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Sapporo Gakuin University is a private university in Ebetsu, Hokkaido, Japan. The predecessor of the school, a vocational school, was founded in 1946. It was chartered as a junior college in 1950. A four-year college opened in 1968; it adopted the name "Sapporo Gakuin University" in 1984. The junior college was closed in 1979. Wikipedia.

Sasaki T.,Sapporo Gakuin University
Science Reports of the Tohoku University, Series 7: Geography | Year: 2012

The objective of this paper is to clarify the regional characteristics and patterns of formation for farmer households with high sales in Japanese agriculture. Toward this, using agricultural sales as the central axis, this paper examines the correlation between different sectors, regions, management structures, and size of cultivated areas. In particular, due to the rapid fall in the price of rice, the paper explores what survival patters have been taken by highly anticipated, large-scale farming organizations in the last 10 years, and the period for the investigation is from 1995 onwards.

Doi N.,Sapporo Gakuin University
Journal of Air Transport Management | Year: 2014

This paper empirically investigates the mutual influence of traffic volumes across routes serving the same airport. Regression analysis using the data on Japan's domestic air transport market reveals that an increase in passengers on a given route has a positive effect on the number of passengers on other routes that share an endpoint airport with the given route. This result implies that a change in policy for an airport is likely to influence routes that do not serve that airport as well as the routes that do. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

Ciofi degli Atti C.,University of Perugia | Kaptari L.P.,University of Perugia | Morita H.,Sapporo Gakuin University | Scopetta S.,University of Perugia
Few-Body Systems | Year: 2011

Recent BNL and Jlab data provided new evidence on two nucleon correlations (2NC) in nuclei. The data confirm the validity of the convolution model, describing the spectral function (SF) of a correlated pair moving in the mean field with high and low relative and center-of-mass (cm) momenta, respectively. The model is built assuming that the wave function (WF) of a nucleus A, describing a configuration where the cm momentum of a correlated pair is low and its relative momentum is high, factorizes into the product of the two-body WF and that of the A-2 system. Such a factorization has been shown to occur in nuclear matter (NM). Here it is shown that few-body systems exhibit factorization, which seems to be therefore a general property, to be reproduced also in studies of the WF of finite nuclei. © 2010 Springer-Verlag.

Miura K.,Kitami Institute of Technology | Akama K.,Hokkaido University | Mabuchi H.,Iwate Prefectural University | Koike H.,Sapporo Gakuin University
International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control | Year: 2013

To propose methods for making Equivalent Transformation (ET) rules is important for generating correct and sufficiently efficient programs from a specification which is a set of logical formulas. An ET rule is a procedure for replacing a clause set with another one while preserving declarative meaning. This paper proposes a new method for making ET rules via a Logical Equivalence (LE) from a specification. An LE describes an equivalence relationship between two logical formulas under some specified preconditions. We newly formulate an LE and define the correctness of LEs with respect to a specification. It is guaranteed by the method of this paper that an ET rule can be made from a correct LE. The method is useful for the generation of various programs. Many ET rules included in programs which solve constraint satisfaction problems, can e made by the method. © 2013 ICIC International.

To examine reliability and validity of Kano Test for Social Nicotine Dependence (KTSND), a scale assessing the psychosocial acceptability of smoking, and to develop a new version when validity or reliability of KTSND was not acceptable. We carried out a self-administered cross-sectional survey on undergraduate university students. The participants completed the KTSND, and supplemented three questions on the attitudes toward tobacco control policies and smoking states. Using daily smokers, we examined the relationship between the KTSND and Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND). In each study, we examined test-retest reliability and construct validity, discriminant and convergent validity, and factor validity. Although the KTSND had high internal consistency (Cronbach's a 0.82) and high test-retest reliability (r=0.72), the results of factor analysis were unacceptable; we expected three factors to be extracted, however, only two factors of "Overestimate of smoking usefulness" and "Allege smoking as a taste and/or culture" were extracted. Using the Kano's Test for Assessing Acceptability of Smoking (KTAAS), the new version of KTSND in which a question was replaced with another one, the third factor of "Neglect of harm of tobacco smoking" was extracted adding to the above-mentioned two. KTAAS had also both high internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha 0.82) and test-retest reliability (r=0.66). Overall, the KTSND and the KTAAS score differed according to smoking states, and the nonsmokers' scores were the lowest. The KTSND was a popular questionnaire in Japan, however, its validity assessed using factor analysis was not acceptable, while KTAAS had sufficient reliability and validity, and might assess the cognition and attitude affirming or accepting tobacco smoking among university students.

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