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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.

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. Source

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. Source

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. Source

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. Source

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. Source

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