ARIHHP Members

Core Faculty Members

  • SOYA Hideaki
  • Professor
  • Biochemistry of exercise, Neuroendocrinology, Neuroscience of exercise
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  • NISHIYASU Takeshi
  • Professor
  • Exercise & Environmental Physiology
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  • ASAI Takeshi
  • Professor
  • Sports Science, Fluid Engineering
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  • SAKAIRI Yosuke
  • Professor
  • Health Psychology, Sports Psychology, Sport Counseling
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  • TAKEDA Fumi
  • Professor
  • Public Health, Health Sociology, Health Education
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  • TOKUYAMA Kumpei
  • Professor
  • Sport Nutrition
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  • MAEDA Seiji
  • Professor
  • Sports Medicine
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  • TAKAGI Hideki
  • Professor
  • Biomechanics, Hydrodynamics
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  • NISHIJIMA Takahiko
  • Professor
  • Sport Statistics, Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education, and Science Communication
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  • Michael A. YASSA
  • Professor
  • Sports Neuroscience
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  • ENOMOTO Yasushi
  • Associate Professor
  • Science of Health, Physical Education and Sports Science,Physical Strength Studies
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  • OMI Naomi
  • Associate Professor
  • Exercise& Sports Nutrition, Nutrition
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  • SENGOKU Yasuo
  • Assistant Professor
  • Coaching Science in Swimming
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  • MATSUI Takashi
  • Assistant Professor
  • Exercise Biochemistry & Physiology, Brain Energetics
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  • HONG Sungchan
  • Assistant Professor
  • Sports Science, Coaching Science, Sports Aerodynamics
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  • FUJII Naoto
  • Assistant Professor
  • Exercise & Environmental Physiology
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  • BYUN Kyeongho
  • Assistant Professor
  • Sports Neuroscience
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  • OKAMOTO Masahiro
  • Assistant Professor
  • Exercise biochemistry & physiology, Sports neuroscience
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  • MONMA Takafumi
  • Assistant Professor
  • Hygiene and public health, Applied health science
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  • AMEMIYA Rei
  • Junior Assistant Professor
  • Sport Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Clinical Sport Psychology
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Faculty Members

  • YAMAGIWA Shinichi
  • Associate Professor
  • High Performance Computing, Computer System Architecture, Sports Sciences
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Office Staff

  • TAKANO Nobuo
  • Chief Official
  • Academic Service Office for the Art and Sport Science Area
  • SHIMOMURA Atsuko
  • Clerical staff
  • SHIOHATA Misato
  • Clerical staff
  • SHIOGAMA Kaori
  • Clerical staff
  • TAKASAKI Izumi
  • Clerical staff
  • PR

University Research Administrator (URA)

  • OGURA Kasane
  • Researcher, URA
  • Assistant to the director, Fund-raising, Coordinating organizational liaison, Public Relations

Core Faculty Members

SOYA Hideaki / Professor
Degree: Ph.D. (Medicine)
Research Fields: Biochemistry of exercise, Neuroendocrinology, Neuroscience of exercise

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Major Research Theme

  • Molecular mechanisms of the effect of exercise on brain function and mental health.
  • Searching the requirement of exercise for improving the brain fitness for comrortable lifestyle, and clarification of exercise effect

Major Research Works

Papers
Yook JS, Rakwal R, Shibato J, Takahashi K, Koizumi H, Shima T, Ikemoto MJ, Oharomari LK, McEwen BS, Soya H. Leptin in hippocampus mediates benefits of mild exercise by an antioxidant on neurogenesis and memory. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 116(22):10988-10993, 2019.
Suwabe K, Byun K, Hyodo K, Reagh ZM, Roberts JM, Matsushita A, Saotome K, Ochi G, Fukuie T, Suzuki K, Sankai Y, Yassa MA, Soya H. Rapid stimulation of human dentate gyrus function with acute mild exercise. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA,115(41): 10487-10492, 2018.
Matsui T, Omuro H, Liu YF, Soya M, Shima T, McEwen BS, Soya H. Astrocytic glycogen-derived lactate fuels the brain during exhaustive exercise to maintain endurance capacity. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 114(24): 6358-6363, 2017.
Okamoto M, Hojo Y, Inoue K, Matsui T, Kawato S, McEwen BS, Soya H. Mild exercise increases dihydrotestosterone in hippocampus providing evidence for androgenic mediation of neurogenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA,109(32): 13100-13105, 2012.
Nasca C, Bigio B, Zelli D, de Angelis P, Lau T, Okamoto M, Soya H, Ni J, Brichta L, Greengard P, Neve RL, Lee FS, McEwen BS. Role of the astroglial glutamate exchanger xCT in ventral hippocampus in resilience to stress. Neuron, 96(2): 402-413, 2017.
Nishijima T, Piriz J, Duflot S, Fernandez AM, Gaitan G, Gomez-Pinedo U, Verdugo JM, Leroy F, Soya H, Nunez A, Torres-Aleman I. Neuronal activity drives localized blood-brain-barrier transport of serum insulin-like growth factor-I into the CNS. Neuron, 67(5): 834-846, 2010.
Shima T, Matsui T, Jesmin S, Okamoto M, Soya M, Inoue K, Liu YF, Torres-Aleman I, McEwen BS, Soya H. Moderate exercise ameliorates dysregulated hippocampal glycometabolism and memory function in a rat model of type 2 diabetes. Diabetologia, 60(3): 597-606, 2017.
Llorens-Martín M, Teixeira CM, Jurado-Arjona J, Rakwal R, Shibato J, Soya H, Ávila J. Retroviral induction of GSK-3β expression blocks the stimulatory action of physical exercise on the maturation of newborn neurons. Cell Mol Life Sci, 73(18): 3569-3582, 2016.
Hyodo K, Dan I, Kyutoku Y, Suwabe K, Byun K, Ochi G, Kato M, Soya H. The association between aerobic fitness and cognitive function in older men mediated by frontal lateralization. Neuroimage,125: 291-300, 2016.
Byun K, Hyodo K, Suwabe K, Ochi G, Sakairi Y, Kato M, Dan I, Soya H. Positive effect of acute mild exercise on executive function via arousal-related prefrontal activations: an fNIRS study. Neuroimage, 98: 336-345, 2014.
Yanagisawa H, Dan I, Tsuzuki D, Kato M, Okamoto M, Kyutoku Y, Soya H. Acute moderate exercise elicits increased dorsolateral prefrontal activation and improves cognitive performance with Stroop test. Neuroimage, 50(4): 1702-1710, 2010.
Okamoto M, Inoue K, Iwamura H, Terashima K, Soya H, Asashima M, Kuwabara T. Reduction in paracrine Wnt3 factors during aging causes impaired adult neurogenesis. FASEB J, 25(10): 3570-3582, 2011.
Matsui T, Soya S, Okamoto M, Ichitani Y, Kawanaka K, Soya H. Brain glycogen decreases during prolonged exercise. J Physiol, 589(Pt 13): 3383-3393, 2011.

