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10 Jan 2018 Recent academic accomplishments posted by Dr Giulio Pugliese, King's College London


Sino-Japanese Power Politics: Might, Money and Minds. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017;


'Japan's Kissinger? Yachi Shotaro: the State Behind the Curtain', Pacific Affairs (2017),  Vol. 90, No. 2, pp. 231-251. Download at:


'Kantei diplomacy? Japan's hybrid leadership in foreign and security policy', The Pacific Review (2017), Vol. 30, No.2, pp. 152-168. Download at:

05 Apr 2017 The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness


Published January 2017 by Routledge 



Cuteness is one of the most culturally pervasive aesthetics of the new millennium and its rapid social proliferation suggests that the affective responses it provokes find particular purchase in a contemporary era marked by intensive media saturation and spreading economic precarity. Rejecting superficial assessments that would deem the ever-expanding plethora of cute texts trivial, The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness directs serious scholarly attention from a variety of academic disciplines to this ubiquitous phenomenon. The sheer plasticity of this minor aesthetic is vividly on display in this collection, which draws together analyses from around the world, including Japan, to examine cuteness’s fundamental role in cultural expressions stemming from such diverse sources as kawaii characters, military cultures, high-end contemporary art worlds, and animal shelters. Pushing beyond prevailing understandings that associate cuteness solely with childhood or which posit an interpolated parental bond as its primary affective attachment, the essays in this collection variously draw connections between cuteness and the social, political, economic and technological conditions of the early twenty-first century and in doing so generate fresh understandings of the central role cuteness plays in the recalibration of contemporary subjectivities. This book was produced in collaboration with colleagues in Tokyo, Trondheim and Amsterdam.

Posted by Co-Editor Professor Diane Negra, University College Dublin.

30 Mar 2017 Recent academic accomplishments posted by Dr Nadja Reissland Burghart, Durham University


Invited Plenary address:

"The untapped potential of using ultrasound to improve research and clinical practice", The 4th Conference of Society for New Fetal Medicine and Science, Otsu Japan Nov 2016


Invited Plenary address:

“The potential of assessing fetal neurobehavioral development using the  Fetal Observable Movement System (FOMS)”, The 36th Annual Congress of The Japan Academy of Neurosonology Takamatsu, Kagawa, June 23-24 in 2017.


Publication of edited book on foetal development (with Barbara Kisilvesky)

Fetal Development: Research on Brain and Behavior, Environmental Influences, and Emerging Technologies published in Springer, March 2016.

Includes one chapter by Professor Professor Toshiyuki Hata and one chapter by Professor Hideko Takeshita of Otemon University in Ibaraki, Osaka.

30 Nov 2016 Recent academic accomplishments posted by Professor Duncan Graham, University of Strathclyde


Book Series:

ACS SYMPOSIUM SERIES 1245, Frontiers of Plasmon, Enhanced Spectroscopy

Volume 1

Yukihiro Ozaki, Editor, Kwansei Gakuin University, Sanda, Hyogo, Japan, George C. Schatz, Editor, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, Duncan Graham, Editor, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom, Tamitake Itoh, Editor, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Kagawa, Japan


Keynote speech at the Japan-Taiwan Medical Spectroscopy International Symposium/ 14th Annual Meeting of the Japan Association of Medical Spectroscopy, Awaji Isalnd, Japan. 4-7 December 2016:

01 Jul 2016 Media and New Religions in Japan


Published 2016 by Routledge

Author: Dr. Erica Baffelli, University of Manchester

03 Mar 2016 Media and New Religions in Japan


Publication arising from research done during JSPS Fellowship

Published in Routledge, 2016

Link to more information:

Posted by author Dr. Erica Baffelli, University of Manchester

Recent Academic Accomplishments posted by Dr. Rustam Aminov, University of Aberdeen


1. Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance. 2015. Editors: J. Lin, K. Nishino, MC Roberts, M Tolmasky, RI Aminov and L. Zhang. Frontiers Media SA.

Lausanne, Switzerland.

2. Editorial:

Lin, J, K. Nishino, MC Roberts, M Tolmasky, RI Aminov, L Zhang. 2015.

Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance. Front Microbiol. 6:34.


3. Tajima K. and R. I. Aminov. 2015. Chapter 5: Structure and Function of a Nonruminant Gut: A Porcine Model. In: Rumen Microbiology - Evolution to Revolution (Eds: R. Singh, D.N. Kamra, A.K. Puniya), Springer.

04 Nov 2015 A Career of Japan: Baron Raimund von Stillfried and Early Yokohama Photography


Brill publishing, December 2015

By Dr. Luke Gartlan, University of St Andrews

19 Jun 2014 Modulation of Presynaptic Calcium Channels


Modulation of Presynaptic Calcium Channels

Published July 2013 by Springer, Dordrecht

Editors Dr. Gary Stephens, University of Reading and Prof. Sumiko Mochida, Tokyo Medical University

04 Feb 2014 The Diaries of Sir Ernest Mason Satow, 1861-1869


The Diaries of Sir Ernest Mason Satow, 1861-1869
Edited and annotated by Robert Morton, Chuo University & Ian Ruxton,
Kyushu Institute of Technology

With a Foreword by Sir David Warren, Formerly Her
Majesty's Ambassador to Japan
[Collected Works of Japanologists Series]

Foreword by Sir David Warren
Introduction by Robert Morton & Ian Ruxton
Select Bibliography
Shanghai: 4 November 1861 - 16 March 1862
Peking: 25 March - 24 August 1862
Japan: 2 September - 2 December 1862 / 5 April - 15 October 1863 / 26 March - 10 October 1864 / 
2 October - 30 November 1865 / 26 November - 31 December 1866 / 1 January - 31 December 1867 / 1 January - 22 December 1868 / 2 January - 18 April 1869

Bilingual details are at:

Posted by Professor Ian Ruxton, Kyushu Institute of Technology

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