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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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  • MAEDA Seiji
  • Professor
  • Sports Medicine
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  • TAKAGI Hideki
  • Professor
  • Biomechanics, Hydrodynamics
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  • NISHIJIMA Takahiko
  • Professor
  • Sport Statistics, Measurement&Evaluation in Physical Education, 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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  • NAKATA Yoshio
  • Associate Professor
  • Translational Research in Health and Sport Sciences
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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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  • 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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  • SAGAYAMA Hiroyuki
  • Assistant Professor
  • Exercise & Clinical Sport Nutrition
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  • TSUNOKAWA Takaaki
  • Assistant Professor
  • Biomechanics in Swimming
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  • KOKUBU Masahiro
  • Assistant Professor
  • Psychology of Physical Education and Sport, Experimental Psychology, Motor Learning
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  • AMEMIYA Rei
  • Junior Assistant Professor
  • Sport Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Clinical Sport Psychology
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Faculty Members

  • TOKUYAMA Kumpei
  • Professor
  • Sport Nutrition
    *Affiliation: International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS),
    University of Tsukuba
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  • YAMAGIWA Shinichi
  • Associate Professor
  • High Performance Computing, Computer System Architecture, Sports Sciences
    *Affiliation: Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
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Researcher (Full-time)

  • OCHI Genta
  • Researcher
  • Sports neuroscience, Exercise biochemistry & physiology
  • YAMAZAKI Yudai
  • Researcher
  • Neuroscience of exercise
    *Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Technical Staff

  • SAKURAI Emi
  • Technical Staff

Research Staff

  • HA Min-Seong
  • Researcher
  • PARK Jiyeon
  • Researcher
  • OTSU Takuya
  • Graduate School Doctoral Program
  • TAKAHASHI Kanako
  • Graduate School Doctoral Program
  • Ravisara
    VATHAGAVORAKUL
  • Graduate School Doctoral Program
  • MATSUURA Yuki
  • Graduate School Doctoral Program
  • MIEDA Takumi
  • Graduate School Doctoral Program
  • FUKUIE Takemune
  • Graduate School Doctoral Program
  • KOIZUMI Hikaru
  • Graduate School Doctoral Program
  • Chorphaka DAMRONGTHAI
  • Graduate School Doctoral Program
       
  • SHIBATA Atsushi
  • Graduate School Doctoral Program
  • KOGA Daiki
  • Graduate School Doctoral Program
  • MURANAKA Miina
  • Graduate School Doctoral Program
  • HOMOTO Kenta
  • Graduate School Doctoral Program
  • MATSUTAKE Ryoko
  • Graduate School Doctoral Program
  • YOSHIOKA Masaki
  • Graduate School Master’s Program
  • MORI Shoya
  • Graduate School Master’s Program
  • NAMATAME Hayate
  • Graduate School Master’s Program
       
  • KATO Satoshi
  • Graduate School Master’s Program
       
  • UCHIZAWA Akiko
  • Graduate School Master’s Program
       
  • YOSHITAKE Seiji
  • Graduate School Master’s Program
       
  • HATA Toshiaki
  • Graduate School Master’s Program
       
  • PARK Seohee
  • Graduate School Master’s Program
       
  • SONOKI Syouta
  • Graduate School Master’s Program

Office Staff

       
  • OISHI Kayoko
  • Clerical staff
  • SHIMOMURA Atsuko
  • Clerical staff
  • SHIOGAMA Kaori
  • Clerical staff
  • KOBAYASHI Mami
  • Clerical staff

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.

