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.
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.
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.
Ando T.,National Health Research Institute |
Hotta M.,National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies |
Naruo T.,Nogami Hospital |
Okabe K.,Tenri Hospital |
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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.
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.
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