

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Paas, Kristjan

    2003-01-01

    Seosed haridustaseme ja majandusliku aktiivsuse vahel; põhihariduseta inimeste kooli tagasitoomise probleeme. Tab.: tööealise elanikkona majanduslik seisund hariduse ja vanuse järgi, sissetuleku liikide osakaal keskmises netosissetulekus haridustaseme lõikes, täiskasvanute gümnaasiumi ja eelkutseõppe õpilaste toimetulek

  18. "en este aff ösel" in Visby : Ösel and Estland in the Gotlandic account books of Ivar Axelsson Tott 1585-87 and Sören Norby 1524-25 / Jan-Christian Schlüter

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Schlüter, Jan-Christian, 1979-

    2008-01-01

    Ojamaa ja Saaremaa kontaktidest on vähe teada perioodist Saksa ordu ja Rootsi kuningate valitsemisaja vahel. Ivar Axelsson Totti ja Sören Nörby arveraamatutes mainitud kohanimede seas on Eestiga seotud nimedel küllalt suur osakaal. Ka esineb kaptenite palgaarvetel Eestist pärit isikute nimesid

  19. Rahvaloendused ja rahvuspoliitika : Venemaa soomeugrilased 2002. aastal / Indrek Jääts

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Jääts, Indrek, 1971-

    2006-01-01

    Nõukogude ja Venemaa rahvuspoliitikast ning rahvaloendustest. Tabelid: Venemaa soome-ugri rahvaste arvukus 1989-2002; Venemaa soome-ugri rahvad oma autonoomsetes piirkondades 1989-2002; Linnarahvastiku osakaal (%) Venemaa soome-ugri rahvastel 1959-2002; Venemaa soome-ugri rahvaste emakeelsus (%) 1959-2002; Kõrghariduse levik (%) Venemaa soome-ugri rahvaste seas 2002. a.

  20. Venemaa katkestas elektri tarnimise Valgevenele, võimalik on vastulöök / Kaivo Kopli

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Kopli, Kaivo

    2011-01-01

    29. juunil peatas Vene energeetikakompanii Inter RAO elektriedastamise Valgevenele, kuna viimase võlg on kasvanud juba 600 miljoni rublani. Vene elektri osakaal Valgevene tarbimises on kuni 12%. Võlg olevat tekkinud sellest, et juba mitu kuud ei ole Valgevenes võimalik börsilt valuutat osta

  1. Kuues üritus tõi Roman Šebrlele maailmameistritiitli / Raigo Pajula, Peep Pahv

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Pajula, Raigo, 1971-

    2007-01-01

    32-aastane tšehh Roman Šeberle on nüüd mitmevõistlejana triumfeerinud kõikidel tiitlivõistlustel. Jaapanis Osakas sai ta MMi kuldmedali. Esimest korda suurvõistlusel osalenud Andres Raja sai 16. koha

  2. Britid tahavad investeerida Eestimaa tuulde ja biomassi / Agnes Ojala

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Ojala, Agnes

    2009-01-01

    Suurbritannia rahvusvaheline ettevõte Oxford Sustainable Group on taastuvenergiaprojektide arendamiseks loonud investeerimisfondi Oxford Renewable Energy Fund 9. Seni on firma keskendunud Ida- ja Kesk-Euroopa riikidele. Eesti taastuvenergeetikaga tegelevate ettevõtete esindajad usuvad, et välisinvesteeringutele võiks siin ruumi olla. Diagramm: Taastuvenergia osakaal kasvab lähiajal kümnekordseks. Vt. samas: Bioetanoolitehas endiselt kavas

  3. Maailmavaade ja hariduseelarve / Mailis Reps

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Reps, Mailis, 1975-

    2006-01-01

    Eesti hariduseelarvest, hariduskuludest ning -toetustest. Diagrammid: Avaliku sektori kogukulud haridusele, % eelarvest; Üld-, kutse- ja kõrghariduse rahastamine. Tabelid: Üld-, kutse- ja kõrghariduse rahastamise osakaal hariduskuludes; Üldhariduse rahastamise kasv kulukohtade lõikes aastail 2000-2005

  4. Better Ceramics Through Chemistry 4. Symposium Held in San Francisco, California on April 16 - 20, 1990. Volume 180

    Science.gov (United States)

    1990-04-20

    Universidade do Slo Paulo, Instituto do Fisica a Oujaica do Slo Carlos, S3lo Carlos 13560, Brazil. **Osaka City University, Department of Physics...simple. Large surface area may be coated with a homogeneous thickness, and , I wit inraigcnetain Poeta datgso hsnwapoc o rdcn vandiu dixid t in fim vi th

  5. Kuues üritus tõi Roman Šebrlele maailmameistritiitli / Raigo Pajula, Peep Pahv

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Pajula, Raigo, 1971-

    2007-01-01

    32-aastane tšehh Roman Šeberle on nüüd mitmevõistlejana triumfeerinud kõikidel tiitlivõistlustel. Jaapanis Osakas sai ta MMi kuldmedali. Esimest korda suurvõistlusel osalenud Andres Raja sai 16. koha

  6. Japanese Visit CERN's Jardin d'Enfants

    CERN Multimedia

    2000-01-01

    On 1 November twenty four Japanese teachers from the Association of Private Kindergartens in Osaka visited CERN’s Jardin d’Enfants to exchange experience and learn more about the Swiss educational system. The delegation was lead by Mrs. Nobuko Shirae, President of the Association, and Mr. Takeshi Kakimoto from the Japan Travel Bureau.

  7. Increasing the Number of African American Students in Undergraduate Level Classes of Chinese: A Call to Action

    Science.gov (United States)

    Li, Huiwen

    2015-01-01

    Chinese language is the only ideographic language remaining in the world (Osaka, 1976). It conveys affluent Chinese culture and has great influences on the East Asian countries (Miyake, 2013). In the economic globalization of the world, China's economy and international influence are expanding. For these reasons and many more the Chinese language…

  8. Initial Evaluation of Advanced Powder Metallurgy Magnesium Alloys for Armor Development

    Science.gov (United States)

    2009-05-01

    4. Conclusions and Future Research Ballistic performance appeared constant regardless of processing route . The magnesium plate may not be thick...00460 ARMEES F 75015 PARIS FRANCE 1 CONDAT PROJEKT GMBH ATTN J KIERMEIR MAXIMILIANSTR 28 SCHEYERN 85298 GERMANY 1 OSAKA...COPIES ORGANIZATION COPIES ORGANIZATION 36 2 ETBS DSTI P BARNIER M SALLES ROUTE DE GUERAY BOITE POSTALE 712 18015 BOURGES CEDEX

  9. Tallinna börsi aknad avatud maailma / Virge Lahe

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Lahe, Virge

    2008-01-01

    USA börsi Nasdaq ja Skandinaavia börsi OMX Group liitumine avardab ka eestlastest investorite võimalusi. Diagramm: Nasdaq OMX-i börsidel noteeritud ettevõtete osakaal. Vt. samas: Nasdaq OMX Group. Küsimustele vastab Nasdaq OMX Groupi asepresident Hans-Ole Jochumsen

  10. No Bananas! / Eiki Nestor

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Nestor, Eiki, 1953-

    2008-01-01

    Riigikogu SDE fraktsiooni esimees viitab asjaolule, et Eestis sotsiaalkaitseks tehtavate kulude osakaal on natuke üle 12%, EL-i keskmine aga 26%. Tema sõnul peab üks vana hea EL-i liikmesriik kõrgeid sotsiaalkulutusi ja töötasusid eelisteks, mitte puudusteks

  11. BioMagResBank

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ulrich, Eldon L.; Akutsu, Hideo; Doreleijers, Jurgen F.; Harano, Yoko; Ioannidis, Yannis E.; Lin, Jundong; Livny, Miron; Mading, Steve; Maziuk, Dimitri; Miller, Zachary; Nakatani, Eiichi; Schulte, Christopher F.; Tolmie, David E.; Kent Wenger, R.; Yao, Hongyang; Markley, John L.

    2008-01-01

    The BioMagResBank (BMRB: www.bmrb.wisc.edu) is a repository for experimental and derived data gathered from nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopic studies of biological molecules. BMRB is a partner in the Worldwide Protein Data Bank (wwPDB). The BMRB archive consists of four main data depositories: (i) quantitative NMR spectral parameters for proteins, peptides, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and ligands or cofactors (assigned chemical shifts, coupling constants and peak lists) and derived data (relaxation parameters, residual dipolar couplings, hydrogen exchange rates, pKa values, etc.), (ii) databases for NMR restraints processed from original author depositions available from the Protein Data Bank, (iii) time-domain (raw) spectral data from NMR experiments used to assign spectral resonances and determine the structures of biological macromolecules and (iv) a database of one- and two-dimensional 1H and 13C one- and two-dimensional NMR spectra for over 250 metabolites. The BMRB website provides free access to all of these data. BMRB has tools for querying the archive and retrieving information and an ftp site (ftp.bmrb.wisc.edu) where data in the archive can be downloaded in bulk. Two BMRB mirror sites exist: one at the PDBj, Protein Research Institute, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan (bmrb.protein.osaka-u.ac.jp) and the other at CERM, University of Florence, Florence, Italy (bmrb.postgenomicnmr.net/). The site at Osaka also accepts and processes data depositions. PMID:17984079

  12. "Ars Electronica 2009" / Raivo Kelomees

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Kelomees, Raivo, 1960-

    2009-01-01

    30. "Ars Electronica" festival "Human Nature" ("Inimese loomus") Linzis. Osaka ülikooli professori Hiroshi Ishiguro mehaanilis-digitaalsest nukust. Hübriidkunsti kategoorias peapreemia saanud Eduardo Kaci inimtaimest. Konverentsidest. Näitusest "See this Sound", mis oli pühendatud helile kujutavas kunstis

  13. Tartu toomhärrade päritolu = Social origins of Tartu canons / Tõnis Lukas

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Lukas, Tõnis, 1962-

    1993-01-01

    Lisana tabelid: Vana-Liivimaalt pärit toomhärrade jaotumine ja osakaal. Lk. 23 ; Väljastpoolt Vana-Liivimaad pärinevad toomhärrad Tartu toomkapiitlis. Lk. 24 ; Tartu toomhärrade sotsiaalne päritolu. Lk. 25

  14. Mida toob meile uus majandusaasta 2001? / Lembo Tanning

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Tanning, Lembo

    2000-01-01

    Vaadeldakse maailma riikide majandusprognoose. Diagrammid: valitud riikide ja regioonide SKP osakaal 1999; arenenud maade SKP kasv 1982-2001; maailma valitud riikide ja regioonide kogutoodangu ning väliskaubanduse kasv; maailma kaupade ja teenuste ekspordi dünaamika 1982-2001

  15. Euroopa Liidu ja tema kandidaatriikide majanduse areng / Lembo Tanning

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Tanning, Lembo

    2000-01-01

    Diagrammid ja tabelid: SKP aastane juurdekasv 1983-2001 USA-s ja EL-is; EUR-11 ja EL-15 kvartaalne SKP juurdekasv; EL-i kandidaatriikide SKP juurdekasv 1995-1999; kandidaatriikide SKP osakaal; SKP inimese kohta 1999.a.; SKP kvartaalne juurdekasv %-des 1999 ja 2000

  16. Berliini festival asub uuenduste teele / Lauri Kärk

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Kärk, Lauri, 1954-

    2002-01-01

    Berliini 52. filmifestival algab täna sakslase Tom Tykweri mängufilmiga "Taevas". Festivali uue direktori Dieter Kosslicki uuenduseks on saksa filmi endisest tunduvalt suurem osakaal. Esmakordselt on festivali "Panorama Special" kavas eesti mängufilm, milleks on Peeter Simmi "Head käed". Eesti filmid on esil ka festivali suurel filmiturul

  17. Analysis of the assimilation of SAPARD support programme in Lithuania / Vida Čiulevičiene, Jonas Čiulevičius, Rolandas Kripaitis

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Čiulevičiene, Vida

    2003-01-01

    Analüüsist selgus, et arvuliselt on kõige enam toetuse taotlusi esitatud põllumajandustootmise investeeringute tegemiseks, kuid rahalises väljenduses on suurim saaduste töötlemise ja turustamise valdkonna taotluste osakaal. Tabelid

  18. Britid tahavad investeerida Eestimaa tuulde ja biomassi / Agnes Ojala

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Ojala, Agnes

    2009-01-01

    Suurbritannia rahvusvaheline ettevõte Oxford Sustainable Group on taastuvenergiaprojektide arendamiseks loonud investeerimisfondi Oxford Renewable Energy Fund 9. Seni on firma keskendunud Ida- ja Kesk-Euroopa riikidele. Eesti taastuvenergeetikaga tegelevate ettevõtete esindajad usuvad, et välisinvesteeringutele võiks siin ruumi olla. Diagramm: Taastuvenergia osakaal kasvab lähiajal kümnekordseks. Vt. samas: Bioetanoolitehas endiselt kavas

  19. Air Structures: Inflatable Alternatives

    Science.gov (United States)

    Valerio, Joseph M.; And Others

    1973-01-01

    Describes and evaluates several avant garde'' examples of air structures. Included are a soft'' child's playpen, a pneudome that employs a water ballast for anchoring, a one-acre enclosed campus, an instant city'' constructed for an industrial design conference, and the Fuji Pavilion, at Expo '70 in Osaka, Japan, that was large enough to cover…

  20. Eesti naispoliitikud uudisajakirjanduses (Eesti Päevaleht, Postimees ja SL Õhtuleht - 1999. ja 2003. aasta väljaanded) / Helina Lindma

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Lindma, Helina

    2004-01-01

    Eesti meediatekstide sookriitilisest analüüsist. Ülevaade autori seminaritööna valminud uuringust "Eesti naispoliitikud uudisajakirjanduses". Diagrammid: Naispoliitikute osakaal uudistekstide mainingutes ja esindatavas institutsioonis 1999. a. ja 2003. a. Tabelid: Meespoliitikud, kes sattusid kõige sagedamini uudissubjektiks; Naispoliitikud, kes sattusid kõige sagedamini uudissubjektiks

  1. Austria uuringu tõlgendus: Eesti on eurotsooni must majandus / Kaja Koovit ; kommenteerinud Maria Alajõe

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Koovit, Kaja, 1968-

    2011-01-01

    Austrias asuva Linzi ülikooli uuringu kohaselt moodustab varimajandus Eesti majandusest kolmandiku. SSE Riga ehk Stockholmi majanduskooli Riias Balti varimajanduse uuringu põhjal võib varimajanduse osakaal Eestis olla 19,4 protsenti. Varimajanduse alal maailma juhtivaks eksperdiks peetava Friedrich Schneideri uuringust. Marje Josingu ja Juhan Partsi hinnanguid. Tabel: Varimajandus

  2. Fluxgate gradiometry survey in the ruins of Karksi castle and palaeoenvironmental analysis in its hinterlands / Heiki Valk, Chantel Summerfield, Pluskowski, Alexander

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Valk, Heiki, 1959-

    2009-01-01

    Gradiomeetriliste uuringute tulemused sobivad üldjoontes Karksi linnuse 17. sajandi plaaniga. Suurim erinevus ilmnes peavärava piirkonnas. Linnusest 5 km lõuna poolt võetud palünoloogiline analüüs näitab, varasematel metsamaastikel suureneb vahemikus 890-1040 pKr kanarbiku osakaal ja ilmuvad rukki õietolmuterad

  3. Analysis of the assimilation of SAPARD support programme in Lithuania / Vida Čiulevičiene, Jonas Čiulevičius, Rolandas Kripaitis

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Čiulevičiene, Vida

    2003-01-01

    Analüüsist selgus, et arvuliselt on kõige enam toetuse taotlusi esitatud põllumajandustootmise investeeringute tegemiseks, kuid rahalises väljenduses on suurim saaduste töötlemise ja turustamise valdkonna taotluste osakaal. Tabelid

  4. Influenza A, Febrile Seizures, and Postictal Prolonged Impairment of Consciousness

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    J Gordon Millichap

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available Febrile seizure (FS patients in a one-year period, 2003-4, during an outbreak of influenza A in the Kitakawachi area of Japan, were prospectively analyzed by researchers at Hirakata City Hospital and Osaka Medical College.

  5. Väljas söömine valdavalt kättesaamatu luksus / Mari-Liis Eensalu

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Eensalu, Mari-Liis

    2003-01-01

    TNS Emor-i pere-eelarve uuringu B-monitor lühikokkuvõte perekondade ostujõust ja kulutustest väljapool kodu söömisele. Diagrammid: Ostujõud ja kulutused väljas söömisele; Paikkondade osakaal rahvastikus ja kulutused väljas söömisele

  6. The Free Electron Laser Sideband Instability Reconsidered.

    Science.gov (United States)

    1987-08-12

    Dr. G. Mayer Universitat Innsbruck Laboratoire d’Optlque Quantique A-6020 Innsbruck Universite Pierre et Marie Curie AUSTRIA 4 Place jussieu 75230...Institute of Laser Engineering Universita di Napoli Osako University Napoli Suita, Osaka JAPAN (565) ITALY Dr. S. Moustaizis Lab. de Physique des Millieux

  7. Jaapanis, disainist ja ajaloost / Krista Kodres

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Kodres, Krista, 1957-

    2008-01-01

    Osaka ülikoolis peetud VI rahvusvahelisest disainiajaloo ja -uuringute konverentsist "Disaini teine nimi : loomise sõnad/Another Name for Design : Words for Creation". Peaorganisaator Haruhiko Fujita. Kahe teema - disainiajaloo dekoloniseerimine ja narratiivsed strateegiad - ettekannetest. Krista Kodrese ettekandest "Kas kultuuri asukohal on tähtsust? Vaatlused Eesti perspektiivist". Lühidalt jaapani arhitektuurist ja linnaruumist

  8. Narkomaan on kurjategija / Marilis Sepp, Risto Kasemäe

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Sepp, Marilis

    2004-01-01

    Narkomaania levikust, arengust ning narkootikumide tarbimise tagajärgedest Eestis. Rootsis Västra-Götlandi maakonnas läbiviidud projektist, mille käigus uuriti narkomaanide toimepandud kuritegusid ja ühiskonnale tekitatud kahjusid. Diagramm: Narkosüüteoga vahele jäänud isikute poolt toime pandud kuritegude osakaal

  9. Places Connected:

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Hansen, Annette Skovsted

    individuals throughout the world. Development assistance , where there are two or three links only between a Bangladeshi farmer, a street child in Sao Paolo and the President of the United States, the Queen of Denmark, or a suburban house wife in Japan, who has never left the Osaka area, but mothered a United...

  10. Holsteinid ületasid 7000 kg / Tanel Bulitko

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Bulitko, Tanel, 1973-

    2007-01-01

    Holsteini tõugu lehmade 2006. aasta piimatoodangust. Tabelid: Vastavalt piimatoodangule ja lehmade arvule jaguneb karjade osakaal; Jõudluskontrollis olevad EHF karjad 2006. Vt. samas: Tõnu Põlluäär. Lehmade arv väheneb, toodang aga tõuseb

  11. わが国ビール産業の黎明と大日本麦酒の成立

    OpenAIRE

    森田, 克徳

    2001-01-01

    Main two point problems of this paper exist. The first is to clarify the details concerning the dawn of Japanese beer industry since the beginning of 1870's. And secondarily, the process in which Dainipon beer company is established is clarified by joining three companies of the Sapporo beer company, Nipon beer company, and Osaka beer company in 1906.

  12. Sample (S): SE40_S24 [Metabolonote[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available SE40_S24 Solanum lycopersicum Kyotemari fruit Solanum lycopersicum NCBI taxonomy:40...81 Solanum lycopersicum Kyotemari fruit are grown in greenhouses of the Experimental Farm of Kyoto University (Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan) from winter 2013 to spring 2014. ...

  13. Magnetic moment measurement of β-emitter 12N

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    ZHENGYong-nan; ZHOUDong-mei; DUEn-peng; YUANDa-qing; ZUOYi; WANGZhi-qiang; LUOHai-long; M.Mihara; M.Fukuda; K.Matsuta; T.Minamisono; ZHUSheng-yun

    2003-01-01

    The magnetic moment of 12N(Iπ= +, T /2=11 ms) has been measured by the β-NMR method. The experiment was performed with the β-NMR and β-NQR facilities at the 5 MV Van de Graaff accelerator at Osaka University, Japan.

  14. Kohalikud investeerijad naudivad maksuvabasid tulusid / Mehis Replik

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Replik, Mehis

    1998-01-01

    Välisinvestorid Tallinna väärtpaberibörsil. "Offshore". Diagrammid: Eesti ja välisinvestorite investeeringud börsil kaubeldavatesse väärtpaberitesse; Eesti ja välisinvestorite osakaal TVB Offshore regiooni osa TVB-l

  15. Peredel na rõnke piva / Dmitri Zvjagintsev

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Zvjagintsev, Dmitri

    2003-01-01

    Viru Õlu poolt turule toodud odav õlu Bear Beer plastpudelites on suurte tootjate käibele mõjunud, suureneb importõlle osakaal. Õlleturul toimub turu ümberjaotus, see ei ole üksnes hindade vaid tootjatevaheline võitlus. Diagramm: õlleturg Eestis

  16. Ballistic Characterization of the Scalability of Magnesium Alloy AMX602

    Science.gov (United States)

    2015-07-01

    Magnesium Alloy AMX602 by Tyrone L Jones Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, ARL Katsuyoshi Kondoh Joining and Welding Research...formed a collaborative partnership with Osaka University Joining and Welding Research Institute (JWRI), Taber Extrusions, Epson Atmix, Pacific Sowa...Powder Metallurgy 4 5. Fabrication Procedure 4 6. Mechanical Property Analysis 5 7. Ballistic Experimental Procedures 6 8. Ballistic Experimental

  17. Püsiühenduste arv kasvas aastaga poole võrra / Tõnu Vare

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Vare, Tõnu, 1947-

    2005-01-01

    Uuringufirma Point Topic andmetel oli 30. septembri 2004. a. seisuga Interneti püsiühenduste arv maailmas 136,4 miljonit. Diagrammid: Püsiühendustega leibkondade osakaal (%) Euroopas; 512 Kb/s allalaadimiskiirusega püsiühenduse kuutasu (eurodes)

  18. Institutsioonide mõju palkadele Euroopa Liidus ning Eestis / Marit Hinnosaar, Marit Priinits, Andres Võrk...[jt.

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    2003-01-01

    Eestit iseloomustab ametiühingute väike mõjujõud ja kollektiivlepingute madal osakaal, ka alampalk on püsinud madalal tasemel. EL-iga ühinemisel prognoositakse ametiühingute mõju kasvu Eesti tööturul. Tabelid. Skeem. Diagrammid

  19. BioMagResBank.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ulrich, Eldon L; Akutsu, Hideo; Doreleijers, Jurgen F; Harano, Yoko; Ioannidis, Yannis E; Lin, Jundong; Livny, Miron; Mading, Steve; Maziuk, Dimitri; Miller, Zachary; Nakatani, Eiichi; Schulte, Christopher F; Tolmie, David E; Kent Wenger, R; Yao, Hongyang; Markley, John L

    2008-01-01

    The BioMagResBank (BMRB: www.bmrb.wisc.edu) is a repository for experimental and derived data gathered from nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopic studies of biological molecules. BMRB is a partner in the Worldwide Protein Data Bank (wwPDB). The BMRB archive consists of four main data depositories: (i) quantitative NMR spectral parameters for proteins, peptides, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and ligands or cofactors (assigned chemical shifts, coupling constants and peak lists) and derived data (relaxation parameters, residual dipolar couplings, hydrogen exchange rates, pK(a) values, etc.), (ii) databases for NMR restraints processed from original author depositions available from the Protein Data Bank, (iii) time-domain (raw) spectral data from NMR experiments used to assign spectral resonances and determine the structures of biological macromolecules and (iv) a database of one- and two-dimensional (1)H and (13)C one- and two-dimensional NMR spectra for over 250 metabolites. The BMRB website provides free access to all of these data. BMRB has tools for querying the archive and retrieving information and an ftp site (ftp.bmrb.wisc.edu) where data in the archive can be downloaded in bulk. Two BMRB mirror sites exist: one at the PDBj, Protein Research Institute, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan (bmrb.protein.osaka-u.ac.jp) and the other at CERM, University of Florence, Florence, Italy (bmrb.postgenomicnmr.net/). The site at Osaka also accepts and processes data depositions.

  20. Piimatööstus : [1990-ndad, 2000-2003 Eestis] / Taavi Kuntu

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Kuntu, Taavi

    2004-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Agriculture and rural development : overview 2003/2004. - Tallinn, 2004, lk. 59-69. 2003. a. moodustas piima tootmine põllumajanduse kogutoodangust hinnanguliselt 28%, toiduainetööstuses oli piimatööstuse osakaal 26%. Diagrammid. Tabelid. Graafikud

  1. Tartu toomhärrade päritolu = Social origins of Tartu canons / Tõnis Lukas

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Lukas, Tõnis, 1962-

    1993-01-01

    Lisana tabelid: Vana-Liivimaalt pärit toomhärrade jaotumine ja osakaal. Lk. 23 ; Väljastpoolt Vana-Liivimaad pärinevad toomhärrad Tartu toomkapiitlis. Lk. 24 ; Tartu toomhärrade sotsiaalne päritolu. Lk. 25

  2. Deletion of tumor progression locus 2 attenuates alcohol induced hepatic inflammation

    Science.gov (United States)

    BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease (ALD) involves the interaction of several inflammatory signaling pathways. Tumor progression locus 2 (TPL2), also known as Cancer Osaka Thyroid (COT) and MAP3K8, is a serine threonine kinase that functions as a critical regulator of inflammator...

  3. Peredel na rõnke piva / Dmitri Zvjagintsev

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Zvjagintsev, Dmitri

    2003-01-01

    Viru Õlu poolt turule toodud odav õlu Bear Beer plastpudelites on suurte tootjate käibele mõjunud, suureneb importõlle osakaal. Õlleturul toimub turu ümberjaotus, see ei ole üksnes hindade vaid tootjatevaheline võitlus. Diagramm: õlleturg Eestis

  4. Jaapanis, disainist ja ajaloost / Krista Kodres

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Kodres, Krista, 1957-

    2008-01-01

    Osaka ülikoolis peetud VI rahvusvahelisest disainiajaloo ja -uuringute konverentsist "Disaini teine nimi : loomise sõnad/Another Name for Design : Words for Creation". Peaorganisaator Haruhiko Fujita. Kahe teema - disainiajaloo dekoloniseerimine ja narratiivsed strateegiad - ettekannetest. Krista Kodrese ettekandest "Kas kultuuri asukohal on tähtsust? Vaatlused Eesti perspektiivist". Lühidalt jaapani arhitektuurist ja linnaruumist

  5. On the fault system and basement structure in and around the epicentral region of the 1995 Hyogo-ken Nanbu earthquake; 1995 nen Hyogoken nanbu jishin shingen shuhen no danso kiso kozo ni tsuite

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Yokokura, T.; Kano, N.; Yamaguchi, K.; Miyazaki, T. [Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba (Japan); Ikawa, T.; Ota, Y.; Kawanaka, T. [Japex Jeoscience Institute, Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-05-01

    A reflection elastic wave seismic survey was carried out as part of the emergency survey of active faults in relation with the Hyogo-ken Nanbu Earthquake. This paper presents an interim report on the survey covering a wide area with deep structure as the survey object. The paper mentions that processing the survey data has been nearly completed, and is in the stage of making analyses and interpretations of the result of the processing, and that the survey was an attempt of making a unified survey over land areas, shallow sea areas, and seas by setting twelve traverse lines in and around the epicenter region. The paper also introduces briefly what has been found on hypocenters used, vibration receivers, vibration intervals, and CPD intervals, and on shapes of faults, particularly the continuity (the relationship of the Ashiya fault, Koyo fault and Osaka bay fault with the above two faults, branching of the Osaka bay fault, faults between the Wada promontory fault, Awaji Island and the Osaka bay fault, the fault off the east coast at the central part of Awaji Island, the Shichiku fault on the west coast of Awaji Island, and the basement fault). Mention is given also on the basement structure chart of the Osaka bay prepared preliminarily for the purpose of reference. 2 figs.

  6. Narkomaan on kurjategija / Marilis Sepp, Risto Kasemäe

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Sepp, Marilis

    2004-01-01

    Narkomaania levikust, arengust ning narkootikumide tarbimise tagajärgedest Eestis. Rootsis Västra-Götlandi maakonnas läbiviidud projektist, mille käigus uuriti narkomaanide toimepandud kuritegusid ja ühiskonnale tekitatud kahjusid. Diagramm: Narkosüüteoga vahele jäänud isikute poolt toime pandud kuritegude osakaal

  7. In vino veritas /cОльга Павук, Вакарис Декснис, Александр Вене

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Павук, Ольга

    2001-01-01

    Alkoholi tootmisest, tarbimisest, ekspordist-impordist ja salakaubandusest Baltimaades. Tabelid ja diagrammid: kohalike alkoholitoojate osakaal Läti turul 2000; alkoholi tarbimine Lätis 2000 ja 2001 I kvartalis; alkoholi tootmine Leedus 1990-2001; kohalike suuremate viinatootjate turuosa Eestis 1998-2001 (9 kuud). Ilmunud ka: Baltiiskii kurss, nr. 19, 2001, lk. 34-37

  8. In vino veritas /cОльга Павук, Вакарис Декснис, Александр Вене

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Павук, Ольга

    2001-01-01

    Alkoholi tootmisest, tarbimisest, ekspordist-impordist ja salakaubandusest Baltimaades. Tabelid ja diagrammid: kohalike alkoholitoojate osakaal Läti turul 2000; alkoholi tarbimine Lätis 2000 ja 2001 I kvartalis; alkoholi tootmine Leedus 1990-2001; kohalike suuremate viinatootjate turuosa Eestis 1998-2001 (9 kuud). Ilmunud ka: Baltiiskii kurss, nr. 19, 2001, lk. 34-37

  9. Tallinna börsi aknad avatud maailma / Virge Lahe

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Lahe, Virge

    2008-01-01

    USA börsi Nasdaq ja Skandinaavia börsi OMX Group liitumine avardab ka eestlastest investorite võimalusi. Diagramm: Nasdaq OMX-i börsidel noteeritud ettevõtete osakaal. Vt. samas: Nasdaq OMX Group. Küsimustele vastab Nasdaq OMX Groupi asepresident Hans-Ole Jochumsen

  10. 77 FR 47092 - Certain Polyimide Films, Products Containing Same, and Related Methods; Notice of Commission...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-08-07

    ... Osaka, Japan (``Kaneka''). 76 FR 25373 (May 4, 2011). The complaint alleges violations of Section 337 of...), IN70 (50um), IF30 (7.5um), IF70 (12.5um), LV100, LV200, and LV300. On February 27, 2012, the Commission... the Commission. Issued: August 2, 2012. William R. Bishop, Hearings and Meetings Coordinator....

  11. Väljas söömine valdavalt kättesaamatu luksus / Mari-Liis Eensalu

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Eensalu, Mari-Liis

    2003-01-01

    TNS Emor-i pere-eelarve uuringu B-monitor lühikokkuvõte perekondade ostujõust ja kulutustest väljapool kodu söömisele. Diagrammid: Ostujõud ja kulutused väljas söömisele; Paikkondade osakaal rahvastikus ja kulutused väljas söömisele

  12. "en este aff ösel" in Visby : Ösel and Estland in the Gotlandic account books of Ivar Axelsson Tott 1585-87 and Sören Norby 1524-25 / Jan-Christian Schlüter

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Schlüter, Jan-Christian, 1979-

    2008-01-01

    Ojamaa ja Saaremaa kontaktidest on vähe teada perioodist Saksa ordu ja Rootsi kuningate valitsemisaja vahel. Ivar Axelsson Totti ja Sören Nörby arveraamatutes mainitud kohanimede seas on Eestiga seotud nimedel küllalt suur osakaal. Ka esineb kaptenite palgaarvetel Eestist pärit isikute nimesid

  13. Main: SAD101 [AT Atlas

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available SAD101 SAD1 Structural Analysis of Membrane Protein Complexes by Solid-State NMR St...ructural Analysis of Membrane Protein Complexes by Solid-State NMR Toshimichi Fujiwara Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University SAD101.csml ...

  14. Information Sciences Assessment for Asia and Australasia

    Science.gov (United States)

    2009-10-16

    the University of Osaka and AOARD. Prof. Saito and colleagues have done a very nice job of analyzing social networks and providing mechanisms for...Emotion / Consciousness) etc. - Application of AI in Socio – Economy - NL Understanding for information retrieval - Intelligent Robot for

  15. 78 FR 63243 - Certain Audiovisual Components and Products Containing the Same; Commission Determination To...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-10-23

    ... respondents, including Funai Electric Co., Ltd. of Osaka, Japan; Funai Corporation, Inc. of Rutherford, New... (1) the public health and welfare, (2) competitive conditions in the U.S. economy, (3) U.S... conditions in the U.S. economy and any other statutory public interest factor. If the Commission orders some...