Faculty Members

NISHIYASU Takeshi / Professor
Degree: Ph.D. (Education)
Research Fields: Exercise & Environmental Physiology

Major Research Theme

  • Cardiovascular & respiratory control during exercise
  • Influence of environmental factors (water and ambient temperature and pressure) on cardiovascular & respiratory control during exercise
  • Cardiovascular & respiratory adaptations to exercise and changes in temperature and altitude
  • Cardiovascular & respiratory control in competitive athletes

Major Research Works

Papers
Fujimoto T, Tsuji B, Sasaki Y, Dobashi K, Sengoku Y, Fujii N, Nishiyasu T. Low-intensity exercise delays the shivering response to core cooling. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 316: R535-R542, 2019.
Fujii N, Kashihara M, Kenny GP, Honda Y, Fujimoto T, Cao Y, Nishiyasu T. Carotid chemoreceptors have a limited role in mediating the hyperthermia-induced hyperventilation in exercising humans.  J Appl Physiol, 126: 305-313, 2019.
Ogawa T, Fujii N, Kurimoto Y, Nishiyasu T. Effect of hypobaria on maximal ventilation, oxygen uptake, and exercise performance during running under hypobaric normoxic conditions. Physiol Rep, 7: e14002, 2019.
Cao Y, Ichikawa Y, Sasaki Y, Ogawa T, Hiroyama T, Enomoto Y, Fujii N, Nishiyasu T. Expiratory flow limitation under moderate hypobaric hypoxia does not influence ventilatory responses during incremental running in endurance runners. Physiol Rep, 7(3): e13996, 2019.
Ichinose M, Matsumoto M, Fujii N, Yoshitake N, Nishiyasu T. Voluntary apnea during dynamic exercise activates the muscle metaboreflex in humans. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 314: H434-H442, 2018.
Tsuji B, Filingeri D, Honda Y, Eguchi T, Fujii N, Kondo N, Nishiyasu T. Effect of hypocapnia on the sensitivity of hyperthermic hyperventilation and the cerebrovascular response in resting heated humans. J Appl Physiol, 124: 225-233, 2018.
Ichinose M, Ichinose-Kuwahara T, Watanabe K, Kondo N, Nishiyasu T. The carotid baroreflex modifies the pressor threshold of the muscle metaboreflex in humans. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 313: H650-H657, 2017.
Dobashi K, Fujii N, Watanabe K, Tsuji B, Sasaki Y, Fujimoto T, Tanigawa S, Nishiyasu T. Effect of voluntary hypocapnic hyperventilation or moderate hypoxia on metabolic and heart rate responses during high-intensity intermittent exercise. Eur J Appl Physiol, 117: 1573-1583, 2017.
Fujii N, Nikawa T, Tsuji B, Kenny GP, Kondo N, Nishiyasu T. Wearing graduated compression stockings augments cutaneous vasodilation but not sweating during exercise in the heat. Physiol Rep, 5: e13252, 2017.
Award
2008-11-19 22th University of Tsukuba, Kawamoto incentive award, Health and Sports Sciences section.

Faculty Members

ASAI Takeshi / Professor
Degree: Ph. D. (Engineering)
Research Fields: Sports Science, Fluid Engineering

Major Research Theme

  • Aerodynamics of Soccerball
  • Aerodynamics of Sporting goods
  • Sports Performance
  • Cognitive information processing on Sports

Major Research Works

Papers
Hong S, Goff J.E, Asai T. Effect of a soccer ball’s surface texture on its aerodynamics and trajectory.Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, 233: 67-74, 2019.
Naito K, Hong S, Koido M, Nakayama M, Sakamoto K, Asai T. Effect of seam characteristics on critical Reynolds number in footballs. Mechanical Engineering Journal ,5: 17-00369, 2018.
Hirashima Y, Asai T, Fukayama K, Nakayama M. Verification of a regression equation to predict the probability of a football goalkeeper’s failure to stop shots at goal. Japan J. Phys. Educ. Hlth. Sport Sci., 63: 315-325, 2018.
Takahashi K, Kariyama Y, Yoshida T, Hayashi R, Asai T. Characteristics of force and power outputs during the trunk-twist exercise accompanying stretch-shortening cycle movement.Japan J. Phys. Educ. Hlth. Sport Sci., 63: 641-657, 2018.
Goff J.E, Hong S, Asai T. Aerodynamic and surface comparisons between Telstar 18 and Brazuca.Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology , 232: 342-348, 2018.
Hong S, Asai T. Aerodynamic effects of dimples on soccer ball surfaces. Heliyon, 3: e00432, 2017.
Asai T, Hong S. Investigation of Kinematics of Knuckling Shot in Soccer.Proc. of SPIE, 10328 (103281S), 2017.
Asai T, Hong S, Ijuin K. Flow visualization of downhill skiers using the lattice Boltzmann method.Eur. J. Phys,38: 024002, 2017.
Goff J.E, Kelley J, Hobson C.M, Seo K, Asai T, Choppin S.B. Creating drag and lift curves from soccer trajectories.Eur. J. Phys, 38: 044003. 2017.
Presentation
Asai, T. (2015) Trying to understand soccer ball aerodynamics, 7th Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology, The Impact of Technology on Sports, Barcelona (Spain). (Invited lecture)
Asai, T. (2015) Engineering and technology for sports, the 6 th TSME-ICoME, Hua Hin (Thailand). (Invited lecture)

Faculty Members

SAKAIRI Yosuke / Professor
Degree: Ph.D. (Psychology)
Research Fields: Health Psychology, Sports Psychology, Sport Counseling

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Major Research Theme

  • Self-control of body and mind with Autogenic Training, light exercise and meditation.
  • Establishing a effective scientific research methodology for the practice on considering individual difference and multivariate’s importance.
  • Development of the measuring and adjustment system of psychological condition.

Major Research Works

Papers
Inagaki, K., Shimizu, T., & Sakairi, Y. : Effects of posture regulation on mood states, heart rate, and test performance in children. Educational Psychology, 38, 1129-1146.doi:10.1080/01443410..2018.1504003.
Amemiya R, & Sakairi Y. : The role of mindfulness in performance and mental health among Japanese athletes -An examination of the relationship between alexithymic tendencies, burnout, and performance-. Journal of Human Sport & Exercise, 14. doi:10.14198/jhse.2019.142.17.
Kim, E. & Sakairi, Y. : A comparison of mood regulation effects induced by different types of exercise and music. The Japanese Journal of Health Psychology, 28(1) : 1-13, 2015.
Sakairi Y, Nakatsuka K, Shimizu T. Development of the two-dimensional mood scale for self-monitoring and self-regulation of momentary mood states. Japanese Psychological Research, 55: 338-349, 2013.
Award
2013 an ingenious research Uchiyama memorial prize
2012 JMI memorial prize(Japan Productivity Center)
Book
The guide of TDMS(Two-dimensional Mood Scale): the Two Dimensional Mood Scale
Yosuke SAKAIRI
IMF 2009
Health psychological research about the effect of meditation on reducing anxiety. Yosuke SAKAIRI Kazama Shobo 1999
Psychotherapy and””Do””in Japanese culture: Self-cultivation through tackling a set task. In Bodywork and psychotherapy in the East. Sakairi, Y. Eburon Publishers 2000
Asian meditation and health. In Howard S. Friedman (ed), The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology Sakairi,Y., Sugamura,G. & Suzuki,M. Oxford University Press 2011
Patent
measuring assembly of psychological condition: Patent number 4378455 acquisition year 2009

Faculty Members

TAKEDA Fumi / Professor
Degree: Ph.D. (Health Sciences)
Research Fields: Public Health, Health Sociology, Health Education

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Major Research Theme

  • National data analysis on physical activities and health outcomes of middle and elderly people in Japan
  • Work performance and health status of company employees
  • Psychosocial factors of sleep and mental health among athletes
  • Empirical research of factors and function of sense of coherence

Major Research Works

Papers
Kishi K, Suzuki J, Monma T, Asanuma T, Takeda F. Psychosocial and criminological factors related to recidivism among Japanese criminals at offender rehabilitation facilities. Cogent Social Sciences, 4(1): 1-13, 2018.
Monma T, Ando A, Asanuma T, Yoshitake Y, Yoshida G, Miyazawa T, Ebine N, Takeda S, Omi N, Satoh M, Tokuyama K, Takeda F. Sleep disorder risk factors among student athletes. Sleep Medicine, 44: 76-81, 2018.
Suzuki J, Takeda F, Kishi k, Monma T. The relationship between stressors and mental health among Japanese middle-aged women in urban areas. Women & Health, 58(5): 534-547, 2018.
Monma T, Takeda F, Okura T. Physical activities impact sense of coherence among community-dwelling older adults. Geriatrics & Gerontology International, 17: 2208-2215, 2017.
Monma T, Takeda F, Noguchi H, Takahashi H, Tamiya N. The impact of leisure and social activities on activities of daily living of middle-aged adults: Evidence from a national longitudinal survey in Japan. PLOS ONE, 11: e0165106, 2016.
Monma T, Takeda F, Noguchi H, Tamiya N. Age and sex differences of risk factors of activity limitations in Japanese older adults. Geriatrics & Gerontology International, 16: 670-678, 2016.
Takeda F, Noguchi H, Monma T, Tamiya N. How possibly do leisure and social activities impact mental health of middle-aged adults in Japan?: An evidence from a national longitudinal survey. PLOS ONE, 10: e0139777, 2015.
Monma T, Takeda F, Tsunoda K, Kitano N, Hotoge S, Asanuma T, Okura T. Age and gender differences in relationships between physical activity and sense of coherence in community-dwelling older adults. Journal of Health and Human Ecology, 81: 159-169, 2015.
Takeda F, Tamiya N, Noguchi H, Monma T. Relation between mental health status and psychosocial stressors among pregnant and puerperium women in Japan: From the perspective of working status. International Journal of Public Health Science, 1: 37-48, 2012.
Yokoyama E, Saito Y, Kaneita Y, Ohida T, Harano S, Tanaki T, Ibuka E, Kaneko A, Nakajima H, Takeda F. Association between subjective well-being and sleep among the elderly in Japan. Sleep Med, 9: 157-164, 2008.

Faculty Members

TOKUYAMA Kumpei / Professor
Degree: Ph.D. (Medicine)
Research Fields: Sport Nutrition

Major Research Theme

  • Energy metabolism and exercise, energy metabolism and sleep, glucose metabolism and exercise

Major Research Works

Papers
Ogata H, Kayaba M, Tanaka Y, Yajima K, Iwayama K, Ando A, Park I, Kiyono K, Omi N, Satoh M, Tokuyama K. Effect of skipping breakfast for six days on energy metabolism and diurnal rhythm of blood glucose. Am J Clin Nutr, 110: 41-52, 2019.
Kubota T, Inoue M, Kubota N, Takamoto I, Mineyama T, Iwayama K, Tokuyama K, Moroi M, Ueki K, Yamauchi T, Kadowaki T. Downregulation of macrophage Irs2 by hyperinsulinemia impairs IL-4-indeuced M2a-subtype macrophage activation in obesity. Nature Commun, 9:4863, 2018.
Kayaba M, Park I, Iwayama K, Seya Y, Ogata H, Yajima K, Satoh M, Tokuyama K. Energy metabolism differs between sleep stages and begins to increase prior to awakening. Metabolism, 69:14–23, 2017.
Iwayama K, Kawabuchi R, Park I, Kurihara R, Kobayashi M, Hibi M, Oishi S, Yasunaga K, Ogata H, Nabekura Y, Tokuyama K. Transient energy deficit induced by exercise increases 24-h fat oxidation in young trained men. J Appl Physiol, 118: 80-85, 2015.
Lan F, Misu H, Chikamoto K, Takayama H, Kikuchi A, Mohri K, Takata N, Hayashi H, Matsuzawa-Nagata N, Takeshita Y, Noda H, Matsumoto Y, Ota T, Nagano T, Nakagen M, Miyamoto K, Takatsuki K, Seo T, Iwayama K, Tokuyama K, Matsugo S, Tang H, Saito Y, Yamagoe S, Kaneko S, Takamura T. LECT2 functions as a hepatokine that links obesity to skeletal muscle insulin resistance. Diabetes, 63: 1649-1664, 2014.
Okada-Iwabu M, Yamauchi T, Iwabu M, Honma T, Hamagami K, Matsuda K, Yamaguchi M, Tanabe H, Kimura-Someya T, Shirouzu M, Ogata H, Tokuyama K, Ueki K, Nagano T, Tanaka A, Yokoyama S, Kadowaki T. A small-molecule AdipoR agonist for type 2 diabetes and short life in obesity. Nature, 503: 493-499 2013.
Ogata H, Nakamura K, Sato M, Tokuyama K, Nagasaka S, Ebine N, Kiyono K, Yamamoto Y. Lack of negative correlation in glucose dynamics by NEAT restriction in healthy adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 45: 60-66, 2013.
Kubota T, Kubota N, Kumagai H, Yamaguchi S, Kozono H, Takahashi T, Inoue M, Itoh S, Takamoto I, Sasako T, Kumagai K, Kawai T, Hashimoto S, Kobayashi T, Sato M, Tokuyama K, Nishimura S, Tsunoda M, Ide T, Murakami K, Yamazaki T, Ezaki O, Kawamura K, Masuda H, Moroi M, Sugi K, Oike Y, Shimokawa H, Yanagihara N, Tsutsui M, Terauchi Y, Tobe K, Nagai R, Kamata K, Inoue K, Kodama T, Ueki K, Kadowaki T. Impaired insulin signaling in endothelial cells reduces insulin-induced glucose uptake by skeletal muscle. Cell Metabolism, 13: 294-307, 2011.
Iwabu M, Yamauchi T, Okada-Iwabu M, Sato K, Nakagawa T, Funata M, Yamaguchi M, Namiki S, Nakayama R, Tabata M, Ogata H, Kubota N, Takamoto I, Hayashi YK, Yamauchi N, Waki H, Fukayama M, Nishino I, Tokuyama K, Ueki K, Oike Y, Ishii S, Hirose K, Shimizu T, Touhara K, Kadowaki T. Adiponectin and adipoR1 regulate PGC-1a and mitochondria by Ca2+ and AMPK/SIRT1. Nature, 464: 1313-1319, 2010.
Aoki K, Matsui J, Kubota N, Nakajima H, Iwamoto K, Takamoto I, Tsuji Y, Ohno A, Mori S, Tokuyama K, Murakami K, Asano T, Aizawa S, Tobe K, Kadowaki T, Terauchi Y. Role of the liver in glucose homeostasis in PI 3-kinase p85alpha-deficient mice. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab, 296: E842-E853, 2009.

Faculty Members

MAEDA Seiji / Professor
Degree: Ph.D. (Health and Sport Sciences)
Research Fields: Sports Medicine

