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The International University of Japan is a private university located in Minami-Uonuma city in Niigata Prefecture, Japan.IUJ is the first graduate school in Japan, and one of the few Japanese universities which offers all courses in English. It was founded in 1982, primarily to train global leaders effective in the globalized world, be it in business, government, world organizations, or the non-profit sector. IUJ offers Master's degrees in International Development, Economics, Public Management, International Peace Studies and International Relations, as well as an MBA in business administration and an E-business degree. IUJ is fully approved and accredited by the Ministry of Education, Japan. The IUJ Business school is consistently ranked among the top schools in the world by leading business and education publications. The Public Management program, too, was recently noted among the best. Some of the rankings are noted below.The IUJ campus has an extremely diverse student body, with students from all over the world. In any given academic year there are students from about 50 countries. This diversity is accentuated by the fact that there are only 330 total students on campus. The diversity was celebrated as part of IUJ's 25th Anniversary through a Guinness World Record record breaking attempt - "The most nationalities in a sauna ".IUJ provides a balanced education through the discovery of Japanese and other world cultures. There are many chances to improve skills in cross-border communications, leadership, judgment and decision-making in internationally diversified groups. The spirit for volunteering too is encouraged. To celebrate its international characteristics, IUJ hosts an "International Festival" during the spring term at which students showcase their respective cultures and cuisine for the local community.IUJ is near ski and hot spring resorts in Niigata prefecture. Its location outside of major cities such as Tokyo enhances its academic excellence and strong student friendship bonding. Wikipedia.

Fujiwara K.,International University of Japan | Monk B.,Arizona Cancer Center | Devouassoux-Shisheboran M.,Hospices Civils de Lyon
Current Oncology Reports | Year: 2014

Adenocarcinoma (AC) of the uterine cervix is the second most frequent tumor type following squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). According to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines, there is no difference in the treatment strategy between SCC and AC. However, there are a number of studies that suggest a worse prognosis for AC compared to SCC. In this comprehensive review, we will try to find the reason why AC is different from SCC, and then discuss what we need to do to improve the prognosis of AC. Uterine cervical AC is clearly different from SCC based on its molecular pathogenesis, histological appearance, and clinical behavior. Therefore, it will be necessary to make a different treatment strategy, particularly for patients with locally advanced and metastatic or recurrent disease. It is most important to intensify our research into the molecular profile of AC, so that we can develop more appropriate targeted therapies. Because of its rarity, international collaboration among clinical trials with translational components will be key to increasing cure rates and improving survivorship. © 2014, Springer Science+Business Media New York.

Barnwal P.,International University of Japan | Barnwal P.,Columbia University | Kotani K.,School of International Relations
Ecological Economics | Year: 2013

Climatic impact on agricultural production is a serious concern, as it is directly linked to food security and poverty. Whereas there are empirical studies that examine this issue with parametric approaches focusing on the "mean" level of variables, few studies have addressed climatic impacts in general settings. Given this paucity, we characterize the impacts on crop yield distributions with a non-parametric approach. We examine the case of rice yield in Andhra Pradesh, India, an important state producing rice as a main crop but reported to be vulnerable to climate change. Employing 34. years of data, we apply quantile regressions to untangle the climatic impacts across the quantiles of rice yield, finding three main results. First, substantial heterogeneity in the impacts of climatic variables can be found across the yield distribution. Second, the direction of the climatic impacts on rice yield highly depends on agro-climatic zones. Third, seasonal climatic impacts on rice yield are significant. More specifically, a monsoon-dependent crop is more sensitive to temperature and precipitation, whereas a winter crop remains largely resilient to changes in the levels of climate variables. These findings clarify the idiosyncratic climatic impacts on agriculture in India, and call for location- and season-specific adaptation policies. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.

Yasuda M.,International University of Japan
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research | Year: 2014

Developments in immunohistochemistry, which are closely linked with the advances in the analyses of genetic abnormalities and their associated molecular disorders as early and late histogenetic events, have contributed greatly to the improvement of pathological diagnostic confirmation and validation. Immunohistochemistry has also generated great benefit to the innovation of therapeutic strategies for various kinds of cancers. In this article, the three representative histological types of corpus cancer, namely, endometrioid adenocarcinoma, serous adenocarcinoma and clear cell adenocarcinoma, will be histologically approached in association with their immunohistochemical profiles as well as genetic disorders. First, the focus will be on 'Conventional/prototypic features,' followed by 'Controversy over conventional histological subclassification,' and subsequently 'Tumorigenesis and re-subclassification.' © 2014 The Authors.

Objective: Hydrocephalus is a complex pathophysiology with disturbed cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulation. There are numerous numbers of classification trials published focusing on various criteria, such as associated anomalies/underlying lesions, CSF circulation/intracranial pressure patterns, clinical features, and other categories. However, no definitive classification exists comprehensively to cover the variety of these aspects. The new classification of hydrocephalus, "Multi-categorical Hydrocephalus Classification" (Mc HC), was invented and developed to cover the entire aspects of hydrocephalus with all considerable classification items and categories. Materials and method: Ten categories include "Mc HC" category I: onset (age, phase), II: cause, III: underlying lesion, IV: symptomatology, V: pathophysiology 1-CSF circulation, VI: pathophysiology 2-ICP dynamics, VII: chronology, VII: post-shunt, VIII: post-endoscopic third ventriculostomy, and X: others. From a 100-year search of publication related to the classification of hydrocephalus, 14 representative publications were reviewed and divided into the 10 categories. Results and discussion: The Baumkuchen classification graph made from the round o'clock classification demonstrated the historical tendency of deviation to the categories in pathophysiology, either CSF or ICP dynamics. Conclusion: In the preliminary clinical application, it was concluded that "Mc HC" is extremely effective in expressing the individual state with various categories in the past and present condition or among the compatible cases of hydrocephalus along with the possible chronological change in the future. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.

Moore D.,Carleton University | Hirai H.,International University of Japan
Theoretical Criminology | Year: 2014

We draw on a field study of three drug treatment courts to show that responsibilization strategies create a paradox of bulimic exclusion and empowerment for individual subjects. By theorizing three different subjectivities emerging from our research sites (outcasts, performers and true believers), we show how subjects of intervention actively work to negotiate their own experiences of responsibilization. © The Author(s) 2014.

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