Kashiwa, Japan
Kashiwa, Japan

Reitaku University is a private university known as Reitaku in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. The origin of Reitaku University is Moralogy School which was launched in 1935 and Reitaku University was established in 1959. Wikipedia.

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Dong H.,Hong Kong University of Science and Technology | Campbell C.,Hong Kong University of Science and Technology | Kurosu S.,Reitaku University | Yang W.,Academia Sinica, Taiwan | Lee J.Z.,Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Demography | Year: 2015

Comparison and comparability lie at the heart of any comparative social science. Still, precise comparison is virtually impossible without using similar methods and similar data. In recent decades, social demographers, historians, and economic historians have compiled and made available a large number of micro-level data sets of historical populations for North America and Europe. Studies using these data have already made important contributions to many academic disciplines. In a similar spirit, we introduce five new micro-level historical panel data sets from East Asia, including the China Multi-Generational Panel Dataset–Liaoning (CMGPD-LN) 1749–1909, the China Multi-Generational Panel Dataset–Shuangcheng (CMGPD-SC) 1866–1913, the Japanese Ninbetsu-Aratame-Cho Population Register Database–Shimomoriya and Niita (NAC-SN) 1716–1870, the Korea Multi-Generational Panel Dataset–Tansung (KMGPD-TS) 1678–1888, and the Colonial Taiwan Household Registration Database (CTHRD) 1906–1945. These data sets in total contain more than 3.7 million linked observations of 610,000 individuals and are the first such Asian data to be made available online or by application. We discuss the key features and historical institutions that originally collected these data; the subsequent processes by which the data were reconstructed into individual-level panels; their particular data limitations and strengths; and their potential for comparative social scientific research. © 2015, The Author(s).

Yamaguchi A.,Reitaku University
Global journal of health science | Year: 2014

This paper discusses the concept of social capital as a potential factor in understanding the controversial relationship between income inequality and individual health status, arguing a positive, important role for social capital. Most of the health research literature focuses on individual health status and reveals that social capital increases individual health. However, the difficulty in measuring social capital, together with what may be the nearly impossible task of attributing causality, should relegate the concept to a more theoretical role in health research. Nonetheless, social capital receives academic attention as a potentially important factor in health research. This paper finds that the mixed results of empirical research on income inequality and health status remain a problem in the context of defining a stable relationship between socioeconomic status and health status. Clearly, further research is needed to elaborate on the income inequality and health relationship. In addition, focused, rigorous examination of social capital in a health context is needed before health researchers can comfortably introduce it as a concept of influence or significance.

Yamaguchi A.,Reitaku University
Global journal of health science | Year: 2013

The social capital surrounding health including health and well-being, the way in which they function as multi-dimensional constructs, and the potential stability of relationships among the social capital were examined across universities in Hawaii and Japan. Maintaining or strengthening social factors of collective and individual health and well-being is a core factor of social capital and is instrumental in reducing worry and increasing trust. Qualitative in-depth interviews with 64 male and female college students (32 college students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa; 32 college students at Reitaku University in Japan) were used to collect information on social capital of health and well-being and associated concepts; students' perceptions were grouped under 11 themes. The data indicates that social capital has an impact on college students' health and well-being. They also suggest that differences in health status and well-being can be plausibly attributed to processes associated with socio-environmental circumstances and situations.

Akune Y.,Reitaku University | Okiyama M.,Reitaku University | Tokunaga S.,Reitaku University
Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly | Year: 2015

This paper uses the dynamic computable general equilibrium (DCGE) model to evaluate the economic impact of technologies developed to foster adaptation to climate change in domestic rice production, related food industries, and economic welfare in Japan, where high temperatures in 2010 led to rice quality deteriorating and other serious problems over and above a mere decline in output. Three scenarios were simulated: one without temperature change, one with temperature change but rice cultivars unchanged, and one with both an increase in temperature and the adoption of high temperature-tolerant rice varieties. Our simulations indicate that new rice cultivars with high temperature tolerance would reduce economic welfare losses from 264 to 118 billion yen during the simulation period. Paddy-rice farming production increased because product prices increased. Farming inputs also rose correspondingly, triggering an increase in agricultural land rents. Non-agricultural household and small-scale paddy rice-growing household suffered welfare loss. Conversely, mediumand large-scale paddy rice-growing and other farming households saw their welfare boosted. These differences were attributable to the impact of changes in agricultural land rents to their total income. All impacts, not only on economic welfare but also production in the case with new cultivars of high temperature-tolerant rice were smaller than in the those without such cultivars, which indicates that adopting new adaptive technologies eases the economic impact of a warmer climate.