  16. 78 FR 48190 - Certain Audiovisual Components and Products Containing the Same Notice of Request for Statements...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-08-07

    ... Corporation, Inc. of Rutherford, New Jersey; Funai Electric Co., Ltd. of Osaka, Japan; P&F USA, Inc. of..., competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles... economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, or United States...

  17. Advancement and Application of Multi-Phase CFD Modeling to High Speed Supercavitating Flows

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-08-13

    Elements of economy in a twin-vortex cavity. The gray regions of the cavity represent die gas within the interfacial shear layers. The white regions...34Experimental Study of a Ventilated Supercavitating Vehicle," Fifth International Symposium on Cavitation (CAV2003), Osaka , Japan, November 1-4, 2003

  18. Eesti tagalamehed tegid Euroopa superliigas kiiduväärset tööd / Peep Pahv, Deivil Tserp

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Pahv, Peep, 1970-

    2007-01-01

    Euroopa mitmevõistluse karikavõistlustest Tallinnas. Individuaalselt isikliku rekordiga kuuendaks tulnud Andres Raja täitis Osaka MMi normi, Tarmo Riitmuru püstitas samuti isikliku rekordi ja Päärn Brauer võitles haige jala kiuste vapralt lõpuni. Vt. samas: Mitmevõistleja Indrek Turi vintsutused jätkuvad

  19. Advances in Vessel and Aircraft Technologies

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-05-25

    for robots, the Ministry of Economy , Trade and Industry (METI) of the Japanese government has urged the robotics community to strive towards the...Univ., Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tsukuba Univ., Tohoku Univ., Kobe Univ., 11 Osaka Univ., Kyoto Univ., Ritsumeikan Univ., Hiroshima Univ

  20. Berliini festival asub uuenduste teele / Lauri Kärk

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Kärk, Lauri, 1954-

    2002-01-01

    Berliini 52. filmifestival algab täna sakslase Tom Tykweri mängufilmiga "Taevas". Festivali uue direktori Dieter Kosslicki uuenduseks on saksa filmi endisest tunduvalt suurem osakaal. Esmakordselt on festivali "Panorama Special" kavas eesti mängufilm, milleks on Peeter Simmi "Head käed". Eesti filmid on esil ka festivali suurel filmiturul

  1. Fluxgate gradiometry survey in the ruins of Karksi castle and palaeoenvironmental analysis in its hinterlands / Heiki Valk, Chantel Summerfield, Pluskowski, Alexander

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Valk, Heiki, 1959-

    2009-01-01

    Gradiomeetriliste uuringute tulemused sobivad üldjoontes Karksi linnuse 17. sajandi plaaniga. Suurim erinevus ilmnes peavärava piirkonnas. Linnusest 5 km lõuna poolt võetud palünoloogiline analüüs näitab, varasematel metsamaastikel suureneb vahemikus 890-1040 pKr kanarbiku osakaal ja ilmuvad rukki õietolmuterad

  2. Reconstruction of the thermal environment evolution from subsurface temperature distribution in Japan and Thailand

    Science.gov (United States)

    Hamamoto, H.; Yamano, M.; Goto, S.; Hachinohe, S.; Shiraishi, H.; Ishiyama, T.; Miyakoshi, A.; Taniguchi, M.; Arimoto, H.; Kitaoka, K.

    2012-12-01

    Temperature changes at the ground surface propagate into the underground and disturb the subsurface temperature structure. Analyzing disturbances in the subsurface temperature structure, we can reconstruct the past ground surface temperature (GST) change, which is closely related to the past surface air temperature change. This method can be applied to studies of thermal environment evolution in urban areas such as the development of "heat islands". We have been investigating GST histories in three areas, which are located in Japan and Thailand. The three areas are the northern part of Kanto area, Osaka area, and Bangkok area. Kanto area and Osaka area have the greatest and second greatest population in Japan, each other. Bangkok area has the greatest population in Thailand. In the northern part of Kanto area, we conducted measurements of temperature profiles in groundwater monitoring wells at 25 sites in 2009, 2010, and 2011. In Osaka area, temperature profiles were measured at 31 sites in 2011 as the project of the Sumitomo Foundation (M. Taniguchi). In Bangkok area, we measured temperature profiles at 45 sites in 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010. We examined the shapes of the temperature profiles and selected ones that are not significantly disturbed by groundwater flow. Reconstruction of GST history for the last about 300 hundred years was made at two sites in the northern part of Kanto area, at six sites in Osaka area, and at six sites in Bangkok area. We used a multi-layer model that allows layers with different thermal properties, determining layer boundaries based on lithology of the formations around the wells. All of the reconstructed GST histories show surface warming in the last century. In the northern part of Kanto area, the amount of the temperature increase from 1700 to 2010 is about 2.5 K at both sites. In Osaka area, the amount of the temperature increase from 1700 to 2010 ranges from 2.5 K to 5.0 K and is larger in the city center and the southern part

  3. Neutralizing activities of human immunoglobulin derived from donors in Japan against mosquito-borne flaviviruses, Japanese encephalitis virus, West Nile virus, and dengue virus

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Yunoki M

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Mikihiro Yunoki,1-3 Takeshi Kurosu,2 Ritsuko Kubota Koketsu,2,4 Kazuo Takahashi,5 Yoshinobu Okuno,4 Kazuyoshi Ikuta2,4 1Research and Development Division, Japan Blood Products Organization, Tokyo, 2Department of Virology, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Osaka, 3Pathogenic Risk Evaluation, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Rakuno Gakuen University, Hokkaido, 4Research and Development Division, The Research Foundation for Microbial Diseases of Osaka University, Kagawa, 5Osaka Prefectural Institute of Public Health, Osaka, Japan Abstract: Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV, West Nile virus (WNV, and dengue virus (DenV are causal agents of Japanese encephalitis, West Nile fever, and dengue fever, respectively. JEV is considered to be indigenized and widespread in Japan, whereas WNV and DenV are not indigenized in Japan. Globulin products seem to reflect the status of the donor population according to antivirus neutralization activity. However, the anti-JEV, -WNV, and -DenV neutralization activities of globulin products derived from donors in Japan have not been clarified. Furthermore, potential candidates for the development of an effective immunotherapeutic drug for encephalitis caused by JEV, WNV, or DenV have also not been identified. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the overall status of the donor population in Japan based on globulin products by evaluating anti-JEV, -WNV, and -DenV neutralizing activities of intravenous immunoglobulin. Overall, intravenous immunoglobulin products showed stable neutralizing activity against JEV but showed no or only weak activity against WNV or DenV. These results suggest that the epidemiological level against WNV and DenV in the donor population of Japan is still low, suggesting that these viruses are not yet indigenized. In addition, JEV vaccinations and/or infections in the donor population do not induce a cross-reactive antibody against WNV. Keywords

  4. Process of spontaneous resolution in the conservative management of congenital dacryocystocele

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Mimura M

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Masashi Mimura,1,2 Mari Ueki,1 Hidehiro Oku,1 Bunpei Sato,2 Tsunehiko Ikeda11Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka Medical College, Takatsuki, 2Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka Kaisei Hospital, Osaka, JapanPurpose: To assess efficacy of the conservative management of patients with congenital dacryocystocele.Materials and methods: This was a retrospective case series involving six sides of five infants with a dacryocystocele treated at Osaka Kaisei Hospital, Osaka, Japan. The conservative management protocol consisted of the application of warm compresses and massage over the mass, with the addition of antibiotics when dacryocystitis developed. Patient age at the time of resolution, presence of retrograde outflow of contents of dacryocystoceles from the puncta, and development of dacryocystitis were recorded.Results: The dacryocystocele was unilateral in four patients and bilateral in one patient. A nasal cyst was present in four patients without respiratory distress. The median patient age at the time of the diagnosis was 7 days (range 2–10 days. Conservative management was selected in all patients, and the dacryocystocele was resolved in all patients at a median patient age of 14.5 days (range 11–105 days. Two sides developed dacryocystitis, which resolved in a few days with antibiotic treatment. In those two sides, rupture of the dacryocystoceles to the common canaliculus with retrograde discharge of the contents from the puncta before the dacryocystitis developed was noted. For the other four treated sides, no such discharge or development of dacryocystitis was observed.Conclusion: The findings of this study show that a dacryocystocele has a good chance of resolving spontaneously with conservative management and careful observation, and that rupture of the dacryocystocele to the common canaliculus might be an important precursor of dacryocystitis.Keywords: dacryocystitis, congenital lacrimal obstruction, remnant, precursor, retrograde

  5. Report on support activity for the East Japan Great Earthquake (May 27-29, 2011).

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ooe, Yosuke

    2012-07-01

    The M9.0 great earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011 triggered a huge tsunami on the Pacific coast in the Tohoku region and caused enormous damage, resulting in 15,854 deaths and 3,276 missing persons (as of March 1, 2012, according to the Japanese National Police Agency). Presently, inhabitants in Fukushima Prefecture continue to live as refugees because of radiation contamination caused by explosions at the Fukushima nuclear power plants. Immediately after the earthquake, DMATs (Disaster Medical Assistance Teams) went to the affected areas to begin relief operations. The Japan Medical Association then founded the JMAT (Japan Medical Association Team), an organization to take over DMAT activities. The purpose of JMAT is (1) to assist hospitals and clinics in affected areas with daily care and (2) to provide medical care in refuge and aid stations. The Osaka Medical Association was assigned to be in charge of medical support in Iwate Prefecture. For medical services, team activities are more effective than individual efforts. Therefore, JMAT is basically a team composed of one doctor, two nurses, and one clerical officer. The team of Yao Municipal Hospital consists of two doctors, two nurses, two pharmaceutical chemists, and two office clerks. It is 13,000 km each way from Osaka to Iwate, and it is an estimated 15 hours by road. Our initial schedule was five days and four nights, leaving Osaka on the afternoon of May 26 and heading for Iwate on a chartered bus, engaging in medical care from the morning of May 27 to 30, leaving Iwate on the morning of May 30 and returning to Osaka that evening. However, since Hanamaki Airport in the inland area of Iwate Prefecture became usable starting in mid-May, we arrived in Hanamaki City by air and used a large taxi from the airport. In accordance with the recovery of local medical institutions, the Osaka Medical Association JAMT dispatch was to be terminated by the end of May. As a result, our team's itinerary was reduced

  6. Tulumaks Eesti kohaliku omavalitsuse tuluallikana : praktilisi probleeme / Mikk Lõhmus, Urmas Koidu

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Lõhmus, Mikk

    2007-01-01

    Artiklis näidatakse, millest moodustuvad kohaliku omavalitsuse tulud, millised on maakondlikud tuluerinevused, kuidas on laekunud tulumaks maakonniti, millised on olnud tulumaksust mahaarvamised, kuidas tasandusfondi ja diferentseeritud maamaksu kaudu tasandatakse erisusi. Tabelid: Mõnede Euroopa riikide kohaliku tulubaasi suhe SKT-sse ja avaliku sektori kogukuludesse; Kohalike eelarvete ja riigieelarve kasv aastail 2004-2006; Riigile laekunud tulu osakaal füüsilistelt isikutelt kinnipeetud tulumaksust 2004. a. ja 2005. a.; Tulumaksu mahaarvamiste osakaal kõigist tuludest ja keskmine deklareeritud tulu 2004. a. ja 2005. a.; Diagrammid: Eesti kohaliku omavalitsuse tulud 2006. a.; Maakondade (ja Tallinna linna) elanike arvu ja laekumiste osatähtsus Eestis 2006. a.; Tulumaksulaekumine elaniku kohta 2006. a.; Tulumaksulaekumise kasv elaniku kohta aastail 2004-2006; Tulumaksulaekumise suhteline kasv aastail 2004-2006 elaniku kohta; Lisad: Tulumaksu ja tasandusfondi laekumine aastail 2004-2006; Tulumaksu laekumise kasv aastail 2004-2006

  7. Japanese advances in fuzzy systems research

    Science.gov (United States)

    Schwartz, Daniel G.

    1992-07-01

    During this past summer (1991), I spent two months on an appointment as visiting researcher at Kansai University, Osaka, Japan, and five weeks at the Laboratory for International Fuzzy Engineering Research (LIFE), in Yokohama. Part of the expenses for the time in Osaka, and all the expenses for the visit at LIFE, were covered by ONR. While there I met with most of the key researchers in both fuzzy systems and case-based reasoning. This involved trips to numerous universities and research laboratories at Matsushita/Panasonic, Omron, and Hitachi Corporations. In addition, I spent three days at the Fuzzy Logic Systems Institute (FLSI), Iizuka, and I attended the annual meeting of the Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Research (SOFT-91) in Nagoya. The following report elaborates what I learned as a result of those activities.

  8. mDCC_tools: characterizing multi-modal atomic motions in molecular dynamics trajectories.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kasahara, Kota; Mohan, Neetha; Fukuda, Ikuo; Nakamura, Haruki

    2016-08-15

    We previously reported the multi-modal Dynamic Cross Correlation (mDCC) method for analyzing molecular dynamics trajectories. This method quantifies the correlation coefficients of atomic motions with complex multi-modal behaviors by using a Bayesian-based pattern recognition technique that can effectively capture transiently formed, unstable interactions. Here, we present an open source toolkit for performing the mDCC analysis, including pattern recognitions, complex network analyses and visualizations. We include a tutorial document that thoroughly explains how to apply this toolkit for an analysis, using the example trajectory of the 100 ns simulation of an engineered endothelin-1 peptide dimer. The source code is available for free at http://www.protein.osaka-u.ac.jp/rcsfp/pi/mdcctools/, implemented in C ++ and Python, and supported on Linux. kota.kasahara@protein.osaka-u.ac.jp Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online. © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press.

  9. The evolution of merchant moral thought in Tokugawa Japan

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ryan Langrill

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available The Tokugawa Era of Japan is known for its domination by the shogunate, or warrior bureaucracy. While samurai capture the popular imagination, the merchant class of this era was changing their cultural narrative as well. The regime, officially Neo-Confucian, considered trade a vulgar and corrupting activity, but among commoners, especially in Osaka, a culture arose celebrating the virtue of commerce. Merchant scholars and commoners assailed the orthodoxy by putting forth alternate interpretations of Confucianism, and later by abandoning the entire Confucian framework. Their primary goal was to explore the nature of virtue and commerce, and justify their own place in the world. As a side effect, the marriage of virtue to commerce allowed a nexus of long-term relationships to arise, based in Osaka.

  10. Development of Residential SOFC Cogeneration System

    Science.gov (United States)

    Ono, Takashi; Miyachi, Itaru; Suzuki, Minoru; Higaki, Katsuki

    2011-06-01

    Since 2001 Kyocera has been developing 1kW class Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) for power generation system. We have developed a cell, stack, module and system. Since 2004, Kyocera and Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. have been developed SOFC residential co-generation system. From 2007, we took part in the "Demonstrative Research on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells" Project conducted by New Energy Foundation (NEF). Total 57 units of 0.7kW class SOFC cogeneration systems had been installed at residential houses. In spite of residential small power demand, the actual electric efficiency was about 40%(netAC,LHV), and high CO2 reduction performance was achieved by these systems. Hereafter, new joint development, Osaka Gas, Toyota Motors, Kyocera and Aisin Seiki, aims early commercialization of residential SOFC CHP system.

  11. Tulumaks Eesti kohaliku omavalitsuse tuluallikana : praktilisi probleeme / Mikk Lõhmus, Urmas Koidu

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Lõhmus, Mikk

    2007-01-01

    Artiklis näidatakse, millest moodustuvad kohaliku omavalitsuse tulud, millised on maakondlikud tuluerinevused, kuidas on laekunud tulumaks maakonniti, millised on olnud tulumaksust mahaarvamised, kuidas tasandusfondi ja diferentseeritud maamaksu kaudu tasandatakse erisusi. Tabelid: Mõnede Euroopa riikide kohaliku tulubaasi suhe SKT-sse ja avaliku sektori kogukuludesse; Kohalike eelarvete ja riigieelarve kasv aastail 2004-2006; Riigile laekunud tulu osakaal füüsilistelt isikutelt kinnipeetud tulumaksust 2004. a. ja 2005. a.; Tulumaksu mahaarvamiste osakaal kõigist tuludest ja keskmine deklareeritud tulu 2004. a. ja 2005. a.; Diagrammid: Eesti kohaliku omavalitsuse tulud 2006. a.; Maakondade (ja Tallinna linna) elanike arvu ja laekumiste osatähtsus Eestis 2006. a.; Tulumaksulaekumine elaniku kohta 2006. a.; Tulumaksulaekumise kasv elaniku kohta aastail 2004-2006; Tulumaksulaekumise suhteline kasv aastail 2004-2006 elaniku kohta; Lisad: Tulumaksu ja tasandusfondi laekumine aastail 2004-2006; Tulumaksu laekumise kasv aastail 2004-2006

  12. Leveling off the energy demand. Air conditioning by town gas NEXT STAGE. Energy juyo no heijunka wo motomete. Gas reibo NEXT STAGE

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Watanabe, K. (Keio Univ., Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Science and Technology)

    1994-07-01

    Utilizing various types of energy with combining them rationally is now drawing attention. One of these types of energy is the town gas. The air conditioning by town gas draws a special attention. The town gas is characterized by environmental conservation, energy saving, and comfortability. The town gas does not contain sulfur compounds which cause the acid rain. The town gas produces the least amount of carbon dioxide among all the fossil fuel. The air conditioning by the town gas is getting popular. Examples are Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Pavilion Plaza, a new shopping spot in Fukuoka, Umeda Sky Building in Osaka, Dai-ich Apparel Center in Tokyo, Ohno Memorial Hospital in Osaka, Nagoya Municipal Integrated Stadium in Nagoya, Meguro-Gajoen in Tokyo, and New Yomiuri-Shimbun Building in Sapporo. 41 figs.

  13. Healthcare public key infrastructure (HPKI) and non-profit organization (NPO): essentials for healthcare data exchange.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Takeda, Hiroshi; Matsumura, Yasushi; Nakagawa, Katsuhiko; Teratani, Tadamasa; Qiyan, Zhang; Kusuoka, Hideo; Matsuoka, Masami

    2004-01-01

    To share healthcare information and to promote cooperation among healthcare providers and customers (patients) under computerized network environment, a non-profit organization (NPO), named as OCHIS, was established at Osaka, Japan in 2003. Since security and confidentiality issues on the Internet have been major concerns in the OCHIS, the system has been based on healthcare public key infrastructure (HPKI), and found that there remained problems to be solved technically and operationally. An experimental study was conducted to elucidate the central and the local function in terms of a registration authority and a time stamp authority by contracting with the Ministry of Economics and Trading Industries in 2003. This paper describes the experimental design with NPO and the results of the study concerning message security and HPKI. The developed system has been operated practically in Osaka urban area.

  14. Comparison of Emla cream and topical lidocaine tape for pain relief of V-beam laser treatment.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Horikiri, Masaru; Ueda, Kazuki; Sakaba, Takao

    2017-06-23

    The authors compared the analgesic effects of two topical applications; Emla(®) cream (Sato Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan) and 60% lidocaine tape (Penles(®) tape; Maruho, Osaka, Japan). The authors examined 20 outpatients with capillary malformations. Emla(®) cream or Penles(®) tape was applied 1 h before laser irradiation using V-Beam. After V-Beam irradiation, pain intensity was measured using Pain Vision(®) (NIPRO, Osaka, Japan), while subjective pain was converted into numerical values using the VAS system. In the assessment using Pain Vision(®), pain was significantly lower in patients who received Emla(®) cream (Welch test), whereas no difference was observed in VAS ratings between the two applications (student's t test). The objective system showed that Emla(®) cream had a significantly greater analgesic effect. We plan to evaluate the analgesic effects of these topical anesthetics by applying them to other anatomical areas.

  15. JPRS Report Science and Technology, Japan: Atomic Energy Society 1989 Annual Meeting.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2007-11-02

    Post-Irradiation Examination of Fugen MOX Fuel Assembly Outline of the PIE [K. Asahi, K, Domoto, et al.] 24 Study of Np Separation Process in...state and land-sea breeze shift (for one hour). 23 Post-Irradiation Examination of Fugen MOX Fuel Assembly Outline of the PIE 43063046e Osaka...Introduction Fugen is the world’s first thermal neutron reactor to use MOX [mixed oxide] fuel in full scale, and it has steadily operated and provided

  16. More Than Sightseeing

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    Noriyoshi; Ehara

    2010-01-01

    The World Expo in Shanghai is being held just two years after China hosted the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Japan had a similar experience about 40 years ago. After Tokyo hosted the Olympic Games in 1964, another Japanese city, Osaka, hosted the World Expo. Back then, Japan’s economy was growing quickly and the Expo became a stimulus for Japan’s economic boom. What will the Shanghai Expo bring to the Chinese economy?

  17. Strategic and Operational Aspects of Japan’s Invasions of Korea, 1592- 1598

    Science.gov (United States)

    1993-06-01

    the principles of these great commanders." Napoleon Bonaparte , Military Maxims, 1831, quoted in yintle, The Dictionary of War Quotations The...Moreover, Jesuit Father Luis Frois accompanied his Vice-Provincial, Gasper Coelho, on a visit to Osaka in 1586 and recorded that Hideyoshi had expressed his... Bonaparte , Military Maxims, 1831, quoted in gntle, The Dictionary of War Quotations Napoleon’s maxim is all well and good, but Napoleon might have

  18. Development of emergency response training program based on human factors; Developpement d'un programme de formation pour la reaction aux situations d'urgences base sur les facteurs humains

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Nakata, Y. [Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (Japan)

    2000-07-01

    A training program has been developed at Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. to improve personal response to emergency situations by enabling plant shift chiefs to understand the unique human behavioral patterns that appear during emergencies. The program provides comprehensive and systematic training consisting of lectures and seminars based on a Human Factor Handbook, simulation training, and feedback training. The program can also be applied to all areas of the process industry. (author)

  19. Bubbletecture H / Sebastian Duque

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Duque, Sebastian

    2008-01-01

    Osaka lähedal asuvast keskkonnaõppe külastuskeskusest Bubbletecture H. Arhitekt Shuhei Endo. Hoone programm nägi ette kolm peamist ruumidegruppi: auditoorium, raamatukogu-inforuum ning töötubade ala. Hoone koosneb kolmest omavahel seotud sfäärist, välismuljet kujundavad jaapani seedrist puitosad ja terasplaadid, siseskelett on puidust. Interjööris on keskne roll valgusel. Joon.: asendiplaan, 6 vaadet, värv. fotod: 8 vaadet

  20. Development of emergency response training program based on human factors; Developpement d'un programme de formation pour la reaction aux situations d'urgences base sur les facteurs humains

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Nakata, Y. [Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (Japan)

    2000-07-01

    A training program has been developed at Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. to improve personal response to emergency situations by enabling plant shift chiefs to understand the unique human behavioral patterns that appear during emergencies. The program provides comprehensive and systematic training consisting of lectures and seminars based on a Human Factor Handbook, simulation training, and feedback training. The program can also be applied to all areas of the process industry. (author)

  1. Is administrating branched-chain amino acid-enriched nutrition achieved symptom-free in malnourished cirrhotic patients?

    OpenAIRE

    Tsuda, Yasuhiro; Fukui, Hideo; Sujishi, Tetsuya; Ohama, Hideko; Tsuchimoto, Yusuke; Asai, Akira; Fukunisi, Shinya; Higuchi, Kazuhide

    2013-01-01

    Administration of branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) has been reported to improve liver function, quality of life (QOL). However, in some malnourished patients, serum albumin levels do not improve in response to BCAA granules. In this study, we examined the effects of BCAA-enriched enteral nutrition in patients unresponsive to BCAA granules. Thirty-two decompensated cirrhotic patients at Osaka Medical College were enrolled in this study. Since all patients showed no improvement in serum albumi...

  2. Association of IL-8-inducing strains of diffusely adherent Escherichia coli with sporadic diarrheal patients with less than 5 years of age

    OpenAIRE

    Ismail Mustafa Meraz; Kentaro Arikawa; Hiromi Nakamura; Jun Ogasawara; Atsushi Hase; Yoshikazu Nishikawa

    2007-01-01

    The role of diffusely adherent Escherichia coli (DAEC) in diarrheal disease has been controversial. However, DAEC strains were recently implicated in diarrheal disease in developing countries. To clarify whether DAEC are prevalent among sporadic cases of diarrheal illness in Osaka City, Japan, E. coli strains isolated between July 1997 and March 2000 during diarrheagenic E. coli (DEC) investigation were retrospectively examined. DAEC strains were recognized among 41 (4.4%) of 924 patients and...

  3. Book Reviews

    OpenAIRE

    Joop Morriën; Harry A. Poeze; Florence Weiss; C.H. van Nieuwenhuijsen-Riedeman; H.D. Kubitscheck; R. Hagesteijn; D.J. Roorda; J. van Goor; J. Verkuyl; I.H. Enklaar; Andrew Turton; Pierre Brocheux; B. van Norren; J. van Baal; P.H. Pott

    1985-01-01

    - J. van Baal, B. van Norren, Socio-culturele structuur en innovatie: een structuur-vergelijkend onderzoek naar adoptie van family-planning in de periode 1969-1973 door Sundanese echtparen in twee rurale gemeenschappen op West-Java. Dissertatie Landbouwhogeschool Wageningen, 1985. 533 pp. - Pierre Brocheux, Andrew Turton, History and peasant consciousness in South East Asia, Senri Ethnological studies no. 13, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka. 1984, 420 pp., Shigeharu Tanabe (eds.) - I.H. E...

  4. Proceedings of the International Wire and Cable Symposium (33rd) Held at Cherry Hill, New Jersey on 13-15 November 1984

    Science.gov (United States)

    1984-11-15

    Electric In- dustries, Ltd., Yokohama, Japan 338 Optical Fiber Under-Carpet Cable System— K. Omae, F. Takahashi, A. Otake, M. Nomura, and T. Mishima ...assistance in the developmental work. Yukio Morita Material Research laboratory Dainichi- Nippon Cables.Ltd. Mr.Morita graduated from Osaka University...System K. Omae F. Takahashi A. Otake M.Nomura T. Mishima The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. Tokyo, Japan Abstract This paper describes a compact

  5. Investigation of late iron age occupation layers in Viljandi castle park / Heiki Valk, Eve Rannamäe

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Valk, Heiki, 1959-

    2015-01-01

    Tõenäoliselt kuulub uuritav leiumaterjal 11.- 12. sajandisse. Sel perioodil kasutati Viljandissamaaegselt nii kedra- kui käsitsikeraamikat. Leitud loomaluude hulgas on märkimisväärnselt suur osakaal kopraluudel. Vaatamata säilinud kultuurkihi väiksusele võimaldavad kaevamistulemused väita, et Viljandi muinaslinnuse vahetus läheduses, teiselpool vallikraavina toiminud looduslikku uhtorgu paiknes noorema rauaaja asula

  6. Drift issues of tall buildings during the March 11, 2011 M9.0 Tohoku earthquake, Japan - Implications

    Science.gov (United States)

    Celebi, Mehmet; Okawa, Izuru

    2014-01-01

    One of the most significant effects of the M9.0 Tohoku, Japan earthquake of March 11, 2011 is the now well-known long duration (>10 minutes) shaking of buildings in Japan – particularly those in Tokyo (~350-375 km from the epicenter) and in places as far as Osaka (~770 km from the epicenter). Although none collapsed, the strong shaking caused many tall buildings not to be functional for days and weeks.

  7. The Present State and Future Perspective of Biomedical Engineering in Japan

    Science.gov (United States)

    2007-11-02

    The Present State and Future Perspective of Biomedical Engineering in Japan Shunsuke Sato (Osaka University, Graduate School of Engineering...21st century is a century of life sciences. Biomedical engineering is a field of integrated science and biotechnology, a paradigm where the basic... biomedical engineering and technological development in Japan. The number of members of the society was 900 at the time of establishment, but has

  8. Education and making human resources activities in japanese universities

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Toshikazu, Takeda [Osaka Univ., Div. of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Suita Osaka (Japan); Yoshiaki, Oka [Tokyo Univ., Dept. of Nuclear Engineering and Management (Japan); Seiji, Shiroya [Kyoto Univ., Research Reactor Institute, Osaka (Japan)

    2007-07-01

    Education systems of Japanese Universities for developing human resources in nuclear industry are described. As examples, the present nuclear engineering curricula of the University of Tokyo, of the Tokyo Institute of Technology and of the Osaka University are presented. The experimental courses on reactor physics using the Kyoto University Critical Assembly, the Kinki University Training Reactor, and the Joyo reactor and Monju are also presented. (authors)

  9. Birth of String Theory

    CERN Document Server

    Itoyama, H

    2016-01-01

    This is a brief summary of an introductory lecture for students and scholars in general given by the author at Nambu Memorial Symposium which was held at Osaka City University on September 29, 2015. We review the invention of string theory by Professor Yoichiro Nambu following the discovery of the Veneziano amplitude. We also discuss Professor Nambu's proposal on string theory in the Schild gauge in 1976 which is related to the matrix model of Yang-Mills type.

  10. Berlinale lõpusirgel / Karlo Funk

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Funk, Karlo, 1971-

    2002-01-01

    Berliini 52. filmifestivalist, mis algas sakslase Tom Tykweri sisuka mängufilmiga "Taevas". Festivali uue direktori Dieter Kosslicki uuenduseks on saksa filmi endisest tunduvalt suurem osakaal. Eile linastus ametlikult festivali Panorama programmis Peeter Simmi "Head käed". Eesti filmid on esil ka festivali suurel filmiturul, kus Arvo Iho "Karu süda" äratas tähelepanu ja valiti Moskva festivali võistlusprogrammi

  11. 先物市場における高速取引が現物市場の流動性に与える影響

    OpenAIRE

    森保, 洋

    2016-01-01

    Osaka Stock Exchange introduced J-GATE, a newly trading platform for derivative trading on February 2011.By using the introduction as an exogenous event that increases high-frequency trading in the futures market, this paper investigates whether high-frequency trading in futures market improve its spot market liquidity. The empirical results provide the evidence that high-frequency trading improve spot market liquidity in terms of spread measures. However, the results find that the mark...

  12. Remote ischemic conditioning improves coronary microcirculation in healthy subjects and patients with heart failure

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Kono Y

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Yasushi Kono,1 Shota Fukuda,1 Akihisa Hanatani,2 Koki Nakanishi,2 Kenichiro Otsuka,2 Haruyuki Taguchi,1 Kenei Shimada2 1Department of Medicine, Osaka Ekisaikai Hospital, Osaka, Japan; 2Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Osaka City University School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan Background: Remote ischemic conditioning (RIC is a treatment modality that suppresses inflammation and improves endothelial function, which are factors involved in the pathogenesis of heart failure (HF with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction. Coronary flow reserve (CFR is a physiological index of coronary microcirculation and is noninvasively measured by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography (TTDE. This study aimed to investigate the effects of RIC on CFR in healthy subjects and patients with HF, through the assessment by TTDE. Methods: Ten patients with HF with left ventricular ejection fraction of less than 40%, and ten healthy volunteers were enrolled in this study. RIC treatment was performed twice a day for 1 week. Our custom-made RIC device was programmed to automatically conduct 4 cycles of 5 minutes inflation and 5 minutes deflation of a blood pressure cuff to create intermittent arm ischemia. CFR measurements and laboratory tests were examined before, and after 1 week of RIC treatment. Results: One week of RIC treatment was well tolerated in both groups. RIC treatment increased CFR from 4.0±0.9 to 4.6±1.3 (mean ± standard deviation in healthy subjects (P=0.02, and from 1.9±0.4 to 2.3±0.7 in patients with HF (P=0.03, respectively. Systolic blood pressure in healthy subjects, and heart rate in HF patients decreased after RIC treatment (both P<0.01. Conclusion: This study demonstrated that a 1 week course of RIC treatment improved coronary microcirculation in healthy subjects and patients with HF associated with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction. Keyword: echocardiography, coronary flow reserve, heart failure, preconditioning

  13. Heavy Metal Contamination in Urban Soils I Zinc Accumulation Phenomenon in Urban Environments as Clues of Study

    OpenAIRE

    Komai, Yutaka

    1981-01-01

    As an introduction of the continuing study on the heavy metal contamination in urban soils, zinc accumulation phenomenon observed in urban areas in south Osaka was reported. The survey of zinc concentration in soybean leaves taken in urban and suburban arable lands indicated its accumulation in a wide area. And a correlation between easy soluble zinc level in soils and leaf zinc content were shown. Zinc concentrations in suspended particles in air, falling dust and some water samples were che...

  14. Laser Energy Transmission to a Small-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

    Science.gov (United States)

    Takeda, Kazuya; Kawashima, Nobuki; Yabe, Kyoichi

    A laser energy transmission system for a small-unmanned airplane(Kite-plane) has been developed and a long-time flight demonstration was done successfully in Osaka dome stadium (baseball stadium) at an altitude of 50 m. This test flight shows that it can be practically applied for the surveillance flight in natural disaster such as earthquakes, floods etc. In order to increase the horizontal range keeping the low altitude, an application to a helicopter flight is undertaken.

  15. Kõigi maade proletaarlased, ühinege? / Villu Zirnask

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Zirnask, Villu, 1966-

    2008-01-01

    ILO raporti "Global Wage Report 2008/09" kohaselt on suuremas osas riikides kasvanud palgad aeglasemalt kui SKT. ILO on seisukohal, et ametiühingutele tuleks anda "uus hingamine" - maades, kus kollektiivlepingutega on seotud üle 30% töötajatest, on majanduskasvuga kaasnenud suurem reaalpalkade kasv kui riikides, kus kollektiivlepingute osakaal on väiksem. Diagrammid: Palgad Euroopas 1995-2007; Reaalpalga keskmine aastakasv

  16. M arriages in Japan between Thai and Japanese: A Living Strategy for Thai Women

    OpenAIRE

    KULPRANGTHONG, Teerapol

    2007-01-01

    This research focused specifically on international marriages between Thai and Japanese. The aim is to investigate how Thai women maintain their families in both counties and prevent cultural conflict that may cause an adverse effect on the domestic sphere in the future. The research was conducted using informal interviews (1-2 hours per person) with a representative group of 28 women living in Tokyo, Osaka, and Hokkaido. The results suggested that most women came from the northern region of ...

  17. 全国学力調査結果の統計的分析

    OpenAIRE

    植松, 康祐; 高橋, 泰代; ウエマツ, コウユウ; タカハシ, ヤスヨ; Uematsu, Koyu; Takahashi, Yasuyo

    2017-01-01

     The mass media and people related to education have argued about the results of the Japanese national survey of academic performance which the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology administered; paying attention to the low scores in Osaka prefecture. This paper, does not discuss countermeasures by prefectures, but analyzes the available quantitative data. By using multi regression analysis when letting academic performance be an objective variable, we find some effe...

  18. Tissue regeneration as next-generation therapy for COPD – potential applications

    OpenAIRE

    Shunsuke Ohnishi; Noritoshi Nagaya

    2008-01-01

    Shunsuke Ohnishi, Noritoshi NagayaDepartment of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering, National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, Suita, Osaka, JapanAbstract: COPD is a major cause of chronic morbidity and mortality worldwide, and there is a need to develop more effective therapeutic strategies to replace specialized treatment such as lung transplantation. Recent studies suggest that recognition of apoptotic lung epithelial or endothelial cells may result in growth factors to s...

  19. シミュレーションによる商業スポーツクラブの選好シェア予測

    OpenAIRE

    二宮, 浩彰; 菊池, 秀夫; 守能, 信次; 池田, 勝; 永吉, 宏英; Hiroaki, NINOMIYA; Hideo, KIKUCHI; Shinji, Morino; Masaru, Ikeda; Hirohide, NAGAYOSHI; 大阪体育大学体育学部; Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences

    1995-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to examine sports market via applying conjoint analysis to commercial sports club services. A simulation model was used to predict fluctuations in sports club market share. Data for this study were collected from an urban commercial sports club located in Osaka. A sample of 198 club members was studied through computer interactive interviewing. Six service attributes and 18 levels were considered in the research design. Service profiles that were combinations of a...

  20. Study on geminate ion recombination in liquid dodecane using pico- and subpicosecond pulse radiolysis

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Saeki, Akinori E-mail: saeki03@sanken.osaka-u.ac.jp; Kozawa, Takahiro; Yoshida, Yoichi; Tagawa, Seiichi

    2001-07-01

    Geminate ion recombination was studied by the laser-synchronized pulse radiolysis system which was developed at Osaka University. The time-dependent behavior of the cation radicals in liquid n-dodecane on picosecond time scale showed a typical geminate decay. The experimental data were compared with the theoretical decay based on the diffusion theory with the convolution technique in the time region within 1 ns. (author)

  1. Ettevõtlusse investeerimine on riskantne, aga tasuv / Villu Zirnask

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Zirnask, Villu, 1966-

    2008-01-01

    Aastatel 2004-2006 oli tõenäosus, et ettevõte aasta jooksul oma tegevuse lõpetab, umbes üks neljateistkümnest, pärast 1999. kriisi oli see näitaja üks viiest. Risk lõpetada kahjuga on suurem siis, kui kasutatakse välisfinantseerimist. Samas on ettevõtlusse investeerimine tasuv. Tabel: Aasta jooksul tegevuse lõpetanud ettevõtete osakaal kõigist ettevõtetest

  2. Effects of International Questions on EFL Reading Comprehension at the Junior High School Level

    OpenAIRE

    WATANABE, Kazuo; Mori, Akiko

    2002-01-01

    Reading as communication haas been emphasized in recent EFL reading. We examined if the use of inferential questions as a strategy to teach reading can develop student's reading comprehension skills. We conducted an experiment in which 217 third year junior high school students in Osaka participated. They were divided into three groups. Group A was taught using only traslation, Group B was taught using only literal questions, and Group C was taught using only inferential questions. After the ...

  3. Kas Eesti jääb püsima? / Raivo Vetik, Leeni Hansson, Marge Unt, Airi-Alina Allaste

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    2001-01-01

    Inimarengu aruande autorid sotsiaalprobleemidest Eestis. Diagrammid: Eesti suitsiidikõver aastatel 1970-2000; abirahade, täiendõppe kulutuste ja halduskulude jaotumine aastatel 1995, 1997 ja 1999; erineva haridustasemega inimeste jaotumine erineva tasemega töökohtade vahel protsentides; suitsiidikordajad maailma eri piirkondades ja suurema sagedusega riikides; töötute ja kvalifitseerimata tööliste osakaal haridustaseme ja soolis-rahvuslike gruppide kaupa

  4. Kõigi maade proletaarlased, ühinege? / Villu Zirnask

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Zirnask, Villu, 1966-

    2008-01-01

    ILO raporti "Global Wage Report 2008/09" kohaselt on suuremas osas riikides kasvanud palgad aeglasemalt kui SKT. ILO on seisukohal, et ametiühingutele tuleks anda "uus hingamine" - maades, kus kollektiivlepingutega on seotud üle 30% töötajatest, on majanduskasvuga kaasnenud suurem reaalpalkade kasv kui riikides, kus kollektiivlepingute osakaal on väiksem. Diagrammid: Palgad Euroopas 1995-2007; Reaalpalga keskmine aastakasv

  5. Investigation of late iron age occupation layers in Viljandi castle park / Heiki Valk, Eve Rannamäe

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Valk, Heiki, 1959-

    2015-01-01

    Tõenäoliselt kuulub uuritav leiumaterjal 11.- 12. sajandisse. Sel perioodil kasutati Viljandissamaaegselt nii kedra- kui käsitsikeraamikat. Leitud loomaluude hulgas on märkimisväärnselt suur osakaal kopraluudel. Vaatamata säilinud kultuurkihi väiksusele võimaldavad kaevamistulemused väita, et Viljandi muinaslinnuse vahetus läheduses, teiselpool vallikraavina toiminud looduslikku uhtorgu paiknes noorema rauaaja asula

  6. Very rapid effect of pitavastatin on microvascular function in comparison to rosuvastatin: reactive hyperemia peripheral arterial tonometric study

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Kono Y

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Yasushi Kono,1 Shota Fukuda,1 Kenei Shimada,2 Koki Nakanishi,2 Kenichiro Otsuka,2 Tomoichiro Kubo,1 Satoshi Jissho,1 Haruyuki Taguchi,1 Junichi Yoshikawa,3 Minoru Yoshiyama21Department of Medicine, Osaka Ekisaikai Hospital, Nishi-ku, Osaka, Japan; 2Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Osaka City University School of Medicine, Abeno-ku, Osaka, Japan; 3Nishinomiya Watanabe Cardiovascular Center, Nishinomiya, JapanBackground: It has been reported that pitavastatin improves endothelial function faster than other statins. Recently introduced reactive hyperemia peripheral arterial tonometry (RH-PAT provides objective and quantitative assessment of peripheral microvascular function.Purpose: This study aimed to investigate whether peripheral microvascular function improved 2 hours after pitavastatin in subjects with coronary artery disease (CAD using RH-PAT, and the results were compared with those of rosuvastatin.Methods: This study included 94 subjects with CAD, assigned to a group given 2 mg of pitavastatin (n = 36, a group given 2.5 mg of rosuvastatin (n = 38, and a control group (n = 20. RH-PAT examinations were performed before and 2 hours after statin administration.Results: The RH-PAT index increased 2 hours after pitavastatin administration from 1.82 ± 0.45 to 2.16 ± 0.62 (P = 0.02, whereas there were no differences in the RH-PAT index in the rosuvastatin group (1.79 ± 0.71 to 1.91 ± 0.53, P = 0.09 and the control group (1.68 ± 0.36 to 1.84 ± 0.58, P = 0.4. No significant changes were observed at 2 hours in serum cholesterol levels in each group.Conclusion: The present study demonstrated that peripheral microvascular function improved 2 hours after a single clinical dose of pitavastatin, but not after rosuvastatin.Keywords: coronary artery disease, statin, microvascular function

  7. A Highly intense DC muon source, MuSIC and muon CLFV search

    Science.gov (United States)

    Hino, Y.; Kuno, Y.; Sato, A.; Sakamoto, H.; Matsumoto, Y.; Tran, N. H.; Hashim, I. H.; Fukuda, M.; Hayashida, Y.; Ogitsu, T.; Yamamoto, A.; Yoshida, M.

    2014-08-01

    MuSIC is a new muon facility, which provides the world's highest intense muon beam with continuous time structure at Research Center of Nuclear Physics (RCNP), Osaka University. It's intensity is designed to be 108 muons per second with only 0.4 kW proton beam. Such a high intense muon beam is very important for searches of rare decay processes, for example search for the muon to electron conversion.

  8. Triple therapy with salmeterol/fluticasone propionate 50/250 plus tiotropium bromide improve lung function versus individual treatments in moderate-to-severe Japanese COPD patients: a randomized controlled trial – Evaluation of Airway sGaw after treatment with tripLE

    OpenAIRE

    Saito T; Takeda A; Hashimoto K; Kobayashi A; Hayamizu T; Hagan GW

    2015-01-01

    Takefumi Saito,1 Akinori Takeda,2 Katsuji Hashimoto,3 Akihiro Kobayashi,4 Tomoyuki Hayamizu,5 Gerald W Hagan6 1Department of Respiratory Medicine, Ibarakihigashi National Hospital, Naka, Ibaraki, 2Center for Pulmonary Medicine, Asahikawa Medical Center, Asahikawa, Hokkaido, 3AMC Nishiumeda Clinic, Osaka, 4Biomedical Science Department, 5Medical Affairs Respiratory Department, GlaxoSmithKline KK, Tokyo, Japan; 6Independent Consultant, Marbella, Spain Purpose: Triple therapy using sa...

  9. Recent Advanced in Rare Earth Chemistry: IREC (International Rare Earth Conference) 85 Held at Zurich (Switzerland) on 4-8 Mar 85.

    Science.gov (United States)

    1985-06-04

    diketone mixed cence-monitored stopped-flow. ligands. Sugimoto, Osaka City Univer- Table 3 shows a selection of topics sity, Japan. from the poster...solar concentrator, which uses their es, France) gave a tutorial on color principles (Figure 1). Nonradiative de- synthesis in products containing the...stitute 84/71 meeting on the synthesis , commercial use is in the color TV indus- structure, and reactivity of honoleptic try for brightness, color

  10. The South African National Accelerator Centre and its research programme

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Watanabe, Y. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan)

    1997-03-01

    An overview of the South African National Accelerator Centre and its research activities is given with emphasis on medium energy nuclear physics and nuclear data measurements for medical use. Also presented is a preliminary result of {sup 40}Ca(p,p`x) spectrum measurement for 392 MeV which has been carried out at RCNP, Osaka University, under the South Africa-Japan collaborative programme. (author)

  11. ONR (Office of Naval Research) Far East Scientific Bulletin. Volume 9, Number 2, April - June 1984,

    Science.gov (United States)

    1984-06-01

    Muhammad Sabah and Sarawak marine environment Mahadi, et aZ. . - aspects of marine microbial Dr. Leong Yueh Kwong pollution in Penang Dr. Wong See Yong...atmospheres. Preparations were being made to study plumes. A 10 kW dye laser 0 is not intense enough to find trace pollutants in air and the present dye...and its tributaries. Air pollution in Osaka is also widely recognized as a worsening problem,I with 502 levels being judged as particularly critical

  12. Wide dissemination of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli in community residents in the Indochinese peninsula

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Nakayama T

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Tatsuya Nakayama,1 Shuhei Ueda,2 Bui Thi Mai Huong,3 Le Danh Tuyen,3 Chalit Komalamisra,4 Teera Kusolsuk,4 Itaru Hirai,2 Yoshimasa Yamamoto1,5 1Global Collaboration Center, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan; 2Faculty of Medicine, University of The Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan; 3National Institute for Nutrition, Hanoi, Vietnam; 4Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand; 5Osaka Prefectural Institute of Public Health, Osaka, Japan Abstract: Recent studies have reported a widespread distribution of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL-producing bacteria, not only in the nosocomial setting, but also in the community; some local communities in Southeast Asia have been reported to show a high prevalence of ESBL-producing bacteria. However, the details regarding the quantitative/qualitative state of ESBL-producing bacterial spread in Southeast Asia are currently unclear. Thus, the aim of this study was to assess the state of ESBL-producing bacterial spread in community residents from the Indochinese peninsula, as a representative region of Southeast Asia. In order to achieve this aim, local community residents in Laos and Vietnam were examined for fecal carriage of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae, and the findings were compared with data from a previous study in Thailand which was conducted in the same manner as this study. Between 47.0%–70.2% of the Laotian and Vietnamese residents carried ESBL-producing CTX-M genotype Enterobacteriaceae. The most common sub-genotypes of CTX-M were CTX-M-1 (33.0%–47.5% and CTX-M-9 (47.5%–64.1%, and these rates were similar among all three countries. Taken together, these results confirmed that ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae are widely disseminated in Indochinese countries, such as Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. Keywords: extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL, rural residents, Indochinese peninsula, fecal carriage

  13. Cultures, Worldviews, and Intergenerational Altruism

    OpenAIRE

    Kubota, Kohei; Kamesaka, Akiko; Ogaki, Masao; Ohtake, Fumio

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents empirical evidence concerning effects of cultural differences on parents' attitudes toward children from unique U.S. and Japanese survey data. These data sets have been collected by Osaka University, and contain questions concerning worldviews and religions, hypothetical questions about parental behavior, and questions about socioeconomic variables. The data show that U.S. parents tend to be tougher than Japanese parents toward young children. Our evidence suggests that co...

  14. 戦後復興期大阪における自転車産業と中小機械金属工業

    OpenAIRE

    田中, 幹大

    2009-01-01

    This paper examines the production network of the small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the relationship between wholesalers and SMEs with respect of Osaka's bicycle industry during the postwar reconstruction period. The production of bicycles increased rapidly against the background of enormous demand for consumer goods in the postwar period. The bicycle industry in Japan was characterized by a production system called the "assembly system," and many SMEs from the machine metal indu...

  15. 地方債の累積と地方会計制度の改革(1)―自治体のストック情報分析に向けて―

    OpenAIRE

    坂本, 忠次

    1998-01-01

    Recently in Japan, we found much public debt in local public finance. In this treatise, we refer to some backgrounds of current increase of local debt, and analyze the present situation of Okayama Prefecture. We also investigate the financial structures of Yamaguchi Prefecture,Hiroshima Prefecture and Osaka Prefecture. Following these analyseis, we suggest the necessity to introduce the system of stock-accounts including double entry bookkeeping in local public finance.

  16. USA poliitikud ei söanda keelata ründerelvade müüki / Markus Larsson

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Larsson, Markus

    2004-01-01

    USA-s lõppes teatud tüüpi poolautomaat-ründerelvade müügi keeld. Kongress ei ole presidendile esitanud keelu jätkumist käsitlevat seaduseelnõu. Endise presidendi Bill Clintoni hinnangul kaotasid demokraadid ründerelvade keelu pooldamise tõttu Kongressis vähemalt 20 kohta. Lisa: Ründerelvade osakaal väike

  17. Testing the Nuclear Will of Japan

    Science.gov (United States)

    2007-12-01

    better to continue to develop Japan’s economy . If Japan were to develop nuclear weapons, the fear was that it would damage trade relations with more...Tokyo, Kure, and Osaka universities.24 The knowledge gained from the Japanese scientists was invaluable as they had either studied nuclear technology...rested on the United States; and (4) Japan’s economy could not support the development of nuclear weapons. The main point of this chapter draws out

  18. Military Androids: A Vision for Human Replacement in 2035

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    of his course at Osaka University, and then surprised his students by walking out from behind a curtain as the Geminoid continued class. Actroid is...the loss of those jobs will have no impact on employment. It will simply be a change in the economy . Less Americans serving in the military may...This may negate part of Al Qaeda’s strategy and cause it to seek other indirect approaches to attacking the US economy such as additional attacks

  19. A Highly intense DC muon source, MuSIC and muon CLFV search

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Hino, Y.; Kuno, Y.; Sato, A. [Department of Physics, Osaka University, 1-1 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 (Japan); Sakamoto, H. [Department of Physics, Osaka University, 1-1 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 (Japan); Research Center of Nuclear Physics, 10-1 Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan); Matsumoto, Y.; Tran, N.H.; Hashim, I.H. [Department of Physics, Osaka University, 1-1 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 (Japan); Fukuda, M.; Hayashida, Y. [Research Center of Nuclear Physics, 10-1 Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan); Ogitsu, T.; Yamamoto, A.; Yoshida, M. [High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801 (Japan)

    2014-08-15

    MuSIC is a new muon facility, which provides the world's highest intense muon beam with continuous time structure at Research Center of Nuclear Physics (RCNP), Osaka University. It's intensity is designed to be 10{sup 8} muons per second with only 0.4 kW proton beam. Such a high intense muon beam is very important for searches of rare decay processes, for example search for the muon to electron conversion.

  20. The role of chronobiology and circadian rhythms in type 2 diabetes mellitus: implications for management of diabetes

    OpenAIRE

    Kurose T; Hyo T; Yabe D; Seino Y

    2014-01-01

    Takeshi Kurose, Takanori Hyo, Daisuke Yabe, Yutaka Seino Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Kansai Electric Power Hospital, Fukushima, Osaka, Japan Abstract: Circadian clocks regulate cellular to organic and individual behavior levels of all organisms. Almost all cells in animals have self-sustained clocks entrained by environmental signals. Recent progress in genetic research has included identification of clock genes whose disruption causes metabolic abnormalities such as d...

  1. Berlinale lõpusirgel / Karlo Funk

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Funk, Karlo, 1971-

    2002-01-01

    Berliini 52. filmifestivalist, mis algas sakslase Tom Tykweri sisuka mängufilmiga "Taevas". Festivali uue direktori Dieter Kosslicki uuenduseks on saksa filmi endisest tunduvalt suurem osakaal. Eile linastus ametlikult festivali Panorama programmis Peeter Simmi "Head käed". Eesti filmid on esil ka festivali suurel filmiturul, kus Arvo Iho "Karu süda" äratas tähelepanu ja valiti Moskva festivali võistlusprogrammi

  2. Pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD improves exercise time rather than exercise tolerance: effects and mechanisms

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Miki K

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Keisuke Miki,1 Ryoji Maekura,1 Seigo Kitada,1 Mari Miki,1 Kenji Yoshimura,1 Hiroshi Yamamoto,2 Toshiko Kawabe,2 Hiroyuki Kagawa,1 Yohei Oshitani,1 Akitoshi Satomi,1 Kohei Nishida,1 Nobuhiko Sawa,1 Kimiko Inoue2 1Department of Respiratory Medicine, 2Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, National Hospital Organization, Toneyama National Hospital, Toyonaka, Japan Background: COPD patients undergoing pulmonary rehabilitation (PR show various responses. The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible mechanisms and predictors of the response to PR in COPD patients.Methods: Thirty-six stable COPD patients underwent PR including a 4-week high-intensity exercise training program, and they were evaluated by cardiopulmonary exercise testing. All patients (mean age 69 years, severe and very severe COPD 94% were classified into four groups by whether the exercise time (Tex or the peak oxygen uptake (VO2 increased after PR: two factors increased (both the Tex and the peak VO2 increased; two factors decreased; time only increased (the Tex increased, but the peak VO2 economized; and VO2 only increased (the Tex decreased, but the peak VO2 increased. Within all patients, the relationships between baseline variables and the post-to-pre-change ratio of the time–slope, Tex/(peak minus resting VO2, were investigated.Results: Compared with the two factors increased group (n=11, in the time only increased group (n=18, the mean differences from pre-PR at peak exercise in 1 minute ventilation (VE (P=0.004, VO2 (P<0.0001, and carbon dioxide output (VCO2 (P<0.0001 were lower, 2 VE/VO2 (P=0.034 and VE/VCO2 (P=0.006 were higher, and 3 the dead space/tidal volume ratio (VD/VT and the dyspnea level were similar. After PR, there was no significant difference in the ratio of the observed peak heart rate (HR to the predicted peak HR (220 – age [years] between the two groups. A significant negative correlation with the baseline time–slope (r=-0.496, P=0.002 and a

  3. Topical steroid addiction in atopic dermatitis

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Fukaya M

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Mototsugu Fukaya,1 Kenji Sato,2 Mitsuko Sato,3 Hajime Kimata,4 Shigeki Fujisawa,5 Haruhiko Dozono,6 Jun Yoshizawa,7 Satoko Minaguchi8 1Tsurumai Kouen Clinic, Nagoya, 2Department of Dermatology, Hannan Chuo Hospital, Osaka, 3Sato Pediatric Clinic, Osaka, 4Kimata Hajime Clinic, Osaka, 5Fujisawa Dermatology Clinic, Tokyo, 6Dozono Medical House, Kagoshima, 7Yoshizawa Dermatology Clinic, Yokohama, 8Department of Dermatology, Kounosu Kyousei Hospital, Saitama, Japan Abstract: The American Academy of Dermatology published a new guideline regarding topical therapy in atopic dermatitis in May 2014. Although topical steroid addiction or red burning skin syndrome had been mentioned as possible side effects of topical steroids in a 2006 review article in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, no statement was made regarding this illness in the new guidelines. This suggests that there are still controversies regarding this illness. Here, we describe the clinical features of topical steroid addiction or red burning skin syndrome, based on the treatment of many cases of the illness. Because there have been few articles in the medical literature regarding this illness, the description in this article will be of some benefit to better understand the illness and to spur discussion regarding topical steroid addiction or red burning skin syndrome. Keywords: topical steroid addiction, atopic dermatitis, red burning skin syndrome, rebound, corticosteroid, eczema

  4. Treatment for intractable anemia with the traditional Chinese medicines Hominis Placenta and Cervi Cornus Colla (deer antler glue

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Yasuyo Hijikata

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Yasuyo Hijikata1, Takashi Kano2, Lu Xi31Toyodo Hijikata Clinic, Osaka, Japan; 2Kano Clinic, Osaka city, Osaka, Japan; 3Traditional Chinese Medicine Institute, Si-chuan Province, ChinaObjective: Intractable anemia, such as aplastic anemia or that presumably associated with chronic herpes virus infections, sometimes require bone marrow transplant. We investigated the use of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM for the treatment of intractable anemia. Method: Placenta Hominis (PH, steam boiled and roasted, and Cervi Cornus Colla (deer antler glue has been used in China for hundreds of years to treat anemia. After consent was obtained, we prescribed these two materials for a 74-year-old female with aplastic anemia and a 26-year-old male with presumably a virus-induced anemia. Concomitant conventional therapy was continued in both patients as prescribed by their respective attending physicians. Conclusion: Conventional therapy with steroid hormones, immunosuppressive drugs, platelet and erythrocyte transfusions were not effective in these patients. In addition, both patients suffered from serious side effects. In two patients, ingestion of Placenta Hominis and Cervi Cornus Colla with TCM prescriptions increased the platelet and enhanced the hemoglobin concentration in several months of therapy accompanied by a dramatic improvement in quality of life. The addition to conventional therapy of PH and Cervi Cornus Colla, the latter of which is very easy to obtain, may be one of the potentially advantageous choices in case of otherwise intractable anemia.Keywords: placenta, antler glue, Cervi Cornus Colla, anemia, aplastic anemia

  5. [Regional development planning and migration: the fourth comprehensive national development plan].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wakabayashi, K

    1987-04-01

    In 1986, the National Land Agency of Japan published the Development Plan for the National Capital Region and the outline of the 4th Comprehensive National Development Plan. Ever since the 1st Comprehensive National Development Plan in 1962, basic objectives of the plans have been well-balanced development of national land, adjustment of regional disparities, and dissolution of overcongestion and depopulation. Japan experienced rapid urbanization in the period from the war reconstruction of the 1940s through the high economic growth of the 1950s and 1960s. Particularly, during the high economic growth of the 1960s, the concentration of population and industry was extremely notable in the 3 metropolitan regions centering around Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya. There are indications of increases in excess migration to metropolitan regions once again, but this is due to increases of migration only to the Tokyo Metropolitan Regions. No such indications are seen for the Nagoya and Osaka Metropolitan Regions. Tokyo Metropolitan Regions are changing more and more, as a important international center of banking and information in the world; on the other hand, Osaka is lessening its sphere of influence. Particularly, from the 1980s, the concentration of population and nucleus functional institutions is extremely notable in the Tokyo Metropolitan Regions. The main objective of this paper is to analyze Tokyo New Industrial Cities, and other depopulated areas, through the distribution of population and the location of industry.

  6. [J-GRID and SATREPS programs in Thailand].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kameoka, Masanori; Sasaki, Tadahiro

    2013-01-01

    Thailand-Japan Research Collaboration Center on Emerging and Re-emerging Infections (RCC-ERI) was established in 2005 as a research collaboration center cooperated by Research Institute for Microbial Diseases (RIMD), Osaka University and Department of Medical Sciences, Ministry of Public Health of Thailand. In addition, Mahidol-Osaka Center for Infectious Diseases (MOCID) was established in 2010, also as another research collaboration center cooperated by RIMD, Osaka University and Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University. Epidemiological and basic studies on human pathogenic viruses have been conducted in RCC-ERI and MOCID. In this report, brief overviews of the research activities of both centers, as well as the phenotypic studies on the envelope glycoproteins of HIV-1 Thai strains that have been performed at RCC-ERI, are presented. SATREPS is a Japanese government program by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) that promotes international joint research targeting global issues. Our research group at RIMD have collaborated with the Ministry of Public Health - National Institute of Health (NIH) and Mahidol University in Thailand from 2008 as a four-years project. Our aim on this collaboration is to generate human monoclonal antibodies neutralizing infectious viral agents, hopefully to apply them to clinical field as "therapeutic antibodies". Here we introduce our trials in this project, especially on the generation of human monoclonal antibodies against dengue virus as well as against influenza virus that have been performed as collaboration between Thai and Japanese research groups.

  7. Fast ignition integrated experiments and high-gain point design

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Shiraga, H. [Osaka Univ., Osaka (Japan); Nagatomo, H. [Osaka Univ., Osaka (Japan); Theobald, W. [Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY (United States); Solodov, A. A. [Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY (United States); Tabak, M. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2014-04-17

    Here, integrated fast ignition experiments were performed at ILE, Osaka, and LLE, Rochester, in which a nanosecond driver laser implodes a deuterated plastic shell in front of the tip of a hollow metal cone and an intense ultrashort-pulse laser is injected through the cone to heat the compressed plasma. Based on the initial successful results of fast electron heating of cone-in-shell targets, large-energy short-pulse laser beam lines were constructed and became operational: OMEGA-EP at Rochester and LFEX at Osaka. Neutron enhancement due to heating with a ~kJ short-pulse laser has been demonstrated in the integrated experiments at Osaka and Rochester. The neutron yields are being analyzed by comparing the experimental results with simulations. Details of the fast electron beam transport and the electron energy deposition in the imploded fuel plasma are complicated and further studies are imperative. The hydrodynamics of the implosion was studied including the interaction of the imploded core plasma with the cone tip. Theory and simulation studies are presented on the hydrodynamics of a high-gain target for a fast ignition point design.

  8. Hydro-environmental changes and their influence on the subsurface environment in the context of urban development.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Yoshikoshi, Akihisa; Adachi, Itsu; Taniguchi, Tomomasa; Kagawa, Yuichi; Kato, Masahiro; Yamashita, Akio; Todokoro, Taiko; Taniguchi, Makoto

    2009-04-15

    The relationship between urban development and hydro-environmental change, particularly with regard to the subsurface environment is examined for three coastal cities affected by Asian monsoons (Tokyo and Osaka in Japan, and Bangkok in Thailand). Major differences in subsurface changes among these cities are closely related to city size, urban structure, and the timing, stage and extent of urbanization as well as the natural environment. The work shows that the urban development has not affected the Bangkok subsurface hydro-environment in the same way it has in Tokyo and Osaka. Three reasons for the difference account for this, (1) Bangkok's abundant annual rainfall, (2) Bangkok has the smallest ratio of impervious pavement surface area, meaning that surface water can more easily infiltrate underground., (3) the degree and extent of urbanization. Bangkok's subsurface hydro-environment has not been heavily affected because underground development has not yet reached deep subterranean areas. By researching yet more cities, at different stages of urbanization to that of Tokyo, Osaka and Bangkok, we plan to quantitatively examine urbanization and its influence on subsurface hydro-environments. This research will help limit damage to developing cities that are not yet experiencing subsurface failures but which are expected to confront these problems in the future.

  9. Lightning Imaging via VHF Emission

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kawasaki, Z.

    2015-12-01

    Osaka University has been developing interferometric lightning mapping systems for some time, first with narrow band VHF interferometers, and then with broadband digital VHF interferometers (DITF). Recently, a collaboration between New Mexico Tech and Osaka University resulted in the development of the NMT INTF. All of these interferometric lightning mapping systems have added greatly to our understanding of lightning physics. The next generation of digital broadband VHF interferometer is now being developed in Osaka, called the Lightning Imaging via VHF Emission (LIVE) interferometer. LIVE is capable of mapping lightning in real-time with sub-millisecond time resolution, or through post processing with sub-microsecond time resolution. Near-field corrections have been developed, so that sources very close to the array can be located accurately, and so that the baselines can lengthened for improved angular resolution. LIVE is capable of locating lighting over more than a 75 dB range of brightnesses, allowing the system to be extremely sensitive, and the long baselines allow for location uncertainties as low as tens of meters. Presented are observations of lightning recorded in the Kasai area of Japan, as well as the Pengerang region of Malaysia showing the capabilities of the LIVE interferometer.

  10. Bond strength between zirconium ceramic and dual resinous cement

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    João Galan Junior

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To assess the influence of different surface treatments on the bond strength between the resinous cement Panavia F (Kuraray Co. Ltd., Osaka, Japan and the structure of In-Ceram YZ (Vita Zahnfabrik, Bad Säckingen, Germany. Methods: Fifteen ceramic blocks were assessed: Group 1, finishing with abrasive paper; Group 2, finishing, airborne Al2O3 particle abrasion and silanization; Group 3, finishing, airborne particle abrasion, silicatization and silanization. After treatment, the blocks received cementation of resin composite cylinders with Panavia F (Kuraray Co. Ltd., Osaka, Japan and were submitted to the shear bond strength test in a universal testing machine. Results: The results were statistically analyzed (ANOVA and multiple comparison Student-Newman-Keuls test: Group 1 (9.66 ± 1.67 MPa < Group 2 (16.61 ± 3.38 MPa = Group 3 (19.23 ± 5.69 MPa, with p = 0.007. Conclusion: The structures of the In-Ceram YZ system (Vita Zahnfabrik, Bad Säckingen, Germany associated with Panavia F (Kuraray Co. Ltd., Osaka, Japan require previous etching to achieve greater bond strength between the ceramic and cement, and this treatment may be performed with airborne particle abrasion I or traditional silicatization, both followed by silanization.

  11. Diallyl phthalate prepolymer characterization and testing in fiberglass filled molding compounds

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Whitaker, R.B.; Schneider, R.E.; Schumacher, R.J.

