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2015 Grant Recipients

(As of April, 2015)
  • The Natural Sciences / 41 persons
  • The Humanities and Social Sciences / 10 persons
  • Wakayama University
  • Faculty of Systems Engineering, Assistant Professor
    Atarashi, Hironori
  • Development of Novel Adhesion Mechanism Utilizing Multipoint Interaction Formed by Polysaccharides
  • National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
  • Chile Observatory, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Associate Professor
    Iono, Daisuke
  • High Resolution Observations of Distant
    Submillimeter Galaxies Using ALMA
  • Okayama University
  • Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Assistant Professor
    Ishikawa, Atsushi
  • Acoustic Metamaterials for Noise Shielding
  • Osaka University
  • Graduate School of Engineering, Associate Professor
    Ishimoto, Takuya
  • Development of bone implant materials with bone-like mechanical functions based on 3D additive manufacturing
  • Nagoya University
  • Division of Biological Science, Graduate School of Science, Designated Assistant Professor
    Ishimoto, Hiroshi
  • How is the courtship auditory information processed and integrated to stimulate sexual motivation? : Identify brain circuits and its physiological function
  • Nagoya City University
  • Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Associate Professor
    Inoue, Yasumichi
  • Methyltransferase SET8 is a novel negative regulator of TGF-β signaling in cancer progression
  • Kyushu University
  • Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Assistant Professor
    Iwamori, Tokuko
  • Identification of Intercellular Bridge proteins and effects of intercellular bridge proteins on proliferation with cellular connection
  • Yokohama National University
  • Faculty of Engineering, Associate Professor
    Ubukata, Takashi
  • Development of dynamic photo patterning method for conductive polymer materials
  • Tohoku University
  • Advanced Institute of Material Research, Assistant Professor
    Okada, Yoshinori
  • Study on mechanism for creating Dirac gap via broken crystalline symmetry in topological crystalline insulator
  • Osaka University
  • Division of Biological Science, Graduate School of Science, Assistant Professor
    Onuma, Takeshi
  • Understanding of chordate organogenesis through imaging of left and right blastmeres and epidermal cells
  • Kyoto Univeristy
  • Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Assistant Professor
    Kawanoue, Hiraku
  • Resolution of singularities for algebraic varieties
  • RIKEN Center
  • RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Special Postdoctral Researcher
    Kitagawa, Munenori
  • Study for regulatory mechanism of cell-to-cell communication through plasmodesmata
  • Kyoto Univeristy
  • Department of Material Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Associate Professor
    Kurahashi, Takuya
  • Preparation of Organic Photovoltaics using Heteroaromatic Polymer
  • Tohoku University
  • Institute for Materials Research, Assistant Professor
    Kurosawa, Shunsuke
  • Development of novel materials for oil-well logging, medical imaging and astronomy
  • Yokohama National University
  • Faculty of Engineering, Associate Professor
    Kebukawa, Yoko
  • Estimation of the thermal history of asteroids from the organic matter in meteorites
  • National Astronomical Observatory
  • Mizusawa VLBI Observatory, Research Associate
    Kono, Yusuke
  • Development of Balloon borne hermetic computer for black hole direct imaging
  • Tohoku University
  • Graduate School of Engineering, Assistant Professor
    Saito, Kyosuke
  • Giant nonlinear optical effects of monolayer GaSe film and their application for terahertz-wave generation
  • Nagoya University
  • Graduate School of Information Science, Assistant Professor
    Sasahara, kazutoshi
  • The development of a modeling method for animal behavioral sequence data
  • The University of Tokyo
  • Graduate School of Science, Lecturer
    Tsuihiji, Takanobu
  • Functional Morphological analysis on the range of motion of the neck in dinosaurs
  • Kyushu University
  • INAMORI Frontier Research Center, Professor
    Tsukada, Yuichi
  • Roles of secretory proteins in the mammalian pre-implantation embryo
  • University of Tsukuba
  • Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, Associate Professor
    Tsujimura, Seiya
  • Hyperactivation of redox enzymes at designed soft-interface on hierarchical structured carbon material
  • Tokyo University of Science
  • Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science DivisionⅡ, Assistant Professor
    Naka, Yumiko
  • Formation of Ordered Porous Films on the Surface Based on Star Polymers with Sulfonyl Groups
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Assistant Professor
    Nikaido, Masato
  • Understanding of the mechanism of convergent evolution at the molecular level
  • Oita University
  • Medicine, Assistant Professor
    Hashimoto, Satoru
  • Genomic Instability and Transcription-deficiency in Progeroid syndromes
  • Osaka Prefecture University
  • Graduate School of Engineering, Associate Professor
    Fukuda, Hirokazu
  • Elucidation of the dedifferentiation phenomenon by the topological charge of the biological clock in plant
  • Tohoku University
  • School of Engineering, Assistant Professor
    Fujimoto, Yutaka
  • Development of silicate based glass for environment radiation dosimetry
  • Osaka University
  • Biophotonics, Immunology Frontier Research Center, Specially Appointed Researcher
    Hobro Jane Alison
  • Structural analysis of Interleukin-6 mRNA 3’UTR using label-free Roman Spectroscopy
  • Hokkaido University
  • Faculty of Engineering, Associate Professor
    Matsushima, Hisayoshi
  • Study for electric hydrogen isotope separation by novel electrode material invented under microgravity
  • Kyoto Univeristy
  • Long-term Field Study Project, Primate Research Institute, Assistant Professor
    Matsuda, Ikki
  • Investigation on rocal acoustics in sexually highly dimorphic proboscis monkeys : implications for adaptive benefits of nasal development
  • Shizuoka University
  • Graduate School of Engineering, Assistant Professor
    Matsuda, Yasuhiro
  • Easy fabrication and application of gel of a biocompatible and eco-friendly polymer
  • Nagoya University
  • Ecotopia Science Institute, Assistant Professor
    Matsuda, Yu
  • Study on crater morphology by hydrogel impact on granular media
  • National Institute for Materials Science
  • Environment and Energy Materials Division, Researcher
    Matsunaga, Tetsuya
  • Stabilization of microstructure by grain boundary controll for welded high chromium ferritic heat resistant steel
  • University of Tsukuba
  • Faculty of Medicine, Professor
    Masayuki Matsumoto
    [2014 Hakuraku Grantee]
  • Role of dopamine signals in the prefrontal cortet
  • Shizuoka University
  • Faculty of Science, Graduate School of Science, Assistant Professor
    Mitsui, Yuta
  • Study on earthquake preparatory processes based on interval changes of slow slip events
  • Osaka University
  • Graduate School of Engineering, Assistant Professor
    Muta, Hiroaki
  • Performance improvement of high mobility thermoelectric materials by modulation doping
  • Ochanomizu University
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Associate Professor
    Mori, Hirotoshi
  • Theoretical design of intermolecular interaction in excited states for white light emitting diode with high stability
  • Ehime University
  • Faculty of Agriculture, Associate Professor
    Yaeno, Takashi
  • Identification of phytopathogen effectors disrupting plant immune systems and elucidation of the molecular mechanisms
  • The University of Tokyo
  • Department of Materials Engineering, Assistant Professor
    Yajima, Takeaki
  • Development of transfer technique for ferroelectric ceramic thin films and its application to high-pressure mapping sensor sheet
  • Hokkaido University
  • Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Associate Professor
    Yasuda, Satoshi
  • Bottom up synthesis of two dimensional hetero materials for highly active catalyst
  • Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Faculty of Engineering, Associate Professor
    Yanagisawa, Miho
  • Dynamics of wetting and density fluctuation in poymerdroplets
  • Hamamatsu University School of Medicine
  • Department of Neurophysiolosy, Assistant Professor
    Watanabe, Miho
  • Neuronal disease caused by the impaired chloride homeostasis of the neurons