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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, Sasaki Y, Wakabayashi H, Sengoku Y, Tsubakimoto S, Nishiyasu T. Maximal workload but not peak oxygen uptake is decreased during immersed incremental exercise at cooler temperatures. Eur J Appl Physiol, 116: 1819-1827, 2016.
Ichinose M, Ichinose-Kuwahara T, Kondo N, Nishiyasu T. Increasing blood flow to exercising muscle attenuates systemic cardiovascular responses during dynamic exercise in humans. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 309: R1234-R1242, 2015.
Fujii N, Tsuji B, Honda Y, Kondo N, Nishiyasu T. Effect of short-term exercise-heat acclimation on ventilatory and cerebral blood flow responses to passive heating at rest in humans. J Appl Physiol, 119: 435-444, 2015.
Fujii N, Tsuchiya S, Tsuji B, Watanabe K, Sasaki Y, Nishiyasu T. Effect of voluntary hypocapnic hyperventilation on the metabolic response during Wingate anaerobic test. Eur J Appl Physiol, 115: 1967-1974, 2015.
Delliaux S, Ichinose M, Watanabe K, Fujii N, Nishiyasu T. Cardiovascular responses to forearm muscle metaboreflex activation during hypercapnia in humans. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 309: R43-R50, 2015.
Tsuji B, Honda Y, Ikebe Y, Fujii N, Kondo N, Nishiyasu T. Voluntary suppression of hyperthermia-induced hyperventilation mitigates the reduction in cerebral blood flow velocity during exercise in the heat. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 308: R669-R679, 2015.
Fujii N, Honda Y, Komura K, Tsuji B, Sugihara A, Watanabe K, Kondo N, Nishiyasu T. Effect of voluntary hypocapnic hyperventilation on the relationship between core temperature and heat loss responses in exercising humans. J Appl Physiol, 117: 1317-1324, 2014.
Watanabe K, Ichinose M, Tahara R, Nishiyasu T. Individual differences in cardiac and vascular components of the pressor response to isometric handgrip exercise in humans. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 306: H251-H260, 2014.
Ichinose M, Watanabe K, Fujii N, Kondo N, Nishiyasu T. Muscle metaboreflex activation speeds the recovery of arterial blood pressure following acute hypotension in humans. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 304: H1568-H1575, 2013.
Award
2008-11-19 22th University of Tsukuba, Kawamoto incentive award, Health and Sports Sciences section.

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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)

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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
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.
Sakairi Y. Does meditation method makes a paradigm shift in “”Science and Practice for Health”?
Evaluation of efficiency of integrated practitional system with considering an importance of outcomes and individual differences. Transpersonal Psychology Psychiatry,11: 1-11, 2012.
Nakatsuka K, Sakairi Y. Effects of low intensity exercises on recovery of psycho-physiological readiness for surveillance. Japanese Journal of Sport Psychology, 37: 75-87, 2010.
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

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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
Monma T, Takeda F, Okura T: Physical activities impact sense of coherence among community-dwelling older adults. Geriatrics & Gerontology International, 2017. doi: 10.1111/ggi.13063.
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.
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, Noguchi H, Tamiya N. Age and sex differences of risk factors of activity limitations in Japanese older adults. Geriatr Gerontol Int, 16: 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. Journal of Health and Human Ecology, 81: 159-169, 2015.
Monma T, Takeda F, Tsunoda K, Hotoge S, Asanuma T, Okura T. Relationship between exercise or sports activities and sense of coherence among community-dwelling older adults. Journal of Health and Welfare Statistics, 60: 14-19, 2013.
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.
Hotoge S, Takeda F, Togari T, Yamazaki Y, Kida H. Change in sense of coherence (SOC) and causal relationships with social support among upper-grade elementary school children A one-year longitudinal survey. Japanese Journal of Public Health, 58: 967-977, 2011.
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.

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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
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.
Yoshizawa M, Maeda S, Miyaki A, Misono M, Saito Y, Tanabe K, Kuno S, Ajisaka R. Effect of 12 weeks of moderate–intensity resistance training on arterial stiffness: A randomized controlled trial in women aged 32-59. Br J Sports Med, 43: 615-618, 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.

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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
Takeda, T., Sakai, S., & Takagi, H. Underwater flutter kicking causes deceleration in start and turn segments of front crawl. Sports Biomechanics, 1-10, 2020. doi:10.1080/14763141.2020.1747528
Gonjo T, Kishimoto T, Sanders R, Saito M, Takagi, H. Front crawl body roll characteristics in a Paralympic medallist and national level swimmers with unilateral arm amputation. Sports Biomechanics, 1-17, 2019.
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.
Kawai E, Tsunokawa T, Takagi H. Estimating the hydrodynamic forces during eggbeater kicking by pressure distribution analysis. Heliyon, 4(12), e01095, 2018.
Narita K, Nakashima M, Takagi H. 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.
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