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Major Research Theme

  • Regular exercise and cardiovascular system
  • Sports conditioning

Major Research Works

Papers
Hamasaki A, Akazawa N, Yoshikawa T, Myoenzono K, Tanahashi K, Sawano Y, Nakata Y, Maeda S. Combined effects of lactotripeptide and aerobic exercise on cognitive function and cerebral oxygenation in middle-aged and older adults. Am J Clin Nutr, 109: 353-360, 2019.
Kumagai H, Yoshikawa T, Myoenzono K, Kosaki K, Akazawa N, Zempo-Miyaki A, Tsujimoto T, Kidokoro T, Tanaka K, Maeda S. Sexual function is an indicator of central arterial stiffness and arterial stiffness gradient in Japanese adult men. J Am Heart Assoc,7: e007964, 2018.
Sugawara J, Tomoto T, Noda N, Matsukura S, Tsukagoshi K, Hayashi K, Hieda M, Maeda S. Effects of endothelin-related gene polymorphisms and aerobic exercise habit on age-related arterial stiffening: a 10-year longitudinal study. J Appl Physiol, 124: 312-320, 2018.
Kosaki K, Kamijo-Ikemori A, Sugaya T, Tanahashi K, Sawano Y, Akazawa N, Ra SG, Kimura K, Shibagaki Y, Maeda S. Effect of habitual exercise on urinary liver-type fatty acid-binding protein levels in middle-aged and older adults. Scand J Med Sci Sports,28: 152-160, 2018.
Misu H, Takayama H, Saito Y, Mita Y, Kikuchi A, Ishii K, Chikamoto K, Kanamori T, Tajima N, Lan F, Takeshita Y, Honda M, Tanaka M, Kato S, Matsuyama N, Yoshioka Y, Iwayama K, Tokuyama K, Akazawa N, Maeda S, Takekoshi K, Matsugo S, Noguchi N, Kaneko S, Takamura T. Deficiency of the hepatokine selenoprotein P increases responsiveness to exercise in mice through upregulation of ROS and AMPK in muscle. Nat Med,23: 508-516, 2017.
Kosaki K, Kamijo-Ikemori A, Sugaya T, Tanahashi K, Kumagai H, Sawano Y, Osuka Y, Tanaka K, Kimura K, Shibagaki Y, Maeda S. Association between muscular strength and intrarenal vascular resistance in middle-aged and older individuals. Exp Gerontol,91: 72-78, 2017.
Tomoto T, Sugawara J, Nogami Y, Aonuma K, Maeda S. The influence of central arterial compliance on cerebrovascular hemodynamics: insights from endurance training intervention. J Appl Physiol, 119: 445-451, 2015.
Matsubara T, Miyaki A, Akazawa N, Choi Y, Ra SG, Tanahashi K, Kumagai H, Oikawa S, Maeda S. Aerobic exercise training increases plasma Klotho levels and reduces arterial stiffness in postmenopausal women. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol,306: H348-H355, 2014.
Miyaki A, Maeda S, Otsuki T, Ajisaka R. Plasma pentraxin3 concentration increases in endurance-trained men. Med Sci Sports Exerc,43: 12-17, 2011.
Yoshizawa M, Maeda S, Miyaki A, Misono M, Choi Y, Shimojo N, Ajisaka R, Tanaka H. Additive beneficial effects of lactotripeptide and aerobic exercise on arterial compliance in postmenopausal women. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 297: H1899-H1903, 2009.
Maeda S, Sugawara J, Yoshizawa M, Otsuki T, Shimojo N, Jesmin S, Ajisaka R, Miyauchi T, Tanaka H. Involvement of endothelin-1 in habitual exercise-induced increase in arterial compliance. Acta Physiol, 196: 223-229, 2009.
Otsuki T, Maeda S, Iemitsu M, Saito Y, Tanimura Y, Ajisaka R, Miyauchi T. Vascular endothelium-derived factors and arterial stiffness in strength and endurance-trained men. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 292: H786-H791, 2007.
Iemitsu M, Maeda S, Otsuki T, Sugawara J, Tanabe T, Kuno S, Ajisaka R, Miyauchi T, Matsuda M. Polymorphism in endothelin-related genes limits exercise-induced decreases in arterial stiffness in the older subjects. Hypertension, 47: 928-936, 2006.
Maeda S, Tanabe T, Miyauchi T, Otsuki T, Sugawara J, Iemitsu M, Kuno S, Ajisaka R, Yamaguchi I, Matsuda M. Aerobic exercise training reduces plasma endothelin-1 concentration in older women. J Appl Physiol, 95: 336-341, 2003.
Maeda S, Miyauchi T, Iemitsu M, Tanabe T, Irukayama-Tomobe Y, Goto K, Yamaguchi I, Matsuda M. Involvement of endogenous endothelin-1 in exercise-induced redistribution of tissue blood flow: an endothelin receptor antagonist reduces the redistribution. Circulation, 106: 2188-2193, 2002.
Yoshizawa M, Maeda S, Miyaki A, Misono M, Choi Y, Shimojo N, Ajisaka R, Tanaka H. Additive beneficial effects of lactotripeptide and aerobic exercise on arterial compliance in postmenopausal women. Circulation, 106: 2188-2193, 2002.

Faculty Members

TAKAGI Hideki / Professor
Degree: Ph.D. (Engineering)
Research Fields: Biomechanics, Hydrodynamics

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Major Research Theme

  • Biomechanical researches for competitive swimming
  • Research and development for swimming gears
  • Coaching studies for water polo

Major Research Works

Papers
Tsunokawa, T., Mankyu, H., Takagi, H., & Ogita, F.: The effect of using paddles on hand propulsive forces and Froude efficiency in arm-stroke-only front-crawl swimming at various velocities. Human movement science, 64, 378-388, 2019-3.
Kawai, E., Tsunokawa, T., & Takagi, H.: Estimating the hydrodynamic forces during eggbeater kicking by pressure distribution analysis. Heliyon, 4(12), e01095, 2018-12.
Wakabayashi, H., Osawa, M., Koga, S., Li, K., Sakaue, H., Sengoku, Y., & Takagi, H.: Effects of muscle cooling on kinetics of pulmonary oxygen uptake and muscle deoxygenation at the onset of exercise. Physiological Reports, 6(21), e13910, 2018-11.
Narita, Kenzo, Nakashima, Motomu, Takagi, Hideki: Effect of leg kick on active drag in front-crawl swimming: Comparison of whole stroke and arms-only stroke during front-crawl and the streamlined position. Journal of Biomechanics, 76:197-203, 2018-6
Takagi H, Nakashima M, Sato Y, Matsuuchi K. Ross Sanders: Numerical and experimental investigations of human swimming motions. J Sports Sci, 34: 1564-1580, 2016.
Tsunokawa T, Nakashima M, Takagi H. Use of pressure distribution analysis to estimate fluid forces around a foot during breaststroke kicking. Sports Engineering, 18: 149-156, 2015.
Takagi H, Shimada S, Miwa T, Kudo S, Sanders R, Matsuuchi K. Unsteady hydrodynamic forces acting on a hand and its flow field during sculling motion. Hum Mov Sci, 38: 133-142, 2014.
Takagi H, Nakashima M, Ozaki T, Matsuuchi K. Unsteady hydrodynamic forces acting on a robotic arm and its flow field: Application to the crawl stroke. J Biomech, 47: 1401-1408, 2014.
Takagi H, Nakashima M, Ozaki T, Matsuuchi K. Unsteady hydrodynamic forces acting on a robotic hand and its flow field. J Biomech, 46: 1825-1832, 2013.
Award
2003 Komoto Award of Sports Sciences in Tsukuba
1992 Young Investigator Award of Japan Society of Biomenicsnics
Book
高木 英樹.基礎から学ぶスポーツ概論,水泳.大修館書店(東京),2012.

Faculty Members

NISHIJIMA Takahiko / Professor
Degree: Ph.D. (Education)
  • Research Fields:
  • Sport Statistics, Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education, Science Communication

Major Research Theme

  • sport data science: play analysis of the big-data in sport.
  • PE using ICT: motor learning techniqes using tablet PC and the study note.
  • reseach on motor ability: analysis on tactics and techniques for athletes development of the world standard.

Major Research Works

Papers
Kobayashi Y, Ando K, Masuchi K, Nishijima T. Composition of study notebooks for criterion-referenced evaluation based on judo skills in junior high school. Research Journal of Physical Arts, 21: 37-46, 2016. (In Japanese)
Nishijima T. Present condition and action assignment on physical and motor ability of children based on the national survey on physical and motor ability, and exercise activity of children. Kenko-kyoshitu, 64: 11-15, 2013. (In Japanese)
Nishijima T. Significant and value of Japan physical fitness test. Taiikuka-kyoiku, 61: 10-13, 2013. (In Japanese)
Nishijima T, Kokudo S, Ohsawa S. Secular change of physical and motor ability in Japanese youth in 1964-97. International Journal of Sport and Health Science, 1: 164-170, 2003.
Nishijima T, Kokudo S, Ohsawa S. Relationship between secular change in physical fitness and exercise and sports activities in Japanese youth. International Journal of Sport and Health Science, 1: 110-118, 2003.
Award
Award for exellence in soccer subject, The 4th Sport data anallysis competition, Japan Statistical Society, 2015.3.12. Jo H, Osawa K, Mishi S, Yokoo T, Naomoto H, Kumagai S, Ando K, Nishijima T: Analysis on atacking plyay of soccer, 2015.3.12.
Award for Japan Sports Analytics Association, 2015.12.19. Matsuok H, Mishio S, Naomoto H, Nishijima T: Scaling on defense tactics performane in soccer games, Recomendation in The 5th Sport data anallysis competition, Japan Statistical Society, SAP Sports Analytics Koshien, Sports Analytics Japan 2015, 2015.12.19.
The Labor Decoration of the Third Class, Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Nishijima T, Project manager, The sport master plan in Lao People’s Democratic Republic, 1996.12. (In Laotian, English and Japanese)
Other
Nishijima T, Jo H: Report on survey on sport activity in Tsukuba city, Japan Amateur Sports Association and Institute of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 2013.3. (In Japanese)
Nisshijima T, Itoh S, Nakano T, Morioka Y: Report on survey on sport statistics 2008, Institute of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 2009.8. (In Japanese)

Faculty Members

Michael A. YASSA / Professor
Degree: Ph.D.
Research Fields: Sports Neuroscience

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Major Research Theme

  • Developing exercise interventions to reduce or slow down cognitive decline

Major Research Works

Papers
Montchal, M.E., Reagh, Z.M., Yassa, M.A. Precise temporal memories are supported by the lateral entorhinal cortex in humans. Nat Neurosci, 22(2):284-288, 2019.
Zheng, J., Stevenson, R.F., Mander, B.A., Mnatsakanyan, L., Hsu, F.P.K., Vadera, S., Knight, R.T., Yassa, M.A., Lin, J.J. Multiplexing of Theta and Alpha Rhythms in the Amygdala-Hippocampal Circuit Supports Pattern Separation of Emotional Information. Neuron, 102(4):887-898, 2019.
Márquez, F., Yassa, M.A. Neuroimaging Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease. Mol Neurodegener., 14(1):21, 2019.
Leal, S.L., Yassa, M.A. Integrating new findings and examining clinical applications of pattern separation. Nat Neurosci, 21(2):163-173, 2018.
Suwabe, K., Byun, K., Hyodo, K., Reagh, Z.M., Roberts, J.M., Matsushita, A., Saotome, K., Ochi, G., Fukuie, T., Suzuki, K., Sankai, Y., Yassa, M.A., Soya, H. Rapid stimulation of human dentate gyrus function with acute mild exercise. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 9;115(41):10487-10492, 2018.18:218-222, 2015.
Stevenson, R.F., Zheng, J., Mnatsakanyan, L., Vadera, S., Knight, R.T., Lin, J.J., Yassa, M.A. Hippocampal CA1 gamma power predicts the precision of spatial memory judgments. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 115(40):10148-10153, 2018.
Reagh, Z.M., Noche, J.A., Tustison, N.J., Delisle, D., Murray, E.A., Yassa, M.A. Functional Imbalance of Anterolateral Entorhinal Cortex and Hippocampal Dentate/CA3 Underlies Age-Related Object Pattern Separation Deficits. Neuron, 97(5):1187-1198, 2018.
Yassa, M.A. Brain Rhythms: Higher-Frequency Theta Oscillations Make Sense in Moving Humans. Curr Biol, 22;28(2):R70-R72, 2018.
Sinha, N., Berg, C.N., Tustison, N.J., Shaw, A., Hill, D., Yassa, M.A., Gluck, M.A. APOE ε4 status in healthy older African Americans is associated with deficits in pattern separation and hippocampal hyperactivation. Neurobiol Aging, 221-229, 2018.
Zheng, J., Anderson, K.L., Leal, S.L., Shestyuk, A., Gulsen, G., Mnatsakanyan, L., Vadera, S., Hsu, F.P., Yassa, M.A., Knight, R.T., Lin, J.J. Amygdala-hippocampal dynamics during salient information processing. Nat Commun, 8:14413, 2017.
Suwabe, K., Hyodo, K., Byun, K., Ochi, G., Fukuie, T., Shimizu, T., Kato, M., Yassa, M.A., Soya, H. Aerobic fitness associates with mnemonic discrimination as a mediator of physical activity effects: evidence for memory flexibility in young adults. Sci Rep, 11;7(1):5140, 2017.
Suwabe, K., Hyodo, K., Byun, K., Ochi, G., Yassa, M.A., and Soya, H. Acute moderate exercise improves mnemonic discrimination in young adults. Hippocampus, 27(3): 229-234, 2017.
Leal, S.L., Noche, J.A., Murray, E.A., Yassa, M.A. Disruption of amygdala-entorhinal-hippocampal network in late-life depression. Hippocampus, 27(4):464-476, 2017.
Leal, S.L., Noche, J.A., Murray, E.A., Yassa, M.A. Age-related individual variability in memory performance is associated with amygdala-hippocampal circuit function and emotional pattern separation. Neurobiol Aging, 49:9-19, 2017.
Reagh, Z.M., Murray, E.A., Yassa, M.A. Repetition reveals ups and downs of hippocampal, thalamic, and neocortical engagement during mnemonic decisions. Hippocampus, 27(2):169-183, 2017.
Reagh, Z.M., Ho, H.D., Leal, S.L., Noche, J.A., Chun, A., Murray, E.A., Yassa, M.A. Greater loss of object than spatial mnemonic discrimination in aged adults. Hippocampus, 26(4):417-422, 2016.
Leal, S.L., Noche, J.A., Murray, E.A., Yassa, M.A. Positivity effect specific to older adults with subclinical memory impairment. Learn Mem, 23(8):415-421, 2016.
Leal, S.L., Yassa, M.A. Neurocognitive aging and the hippocampus across species. Trends Neurosci, 38(12):800-12, 2015.
Reagh, Z.M., Yassa, M.A. Object and spatial mnemonic interference differentially engage lateral and medial entorhinal cortex in humans. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 111(40):E4264-73, 2014.
Borota, D., Murray, E., Keceli, G., Chang, A., Watabe, J.M., Ly, M., Toscano, J.P., Yassa, M.A. Post-study caffeine administration enhances memory consolidation in humans. Nat Neurosci, 17(2):201-3, 2014.

Faculty Members

ENOMOTO Yasushi / Associate Professor
Degree: Ph. D (Health and Sport Sciences)
Research Fields: Science of Health, Physical Education & Sports Science, Physical Strength Studies

Major Research Theme

  • Biomechanics of efficiency and economy in human movement
  • Development of endurance performance
  • Long term development of physical fittness

Major Research Works

Papers
Seki K , H,Kyröläinen , Numazu N , Ohoyama-Byun K , Enomoto Y. Effects of joint kinetics on energy cost during repeated vertical jumping. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise , ,51(3) 532-538 2019.
Enomoto Y, Suzuki Y, Yokozawa T, Okada H. Running economy and gastrocnemius muscle length during running for Kenyan and Japanese elite distance runners. Biomechanics in Sports, Portuguese Journal of Sport Sciences, 483-485, 2011.
Enomoto Y, Kadono H, Suzuki Y, Chiba T, Koyama K. Biomechanical analysis of the medalists in the 10,000 metres at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics, New Studies in Athletics, 23: 61-66, 2008.
Award
Nac/ Miyashita Award XXth Congress of International Society of Biomechanics
Book
乳酸をどう活かすかⅡ,「第5章 中長距離走における持久性体力の評価」pp62-75,杏林書院
Other
Secretery General, The 34th International Conferene on Biomechanics in Sports, July 18-22, 2016

Faculty Members

OMI Naomi / Associate Professor
Degree: Ph.D.
Research Fields: Exercise & Sports Nutrition, Nutrition
 

Major Research Theme

Major Research Works

Papers
Yuki Aikawa, Umon Agata, Yuya Kakutani, Shoyo Kato,Yuichi Noma, Satoshi Hattori, Hitomi Ogata, Ikiko Ezawa, Naomi Omi:The Preventive Effect of Calcium Supplemetation on Weak Bones Caused by the Interaction of Exercise and Food Restriction in Young Female Rats During the Period from Acquiring Bone Mass to Maintaining Bone Mass. Calcified Tissue International, 98 : 94-103,2016.
Yuki Aikawa, Umon Agata, Yuya Kakutani, Michito Higano, Satoshi Hattori, Hitomi Ogata, Ikiko Ezawa, Naomi Omi: The Interaction of Voluntary Running Exercise and Food Restriction Induces Low Bone Strength and Low Bone Mineral Density in Young Female Rats. CALCIFIED TISSUE INTERNATIONAL, 97(1): 90-99, 2015.
Naomi Omi. Influence of exercise and sports on bone. J Phys Fitness Sports Med, 3:241-248,2014.
Hattori S, Park JH, Agata U, Oda M, Higano M, Aikawa Y, Akimoto T, Nabekura Y, Yamato H, Ezawa I, Omi N:Food restriction cause low bone strength and unusual bone morphology in exercised growing male rats. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol, 60:35-42 ,2014.
Umon Agata,Jong-Hoon Park, Satoshi Hattori, Yuki iimura, Ikuko Ezawa, Takayuki Akimoto, Naomi Omi:The Effect of Different Amounts of Calcium Intake on Bone Metabolism and Arterial Calcification in Ovariectomized Rats. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol, 59:29-36,2013.
Jong-Hoon Park, Naomi Omi, Motoyuki Iemitsu, Seiji Maeda, Ayako Kitajima Toshiya Nosaka, Ikuko Ezawa: Relationship between arterial calcification and bone loss in a new combined model rat by ovariectomy and vitamin D(3) plus nicotine. Calcif Tissue Int, 83: 192-201, 2008.
Naomi OMI, Toshitaka NAKAMURA, Ikuko EZAWA: Modulation of bone mass and turnover in growing rats by voluntary weight-bearing exercise and glucose supplementation. J. Nutr. Sci. Vitaminol. , 44: 409-421, 1998.
Naomi OMI, Naomi MORIKAWA, Ikuko EZAWA: The effect of voluntary exercise on bone mineral density and skeletal muscles in the rat model at ovariectomized and sham stages. Bone Miner, 24: 211-222, 1994.
Award
Book