    1983-02-21

    A program was undertaken to identify an acceptable alternative to Dapon 35, an o-diallyl phthalate (DAP) prepolymer no longer available. Three o-DAP prepolymers from the Osaka Soda Company and four laboratory-scale prepolymers from Bendix-Kansas city were characterized and evaluated in DAP-fiberglass molding compounds. Gel permeation chromatography results for the Osaka prepolymers showed all three to be very close to one another in molecular weights (mw) and mw distributions, but slightly lower in both than Dapon 35. They are also slightly higher in monomer content. All three processed readily into DAP-fiberglass molding compounds and passed required physical property tests. One Osaka prepolymer was compounded into both asbestos and Orlon-DAP compounds on a production scale. Both compounds have passed all certification tests. The Bendix prepolymers were deliberately varied in mw and mw distribution and higher in monomer content than Dapon 35. Processing difficulties were encountered with both the lowest and highest molecular weight compounds, and the lowest molecular weight compound failed a number of physical property tests. The two intermediate molecular weight compounds processed readily and passed property tests. Guidelines were established for acceptable o-DAP prepolymers: (1) weight average mw (relative to polystyrene standards): 30,000 to 150,000; (2) mw distribution: 3.0 to less than or equal to 18.0; and (3) DAP monomer content: 1.0 to less than or equal to 6.0%. 5 figures, 6 tables.

  12. PREFACE: International Conference on Advanced Structural and Functional Materials Design 2008

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kakeshita, Tomoyuki

    2009-07-01

    related research topics. The organizing committee gratefully thanks participants for presenting their recent results and for discussions with our COE members and international attendees. November 2008 Professor Tomoyuki Kakeshita Chairman of the Conference Vice Dean, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Division of Materials and Manufacturing Science, Graduate School of Engineering Leader of Global COE Program, Osaka University, ''Center of Excellence for Advanced Structural and Functional Materials Design'' Organization Chairman: T Kakeshita (Osaka University) Advisory Board:H Mehrer (University Münster, Germany), E K H Salje (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom), H-E Schaefer (University of Stuttgart, Germany), P Veyssiere (CNRS-ONERA, France) Organizing Committee: T Kakeshita, H Araki, H Fujii, S Fujimoto, Y Fujiwara, A Hirose, S Kirihara, M Mochizuki, H Mori, T Nagase, H Nakajima, T Nakano, R Nakatani, K Nogi, Y Setsuhara, Y Shiratsuchi, T Tanaka, T Terai, H Tsuchiya, N Tsuji, H Utsunomiya, H Yasuda, H Yasuda (Osaka University) Executive Committee: T Kakeshita, S Fujimoto, Y Fujiwara, A Hirose, T Tanaka, H Yasuda (Osaka University) Conference Secretariat: Y Fujiwara (Osaka University) Proceedings Editors: T Kakeshita and Y Fujiwara (Osaka University) Conference photograph

  13. Adding thiazide to a rennin-angiotensin blocker regimen to improve left ventricular relaxation in diabetes and nondiabetes patients with hypertension

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Takami T

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Takeshi Takami,1 Hiroshi Ito,2 Katsuhisa Ishii,3 Kenei Shimada,4 Katsuomi Iwakura,5 Hiroyuki Watanabe,6 Shota Fukuda,7 Junichi Yoshikawa81Department of Internal Medicine, Clinic Jingumae, Kashihara, Japan; 2Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Okayama University, Graduate School of Medicine, Okayama, Japan; 3Department of Cardiology, Kansai Electric Power Hospital, Osaka, Japan; 4Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Osaka City University of Medicine, Osaka, Japan; 5Cardiovascular Center, Sakurabashi Watanabe Hospital, Osaka, Japan; 6Department of Cardiology, Sakakibara Heart Institute, Tokyo, Japan; 7Department of Medicine, Osaka Ekisaikai Hospital, Osaka, Japan; 8Nishinomiya Watanabe Cardiovascular Center, Nishinomiya, JapanAbstract: The urinary albumin to creatinine ratio (UACR is an independent predictor of outcomes in patients with diastolic dysfunction. Thus, we investigated the relationship between diastolic dysfunction, UACR, and diabetes mellitus (DM in the EDEN study. We investigated the effect of switching from an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEi or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB to a combination of losartan and hydrochlorothiazide on left ventricular (LV relaxation in patients with hypertension and diastolic dysfunction. We enrolled 106 patients with and 265 patients without DM. All patients had diastolic dysfunction and had not achieved their treatment goals with an ACEi or ARB. The measurements of e′ velocity and E/e′ ratio was performed with echocardiography as markers of LV diastolic function. We switched the ACEi or ARB to losartan/hydrochlorothiazide and followed these patients for 24 weeks. UACR was decreased in patients with DM (123.4 ± 288.4 to 66.5 ± 169.2 mg/g creatinine; P = 0.0024, but not in patients without DM (51.2 ± 181.8 to 39.2 ± 247.9 mg/g creatinine; P = 0.1051. Among DM patients, there was a significant relationship between changes in UACR and changes in e′ velocity (r =

  14. Development of adaptive phonetic gestures in children: evidence from vowel devoicing in two different dialects of Japanese.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Imaizumi, S; Fuwa, K; Hosoi, H

    1999-08-01

    High vowels between voiceless consonants are often devoiced in many languages, as well as in many dialects of Japanese. This phenomenon can be hypothesized to be a consequence of the adaptive organization of the laryngeal gestures to various conditions, including dialectal requirements. If this theory is correct, it may be possible to predict developmental changes in vowel devoicing based on the developmental improvement in the dialect-specific organization of the laryngeal gestures. To test this expectation, the developmental properties of vowel devoicing were investigated for 72 children of 4 and 5 years of age, and 37 adults in two dialects of Japanese. One was the Osaka dialect, with a low devoicing rate, and the other the Tokyo dialect, with a high devoicing rate. In the Tokyo dialect, the devoicing rate of children significantly increased and reached an adultlike level by the age of 5 years, whereas it remained low irrespective of age in Osaka. The vowel devoicing of 5-year-old children exhibited the same characteristics as that of the adults of their respective dialect. These results suggest that children growing up with the Tokyo dialect acquire the articulatory gestures which do not inhibit vowel devoicing by the age of 5 years, whereas children growing up with the Osaka dialect acquire those which inhibit the devoicing of vowels by the same age. The results fit in well with the predictions of the gestural account of vowel devoicing. It is also suggested that learning dialect-specific adaptive strategies to coordinate voicing and devoicing gestures as required to attain an adultlike vowel devoicing pattern is a long process: By the age of 5 years children have completed enough of this process to become members of their dialectal community.

  15. Levels of perfluorooctane sulfonate and perfluorooctanoic acid in female serum samples from Japan in 2008, Korea in 1994-2008 and Vietnam in 2007-2008.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Harada, Kouji H; Yang, Hye-Ran; Moon, Chan-Seok; Hung, Nguyen Ngoc; Hitomi, Toshiaki; Inoue, Kayoko; Niisoe, Tamon; Watanabe, Takao; Kamiyama, Shigetoshi; Takenaka, Katsunobu; Kim, Min-Young; Watanabe, Kiyohiko; Takasuga, Takumi; Koizumi, Akio

    2010-04-01

    Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) have recently received attention owing to their widespread contamination in the environment. One of major manufacturers, 3M Company voluntarily phased out PFOS production in 2002. We measured the PFOS and PFOA concentrations in serum samples from Japan (Sendai, Takayama and Osaka), Korea (Busan and Seoul) and Vietnam (Hanoi) to evaluate the possible effects of the phase-out on the serum levels. There were spatial differences in both the serum PFOS and PFOA concentrations. The serum PFOS concentrations (ngmL(-1)) evaluated as the geometric mean (geometric standard deviation) in 2007-2008 ranged from 4.86 (1.45) in Sendai, Japan, to 9.36 (1.42) in Busan, Korea. The serum PFOA concentrations ranged from 0.575 (2.32) in Hanoi, Vietnam, to 14.2 (1.73) in Osaka, Japan. Historically archived samples collected from Korea in 1994-2008 revealed that the serum PFOA concentrations increased by 1.24-fold in Busan from 2000 to 2008 and 1.41-fold in Seoul from 1994 to 2007. On the other hand, the serum PFOS concentrations did not change from 1994 to 2007/2008. The serum PFOS levels in Japan in 2008 were significantly decreased compared with previously reported values (22.3-66.7% of the values in 2003/2004). However, the serum PFOA levels showed a clear decline from 2003 to 2008 in a high-exposed area, Osaka, but not in low-exposed areas in Japan. The trends toward decreases were not uniformly observed in Asian countries, unlike the case for the United States, suggesting that local factors associated with the production and introduction histories in each country overwhelm the effects of the phase-out. 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  16. PREFACE: Fourth International Symposium on Atomic Technology

    Science.gov (United States)

    Okada, Shigefumi

    2010-04-01

    The International Symposium on Atomic Technology (ISAT) is held every year. The 4th Symposium (ISAT-4) was held on November 18-19, 2009 at the Seaside Hotel MAIKO VILLA KOBE, Kobe City, Japan presided by the "Atomic Technology Project". The ISAT-4 symposium was intended to offer a forum for the discussion on the latest progress in the atomic technologies. The symposium was attended by 107 delegates. There were 10 invited and 6 oral presentations. The number of poster presentations was 69. From all the contributions, 22 papers selected through review process are contained in this volume. The "Atomic Technology Project" was started in 2006 as a joint project of three institutions; (1) the Center for Atomic and Molecular Technologies, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University (CAMT), (2) the Tsukuba Research Center for Interdisciplinary Materials Science, Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba (TIMS) and (3) the Polyscale Technology Research Center, Research Institute for Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science (PTRC), each of which were independently pursuing nano-technologies and was developing atomic scale operation and diagnostics, functional materials, micro processing and device. The project is funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. The goal of the project is to contribute to the development of atomic-scale science and technologies such as functional molecules, biomaterials, and quantum functions of atomic-scale structures. Shigefumi Okada Conference Chair Center for Atomic and Molecular Technologies, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita-city, Osaka 565-0871, Japan. Conference photograph Kobe photograph

  17. Significant neutralizing activities against H2N2 influenza A viruses in human intravenous immunoglobulin lots manufactured from 1993 to 2010

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ikuta K

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Ritsuko Kubota-Koketsu,1,2 Mikihiro Yunoki,2,3 Yoshinobu Okuno,1 Kazuyoshi Ikuta21Kanonji Institute, The Research Foundation for Microbial Diseases of Osaka University, Kagawa; 2Department of Virology, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, 3Pathogenic Risk Management, Benesis Corporation, Osaka, JapanAbstract: Influenza A H2N2 virus, also known as the Asian flu, spread worldwide from 1957 to 1967, although there have been no cases reported in humans in the past 40 years. A vaccination program was introduced in Japan in the 1960s. Older Japanese donors could have been naturally infected with the H2N2 virus or vaccinated in the early 1960s. Human intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG reflects the epidemiological status of the donating population in a given time period. Here, the possible viral neutralizing (VN activities of IVIG against the H2N2 virus were examined. Hemagglutination inhibition (HI and VN activities of IVIG lots manufactured from 1993 to 2010 in Japan and the United States were evaluated against H2N2 viruses. High HI and VN activities against H2N2 viruses were found in all the IVIG lots investigated. HI titers were 32–64 against the isolate in 1957 and 64–128 against the isolates in 1965. VN titers were 80–320 against the isolate in 1957 and 1280–5120 against the isolates in 1965. Both the HI and VN titers were higher against the isolate in 1965 than in 1957. Thus, antibody titers of IVIG against influenza viruses are well correlated with the history of infection and the vaccine program in Japan. Therefore, evaluation of antibody titers provides valuable information about IVIGs, which could be used for immune stimulation when a new influenza virus emerges in the human population.Keywords: IVIG, influenza, H2N2, neutralization

  18. Measurement of fast electrons spectra generated by interaction between solid target and peta watt laser

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Tanimoto, T; Habara, H; Tanaka, K A; Kodama, R [Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-6 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan); Nakatsutsumi, M [Laboratoire pour l' Utilisation des Laser Intenses (LULI), CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, Route de Saclay, 91128 Palaiseau, Cedex F 91128 (France); Lancaster, K L; Green, J S; Scott, R H H; Sherlock, M; Norreys, P A [STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0QX (United Kingdom); Evans, R G; Haines, M G [Department of Physics, Imperial College London, Blackett Laboratory, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BZ (United Kingdom); Kar, S; Zepf, M [Centre for Plasma Physics, School of Mathematics and Physics, Queens University Belfast, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN (United Kingdom); King, J; Ma, T; Wei, M S; Yabuuchi, T; Beg, F N [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC San Diego, 9500 Gillman Drive 0411, La Jolla, California 92093-0411, United States of America (United States); Key, M H, E-mail: tanimoto@ile.osaka-u.ac.j [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, PO Box 808, Livermore, California 94550, United States of America (United States)

    2010-08-01

    Fast electron energy spectra have been measured for a range of intensities between 10{sup 18} Wcm{sup -2} and 10{sup 21} Wcm{sup -2} and for different target materials using electron spectrometers. Several experimental campaigns were conducted on peta watt laser facilities at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and Osaka University. In these experimental campaigns, the pulse duration was varied from 0.5 ps to 5 ps. The laser incident angle was also changed from normal incidence to 40{sup 0} in p-polarized. The results show a reduction from the ponderomotive scaling on fast electrons over 10{sup 20} Wcm{sup -2}.

  19. The role of chronobiology and circadian rhythms in type 2 diabetes mellitus: implications for management of diabetes

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Kurose T

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Takeshi Kurose, Takanori Hyo, Daisuke Yabe, Yutaka Seino Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Kansai Electric Power Hospital, Fukushima, Osaka, Japan Abstract: Circadian clocks regulate cellular to organic and individual behavior levels of all organisms. Almost all cells in animals have self-sustained clocks entrained by environmental signals. Recent progress in genetic research has included identification of clock genes whose disruption causes metabolic abnormalities such as diabetes, obesity, and hyperlipidemia. Here we review recent advances in research on circadian disruption, shift work, altered eating behaviors, and disrupted sleep-wake cycles, with reference to management of type 2 diabetes. Keywords: diabetes, clock gene, shift work, eating behavior, sleep loss

  20. Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, 12th International Conference

    CERN Document Server

    Malluhi, Qutaibah; Gonzalez, Sara; Bocewicz, Grzegorz; Bucciarelli, Edgardo; Giulioni, Gianfranco; Iqba, Farkhund

    2015-01-01

    The 12th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence 2015 (DCAI 2015) is a forum to present applications of innovative techniques for studying and solving complex problems. The exchange of ideas between scientists and technicians from both the academic and industrial sector is essential to facilitate the development of systems that can meet the ever-increasing demands of today’s society. The present edition brings together past experience, current work and promising future trends associated with distributed computing, artificial intelligence and their application in order to provide efficient solutions to real problems. This symposium is organized by the Osaka Institute of Technology, Qatar University and the University of Salamanca.

  1. SOME REMARKS ON HYDROFOIL CAVITATION

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    ARNDT Roger E.A.

    2012-01-01

    This paper reviews numerical and experimental investigations of sheet/cloud cavitation carried out at the St.Anthony Falls Laboratory and at two collaborating facilities (Versuchsanstalt Für Wasserbau,Obernach,Germany and Osaka University,Japan) for more than a decade.Although significant advances have been made in the analysis of this flow several issues are still unresolved.The purpose of this paper is to examine the overall features of the problem,review the progress made to date and suggest avenues for new investigation.

  2. 大阪府・和歌山県沿岸における宝永・安政南海道津波の調査

    OpenAIRE

    羽鳥, 徳太郎

    1980-01-01

    There are many old monuments of the Nankaido tsunamis of Hoei (Oct. 28, 1707) and the 2nd Ansei (Dec. 24, 1854) along the Osaka and Wakayama coasts, Western Japan. Most of these monuments were built just after the earthquakes to pray for the repose of the tsunami victims or to sound a warning to inhabitants. In this paper, the tsunami monuments are illustrated. Based on descriptions on the monuments, adding new data collected from the present field investigation, inundation heights of the 170...

  3. Technoshamanic Visions from the Underworld II

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    ’Technoshamanic Visions from the Underworld II’ is a video installation by Jon Weinel, set to a soundtrack of psychedelic rock music by 秘部痺れ Hibushibire from Osaka, Japan. Drawing upon Weinel's research regarding altered stated states of consciousness and music, the videos are based on visual...... patterns of hallucination, psychedelic experiences of sound-to-vision synaesthesia and trance-like states of sensory overload. Technically the films were made by bleaching and hand-painting 8mm films, which are then digitized and combined with geometric computer animations. Finally, the videos are mixed...

  4. Performance of Lithium Ion Cell Anode Graphites Under Various Cycling Conditions

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Ridgway, Paul; Zheng, Honghe; Liu, Gao; Song, Xiangun; Guerfi, Abdelbast; Charest, Patrick; Zaghib, Karim; Battaglia, Vincent

    2009-06-15

    Graphites MCMB-2810 and OMAC-15 (made by Osaka Gas Inc.), and SNG12 (Hydro Quebec, Inc.) were evaluated (in coin cells with lithium counter electrodes) as anode materials for lithium-ion cells intended for use in hybrid electric vehicles. Though the reversible capacity obtained for SNG was slightly higher than that of OMAC or MCMB, its 1st cycle efficiency was lower. Voltage vs capacity plots of cycling data show that the discharge and charge limits shift to higher capacity values due to continuation of anode side reactions. Varying the cycle charge and discharge limits was found to have no significant effect on fractional capacity shift per cycle.

  5. RESOLUTION OF THE SPAC, CCA, NC-CCA AND V-METHOD FOR MICROTREMOR ARRAY SURVEY ON DEEP SEDIMENTARY BASIN - CASE OF THE ASAKA BASIN -

    Science.gov (United States)

    Yoshimi, Masayuki

    Resolution of the phase velocity estimation methods, SPAC-, CCA-, nc-CCA-, and V-method, is investigated using microtremor data obtained with circular arrays of the vertical velocimeters deployed on the Osaka basin. The resolution of CCA- and V-methods in terms of maximum wavelength is more than twise as that of tha SPAC-method whenarray radius is less than 50 m. On the other hand, for tha array radius larger than 100 m, four methods show similar resolution in terms of maximum wavelength.

  6. INFLUENCE ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF PHOSPHORUS BY ADDING AL-CONTAINING COMPONENT IN SLUDGE MELTING PROCESS

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2000-01-01

    IntroductionThe sludge is generally discarded and babied afterbeing separated from the waStewst6r in the sewagetreatment plan. For the steadily increasing wastesludge dischop and the concerns of environmentprotection, it is essential tO treat and disPOse sewagesludge efficiently and safely in line with progressiveimprovements in sewage facilities. A sewage sludgemelting process which enables the sludge tO be treatedeffectively and safely haS been developed by OsakaGas Co., Ltd.[l] The deW8t6red sludge cake ...

  7. メンデルスゾーンとスピノザ主義の水脈 : その流れの行方

    OpenAIRE

    2011-01-01

    This article is a part of a series of the researches that chase the history of reception of Spinozism in Germany, and is the second half of an oral report at the congress of the Spinoza Society of Japan (at Osaka University, on Feb. 27, 2010) which took up Moses Mendelssohn's debut work "Philosophical conversations". In that report, his understanding of Spinozism which appeared in the book was surveyed, and its historical contexts were confirmed. In the first half, the context from Wolf to Me...

  8. Coating with spermine-pullulan polymer enhances adenoviral transduction of mesenchymal stem cells

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Wan L

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Li Wan,1,* Xinglei Yao,1–3,* Francesco Faiola,3 Bojun Liu,4 Tianyuan Zhang,2 Yasuhiko Tabata,5 Hiroyuki Mizuguchi,6 Shinsaku Nakagawa,7 Jian-Qing Gao,2 Robert Chunhua Zhao1 1Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, School of Basic Medicine Peking Union Medical College, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Center of Excellence in Tissue Engineering Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 2Institute of Pharmaceutics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 3State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 4YouAn Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, People’s Republic of China; 5Department of Biomaterials, Field of Tissue Engineering, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, Kyoto, 6Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University, Osaka, 7Department of Biotechnology and Therapeutics, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan *These authors contributed equally to this work Abstract: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs are adult stem cells with multilineage potential, which makes them attractive tools for regenerative medicine applications. Efficient gene transfer into MSCs is essential not only for basic research in developmental biology but also for therapeutic applications involving gene-modification in regenerative medicine. Adenovirus vectors (Advs can efficiently and transiently introduce an exogenous gene into many cell types via their primary receptors, the coxsackievirus and adenovirus receptors, but not into MSCs, which are deficient in coxsackievirus and adenovirus receptors expression. To overcome this problem, we developed an Adv coated with a spermine-pullulan (SP cationic polymer and investigated its physicochemical properties and internalization mechanisms. We demonstrated that the SP

  9. Molecular breeding of the yeast Saccharomyces.

    OpenAIRE

    大嶋, 泰治; Yasuji, Oshima; 大阪大学工学部応用生物工学科; Department of Biotechnology, faculty of Engineering, Kansai University

    1993-01-01

    In 1951,shortly after the end of World War II, I entered Osaka University to study yeast biology in brewing technology. This was due to my father's wish, in part, as well as to my own interest, though I had to give up the possibility of pursuing my long-cherished desire to be an aeronautical engineer. Because my family owns a small sake factory locally, I was already somewhat familiar with yeast, and had some interest in this simple organism. When I became a senior student in the Department o...

  10. Performance testing of the neutron flux monitors from 10keV to 1MeV developed for BNCT: A preliminary study.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Guan, Xingcai; Manabe, Masanobu; Tamaki, Shingo; Sato, Fuminobu; Murata, Isao; Wang, Tieshan

    2017-07-01

    The neutron flux monitors from 10keV to 1MeV designed for boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) were experimentally tested with prototype monitors in an appropriate neutron field produced at the intense deuterium-tritium neutron source facility OKTAVIAN of Osaka University, Japan. The experimental test results and related analysis indicated that the performance of the monitors was good and the neutron fluxes from 10keV to 1MeV of practical BNCT neutron sources can be measured within 10% by the monitors. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. Isospin decomposition of the $\\gamma^{(*)} N \\to N^*$ transitions as input for constructing models of neutrino-induced reactions in the nucleon resonance region

    CERN Document Server

    Kamano, H; Lee, T -S H; Sato, T

    2016-01-01

    We present our recent efforts to determine the matrix elements associated with the transition between the nucleon and a nucleon resonance induced by the vector current, which are necessary ingredients for models of neutrino-induced reactions in the resonance region. This is accomplished by making the comprehensive analysis of the data for various meson photo- and electro-production reactions off the nucleon within a sophisticated coupled-channels framework, which is known as the ANL-Osaka dynamical coupled-channels model. We also give a brief introduction to our project for constructing a unified neutrino reaction model conducted at the J-PARC Branch of the KEK Theory Center.

  12. Phase II clinical study of boron neutron capture therapy combined with X-ray radiotherapy/temozolomide in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme-Study design and current status report

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Kawabata, Shinji, E-mail: neu046@poh.osaka-med.ac.jp [Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka Medical College, 2-7 Daigaku-Machi, Takatsuki, Osaka 569-8686 (Japan); Miyatake, Shin-Ichi; Hiramatsu, Ryo; Hirota, Yuki; Miyata, Shiro; Takekita, Yoko; Kuroiwa, Toshihiko [Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka Medical College, 2-7 Daigaku-Machi, Takatsuki, Osaka 569-8686 (Japan); Kirihata, Mitsunori [Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Osaka Prefecture University, 1-1 Gakuen-cho, Naka-ku, Sakai, Osaka 599-8931 (Japan); Sakurai, Yoshinori; Maruhashi, Akira; Ono, Koji [Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute, 2 Asashiro-Nishi, Kumatori-cho, Sennan-gun, Osaka 590-0494 (Japan)

    2011-12-15

    Recently, we reported our clinical experiences of boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) for the newly diagnosed glioblastoma. The major differences of our protocol from the other past studies were simultaneous use of both sodium borocapate and boronophenylalanine, and combination with fractionated X-ray irradiation. These results showed the efficacy of combination therapy with external beam X-ray irradiation and BNCT. For our future study, we planned the multi-centric phase II clinical study for newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients in Japan (OSAKA-TRIBRAIN0902, NCT00974987).

  13. Wide Band Gap Semiconductors Symposium Held in Boston, Massachusetts on 2-6 December 1991. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Volume 242

    Science.gov (United States)

    1992-01-01

    Diego. CA, April 23. 1991. 11. Yukio Saito, Kouji Sato. Hideaki Tanaka, Kazunori Fujita. Shinpei Matuda, J. Mater. Sci. 23. 842 (1988). 12. Yukio Saito...DEAC04-76DP00789. REFERENCES I. Jeffrey T. Cheung and Haluk Sankur, CRC Crit. Rev. in Solid State and Mat. Sci. 15, 6 (1988). 2. 0. Mishima in...Yokoyama, Takeshi lmura and Yukio Osaka, Jap. J. App. Phys. 2.6, L1435 (1987). 5. S. Y. Shapoval, V.T. Petrashov, 0. A. Popov, A. 0. Westner, M. D

  14. Turkish and Japanese Mycobacterium tuberculosis sublineages share a remote common ancestor

    KAUST Repository

    Refregier, Guislaine

    2016-10-14

    Two geographically distant M. tuberculosis sublineages, Tur from Turkey and T3-Osaka from Japan, exhibit partially identical genotypic signatures (identical 12-loci MIRU-VNTR profiles, distinct spoligotyping patterns). We investigated T3-Osaka and Tur sublineages characteristics and potential genetic relatedness, first using MIRU-VNTR locus analysis on 21 and 25 samples of each sublineage respectively, and second comparing Whole Genome Sequences of 8 new samples to public data from 45 samples uncovering human tuberculosis diversity. We then tried to date their Most Recent Common Ancestor (MRCA) using three calibrations of SNP accumulation rate (long-term = 0.03 SNP/genome/year, derived from a tuberculosis ancestor of around 70,000 years old; intermediate = 0.2 SNP/genome/year derived from a Peruvian mummy; short-term = 0.5 SNP/genome/year). To disentangle between these scenarios, we confronted the corresponding divergence times with major human history events and knowledge on human genetic divergence. We identified relatively high intrasublineage diversity for both T3-Osaka and Tur. We definitively proved their monophyly; the corresponding super-sublineage (referred to as “T3-Osa-Tur”) shares a common ancestor with T3-Ethiopia and Ural sublineages but is only remotely related to other Euro-American sublineages such as X, LAM, Haarlem and S. The evolutionary scenario based on long-term evolution rate being valid until T3-Osa-Tur MRCA was not supported by Japanese fossil data. The evolutionary scenario relying on short-term evolution rate since T3-Osa-Tur MRCA was contradicted by human history and potential traces of past epidemics. T3-Osaka and Tur sublineages were found likely to have diverged between 800 y and 2000 years ago, potentially at the time of Mongol Empire. Altogether, this study definitively proves a strong genetic link between Turkish and Japanese tuberculosis. It provides a first hypothesis for calibrating TB Euro-American lineage molecular clock

  15. Sex-specific impact of early-life adversity on chronic pain: a large population-based study in Japan

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Yamada K

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Keiko Yamada,1,2 Ko Matsudaira,3,4 Eizaburo Tanaka,1,5 Hiroyuki Oka,3 Junji Katsuhira,3,6 Hiroyasu Iso1 1Public Health, Department of Social Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Osaka, 2Center for Pain Management, Osaka University Hospital, Suita, Osaka, 3Department of Medical Research and Management for Musculoskeletal Pain, 22nd Century Medical and Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, 4Japan Labour Health & Welfare Organization, Tokyo, 5Hyogo Institute for Traumatic Stress, Kobe, 6Department of Prosthetics & Orthotics and Assistive Technology, Faculty of Medical Technology, Niigata University of Health and Welfare, Niigata, Japan Background: Responses to early-life adversity may differ by sex. We investigated the ­sex-specific impact of early-life adversity on chronic pain, chronic multisite pain, and somatizing tendency with chronic pain. Methods: We examined 4229 respondents aged 20–79 years who participated in the Pain Associated Cross-Sectional Epidemiological Survey in Japan. Outcomes were: 1 chronic pain prevalence, 2 multisite pain (≥3 sites prevalence, and 3 multiple somatic symptoms (≥3 symptoms among respondents with chronic pain related to the presence or absence of early-life adversity. Multivariable-adjusted odds ratios (ORs were calculated with 95% confidence intervals using a logistic regression model including age, smoking status, exercise routine, sleep time, body mass index, household expenditure, and the full distribution of scores on the Mental Health Inventory-5. We further adjusted for pain intensity when we analyzed the data for respondents with chronic pain. Results: The prevalence of chronic pain was higher among respondents reporting the presence of early-life adversity compared with those reporting its absence, with multivariable ORs of 1.62 (1.22–2.15, p<0.01 in men and 1.47 (1.13–1.90, p<0.01 in women. Among women with chronic pain, early

  16. International Conference on Hyperbolic Problems Theory, Numerics, Applications Held in Stony Brook, New York on 13-17 June 1994

    Science.gov (United States)

    1994-07-25

    Dipartimento di Matematica Pura e Applic:ata D480o, Osaka 574 Uniiversata degis Studs dell’Aqutiil Japan L ’Aquila, Italia Kiyoshi Mizohata and Seiji Ukai...34physical," finite- difference scheme will be presented along with arguments for its superiority that are partly based on the analysis. mThis work was...tracking to be superior to methods based on finite differences with regards to accuracy vs. CPU-time. (11 F. Bratvedt, K. Bratvedt, C. Buchholz, H. Holden

  17. Choroidal thinning in high myopia measured by optical coherence tomography

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ikuno Y

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Yasushi Ikuno, Satoko Fujimoto, Yukari Jo, Tomoko Asai, Kohji NishidaDepartment of Ophthalmology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, JapanPurpose: To investigate the rate of choroidal thinning in highly myopic eyes.Patients and methods: A retrospective observational study of 37 eyes of 26 subjects (nine males and 17 females, mean age 39.6 ± 7.7 years with high myopia but no pathologies who had undergone spectral domain optical coherence tomography and repeated the test 1 year later (1 ± 0.25 year at Osaka University Hospital, Osaka, Japan. Patients older than 50 years with visual acuity worse than 20/40 or with whitish chorioretinal atrophy involving the macula were excluded. Two masked raters measured the choroidal thicknesses (CTs at the foveda, 3 mm superiorly, inferiorly, temporally, and nasally on the images and averaged the values. The second examination was about 365 days after the baseline examination. The CT reduction per year (CTRPY was defined as (CT 1 year after - baseline CT/days between the two examinations × 365. The retinal thicknesses were also investigated.Results: The CTRPY at the fovea was −1.0 ± 22.0 µm (range –50.2 to 98.5 at the fovea, –6.5 ± 24.3 µm (range −65.8 to 90.2 temporally, –0.5 ± 22.3 µm (range –27.1 to 82.5 nasally, –9.7 ± 21.7 µm (range –40.1 to 60.1 superiorly, and –1.4 ± 25.5 µm (range –85.6 to 75.2 inferiorly. There were no significant differences in the CTRPY at each location (P = 0.34. The CT decreased significantly (P < 0.05 only superiorly. The superior CTRPY was negatively correlated with the axial length (P < 0.05. The retinal thickness at the fovea did not change. Stepwise analysis for CTRPY selected axial length (P = 0.04, R2 = 0.13 and age (P = 0.08, R2 = 0.21 as relevant factors.Conclusions: The highly myopic choroid might gradually thin and be affected by many factors. Location and axial length are key factors to regulate the rate of choroidal

  18. Draft genome sequence of Halomonas sp. strain KM-1, a moderately halophilic bacterium that produces the bioplastic poly(3-hydroxybutyrate).

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kawata, Yoshikazu; Kawasaki, Kazunori; Shigeri, Yasushi

    2012-05-01

    We report the draft genome sequence of Halomonas sp. strain KM-1, which was isolated in Ikeda City, Osaka, Japan, and which produces the bioplastic poly(3-hydroxybutyrate). The total length of the assembled genome is 4,992,811 bp, and 4,220 coding sequences were predicted within the genome. Genes encoding proteins that are involved in the production and depolymerization of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) were identified. The identification of these genes might be of use in the production of the bioplastic poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) and its monomer 3-hydroxybutyrate.