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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
Matsuoka H, Tahara Y, Ando K, Nishijima T. Development of criterion-referenced measurement items for soccer defensive tactical play from tracking data.Football Science, 16: 29-40, 2020.
Miyashiro K, Nagahara R, Yamamoto K, Nishijima T. Kinematics of maximal speed sprinting with different running speed, leg length, and step characteristics. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living , 1(37): 1-10, 2019.
Ando K, Mishio S, Nishijima T. Analysis of items and characteristics of a criterion-referenced self-administered test utilizing video images for the development of a computerized adaptive test for tactical skills in soccer. Football Science, 15: 26-37, 2018.
Ando K, Mishio S, Nishijima T. Validity and reliability of computerized adaptive test of soccer tactical skill. Football Science, 15: 38-51, 2018.
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)

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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
Yaros JL, Salama DA, Delisle D, Larson MS, Miranda BA, Yassa MA. A Memory Computational Basis for the Other-Race Effect. Sci Rep , 9: 19399, 2019.
Stevenson RF, Reagh ZM, Chun AP, Murray EA, Yassa MA. Pattern separation and source memory engage distinct hippocampal and neocortical regions during retrieval. J Neurosci, 2019. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0564-19.2019
Montchal ME, Reagh ZM, Yassa MA. Precise temporal memories are supported by the lateral entorhinal cortex in humans. Nat Neurosci, 22(2): 284-288, 2019.
Zheng J, Stevenson RF, Mander BA, Mnatsakanyan L, Hsu FPK, Vadera S, Knight RT, Yassa MA, Lin JJ. Multiplexing of Theta and Alpha Rhythms in the Amygdala-Hippocampal Circuit Supports Pattern Separation of Emotional Information. Neuron, 102(4): 887-898, 2019.
Marquez F, Yassa MA. Neuroimaging Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease. Mol Neurodegener, 14(1): 21, 2019.
Leal SL, Yassa MA. Integrating new findings and examining clinical applications of pattern separation. Nat Neurosci, 21(2): 163-173, 2018.
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 U S A, 9;115(41):10487-10492, 2018.
Stevenson RF, Zheng J, Mnatsakanyan L, Vadera S, Knight RT, Lin JJ, Yassa MA. Hippocampal CA1 gamma power predicts the precision of spatial memory judgments. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 115(40): 10148-10153, 2018.
Reagh ZM, Noche JA, Tustison NJ, Delisle D, Murray EA, Yassa MA. Functional Imbalance of Anterolateral Entorhinal Cortex and Hippocampal Dentate/CA3 Underlies Age-Related Object Pattern Separation Deficits. Neuron, 97(5):1187-1198, 2018.
Yassa MA. Brain Rhythms: Higher-Frequency Theta Oscillations Make Sense in Moving Humans. Curr Biol, 22; 28(2): R70-R72, 2018.
Sinha N, Berg CN, Tustison NJ, Shaw A, Hill D, Yassa MA, Gluck MA. 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 KL, Leal SL, Shestyuk A, Gulsen G, Mnatsakanyan L, Vadera S, Hsu FP, Yassa MA, Knight RT, Lin JJ. 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 MA, 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 MA, and Soya H. Acute moderate exercise improves mnemonic discrimination in young adults. Hippocampus, 27(3): 229-234, 2017.
Leal SL, Noche JA, Murray EA, Yassa MA. Disruption of amygdala-entorhinal-hippocampal network in late-life depression. Hippocampus, 27(4):464-476, 2017.
Leal SL, Noche JA, Murray EA, Yassa MA. 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 ZM, Murray EA, Yassa MA. Repetition reveals ups and downs of hippocampal, thalamic, and neocortical engagement during mnemonic decisions. Hippocampus, 27(2): 169-183, 2017.
Reagh ZM, Ho HD, Leal SL, Noche JA, Chun A, Murray EA, Yassa MA. Greater loss of object than spatial mnemonic discrimination in aged adults. Hippocampus, 26(4): 417-422, 2016.
Leal SL, Noche JA, Murray EA, Yassa MA. Positivity effect specific to older adults with subclinical memory impairment. Learn Mem, 23(8): 415-421, 2016.
Leal SL, Yassa MA: Neurocognitive aging and the hippocampus across species. Trends Neurosci, 38(12): 800-812, 2015.
Reagh ZM, Yassa MA. 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 JM, Ly M, Toscano JP, Yassa MA. Post-study caffeine administration enhances memory consolidation in humans. Nat Neurosci, 17(2): 201-3, 2014.

