The International University of Kagoshima
Kagoshima-shi, Japan

The International University of Kagoshima is a private university in Kagoshima, Kagoshima, Japan. The predecessor of the school was founded in 1932, and it was chartered as a junior university in 1950. In 1960, it became a four-year college. Wikipedia.

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Huang J.-C.,Yango College | Wu T.-J.,National Sun Yat - sen University | Wen H.-M.,Yango College | Ji H.,The International University of Kagoshima
AIP Conference Proceedings | Year: 2017

It is the most important for the company to improve customer value and customer loyalty through service innovation. However, at present, only researches related to organizations or consumer behaviors are conducted, there is rare research into the combination between organization level and consumer behavior, and this research tries to explore this aspect, which is the motivation and contribution of this research. This research aims to explore the relationship between "Interdepartmental Integration", "Service Innovation" and "Customer Loyalty", according to the analysis results, the relationship between "interdepartmental integration and service innovation" and "service innovation and customer loyalty" has a low positive correlation and it reaches significant level; it shows the relationship between "interdepartmental interaction and progressive innovation" and "interdepartmental collaboration and fundamental innovation" is significant. © 2017 Author(s).

Lu C.,Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology | Huang J.-C.,Yango College | Wen H.-M.,Yango College | Hairui J.,The International University of Kagoshima
AIP Conference Proceedings | Year: 2017

Regarding to raising living standard in Taiwan, service industry had stand more than 65% GDP and manufacturing is around 35% recently. The data from Council for Economic Planning and Development of Taiwan, in 2015, the service industry stand more than 73% of GDP, and the tourism industry has played one of the most important rules. In service industry, recently, the policy of Taiwan government encourages overseas tourists come to Taiwan for resort and it made many new tourism hotels built, and they also had to do the overall reform to satisfy their customers of global, especially respecting on Eastern Asia. In this study, experts and scholars in the fields of industry academia were interviewed. Survey were issued to the object companies and a comparative case study was conducted to analyze the influencing factors and extent to which differences on the competitive edge and strategies of Taiwan tourism hotels and those which benefit most or least from business operation current situation that conducted with governments' support and internal management. By primary data and literature reviews, this study hope that an effective reference for improving industrial competitiveness and models of competitiveness could be available for the governments and the companies. © 2017 Author(s).

Ando T.,National Health Research Institute | Ishikawa T.,Kohnodai Hospital | Hotta M.,National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies | Naruo T.,Nogami Hospital | And 18 more authors.
American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics | Year: 2012

The Met66 allele of the Val66Met polymorphism in the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene has been reported to be associated with anorexia nervosa (AN), and also lower minimum body mass index (BMI) and higher harm avoidance in AN. We genotyped the Val66Met polymorphism (rs6265) in 689 AN cases and 573 control subjects. There were no significant differences in the genotype or allele frequencies of the Val66Met between AN and control subjects (allele wise, odds ratio=0.920, 95% CI 0.785-1.079, P=0.305). No difference was found in minimum BMIs related to Val66Met in AN (one-way ANOVA, P>0.05). Harm avoidance scores on the Temperament and Character Inventory were lower in the Met66 allele carriers (P=0.0074) contrary to the previous report. Thus we were unable to replicate the previous findings that the Met66 allele of the BDNF is associated with AN and that the minimum BMI is lower or the harm avoidance score is higher in AN patients with the Met66 allele. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Watari Y.,Japan Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute | Watari Y.,University Paris - Sud | Nagata J.,Japan Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute | Funakoshi K.,The International University of Kagoshima
Biological Invasions | Year: 2011

The small Indian mongoose Herpestes auropunctatus, which was recently determined to be a separate species from the Javan mongoose H. javanicus, is one of the most notorious invasive predators known. A population of Herpestes sp. was recently reported at Kagoshima prefecture on Kyushu Island, one of the main Japanese islands. Surprisingly, the trapping actions and information from residents after this report suggest that this Herpestes sp. population has been established in this area for at least 30 years. In this study, based on mitochondrial DNA sequences, we identified seven recently obtained Herpestes sp. individuals from this area as H. auropunctatus, confirming that an additional mongoose population has been established on Kyushu Island. Confirmation of the spatial distribution of the mongoose and surveillance systems in surrounding areas are urgently needed to prevent further expansion of this mongoose's distribution. It also highlights the large gap between the accepted scientific knowledge relating to biosecurity against biological invasion and local knowledge on the ground, even when the introduced species is notorious and relatively conspicuous. Recent progressions of invasibility studies would greatly contribute to the prioritization of allocating adequate resources to areas with high invasion risks. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

Lu C.-W.,The International University of Kagoshima | Zhong Min W.,Ota Comprehensive Research Institute
Proceedings - International Conference on Computational Aspects of Social Networks, CASoN'10 | Year: 2010

This research has described and explored the collaborative relationships between foreign direct investments by Japanese manufacturers in Vietnam and domestic suppliers; how the investors manage domestic factories is also discussed. The theories of multinational enterprises, strategic alliances, and supply chain models are linked into a single structure, and a specialist questionnaire is utilized to establish a complete evaluation framework for foreign direct investments by Japanese manufacturers in Vietnam in order to examine the effect of the relationships and domestic management. The research has examined the domestic management of the employees. According to this empirical analysis, foreign direct investments by Japanese manufacturers in Vietnam plays an important place on domestic management; however, at present, implementing domestic management is difficult, especially on human resource management. The main factor is that training domestic employees, especially managers, takes time, and it is hard to integrate Japanese and Vietnamese cultures within just a few years. Moreover, firms strive to collaborate with domestic suppliers in order to gain sources of competitive advantage, but the services and technologies of domestic suppliers must be improved. © 2010 IEEE.