  19. 2004年大阪勃起功能障碍论坛简介

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    王涛; 刘继红

    2004-01-01

    2004年大阪勃起功能障碍论坛(Osaka Erectile Dysfunction Forum,OEDF)暨第1届区域性亚太性功能障碍协会(Asia-Pacific Society for Impotence Research,APSIR)研讨会于2004年4月9日在日本大阪举行,包括中国在内的10余个亚太国家和地区的泌尿外科和男科学专家出席了本次论坛,中国大陆

  20. Novel antiviral activity of neuraminidase inhibitors against an avian influenza a virus

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ohuchi Masanobu

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Neuraminidase (NA inhibitors used for influenza therapy are believed to prevent the release of progeny virus from the surface of an infected cell. In this study, we found that NA inhibitors have a novel antiviral function against an avian influenza virus. Results Madin-Darby canine kidney cells, commonly used for the isolation and propagation of the influenza virus, were infected with an avian influenza viral strain A/chicken/German/N/49(H10N7 (H10/chicken or a human influenza viral strain A/Osaka/981/98(H3N2 (H3/Osaka virus. Cells were incubated in a medium without or with a NA inhibitor, oseltamivir carboxylate (GS4071, from 1 to 13 h post infection (p.i.. Infected cells were washed 12 h p.i. to remove GS4071, incubated for 1 h without GS4071, and assayed for virus production. Incubation with GS4071 decreased the production of infectious viruses. When H10/chicken virus-infected cells were incubated with GS4071 from 12 to 13 h p.i. (i.e., 1 h before the virus production assay, the inhibitory effect was clearly observed, however, the same was not evident for H3/Osaka virus-infected cells. Furthermore, viral protein synthesis in infected cells was not affected by GS4071. Using a scanning electron microscope, many single spherical buds were observed on the surface of H3/Osaka virus-infected cells incubated without GS4071, whereas many aggregated particles were observed on the surface of cells incubated with GS4071. However, many long tubular virus-like structures, with no aggregated particles, were observed on the surface of H10/chicken virus-infected cells incubated with GS4071. The same results were obtained when another NA inhibitor, zanamivir, was used. Conclusions These results indicate that NA inhibitors interfered with virus particle formation in the H10/chicken virus-infected cells, in which the inhibitor caused the formation of long tubular virus-like structures instead of spherical virus particles.

  1. Urbanization and subsurface environmental issues: an attempt at DPSIR model application in Asian cities.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Jago-on, Karen Ann Bianet; Kaneko, Shinji; Fujikura, Ryo; Fujiwara, Akimasa; Imai, Tsuyoshi; Matsumoto, Toru; Zhang, Junyi; Tanikawa, Hiroki; Tanaka, Katsuya; Lee, Backjin; Taniguchi, Makoto

    2009-04-15

    This paper synthesizes existing information and knowledge on subsurface environments to understand the major cause and effect relationships of subsurface environmental issues by using the DPSIR (Driving force-Pressure-Status-Impact-Response) approach as the framework of analysis. Description is given to the major subsurface environmental issues common among the selected Asian cities (Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila, Osaka, Seoul, Taipei and Tokyo), such as excessive groundwater abstraction, land subsidence and groundwater contamination. The DPSIR framework is used to analyze the issues and problems of subsurface in key stages and suggestions are made for additional indicators to improve our description of the stages of urban development for the future.

  2. The Coast Artillery Journal. Volume 57, Number 6, December 1922

    Science.gov (United States)

    1922-12-01

    ri,.er of dark blue sand. The railroad was hand constructed, being merely two lines of hemp cord about an eight of an inch in diameter, FIG. 2. to...from 12-inch War Game Map. General Situation: In continuation of Problems 2 and 4. Special Situation ( Blue ): The 1st Bn 901st Art (l2-inch Mortar Ry...lay ~lay ~lay Shimizu Yokohama Rail to Nikko Rail: Tokio to Shimoneseki, via Kyoto and Osaka. Ferry to Fusan Seoul Mukden Pekin Ching Lung Chao (Great

  3. Naisjuhtidega ettevõtete TOP 70

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    2003-01-01

    Naisjuhtidega ettevõtete TOP 70. Käibe TOP 30. Käibe kasvu TOP 30. Kasumi TOP 30. Kasumi kasvu TOP 30. Rentaabluse TOP 30. Omakapitali tootlikkuse TOP 30. Nais- ja meesjuhtidega ettevõtted 2001. aasta 500 edukama ettevõtte hulgas. Naistegevjuhtidega firmade TOP 2001 ja 2002. Riigi- ja kohaliku omavalitsuse asutuste naisjuhtide TOP 20. Riigi- ja kohaliku omavalitsuse asutuste eelarve TOP 20. Riigi- ja kohaliku omavalitsuse asutuste töötajate arvu TOP 20. Naistegevjuhtidega firmade osakaal 2001. aastal. Riigi- ja kohaliku omavalitsuse asutuste naisjuhtide aastapalga TOP 20. Kommenteerib Tiina Raitviir.

  4. TREASURE HUNT

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2006-01-01

    A Chinese NGO aims to develop a model for recovering Chinese cultural treasures overseas On May 9, the first group of Chinese collectors taking part in an "Overseas Treasure Hunting Activity" arrived back in Beijing after a one-week trip to Japan. On their visit to Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka, they found about 20 rare Chinese cultural relics of significant value. Since the Opium War in 1840, large quantities of Chinese treasures have been taken abroad. According to statistics from the China ...

  5. 在日朝鮮女性による「対抗的な公共圏」の形成と主体構築 : 大阪における夜間中学独立運動の事例から

    OpenAIRE

    2005-01-01

    In this paper, by examining a movement led by Korean women students (predominantly first-generation) in Osaka in 1990s, demanding the local board of education to establish an evening course for them at a local junior high school,I will explore the conditions and the process for the formation of Korean women’s “autonomous” space and new identity. This case is distinctive in that while these Korean women in Japan built their autonomous space and became political actors in the public sphere, maj...

  6. Laser machining for fabrication of targets used in the FIREX-I project

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Fujimura, T; Nakai, M; Hayashi, N; Tanabe, M; Izawa, Y U; Homma, H; Nishimura, H; Norimatsu, T; Azechi, H [Institute of Laser Engineering (ILE), Osaka University, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan); Iwamoto, A; Nagai, K, E-mail: t-fujimura@ile.osaka-u.ac.j [National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS), Toki, Gifu 509-5292 (Japan)

    2010-08-01

    This paper reports on way to fabricate a gas-tight targets dedicated for the first stage of Fast Ignition Realization Experiment (FIREX-I) at the Institute of Laser Engineering (ILE), Osaka University. It was found that a Ti;sapphire laser machining can be used to fabricate the target. The performance of the laser machining using a fs Ti;sapphire laser was examined on shell materials. The conditions for accurate machining were determined. Michelson interferometer with two different wavelengths which imitates a white light interferometer is an excellent tool for confirming the gas-tightness of the target after assembly.

  7. Naisjuhtidega ettevõtete TOP 70

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    2003-01-01

    Naisjuhtidega ettevõtete TOP 70. Käibe TOP 30. Käibe kasvu TOP 30. Kasumi TOP 30. Kasumi kasvu TOP 30. Rentaabluse TOP 30. Omakapitali tootlikkuse TOP 30. Nais- ja meesjuhtidega ettevõtted 2001. aasta 500 edukama ettevõtte hulgas. Naistegevjuhtidega firmade TOP 2001 ja 2002. Riigi- ja kohaliku omavalitsuse asutuste naisjuhtide TOP 20. Riigi- ja kohaliku omavalitsuse asutuste eelarve TOP 20. Riigi- ja kohaliku omavalitsuse asutuste töötajate arvu TOP 20. Naistegevjuhtidega firmade osakaal 2001. aastal. Riigi- ja kohaliku omavalitsuse asutuste naisjuhtide aastapalga TOP 20. Kommenteerib Tiina Raitviir.

  8. International Symposium on Special Topics in Chemical Propulsion (3rd): Non-Intrusive Combustion Diagnostics Held in Scheveningen, Netherlands on 10-14 May 93

    Science.gov (United States)

    1993-05-14

    Gakuen-cho, Sakai Osaka 593 JAPAN K. Miyoshi Mazda Motor Corporation Fuchu-cho, Hiroshima 730-91 JAPAN M. Tsue Department of Mechanic Engineering ...Measuring the Electron Temperature, K. Yoshida, and A. Saima 61 10:00 Coffee Break 10:30 The Preflame Reaction In a Spark Ignition Engine , H. Shoj, A...Radiography Study of Liquid Jet Breakup from Rocket Engine Coaxial Injectors, R. D. Woodward, R. L. Burch, K. K. Kuo and F. B. Cheung 139 3:00 X-Ray

  9. 国粋主義と中華崇拝を超えて ― 五井蘭洲『百王一姓論』の再評価―

    OpenAIRE

    陶, 徳民

    2008-01-01

    Comparing with the Yoshida Shinto scholar Matsuoka Fumio’s (1701‒1783) SintoGakusoku Nippon-damashii, the present paper makes a thorough examination ofHyaku-ō issei ron by Goi Ranshū (1897‒1762), a Neo-Confucian professor at theKaitokudō Academy in Osaka, and reevaluates Goi’s balanced sense of impartiality indealing with such sensitive issues as the emperor-shogun relations and the Shintoism-Confucianism relations during a period when loyalism and ultra-nationalism werespreading their infl u...

  10. Snow on cholera--the special lecture in the Second British Epidemiology and Public Health Course at Kansai Systems Laboratory on 24 August 1996.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Tanihara, S; Morioka, S; Kodama, K; Hashimoto, T; Yanagawa, H; Holland, W W

    1998-10-01

    The Second British Epidemiology and Public Health Course was held from 19 to 25 August 1996 in Osaka as a satellite meeting for the 14th International Scientific Meeting of the International Epidemiological Association. Thirty-three researchers from 10 countries participated in the course. Professor Walter W Holland gave a special lecture about Snow on cholera during the course, and the lecture revealed that Henry Whitehead who was a junior priest at that time contributed to Snow's work to prevent the cholera outbreak in Golden Square in 1854. What John Snow did in his life are reviewed in detail in this paper.

  11. CP Violation in B Physics - What Have we Learned, and What Comes Next?

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Quinn, Helen R

    2000-11-01

    This talk is a personal reaction to the Osaka results from the B factories. I review the ranges of Standard Model parameters currently allowed, with the theoretical uncertainties discussed from a skeptical point of view. I comment on the improvements expected both from new measurements and from further theoretical work. My conclusion is that it is unlikely that the measurement of sin(2{beta}) alone will present a clear challenge to the Standard Model, and that, more likely, continued work on both the experimental and theoretical fronts will be needed before we can assess whether there is new physics required to explain the CP-violating sector of B physics.

  12. Tööjõu vaba liikumine - probleem või võimalus Eestile? / Epp Kallaste, Kaia Philips

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Kallaste, Epp

    2003-01-01

    Ülevaade migratsiooni teguritest, migratsiooni suuruse prognoosist Eestis Euroopa Liiduga ühinemisel ning selle mõjust Eesti tööturule. Diagrammid: Võõrtööjõu osakaal Euroopa riikides; Tunnipalk kandidaatriikides ja Euroopa Liidus 2000. aastal; Tööpuuduse määr 2002. aasta juulis (vanusegrupp 15-64). Tabelid: Uuringute hinnangud potentsiaalsele migratsioonile Euroopa Liidu kandidaatriikide tööjõu vaba liikumise printsiibi rakendumisel; Teistes Euroopa riikides elavad Eesti kodanikud aastal 2000

  13. Building simulation as an aide to design

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Chown, M. [Arup Madrid, Madrid (Spain)

    2004-01-01

    The use of building simulation techniques in the design process not only aides a designer to confirm his technical assumptions but also helps non-technical people involved in a project to understand the issues through graphical or illustrative examples of what will happen once a building is built. Several projects in which different simulation techniques (computational fluid dynamic programs, thermal analysis software, wind tunnel tests, small scale mock ups to model predicted conditions) are discussed: Kansai International Airport Terminal Building, Osaka Bay, Japan; Kanak Cultural Centre, Noumea, New Caledonia, Pacific Ocean; Eastgate Building, Harare, Kenia; and the Ice Hockey Stadium, Turin, Italy.

  14. 50 años de alta velocidad en Japón

    OpenAIRE

    Pigem Cameselle, Ramiro

    2008-01-01

    Al inaugurar los 515 kilómetros de línea de alta velocidad entre Tokio y Osaka en octubre de 1964, Japón alcanzó un logro todavía mayor que el de impulsar su propia economía. Abrió una era del transporte completamente nueva con un innovador sistema ferroviario. Con ello prestó un innegable servicio al mundo ferroviario, desencadenando un auge global de la alta velocidad e inyectando aire fresco a una industriar que estaba en claro declive. Casi 50 años más tarde, los 210 km/h inic...

  15. Relative Abundance and the Relationships between Aniline,Phenol and Catechol Degraders in Fresh Water

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    MasaoNasu; NevilGOONEWARDENA; 等

    1993-01-01

    Relative abundance and relationships between aniline,phenol and catechol degraders were investigated in unpolluted and polluted fresh waters in Osaka prefectur,Japan,Phenol and catechol degraders were found more frequently compared to aniline degraders.The results indicate that these degraders were more abundant in polluted waters than in unpolluted waters.Aniline degraders isolated from the Ina River water showed a higher capability of degrading catechol than phenol.Analysis on sequence homology among these three kinds of degraders indicated a possible relationship between aniline degraders and certain strains of both catechol and phenol degraders.

  16. Nambu bracket and M-theory

    CERN Document Server

    Ho, Pei-Ming

    2016-01-01

    Nambu proposed an extension of dynamical system through the introduction of a new bracket (Nambu bracket) in 1973. This article is a short review of the developments after his paper. Some emphasis are put on a viewpoint that the Nambu bracket naturally describes extended objects which appear in M-theory and the fluid dynamics. The latter part of the paper is devoted to a review of the studies on the Nambu bracket (Lie 3-algebra) in Bagger-Lambert-Gustavsson theory of multiple M2-branes. This paper is a contribution to the proceedings of Nambu memorial symposium (Osaka City University, September 29, 2015).

  17. Fuel cells for stationary applications in Japan; Les piles a combustible pour les applications stationnaires au Japon

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Hug, F.; Mermillod, N.; Millet, C.; Pinget, A.

    2000-05-01

    This document is a mission report on stationary applications of fuel cells in Japan. This mission was organized by the Science and Technology Service of the French embassy in Japan in December 1999. The organizations shown were: NEDO, Osaka Gas, Tokyo Gas, Sanyo, the Kawagoe facility, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, CRIEPI and Toto. Since the year 2000, the public effort made on fuel cells development has shot up and reaches 7 billions of yen among which more than a half is devoted to polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFC). Applications of PEFCs are various, from stationary cogeneration to transportation systems. (J.S.)

  18. Criticality accident in uranium fuel processing plant. Influence of the critical accident seen to consciousness investigation of the public

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Onishi, Teruaki [Kyoto Univ. (Japan)

    2000-08-01

    Here was introduced a consciousness investigation result carried out at Fukui prefecture and Osaka city after about two months of the JCO criticality accident. Peoples were disturbed by the accident, and not a little changed their individual estimations on items relating to energy. However, peoples lived in Fukui prefecture did not increase rate of opposition against nuclear energy promotion and nuclear power plant construction to their living area on comparison with a year before the accident. This reason might be understood by that the accident was not an accident of a nuclear power plant directly, and that their living area was much distant from place of the accident and was not suffered any danger. On the other hand, public opinion in Osaka city made worse on comparison with that before a year, and if such worse public opinion was thought to be due to the accident, its effect could be said to be different in each area even with no direct relation to the accident to shown a result dependent upon its various conditions. As a rough tendency on psychological disturbance due to the accident, it could be said that peoples became to have feelings of avoiding hard nuclear energy technology at a chance of the accident and to direct thoughts of soft natural energy and environment respect. (G.K.)

  19. Comparison of waste prevention behaviors among three Japanese megacity regions in the context of local measures and socio-demographics.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kurisu, Kiyo H; Bortoleto, Ana Paula

    2011-07-01

    Waste prevention behaviors (WPBs) should be investigated separately from recycling behaviors and analyzed in the context of local policies and measures. Previous studies on WPBs have been mainly conducted in the USA and Europe (mainly in the UK), and studies in Japan have remained very limited to date. Moreover, the effects of socio-demographic factors have been rarely described correctly based on appropriate large sampling. In this study, we conducted an on-line questionnaire survey and obtained 8000 respondents in three megacity regions (Tokyo, Osaka, and Aichi) in Japan. Among these three regions, Osaka respondents showed significantly lower practice rates in nine of 18 WPBs. Particularly in My-bag behavior, the charging of plastic shopping bags strongly affects the practice rate. As shown in the results, local policies and measures affect WPBs. Based on the practice rates, latent four factors were extracted by factor analysis. Multiple regression analysis revealed that gender and age significantly affect WPB factors before local policy effects.

  20. Strategies for regenerating injured axons after spinal cord injury – insights from brain development

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Masaki Ueno

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Masaki Ueno, Toshihide YamashitaDepartment of Molecular Neuroscience, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, 2-2 Yamadaoka, Suita-shi, Osaka 565-0871, JapanAbstract: Axonal regeneration does not occur easily after an adult central nervous system (CNS injury. Various attempts have partially succeeded in promoting axonal regeneration after the spinal cord injury (SCI. Interestingly, several recent therapeutic concepts have emerged from or been tightly linked to the researches on brain development. In a developing brain, remarkable and dynamic axonal elongation and sprouting occur even after the injury; this finding is essential to the development of a therapy for SCI. In this review, we overview the revealed mechanism of axonal tract formation and plasticity in the developing brain and compare the differences between a developing brain and a lesion site in an adult brain. One of the differences is that mature glial cells participate in the repair process in the case of adult injuries. Interestingly, these cells express inhibitory molecules that impede axonal regeneration such as myelin-associated proteins and the repulsive guidance molecules found originally in the developing brain for navigating axons to specific routes. Some reports have clearly elucidated that any treatment designed to suppress these inhibitory cues is beneficial for promoting regeneration and plasticity after an injury. Thus, understanding the developmental process will provide us with an important clue for designing therapeutic strategies for recovery from SCI.Keywords: development, regeneration, spinal cord injury

  1. Antiplatelet antibody may cause delayed transfusion-related acute lung injury

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Torii Y

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Yoshitaro Torii1, Toshiki Shimizu1, Takashi Yokoi1, Hiroyuki Sugimoto1, Yuichi Katashiba1, Ryotaro Ozasa1, Shinya Fujita1, Yasushi Adachi2, Masahiko Maki3, Shosaku Nomura11The First Department of Internal Medicine, Kansai Medical University, Osaka, 2Department of Clinical Pathology, Toyooka Hospital, Hyogo, 3First Department of Pathology, Kansai Medical University, Osaka, JapanAbstract: A 61-year-old woman with lung cancer developed delayed transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI syndrome after transfusion of plasma- and leukoreduced red blood cells (RBCs for gastrointestinal bleeding due to intestinal metastasis. Acute lung injury (ALI recurred 31 days after the first ALI episode. Both ALI episodes occurred 48 hours after transfusion. Laboratory examinations revealed the presence of various antileukocyte antibodies including antiplatelet antibody in the recipient's serum but not in the donors' serum. The authors speculate that antiplatelet antibodies can have an inhibitory effect in the recipient, which can modulate the bona fide procedure of ALI and lead to a delay in the onset of ALI. This case illustrates the crucial role of a recipient's platelets in the development of TRALI.Keywords: delayed TRALI syndrome, recurrence, anti-platelet antibody

  2. Associations of body-related teasing with weight status, body image, and dieting behavior among Japanese adolescents.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Chisuwa-Hayami, Naomi; Haruki, Toshi

    2017-01-01

    Background: Body-related teasing is known to be linked to body dissatisfaction and dieting behavior in adolescents. However, little is known about it in non-Western countries. This study aims to examine the prevalence of body-related teasing among Japanese adolescents and its connection to weight status, body image, and dieting behavior to consider implications for public health. Methods: The design of this study is a cross-sectional study. An anonymous self-administrated survey was conducted with 1172 junior high school students in Higashi-Osaka City in Osaka Prefecture in Japan. The sampling method was non-random design. The survey items included self-reported height and weight, history and source of teasing, body image perception, and dieting behavior. A chi-square test and logistic regression analysis were used to examine the associations. Results: A history of teasing was reported by 16.4% of boys and 32.5% of girls (P Body-related teasing has a significant association with body image and dieting behavior in Japanese adolescents. A school-based education should be provided to reduce body-related teasing.

  3. Using Vertical Panoramic Images to Record a Historic Cemetery

    Science.gov (United States)

    Tommaselli, A. M. G.; Polidori, L.; Hasegawa, J. K.; Camargo, P. O.; Hirao, H.; Moraes, M. V. A.; Rissate, E. A., Jr.; Henrique, G. R.; Abreu, P. A. G.; Berveglieri, A.; Marcato, J., Jr.

    2013-07-01

    In 1919, during colonization of the West Region of São Paulo State, Brazil, the Ogassawara family built a cemetery and a school with donations received from the newspaper Osaka Mainichi Shimbum, in Osaka, Japan. The cemetery was closed by President Getúlio Vargas in 1942, during the Second World War. The architecture of the Japanese cemetery is a unique feature in Latin America. Even considering its historical and cultural relevance, there is a lack of geometric documentation about the location and features of the tombs and other buildings within the cemetery. As an alternative to provide detailed and fast georeferenced information about the area, it is proposed to use near vertical panoramic images taken with a digital camera with fisheye lens as the primary data followed by bundle adjustment and photogrammetric restitution. The aim of this paper is to present a feasibility study on the proposed technique with the assessment of the results with a strip of five panoramic images, taken over some graves in the Japanese cemetery. The results showed that a plant in a scale of 1 : 200 can be produced with photogrammetric restitution at a very low cost, when compared to topographic surveying or laser scanning. The paper will address the main advantages of this technique as well as its drawbacks, with quantitative analysis of the results achieved in this experiment.

  4. General report on investigations of fault, earthquake motion and damage due to the 1995 Hyogoken-nanbu Earthquake; 1995 nen Hyogoken nanbu jishin ni okeru danso, jishindo, higai ni kansuru chosa kenkyu

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    1996-03-01

    Compiled herein are the results of various investigations and examinations conducted concerning the 1995 Hyogoken-nambu earthquake. Along the boundary surface between the granite and Osaka group, and in the Osaka group, accumulated displacements and flexural structures are found, supposedly attributable to faulting, by high-density electric prospecting and underground radar prospecting near the Nojima earthquake fault. Displaced structures in the unconsolidated covering layer are detected to the depth of 10-odd meters. Displacement of ground water due to earthquake is different between the shallow and deep layers, which can be explained by a simplified model. The dynamic stress drop in the main shock is equal to the maximum ({Delta}{gamma}) value of each of the aftershocks, and there exists a certain ceiling over the {Delta}{gamma}dependence on the earthquake moment. The maximum acceleration of the earthquake motion estimated from waveforms in the rock is approximately 300 gals, which probably results from the concentration in one direction of the inputted energy wherein long period components are dominant. The newly developed nonlinear analysis technique simulates the attenuation and amplification of acceleration accompanied by liquefaction, and the buckling behavior of bridge columns may be explained by this technique. 72 refs., 84 figs., 6 tabs.

  5. The target of arachidonic acid pathway is a new anticancer strategy for human prostate cancer

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Masahide Matsuyama

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Masahide Matsuyama, Rikio YoshimuraDepartment of Urology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, JapanAbstract: Recent epidemiological studies and animal experiments have demonstrated that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs reduce the incidence of colorectal carcinoma. Cyclooxygenase (COX is the principal target of NSAIDs. COX is the first oxidase in the process of prostaglandin production from arachidonic acid. COX enzyme may be involved in the initiation and/or the promotion of carcinogenesis due to NSAIDs inhibition of COX. Lipoxygenase (LOX is also an initial enzyme in the pathway for producing leukotrienes from arachidonic acid. Similar to COX, LOX enzyme may also be involved in the initiation and/or promotion of carcinogenesis. Peroxisome proliferator activator-receptor (PPAR-γ is a ligand-activated transcriptional factor belonging to the steroid receptor superfamily. PPAR-γ plays a role in both adipocyte differentiation and carcinogenesis. PPAR-γ is one target for cell growth modulation of NSAIDs. In this review, we report the expression of COX-2, LOX and PPAR-γ in human prostate cancer tissues as well as the effects of COX-2 and LOX inhibitors and PPAR-γ ligand.Keywords: cyclooxygenase, lipoxygenase, peroxisome proliferator activator-receptor-γ, prostate cancer

  6. Commercially available rigid gas-permeable contact lens for protecting the cornea from drying during vitrectomy with a wide viewing system

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Kamei M

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Motohiro Kamei, Nagakazu Matsumura, Hirokazu Sakaguchi, Yusuke Oshima, Yasushi Ikuno, Kohji NishidaDepartment of Ophthalmology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, JapanPurpose: We evaluated the usefulness of commercially available materials for protecting the cornea from drying during vitrectomy with a wide-angle viewing system.Methods: Three vitreoretinal surgeons evaluated fundus visibility during vitrectomy on the images of five study materials used on the cornea: balanced saline solution, a viscoelastic agent, a vitrectomy contact lens, a rigid gas permeable (RGP contact lens, and a soft contact lens. Fundus visibility was graded using the following scale: grade 1, unclear; grade 2, slightly unclear; grade 3, clear; and grade 4, very clear.Results: Respective scores for each material used during core vitrectomy and membrane removal were: balanced saline solution, 3.3/3.3; viscoelastic agent, 3.8/3.3; vitrectomy contact lens, 3.3/4.0; RGP contact lens, 4.0/3.9; soft contact lens, 1.1/not applicable.Conclusion: The RGP contact lens provided visibility similar to or clearer than that obtained with other methods. Because of its ease of use and lower cost, use of the RGP contact lens is ideal during vitrectomy performed with a wide-angle viewing system.Keywords: contact lens, RGP, viscoelastic agent, vitrectomy, wide viewing system

  7. 伴皮脂腺分化的网状棘皮瘤

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    Fukai; K.; Sowa; J.; Ishii; M.; 任建文

    2006-01-01

    伴皮脂腺分化的网状棘皮瘤(RASD)以表皮基底膜的棘细胞网状增生伴成熟皮脂腺细胞聚集为特征,且上述改变常与表皮突相连。本报道为首例R ASD,一例55岁女性患者于上背部出现轻度瘙痒性斑片15年,组织病理显示典型R ASD。其肿瘤有黄色分泌物排出。伴皮脂腺分化的皮肤肿瘤有时可伴发M uir-Torre综合征。然而,m utS同源物2(M SH-2)及m utL同源物1(M LH-1)的免疫组化染色在皮脂腺细胞及真皮细胞的细胞核中呈阳性反应。因此,推测本病例很可能不伴发M uir-Torre综合征。伴皮脂腺分化的网状棘皮瘤@Fukai K.$Department of Dermatology, Osaka City University, Graduate School of Medicine, 1-4-3 Asahimachi, Abenoku, Osaka 545-8585, Japan Dr. @Sowa J. @Ishii M. @任建文

  8. Clinical utility of 3% diquafosol ophthalmic solution in the treatment of dry eyes

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Koh S

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Shizuka Koh Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Osaka, Japan Abstract: Diquafosol is a drug used for dry eye treatment with a novel mechanism of action. It stimulates the secretion of tear fluid and mucin on the ocular surface, thus enabling us to selectively treat the tear film layer, playing an important role in the establishment of the concept of “Tear Film Oriented Therapy (TFOT”, an effective therapeutic approach to dry eye in Japan. The 3% diquafosol ophthalmic solution has been widely used for the treatment of dry eye in clinical practice, and it is currently available in Japan and South Korea. This review provides an overview of the clinical utility of 3% diquafosol ophthalmic solution, focusing on the results of clinical studies on various types of dry eye, including aqueous-deficient dry eye, short tear film breakup time-type dry eye, and post dry eye after laser in situ keratomileusis. It also introduces the additive effect of diquafosol on sodium hyaluronate monotherapy for dry eye, and the effect of 3% diquafosol ophthalmic solution for dry eye-related conditions. Additionally, it summarizes the ocular effects of diquafosol in healthy human eyes. Lastly, the importance of improving tear film stability in dry eye treatment, as well as general advances in dry eye treatments, are described. Keywords: diquafosol, dry eye, mucin secretion, fluid secretion, ocular surface, vision

  9. The rate of symptomatic improvement of congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction in Japanese infants treated with conservative management during the 1st year of age

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Hirohiko Kakizaki

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Hirohiko Kakizaki1, Yasuhiro Takahashi2, Shinsuke Kinoshita1, Kunihiko Shiraki2, Masayoshi Iwaki11Department of Ophthalmology, Aichi Medical University, Aichi, Japan; 2Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, JapanAbstract: This study aimed to examine the rate of symptomatic improvement of congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CNLDO in Japanese infants treated with conservative management within the 1st year of age. Thirty-five lacrimal ducts in 27 patients diagnosed with CNLDO were included in the study. During the observational period, lacrimal ducts were massaged. As well, antibiotic eye drops, to be administered 4 times a day, were sometimes prescribed for obvious conjunctivitis. Two lacrimal ducts in 2 patients were probed before the 1st year of age because of dacryocystitis or severe blepharitis; these patients were included in the unimproved group. Twenty-nine lacrimal ducts in 21 patients resolved during the period (82.9%; with 16 lacrimal ducts resolving before six months of age. Therefore, a comparatively high percentage of resolution for CNLDO (82.9% following conservative management was shown before the 1st year of age in Japanese infants.Keywords: congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction, symptomatic improvement, conservative management, massage, probing

  10. MR of 2270 TMJs: prevalence of radiographic presence of otomastoiditis in temporomandibular joint disorders

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Orhan, Kaan [Department of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Ankara University, 06500 Besevler, Ankara (Turkey)]. E-mail: call53@yahoo.com; Nishiyama, Hideyoshi [Department of Oral Maxillofacial Radiology, Graduate School of Dentistry, Osaka University, Osaka (Japan); Tadashi, Sasaki [Department of Oral Maxillofacial Radiology, Graduate School of Dentistry, Osaka University, Osaka (Japan); Shumei, Murakami [Department of Oral Maxillofacial Radiology, Graduate School of Dentistry, Osaka University, Osaka (Japan); Furukawa, Souhei [Department of Oral Maxillofacial Radiology, Graduate School of Dentistry, Osaka University, Osaka (Japan)

    2005-07-01

    Objective: : The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of radiographic presence of otomastoiditis while examining temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders in magnetic resonance images (MRI) in a series of 2270 temporomandibular joint magnetic resonance images and to examine the relationship between otomastoiditis and TMJ disorders. Materials and methods: : 2270 temporomandibular joint magnetic resonance images and patients' data were retrospectively investigated. Magnetic resonance images were obtained from the patients who referred to Osaka University Dental Hospital Outpatient Clinic with TMJ complaints for the last four years (from January 1998 to January 2003). The patients, who were diagnosed as otomastoiditis based on their temporomandibular joint magnetic resonance images, were sent to Osaka University Hospital Department of Otolaryngology for a medical consultation in order to have their pathologies certified following their MR process. Age and sex were recorded for all patients and for otomastoiditis cases; location of the disease, symptoms of patients and TMJ findings were noted as well. Results: : Seven patients were diagnosed as acute otomastoiditis and one patient diagnosed as chronic active otitis media with cholesteatoma in the series of 2270 MR, which were representing a prevalence of 0.39%. Neurilemoma diagnosed in left mastoid process in one patient. The final diagnoses of all patients were made after medical consultation. Conclusion: : While examining temporomandibular joint magnetic resonance images; it is not only important to examine just the TMJ structures, but also to look at the nearby anatomical features to check evidence for inflammatory disease.

  11. Agglutination of human O erythrocytes by influenza A(H1N1) viruses freshly isolated from patients.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Murakami, T; Haruki, K; Seto, Y; Kimura, T; Minoshiro, S; Shibe, K

    1991-04-01

    The hemagglutinin titers of 10 influenza A (H1N1) viruses were examined using the erythrocytes of several species. Human O erythrocytes showed the highest agglutination titer to the viruses, whereas chicken erythrocytes showed a low titer. These findings were noted for at least 10 passages by serial dilutions of the viruses in Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells. All influenza A(H1N1) viruses, plaque-cloned directly from throat-washing specimens of patients, also agglutinated human O but not chicken erythrocytes. The results of a hemadsorption test indicated that chicken erythrocytes possess less affinity to MDCK cells infected with the A/Osaka City/2/88(H1N1) stain than to those infected with the A/Yamagata/120/86(H1N1) strain which is used as an inactivated influenza vaccine in Japan. However, there were no significant differences between the A/Osaka City/2/88 and the A/Yamagata/120/86 strains in the hemagglutination inhibition test. Since human O erythrocytes have high agglutination activity to influenza A(H1N1) and also to A(H3N2) and B viruses in MDCK cells, these erythrocytes may be useful for the serological diagnosis of influenza.

  12. APEC: Progress to Date and Future Cahllenges

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Jaebong Ro

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available APEC is the first formal forum in the Asia-Pacific regions between the governments which make decision through the collegiate system to achieve coordination among the various member states to clarify the principle of open regionalism. The third forum meeting (November 1995, Osaka adopted the "Osaka Action Agenda (OAA", the fourth forum meeting (November 1996, Subic adopted the "Manila Action Plan (MAPA ". With the liberalization officially listed as issues progress in economic cooperation, APEC future needs to address the problems surfaced, which is representative of the subject associated with the liberalization and development cooperation, with the settlement of priority (taking into account the differences between the developed and developing countries within the region. Besides, the ultimate goal of liberalization should be set more rationally, the process of liberalization should be reviewed more clearly, the relationship between countries within and outside of the region should be in a match & follow-up with the WTO system. Summit should also appropriately select issues and improve the implementation capacity of the overall cooperation.