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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, Kyröläinen H, Sugimoto K & Enomoto Y. Bioechanical factors affecting energy cost during runnning utilising different slops. Journal of Sports Sciences, 38(1): 6-12, 2020.
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
Other
Secretery General, The 34th International Conferene on Biomechanics in Sports, July 18-22, 2016

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

Major Research Theme

Major Research Works

Papers
Yuya Kakutani, Akane Koiwa, Saori kamiya, Miho Ono, Ikuko Sasahara, *Naomi Omi. Why Do Athletes Choose Dietary Supplements? Reliability and Validity of the Dietary Supplement Choice Questionnaire (DSCQ) among Japanese College Athletes. Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology , 64(4): 343-348, 2019.
Naomi Omi, Hideki Shiba, Eisaku Nishimura, Sakuka Tsukamoto, Hiroko Maruki-Uchida, Masaya Oda, Minoru Morita. Effects of enzynatically modified isoquercitrin in supplementary protein powder on athlete body composition: a randomized, placebo-controlled, doubleblind trial. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition , 16: 39-48, 2019.
Satoshi Hattori, Ayaka Noguchi, Hitomi Ogata, Masashi Kobayashi, *Naomi Omi. The Effect of Maple Syrup Ingestion on Fat Oxidation During Incremental Exercise in Endurance Athletes. American Journal of Sports Science , 7(4): 149-154, 2019.
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.

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NAKATA Yoshio / Associate Professor
Degree: Ph.D.
Research Fields: Translational Research in Health and Sport Sciences
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Major Research Theme

  • Observational and interventional studies using epidemiological research methods
  • Translational research toward implementation and dissemination

Major Research Works

Papers
Nakata Y, Sasai H, Tsujimoto T, Hashimoto K, Kobayashi H. A Single Motivational Lecture Can Promote Modest Weight Loss: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obesity Facts 13(2): 267-278, 2020.
Nakata Y, Sasai H, Tsujimoto T, Hashimoto K, Kobayashi H. Web-based intervention to promote weight-loss maintenance using an activity monitor: A randomized controlled trial. Preventive Medicine Reports, 14: 100839, 2019.
Sasai H, Nakata Y, Murakami H, Kawakami R, Nakae S, Tanaka S, Ishikawa-Takata K, Yamada Y, Miyachi M. Simultaneous validation of seven physical activity questionnaires used in Japanese cohorts for estimating energy expenditure: a doubly labeled water study. Journal of Epidemiology, 28(10): 437-442, 2018.
Ueda K, Sasai H, Tsujimoto T, Sanbongi C, Ikegami S, Kobayashi H, Shioya N, Suzuki S, Nakata Y. Randomized trial of amino acid mixture combined with physical activity promotion for abdominal fat reduction in overweight adults. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, 11: 23-33, 2018.
Sasai H, Ueda K, Tsujimoto T, Kobayashi H, Sanbongi C, Ikegami S, Nakata Y. Dose-ranging pilot randomized trial of amino acid mixture combined with physical activity promotion for reducing abdominal fat in overweight adults. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, 10: 297-309, 2017.
Nakata Y, Sasai H. Current review of intervention studies on obesity and the role of physical activity in weight control. Journal of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine, 4(4): 321-329, 2015.
Nakata Y, Okada M, Hashimoto K, Harada Y, Sone H, Tanaka K. Weight loss maintenance for 2 years after a 6-month randomised controlled trial comparing education-only and group-based support in Japanese adults. Obesity Facts 7(6): 376-87, 2014.
Nakata Y, Okada M, Hashimoto K, Harada Y, Sone H, Tanaka K. Comparison of education-only versus group-based intervention in promoting weight loss: a randomised controlled trial. Obesity Facts, 4(3): 222-228, 2011.
Nakata Y, Okura T, Matsuo T, Tanaka K. Factors alleviating metabolic syndrome via diet-induced weight loss with or without exercise in overweight Japanese women. Preventive Medicine 48(4): 351-356, 2009.

