TOKYO, July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
Keio University Global Research Institute, Tokyo publishes the July 2018 issue of KGRI Research Frontiers that includes video features of Keio University researchers working on 'Japanese "longevity-society" as a model for innovative approaches to market research'; 'Hyperloop Loop Pod Competition'; 'Early English Printed Books and Copy-Specific Features of English Incunabula'; and '5G network technology for "smart and connected community"'.
July 2018 issue of KGRI Research Frontiers
Japanese 'longevity-society' as a model for innovative approaches to market research
Akira Shimizu, Professor, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University
Akira Shimizu is conducting research on marketing and in particular consumer behavior. "To-date, although research on consumer behavior in Japan has mainly been overseas research methods applied directly to Japan," says Shimizu. "But it is has become more difficult to interpret the results of such research. So in my research I am focusing on highlighting the unique aspects of Japanese consumer behavior to overseas researchers."
Keio University SDM students participate in the Hyperloop Loop Competition
Hidekazu Nishimura, Professor, Graduate School of System Design and Management (SDM), Keio University
The SDM offers education and research programs based on system engineering and project management. "Our wide ranging projects emphasize research activities that are aiming at tackling the wide range of complicated problems in society," says Nishimura. "Projects include automated driving of automobiles, wearable terminals for healthcare, and disaster prevention systems based on location information."
Early English Printed Books and Copy-Specific Features of English Incunabula
Satoko Tokunaga, Associate Professor, Faculty of Letters, Keio University
Currently, many libraries in the United States and Europe are undertaking projects to record copy-specific information about historically important books and publish the results as open access databases for the public. Satoko Tokunaga is collaborating with colleagues at Keio University and overseas to build a database the enables both to historical and cultural information as well as comprehensively analyze it.
5G network technology for "smart and connected community"
Naoaki Yamanaka, Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
Naoaki Yamanaka is a professor at the Keio University Faculty of Science and Technology and head of the Smart Society Creation Project. "Our project is on 5G network technology and goes by the name of "smart and connected community," says Yamanaka. "It means for example, motorcycles, bicycles and humans being connected to the network and all information is channeled to the network."
Keio University Global Research Institute (KGRI) was established in November 2016 as a result of an expansive reorganization of the existing Keio University Global Security Research Institute (G-SEC), and as a base to facilitate the further globalization of the university to become an international research university that can make positive contributions to the world.
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