World Bound by History – The Mid-Autumn Festival in Japan

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Ryutogekisu-bune (龍頭鷁首舟) at the famous Osawa pond in Kyoto, one of the three major moon viewing spots in Japan. Image via Pubnews. Moon Watching in Kyoto. Video by ANA Global…
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Protected: The Impossible Ramen: Palatable, Plant-based, Planet-friendly

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From Gen Z: Toward a Vibrant and Multicultural Symbiotic Society

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We often hear the sentiment that young people are the future. They will be the ones to shape and change our world in unimaginable ways. They will be the ones…

Protected: Kento Suemitsu: Enabling the Brain to Communicate for Motor Rehabilitation

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Hiroyoshi Kuno: International Experience Make a Difference

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The experience of studying abroad or in another part of the same country, with its new setting, new culture, new classmates and professors, new activities, and new travel experiences—takes students…

Honoka Ito: Discover Your WHY

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In the words of Simon Sinek, "whether you are an entrepreneur, an employee, a leader of a team, or are looking to find clarity on your next move, your WHY…

Naoya Yamaguchi: Turning Up the Heat with Self-Healing Ceramics

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The world is headed to a different direction with strong emphasis placed on sustainability and the creation of circular economy. With the level of education rising around the world, people…

Chloe Choe Wei Ee: VLC the Future of Wireless Communication Technology

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From the first campfires to the oil-filled lamp and electric torch, artificial light is an indispensable element of our life. The objective has been to provide illumination in areas that…

Introduction to Digital Marketing & Communication

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As engineers, you have confidence in creating great products and developing innovations. But did you know that even great products can flop when they launch to no one? In today’s…
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Samsul Bhakri: Making a Difference through Research on Self-Healing and Recyclable Rubber

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Imagine driving a car and getting your tire punctured unexpectedly. It certainly is a hassle for you to get this fixed and replaced but more so for the environment, where…

Digital Presence & The Importance of Personal Branding

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“If You Are Not Searchable on Google, You Do Not Exist” For some of us, this saying sounds familiar. In fact, CapGemini quoted this back in the 2010 article titled,…

Yōsuke Hara: Working for a Community with a Shared Future by Promoting International Cooperation and Multilateralism

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IGI Global defines the general concept of International Cooperation as "a universal mode of interaction between two or more countries based on sharing research results, production, commerce, protection of investments, and…

Sambe Mangoné: Promoting Africa-Japan Mutual Partnership through Research in Geotechnical Engineering

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How far are you willing to go to make your dreams come true? Born and raised in Senegal, a country in West Africa, Sambe Mangoné crossed two continents to study…

Cultural Intelligence as an Essential Soft Skill

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When living in a globalized world, is it important for people to have the capability to relate to people and find ways to co-exist amidst differences. The same applies to…
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Hiroyuki Saito: Accelerating Innovative Techniques in Next-Generation Manufacturing

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Nothing excites Hiroyuki Saito than to be at the forefront of research and innovation. Born and raised in Nagaoka City, Japan, he joined the Department of Science of Technology Innovation…

Washima Tout le Monde: Weaving French Cuisine with the History of 100 Year School in Nagaoka

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Behind the mountains, picturesque beaches along the coast and terraced rice fields that compose the landscape of Niigata Prefecture, on a small hill on the outskirts of Nagaoka, there is…

Nagaoka Festival Grand Fireworks: Illuminating Hope

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The pandemic put on pause many activities of cultural significance in the hope of slowing down the transmission of the virus. These postponed events have, without a doubt, left many…

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All Ears: Making Social Listening Work for Marketing

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The popularity of social media use has made available various marketing resources that have enormous potential but may go under the radar for those accustomed to more traditional strategies. One…

Taihei Shimamine: On the Behavior of Cellular Automata

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Taihei Shimamine graduated from the Nagaoka University of Technology at the beginning of this year and is currently following his career in the cybersecurity industry. He majored in Information and…

Juggling Career, Children and Graduate School

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As a single mom living in one of the most expensive cities in the world: Tokyo.  I have gained enough experience to share with other parents. My experience is especially…


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