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27 Jul 2007
Researchers from the RIKEN SPring-8 Center in Harima, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency and the universities of Tokyo and Virginia have discovered how changes to the crystal structure of the oxide material HgCr2O4 correlate to its magnetic state
27 Jul 2007
RIKEN scientists have accurately measured a tiny voltage produced by segregating electrons according to their spin1, a result which could help to usher in a new era of spin-based computing.
24 Jul 2007
The paper evaluates the effects of reducing higher income tax rates in New Zealand. The results indicates that reduction in higher income tax rates would improve New Zealand’s long run economic performance if it were financed by a decline in non-productive government spending and/or increase in revenue from other less distortional taxes.
21 Jul 2007
The RIKEN Brain Science Institute (BSI) is currently accepting applications for two full-time laboratory head and/or unit leader positions in the Intellectual Brain Function Research Group. Closing date is July 31, 2007
21 Jul 2007
RIKEN invites applications for the position of Chief Scientist (Laboratory Director) to head a new laboratory for theoretical biology or bioinformatics. Applications from overseas are welcome.
21 Jul 2007
Applicant must have a doctoral degree with an excellent track record in plant biology. We encourage early career scientists with an international experience. RIKEN Plant Science Center engages in research and development to improve plant productivity for sustainable agriculture.
21 Jul 2007
A team of researchers from RIKEN’s Discovery Research Institute, Wako, and the US universities of Chicago and Santa Barbara has elucidated the role played by electrons in the transition of a two-dimensional disordered material from an insulating to a metallic state.
21 Jul 2007
A team of researchers from the RIKEN Discovery Research Institute has shown that the strong light–matter interaction between a short laser pulse and a mix of the two noble gases helium and neon can be used to create laser pulses with very high energies and extremely short duration. This work marks the beginning of an entirely new research field.
21 Jul 2007
Researchers provide a detailed insight into the change in structure of a metal complex when exposed to light. This study not only sheds new light on the fundamental question of how metal-ligand complexes change shape in real time, but could have implications for practical applications that use these materials.
21 Jul 2007
Keio University will host the Doctoral Students Conference, one of the main events of APRU* (Association of Pacific Rim Universities) at its Mita campus. At this international conference, doctoral students of member universities with different cultural backgrounds and diverse disciplines will all present papers and participate in discussions.
21 Jul 2007
Keio University has decided to partner with Google Book Search Library Project for digitalization and release of its library collection, and for this purpose, has signed an Agreement fwith Google, Inc. This project already has 25 partners in the U.S. and Europe, however Keio University will be the first partner outside U.S. and Europe.
19 Jul 2007
RIKEN is now accepting applications for the position of Associate Chief Scientist. This is a position introduced at RIKEN in April 2006 with the long-term objective of fostering the development of young and talented scientists who will take the lead in pioneering the next generation of scientific research.
19 Jul 2007
The paper evaluates the option of changing the fully funded individual account in China to a notional defined contribution individual account that operates on a pay-as-you-go basis. The change will keep the advantages of the individual account and avoid huge risks caused by China’s immature capital market.
13 Jul 2007
Ultrafast fluorescence measurements used to resolve controversy over proton transfer in a chemical reaction
13 Jul 2007
Developmental biologists from RIKEN working with Japanese and Canadian colleagues have located an important gene that regulates the establishment of the head-to-tail or anterior-to-posterior (A–P) axis in mice. The future development of the whole embryo is orientated to this point of reference.
13 Jul 2007
A team of Japanese scientists led by Akimitsu Okamoto from the RIKEN Frontier Research System, Wako, has developed a new method for tagging a particular DNA base responsible for causing cancer.
11 Jul 2007
The annual World Brain Awareness Week campaign was held from March 12 to 18 for the purpose of promoting a general understanding of the meaning of brain science and its social importance, and 15 regions in Japan took part.
11 Jul 2007
A new method to detect small changes in human genes could lead the way in personalized medicine. Specific, fluorescent dyes could light the way in recognizing genetic disorders resulting from small DNA sequence variations
11 Jul 2007
A research team at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe, has developed a cell tracing method that unambiguously identifies the yolk sac—an extra-embryonic structure—as a source of blood cells in both the embryo and, later, the adult.
11 Jul 2007
Japanese researchers show subtle fluctuations in electron spins are the origin of magnetism and superconductivity in a common oxide
09 Jul 2007
Tokyo University of Science (TUS-Rikadai) agreed Academic Cooperation with the Ohio State University of America. Two universities will promote a cooperative relationship through exchanges of academic information, collaborative research, and exchanges of researchers and students.
05 Jul 2007
This paper compares the relationships between export orientation and technological intensities in auto part firms in East and Southeast Asia. The findings show that the relationship between export intensity and technological intensity are different depending on the ownership of the firms.
04 Jul 2007
This paper examines how East Asia’s management of funds could exacerbate USA’s twin deficit problem and thus triggering global imbalances.
03 Jul 2007
This paper in the latest issue of Asian Economic Papers analyses the relationships between changing demographics, saving and current account balances and shows the impact of an aging population on global capital flows.
22 Jun 2007
The Global COE Program aims to support the establishment of world-class education and research centers within Japanese universities with an eye to raising their competitiveness to the highest world level.
04 Jun 2007
Global Savings–Investment Imbalances: What Role for East Asia, Demographic Changes, Saving, and Current Account in East Asia, Export Orientation and Technological Intensities in Auto Parts Firms in East and Southeast Asia: Does Ownership Matter and many more.
31 May 2007
Indian Government and Keio University co-hosted the international workshop “Light Path to India” in Delhi last week to promote collaboration in advanced research projects among Asian countries utilizing the latest Information Technology
24 May 2007
Prof. Shigeru Watanabe and Associate Prof. Eiichi Izawa of Keio University and his group became the first in the world to succeed in drawing up a stereotaxic atlas of a crow. Crows are known to be smart, and the findings proved that the pallium of the crow brain, which is related to intellectual activities, is well developed.
24 May 2007
A baby girl of extremely low birthweight, born in Keio University Hospital on 25 October, 2006, was discharged from the hospital on 3 April in good health. Born weighing only 265 grams, she is the smallest baby ever survived in Japan, and the second smallest throughout the world.
23 May 2007
This study explores how community radio plays a role in revitalizing local communities in Japan.

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