  13. Optimization of bow shape for a non ballast water ship

    Science.gov (United States)

    Van He, Ngo; Ikeda, Yoshiho

    2013-09-01

    In this research, a commercial CFD code "Fluent" was applied to optimization of bulbous bow shape for a non ballast water ships (NBS). The ship was developed at the Laboratory of the authors in Osaka Prefecture University, Japan. At first, accuracy of the CFD code was validated by comparing the CFD results with experimental results at towing tank of Osaka Prefecture University. In the optimizing process, the resistances acting on ships in calm water and in regular head waves were defined as the object function. Following features of bulbous bow shapes were considered as design parameters: volume of bulbous bow, height of its volume center, angle of bow bottom, and length of bulbous bow. When referring to the computed results given by the CFD like resistance, pressure and wave pattern made by ships in calm water and in waves, an optimal bow shape for ships was discovered by comparing the results in the series of bow shapes. In the computation on waves, the ship is in fully captured condition because shorter waves, λ/ L pp <0.6, are assumed.

  14. Dramatic inspection cost reduction of spherical storage tanks; Reduction importante des couts d'inspection des reservoires de stockage spheriques

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Kiyoyuki, Ohkawa [Osaka Gas Co., Ltd (Japan)

    2000-07-01

    To ensure the safety of spherical gas holders and LPG storage tanks (hereafter called spherical storage tanks), both daily and periodic inspections are performed after the tanks become operational. One such periodic inspection involves opening the tank to check the integrity of weld lines on the inner and outer walls, but this is a costly and time-consuming task. A more suitable and efficient alternative is prescribed by standards like the Guidelines for Spherical Gas Holders published by the Japan Gas Association (hereafter called JGA Guidelines) which stipulate operational tank inspections that are conducted on the weld lines of inner and outer walls from outside the tank (i.e., external defect detection) without actually opening the tank. External defect detection technologies are widely available today, but Osaka Gas, Tokyo Gas and Toho Gas have jointly developed a high-speed TOFD (time of flight diffraction) mode that is quite different from the pulse reflection mode of ultrasonic defect detection testing prescribed by JGA Guidelines. Along these same lines, Osaka Gas also developed an inspection robot that travels along the weld line in an effort to reduce the cost of inspections still further. This paper will show that applying this newly developed inspection mode and robot to operational tank inspections will significantly reduce inspection costs, cut inspection time and improve the work environment. (authors)

  15. Central retinal artery occlusion resembling Purtscher-like retinopathy

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Etomi T

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Takuji Kurimoto1, Norio Okamoto2, Hidehiro Oku1, Yuko Kanbara1, Tomohiko Etomi1, Masahiro Tonari1, Tsunehiko Ikeda11Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka Medical College, Takatsuki, Japan; 2Okamoto Eye Clinic, Suita, Osaka, JapanAbstract: This paper reports three cases of central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO with Purtscher-like retinopathy and good recovery of visual function. The three cases of CRAO had similar fundus changes, ie, cotton wool patches surrounding the optic disc and whitening of the retina surrounding the fovea with a cherry red spot. Fluorescein angiography showed a delay of arm-to-retina circulation time and a partial defect of choroid circulation. Although the three cases were treated by different regimens of steroid pulse therapy and antiplatelet therapy, visual function recovered well and all disturbances of the retinal and choroid circulations resolved. Although eyes with a CRAO normally have a poor visual prognosis, our three cases responded well to the treatments and recovered good visual function. Thus, cases showing fundus changes similar to our three cases may have a pathogenesis different from that of a complete CRAO.Keywords: central retinal artery occlusion, cotton wool patches, Purtscher retinopathy, steroid therapy

  16. Genetic Testing for Huntington's Disease in Parkinsonism.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Rahman, M S; Nagai, Y; Popiel, H A; Fujikake, N; Okamoto, Y; Ahmed, M U; Islam, M A; Islam, M T; Ahmed, S; Rahman, K M; Uddin, M J; Dey, S K; Ahmed, Q; Hossain, M A; Jahan, N; Toda, T

    2010-10-01

    The study was conducted to find out Huntington's disease (HD) by genetic analysis from those presenting with parkinsonism in the Neurology department of Mymensingh Medical College & Hospital. A sample of about 5ml blood was collected by veni puncture in EDTA tube with informed consent from 9 patients & 7 healthy individuals after approval of the institutional ethics committee for genetic study. The neurological disorder along with a complete history and physical findings were recorded in a prescribed questionnaire by the neurologists of Mymensingh Medical College & Hospital. Extraction of genomic DNA from the venous blood using FlexiGene DNA kit (Qiagen, Japan) was performed in Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. The extracted DNA was stored and accumulated and then these DNA were sent to Division of Clinical Genetics, Department of Medical Genetics, Osaka University Medical School, Suita, Osaka 565 0871, Japan for PCR and further analysis. PCR amplification of the CAG repeat in the 1T15 gene was performed with primers HD1 and HD3. HD PCR products revealed the DNA product of about 110bp (no. of CAG repeats=21) to 150bp (no. of CAG repeats=34) in both healthy individual and suspected PD patient DNA.

  17. Analysis of Aerosol Properties Coupled with Meteorological Parameters over East Asia

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Dashnyam Gerelmaa

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigates the aerosol properties over the major East Asian stations of Beijing, Gosan, Osaka, Taipei, Mukdahan, and Bac-Giang, during the years 2002 - 2008. Aerosol optical thickness (AOT product from the moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometers (MODIS onboard the Aqua and Terra satellites are used for this study. The aerosol robotic network (AERONET ground observations are used to validate the satellite AOT. The daily, monthly, seasonal, and inter-annual AOT variations over the selected locations are described along with meteorological parameters from National Center for Environmental Prediction, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCEP-NCAR reanalysis data and Global Precipitation Climatology Center (GPCC data. Angstrom exponent (AE, and fine mode fraction (FMF from MODIS and AERONET are used to discuss the size, type and possible particle sources. Seasonal wind patterns from NCEP-NCAR reanalysis data are used to confirm particle transport from the source regions around the study area to the chosen stations. The results suggest that the maximum aerosol loading occurs over Beijing with the daily mean AOT reaching above 2.0. Gosan and Taipei are among the stations having the smallest AOT in most seasons with values below 0.5. Dust influence appears to be significant over Beijing, Osaka, and Gosan and to a lesser extent over Bac-Giang in the spring. Pollution, bio-mass burning, etc. contribute in the summer and spring over all stations. The detailed AOT characteristic over Mukdahan and Bac-Giang are reported for the first time.

  18. Preferences for oral versus intravenous adjuvant chemotherapy among early breast cancer patients

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ishitobi M

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Makoto Ishitobi,1 Kazuyo Shibuya,2 Yoshifumi Komoike,1 Hiroki Koyama,1 Hideo Inaji1 1Department of Breast and Endocrine Surgery, 2Department of Nursing, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Osaka, Japan Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate preferences for oral versus intravenous adjuvant chemotherapy among early breast cancer patients (UMIN-CTR number UMIN000004696. Patients and methods: Eighty-two postmenopausal women with estrogen receptor-positive, human epidermal growth-factor receptor 2-negative breast cancer who had completed adjuvant chemotherapy were asked about their preferred route of administration of chemotherapy and the reason. Women also answered questions about their physical and psychological status and quality of life during chemotherapy. Results: Patients who had received oral chemotherapy preferred it more frequently than those who had received intravenous chemotherapy (100% versus 37%, respectively, chi-square =15.5; P<0.001. Patients who preferred the same route of administration of chemotherapy as they had previously received showed a significantly better psychological status during chemotherapy compared with those who preferred a different route. Conclusion: Our study showed that preferences for oral and intravenous chemotherapy strongly depended on the actual prior administration of chemotherapy and patients' own experiences during chemotherapy. Keywords: breast cancer, adjuvant, chemotherapy, patient preference, oral, intravenous

  19. Clinical course of focal choroidal excavation in Vogt–Koyanagi–Harada disease

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Nishikawa Y

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Yuko Nishikawa,1–3,* Kaoru Fujinami,1,2,4,5,* Ken Watanabe,1,2 Toru Noda,1,2 Kazushige Tsunoda,1,2 Kunihiko Akiyama1,2 1Department of Ophthalmology, National Hospital Organization, Tokyo Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan; 2Laboratory of Visual Physiology, National Institute of Sensory Organs, National Tokyo Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan; 3Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka Medical College, Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan; 4Department of Ophthalmology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan; 5UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London, UK*These authors contributed equally to this workAbstract: We describe focal choroidal excavation (FCE in a case of Vogt–Koyanagi–Harada (VKH disease and compare the findings with different chorioretinal conditions. A 55-year-old man was diagnosed with VKH based on panuveitis and exudative retinal detachments. Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography demonstrated a dome-shaped protrusion with a nonconforming pattern at the fovea, which had been detected as a conforming pattern 1 year before the onset. The FCE pattern returned into a conforming pattern following corticosteroid therapy. These findings suggest that the natively existent FCE could be affected by pathophysiological changes of VKH as well as other chorioretinal conditions.Keywords: choroidal excavation, focal choroidal excavation, Vogt–Koyanagi–Harada disease, optical coherence tomography

  20. New possibility of traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine as treatment for behavioral and psychiatric symptoms in dementia

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Kung FC

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Fan-Chin Kung,1 Ryouhei Ishii,2 Hsing-Cheng Liu,3 Masatoshi Takeda21Yuli Hospital, DOH, Hualien, Taiwan; 2Department of Psychiatry, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan; 3Department of General Psychiatry, Taipei City Psychiatric Center, Taipei, TaiwanAbstract: Yokukansan, one of the Kampo prescriptions, is composed of seven herbaceous plants and was developed in China in the 16th century as a cure for restlessness and agitation in children. Yokukansan has also become a popular drug combination in Japan, especially for the behavioral and psychiatric symptoms of dementia (BPSD. Recent studies have shown that yokukansan might also be quite effective against BPSD occurring in association with other types of dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body disease, Parkinson's disease with dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and vascular dementia. Researchers have intensively investigated yokukansan, focusing on the pharmacological mechanisms against glutamate-mediated excitotoxicity. This traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine holds potential promise for improving BPSD in elderly patients suffering from dementia.Keywords: yokukansan, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, Kampo, glutamate

  1. An update on purple urine bag syndrome

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Hadano Y

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Yoshiro Hadano,1 Taro Shimizu,2 Shimon Takada,3 Toshiya Inoue,4 Sumire Sorano51Department of General Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Rakuwakai Otowa Hospital, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto, Japan; 2Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA; 3Department of General Internal Medicine, Osaka City General Hospital, Miyakojima-ku, Osaka, Japan; 4Department of Emergency Medicine, Urasoe General Hospital, Urasoe-city, Okinawa, Japan; 5Kobe University School of Medicine, Kusunokicho, Chuoku, Kobe, JapanAbstract: Purple urine bag syndrome is characterized by the urinary drainage bag turning purple in patients on prolonged urinary catheterization, especially those in the bedridden state. It is associated with bacterial urinary tract infections caused by indigo-producing and indirubin-producing bacteria, usually affects women, and is associated with alkaline urine, constipation, and a high bacterial load in the urine. Almost all patients with purple urine bag syndrome are catheterized due to significant disability, and the urinary pH is 7.0 or more. In general, intensive treatment with antibiotics is not recommended. Purple urine bag syndrome per se almost always appears to be asymptomatic and harmless. However, caution is needed, because some cases have been reported to show progression to severe disease states, so further research into the morbidity and mortality of this infection is warranted.Keywords: purple urine, urinary catheterization, geriatrics, urinary tract infection

  2. Kampo medicines improved blood test and QOL in two vasculitis cases of Churg–Strauss syndrome and Henoch–Shönlein purpura after inadequate treatment with conventional therapies

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Yasuyo Hijikata

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Yasuyo Hijikata1, Yumiko Ikemoto2, Urara Kohdera31Toyodo Hijikata Clinic, Osaka, Japan; 2St Mary’s Hospital, Himeji, Japan; 3Nakano Children’s Hospital, Osaka, JapanObjective: Based on the tenets of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM theory, Kampo medicines were selected and applied to two cases of Churg–Strauss syndrome and Henoch–Shönlein purpura. Two vasculitis syndrome patients exhibited persistent symptoms and abnormal blood tests after treatment with conventional therapies.Methods: As the two cases had “blood stagnation” and “damps and heat” and one had a “yang deficiency” in terms of TCM theory, we applied certain selected Kampo medicines.Results: In case 1, the patient presented with hypereosinophilia, venous thrombosis, pulmonary infarction, decreased platelet count, ulner nerve palsy and Raynaud’s phenomena, which led to a diminished quality of life. After starting the Kampo medicines, the patient improved quickly and recovered within 11 months. In case 2, persistent purpura, abdominal pain, and bloody feces quickly improved and disappeared after Kampo treatment. After starting the Kampo medicines, prednisolone was stopped at 21 days without any sign of relapse to date.Conclusion: Kampo medicines helped clear the persistent abnormal symptoms and laboratory findings of vasculitis syndromes, Churg–Strauss syndrome and Henoch–Shönlein purpura, which had responded inadequately to the conventional therapies administered.Keywords: Kampo medicine, vasculitis, Churg–Strauss syndrome, Henoch–Shönlein purpura

  3. Prolonged increase in tear meniscus height by 3% diquafosol ophthalmic solution in eyes with contact lenses

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Nagahara Y

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Yukiko Nagahara,1 Shizuka Koh,1 Kohji Nishida,1 Hitoshi Watanabe1,2 1Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Osaka, 2Kansai Rosai Hospital, Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate the increase in tear meniscus height (TMH induced by 3% diquafosol ophthalmic solution in eyes with contact lens (CL.Methods: Ten healthy subjects wearing high-water-content CLs received topical instillation of two ophthalmic solutions – 3% diquafosol ophthalmic solution in one eye and artificial tears in the other eye. Lower TMH was measured at 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, and 60 minutes after instillation by anterior segment optical coherence tomography.Results: TMH increased significantly (P<0.001 at 5 minutes and 15 minutes after instillation of saline compared with the baseline values. After instillation of 3% diquafosol ophthalmic solution, TMH significantly increased (P<0.05 at 5 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, and 60 minutes compared with the baseline values. Increases in TMH after diquafosol instillation were significantly greater (P<0.05 at 15 minutes, 30 minutes, and 60 minutes than increases in TMH after saline instillation.Conclusion: Topical instillation of 3% diquafosol ophthalmic solution increases TMH for up to 60 minutes in eyes with high-water-content CLs. Keywords: diquafosol ophthalmic solution, tear meniscus height, dry eye, contact lenses, tear film

  4. Evaluation of tritium transport in the biomass-fusion hybrid system and its environmental impact

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Namba, Kyosuke [Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan); Kasada, Ryuta, E-mail: r-kasada@iae.kyoto-u.ac.jp [Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan); Konishi, Satoshi [Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan); Yamamoto, Yasushi [Faculty of Engineering Science, Kansai University, Osaka (Japan)

    2015-10-15

    Highlights: • We assumed that tritium migrates from biomass hybrid fusion system to fuel cell vehicles. • We developed a seven-compartment model to describe the water flow and tritium in an urban area Osaka. • Tritium concentration of surface soil water run by 4 Bq/L level after 60 years later. • The tritium does not deserve health hazard but easily detectable in the environment. - Abstract: The behavior of tritium contained in the biofuel produced by the fusion energy is analyzed. Hydrogen product is contaminated with tritium from breeding blanket of fusion plant within the regulation limit and released to atmosphere when used for fuel cell vehicles. In the model city, Osaka, seven-compartment model describes the behavior of exhausted tritium by adapting the environment water flow and its migration was analyzed with STELLA system dynamics code. Tritium (HTO) with a concentration of 5000 Bq//m{sup 3} exhausted from the running vehicle increases decades and reaches steady state after about 50 years, at around 40 Bq/m{sup 3} in atmosphere and 4 Bq/L in surface soil water that does not deserve health hazard, however causes contamination of large populated area.

  5. MuSIC: delivering the world's most intense muon beam

    CERN Document Server

    Cook, S; Edmonds, A; Fukuda, M; Hatanaka, K; Hino, Y; Kuno, Y; Lancaster, M; Mori, Y; Ogitsu, T; Sakamoto, H; Sato, A; Tran, N H; Truong, N M; Wing, M; Yamamoto, A; Yoshida, M

    2016-01-01

    A new muon beamline, muon science innovative channel (MuSIC), was set up at the Research Centre for Nuclear Physics (RCNP), Osaka University, in Osaka, Japan, using the 392 MeV proton beam impinging on a target. The production of an intense muon beam relies on the efficient capture of pions, which subsequently decay to muons, using a novel superconducting solenoid magnet system. After the pion-capture solenoid the first $36^\\circ$ of the curved muon transport line was commissioned and the muon flux was measured. In order to detect muons, a target of either copper or magnesium was placed to stop muons at the end of the muon beamline. Two stations of plastic scintillators located upstream and downstream from the muon target were used to reconstruct the decay spectrum of muons. In a complementary method to detect negatively-charged muons, the X-ray spectrum yielded by muonic atoms in the target were measured in a germanium detector. Measurements, at a proton beam current of 6 pA, yielded $(10.4 \\pm 2.7) \\times 1...

  6. Procalcitonin as an indicator of urosepsis

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Sugimoto K

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Koichi Sugimoto, Shogo Adomi, Hiroyuki Koike, Atsunobu Esa Department of Urology, NTT West Osaka Hospital, Osaka, Japan Background: Procalcitonin has been advocated as a marker of bacterial infection, so this study was carried out to determine the usefulness of serum procalcitonin in the early diagnosis of urosepsis. Methods: The subjects were 37 febrile patients with urinary tract infection in whom we examined the serum procalcitonin concentration at the start of treatment. Results: Thirty patients had acute pyelonephritis (16 simple, 14 complex, one had emphysematous pyelonephritis, five had acute prostatitis, and one had acute epididymitis. The procalcitonin level was <0.5 ng/mL in 18 patients, ≥0.5 ng/mL in one patient, ≥2 ng/mL in seven patients, and ≥10 ng/mL in 11 patients. Five of the 11 patients with procalcitonin levels ≥ 10 ng/mL had disseminated intravascular coagulation. All patients with urinary tract obstruction and disseminated intravascular coagulation had procalcitonin levels ≥ 10 ng/mL. Conclusion: Although this retrospective study comprised a small number of patients, we found that procalcitonin was a useful marker for urinary tract infection. Keywords: procalcitonin, urosepsis, urinary tract infection, urology

  7. Direct photocoagulation to leakage points to treat chronic macular edema associated with branch retinal vein occlusion: a pilot study

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Sakimoto S

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Susumu Sakimoto, Motohiro Kamei, Hirokazu Sakaguchi, Mihoko Suzuki, Nagakazu Matsumura, Kentaro Nishida, Kohji NishidaDepartment of Ophthalmology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Osaka, JapanSummary statement: Direct photocoagulation reduces the central foveal thickness (CFT in cases with chronic branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO of longer than 12 months duration. Photocoagulation might be effective for chronic macular edema due to branch retinal vein occlusion.Background: The aim was to investigate the effect of direct photocoagulation for treating chronic macular edema associated with BRVO.Methods: This study was a noncomparative, pilot interventional case series. We examined the CFT and best-corrected visual acuity over 6 months in patients with BRVO treated with direct photocoagulation.Results: Sixteen eyes of 16 patients had been treated with direct photocoagulation (mean follow-up period, 20.5 months. The mean CFT decreased significantly (P<0.001 between the baseline (465 µm and the final visit (304 µm. The mean (logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution equivalent best-corrected visual acuity at the baseline was 0.39 and improved significantly (P<0.001 to 0.20 at the final visit.Conclusion: Direct photocoagulation to leakage points is beneficial for treating chronic macular edema associated with chronic BRVO of longer than 12 months duration.Keywords: branch retinal vein occlusion, macular edema, optical coherence tomography, photocoagulation, VEGF

  8. Immunization of rabbits with synthetic peptides derived from a highly conserved β-sheet epitope region underneath the receptor binding site of influenza A virus

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ideno S

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Shoji Ideno,1,3 Kaoru Sakai,1 Mikihiro Yunoki,2–4 Ritsuko Kubota-Koketsu,3,5 Yuji Inoue,3 Shota Nakamura,6 Teruo Yasunaga,6 Yoshinobu Okuno,5 Kazuyoshi Ikuta3 1Infectious Pathogen Research Section, Central Research Laboratory, Research and Development Division, Japan Blood Products Organization, Kobe, Japan; 2Research and Development Promotion Section, Research and Development Division, Japan Blood Products Organization, Tokyo, Japan; 3Department of Virology, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan; 4Department of Veterinary Microbiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Rakuno Gakuen University, Ebetsu, Hokkaido, Japan; 5Kanonji Institute, The Research Foundation for Microbial Diseases of Osaka University, Kanonji, Kagawa, Japan; 6Department of Genome Informatics, Genome Information Research Center, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan Background: There is increasing concern about the speed with which health care providers can administer prophylaxis and treatment in an influenza pandemic. Generally, it takes several months to manufacture an influenza vaccine by propagation of the virus in chicken eggs or cultured cells. Newer, faster protocols for the production of vaccines that induce broad-spectrum immunity are therefore highly desirable. We previously developed human monoclonal antibody B-1 that shows broadly neutralizing activity against influenza A virus H3N2. B-1 recognizes an epitope region that includes an antiparallel β-sheet structure underneath the receptor binding site of influenza hemagglutinin (HA. In this study, the efficacy of a synthetic peptide vaccine derived from this epitope region against influenza A was evaluated. Materials and methods: Two peptides were synthesized, the upper and lower peptides. These peptides comprise amino acid residues 167–187 and 225–241, respectively, of the B-1 epitope region of HA, which is involved in

  9. Retrospective analysis of outcomes and prognostic factors of chemotherapy for small-cell lung cancer

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Minami S

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Seigo Minami, Yoshitaka Ogata, Shouichi Ihara, Suguru Yamamoto, Kiyoshi Komuta Department of Respiratory Medicine, Osaka Police Hospital, Osaka, Japan Background: Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC is responsive to initial chemotherapy but becomes resistant to cytotoxic drugs. The aim of this study was to evaluate what proportion of patients with SCLC had received the first- and further-line chemotherapy and which patients had benefited from chemotherapy. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed medical records of patients with SCLC who had been treated with the best supportive care alone and the first-, second-, or third-line chemotherapy at the Osaka Police Hospital from June 2007 until March 2015. Results: Among 145 patients diagnosed with SCLC and eligible for analysis, 118 patients received chemotherapy. We added five patients who initiated the second-line chemotherapy during the study period at our institution. Sixty-five and 31 patients received the second- and third-line chemotherapies, respectively. Multivariate logistic regression analysis detected age ≥75 years (odds ratio, 2.80; 95% confidence interval, 1.01–7.75; P=0.047 and European Clinical Oncology Group Performance Status (ECOG PS 3–4 (14.3; 4.86–41.9; P<0.01 as factors disturbing the introduction of chemotherapy. Multivariate Cox hazard analyses also detected ECOG PS 2–4 (3.34; 2.00–5.58; P<0.01 as a factor decreasing overall survival after the first-line chemotherapy, and C-reactive protein level ≥1.0 mg/dL (2.67; 1.30–5.47; P<0.01 and progression-free survival after the first-line chemotherapy ≥6 months (2.85; 1.50–5.43; P<0.01 as factors influencing overall survival after the second-line chemotherapy. Conclusion: Approximately two-thirds and one-third of the patients who receive chemotherapy proceed to the second- and third-line chemotherapies, respectively. Several factors, such as age, ECOG PS, C-reactive protein level, and progression-free survival after

  10. Combination chemotherapy of gemcitabine and vinorelbine for pretreated non-small- cell lung cancer: a retrospective study

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Minami S

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Seigo Minami, Yoshitaka Ogata, Suguru Yamamoto, Kiyoshi Komuta Department of Respiratory Medicine, Osaka Police Hospital, Osaka, Japan Background: Advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC eventually progresses after first-line chemotherapy, and usually requires salvage treatment. Although neither gemcitabine nor vinorelbine is approved as a candidate drug in the second- or further-line for NSCLC, they can be alternative drugs in terms of anti-tumor effects and toxicities. Actually, in our institution, we often use a combination of these two anti-tumor drugs in our daily practice. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 85 patients with advanced NSCLC who had received combination chemotherapy of gemcitabine and vinorelbine after a platinum-based regimen from June 2007 to June 2014 in Osaka Police Hospital, and performed Cox proportional hazard analyses in order to detect predictive factors for progression-free survival (PFS. Results: Patient characteristics included a mean age of 65.5 years, 56 males, 54 adenocarcinoma, 53 European Clinical Oncology Group performance status 0–1. Thirteen and 35 patients received the study treatment as the second- and third-line treatment, respectively. The overall response rate, disease control rate, PFS, and overall survival were 4.7% (95% confidence interval 1.3%–11.6%, 30.6% (21.0%–41.5%, 2.1 months (1.7–2.8 months, and 6.9 months (5.0–11.0 months. Twenty-one and six patients experienced grade 4 neutropenia and febrile neutropenia, respectively. European Clinical Oncology Group performance status 0–1 was detected as a factor predicting longer PFS by univariate (hazard ratio, 1.63; 95% confidence interval, 1.28–2.08; P<0.001 and multivariate (1.65, 1.27–2.14, P<0.001 analyses. Conclusion: This combination was ineffective and harmful to pretreated patients with NSCLC. We do not recommend this regimen as a later-line treatment option. Keywords: gemcitabine, vinorelbine, non-small cell lung cancer

  11. Pemetrexed in maintenance treatment of advanced non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Minami S

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Seigo Minami,1 Takashi Kijima2 1Department of Respiratory Medicine, Osaka Police Hospital, 2Department of Respiratory Medicine, Allergy and Rheumatic Diseases, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan Abstract: Pemetrexed, a multitargeting antifolate cytotoxic drug, plays a leading role in front-line chemotherapy for patients with advanced non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC. Following its approval as second-line monotherapy for locally advanced or metastatic non-squamous NSCLC, pemetrexed has established itself as the first-line regimen in combination with cisplatin, and its powerful antitumor effects and less cumulative toxicities were then taken advantage of in the JMEN and PARAMOUNT trials, respectively, to pioneer a new treatment strategy of switch and continuation maintenance monotherapy. These developments have brought about a marked paradigm shift, and made pemetrexed indispensable in the treatment for non-squamous NSCLC. So far, only three drugs have been approved for maintenance therapy; pemetrexed both by switch and continuation maintenance, erlotinib by switch maintenance, and bevacizumab by continuation maintenance. Compared with observation alone after defined cycles of the first-line chemotherapy, subsequent pemetrexed maintenance therapy has provided significantly longer survival and infrequent severe adverse events. The cost-effectiveness of pemetrexed maintenance therapy is controversial, as well as the other two maintenance drugs, bevacizumab and erlotinib. The latest attractive attention is a combination maintenance therapy. We may have to consider epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR mutation status for selection of a combination pattern. A combination maintenance therapy of pemetrexed plus bevacizumab is potential for patients with wild-type EGFR status, while a EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor-containing combination is promising for patients with active EGFR mutation status. Pemetrexed will be

  12. PREFACE: International Symposium on Materials Science and Innovation for Sustainable Society - Eco-Materials and Eco-Innovation for Global Sustainability - The 21st Iketani Conference 2011

    Science.gov (United States)

    Takahashi, Yasuo

    2012-08-01

    Conference logo The 21st century has been called the century of environmental revolution. Green innovations and environmentally friendly production systems based on physics, chemistry, materials science, and electronic engineering will be indispensable for ensuring renewable energy and establishing a sustainable society. In particular, production design, materials processing, and fabrication technologies such as welding and joining will be very important components of such green innovations. For these reasons, the International Symposium on Materials Science and Innovation for Sustainable Society - eco-materials and eco-innovation for global sustainability - (ECO-MATES 2011) was organized by the Joining and Welding Research Institute (JWRI) and the Center of Environmental Innovation Design for Sustainability (CEIDS), Osaka University. ECO-MATES 2011 was held at Hotel Hankyu Expo Park, Osaka, Japan from 28-30 November 2011. 435 participants from 20 countries around the world attended the symposium. 149 oral presentations including 60 invited talks and 160 posters were presented at the symposium to discuss the latest research and developments in green innovations in relation to environmental issues. The topics of the symposium covered all environmentally related fields including renewable energy, energy-materials, environment and resources, waste and biomass, power electronics, semiconductor, rare-earth metals, functional materials, organic electronics materials, electronics packaging, smart processing, joining and welding, eco-efficient processes, and green applied physics and chemistry. Therefore, 55 full papers concerning green innovations and environmentally benign production were selected and approved by the editorial board and the program committee of ECO-MATES 2011. All papers were accepted through peer review processes. I believe that all the papers have many informative contents. On behalf of the steering committee of the symposium, I would like to express

  13. Influence of indacaterol on daily physical activity in patients with untreated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Nishijima Y

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Yu Nishijima,1,* Seigo Minami,1,* Suguru Yamamoto,1 Yoshitaka Ogata,1 Taro Koba,1,2 Shinji Futami,1 Kiyoshi Komuta1 1Department of Respiratory Medicine, Osaka Police Hospital, Tennoji-ku, Osaka, Japan; 2Department of Internal Medicine, National Hospital Organization, Kinki-Chuo Chest Medical Center, Kita-ku, Sakai, Osaka, Japan *These authors contributed equally to this work Background: Indacaterol, a once-daily, long-acting ß2-agonist, may improve not only respiratory function, dyspnea symptoms, and quality of life, but also physical activity for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of 12-week indacaterol therapy on daytime physical activity in patients with untreated COPD. Methods: The subjects were stable and untreated COPD outpatients with a percent predicted forced expiratory volume in 1 second (%FEV1 below 80%. Baseline assessments included clinical assessment, respiratory function testing, arterial blood gas analysis, the COPD assessment test (CAT™, and the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey, Japanese version 2 (SF-36v2®. Patients underwent monitoring by uniaxial accelerometer before and after 12 weeks once-daily inhalation of indacaterol 150 µg/day. Results: Eighteen patients were evaluable. Patient characteristics included a mean age of 74.2 years, and three patients were current smokers. Indacaterol improved mean (± standard deviation [SD] %FEV1 from 55.2% (±17.9% to 61.0% (±17.3% (P=0.003, CAT scores from 16.4 (±10.2 points to 12.4 (±8.2 points (P=0.04, some scales of the SF-36v2 (physical component summary, 41.6±9.7 points to 45.1±7.9 points, P=0.03, and number of daily steps (3,311.5±2,103.3 steps/day to 3,841.8±2,096.8 steps/day, P=0.02, but did not affect daily energy expenditure (85.0±77.2 kcal change to 90.9±56.8 kcal, P=0.29 or exercise duration of an intensity of level 1 or more (36.4±23.9 minutes increase to 40.8±21.6 minutes

  14. Limited cross-reactivity of mouse monoclonal antibodies against Dengue virus capsid protein among four serotypes

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Noda M

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Megumi Noda,1 Promsin Masrinoul,1 Chaweewan Punkum,1 Chonlatip Pipattanaboon,2,3 Pongrama Ramasoota,2,4 Chayanee Setthapramote,2,3 Tadahiro Sasaki,6 Mikiko Sasayama,1 Akifumi Yamashita,1,5 Takeshi Kurosu,6 Kazuyoshi Ikuta,6 Tamaki Okabayashi11Mahidol-Osaka Center for Infectious Diseases, 2Center of Excellence for Antibody Research, 3Department of Microbiology and Immunology, 4Department of Social and Environmental Medicine, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Ratchathewi, Bangkok, Thailand; 5Graduate School of Life Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, 6Department of Virology, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, JapanBackground: Dengue illness is one of the important mosquito-borne viral diseases in tropical and subtropical regions. Four serotypes of dengue virus (DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3, and DENV-4 are classified in the Flavivirus genus of the family Flaviviridae. We prepared monoclonal antibodies against DENV capsid protein from mice immunized with DENV-2 and determined the cross-reactivity with each serotype of DENV and Japanese encephalitis virus.Methods and results: To clarify the relationship between the cross-reactivity of monoclonal antibodies and the diversity of these viruses, we examined the situations of flaviviruses by analyses of phylogenetic trees. Among a total of 60 prepared monoclonal antibodies specific for DENV, five monoclonal antibodies stained the nuclei of infected cells and were found to be specific to the capsid protein. Three were specific to DENV-2, while the other two were cross-reactive with DENV-2 and DENV-4. No monoclonal antibodies were cross-reactive with all four serotypes. Phylogenetic analysis of DENV amino acid sequences of the capsid protein revealed that DENV-2 and DENV-4 were clustered in the same branch, while DENV-1 and DENV-3 were clustered in the other branch. However, these classifications of the capsid protein were different from those of the