Matsumoto A.K.,Chiba Institute of Technology | Matsumoto A.K.,Reitaku University
Marine Ecology Progress Series | Year: 2010

The importance of the deep, cold-water hexacorals as cold-water bioherms and their contribution to marine carbonate production has been demonstrated elsewhere. However, no research has been carried out to examine the contribution of carbonate production by deep, coldwater octocorals (CWOC), even though this group comprises a major component of cold-water coral fauna in the NW Pacific. To assess the contribution of CWOC carbonate production on the Shiribeshi Seamount (43° 34-36' N, 139° 31-35' E), Sea of Japan, remotely operated vehicle (ROV) dive video archives and deposited specimens of Primnoa pacifica (Octocorallia, Primnoidae) were analysed. To estimate the carbonate weight per colony, the diameter of cross-sections of branches or stems and the carbonate weight per volume of specimens were measured. Colony volumes were then calculated from the video footage. The amount of carbonate standing stock (CSS) was calculated at each dive line by analysing the distribution of CWOC and specimen data. The average (± SD) weight percentage of sclerites per colony of P. pacifica was 37.93 ± 7.45%, with the range 25.47 to 49.19%. It was estimated that the total amount of CSS of coral would be over 0.65 t at all dive lines (22 753 m2) at the seamount. Maximum CSS was 70.64 g m-2 and maximum carbonate production was up to 3.61 ± 0.06 g m-2 yr-1. In comparison with the other CSS in non-tropical areas, our results show that CWOC may potentially contribute to carbonate production in cold-water environments. © 2010 Inter-Research.

Emmaru T.,Reitaku University
Journal of the Japan Research Association for Textile End-Uses | Year: 2012

Fundamental/essential corporate responsibility for which consumers ask must have been "striving for fair dealings" primarily. In recent years, complex and comprehensive "responsibility" has come to be searched for as a public at large regardless of an own position. The indexes about CSR are being proposed with the rise of this concern, however, every index of those CSR does not represent the "corporate responsibility" for which consumers ask and recognize. So, this research considers the "corporate responsibility" which consumers recognize by searching for a relation with the "customer satisfaction" which is an elementary proposition of marketing. At the end, from this argument, what can serve as CSR indexes should be examined? © 2012 Jpn.Res.Assn.Text.End-Uses.

Emmaru T.,Reitaku University
Journal of the Japan Research Association for Textile End-Uses | Year: 2014

In late years, with the diversification and the individualization of the fashion, youth tends not to read fashion magazines. This tendency is one of the most serious problems in the fashion business which made the magazine medium a main marketing communication tool. One of these causes is the transformation of the norm of clothing. However, for this transformation, it is hardly discussed in the existing consumer behavior study. In addition, there are few studies to explore what kind of fashion consciousness a recent youth have, and what kind of factor it are prescribed in, based on the consumer behavior process. Therefore, this study explores the relationship of students between the clothing consciousness and the norm of clothing. ©2014 Jpn. Res Assn. Text. End-Uses.

Shimizu C.,Reitaku University
Sustainability (Switzerland) | Year: 2014

In the formulation of hedonic models, in addition to locational factors and building structures which affect the house prices, the generation of the omitted variable bias is thought to occur in cases when local environmental variables and the individual characteristics of house buyers are not taken into consideration. However, since it is difficult to obtain local environmental information in a small neighborhood unit and to observe individual characteristics of house buyers, these variables have not been sufficiently considered in previous studies. We demonstrated that non-negligible levels of omitted variable bias are generated if these variables are not considered. © 2014 by the author.

Shimizu C.,Reitaku University
Open House International | Year: 2013

As interest grows in environmentally friendly buildings, or "green buildings," the real estate industry is expected to play an increasingly active role in the realization of a low-carbon society. Various efforts toward such a society are currently being promoted vigorously within an international framework. To supply a socially desirable level of green buildings via the market mechanism, the economic value of green buildings (as measured by the market) must be commensurate with the required investment. Many remain sceptical, however, about the true economic value of green buildings. A thorough analysis has yet to be conducted to evaluate whether green buildings realize income increases commensurate with the enormous initial investments required, although it is clear that cost savings do result from lower energy consumption. This paper shows through a series of analyses that certain market conditions must be in place in order for green buildings to produce economic value. Specifically, it used the hedonic approach to clarify whether or not there is added economic value, focusing on the new condominium market in the Tokyo metropolitan area. Based on a demonstration analysis of the housing market, the author shows that new condominiums with "green labels" using "sustainable measures" command a premium of approximately 5.8% in asking prices and 4.7% in transaction prices.

Ikegawa M.,Policy Research Institute | Tokunaga S.,Reitaku University
Studies in Regional Science | Year: 2016

Based on the new economic geography (NEG) theory, we analyzed the determinants of location choice for Japanese frozen food industry investments in East Asia, especially in 2000s. And we focused on effects of domestic market potential in the host country. In this paper, we divided domestic market potential into two types. First is the purchasing power such as PPP and population, and on the other hand, the purchasing infrastructure such as penetration rate of refrigerator. In the same way, we considered about consumption of frozen food in Japan. As a result of the conditional logistic model, we found that PPP, population and penetration rate of refrigerator affect the location choice for Japanese frozen food company, as well as traditional cost reduction factors such as wages, domestic market potential and promotion policies in the host country. Also, consumption of frozen food in Japan encourage Japanese FDI in East Asia. © JSRSAI 2016.

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