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Meet Kazuhiko Watanabe

Meet Kazuhiko Watanabe

  Kazuhiko Watanabe is a biomechanist and Director of the Sports and Health Science Laboratory at Hiroshima University. He may have retired in 2008, but this Emeritus Professor is still very much involved with community inside and outside of the university. Watanabe’s research focuses on posture control and improving people’s quality of life – from Olympic ski jumpers to elderly people.   Do you play any sports? I enjoy kendo and skiing. Kendo is more of a skill-based sport than, say, judo. So even at eighty or ninety years old, you could play kendo with someone in a younger generation. As for skiing, I was born near Niseko, a mountain… Read more

Meet Akiko Kubota

Meet Akiko Kubota

  In the summer of 2015, when she moved from Tokyo to Hiroshima, Akiko Kubota was surprised by two things: One, the love and excitement towards the Hiroshima Carp baseball team; and two, the fraught relationship concerning the atomic bomb and the people of Hiroshima. August 6, 2018, marks the 73rd anniversary of the day the United States detonated an atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima, killing over 700,000 people. As an archivist at Hiroshima University’s Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine (RIRBPM), Kubota works to preserve the records of those who perished, as well as the memories of those who survived, the world’s first nuclear weapon attack…. Read more

Meet Yoko Iwamoto

Meet Yoko Iwamoto

  Water is an all-encompassing part of Yoko Iwamoto’s life. She grew up by the sea, influencing her decision to study the ocean. Her studies have taken her as far north as the Bering Sea and as far south as the Equator. Now a marine chemist at Hiroshima University, Iwamoto studies the interaction between Earth’s oceans and atmosphere – and what this means for climate change.   What was your first time on a boat like? My first time was in Kure, where I was born. Kure is a seaside town south of here known for its shipbuilding. My family relatives had a boat. A very small boat — it… Read more

Meet Rong Shang

Meet Rong Shang

  Dr. Rong Shang is a chemist. In her words, ‘We are always making new stuff.’ She and her colleagues build molecules combining organic atoms, like carbon and hydrogen, with metals, like gold and platinum. Originally from China, Dr. Shang studied and worked in three different countries before coming to Japan. Now she is Assistant Professor at Hiroshima University. She previously talked with us about her work in the lab. Here, she tells us about her path to becoming a scientist, how research is like a soccer game, and the importance of thinking beyond oneself.   What got you interested in science in the first place? Growing up in China,… Read more

The Writing Group

The Writing Group

The Writing Group It's back!And we have a new refreshed video to sell it. Those who may be interested in the Writing Group should contact: wrc-research@office.hiroshima-u.ac.jpMusic used: "Stay Warm" by Scott Holmes is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/The Research Planning Office (Writing Center) Hiroshima University Researchさんの投稿 2017年12月7日(木) Those who may be interested in the Writing Group should contact: wrc-research@office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp Music used: “Stay Warm” by Scott Holmes is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. https://creativecommons.org/…/by-nc/4.0/ http://freemusicarchive.org/…/Scott_Ho…/ The Research Planning Office (Writing Center)