Faculty Members

SENGOKU Yasuo / Assistant Professor
Degree: Ph.D. (Health and Sport Sciences)
Research Fields: Coaching Science in Swimming

Major Research Theme

  • Research in training method and swimming technique to enhance swimming performance
  • Physiological response during swimming and water exercise

Major Research Works

Papers
Sengoku Y, Sano M, Kenzo Narita, Tsubakimoto S: Analysis of oxygen uptake kinetics and heart rate kinetics in competitive swimmers – On- and Off-kinetics response at lactate threshold intensity-. In: Japanese Society of Science in Swimming and Water Exercise (eds.), XIIIth International Symposium on Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming Proceedings, Impress R&D, 320-324, 2018.
Wakabayashi H, Osawa M, Koga S, Li K, Sakaue H, Sengoku Y, Takagi H: Effects of muscle cooling on kinetics of pulmonary oxygen uptake and muscle deoxygenation at the onset of exercise, Physiological Reports, 6(21): e13910, 2018.
Kobayashi K, Shimojo H, Takagi H, Tsubakimoto S, Sengoku Y: Effect of increased kick frequency on propelling efficiency and muscular co-activation during underwater dolphin kick. Human Movement Science, 54, 276-286, 2017.
Nakamura K, Sengoku Y, Ogata H, Watanabe K, Shirai Y, Nabekura Y: Blood glucose and lactate kinetics during an incremental running test in endurance runners, International Journal of Sport and Health Science, 14, 11-20, 2016.
Kobayashi K, Kaneoka K, Sengoku Y, Takagi H, Takemura M. Lumber alignment and trunk muscle activity during the underwater streamline position. Journal of Swimming Research, 23: 33-43, 2015.
Sato D, Seko C, Hashitomi T, Sengoku Y, Nomura T. Differential effects of water based exercise on the cognitive function in independent elderly adults. Aging Clin Exp Res, 27: 149-159, 2015.
Sengoku Y, Nakamura K, Ogata H, Nabekura Y, Nagasaka S, Tokuyama K. Continuous glucose monitoring during a 100 km race – A case study in an elite ultra-marathon runner. Int J Sports Physiol Perform, 10: 124-127, 2015.
Sengoku Y, Tsunokawa T, Kobayashi K, Tsubakimoto S. Comparison of the training load during high intensity interval resisted training programed by different exercise duration. Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming XII/Australian Institute of Sports, 328-332, 2014.
Sengoku Y, Nakamura K, Takeda T, Nabekura Y, Tsubakimoto S. Glucose response after a ten-week training in swimming. Int J Sports Med, 32: 835-838, 2011.
Wakabayashi H, Arai S, Sengoku Y, Kaneda K, Sato D, Nomura T, Tochihara Y. Evaluation of children’s thermal sensation in an outdoor swimming pool during swimming class -Multiple effects of environment, morphological characteristics and swimwear condition. Journal of Human-Environment System, 14: 1-7, 2011.

Faculty Members

MATSUI Takashi / Assistant Professor
Degree: Ph.D. (Health and Sport Sciences)
Research Fields: Exercise Biochemistry & Physiology, Brain Energetics

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Major Research Theme

  • Brain Energetics and Human performance (Exercise Endurance and Cognitive Function)
  • The Establishment of Brain Glycogen Loading for enhancing Exercise Endurance and Cognitive Function
  • Judo Physiology & Biochemistry

Major Research Works

Papers
Matsui T, Liu YF, Soya M, Shima T, Soya H. Tyrosine as a Mechanistic-Based Biomarker for Brain Glycogen Decrease and Supercompensation with Endurance Exercise in Rats: A Metabolomics Study of Plasma. Front Neurosci, 13: 200, 2019.
Saiki M, Matsui T, Soya M, Kashibe T, Shima T, Shimizu T, Naruto T, Kitayoshi T, Akimoto K, Ninomiya S, Soya H. Thiamine tetrahydrofurfuryl disulfide promotes voluntary activity through dopaminergic activation in the medial prefrontal cortex. Sci Rep, 8:10469, 2018.
Soya M, Matsui T, Shima T, Jesmin S, Omi N, Soya H. Hyper-hippocampal glycogen induced by glycogen loading with exhaustive exercise. Sci Rep, 8:1285, 2018.
Matsui T, Omuro H, Liu YF, Soya M, Shima T, McEwen BS, Soya H. Astrocytic glycogen-derived lactate fuels the brain during exhaustive exercise to maintain endurance capacity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 114: 6358-6363, 2017.
Fernandez AM, Hernandez-Garzón E, Perez-Domper P, Perez-Alvarez A, Mederos S, Matsui T, Santi A, Trueba-Saiz A, García-Guerra L, Pose-Utrilla J, Fielitz J, Olson EN, Fernandez de la Rosa R, Garcia Garcia L, Pozo MA, Iglesias T, Araque A, Soya H, Perea G, Martin ED, Torres Aleman I. Insulin Regulates Astrocytic Glucose Handling Through Cooperation With IGF-I. Diabetes, 66: 64-74, 2017.
Shima T, Matsui T, Jesmin S, Okamoto M, Soya M, Inoue K, Liu YF, Torres-Aleman I, McEwen BS, Soya H. Moderate exercise ameliorates dysregulated hippocampal glycometabolism and memory function in a rat model of type 2 diabetes. Diabetologia, 60: 597-606, 2017.
Matsui T, Soya S, Kawanaka K, Soya H. Brain Glycogen Decreases During Intense Exercise Without Hypoglycemia: The Possible Involvement of Serotonin. Neurochem Res, 40: 1333-1340, 2015.
Okamoto M, Hojo Y, Inoue K, Matsui T, Kawato S, McEwen BS, Soya H. Mild exercise increases dihydrotestosterone in hippocampus providing evidence for androgenic mediation of neurogenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 109: 13100-13105, 2012.
Matsui T, Ishikawa T, Ito H, Okamoto M, Inoue K, Lee M, Fujikawa T, Ichitani Y, Kawanaka K, Soya H. Brain glycogen supercompensation following exhaustive exercise. J Physiol, 590: 607-616, 2012.
Matsui T, Soya S, Okamoto M, Ichitani Y, Kawanaka K, Soya H. Brain glycogen decreases during prolonged exercise. J Physiol, 589: 3383-3393, 2011.
Award
2014-04 American Physiological Society- Central Nervous System Section Research Recognition Award
2013-07 The Journal of Physiology-Early Investigator Prize
Book
Brain Glycogen Decrease and Supercompensation with Prolonged Exhaustive Exercise. Matsui T; Soya H. Social Neuroscience and Public Health, pp.253-264, Springer, 2013

Faculty Members

HONG Sungchan / Assistant Professor
Degree: Ph.D. (Coaching Science)
Research Fields: Sports Science, Coaching Science, Sports Aerodynamics