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SENGOKU Yasuo / Associate 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
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 In: Mason B(eds.)/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.

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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 USA, 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

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

Major Research Theme

  • Sports Aerodynamics
  • Football Biomechanics

Major Research Works

Papers
Hong S, Ozaki H, Watanabe K, Asai T. Aerodynamic characteristics of new volleyball for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Applied Sciences, 10: 3256, 2020.
Hong S, Goff J.E, Asai T. Effect of a soccer ball’s surface texture on its aerodynamics and trajectory. Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, 233: 67-74, 2019.
Hong S, Asai T, Weon BM. Surface patterns for drag modification in volleyballs. Applied Sciences , 9: 4007, 2019.
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. An approach of soccer coaching according to the evolution of the soccer ball. Asia-Pacific Conference on Coaching Science, Korea, 2018.(Invited lecture)
Award
2018 The Best Poster Award: The 7th Asian Society of Sport Biomechanics
2018 Outstanding Presentation Award: International Conference of Science and Football
2016 Award for Encouragement of Research: The Materials Research Society of Japan
2015 Young Faculty Award: University of Tsukuba, Japan.
2012 Sport Science Award: Korea Institute of Sport Science, Korea.
Book
Hong S. & Asai T. Impact phase of the knuckle shot. Football Biomechanics. 68-76. Routledge, 2017.

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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, McGarr GW, Ghassa R, Schmidt M, McCormick JJ, Nishiyasu T, Kenny GP. Sex-differences in Cholinergic, Nicotinic, and β-Adrenergic Cutaneous Vasodilation: Roles of Nitric Oxide Synthase, Cyclooxygenase, and K + Channels. Microvasc Res . 2020 doi: 10.1016/j.mvr.2020.104030
Fujii N, McGarr GW, Kenny GP, Amano T, Honda Y, Kondo N, Nishiyasu T. NO-mediated activation of KATP channels contributes to cutaneous thermal hyperemia in young adults. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 318(2): R390-R398, 2020
Fujii N, McGarr GW, McNeely BD, Ichinose M, Nishiyasu T, Kenny GP. K Ca and KV Channels Modulate the Venoarteriolar Reflex in Non-Glabrous Human Skin With No Roles of KATP Channels, NOS, and COX. Eur J Pharmacol . 5; 866:172828, 2020.
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, 968-971, 2019
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, Tsuji B, Honda Y, Kondo N, Nishiyasu T. Effect of short-term exercise-heat acclimation on ventilatory and cerebral blood flow responses to passive heating at rest in humans. J Appl Physiol, 1;119(5): 435-44, 2015

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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 JD, Larson CS, Kazim SF, Soya H, McEwen BS, Pereira AC. 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, in press.
Nasca C, Bigio B, Zelli D, de Angelis ., Lau T, Okamoto M, Soya H, Ni J, Britcha P, Greengard P, Neve RL, Lee F, McEwen BS. Role of the astroglial glutamate exchanger xCT in ventral hippocampus in resilience to stress. Neuron, 96: 402-413, 2017
Pereira AC, Gray JD, Kogan JF, Davidson RL, Rubin TG, Okamoto M, Morrison JH, McEwen BS. 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 YF, 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 JS, Okamoto M, Rakwal R, Shibato J, Lee MC, Matsui T, Chang H, Cho JY, 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 YF, Lee MC, Matsui T, Shima T, Soya M, Takahashi, Soya S, McEwen BS, 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 MC, 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 BS, 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

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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, 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2017.11.1130.
Monma T, Takeda F, Okura T. Physical activities impact sense of coherence among community-dwelling older adults. Geriatrics & Gerontology International, 17, 2208-2215, 2017.
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, 2017. doi: 10.1080/03630242.2017.1321606.
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.
Monma T, Takeda F, Kohda Y. Occupational factors related to mental health among the staff of nursing homes for adults with physical disabilities. Japanese Society of Gerontological Nursing and Caring Research, 4(1), 11-19, 2013.
Monma T, Takeda F, Tsunoda K, Hotoge S, Asanuma T, Okura T. Relationship between exercise or sports activities and sense of coherence among community-dwelling older adults. Journal of Health and Welfare Statistics, 60: 14-19, 2013.
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.

