Announcement: Research Showcase online from Nov 24 – Dec 15

AIU’s Research Showcase is an event that began in 2017 under the name “Research Week” to allow AIU faculty and students to present the results of their research and share them with the internal and external community. Through the 2019 academic year, the event consisted of in-person poster presentations, but since 2020, we have held it online and in 2022 we started inviting researchers from our international partner universities to present, as well.

This will be the second Research Showcase of 2023. The first event, in June, featured five groups of 14 total AIU faculty and collaborators who were awarded President’s Project funds during Academic Year 2022. You can find their presentations in the Research Showcase Archives. The second event is for all AIU faculty members, students, and presenters from our partner universities.

Once the event begins, presentations will be available on demand via links in the list below. The presentations will be available from 10:00 am, Friday, November 24 until midnight on Friday, December 15, 2023 (Japan time). We hope you enjoy the presentations!

Akita International University Presenters

Lips and Teeth: China’s Buffer Thinking Toward North Korea

Further Adventures in the Lab (WN23): Building Experimental Design Skills using Computer-Aided Design, 3D Printing, Programming, and the Phototrophic Protist Euglena gracilis

  • Presenters:
    • Andy CROFTS, Professor, Global Connectivity Program
    • Chizuru HONDA, AIU Undergraduate Student
    • Yuki SHIMIZU, AIU Undergraduate Student
    • Kiwamu SATO, AIU Undergraduate Student
  • Materials:

Digital Archives x Akita Tourism

Are Risk Premia Time-varying and Can They Be Explained by Economic Policy Uncertainty?

  • Presenters:
    • Wenti DU, Assistant Professor, Global Business Program
    • Eric PENTECOST, Professor, Loughborough University
    • Christopher SPENCER, Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University
  • Materials:

Re-examining the Historical Growth of Human Playing Strength in Go Games

ChatGPT in Japanese Higher Education: A Case Study

Estimating the Potential Demand for Sharing Transportation: the Case of Toyota Car Sharing Service

Beyond Envy or Sympathy: Overcoming Tropes in the Depiction of Blindness in Japanese Blockbuster Films

From Crisis to Control: The Role of Emotions, Discourse, Values and Knowledge in Learner Autonomy

International Partner University Presenters

Unplanned urbanization: The transition of earthquake and flood hazards into major disasters in Kashmir contradicts the United Nations Sustainability Development Goal 11

  • Presenters:
    • Afroz Ahmad SHAH, Sr. Assistant Professor, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei
    • Muhammad Gazali RACHMAN, PhD Candidate, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei
    • Rajesh KUMAR, Assistant Professor, Sikkim University, India
    • Javed MALIK, Professor, IIT Kanpur, India
    • SANA, University of Kashmir, India
  • Materials:

Development and Implementation of a Solar-Powered Smart Charger for EVs: An Integrated V2G-Enabled System with a Focus on Egypt’s Seasonal Solar Variations

  • Presenters:
    • Omar ABDEL-RAHIM, Assistant Professor, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, Egypt
  • Materials:

Mobile Application for Tourism: The Case of Egypt

  • Presenters:
    • Safaa HUSSEIN, Assistant Professor, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, Egypt
  • Materials:

Development of a Measure for Wise Leadership

  • Presenters:
    • Abderrahman HASSI, Associate Professor, Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco
    • Giovanna STORTI, Advisor, Employment and Social Development. Canada
  • Materials:

Skincare Routine for Soviet People: The Use of Cosmetics in the USSR, 1950-1960s

  • Presenters:
    • Evgenia PLATONOVA, PhD Student, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
  • Materials:

Understanding the relationship between government financial support to migrant enterprises (MEs) during the COVID-19 pandemic and mental wellbeing of their entrepreneurs

  • Presenters:
    • Charan BHATTARAI, Lecturer, University of Essex, U.K. (JSPS Fellow, Waseda University)
    • Caleb KWONG, Professor, University of Essex, U.K.
    • Cherry CHEUNG, Senior Lecturer, London South Bank University, U.K.
    • Gracia LIU-FARRER, Professor, Waseda University, Japan
  • Materials:

A more resilient food future? The challenges and opportunities of surplus food redistribution in the UK

  • Presenters:
    • Jordan LAZELL, Lecturer, University of Essex, U.K.
    • Debashree DE, Lecturer, University of Essex, U.K.
    • Ignas ARBACIAUSKAS, Undergraduate Student, University of Essex, U.K.
  • Materials:

Breaking Down the Islamic State Threat in Asia, a Study of the Current Tactics and Trends

  • Presenters:
    • Rishi SINGH, Undergraduate Student, George Mason University, U.S.A.
    • Mahmut CENGIZ, Research Associate Professor, George Mason University, U.S.A.
  • Materials: