Japan

Presentation

9 Sep 2017

Since 1991, India's Act East policy has traversed a long road with its current focus on commerce, connectivity, culture and security while bringing within its ambit not only the ASEAN but also other regional powers including Japan, Australia and South Korea. India's foreign policy has...

Report

28 Jul 2017

This report recognises and celebrates the significant role of Japanese investment in Australia's economy. Importantly, it also looks to the future and to new areas of investment cooperation emerging with Japan.

The report coincides with the 60th anniversary of the historic Agreement on Commerce,...

Research report

7 Jul 2017

Changing regional conditions necessitate strategic coordination between Australia and Japan to preserve the rules-based order in the Asia Pacific. The direction of this bilateral relationship will be predicated on two major factors: how both countries perceive the relative strength and intentions of the United States...

Journal article

11 Mar 2017

Creating a sustainable bioeconomy—which takes advantage of unused or underexploited bio-resources, turns them into replacements for fossil-based fuel, energy, and products and contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the protection of local environments—is a truly monumental task. It depends on companies entering...

Commentary

Article

1 Feb 2017

Many countries around the world have ageing populations and a growing prevalence of dementia. Japan, in particular, is a “super-ageing” society, with a population getting older faster than anywhere else in the world due to long life expectancy and low birth rates.

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Research report

24 Jan 2017

Rates middle-income housing affordability using the “Median Multiple,” which is the median house price divided by the median household income.

Executive Summary The 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey covers 406 metropolitan housing markets (metropolitan areas) in nine countries (Australia, Canada, China,...

Research report

26 Dec 2016

Abstract

As strategic efforts are defined in part by their ultimate “big picture” goals, Evelyn Goh addresses the question of what the endpoint should be for strategic diplomacy in Northeast Asia. She argues that in considering the broader regional order, an ultimate goal...

Commentary

Article

16 Dec 2016

When a small group from a minority ethnic community gathers to protect its members from discrimination, who could not feel sympathy? An appeal for just such sympathy was issued on 14 December by Tetsuhide Yamaoka (also known as Tesshu Yamaoka), president of the Sydney-based Australia–Japan...

Book

30 Nov 2016

Governments around the world invest considerable resources in enhancing the capabilities of their civil service administrations with the intention of improving the quality and e ectiveness of public administration. While most developed and many developing nations have established professional bureaucracies that are, in Weberian terms,...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context – To quantify the relationship between indoor temperature and blood pressure in Japanese nursing home residents. Methodology / Approach – A field study of 27 nursing homes in Japan was conducted. We meas-ured the indoor temperature of nursing homes and collected data...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context – In order to achieve low energy housing, it is important to quantitatively and comprehensively determine the effectiveness of energy saving technologies and to evaluate the energy conservation performance of an entire house. Low Energy Housing with Validated Effectiveness (LEHVE) is one...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - The purpose of this study was to develop a prevention strategy against fungal attack in any residential building, which had been previously proposed and applied to conserve cultural assets using a fungal index. The strategy consisted of four stages: current status...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Introduction: There have been several studies on the effect of housing environment on children’s health. In particular, health concerns stemming from children’s lack of physical activity and lower body temperature are becoming an issue in Japan. Because children have a larger body surface area-to-weight ratio...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context – To analyse the association between night-time temperature in the bedroom and morning blood pressure (BP). Methodology / Approach - Data were obtained from field surveys conducted from November 2014 to March 2015 on indoor temperature, home BP, sleep, and personal attributes....

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose - It is rather easy to control thermal air conditions in narrow-air tight living spaces. However, it is not so easy to keep good air quality in the spaces. Indoor air condition is especially important to keep the health condition of the people. We...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context – We clarify how regional differences in residential environment impact healthy life expectancy. Methodology / Approach – We defined healthy life expectancy and considered how to measure and calculate it. We prepared the data for calculating healthy life expectancy from various Bureau...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context – To clarify the association between the indoor environment of residential build-ings and cerebrovascular disease, an epidemiological survey of elderly persons living in three areas of Japan that have different rates of death due to cerebrovascular disease was conducted. Methodology / Approach...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - The aim of this study was to determine whether the quality of the indoor ther-mal environment during winter could increase the risk of cerebrovascular disease. Methodology / Approach - An epidemiological survey of approximately 200 elderly persons living in a cold...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - The aim of this study is to clarify an estimation method of humidification for infection control in residences. In Japan indoor humidity is very low in winter especially in recent insulated houses without unvented stoves. Dwellers know that it is necessary...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Indoor air pollution caused by the cigarette smoke consisted of wide range pollutants is a big problem for threatening human health. Air cleaners are expected as one of effective countermeasures against this environmental problem. However, few air cleaners correspond to various sorts of indoor pollutants....