  15. A mulher japonesa vivenciando o câncer cérvico-uterino: um estudo de caso com abordagem da fenomenologia social La mujer japonesa vivenciando el cáncer cervico-uterino: un estudio del caso con abordaje fenomenológía social A japanese woman going through cervical uterine cancer: a case study with the social phenomenology approach

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Rosa Yuka Sato Chubaci

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de estudo sobre a experiência de uma mulher japonesa, com câncer cérvico-uterino, realizado em um hospital da cidade de Osaka-Japão, no qual se utilizou o "estudo de caso" com abordagem da Fenomenologia Social de Alfred Schütz. Objetivou-se conhecer o significado da doença e da hospitalização para essa mulher, buscando compreender os motivos que envolvem a sua ação. Por meio da análise dos dados, foi possível compreender que o processo da hospitalização deve ser visto respeitando, além da característica individual, o mundo cultural que nos remete às ações humanas e que exerce influência importante no comportamento e atitude em relação à doença e hospitalização.Se trata de un estudio sobre la experiencia de una mujer japonesa, con cáncer cérvico-uterino, realizado en un hospital de la ciudad de Osaka-Japón, en el cual se utilizó el "estudio de caso" con abordaje de la Fenomenología Social de Alfred Schütz. El objetivo fue conocer el significado de la enfermedad y de la hospitalización para esa mujer, buscando comprender los motivos que involucran su acción. Por medio del análisis de los datos, fue posible comprender que el proceso de la hospitalización debe ser visto respetan-do, además de la característica individual, el mundo cultural que nos remite a las acciones humanas y que ejerce influencia importante en el comportamiento y actitud en relación a la enfermedad y hospitalización.This is the study of the experience of a Japanese woman with cervical uterine cancer carried out in a hospital in the city of Osaka, Japan, using Alfred Schütz's "case study" with the Social Phenomenology approach. The aim was to grasp the meaning of the disease and of hospitalization for this woman, and to try to understand the reasoning around her action. Through the analysis of the data, it was possible to understand that the hospitalization process has to be seen respecting, in addition to individual

  16. Effect of a network system for providing proper inhalation technique by community pharmacists on clinical outcomes in COPD patients

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Takemura M

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Masaya Takemura,1 Katsumi Mitsui,2 Masako Ido,2 Masataka Matsumoto,1 Misuzu Koyama,3 Daiki Inoue,1 Kazufumi Takamatsu,1 Ryo Itotani,1 Manabu Ishitoko,1 Shinko Suzuki,1 Kensaku Aihara,1 Minoru Sakuramoto,1 Hitoshi Kagioka,1 Motonari Fukui11Respiratory Disease Center, Kitano-Hospital, the Tazuke Kofukai Medical Research Institute, Osaka, Japan; 2Division of Pharmacy, Kitano-Hospital, The Tazuke Kofukai Medical Research Institute, Osaka, Japan; 3Kita-ku Pharmaceutical Association, Osaka, JapanIntroduction: Nonadherence to inhalation therapy is very common in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD. Few data are available to support the role of community pharmacists in optimizing inhalation therapy in COPD patients. Since 2007, the Kitano Hospital and the Kita-ku Pharmaceutical Association have provided a network system for delivering correct inhalation techniques through certified community pharmacists. The effects of this network system on clinical outcomes in COPD patients were examined.Methods: A total of 88 consecutive outpatients with COPD at baseline and 82 of those 4 years later were recruited from the respiratory clinic of Kitano Hospital Medical Research Institute. Measurements included the frequency of COPD exacerbations, patients’ adherence to inhalation therapy using a five-point Likert scale questionnaire, and patients’ health status both prior to this system and 4 years later.Results: Usable information was obtained from 55 patients with COPD at baseline, and from 51 patients 4 years later. Compared with baseline values, a significant decrease was observed in the frequency of COPD exacerbations (1.5 ± 1.6 versus 0.8 ± 1.4 times/year, P = 0.017. Adherence to the inhalation regimen increased significantly (4.1 ± 0.7 versus 4.4 ± 0.8, P = 0.024, but health status was unchanged. At 4 years, of 51 COPD patients, 39 (76% patients who visited the certified pharmacies showed significantly higher medication adherence

  17. Association of plasma adiponectin levels with cellular hydration state measured using bioelectrical impedance analysis in patients with COPD

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Yoshikawa T

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Takahiro Yoshikawa,1 Hiroshi Kanazawa21Department of Sports Medicine, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, 2Department of Respiratory Medicine, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, JapanBackground: It is widely recognized that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD includes a variety of extra pulmonary complications and comorbidities. Recently, adiponectin was shown to regulate cellular metabolism in humans. Cellular hydration state is affected by a variety of hormonal factors and regulates cellular metabolic state. Therefore, this study was designed to determine whether adiponectin is a possible factor involved in cellular hydration state in COPD.Methods: Thirty patients with COPD and 41 age-matched controls participated in the study. Plasma levels of total and high molecular weight (HMW adiponectin were measured and anthropometry and pulmonary function tests were conducted. Intracellular water (ICW, extracellular water (ECW, and ECW/ICW ratio, which are parameters of cellular hydration state, were measured using bioelectrical impedance analysis.Results: Higher levels of total and HMW adiponectin in plasma were found in patients with COPD compared with levels in controls. A significant inverse correlation was observed between body mass index and plasma levels of total and HMW adiponectin in the control group. However, this significant correlation was not observed in patients with COPD. The plasma levels of total and HMW adiponectin were also not significantly correlated with any pulmonary function parameters in patients with COPD. Regarding the state of cellular hydration, the plasma levels of total adiponectin were inversely correlated with the ECW/ICW ratio and positively with ICW values in patients with COPD. Moreover, closer correlations were found between these parameters and plasma HMW adiponectin levels.Conclusion: The results of the present study suggest a novel association of the plasma

  18. Application of the homology method for quantification of low-attenuation lung region in patients with and without COPD

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Nishio M

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Mizuho Nishio,1 Kazuaki Nakane,2 Yutaka Tanaka3 1Clinical PET Center, Institute of Biomedical Research and Innovation, Hyogo, Japan; 2Department of Molecular Pathology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine and Health Science, Osaka, Japan; 3Department of Radiology, Chibune General Hospital, Osaka, Japan Background: Homology is a mathematical concept that can be used to quantify degree of contact. Recently, image processing with the homology method has been proposed. In this study, we used the homology method and computed tomography images to quantify emphysema.Methods: This study included 112 patients who had undergone computed tomography and pulmonary function test. Low-attenuation lung regions were evaluated by the homology method, and homology-based emphysema quantification (b0, b1, nb0, nb1, and R was performed. For comparison, the percentage of low-attenuation lung area (LAA% was also obtained. Relationships between emphysema quantification and pulmonary function test results were evaluated by Pearson’s correlation coefficients. In addition to the correlation, the patients were divided into the following three groups based on guidelines of the Global initiative for chronic Obstructive Lung Disease: Group A, nonsmokers; Group B, smokers without COPD, mild COPD, and moderate COPD; Group C, severe COPD and very severe COPD. The homology-based emphysema quantification and LAA% were compared among these groups.Results: For forced expiratory volume in 1 second/forced vital capacity, the correlation coefficients were as follows: LAA%, -0.603; b0, -0.460; b1, -0.500; nb0, -0.449; nb1, -0.524; and R, -0.574. For forced expiratory volume in 1 second, the coefficients were as follows: LAA%, -0.461; b0, -0.173; b1, -0.314; nb0, -0.191; nb1, -0.329; and R, -0.409. Between Groups A and B, difference in nb0 was significant (P-value = 0.00858, and those in the other types of quantification were not significant.Conclusion: Feasibility of the

  19. Survey on the consciousness structure toward nuclear power generation

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Suzuki, M.; Yoshida, T. (Nomura Research Institute, Kamakura, Kanagawa (Japan))

    1981-05-01

    A survey on the popular consciousness toward nuclear power generation was carried out by direct means of questionnaire to 1600 persons, ages from 20 to 69, in power demand areas (Tokyo and Osaka) and power supply areas (sites of nuclear power generation) from early February to early March, 1980, and the recovery rate was 74.4% (1190 persons). The results are described by way of their explanation. The purpose is to clarify the structure of popular consciousness toward nuclear energy, in particular nuclear power generation, and the nature of its acceptance. That is, it was surveyed how general people in the power supply and the power demand areas are taking nuclear power generation concerning its need and safety, and further how the attitudes are constituted and vary.

  20. Impact of genotype-specific herd immunity on the circulatory dynamism of norovirus: a 10-year longitudinal study of viral acute gastroenteritis.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Sakon, Naomi; Yamazaki, Kenji; Nakata, Keiko; Kanbayashi, Daiki; Yoda, Tomoko; Mantani, Masanobu; Kase, Tetsuo; Takahashi, Kazuo; Komano, Jun

    2015-03-15

    Human norovirus is a major cause of viral acute gastroenteritis worldwide. However, the transition of endemic norovirus genotypes remains poorly understood. The characteristics of natural immunity against norovirus are unclear because few studies have been performed in the natural infection setting. This prospective 10-year surveillance study of acute gastroenteritis in the province of Osaka, Japan, revealed that norovirus spread shows temporal, geographic, and age group-specific features in the humans. Genogroup II genotype 4 (GII.4) was detected in most sporadic pediatric cases, as well as in foodborne and nursing home outbreaks, respectively. The dominant genotypes in outbreaks at childcare facilities and schools shifted every season and involved GI, GII.2, GII.3, GII.4, and GII.6. Evidence at both the facility and individual levels indicated that genotype-specific herd immunity lasted long enough to influence the endemic norovirus genotype in the next season. Thus, norovirus circulates through human populations in a uniquely dynamic fashion.

  1. CHRONICLE: International forum on advanced high-power lasers and applications (AHPLA '99)

    Science.gov (United States)

    Afanas'ev, Yurii V.; Zavestovskaya, I. N.; Zvorykin, V. D.; Ionin, Andrei A.; Senatsky, Yu V.; Starodub, Aleksandr N.

    2000-05-01

    A review of reports made on the International Forum on Advanced High-Power Lasers and Applications, which was held at the beginning of November 1999 in Osaka (Japan), is presented. Five conferences were held during the forum on High-Power Laser Ablation, High-Power Lasers in Energy Engineering, High-Power Lasers in Civil Engineering and Architecture, High-Power Lasers in Manufacturing, and Advanced High-Power Lasers. The following trends in the field of high-power lasers and their applications were presented: laser fusion, laser applications in space, laser-triggered lightning, laser ablation of materials by short and ultrashort pulses, application of high-power lasers in manufacturing, application of high-power lasers in mining, laser decommissioning and decontamination of nuclear reactors, high-power solid-state and gas lasers, x-ray and free-electron lasers. One can find complete information on the forum in SPIE, vols. 3885-3889.

  2. Evidence of tensor interactions in 16O observed via (p,d reaction

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Ong H. J.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available We measured the differential cross sections of the 16O(p,d reaction populating the ground state and several low-lying excited states in 15O using 198-, 295- and 392-MeV proton beams at the Research Center for Nuclear Physics (RCNP, Osaka University, to study the effect of the tensor interactions in 16O. Dividing the cross sections for each excited state by the one for the ground state and comparing the ratios over a wide range of momentum transfer, we found a marked enhancement of the ratio for the positive-parity state(s. The observation is consistent with large components of high-momentum neutrons in the ground-state configurations of 16O due possibly to the tensor interactions.

  3. Aquatic risk assessment of 2-sulfonato fatty acid methyl ester sodium salt (MES).

    Science.gov (United States)

    Miura, Kazuaki

    2007-01-01

    The aquatic risk of 2-sulfonato fatty acid methyl ester sodium salt (MES) used in household detergents was assessed. The environmental exposure assessment expressed as predicted environmental concentration (PEC) was determined on the basis of monitoring results from the seven sites of four rivers in the urban area in Tokyo and Osaka. The 95 percentile as well as geometric mean of the MES concentration was found to exhibit a good correlation with the geometric mean of the Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD; the latter's regression was greater than 0.99). The predicted no effect concentration (PNEC) for the aquatic environment was estimated by performing chronic assays of algae and daphnia. The risk characterization ratio (RCR: PEC/PNEC) was less than 1. Therefore, it is concluded that MES will not adversely affect the aquatic environment in Japan.

  4. Developments of fast emittance monitors for ion sources at RCNP

    Science.gov (United States)

    Yorita, T.; Hatanaka, K.; Fukuda, M.; Shimada, K.; Yasuda, Y.; Saito, T.; Tamura, H.; Kamakura, K.

    2016-02-01

    Recently, several developments of low energy beam transport line and its beam diagnostic systems have been performed to improve the injection efficiency of ion beam to azimuthally varying field cyclotron at Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University. One of those is the fast emittance monitor which can measure within several seconds for the efficient beam development and a Pepper-Pot Emittance Monitor (PPEM) has been developed. The PPEM consists of pepper-pot mask, multichannel plate, fluorescent screen, mirror, and CCD camera. The CCD image is taken via IEEE1394b to a personal computer and analyzed immediately and frequently, and then real time measurement with about 2 Hz has been achieved.

  5. COG validation: SINBAD Benchmark Problems

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Lent, E M; Sale, K E; Buck, R M; Descalle, M

    2004-02-23

    We validated COG, a 3D Monte Carlo radiation transport code, against experimental data and MNCP4C simulations from the Shielding Integral Benchmark Archive Database (SINBAD) compiled by RSICC. We modeled three experiments: the Osaka Nickel and Aluminum sphere experiments conducted at the OKTAVIAN facility, and the liquid oxygen experiment conducted at the FNS facility. COG results are in good agreement with experimental data and generally within a few % of MCNP results. There are several possible sources of discrepancy between MCNP and COG results: (1) the cross-section database versions are different, MCNP uses ENDFB VI 1.1 while COG uses ENDFB VIR7, (2) the code implementations are different, and (3) the models may differ slightly. We also limited the use of variance reduction methods when running the COG version of the problems.

  6. Accessibility condition of wave propagation and multicharged ion production in electron cyclotron resonance ion source plasma

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Kato, Yushi, E-mail: kato@eei.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp; Yano, Keisuke; Nishiokada, Takuya; Nagaya, Tomoki; Kimura, Daiju; Kumakura, Sho; Imai, Youta; Hagino, Shogo; Otsuka, Takuro; Sato, Fuminobu [Division of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita-shi, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)

    2016-02-15

    A new tandem type source of electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) plasmas has been constructing for producing synthesized ion beams in Osaka University. Magnetic mirror field configuration with octupole magnets can be controlled to various shape of ECR zones, namely, in the 2nd stage plasma to be available by a pair mirror and a supplemental coil. Noteworthy correlations between these magnetic configurations and production of multicharged ions are investigated in detail, as well as their optimum conditions. We have been considering accessibility condition of electromagnetic and electrostatic waves propagating in ECR ion source plasma, and then investigated their correspondence relationships with production of multicharged ions. It has been clarified that there exits efficient configuration of ECR zones for producing multicharged ion beams experimentally, and then has been suggested from detail accessibility conditions on the ECR plasma that new resonance, i.e., upper hybrid resonance, must have occurred.

  7. COMMITTEES: Proceedings of the 13th Gravitational Waves Data Analysis Workshop (GWDAW13), San Juan, Puerto Rico, 19-22 January 2009 Proceedings of the 13th Gravitational Waves Data Analysis Workshop (GWDAW13), San Juan, Puerto Rico, 19-22 January 2009

    Science.gov (United States)

    2009-10-01

    Science Organising Committee (SOC) Bruce Allen, AEI, Germany Patrick Brady, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA Deepto Chakrabarty, MIT, USA Eugenio Coccia, INFN, Gran Sasso, Italy James Cordes, Cornell University, USA Mario Díaz (Chair), University of Texas Brownsville, USA Sam Finn, Penn State, USA Neil Gehrels, NASA GSFC, USA Fredrick A Jenet, University of Texas Brownsville, USA Nobuyuki Kanda, Osaka City University, Japan Erik Katsavounides, MIT, USA Dick Manchester, ATNF, Australia Soumya Mohanty, University of Texas Brownsville, USA Benoit Mours, LAPP-Annecy, France Maria Alessandra Papa, AEI, Germany Kate Scholberg, Duke University, USA Susan Scott, The Australian National University Alberto Vecchio, University of Birmingham, UK Andrea Vicere, INFN - Sezione di Firenze, Italy Stan Whitcomb, LIGO CALTECH, USA Local Organising Committee (LOC) Paulo Freire (Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico) Murray Lewis (Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico) Wanda Wiley (University of Texas Brownsville, USA)

  8. Acidic aerosol in urban air

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Fukuda, M.; Yamaoka, S.; Miyazaki, T.; Oka, M.

    1982-01-01

    The distribution and chemical composition of acidic aerosol in Osaka City were investigated. Samples were collected at five sites in the city from June to September, 1979. Acidic aerosol was determined by the acid-base titration method, sulfate ion by barium chloride turbidimetry, nitrate ion by the xylenol method, and chloride ion by the mercury thiocyanate method. The concentration of acidic aerosol at five sites ranged from 7.7 micrograms per cubic meter to 10.0 micrograms per cubic meter, but mean concentrations in the residential area were slightly higher than those in the industrial area. When acidic aerosol concentrations were compared with concentrations of sulfate, nitrate, and chloride ions, a significant correlation was found between acidic aerosol and sulfate ion. The sum of the ion equivalents of the three types showed good correlation with the acidic aerosol equivalent during the whole period.

  9. Modeling of neutron and photon transport in iron and concrete radiation shields by using Monte Carlo method

    CERN Document Server

    Žukauskaitėa, A; Plukienė, R; Ridikas, D

    2007-01-01

    Particle accelerators and other high energy facilities produce penetrating ionizing radiation (neutrons and γ-rays) that must be shielded. The objective of this work was to model photon and neutron transport in various materials, usually used as shielding, such as concrete, iron or graphite. Monte Carlo method allows obtaining answers by simulating individual particles and recording some aspects of their average behavior. In this work several nuclear experiments were modeled: AVF 65 (AVF cyclotron of Research Center of Nuclear Physics, Osaka University, Japan) – γ-ray beams (1-10 MeV), HIMAC (heavy-ion synchrotron of the National Institute of Radiological Sciences in Chiba, Japan) and ISIS-800 (ISIS intensive spallation neutron source facility of the Rutherford Appleton laboratory, UK) – high energy neutron (20-800 MeV) transport in iron and concrete. The calculation results were then compared with experimental data.compared with experimental data.

  10. [Occurrence of an organochlorine synergist S-421 in fish and shellfish].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Yoshida, Seisaku; Taguchi, Shuzo; Tanaka, Yukio; Hori, Shinjiro

    2003-06-01

    S-421 is a synergist for pyrethroid and organophosphorus pesticides, and is widely used in termiticides or commercial household insecticides. S-421 is mutagenic, stable and ubiquitous in the environment, and has been detected in household dust, surface water, sediments and rain-water. Here we describe the concentration of S-421 residues in domestic and imported fish collected in Osaka. S-421 was extracted with acetone/hexane, purified through silica gel 40 and quantified by ECD-GC. S-421 was detected in 36 out of 44 samples of domestic fish and shellfish analyzed, at a level of fish were lower than those of DDTs and almost the same as those of HCHs. More attention should be paid to the behavior in the environment of S-421, as well as other persistent organochlorine pollutants, such as HCHs, DDTs and chlordane.

  11. Fabrication procedure for LiMn2O4/Graphite-based Lithium-ionRechargeable Pouch Cells

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Liu, Gao; Zheng, Honghe; Battaglia, Vincent S.

    2007-04-30

    Procedures were developed at LBNL specifically for making electrodes and batteries of LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} (spinel) and MCMB (meso carbon micro beads) graphite for high-power applications (HEVs). Electrode performance can be very dependent on the materials used so it is pointed out that Toda M809 was used for the cathode active material and MCMB 10-28 from Osaka Gas was used for the anode active material. The conductive additives were Dankon black, an acetylene black, and SFG-6, a micron-size graphite. The binder used was PVdF (Kureha 1100). More details of these procedures can be found in the lab notebook of Gao Liu. These procedures are documented here but are continuously being refined, and should therefore be considered a work in progress.

  12. Trialing a new clinical clerkship record in Japanese clinical training

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Nomura S

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Shosaku Nomura, Noboru Tanigawa, Yo Kinoshita, Koichi TomodaFirst Department of Internal Medicine, Kansai Medical University, Shinmachi, Hirakata, Osaka, JapanUndergraduate medical education has several problems.1,2 In particular, clinical training, which is the unique feature of medical education, tends to be performed less extensively. In Japan, the current clinical training method is clinical clerkship (CC. CC differs from conventional clinical training, which is study by observation. In CC, the student is a member of the medical team and participates in actual medical care. The student is allowed to practice medical actions in the definite range under the guidance and monitoring of a teaching doctor. Therefore, students can acquire practical clinical abilities. In their study of medical care, students are required to have their own sense of identity and personal responsibility. Clinical training is performed by CC following the original curriculum for diagnoses and treatments in various medical departments.

  13. Characteristics of free-surface wave on high-speed liquid lithium jet for IFMIF

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Kanemura, Takuji, E-mail: kanemura@stu.nucl.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp [Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan); Yoshihashi-Suzuki, Sachiko [Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan); Kondo, Hiroo [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 2-4 Shirane Shirakata, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Sugiura, Hirokazu; Yamaoka, Nobuo [Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan); Ida, Mizuho; Nakamura, Hiroo [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 2-4 Shirane Shirakata, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Matsushita, Izuru [Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mechatronics Systems, Ltd., 1-16 5-chome, Komatsu-dori, Hyogo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 652-0865 (Japan); Muroga, Takeo [National Institute for Fusion Science, 322-6 Oroshicho, Toki, Gifu 509-5292 (Japan); Horiike, Hiroshi [Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)

    2011-10-01

    The characteristics of the surface waves on a high-speed liquid lithium wall jet were examined in a Li circulation loop at Osaka University for the International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility (IFMIF). Surface fluctuations were measured by a contact-type liquid level sensor at 175 mm downstream from the nozzle exit, which corresponds to the deuteron beam's axis in the IFMIF, and observed with a high-speed video (HSV) camera. Both the observation and measurement results indicated that the surface fluctuations were composed of various scale turbulent fluctuations. The measurement results especially showed good agreement with the log-normal distribution which is one of the turbulent intermittency theories. The dominant wavelength was found to be shorter with increase in the flow velocity, and reached approximately 4 mm at the velocity of 15 m/s, which gave close agreement with the visually observed wavelength.

  14. Special issue on Computational Neuroscience - PREFACE

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Ditlevsen, Susanne; Lansky, Petr

    2014-01-01

    on this subject, the first one also held in Prague (1995), then in Versailles (1997), Osaka (1999), Plymouth (2001), Aulla (2003), Marburg (2005), Montevideo (2007), Tainan (2009), and in Limassol (2010). As in the previous workshops, this was a single track multidisciplinary event bringing together experimental...... and computational neuroscientists with ample time for informal discussions in a convivial atmosphere. The Neural Coding Workshops are traditionally biennial symposia each lasting 5 or 6 days. They are relatively small in size, interdisciplinary with major emphasis on the search for common principles in neural...... coding. The workshop was conceived to bring together scientists from different disciplines for an in-depth discussion of model-building and computational strategies....

  15. Psychopharmacological Studies in Mice.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Matsuda, Toshio

    2016-01-01

    Since 1998, when the laboratory of Medicinal Pharmacology was established in the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University, I have been interested in psychopharmacological research topics. During this period, we identified a number of novel regulatory mechanisms that control the prefrontal dopamine system through functional interaction between serotonin1A and dopamine D2 receptors or between serotonin1A and σ1 receptors. Our findings suggest that strategies that enhance the prefrontal dopamine system may have therapeutic potential in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. We also found that environmental factors during development strongly impact the psychological state in adulthood. Furthermore, we clarified the pharmacological profiles of the acetylcholinesterase inhibitors donepezil, galantamine, and rivastigmine, providing novel insights into their mechanisms of action. Finally, we developed the female encounter test, a novel method for evaluating motivation in mice. This simple method should help advance future psychopharmacological research. In this review, we summarize the major findings obtained from our recent studies in mice.

  16. Chapter Ⅱ Better Water Update the Quality of Better City

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    Guo Yan

    2010-01-01

    @@ With a warmer global climate and the modernization of cities,overcoming the problem of water is a common issue that many cities around the world have to face.With the development of modern cities,waste water from both families and factories is continuously flowing into lakes and rivers.Heavy rains often hit many cities in countries across the world,such as the South of China,Pakistan.Let us enter the Puxi side of Shanghai Expo,where many international cities are showcasing their achievements such as how to control flooding,how to utilize rain,and how to treat waste water.For instance.Water Square at the Netherlands exhibit,the living water park at the Chengdu Pavilion,the treatment of waste water in Izmir,Turkey and three Swiss cities (Zurich,Geneva,Basel),along with the Osaka exhibit,all showcase solutions to the problem of "Water".

  17. Electric dipole polarizability of $^{48}$Ca and implications for the neutron skin

    CERN Document Server

    Birkhan, J; Bacca, S; Bassauer, S; Bertulani, C A; Hagen, G; Matsubara, H; von Neumann-Cosel, P; Papenbrock, T; Pietralla, N; Ponomarev, V Yu; Richter, A; Schwenk, A; Tamii, A

    2016-01-01

    The electric dipole strength distribution in Ca-48 between 5 and 25 MeV has been determined at RCNP, Osaka, from proton inelastic scattering experiments at forward angles. Combined with photoabsorption data at higher excitation energy, this enables for the first time the extraction of the electric dipole polarizability alpha_D(Ca-48) = 2.07(22) fm^3. Remarkably, the dipole response of Ca-48 is found to be very similar to that of Ca-40, consistent with a small neutron skin in Ca-48. The experimental results are in good agreement with ab initio calculations based on chiral effective field theory interactions and with state-of-the-art density-functional calculations, implying a neutron skin in Ca-48 of 0.14 - 0.20 fm.

  18. Dedifferentiated Liposarcoma in the Retroperitoneum in an Atomic Bomb Survivor: Report of a Case

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Yukio Nakamura

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available A 76-year-old Japanese man was admitted to Kosei-Nenkin Hospital (Osaka, Japan in November 2006; his chief complaint was a 10-kg loss in body weight over 3 months prior to admission. Abdominal computed tomography (CT and dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI showed three masses in the retroperitoneum. The patient subsequently underwent surgery. The final histopathological diagnosis of tumors 1 and 2 was malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the retroperitoneum, and tumor 3 was a well-differentiated liposarcoma. By the presence of the liposarcoma, tumor 1 and 2 were thought to be the dedifferentiated areas of liposarcomas. At the age of 16, the patient had been exposed to radiation from the atomic bomb at Hiroshima towards the end of the Second World War. We postulate that in this case, radiation from the atomic bomb may have played an important role in the development of the sarcomas.

  19. Current state and safety management of gas used in the semiconductors; Handotaiyo no gas no genjo to anzen kanri no arikata

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Hirano, T. [Tokyo Univ. (Japan)

    1998-09-01

    Technology for the manufacture of semiconductors, optical fibers and fine ceramics is also a technology to use special gas with high reactivity. Gas used in this technology was called gas used in semiconductors, semiconductor material gas, or special material gas. In this paper, the current state and safety management of gas used in semiconductors were mentioned. Firstly, the relation between modern society and gas used in semiconductors was mentioned, and then the current state of the industries related to gas used in semiconductors was described. In items of accidents and the technical development of gas used in semiconductors, a countermeasure set up based on the explosion accident of a mono-silane vessel which happened in Osaka university, points for attention on the selection of packing materials used in a valve of nitrous oxide, points in consideration of equipment design to treat gas used in semiconductors were mentioned. Finally, safety management of gas used in semiconductors was mentioned. 4 refs., 3 figs.

  20. Analysis of Intensity Fluctuations of SASE using the AR Model

    CERN Document Server

    Kato, Ryukou; Isoyama, Goro; Kashiwagi, Shigeru; Okamoto, C; Suemine, Shoji; Yamamoto, Tamotsu

    2004-01-01

    We are conducting experimental study on Self-Amplified Spontaneous Emission (SASE) in the far-infrared region using the L-band linac at the Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR), Osaka University. The intensity of SASE fluctuates intrinsically because the number of coherent optical pulses generated in an electron bunch is limited. In the actual system, however, another factor producing intensity fluctuations also shows up, which is instability of the linac. Generally speaking, it is difficult to distinguish contributions of these two factors in measured intensity fluctuations. We have applied the autoregressive (AR) model, which is one of the techniques of statistical analysis, to exclude contributions of linac instability from measured data. In the AR model, the present data can be expressed with a linear combination of the past data plus white noise. In the analysis, contributions of the linac instability are identified with the AR model and can be subtracted from the measured data of SASE,...

  1. Stereoscopy in Dental Education

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Murakami, Shumei; Verdonschot, Rinus G; Kreiborg, Sven

    2017-01-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether stereoscopy can play a meaningful role in dental education. The study used an anaglyph technique in which two images were presented separately to the left and right eyes (using red/cyan filters), which, combined in the brain, give enhanced depth...... perception. A positional judgment task was performed to assess whether the use of stereoscopy would enhance depth perception among dental students at Osaka University in Japan. Subsequently, the optimum angle was evaluated to obtain maximum ability to discriminate among complex anatomical structures. Finally...... practice, they did recognize its merits for education. These results suggest that using stereoscopic images in dental education can be quite valuable as stereoscopy greatly helped these students' understanding of the spatial relationships in complex anatomical structures....

  2. Bacterial challenge of NISSHO ultrafilter ETF 609: results of in vitro testing.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Krautzig, S; Lonnemann, G; Shaldon, S; Koch, K M

    1996-07-01

    In hemodialysis, a certain degree of bacterial contamination on the dialysate side is a regular finding. Concern has been growing that this contamination may lead to a chronic inflammatory response in the patient. Ultrafiltration of dialysate can be used to reduce bacterial content and levels of cytokine-inducing substances upstream of the patient's dialyzer. The aim of this study was to test in vitro the rejection capacity of a polysulfone hollow-fiber ultrafilter (ETF 609, NISSHO Co., Osaka, Japan) challenged with bacterial filtrates derived from Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA103. Results showed a reduction of interleukin-1 beta-inducing activity (measured on peripheral blood mononuclear cells) from 5,035 +/- 394 pg/ml prefilter to nondetectable levels postfilter and endotoxin levels (limulus amebocyte lysate assay) of 4,167 +/- 1,079 versus 12 +/- 2 pg/ml, respectively. In conclusion, ultrafiltration of dialysate with the polysulfone ultrafilter ETF 609 leads to a potent reduction of cytokine-inducing activity.

  3. Vascular endothelial growth factor, matrix metalloproteinases, and cyclooxygenase-2 influence prognosis of uterine cervical cancer in young women.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Noriyuki, Maiko; Sumi, Toshiyuki; Zhi, Xu; Misugi, Fumiko; Nobeyama, Hiroyuki; Yoshida, Hiroyuki; Matsumoto, Yoshinari; Yasui, Tomoyo; Honda, Ken-Ichi; Ishiko, Osamu

    2007-09-01

    Recent changes in the lifestyle of young women have led to an increase in the rate of uterine cervical cancer. We investigated the clinicopathological characteristics of uterine cervical cancer in young women, and examined the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2). Tumor samples from 439 patients with uterine cervical cancer, who were initially treated at Osaka City University Medical School Hospital, Japan between 1995 and 2004, were stained immunohistochemically. The patients were classified into two groups according to age at onset: group Y included women aged or =36 years. Group Y had more cases of squamous cell carcinoma, while group O had more advanced cases (Pcervical cancer in young women.

  4. The Japanese magnetic levitation train is on the rails; Le train a levitation magnetique japonais est sur les rails

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Patrick, Henry

    2003-09-01

    In December 2002 was inaugurated in Shanghai (China) the very first magnetic levitation train. This train, named Maglev, reaches the cruise speed of 430 km/h and is the result of a Chinese-German cooperation between Transrapid International and SMTDC companies. The Maglev technology should be used for the project of very high speed train between Tokyo and Osaka (Japan). The test railways and trains of Yamanashi are today at the validation stage (technically and economically) with the aim of reducing costs and managing the noise problems due to the high number of tunnels along the line. This paper describes the specific infrastructures of the magnetic levitation train, the propulsion system (superconducting magnets) and the different kinds of switching required. (J.S.)

  5. Proceedings of the symposium on frontier nuclear physics (FRONP99)

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Chiba, Satoshi [ed.

