Cutting-edge Research

We will introduce cutting-edge research as provided by our teachers.
Exploiting Big Data in the Financial Market - For the pursuit of better investment -

From February 2015, Katsuhiko Okada, Professor of Finance at the Institute of Business and Accounting, has started providing investment advice to Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking. His efforts are aimed at managing Japan’...

Discovering “Empathetic” Amongst Rats

A research group led by Professor Nobuya Sato in the School of Humanities’ Department of Integrated Psychological Sciences has experimentally shown that rats are empathetic towards, and will offer help to, other rats ...

How Religion Is Providing New Support in the Fight Against Poverty

School of Sociology Associate Professor Tatsuya Shirahase has made the Airin District of Osaka his primary focus as he studies the problem of homelessness. As the gap between the rich and the poor widens in society, ...

Technology Is for People - Researching Robots to Help with Daily Life

Associate Professor Daisuke Chugo, of the School of Science and Technology's Department of Human System Interaction, identifies the inconveniences that people experience in their daily lives and ...

New Genetic Discoveries in the Freshwater Fish“Pike Gudgeon”! Two New Species to be Named

Koji Tominaga, a teacher at Kwansei Gakuin Senior High School, has investigated the freshwater fish, Pseudogobio esocinus (pike gudgeon), and, in a Japan first, discovered that, while this species was previously believed to ...

Deciphering the Fate of the Market Using Big Data to Lead the New Marketing Strategies

“When are markets created?” “How do new products diffuse in the market ? ” In the study of marketing, these are the kinds of simple questions we find ourselves asking. With a focus on Blue Ocean Strategy ...

Documenting Disappearing Languages Elucidating the universality of human language functions, and exploring the questions of “What is Language? ” and “What is Human?”

Much of Dr. Imanishi’s research is taken up with field work. Many endangered languages do not have their own writing system and have been passed down solely orally, which makes “raw data” essential. Further, ...

What is “Creative Purchasing” For Pleasure? Exploring the Connections between Human Emotions and Consumer Behavior

With his academic specializations of marketing research and consumer behavior theory, Professor Junya Ishibuchi showed that, if consumers feel enjoyment when they are shopping, they can shop more intelligently and ...

Making “The Law of Unjust Enrichment” Easier to Understand Sorting out the global discussion and exploring its precise structure

The law of unjust enrichment is used when there is a change in a person’s proprietary benefit without legal ground, and is a rule that obliges that person to return the property to its proper state. It applies to ...