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Staff Introduction 01

Naoyuki EBINE (Associate Professor)
[Topics of Research]
  • Nutrition and sports nutrition
  • Energy metabolism in multiple fields
Positively engaging in joint research with experts in related fields under the themes of nutrition, physical exercise and rest
Naoyuki EBINE

Staff Introduction 02

Yoshihiko FUJISAWA (Professor)
[Topics of Research]
  • Qualities of an athlete

Yoshihiko FUJISAWA

Staff Introduction 03

Yoshiyuki FUKUOKA (Professor)
[Topics of Research]
  • Muscle energetics and exercise tolerance.
  • Respiratory control during exercise and hypoxia

Yoshiyuki FUKUOKA

Staff Introduction 04

Tatsuya HOJO (Professor)
[Topics of Research]
  • Epidemiology and prevention of sports injury
  • Physical therapy
  • Conservative treatment of musculoskeletal disorder

Tatsuya HOJO

Staff Introduction 05

Kojiro ISHII (Professor)
[Topics of Research]
  • Development and implementation of exercise prescription for everyone from children to the elderly, patients with a disease, and athletes

Kojiro ISHII

Staff Introduction 06

Tadao ISHIKURA (Professor)
[Topics of Research]
  • How to devise practice and teaching method to effectively improve sport skills and for athletes to perform their abilities to the fullest in competitions from the approach of sports psychology


Staff Introduction 07

Tetsuya IZAWA (Professor)
[Topics of Research]
  • Exercise biology of adipose tissue
  1. Epigenetic changes to adipocytes following physical activity
  2. Clarification of optimum timing for exercise prescription based on the rhythms of clock genes in adipose tissue

Tetsuya IZAWA

Staff Introduction 08

Kiyotaka KAMIBAYASHI (Associate Professor)
[Topics of Research]
  • Neurophysiological study of motor control and learning


Staff Introduction 09

Yasuo NAKAMURA (Professor)
[Topics of Research]
Sports Biomechanics
  • Kinematic and kinetic analysis of sports motions in baseball, soccer, golf, etc
  • Kinematic analysis of the scapula movements in daily activities


Staff Introduction 10

Hiroaki NINOMIYA (Professor)
[Topics of Research]
  • Development of sports industry , Regional revitalization through sports and promotion of lifelong sports participation in the fields of sports marketing, sports business administration and sports sociology


Staff Introduction 11

Hiroto SHOJI (Assistant Professor)
[Topics of Research]
  • Development of new business models of stadium and arena through the collaboration between the public and private sectors
  • Estimation of the scale of the sports industry based on national economic accounting

Hiroto SHOJI

Staff Introduction 12

Hisashi TAKAKURA (Assistant Professor)
[Topics of Research]
  • O2 delivery mechanism during muscle contraction in skeletal muscles
  • The elucidation of molecular mechanism for exercise training-induced change in oxidative capacity in skeletal muscle


Staff Introduction 13

Masaki TAKEDA (Professor)
[Topics of Research]
  • Sports physiological investigation of sports performance and physical training theory
  • Research keywords: endurance, muscle strength, muscle endurance, muscle power, high-altitude training, cross-country skiing, Nordic walking, children and sports, cognitive function, cold water immersion, etc


Staff Introduction 14

Tokio TASAKA (Professor)
[Topics of Research]
  • Training methods for enhancing physical strength and basic athletic skills


Staff Introduction 15

Shunichi TAZUKE (Professor)
[Topics of Research]
  • Body, Movement, “Waza(Skill as Arts)”

Shunichi TAZUKE

Staff Introduction 16

Taku WAKAHARA (Assistant Professor)
[Topics of Research]
  • Relationship between the structure and function of human skeletal muscle, and their changes by resistance training


Staff Introduction 17

Akira WATANABE (Professor)
[Topics of Research]
  • Efficient methods of instruction and evaluation in physical education


Staff Introduction 18

Masahiko YANAGITA (Professor)
[Topics of Research]
  • Effects of intervention with light-resistance and dynamic balance exercise on frailty, disability and metabolic syndrome among the middle-aged and elderly population.
  • A methodology on developing a support system for health-promotion by exercise in the local community
  • Field survey on dietary education and lifestyle in growing children


Staff Introduction 19

Katsuhiko YOKOYAMA (Professor)
[Topics of Research]
  • Sociological Study of Sports Policies
  • A Study of Cultures in Sports Organization

Katsuhiko YOKOYAMA

Supporting Staff

Nobuharu ASAHARA
A former sprinter and a former Asian record holder of the 100 meters
Graduate of the Faculty of Commerce
Completed Master’s Program in the Graduate School of Policy and Management (2009)
Nobuharu ASAHARA
A former track and field athlete and a former Japanese record holder of the 300-meter hurdles
Graduate of the Faculty of Commerce (1995)
Toshiyuki HAYASHI
A former member of the Japanese national rugby team
A former player of Oxford University Rugby Football Club (Oxford Blue)
Director of NPO ‘Heroes’
Graduate of the Faculty of Economics (1982)
Toshiyuki HAYASHI
A former infielder of the Hanshin Tigers and the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters
Graduate of the Faculty of Commerce (1993)
Nobuyuki KOJIMA
A former member of the Japanese national soccer team
A soccer commentator
Graduate of the Faculty of Commerce (1989)
Nobuyuki KOJIMA
A former infielder of the Tokyo Yakult Swallows
A member of the Japanese national baseball team in the first World Baseball Classic (WBC)
A former chairman of the Japan Professional Baseball Players Association
Graduate of the Faculty of Commerce (1994)
A former soccer player
A soccer commentator and a sports journalist
Graduate of the Faculty of Economics (1992)
Fumiko OKUNO
A former synchronized swimmer and a bronze medalist at the Barcelona Olympics
A sportscaster
Graduate of the Faculty of Commerce (1995)
Completed Master’s Program in the Graduate School of Policy and Management (2001)
Fumiko OKUNO
Atsushi OYAGI
A former member of the Japanese national rugby team
Graduate of the Faculty of Commerce (1985)
Completed Master’s Program in the Graduate School of Policy and Management
Atsushi OYAGI

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