Major Research Theme

  • Aerodynamics of Sports
  • Football Biomechanics

Major Research Works

Papers
Hong S, Goff J.E, Asai T. Effect of a soccer ball’s surface texture on its aerodynamics and trajectory. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology,233: 67-74, 2019.
Naito K, *Hong S, Koido M, Nakayama M, Sakamoto K, Asai T. Effect of seam characteristics on critical Reynolds number in footballs. Mechanical Engineering Journal, 5: 17-00369, 2018.
Goff J.E, Hong S, Asai T. Aerodynamic and surface comparisons between Telstar 18 and Brazuca. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, 232: 342-348, 2018.
Hong S, Asai T. Aerodynamic effects of dimples on soccer ball surfaces. Heliyon, 3: e00432, 2017.
Asai T, Hong S, Ijuin K. Flow visualization of downhill skiers using the lattice Boltzmann method. Eur. J. Phys, 38: 024002, 2017.
Hong S, Asai T, Seo K. Visualization of air flow around soccer ball using a particle image velocimetry.Scientific Reports, 5: 15108, 2015.
Hong S, Asai T. Effect of panel shape of soccer ball on its flight characteristics.Scientific Reports,4: 5068, 2014.
Presentation
Hong S. Aerodynamics of soccer ball. The 1st Japan-Korea joint conference on science and football, Fukuoka, Japan, 2016. (Invited lecture)
Award
2015 Young Faculty Award (Encouraging Prize): University of Tsukuba, Japan.
2012 Best Paper Award: International conference of KSSB, Korea.
2012 Sport Science Award: Korea Institute of Sport Science, Korea.
2011 Sport Science Award: Korea Institute of Sport Science, Korea.
Book
Hong S. Decyphering the 12 codes of Korean Football. Aerodynamics of modern soccer ball, 227-244, Namuwasup, 2016.
Hong S. Characteristics of knuckle shot in soccer. Lambert Academic Publishing, 1-120, 2012.

Faculty Members

FUJII Naoto / Assistant Professor
Degree: Ph.D. (Health and Sport Sciences)
Research Fields: Exercise & Environmental Physiology

Major Research Theme

  • Peripheral Mechanisms Governing Heat Loss Responses
  • Cardiovascular & Respiratory Control During Exercise

Major Research Works

Papers
Fujii N, Hatam K, McGarr GW, Meade RD, Boulay P, Nishiyasu T, Kenny GP. Exogenous Activation of Protease-Activated Receptor 2 Attenuates Cutaneous Vasodilatation and Sweating in Older Men Exercising in the Heat. Skin Pharmacol Physiol, 2019, in press.
Fujii N, Kenny GP, Amano T, Honda Y, Kondo N, Nishiyasu T. Evidence for TRPV4 channel induced skin vasodilatation through NOS, COX, and KCa channel mechanisms with no effect on sweat rate in humans. Eur J Pharmacol, 2019, in press.
Fujii N, McGarr GW, Hatamu K, Chandran N, Muia CM, Nishiyasu T, Boulay P, Ghassa R, Kenny GP. Heat shock protein 90 does not contribute to cutaneous vasodilatation in older adults during heat stress. Microcirculation, 2019, in press.
Fujii N, McGarr GW, Nishiyasu T, Sigal RJ, Boulay P, Kenny GP. Ageing attenuates muscarinic-mediated sweating differently in men and women with no effect on nicotinic-mediated sweating. Exp Dermatol, 2019, in press.
Fujii N, Hara H, Enomoto Y, Tanigawa S, and Nishiyasu T. Effects of work-matched supramaximal intermittent vs. submaximal constant-workload warm-up on all-out effort power output at the end of 2 minutes of maximal cycling. Eur J Sport Sci, 19: 336-344, 2019.
Fujii N, Kashihara M, Kenny GP, Honda Y, Fujimoto T, Cao Y, Nishiyasu T. Carotid chemoreceptors have a limited role in mediating the hyperthermia-induced hyperventilation in exercising humans. J Appl Physiol, 126: 305-313, 2019.
Fujii N, Pastore OL, McGarr GW, Meade RD, McNeely BD, Nishiyasu T, Kenny GP. Cyclooxygenase-1 and -2 modulate sweating but not cutaneous vasodilation during exercise in the heat in young men. Physiol Rep, 6: e13844, 2018.

Faculty Members

BYUN Kyeongho / Assistant Professor
Degree: Ph.D. (Health and Sport Sciences)
Research Fields: Sports Neuroscience
 

Major Research Theme

  • Exercise and Cognition: Neuroscientific perspectives

Major Research Works

Papers
Lee, M.C., Byun, K., Kim, J.S., Lee, H., Kim, K. Trends in exercise neuroscience: raising demand for brain fitness. J Exerc Rehabil, 15(2):176-179, 2019.
Suwabe, K., Byun, K., Hyodo, K., Reagh, Z.M., Roberts, J.M., Matsushita, A., Saotome, K., Ochi, G., Fukuie, T., Suzuki, K., Sankai, Y., Yassa, M.A., Soya, H. Rapid stimulation of human dentate gyrus function with acute mild exercise. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 115(41):10487-10492, 2018.
Ochi, G., Kanazawa, Y., Hyodo, K., Suwabe, K., Shimizu, T., Fukuie, T., Byun, K., Soya, H. Hypoxia-induced lowered executive function depends on arterial oxygen desaturation. J Physiol Sci, 68(6):847-853, 2018.
Ochi, G., Yamada, Y., Hyodo, K., Suwabe, K., Fukuie, T., Byun, K., Dan, I., Soya, H. Neural basis for reduced executive performance with hypoxic exercise. Neuroimage, 171:75-83, 2018.
Kujach, S., Byun, K., Hyodo, K., Suwabe, K., Fukuie, T., Laskowski, R., Dan, I., Soya, H. A transferable high-intensity intermittent exercise improves executive performance in association with dorsolateral prefrontal activation in young adults. Neuroimage, 169:117-125, 2018.
Suwabe, K., Hyodo, K., Byun, K., Ochi, G., Yassa, M.A., and Soya, H. Acute moderate exercise improves mnemonic discrimination in young adults. Hippocampus, 27(3): 229-234, 2017.
Byun, K., Hyodo, K., Suwabe, K., Fukuie, T., and Soya, H. Possible neurophysiological mechanism for mild-exercise-enhanced executive function: An fNIRS neuroimaging study. JPFSM, 5(5): 361-367, 2016.
Hyodo, K., Dan, I., Kyutoku, Y., Suwabe, K., Byun, K., Ochi, G., and Soya, H. The association between aerobic fitness and cognitive function in older men mediated by frontal lateralization. Neuroimage, 125: 291-300, 2016.
Byun, K., Hyodo, K., Suwabe, K., Sylwester, K., Kato, M., and Soya, H. Possible influences of exercise-intensity-dependent increases in non-cortical hemodynamic variables on NIRS-based neuroimaging analysis during cognitive tasks: Technical note. J Exer Nutr Biochem,18: 327-332, 2014.
Byun, K., Hyodo, K., Suwabe, K., Ochi, G., Sakairi, Y., Kato, M., and Soya, H. Positive effect of acute mild exercise on executive function via arousal-related prefrontal activations: An fNIRS study. Neuroimage,98: 336-345, 2014.
Hyodo, K., Dan, I., Suwabe, K., Kyutoku, Y., Yamada, Y., Akahori, M., Byun, K., Kato, M., and Soya, H.Acute moderate exercise enhances compensatory brain activation in older adults. Neurobiol. Aging,33: 2621-2632,2012.