    2000-01-01

    The symposium on Frontier Nuclear Physics (FRONP99), organized by the Research Group for Hadron Science, Advanced Science Research Center, under close cooperation with the Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University and High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, was held at Tokai Research Establishment of JAERI on August 2 to 4, 1999. The symposium was devoted for discussions and presentations of research results in wide variety of fields such as hyper nuclear physics, lepton nuclear physics, quark nuclear physics, unstable nuclear physics, superheavy elements and heavy-ion physics. Three talks on the joint project between JAERI (Neutron Science Research Center) and KEK (JHF) were presented in a public session. Thirty three talks on these topics presented at the symposium aroused lively discussions among approximately 70 participants. This report contains 26 papers submitted from the lecturers. (author)

  6. Tissue regeneration as next-generation therapy for COPD – potential applications

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Shunsuke Ohnishi

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Shunsuke Ohnishi, Noritoshi NagayaDepartment of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering, National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, Suita, Osaka, JapanAbstract: COPD is a major cause of chronic morbidity and mortality worldwide, and there is a need to develop more effective therapeutic strategies to replace specialized treatment such as lung transplantation. Recent studies suggest that recognition of apoptotic lung epithelial or endothelial cells may result in growth factors to stimulate cell replacement, and defects in these processes may contribute to the pathogenesis of COPD. Furthermore, recent animal and human studies have revealed that tissue-specific stem cells and bone marrow-derived cells contribute to lung tissue regeneration and protection, and thus administration of exogenous stem/progenitor cells or humoral factors responsible for activation of endogenous stem/progenitor cells may be a potent next-generation therapy for COPD.Keywords: COPD, regenerative medicine, cell therapy, stem cell, bone marrow, growth factor

  7. Identification of metabolites of nerve agent VX in serum collected from a victim.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Tsuchihashi, H; Katagi, M; Nishikawa, M; Tatsuno, M

    1998-09-01

    A human serum sample collected from a victim of the Osaka VX incident was analyzed according to our developed technique for metabolites of VX. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) in full-scan electron impact and chemical ionization modes were used, and, for more reliable confirmation, GC-MS-MS was also employed. In the serum sample, both ethyl methylphosphonic acid and 2-(diisopropylamino-ethyl)methyl sulfide were detected. These results indicated that the techniques using GC-MS and GC-MS-MS were applicable to biological samples such as serum. These results also provide the first documented, unequivocal identification of the specific metabolites of VX in victim's serum and, furthermore, clarify a part of the metabolic pathway of VX in the human body.

  8. Development of e-Learning Courses for Promoting Student's Global Competency-Basic Courses as a Guide to ESP Education in Advanced Science and Technology-

    Science.gov (United States)

    Nishikawa, Mikako; Nakajima, Mikio; Iwai, Chiharu; Ogasawara, Fumie; Kishino, Fumio; Fukui, Kiichi

    Osaka University has been chosen for the FY2005's “Selected Efforts of the Distinctive University Education Support Program (Gendai GP/Good Practice) ”by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) . The aim of this project is to improve English proficiency of undergraduate students with scientific backgrounds. Under this strategic fund, e-Learning course contents were developed for instructing basic, yet practical English for Biotechnology during FY2005. Throughout the project, e-Learning contents will be developed for five other selected subjects of science i.e., 1) biotechnology, 2) information technology, 3) nano-technology, 4) environmental technology and 5) robotics technology, for undergraduate students as guiding courses to ESP education in graduate (higher) level.

  9. Gender gap and polarisation of physics on global courses

    CERN Document Server

    Alinea, Allan L

    2016-01-01

    We extend on previous research on the Force Concept Inventory (FCI) given to first year classical mechanics students (N=66 students, over four years) pre and post score, for students on an international (global) course at Osaka University. In particular, we revisit the notion of "polarisation" in connection with the six polarisation-inducing questions in the FCI and examine its gender aspect. Our data suggest that this phenomenon is not unique to one gender. Furthermore, the extent by which it is exhibited by males may differ from that of females at the beginning (pretest) but the gap closes upon learning more about forces (posttest). These findings are for the most part, complemented by our result for the FCI as a whole. Although the differences in means for males and females suggest a gender gap, statistical analysis shows that there is no gender difference at the 95% confidence level.

  10. 由分批装运条款所想到的

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    姚仲良

    2005-01-01

    双方分岐:分批装运是否是不符点深圳外贸公司A公司国外来证分批装运条款规定:“partial shipments allowed in two lots. 30,000 yards of 96pct cotton 4pct lycra twill in black to OSAKA not later than APR.1 , 2004, 20,000 yards of 96pct cotton 4pct lycra twill in blueblack to TOKYO not later than APR. 30,2004.”A公司单证人员审查信用证条款时,未发现什么问题,即与有关船方代理联系租船,

  11. Shell model description of Gamow-Teller strengths for $^{42}$Ti, $^{46}$Cr, $^{50}$Fe and $^{54}$Ni

    CERN Document Server

    Kumar, Vikas; Hirsch, Jorge G

    2015-01-01

    A systematic shell model description of the experimental Gamow-Teller transition strength distributions in $^{42}$Ti, $^{46}$Cr, $^{50}$Fe and $^{54}$Ni is presented. These transitions have been recently measured via $\\beta$ decay of these $T_z$=-1 nuclei, produced in fragmentation reactions at GSI and also with ($^3${He},$t$) charge-exchange (CE) reactions corresponding to $T_z = + 1$ to $T_z = 0$ carried out at RCNP-Osaka. The calculations are performed in the $pf$ model space, using the GXPF1a and KB3G effective interactions. Qualitative agreement is obtained for the individual transitions, while the calculated summed transition strengths closely reproduce the observed ones.

  12. Proceedings of RITE international workshop on valuation; Total eko balance ni kansuru kokusai workshop hokokusho

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    1996-02-01

    The RITE International Workshop on Valuation was held in Tokyo and Osaka in February 1996, and eight papers on total ecobalance were reported. In The Field of Impact Assessment, described were constitution and methodology about impact assessment in a wide sense. In LCA Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, discussed were the historical development and future outlook of LCA. In Standardization of Product Life Cycle Assessment, a survey of the present situation of LCA international standardization was made. In the Relationship between Product Life Cycle Assessment Methodology, considered was the relationship between the goal definition of the product life cycle assessment and the methodological choices. In Valuation in LCA, the present study of LCA was reviewed. Besides, reviews of the LCA study in Japan were made public.

  13. Avaliku võimu ja kodanikualgatuse partnerlus : koostööd mõjutavad tegurid / Krista Hinno, Tanel Vallimäe

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Hinno, Krista

    2007-01-01

    Artiklis esitatakse kokkuvõte Tallinna Ülikooli Eesti Humanitaarinstituudi Kodanikeühiskonna Uurimis- ja Arenduskeskuse uurimuse "Avaliku võimu ja kodanikualgatuse komplementaarsed suhted" peamistest tulemustest. Raporti autorite hulka kuulusid Erle Rikmann, Krista Hinno, Aigi Bremse, Kersti Kollom, Mari Sepp ja Tanel Vallimäe. Toetudes uuringutele väidavad autorid, et Eesti ametnikkond on soodsalt meelestatud koostööle kodanikuühendustega, takistuseks võivad saada kodanikeühenduste erinev tööstiil, vajalike ressursside puudus, sh ka ajanappus, ametnike kaadrivoolavus ja teatavate vanusegruppide vähene avatus. Diagrammid: Koostöö jaotumine asutuseliikide vahel; Ametnike hinnang ühistegevuse sisukusele seoses koostöö algatamisega; Ametnike hinnang omaduse vajalikkusele oma töös (vastajate osakaal, kes peavad antud omadust oma töös väga vajalikuks)

  14. Analysis of acquired resistance to cis-diamminedichloroplatinum(II) in oncogene transfected SHOK cells

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Kinashi, Yuko; Masunaga, Shinichiro; Suzuki, Minoru; Ono, Koji; Akaboshi, Mitsuhiko [Kyoto Univ., Kumatori, Osaka (Japan). Research Reactor Inst.; Watanabe, Masami

    1998-02-01

    SHOK (Syrian hamster Osaka-Kanazawa) cells were transfected with activated oncogenes (v-mos, c-myc, N-ras, H-ras, K-ras). These oncogene transfected cells were treated with {sup 195m}Pt-cis-diamminedichloroplatinum(II) (CDDP). Clonogenic cell survival assay showed that oncogene-transfected cells exhibited a 1.3-4.8 fold increases resistance to cisplatin compared to the parental SHOK cells. The CDDP concentration binding to DNA, RNA and protein were measured by counting the {sup 195m}Pt-radioactivity. The CDDP uptake was decreased in these oncogene transfected cells. The CDDP uptake in DNA of H-ras transfected cells decreased faster than control SHOK cells. (author)

  15. Responses of a tall building in Los Angeles, California as inferred from local and distant earthquakes

    Science.gov (United States)

    Celebi, Mehmet; Hasan Ulusoy,; Nori Nakata,

    2016-01-01

    Increasing inventory of tall buildings in the United States and elsewhere may be subjected to motions generated by near and far seismic sources that cause long-period effects. Multiple sets of records that exhibited such effects were retrieved from tall buildings in Tokyo and Osaka ~ 350 km and 770 km from the epicenter of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. In California, very few tall buildings have been instrumented. An instrumented 52-story building in downtown Los Angeles recorded seven local and distant earthquakes. Spectral and system identification methods exhibit significant low frequencies of interest (~0.17 Hz, 0.56 Hz and 1.05 Hz). These frequencies compare well with those computed by transfer functions; however, small variations are observed between the significant low frequencies for each of the seven earthquakes. The torsional and translational frequencies are very close and are coupled. Beating effect is observed in at least two of the seven earthquake data.

  16. 13th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence 2016

    CERN Document Server

    Semalat, Ali; Bocewicz, Grzegorz; Sitek, Paweł; Nielsen, Izabela; García, Julián; Bajo, Javier

    2016-01-01

    The 13th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence 2016 (DCAI 2016) is a forum to present applications of innovative techniques for studying and solving complex problems. The exchange of ideas between scientists and technicians from both the academic and industrial sector is essential to facilitate the development of systems that can meet the ever-increasing demands of today’s society. The present edition brings together past experience, current work and promising future trends associated with distributed computing, artificial intelligence and their application in order to provide efficient solutions to real problems. This symposium is organized by the University of Sevilla (Spain), Osaka Institute of Technology (Japan), and the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia).

  17. Effects of Inada peach and Himalaya rock salt -The trial to the healthy life strengthening-%伊奈地区桃子和喜马拉雅山石盐的研究结果

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    樋口豊治

    2010-01-01

    @@ purpose:The average life expectancy of Japanese renewed the past maximum in 2008.In our country where the aging advances, it is a very important problem to narrow the interval in healthy life expectancy and average life expectancy.In Kawachi district which is a part of Osaka prefecture, the peach tree was widely planted, because that the peach nucleus is excavated from remains in the tumulus period prophase.Since there was the peach forest in Inada district, it became the famous region as an" Inada peach".Recently, the regeneration cultivation is tackled with the aim of durable and environmental societies such as the maintenance of Inada peach as part of environmental preservation activity which utilized the character of this region.

  18. Developments of fast emittance monitors for ion sources at RCNP

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Yorita, T., E-mail: yorita@rcnp.osaka-u.ac.jp; Hatanaka, K.; Fukuda, M.; Shimada, K.; Yasuda, Y.; Saito, T.; Tamura, H.; Kamakura, K. [Research Center for Nuclear Physics (RCNP), Osaka University, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan)

    2016-02-15

    Recently, several developments of low energy beam transport line and its beam diagnostic systems have been performed to improve the injection efficiency of ion beam to azimuthally varying field cyclotron at Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University. One of those is the fast emittance monitor which can measure within several seconds for the efficient beam development and a Pepper-Pot Emittance Monitor (PPEM) has been developed. The PPEM consists of pepper-pot mask, multichannel plate, fluorescent screen, mirror, and CCD camera. The CCD image is taken via IEEE1394b to a personal computer and analyzed immediately and frequently, and then real time measurement with about 2 Hz has been achieved.

  19. Research report of fiscal 1997. Survey on information networks for environment technology transfer; 1997 nendo hokokusho. Kankyo gijutsu iten joho network chosa

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    1998-03-01

    ICETT is one of the member organizations of APEC environment technology virtual center which established in Osaka in 1996 for active environment technology exchange between APEC countries based on a survey result obtained in fiscal 1995. ICETT began its information service in April, 1997, and completed useful prototype home pages which include the database composed of practical useful information on environment preservation technology of domestic factories and offices, and training information and local governments` approach cases to pollution control. In fiscal 1997, further survey was made, and the simulation software of a model process was also developed for training. Clean technology and energy saving technology strongly demanded by developing countries were surveyed to prepare a database including useful information for developing countries. A basic design software for bio-treatment of waste water was also prepared. The total number of home page accesses exceeded a predicted number for the first half year. 5 refs., 25 figs.

  20. Control and exploitation of thermal distortions in welded T-joints

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Keinaenen, H.; Alhainen, J.; Karppi, R.; Verho, M. (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo (Finland))

    2009-07-01

    The main objective of the DISCO (Control and Exploitation of Thermal Distortions) project was the creation of an overall concept for the control of thermal distortions. The domain of the project was at this stage limited to structural steels and to the processes most important to the participating industry. The project explored the possibility to apply the inherent strain method for modelling thermal deformations by establishing an inherent strain database for major arc welding and thermal cutting situations. The project was executed in close co-operation with Osaka University, Japan, Lappeenranta University of Technology and four Finnish enterprises. The work focused on structural steels representing two strength levels, and GMAW, FCAW, SAW and restrictedly on tandem MAG welding processes. The computational practices were revealed for treating thermal distortions. Further actions included testing and modelling of welded T-joint with various plate thicknesses

  1. [Historical study of a moth repellent "Fujisawa Camphor" (4) - newspaper advertisements for "Fujisawa Camphor" in the Meiji Era].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Hattori, Akira

    2004-01-01

    Newspaper advertisements were frequently available as one way of communicating news about new products to the general public during the middle of the Meiji Era. The first newspaper advertisement of "Fujisawa Camphor"' appeared in the Osaka Asahi on June 1, 1989. At that time, the newspaper advertisements of OTC were brilliant and the space taken by them was large, in some cases covering a full page. They appeared daily. However, the ad for Fujisawa Camphors was small and simple. The appeal points of the Fujisawa Camphor advertisement were as follows: 1. Fujisawa Camphor, crystals of refined camphor, are hard and colorless.2. It is effective for insecticide and prevents moisture.3. It is widely used by governments and the military.4. It removes bad smell to protect against infectious diseases.

  2. China National Acrobatic Troupe’s Performance Tour in Japan

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2008-01-01

    <正>At the invitation of the Min-On Concert Association of Japan,a 51-member China National Acrobatic Troupe sent by the CPAFFC made a performance tour in 61 Japanese cities including Tokyo,Osaka and Nagoya from September 8 to December 26,2007.During the 110-day performance tour,the troupe gave 114 performances with an audience of 230,000 person/times.This performance tour,as an important part of the activities of the China-Japan Cultural and Sports Exchange Year and in commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between China and Japan was well received by the Japanese audience and won praises from both Japanese and Chinese media,achieving a full success.

  3. Relationships between event-related potentials (P300) and activities of daily living in Parkinson's disease.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Maeshima, Shinichiro; Itakura, Toru; Komai, Norihiko; Matsumoto, Tomoko; Ueyoshi, Akitaka

    2002-01-01

    The correlation between event-related potentials (P300) and activities of daily living was studied in Parkinson's disease. The P300 of 30 patients with Parkinson's disease and 118 normal subjects were recorded. All patients were evaluated by the Mini-Mental State, Kana-hiroi Test, word fluency, Raven's Coloured Progressive Matrices, Osaka Memory Scale, revised Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, self-rating depression scale, state-trait anxiety inventory, and Functional Independence Measure. Eight patients showed prolonged P300 latencies. P300 latency showed relationships to the Mini-Mental State (p Raven's Coloured Progressive Matrices (p < 0.01) and motor items of the Functional Independence Measure (p < 0.05). It was concluded that P300 should be useful in predicting difficulties with activities of daily living in patients with Parkinson's disease.

  4. From Extraction of Nucleon Resonances to LQCD

    CERN Document Server

    Lee, T -S H; Kamano, Hiroyuki

    2016-01-01

    The intrinsic difficulties in extracting the hadron resonances from reaction data are illustrated by using several exactly soluble $\\pi\\pi$ scattering models. The finite-volume Hamiltonian method is applied to predict spectra using two meson-exchange Hamiltonians of $\\pi N$ reactions. Within a three-channel model with $\\pi N$, $\\pi\\Delta$ and $\\sigma N$ channels, we show the advantage of the finite-volume Hamiltonian method over the approach using the L\\"uscher formula to test Lattice QCD calculations aimed at predicting nucleon resonances. We discuss the necessary steps for using the ANL-Osaka eight-channel Hamiltonian to predict the spectra for testing the LQCD calculations for determining the excited nucleon states up to invariant mass $W= 2 $ GeV.

  5. Special issue on Computational Neuroscience - PREFACE

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Ditlevsen, Susanne; Lansky, Petr

    2014-01-01

    on this subject, the first one also held in Prague (1995), then in Versailles (1997), Osaka (1999), Plymouth (2001), Aulla (2003), Marburg (2005), Montevideo (2007), Tainan (2009), and in Limassol (2010). As in the previous workshops, this was a single track multidisciplinary event bringing together experimental...... and computational neuroscientists with ample time for informal discussions in a convivial atmosphere. The Neural Coding Workshops are traditionally biennial symposia each lasting 5 or 6 days. They are relatively small in size, interdisciplinary with major emphasis on the search for common principles in neural...... coding. The workshop was conceived to bring together scientists from different disciplines for an in-depth discussion of model-building and computational strategies....

  6. Present status and future prospect for national project on lithium batteries

    Science.gov (United States)

    Kodama, Teruo; Sakaebe, Hikari

    Sales of lithium-ion battery in Japan increased so sharply since the battery was on sale in 1992. `Dispersed-type Battery Energy Storage Technology' of New Sunshine (AIST) program have stimulated R&D of lithium batteries in Japan. In this project on lithium batteries, Osaka National Research Institute (ONRI) plays a main role by coordinating the project from a neutral standpoint and supporting it with a basic research for battery material. A research background for electrochemical devices and research activity in the field of lithium battery at ONRI are introduced. Then, future prospect of a role of battery in a society in the next century is described regarding to an `environment' and `human being'.

  7. Virtual-reality education and training system for radiation protection

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Yamamoto, T.; Miyatake, H.; Kawakami, T. [Radioisotope Research Center, Osaka (Japan)] [and others

    2002-07-01

    In order to break the mannerism in the education and training method for radiation protection introduction of virtual reality system to the chalkface has been discussed in addition to the usual lecture and video system in the subcommittee established in JRIAS (Japan Radioisotope Association), and the leading model has been installed in Osaka University. It consists of a main server and 3 clients with a software for virtual reality. With this system the trainee could go into the virtual laboratory and handle the radioisotope. In that case he could also experience various accidents such as trivial failure in the experiments, serious hazard, fire, earthquake, etc., which are difficult to suffer in the real laboratory. Hence those who have experienced such a training could come to act rapidly up against any sudden accidents and also the virtual reality system would result decrease in unnecessary radioactive wastes.

  8. Time-dependent density functional study on the photoisomerization mechanism of azobenzene

    Science.gov (United States)

    Oyama, Norihisa; Tateyama, Yoshitaka; Miyamoto, Yoshiyuki; Ohno, Takahisa

    2004-03-01

    Photochemical reactions in organic molecules have attracted considerable attention in semiconductor physics and also in bioscience. Azobenzene is a simple molecule which shows the reversible photoisomerization at high quantum yields, and can be used as a light-driven molecular switch and so on. However, the photoisomerization process of azobenzene is still an open question because of its femtosecond ultra-fast reaction. In this talk, we present time-dependent density functional calculations for the azobenzene molecule, and discuss the mechanism of photoisomerization induced by S1 and S2 excitations. This research is partially supported by ACT-JST, and also by FSIS and Special Coordination Funds of MEXT of Japanese Government. The calculations were carried out partly using the Numerical Materials Simulator in National Institute for Materials Science, and partly using the NEC-SX5 at Cybermedia Center of Osaka University.

  9. Investigation of low-energy dipole modes in the heavy deformed nucleus {sup 154}Sm via inelastic polarized proton scattering at zero degree

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Krugmann, Andreas; Martin, Dirk; Neumann-Cosel, Peter von; Pietralla, Norbert; Poltoratska, Iryna; Ponomarev, Vladimir [Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany). Inst. fuer Kernphysik; Tamii, Atsushi [RCNP, Osaka University (Japan); Iwamoto, Chihiro [Konan University (Japan); Yoshida, Kenichi [Niigata University (Japan); Collaboration: E350-Collaboration

    2013-07-01

    Polarized proton scattering has been measured on the heavy deformed nucleus {sup 154}Sm at extreme forward angles with 300 MeV protons at RCNP, Osaka. The aim is to investigate the impact of ground state deformation on the properties of the pygmy dipole resonance (PDR) and the spin M1 resonance claimed to show a double-hump structure in heavy deformed nuclei. The (p,p') cross sections can be decomposed into E1 and M1 parts in two independent ways based either on a multipole decomposition of the cross sections or spin transfer observables. The analysis of polarization transfer observables shows dominant non-spinflip cross sections in the excitation energy region 5-9 MeV with a resonance structure interpreted as the PDR, while the spinflip M1 strength shows a broad distribution between 5 and 10 MeV.

  10. Do we understand gamma strength functions? The case of {sup 96}Mo

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Martin, Dirk; Krugmann, Andreas; Krumbholz, Anna Maria; Neumann-Cosel, Peter von; Pietralla, Norbert; Poltoratska, Iryna; Ponomarev, Vladimir [Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany). Inst. fuer Kernphysik; Tamii, Atsushi [Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka (Japan); Collaboration: E376-Collaboration

    2013-07-01

    The gamma strength function of {sup 96}Mo derived from a variety of experimental methods show quite severe disagreement, in particular near the neutron threshold. A new experimental method is discussed, viz. relativistic proton scattering under extreme forward angles at RCNP Osaka, Japan, which allows a consistent analysis of data below and above the particle threshold. Here, intermediate-energy proton beams are used in combination with a high energy resolution of the order Δ E/E ∼ 8.10{sup -5}. E1 and M1 strength distributions can be determined by a multipole decomposition of angular distributions utilizing DWBA. The additional measurement of polarization transfer observables provides an independent check of the method. First results from a recent experiment are presented.

  11. Gamma strength function of {sup 96}Mo: A test of the Axel-Brink hypothesis

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Martin, Dirk; Krugmann, Andreas; Krumbholz, Anna Maria; Neumann-Cosel, Peter von; Pietralla, Norbert; Poltoratska, Iryna; Ponomarev, Vladimir [Institut fuer Kernphysik, TU Darmstadt (Germany); Tamii, Atsushi [Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka (Japan); Collaboration: E376-Collaboration

    2014-07-01

    The gamma strength function of {sup 96}Mo, derived from a variety of experiments, shows quite severe disagreement, in particular near the neutron threshold. A new experimental method is discussed, viz. relativistic proton scattering under extreme forward angles at RCNP Osaka, Japan, which allows a consistent analysis of data below and above the particle threshold. Here, intermediate-energy proton beams are used in combination with a high energy resolution of the order Δ E/E ∼ 8 . 10{sup -5}. E1 and M1 cross sections can be determined by a multipole decomposition of angular distributions utilizing DWBA calculations. The additional measurement of polarization transfer observables provides an independent check of the method. Results for the gamma strength function of {sup 96}Mo derived from the E1 cross sections are presented and compared to findings with other experimental techniques.

  12. Radiation therapy for brain metastasis from lung cancer

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Nishioka, Masayuki; Fukuoka, Masahiro; Kusunoki, Youko (Osaka Prefectural Habikino Hospital (Japan)) (and others)

    1991-04-01

    The prognosis for patients with brain metastasis from lung cancer following radiation therapy was evaluated. Seventy-eight patients received brain irradiation in the Osaka Prefectural Habikino Hospital between April 1985 and March 1989. Almost all patients had conventional radiotherapy of the whole brain, with a single dose of 2 or 3 Gy. Patients characteristics associated with favorable prognosis were as follows: Performance status of 0{similar to}1, age{le}49, female, histology of adenocarcinoma. Patients who received radiotherapy of 56 Gy{sub 10} or more, had longer survival time. The findings in the brain CT were evaluated, but the number, size, site of metastases, and mass effect to ventricular system were not related to the prognosis. The overall median survival was 3.5 months and the 1-year survival rate was 9.0%. Further clinical studies are necessary to improve the prognosis in brain metastases. (author).

  13. ["Holtos," a Patented Medicine of the Late Edo Era--Wrapping Style, Statement of Medicine Efficacy, and Tablet Form].

    Science.gov (United States)

    Nojiri, Kayoko

    2015-01-01

    Holtos is a medicine that was patented by Kan-sei-do, a pharmacy in Osaka, and sold as a Western medicine from the late Edo era to the Meiji era. It is similar to the patented medicine Uluus, which sold well using the katakana brand name. This article introduces HOLTOS products marketed beginning in the late Edo era and makes a comparative study with Uluus products. The features of Holtos include more indications of what the drug can be used to treat in order to emphasize its versatility. There was also a slight increase in size of the tablet sold at the same price as Uluus, and other improvements such as embossing the name "Holtos" on the surface of the tablet. These reasons lead to the conclusion that Holtos was a patented medicine that imitated Uluus. Furthermore, it has been confirmed that strategic measures were taken by Holtos to outlast competition in the market.

  14. Estimating how and why Dr Okuda made a complete wooden human skeleton in the Edo era, Japan.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Baba, Hisao

    2007-03-01

    Probably in 1820 (late Edo era), a human skeleton for medical education was precisely carved from cypress wood, based on a criminal's skeleton, by a craftsman under the supervision of the medical doctor Banri Okuda in Osaka City. By and large, the wooden skeleton shows morphological characteristics usually seen in early middle-aged females of the Edo era. However, the claviculae, distal ends of the femora and the patellae are exceptionally larger than those of a female, implying that the bones of the original model skeleton had already been lost or were deformed before the wooden skeleton was made. Furthermore, the skeleton may not have been used for medical education, but rather for the promotion of European medicine, which was gradually developing in the Edo era.

  15. Dipole polarizability of 120Sn and nuclear energy density functionals

    CERN Document Server

    Hashimoto, T; Reinhard, P -G; Tamii, A; von Neumann-Cosel, P; Adachi, T; Aoi, N; Bertulani, C A; Fujita, H; Fujita, Y; Ganioǧlu, E; Hatanaka, K; Iwamoto, C; Kawabata, T; Khai, N T; Krugmann, A; Martin, D; Matsubara, H; Miki, K; Neveling, R; Okamura, H; Ong, H J; Poltoratska, I; Ponomarev, V Yu; Richter, A; Sakaguchi, H; Shimbara, Y; Shimizu, Y; Simonis, J; Smit, F D; Süsoy, G; Thies, J H; Suzuki, T; Yosoi, M; Zenihiro, J

    2015-01-01

    The electric dipole strength distribution in 120Sn between 5 and 22 MeV has been determined at RCNP Osaka from a polarization transfer analysis of proton inelastic scattering at E_0 = 295 MeV and forward angles including 0{\\deg}. Combined with photoabsorption data an electric dipole polarizability alpha_D(120Sn) = 8.93(36) fm^3 is extracted. The correlation of this value with alpha_D for 208Pb serves as a test of energy density functionals (EDFs). The majority of models based on Skyrme interactions can describe the data while relativistic approaches fail. The accuracy of the experimental results provides important constraints on the static isovector properties of EDFs used to predict symmetry energy parameters and the neutron skin thickness of nuclei.

  16. Bi-lateral Scientific Collaboration between Taiwan and Japan: A Bibliometric Study of Coauthored Articles during 2000-2009

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Yu-Wei Chang

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper described a bibliometric study of the scientific collaboration between Taiwan and Japan during 2000-2009 as represented by their co-authored articles indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded. The findings suggested collaboration between Taiwan and Japan had intensified. The subject fields with the most intensive collaboration were medicine and physics. Institution types and combination of institution types participating in collaboration were rather diverse; each was strong in certain subject fields. Universities were the major type of institutions involved in international collaborative research. National Taiwan University and The University of Tokyo were the most productive institutions in the respective country, while the National Chiao Tung University and Osaka University formed the most productive pair in the cross-country collaboration. [Article content in Chinese; Extended abstract in English

  17. Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Congested Marine Traffic Environment – An Application Using Marine Traffic Simulation System

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Kazuhiko Hasegawa

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Difficulty of sailing is quite subjective matter. It depends on various factors. Using Marine Traffic Simulation System (MTSS developed by Osaka University this challenging subject is discussed. In this system realistic traffic flow including collision avoidance manoeuvres can be reproduced in a given area. Simulation is done for southward of Tokyo Bay, Strait of Singapore and off-Shanghai area changing traffic volume from 5 or 50 to 150 or 200% of the present volume. As a result, strong proportional relation between near-miss ratio and traffic density per hour per sailed area is found, independent on traffic volume, area size and configuration. The quantitative evaluation index of the difficulty of sailing, here called risk rate of the area is defined using thus defined traffic density and near-miss ratio.

  18. Evaluation of radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment in patients of oral squamous cell carcinoma; Avaliacao dos resultados dos tratamentos radioterapico e quimioterapico em pacientes portadores de carcinoma espinocelular na cavidade bucal

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Sannomiya, Eduardo Kazuo [Universidade de Santo Amaro (UNISA), SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Odontologia. Dept. de Diagnostico e Cirurgia; Medici Filho, Edmundo; Moraes, Luiz Cesar de; Castilho, Julio Cezar de Melo [UNESP, Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Odontologia. Dept. de Cirurgia, Periodontia e Radiologia; Furukawa, Souhei [Osaka Univ. (Japan). Faculdade de Odontologia. Dept. de Radiologia e Radioterapia Buco-Maxilo-Facial

    2003-12-01

    We evaluated the effectiveness of radiotherapy combined with chemotherapy in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma. Therefore, 1042 cases where reviewed in School Dentistry - Osaka Univ. Seven hundred and fifteen were male and three hundred and twenty-seven were female. Ora cancer was affected more male than female patients, with mean age of 582 years old. The tongue was the most common anatomic localization of oral cancer. In tongue, the use of external radiotherapy y combined with brachytherapy and brachytherapy isolated presented better results than chemotherapy combined with external radiotherapy. In buccal mucosa, there was not differences in the treatment's results using external radiotherapy and combined chemotherapy and external radiotherapy. In tongue's floor and upper and jaw gingiva the combined treatment with chemotherapy and external radiotherapy presented better results than isolated external radiotherapy. (author)

  19. Association of fatigue with emotional-eating behavior and the response to mental stress in food intake in a young adult population.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Yoshikawa, Takahiro; Tanaka, Masaaki; Ishii, Akira; Watanabe, Yasuyoshi

    2014-01-01

    Fatigue is a common complaint among young adults. We investigated whether eating behaviors are associated with fatigue in this population. The participants consisted of 117 healthy students attending Osaka City University. They completed questionnaires assessing fatigue and eating behaviors. To identify the factors associated with the prevalence of fatigue, multivariate logistic regression analysis adjusted for gender was performed. The Emotional Eating subscale score of the Japanese version of Three-Factor Eating Questionnaire Revised 21-item and stress response in food intake (large decrease vs. no change) were positively associated with the prevalence of fatigue assessed by the Japanese version of the Chalder Fatigue Scale. The finding suggests that emotional eating and decrease in amount of food intake under mental stress were associated with fatigue in healthy young adults. Our findings may help to clarify the mechanisms underlying fatigue-eating coupling as well as the etiology of diseases related to abnormal eating behavior.

  20. Research study of conjugate materials; Conjugate material no chosa kenkyu

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    1998-03-01

    The paper reported an introductory research on possibilities of new glass `conjugate materials.` The report took up the structure and synthetic process of conjugate materials to be researched/developed, classified them according to structural elements on molecular, nanometer and cluster levels, and introduced the structures and functions. Further, as glasses with new functions to be proposed, the paper introduced transparent and high-strength glass used for houses and vehicles, light modulation glass which realizes energy saving and optical data processing, and environmentally functional glass which realizes environmental cleaning or high performance biosensor. An initial survey was also conducted on rights of intellectual property to be taken notice of in Japan and abroad in the present situation. Reports were summed up and introduced of Osaka National Research Institute, Electrotechnical Laboratory, and National Industrial Research Institute of Nagoya which are all carrying out leading studies of conjugate materials. 235 refs., 135 figs., 6 tabs.