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Faculty of Education, Chiba University / Asia & ASEAN Center for Educational Research
Professor and Director Since 2008, I have been dedicated to developing and implementing training courses aimed at nurturing the scientific skills and abilities of junior and high school students. During this time, I established a two-stage selection training program, which remains in operation today. Moving forward, my goal is to expand this initiative globally, and currently, I am developing scientific experiment courses to be conducted in English.
Furthermore, utilizing this platform, I have created a program called “TWINCLE,” which integrates the humanities and sciences in a cross-disciplinary education format. Graduate and undergraduate students actively contribute to this program by designing their own teaching materials based on their specialized areas and implementing them as classes in high schools abroad. Subsequently, I have developed a workshop that combines elements of the humanities and sciences, focusing on Sustainable Development Goals to foster collaborative science education on a global scale.
In addition, I organize an annual International Research Meeting, providing a valuable platform for high school students, undergraduate students, graduate students, and in-service schoolteachers to present their research findings and share their proceedings.
Along with these activities, I engage in collaborative education and research with partner universities, including Bogor Agricultural University in Indonesia, where I contribute to graduate student education. Our joint research endeavors primarily focus on analyzing the physiological effects of bioactive substances derived from tropical organisms, such as plants and fungi, with a particular emphasis on their anticancer properties, antioxidant effects, and impact on fat metabolism.
Recent Topics of Interests :
1) I am developing new educational programs in online, face-to-face, and hybrid formats with the aim of establishing Chiba University as a leading hub for science education and research in Asia.
2) Additionally, as a member of the nursing teacher training course, I am conducting research from the perspective of teacher training and professional development for in-service school teachers to ensure a smooth response to school accidents. Specifically, my research focuses on improving communication between healthcare teachers (school nurses) and homeroom teachers, as well as enhancing accident response skills at the school level.
Motto in Research or in Life:
“Path of Sincerity”: I approach projects as if playing a game of poker, where I strive to win even if all my hands are exposed. I will give it my best and tackle it seriously.
However, there is a saying that goes, “Perseverance is power”: I believe that by continuously affirming something, even if it may sound like a big boast to those around me, I can make it a reality.
“When one door shuts, another opens”: The number and quality of people who lend a helping hand can significantly impact our perspective on life. However, I’ll give my hardest until somebody trust and believe in me enough to help.
“A life of Reprimands”: I often make mistakes, so I frequently find myself getting dressing-down. But I see these challenging moments as opportunities.
“Seizing opportunities”: This may seem contradictory to the previous points, but well, that’s how I am. In more eloquent terms, I would say, “I will do my best and leave the rest to fate.” However, in my case, I tend to rely more on trial-and-error approaches.
Hobby / Holiday:
When I had my beloved dog, I used to have BBQ in the garden, even during the winter. However, since he passed away at the age of 17, I merely do that.
I go fishing from time to time (about three times a year), but I’m not very good at it, so I ask my friends to take me to the best fishing spots. I pretend to be exclusively focused on lure fishing, but when I can’t catch, I resort to bait fishing as well.
Faculty of Education, Chiba University
Assistant ProfessorTrees grow on relatively long scales, resulting in the expansion of the timber segment. To promote sustainable timber usage, it is essential to go beyond forest management and understand the types and diversity of timber. My research focuses on exploring the diversity of wood produced due to individual variations in trees and their growing environments.
Additionally, I am involved in developing and implementing educational materials that address these issues.
Recent Topics of Interests: Dynamic Rationality of Trees
Motto in Research or in Life:
While it’s important to ponder, it is equally crucial to try things firsthand. Being able to shift your mindset when your efforts don’t yield the desired outcome is also a valuable skill.
Hobby / Holiday: Camping, Outdoor Activities
I enjoy spending the majority of my time with my children.