Faculty Members

OKAMOTO Masahiro / Assistant Professor
Degree: Ph.D. (Health and Sport Sciences)
Research Fields: Exercise biochemistry & physiology, Sports neuroscience
 

Major Research Theme

  • Mild exercise and hippocamapal plasticity (Cognitive function and stress resistance)

Major Research Works

Papers
Okamoto, M., Gray, J.D., Larson, C.S., Kazim, S.F., Soya, H., McEwen, B.S., Pereira, A.C. Riluzole reduces amyloid beta pathology, improves memory, and restores gene expression chnages in a transgenic mouse model of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Translational Psychiatry, 8(1):153, 2018.
Soya, H., Okamoto, M., Jangsoo, Y., Koizumi, H. Mild Exercise Results in Robust Brain Activation and Increased Memory Function. Brain Nerve, 70(7):745-752, 2018.
Nasca, C., Bigio, B., Zelli, D., de Angelis., Lau, T., Okamoto, M., Soya, H., Ni, J., Britcha, P., Greengard, P., Neve, R.L., Lee, F., McEwen, B.S. Role of the astroglial glutamate exchanger xCT in ventral hippocampus in resilience to stress. Neuron, 96: 402-413, 2017.
Pereira, A.C., Gray, J.D., Kogan, J.F., Davidson, R.L., Rubin, T.G., Okamoto, M., Morrison, J.H., McEwen, B.S. Age and Alzheimer’s disease gene expression profiles reversed by the glutamate modulator riluzole. Mol Psychiatry, 22: 296-305, 2017.
Shima, T., Matsui, T., Jesmin, S., Okamoto, M., Soya, M., Inoue, K., Liu, Y.F., Torres-Aleman, I., McEwen, Soya, H. Moderate exercise ameliorates dysregulated hippocampal glycometabolism and memory function in a rat model of type 2 diabetes. Diabetologia, 60:597-606, 2017.
Yook, J.S., Okamoto, M., Rakwal, R., Shibato, J., Lee, M.C., Matsui, T., Chang, H., Cho, J.Y., Soya, H. Astaxanthin supplementation enhances adult hippocampal neurogenesis and spatial memory in mice. Mol Nutr Food Res, 60:589-599, 2016.
Okamoto, M., Yamamura, Y., Liu, Y.F., Lee, M.C., Matsui, T., Shima, T., Soya, M., Takahashi, Soya, S., McEwen, B.S., Soya, H. Hormetic effects by exercise on hippocampal neurogenesis with glucocorticoid signaling. Brain Plasticity, 1: 149-158, 2015.
Inoue, K., Okamoto, M., Shibato, J., Lee, M.C., Matsui, T., Rakwal, R., Soya, H.. Long-Term Mild, rather than Intense, Exercise Enhances Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis and Greatly Changes the Transcriptomic Profile of the Hippocampus. PLoS One, 10:e0133089, 2015.
Okamoto, M., Soya, H. Mild exercise model for enhancement of hippocampal neurogenesis: A possible candidate for promotion of neurogenesis. JPFSM, 1: 585-594, 2012.
Okamoto, M., Hojo, Y., Inoue, K., Matsui, T., Kawato, S., McEwen, B.S., Soya, H. Mild increases dihydrotestosterone in hippocampus providing evidence for androgenic mediation of neurogenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 109: 13100-13105, 2012.
Okamoto, M., Inoue, K., Iwamura, H., Terashima K, Soya H, Asashima M, Kuwabara T. Reduction in paracrine Wnt3 factors during aging causes impaired adult neurogenesis. FASEB J, 10: 3570-3582, 2011.

Faculty Members

MONMA Takafumi / Assistant Professor
Degree: Ph.D. (Health and Sport Sciences) Research Fields: Hygiene and public health, Applied health science
 

Major Research Theme

  • National data analysis on physical activities and health outcomes of middle and elderly people in Japan
  • Psychosocial factors of sleep and mental health among athletes
  • Work performance and health status of company employees
  • Sense of coherence and physical activities in elderly people

Major Research Works

Papers
Monma T, Ando A, Asanuma T, Yoshitake Y, Yoshida G, Miyazawa T, Ebine N,Takeda S, Omi N, Satoh M, Tokuyama K, Takeda F:Sleep disorder risk factors among student athletes. Sleep Medicine, 44, 76-81, 2018.
Suzuki J, Takeda F, Kishi K, Monma T. The relationship between stressors and mental health among Japanese middle-aged women in urban areas. Women & Health, 58(5): 534-547, 2018.
Monma T, Takeda F, Okura T. Physical activities impact sense of coherence among community-dwelling older adults. Geriatrics & Gerontology International, 17: 2208-2215, 2017.
Monma T, Takeda F, Noguchi H, Takahashi H, Tamiya N: The impact of leisure and social activities on activities of daily living of middle-aged adults: Evidence from a national longitudinal survey in Japan. PLOS ONE, 11(10), e0165106, 2016.
Monma T, Takeda F, Noguchi H, Tamiya N: Age and sex differences of risk factors of activity limitations in Japanese older adults. Geriatrics & Gerontology International, 16(6), 670-678, 2016.
Monma T, Takeda F, Tsunoda K, Kitano N, Hotoge S, Asanuma T, Okura T: Age and gender differences in relationships between physical activity and sense of coherence in community-dwelling older adults. Japanese Journal of Health and Human Ecology, 81(5), 159-169, 2015.
Takeda F, Noguchi H, Monma T, Tamiya N: How possibly do leisure and social activities impact mental health of middle-aged adults in Japan?: An evidence from a national longitudinal survey. PLOS ONE, 10(10), e0139777, 2015.
Takeda F, Tamiya N, Noguchi H and Monma T: Relation between mental health status and psychosocial stressors among pregnant and puerperium women in Japan: From the perspective of working status. International Journal of Public Health Science, 1(2), 37-48, 2012.

Faculty Members

AMEMIYA Rei / Junior Assistant Professor
Degree: Ph.D. (Health and Sport Sciences)
Research Fields: Sport Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Clinical Sport Psychology
 

Major Research Theme

  • Development of the psychological program for performance and health promotion
  • The efficacy of mindfulness trining on athletes
  • Mental health problems such as burnout among athletes

Major Research Works

Papers
Amemiya R, Machida Y, Yoshida M, Inagaki, K, Sakairi Y. Effects of Autogenic Training on the Momentary Mood States of University Students with Highly Sensitive. Japanese Journal of Autojenic Therapy, in press.
Amemiya R, Sakairi Y. Effects of mindfulness on athletes’ performance decrement. The Japanese Journal of Psychology, 88(5), 470-477, 2017.
Ueno Y, Iimura S, Amemiya R, Kase T. An approach to both recovery and growth following difficult situations—The perspective of resilience, posttraumatic growth, and mindfulness. Japanese psychological review, 59(4), 397-414, 2016
Amemiya R, Ueno Y, Shimizu, Y. Role of affective mechanisms and social skills in burnout among Japanese university athletes: Comparison of personal burnout level based on dual processing model. Journal of Health Psychology Research, 29(1), 25-37, 2016
Amemiya R. Does performance decrement predict competitive anxiety and secondary performance decrement in athletes? Stress management research, 12(2), 73-81, 2016.
Amemiya R, Sakairi Y. The role of athletes” mindfulness in alexithymia and bunrout. Japanese Journal of Sport Psychology, 42(2), 81-92.
Amemiya R, Yusa Y, Sakairi Y. Development of a Mindfulness Questionnaire for Athletes.Japanese journal of cognitive therapy, 8(1), 106-115, 2015
Award
Incentive Award( Japanese Journal of Sport Psychology)
Best Research Award( Japanese Association of Mindfulness)
Poster Presentation Award( The Japanese Association of Health Psychology)

Faculty Members

Faculty Members

YAMAGIWA Shinichi / Associate Professor
Degree: Ph.D. (Engineering)
Research Fields: High Performance Computing, Computer System Architecture, Sports Sciences

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Major Research Theme

  • Development of skill analysis system applying human motion bigdata

Major Research Works

Papers
Shinichi Yamagiwa, Yoshinobu Kawahara, Noriyuki Tabuchi, Yoshinobu Watanabe and Takeshi Naruo, Skill Grouping Method: Mining and Clustering Skill Differences from Body Movement BigData, In Proceeding of International conference on BigData 2015, pp. 2525 – 2534, IEEE, October 2015.
Yamagiwa S., Ohshima H., Shirakawa K. , Development of Skill Scoring System for Ski and Snowboard. Sports Science Research and Technology Support, Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 556. Springer, 2015.
Yamagiwa S., Ohshima H. and Shirakawa K. (2014). Skill Scoring System for Ski’s Parallel Turns.In Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Sports Sciences Research and Technology Support – Volume 1: icSPORTS, pages 121-128, ScitePress, 2014.
Yamagiwa S., Gotoda N. and Yamamoto Y., Space Perception by Acoustic Cues Influences Auditory-induced Body Balance Control, In Proceedings of the International Congress on Sports Science Research and Technology Support – Volume 1: icSPORTS, pages 30-40, ScitePress, 2013.

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