Obata H.,Kumamoto University | Manabe A.,Kumamoto University | Nakamura N.,Kagoshima University | Onishi T.,The International University of Kagoshima | Senba Y.,Kumamoto University
PLoS ONE | Year: 2011

Three Sitophilus species (S. granarius L., S. oryzae L., and S. zeamais Mots.) are closely related based on DNA analysis of their endosymbionts. All are seed parasites of cereal crops and important economic pest species in stored grain. The Sitophilus species that currently exist, including these three species, are generally believed to be endemic to Asia's forested areas, suggesting that the first infestations of stored grain must have taken place near the forested mountains of southwestern Asia. Previous archaeological data and historical records suggest that the three species may have been diffused by the spread of Neolithic agriculture, but this hypothesis has only been established for granary weevils in European and southwestern Asian archaeological records. There was little archeological evidence for grain pests in East Asia before the discovery of maize weevil impressions in Jomon pottery in 2004 using the "impression replica" method. Our research on Jomon agriculture based on seed and insect impressions in pottery continued to seek additional evidence. In 2010, we discovered older weevil impressions in Jomon pottery dating to ca. 10 500 BP. These specimens are the oldest harmful insects in the world discovered at archaeological sites. Our results provide evidence of harmful insects living in the villages from the Earliest Jomon, when no cereals were cultivated. This suggests we must reconsider previous scenarios for the evolution and propagation of grain pest weevils, especially in eastern Asia. Although details of their biology or the foods they infested remain unclear, we hope future interdisciplinary collaborations among geneticists, entomologists, and archaeologists will provide the missing details. © 2011 Obata et al.

Funakoshi K.,The International University of Kagoshima | Nomura E.,Kagoshima University | Matsukubo M.,The International University of Kagoshima | Wakita Y.,The International University of Kagoshima
Mammal Study | Year: 2010

Postnatal growth and vocalization development in the lesser horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus cornutus, were investigated in the Kyushu District. Parturition occurred in early June. Forearm length of newborn young averaged 16.5 mm in females and 16.3 mm in males, and their body weight averaged 2.4 g. The newborn young at a few days of age were left alone or in a small loose cluster at night. However, mothers returned to the nursery roost from foraging one or two hrs after sunset and embraced their young until sunset, while mothers embraced them three hrs after sunset at colony-forming stage. From newborn to colony-forming stage, forearm length and body weight of young increased noticeably, whereas from colony forming to flying stage growth rates slightly slowed down, especially the rates being more marked in a large colony than in a small colony. From flapping to flying stage, there were two peaks of mother's embracing behavior at night, while most of the young clustered tightly and formed a large colony. Fundamental frequency of calls in a few-day-old young averaged 19.8 kHz. From newborn to colony-forming stage, the number of harmonics reduced 56 to 34 in both the oral and nasal calls. At flapping stage, oral calls with two or three syllables, contained two or three harmonics, and their fundamental frequency averaged 32.1 kHz, while nasal calls contained only two harmonics, and their frequency averaged 42.6 kHz. At flying stage, young emitted nasal pure tone CF-FM or FM-CF-FM calls, and the second harmonic became more intense than the first one. The dominant frequency of CF-components from flying to self-supporting stage is negatively correlated with the size of forearm length. © the Mammalogical Society of Japan.

Chun-Wei L.,The International University of Kagoshima
Proceedings of the 9th WSEAS International Conference on Applied Computer and Applied Computational Science, ACACOS '10 | Year: 2010

Through the development of economic globalization and e-commerce, every government and enterprise in the world is proceeding to reform and redevelop in order to deal with globalization. This paper describes and explores industry international competitiveness-the case of Taiwan consumer and commercial transformers firms; the view from up-stream to down-stream that how firms do business with their suppliers and customers when they attempt or execute going globalization is analyzed. While firms go to global, they must face more and more competitors; how to break down the barriers between the international and domestic organizations and began building the competitiveness that acknowledge their respect for the success and dependence on the home country's expertise. In-depth interviews with CEO's and base on Porter's competitiveness theory, Beamon's supply chain-resources type, and Collier & Evans's Operations Management, a framework of competitiveness to Taiwan consumer and commercial transformers industry is revealed. The purpose of this research is to analyze what determines competitiveness for Taiwan consumer and commercial transformers industry. Finally, this research will suggest an appropriate analytical model of competitiveness for the industry and hope the results can be used as a guide for the industry to review and enhance the competitiveness in the future.

The International University of Kagoshima | Entity website

The International University of Kagoshima | Entity website

about Kagoshima Link to English website Kagoshima, the site of the International University of Kagoshima, is located in southern Kyushu southwest of Japan's main island of Honshu. With its warm climate, Kagoshima has fostered a unique culture characterized by a passionate nature and broadmindedness ...

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