  • Osaka University
  • Graduate School of Letters, Professor
    Ito, Nobuhiro
  • A Comparative Study of Enka-esque Pop-folk genres in Balkan and Asian Countries
  • Kyushu University
  • Faculty of Law, Associate Professor
    Inoue, Takahiro
  • Influences of age on criminal responsibility
    – For a reasonable solution to the problem of juvenile and elderly delinquency –
  • Kanazawa University
  • Institute of Human and Social Sciences, Associate Professor
    Ohno, Tomohiko
  • Expertise and democracy in the dam constructions : Comparative study between large dams and paddy field dams
  • The University of Tokyo
  • The University Museum, Project Research Associate
    Kikuchi, Toshimasa
  • On the comprehensive practial use of scientific specimens in museums through the use of replicas
  • Kyushu University
  • Faculty of Design, Associate Professor
    Kishi, Yasuko
  • Urban Historical Study of the Court Nobility’s Wedding in the Early Modern Period
  • Niigata University
  • Center for Transdisciplinary Research, Associate Professor
    Sakon, Yukimura
  • Sea of Japan and Black Sea at the Beginning of the 20th Century : Maritime politics of the Russian Empire
  • Nara University of Education
  • Faculty of Education, Associate Professor
    Takeuchi, Shimpei
  • Fundamental study about archiving of drawing textbooks (brush-drawing) by Kyoto-fu Gagakko (Kyoto Art School) staff
  • Kyoto Univeristy
  • Institute of Economic Research, Professor
    Nakajima, Tomoyuki
  • Macroeconomic analysis on fiscal crises
  • Tokushima University
  • Archaeological Herritage Management Office, Director & Associate Professor
    Hashino, Shimpei
  • How did Mumun Pottery Culture people in the Korean peninsula adapt themselves to the environment?
  • The University of Tokyo
  • Institute of Social Science, Associate Professor
    Hoshiro, Hiroyuki
  • The influence of official development assistance (ODA) to the donor-recipient international relations -A panel data study-

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