Luu Xuan Chinh: Producing Bioresources Through Utilization Of Cellulosic Biomass

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From 3D technology, microfabrication, robotics, and electric vehicles to wastewater treatment, aquaculture, bioplastic, and microorganisms, Nagaoka University of Technology is an international research hub covering today's society's most critical problems…

Takumi Yasuda: The Future of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

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The growing concern of carbon dioxide emissions, greenhouse effects, and rapid depletion of fossil fuels raises the necessity to produce and adopt new eco-friendly sustainable alternatives to the internal combustion…

Rice Paddy Innovation – Aomori Japan

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Have you ever wondered how far human imagination can go? In the days of rapid automation, advanced AI applications and intelligent robots getting ready to compete with humans for the…

“Meishi”- Your Passport To Success in Japan!

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For many foreign business people around the world the business card is just a contact detail but, once you step into Japan, your idea of that random piece of paper…

Life in Japan: Surviving Humidity in Summer (Part 1: Mold Threat)

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Every year, people from all over the world would relocate to Japan for various reasons. Some people are expatriated to Japan on business, while some others opt to further their…
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The Future of Gaming

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If the accelerated rate of the growth of gaming is any indication, we may be on the brink of a new era. With an estimated 2.7 billion gamers worldwide, the…

Urban Design and Mental Health: Interview with Italian architect Alice Covatta

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According to the Center for Urban Design and Mental Health UD/MH,  cities are associated with higher rates of most mental health problems compared to rural areas: an almost 40% higher…

7 Reasons Why You Need to Up Your Ante on LinkedIn

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Today, most of us would have known about LinkedIn if we do not already have an account. Many modern-day businesspeople have a LinkedIn account. In some companies, hiring is done…

Do you work to live or live to work? Isn’t there a middle ground? An interview with Toru Takahashi from GLOBIS University

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A question with thousands of unique answers, many of which could probably be characterized as accurate. As builders opted for stable jobs brought in reliable paychecks but maybe didn't fit…

Tailent: Bringing Digitalization Solutions Closer to Startups and SMEs

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The opportunities in the red-hot automation market continue to grow. According to Fortune Business Insights, the global robotic process automation market size is expected to reach USD 6.10 billion by…

Wisdom of the Wise: Atsushi Sugiyama’s Secret in Creating an Environment Conducive to Communication and Engagement

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The young turns to the learned and the wise for nuggets of wisdom in becoming wiser. The learned and the wise on the other hand, turn to the young to…
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Rina Sawayama Sings with Elton John in a Heartfelt Inspirational Song

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Niigata born singer and songwriter, Rina Sawayama reaches out to music to put out a strong message about humanity and choices we all make in life. At a time when…
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Niigata Challenges the World with Robots

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Niigata, located along the coast of the Sea of Japan, has traditionally been known for its high-quality rice (koshihikari), indescribably stunning fireworks (one of the best in Japan), skiing in…

Connect, Share and Grow with Catalyst4MBAs

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Is your career development where it should be? Are you conveying the right network image, or are you still looking for the right people and connecting platforms? Damon Mackey, President…
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Add to Cart: The Hidden Persuasion Behind Online Ads

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Social media has become a big part of one’s everyday life. Most people communicate, share their life journeys, and catch up with friends through social media. As a result, brands…

Isao Tsuji: How an Italy-Trained Japanese Chef Revolutionized Cuisine Options in Winter

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The pleasant smell of freshly baked pizzas fill the air as skiers and snowboarders glided down the gentle slopes of Iwappara. A well-known pizzeria located on the snowy mountains in…

A Road That Plays Music?

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From north to south and east to west, Japan it's a land of bustling cities, ancient temples, stunning scenery, tiny houses, narrow streets, restricted spaces, factories, office blocks, and concrete…

The Future of Internship?

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The world is officially more than a year into the pandemic with no end in sight. With some success cases, more worrying news emerge with the fast-mutating strains emerging in…

Andreas Moellmann: How Marketing Finally Saves the World

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Today’s consumers inhabit a world where information is readily available and easily accessible. Thanks to a variety of online platforms, users are now able to join and form diverse communities…

What is Golden Week in Japan?

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Situated in the northwest Pacific Ocean, bordered on the west by the Sea of Japan, and extended from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north toward the East China Sea…

Toru Miwa: Wastewater Research and International Collaboration to a Better Tomorrow

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As the business world evolves faster than ever, students are finding it increasingly harder to seek for employment upon graduation. For students like Toru Miwa of the Nagaoka University of…


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