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Nagoya Keizai University is a private university in Inuyama, Aichi, Japan. The predecessor of the school, a junior college, was founded in 1965. The present name was adopted in 1983. Wikipedia.

Fukutomi T.,Asuke Hospital. 20 | Takeda Y.,Nagoya City University | Suzuki S.,Nagoya City University | Ito T.,Nagoya City University | And 2 more authors.
International Journal of Cardiology | Year: 2010

Although a low level of high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) is an important risk factor for coronary heart disease, few available agents are capable of significantly increasing HDL-C. This multicenter study demonstrated that administration of pitavastatin, a new HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, significantly and persistently increased HDL-C (from 36.0 ± 5.9 to 40.5 ± 9.1 mg/dL: p < 0.001) and apolipoprotein A-I levels (from 108.4 ± 18.0 to 118.7 ± 19.3 mg/dL: p < 0.01) in 43 hypercholesterolemic patients with low HDL-C over the course of 12 months of treatment. This suggests that pitavastatin may contribute to reduction in coronary heart disease. © 2008 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

Yanagihara M.,Nagoya University | Kato H.,Nagoya Keizai University
Studies in Regional Science | Year: 2013

Public firms have shown trends toward privatization since the 1980s. Many privatized firms often exit the market in rural areas because of low profitability. Nevertheless, no theoretical studies on privatization have paid attention to problems caused by the exit of privatized firms. Therefore, in view of exit problems, this paper investigates the effects of privatization on consumer surplus, producer surplus and social welfare in a two region model with different scales of markets. We assume that a public firm and private firms supply goods under a Cournot-Nash competition in region A with a large-scale of market and the public firm monopolistically supplies goods in region B with a small-scale of market. Under this setting, this paper considers the possibility for exit from the smaller market after privatization of the public firm. Therefore, we consider three cases: i "a mixed-oligopoly and monopoly" where the public firm is not privatized, ii "privatization and monopoly" that chooses privatization and continues to supply goods to both regions, and iii "privatization and exit" that chooses privatization and exits from the smaller market. We examine the effects of privatization by comparing the above three equilibria. The results obtained are as follows. First, consumer surplus is the largest in "a mixed-oligopoly and monopoly" case. Second, from the viewpoint of producer surplus, privatization is always preferable and does not depend on whether a privatized firm exits. Third, the effects of privatization on social welfare depend not only on the scales of the markets of the two regions but also on whether the level of the fixed costs is large. That is, if the market size in region B is sufficiently small or the fixed costs are sufficiently expensive, privatization is desirable from the viewpoint of social welfare. This result implies that the public firm should be privatized under conditions of underpopulation in rural areas or for industries with heavy fixed costs. Source

Suzuki Y.,Nagoya Keizai University | Isemura M.,University of Shizuoka
Biomedical Research (Japan) | Year: 2013

Green tea and tea catechins, especially (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), have been shown to have various health benefits including anti-cancer, anti-metastasis, and anti-cardiovascular disease effects. Our previous studies demonstrated that three plasma proteins, fibronectin, histidine-rich glycoprotein, and fibrinogen were bound by EGCG, and that one specific domain in fibronectin was responsible for its binding interaction with EGCG. Fibrinogen consists of 6 chains linked by the disulfide bonds of two each of the α-, β-, and γ-chains. The present study examined whether fibrinogen had a specific domain interacting with EGCG. The results of affinity chromatography under reducing conditions demonstrated that each of the α-, β-, and γ-subunit chains of fibrinogen was bound by EGCG. We also demonstrated that several peptides generated by treatment with cyanogen bromide or thermolysin were bound by EGCG. The amino acid sequences analyzed revealed that these peptides included those derived from the α-, β-, and γ-chains of fibrinogen. EGCG inhibited the spreading of mouse metastatic LL2-Lu3 lung cancer cells on the fibrinogen substratum, which suggested an impairment in the interaction between cancer cells and fibrinogen. Since the interaction between cancer cells and fibrinogen plays an important role in metastasis, the present results suggest, at least partially, that EGCG inhibited metastasis in the mouse models reported previously by inhibiting such an interaction. Source

Hori S.,Kyushu University | Kondo K.,Kyushu University | Nogata D.,Nagoya Keizai University | Ben H.,Kyushu University
Energy Policy | Year: 2013

It is difficult to control household energy consumption through regulation. From a policy standpoint, it is particularly challenging to identify the factors that influence people's actions. Moreover, whatever these factors are, they are unlikely to uniformly span multiple cities in the Asian region. In this paper, we conduct a survey of energy-saving behavior to clarify the differences among such factors across five major Asian cities. The results from these surveys in Dalian, Chongqing, Fukuoka, Bangkok, and Ho Chi Minh indicate that global warming consciousness, environmental behavior, and social interaction significantly affect energy-saving behavior. Income and age also had weak positive effects on energy-saving behaviors. Social interaction was strongly linked to energy-saving behaviors, particularly in the rural areas of Dalian and Chongqing. This result indicates that community-based activities impact energy-saving behaviors. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Phenocrystic chrome spinel crystallized in normal MORB-type greenstones in the East Takayama area. Associated phenocryst minerals show a crystallization sequence that was olivine first, followed by plagioclase, and finally clinopyroxene. Chrome spinel ranges from 0.54 to 0.77 in Mg/(Mg+Fe2+) and 0.21 to 0.53 in Cr/(Cr+Al); the Fe3+ content varies from 0.07 to 0.22 p.f.u. (O=4). Significant compositional differences of spinel were observed among the phenocryst mineral assemblages. Chrome spinel in the olivine-spinel assemblage shows a wide range in Cr/(Cr+Al), and is depleted in Fe2+ and Fe3+. Chrome spinel in the olivine-plagioclase-clinopyroxene-spinel assemblage is Fe2+- and Fe3+-rich at relatively high Cr/(Cr+Al) ratios. Basalt with the olivine-plagioclase-spinel assemblage contains both aluminous spinel and Fe2+- and Fe3+-rich spinel. The assumed olivine-spinel equilibrium suggests that chrome spinel in the olivine-spinel assemblage changed in composition from Cr- and Fe2+-rich to Al- and Mg-rich with the progress of fractional crystallization. Chrome spinel in the olivine-plagioclase-clinopyroxene-spinel assemblage, on the other hand, exhibits the reversed variations in Mg/(Mg+Fe2+) and in Cr/(Cr+Al) ratios that decrease and increase with the fractional crystallization, respectively. The entire crystallization course of chrome spinel, projected onto the Mg/(Mg+Fe2+)-Cr/(Cr+Al) diagram, exhibits a U-turn, and appears to be set on a double-lane route. The U-turn point lies in the compositional field of chrome spinel in the olivine-plagioclase-spinel assemblage, and may be explained by plagioclase fractionation that began during the formation of the olivine-plagioclase-spinel assemblage. © 2014 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd. Source

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