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SAGAYAMA Hiroyuki / Assistant Professor
Degree: Ph.D. (Sports and Health Science)
Research Fields: Exercise & Clinical Sport Nutrition
 

Major Research Theme

  • Energy Metabolism
  • Total energy expenditure and body composition
  • Estimated energy requrements of free living condition
  • Energy balance

Major Research Works

Papers
Sagayama H, Kondo E, Tanabe Y, Ohnishi T, Yamada Y, Takahashi H. Bone mineral density in male weight-classified athletes is higher than that in male endurance-athletes and non-athletes. Clin Nutr ESPEN., 36: 106-110, 2020.
Sagayama H, Yamada Y, Ichikawa M, Kondo E, Yasukata J, Tanabe Y, Higaki Y, Takahashi H. Evaluation of fat-free mass hydration in athletes and non-athletes. Eur J Appl Physiol., 120(5): 1179-1188, 2020.
Speakman JR, Pontzer H, Rood J, Sagayama H, Schoeller D, Westerterp KR, Wong WW, Yamada Y, Loechl C, Alford A, Kaestel P. The IAEA international doubly-labelled water database: aims, scope and procedures. Ann Nutr Metab., 75(2): 114-118, 2019.
Sagayama H, Toguchi M, Yasukata J, Yonaha K, Higaki Y, Tanaka H. Total Energy Expenditure, Physical Activity Level, and Water Turnover of Collegiate Dinghy Sailors in a Training Camp. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab, 29(4): 350-353, 2019.
Sagayama H, Mimura K, Toguchi M, Yasukata J, Tanaka H, Higaki Y. Total energy expenditure in elite open-water swimmers. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab, 44(2): 225-227, 2019.
Sagayama H, Yoshimura E, Yamada Y, Tanaka H. The effects of rapid weight loss and 3-h recovery on energy expenditure, carbohydrate, and fat oxidation in boxing athletes. J Sports Med Phys Fitness, 59(6): 1018-1025, 2019.

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TSUNOKAWA Takaaki / Assistant Professor
Degree: Ph.D.
Research Fields: Biomechanics in Swimming
 

Major Research Theme

  • Research in evaluating fluid forces during swimming using pressure measurement
  • Motion capture analysis in swimming

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
Kawai E, Tsunokawa T, Takagi H. Estimating the hydrodynamic forces during eggbeater kicking by pressure distribution analysis. Heliyon, 4: e01095, 2018
Tsunokawa T, Tsuno T, Mankyu H, Takagi H, Ogita F. The effect of paddles on pressure and force generation at the hand during front crawl. Human Movement Science, 57:409–416, 2018
Tsunokawa T, Narita K, Mankyu H, Ogita F, Takagi H. Estimation of propulsive forces acting on a hand using pressure measurement and underwater motion capture during front crawl. XIIIth International Symposium on Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming Proceedings, Impress R&D, 166-172, 2018
Tsunokawa T, Nakashima M, Takagi H. Use of pressure distribution analysis to estimate fluid forces around a foot during breaststroke kicking.
Sports Engineering, 18(3):149–156, 2015
Tsunokawa T, Nakashima M, Sengoku Y, Tsubakimoto S, Takagi H. A new method to evaluate breaststroke kicking technique using a pressure distribution analysis. Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming XII/Australian Institute of Sports, 263-269, 2014
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
Award
International Symposium on Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming, Archimedes Award, 2014

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KOKUBU Masahiro/ Assistant Professor
Degree: Ph.D. (Human and Environmental Studies)
Research Fields: Psychology of Physical Education and Sport, Experimental Psychology, Motor Learning
 

Major Research Theme

  • Functions of attention and gaze in motor learning and control
  • Fast and accurate decision-making in sports situations
  • Relationship between movement and spatial perception based on sensory information
  • Various feedback information used in situations of physical education and sports

