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Osaka International University is a private university with campuses in Moriguchi, Osaka and Hirakata, Osaka, Japan. The predecessor of the school was founded in 1929, and it was chartered as a university in 1988. Wikipedia.

Pooh R.K.,Osaka International University | Kurjak A.,University of Dubrovnik
Journal of Perinatal Medicine | Year: 2015

Recent development of three-dimensional (3D) high definition (HD) ultrasound has resulted in remarkable progress in visualization of early embryos and fetuses in sonoembryology. The new technology of HDlive assesses both structural and functional developments in the first trimester with greater reliably than two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound. The ability to visualize not only fetal face, hands, fingers, feet, and toes, but also amniotic membranes, is better with volumetric ultrasound than 2D ultrasound. In this article, detailed and comprehensive structures of normal and abnormal fetuses depicted by 3D HDlive are presented, including various faces of Down's syndrome and holoprosencephaly, as well as low-set ear and finger/toe abnormalities from the first trimester. Three-dimensional HDlive further "humanizes" the fetus, enables detailed observation of the fetal face in the first trimester as shown in this article, and reveals that a small fetus is not more a fetus but a "person" from the first trimester. There has been an immense acceleration in understanding of early human development. The anatomy and physiology of embryonic development is a field where medicine exerts greatest impact on early pregnancy at present, and it opens fascinating aspects of embryonic differentiation. Clinical assessment of those stages of growth relies heavily on 3D/four-dimensional (4D) HDlive, one of the most promising forms of noninvasive diagnostics and embryological phenomena, once matters for textbooks are now routinely recorded with outstanding clarity. New advances deserve the adjective "breathtaking", including 4D parallel study of the structural and functional early human development. Source

Chen G.,Osaka International University
Tezhong Zhuzao Ji Youse Hejin/Special Casting and Nonferrous Alloys | Year: 2013

Since China implemented the economic reform and opening up strategy in 1978, Chinese economy has been booming. At the same time, foreign enterprises' entrance into China also boosts the development of Chinese economy. After the Second World War, Japanese economy began to develop very fast, occupying an important place in the mold manufacturing industry. Since the second half of 1980s, Japanese mold manufacturing industry has reached the level of advanced countries, which makes a big influence on Japan's industrial development. However, Japanese mold manufacturing industry is greatly affected by the recession of Japanese economy, which results in such consequences as scale shrinking and practitioner decreasing. After 30 years of the reform and opening up, Chinese mold industry has achieved remarkable development mainly due to the introduction of advanced equipment and processing method from foreign countries. By digestion and absorption of these technologies, China's technical level keeps improving. After the financial crisis, as the export decreases, price of materials rises, labor cost increases and so on, Chinese mold manufacturing enterprises are faced with diversified subjects. In the world economic crisis, the age for Sino-Japan mold enterprises to think their survival carefully is coming. These enterprises must face this reality in the future. It is necessary to take initiative measures quickly after balancing all matters. Source

Genno H.,Osaka International University
Journal of the Japan Research Association for Textile End-Uses | Year: 2012

In response to the movement to seek a solution to the problems of modern society such as sustainable development and growing needs of security and safety of products, public interest in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has increased recently in Japan. To spread this CSR more, businesses need to be evaluated socially by engaging in CSR activities. Here the author considered the applicability of a concept of a platform as conceptualization relating to specific efforts in CSR activities. In this paper, the author mentioned what kinds of study fields have focused on the concepts of platform, observed the research development, and then, discussed the applicability of the concept of platform in CSR activities. Also the author focused on the case of platform in CSR activities, and considered its usefulness. As a result, the author clarified which platform concepts should be applied in CSR activities more effectively. © 2012 Jpn.Res.Assn.Text.End-Uses. Source

Amano T.,Kobe University | Koga S.,Kobe Design University | Inoue Y.,Osaka International University | Nishiyasu T.,University of Tsukuba | Kondo N.,Kobe University
European Journal of Applied Physiology | Year: 2013

The purpose of this study was to compare sweating function in sprinters who have trained for several years with untrained subjects and trained endurance runners. Two separate experiments were conducted. Nine sprinters, eight untrained men, and nine distance runners (VO2max 50.9 ± 1.4, 38.2 ± 1.8, and 59.1 ± 1.2 mL/kg/min, respectively; P < 0.05) were passively heated for 50 min (Experiment 1), and ten sprinters, 11 untrained men and nine distance runners (similar VO2max levels compared with Experiment 1 in each group) had their sweat gland capacity assessed based on acetylcholine-induced sweating rate (SR) (Experiment 2). The slope of the mean non-glabrous SR plotted against change in mean body temperature during passive heating did not differ significantly between sprinters and untrained men (1.21 ± 0.10 and 0.97 ± 0.12 mg cm-2/min/ C, respectively); in contrast, compared with untrained men, distance runners exhibited a significantly greater slope (1.42 ± 0.11 mg cm-2/min/ C, P < 0.05). The mean body temperature threshold for SR was not significantly different among the groups. Acetylcholine-induced SR did not differ significantly between sprinters and untrained men, whereas distance runners showed a significantly higher induced SR compared with untrained men. The sweating function was not improved in sprinters who have trained 2-3 h/day, 5 days/week, for at least 3 years compared with untrained men, although the VO2max was markedly greater in sprinters. Thus, there is a case that daily training was not sufficient to improve sweating function in sprinters relative to those in distance runners. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Source

Genno H.,Osaka International University
Journal of the Japan Research Association for Textile End-Uses | Year: 2012

Platform providers who have a new role have appeared in inter-firm relationships in distribution systems. This phenomenon is discussed in some literature on inter-firm relationships in distribution systems. However, focusing on the term "platform", people have different viewpoints on it and the fact remains that it has not been exactly organized yet. The purpose of this paper is that we focus on the term "platform" and also consider advancement of modern informatization and the inter-firm relationships in distribution systems. This implies that when we focus on the term "platform", a platform design/model varies based on the platform type we look at. This time, I present the model relevant to supply chain platforms among platform typologies. Source

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