Major Research Works

Papers
Kokubu M, Higashi A, Murakami N, Araki M. An experimental study on the latency and velocity of vergence eye movements in university basketball players.Osaka Research Journal of Physical Education, 58: 1-12, 2020.
Mieda T, Kokubu M, Saito M. Rapid identification of sound direction in blind footballers. Experimental Brain Research, 237: 3221-3231, 2019.
Kikumasa S, Kokubu M. Temporal and spatial information used by baseball catchers when making decisions about fielding in pairs.Japan Journal of Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences, 64(2): 613-624, 2019.
Oki Y, Kokubu M. Influence of attentional focus on long-distance throwing using hands with different skill levels. Research Journal of Physical Arts, 24(1): 21-30, 2019.
Kokubu M, Higashi A, Murakami N, Araki M. The relationship between the latency of vergence eye movements and shoot performance in women’s university basketball players. The Bulletin of Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, 41, 1-6, 2018.
Kikumasa S, Kokubu M. Decision-making and visual search strategy of baseball catchers in a situation of giving directions on a play. Japanese Journal of Sport Psychology, 45(1): 27-41, 2018.
Kokubu M, Ando S, Oda S. Fixating at far distance shortens reaction time to peripheral visual stimuli at specific locations. Neuroscience Letters, 664, 15-19, 2018.
Oki Y, Kokubu M, Nakagomi S. External versus two different internal foci of attention in long-distance throwing. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 125(1): 177-189, 2018.
Kokubu M. A study on the judgment accuracy of volleyball referees by the analysis of challenge system.Journal of Volleyball Sciences, 19(1): 51-57, 2017.
Ando S, Komiyama T, Kokubu M, Sudo M, Kiyonaga A, Tanaka H, Higaki Y. Slowed response to peripheral visual stimuli during strenuous exercise.Physiology & Behavior, 161, 33-37, 2016.

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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 training on athletes
  • Mental health problems such as burnout among athletes

Major Research Works

Papers
Amemiya R, Sakairi Y. The role of self-compassion in athlete mindfulness and burnout: Examination of the effects of gender differences. Personality and Individual Differences, 166(1): 110167, 2020.
Amemiya R, Takahashi G, Rakwal R, Kahata M, Isono K, Sakairi Y. Effects of yoga in a physical education course on attention control and mental health among graduate students with high sensory processing sensitivity. Cogent Psychology, 7:1, 1778895, 2020.
Amemiya R, Sakairi Y. The effects of passion and mindfulness on the intrinsic motivation of Japanese athletes. Personality and Individual Differences, 142: 132-138, 2019.
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(2): 456-468, 2019.
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, 37:17-28, 2017.
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)

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Faculty Members

TOKUYAMA Kumpei / Professor
Degree: Ph.D. (Medicine)
  • Research Fields:
  • Sport Nutrition
    *Affiliation: International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS), University of Tsukuba

Major Research Theme

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

Major Research Works

Papers
Tanaka Y, Ogata H, Kayaba M, Ando A, Park I, Yajima K, Araki A, Suzuki C, Zhang S, Ishihara A, Takahashi K, Shoda J, Nabekura Y, Satoh M, Tokuyama K. Effect of a single bout of exercise on clock gene expression in human leukocyte. J Appl Physiol , 128: 847-854, 2020
Zhang S, Osumi H, Uchizawa A, Hamada H, Park I, Suzuki Y, Tanaka Y, Ishihara A, Yajima K, Seol J, Satoh M, Omi N, Tokuyama K. Changes in sleeping energy metabolism and thermoregulation during menstrual cycle.Physiol Rep, 8:e14353, 2020
Seol J, Fujii Y, Park I, Suzuki Y, Kawana F, Yajima K, Fukusumi S, Okura T, Satoh M, Tokuyama K, Kokubo T, Yanagisawa M. Distinct effects of orexin receptor antagonist and GABAA agonist on sleep and physical/cognitive functions after forced awakening. Proc Natl Acad Ssi USA, 116: 24353-24358, 2019
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.
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.

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YAMAGIWA Shinichi / Associate Professor
Degree: Ph.D. (Engineering)
  • Research Fields:
  • High Performance Computing, Computer System Architecture, Sports Sciences
    *Affiliation: Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems

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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, Shirakawa K. 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, 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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