Summary of Research Project Results under JSPS FY2001
"Research for the Future Program"



(Physical and Engineering Sciences) Exploratory Research on Novel Artificial Materials and Substances for Next-Generation Industries
Title of Project Project Leader(Institution, Department) Term of Project
Research on Novel Optical Device Materials for the Wide Spectral Region Katsumi Kishino
Sophia University, Faculty of Science and Technology Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Functional Materials and Structures for Photonic Integrated Circuits Tetsuya Mizumoto
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Science and Engineering Associate Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Control of the Conduction Mechanism in Organic Conductors and Design of Novel Functional Material Toshihiro Takahashi
Gakushuin University, Faculty of Science Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Quantum Nonlinear Effects in Nanostructures and their Applications Mitsuo Kawabe
University of Tsukuba, Institute of Applied Physics Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001

(Physical and Engineering Sciences) Atomic-scale Surface and Interface Dynamics

Title of Project Project Leader(Institution, Department) Term of Project
Dynamic Behavior of Grown Surface and Interface, and Atomic Scale Simulation Tosiharu Irisawa
Gakushuin University, Computer Center Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Atomic Scale Dynamics of Non-Equilibrium Surface Layer and Synthesis of New Materials Hideo OHNO
Tohoku University, Research Institute of Electrical Communication Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001

(Physical and Engineering Sciences) Advanced Processes

Title of Project Project Leader(Institution, Department) Term of Project
Developments of Novel Carbon Nanomaterials Hisanori Shinohara
Nagoya University, Graduate School of Science Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Convergent Molecular Transformation Process and Materials System Yoshinori Yamamoto
Tohoku University, Graduate School of Science Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001

(Physical and Engineering Sciences) Next-generation Process Technologies

Title of Project Project Leader(Institution, Department) Term of Project
Development of Process for Fabrications of Multi-functional Composites Akira Nozue
Sophia University, Faculty of Science and Technology Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Mesoscopic Process for the Development of Structural Ecomaterials Akira Azushima
Yokohama National University, Graduate School of Engineering Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001

(Physical and Engineering Sciences) Intelligent Information and Advanced Information Processing

Title of Project Project Leader(Institution, Department) Term of Project
Researches on Advanced Multimedia Content Processing Shojiro Nishio
Osaka University, Graduate School of Engineering Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001

(Physical and Engineering Sciences) Advanced Multimedia Information and Communication Systems

Title of Project Project Leader(Institution, Department) Term of Project
Extra High Quality Audio|Visual System for Creation of Future A-V Works and Two|Way Presence Communication Makoto Miyahara
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, School of Information Science Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001

(Physical and Engineering Sciences) Science of Synthesis

Title of Project Project Leader(Institution, Department) Term of Project
A Methodology of Collaborative Synthesis by Artificial Intelligence Riichiro Mizoguchi
Osaka University, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001

(Physical and Engineering Sciences) Innovation in Energy Generation, Conversion, Materials and Systems for the Future

Title of Project Project Leader(Institution, Department) Term of Project
Investigation on Design Methodology of Supercritical Subsurface Boiler for Next Generation Geothermal Energy Extraction Toshiyuki Hashida
Tohoku University, Graduate School of Engineering Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Study of New Carbon-Based Materials and Solar Cells Masahumi Yamaguchi
Toyota Technological Institute, Graduate School of Engineering Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Study on Raising Quality of Fuels by Use of the Reactions under Super Critical Conditions and on Efficient Energy Transfer System Hiroshi Tomiyasu
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Emeritus Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001

(Physical and Engineering Sciences) Highly Efficient Use of Energy and Reduction of its Environmental Impact

Title of Project Project Leader(Institution, Department) Term of Project
Production- and Utilization-Technology of Hydrogen Aiming at the Hydrogen Energy Society Masahiro Shioji
Kyoto University, Graduate School of Energy Science Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Distributed Autonomous Urban Energy Systems for Mitigating Environmental Impact Kiichiro Tsuji
Osaka University, Graduate School of Engineering Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Fundamental Research on Thermal Energy Storage to Preserve Environment Akio Saito
Tokyo Institute of Technology , Graduate School of Science and Engineering Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Fundamental Studies on Advanced Electric Power Systems by Application of Superconductivity Tanzo Nitta
The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Engineering Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001

(Physical and@Engineering Sciences) Computational Science and Engineering

Title of Project Project Leader(Institution, Department) Term of Project
Computational Science and Engineering for Global Scale Flow Systems Yukio Kaneda
Nagoya University, Graduate School of Engineering Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Development of Next-generation Massively Parallel Computers Yoichi Iwasaki
University of Tsukuba, Vice President
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Material Science Simulation for Future Electronics Masatoshi Imada
The University of Tokyo, Institute for Solid State Physics Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Development of Computational Mechanics System for Large Scale Analysis and Design Shinobu Yoshimura
The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001

(Physical and Engineering Sciences) Photoscience

Title of Project Project Leader(Institution, Department) Term of Project
Materials for Ultrafast Opto-optical Control Takayoshi Kobayashi
The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Science Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Creation of Photo- and Electroactive Organic Materials and their Applications for Photonic Devices Yasuhiko Shirota
Osaka University, Graduate School of Engineering Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
(Life Sciences) Higher Brain Functions
Title of Project Project Leader(Institution, Department) Term of Project
Integrative Studies on Higher Brain Functions and their Pathopysiology Using Neuroimaging Hiroshi Shibasaki
Kyoto University, Graduate School of Medicine Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Analysis of Memory and Memory Disorders by PET, MEG, and other Methods Atsushi Yamadori
Tohoku University, Graduate school of Medicine Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Studies on Plasticity of Higher Function in Human Brain Using PET and Functional MRI Yoshiharu Yonekura
Fukui Medical University, Biomedical Imaging Research Center Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Neuroimaging Contributions to the Understanding of Brain Language Mechanism Morihiro Sugishita
The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Medicine Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Studies on the Brain Functions by Optical Imaging and Magnetoencepharography Mamoru Tamura
Hokkaido University, Research Institute for Electronic Science Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Molecular Dynamics Imaging by Use of PET Yasuyoshi Watanabe
Osaka City University, Graduate School of Medicine Professor
FY 1998 - FY 2001

(Life Sciences) Cellular Signaling

Title of Project Project Leader(Institution, Department) Term of Project
Adaptation Mechanism in Vision and Other Receptors Satoru Kawamura
Osaka University, Graduate School of Science Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Regulation of Cytoskeletons by Intracellular Signals Kozo Kaibuchi
Nagoya University, Graduate School of Medicine Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Growth Signaling Transmitted by Cell Adhesion Eisuke Mekada
Osaka University, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases Professer
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Downstream Effectors of PI3-kinase in Insulin Action Masato Kasuga
Kobe University, Graduate School of Medicine Professor
FY 1998 - FY 2001

(Life Sciences) Organism Constructing Mechanisms (Reproduction and Development)

Title of Project Project Leader(Institution, Department) Term of Project
Mechanisms of Behavioral Pattern Development and Determination of Body Sizes and Cell Sizes Yasumi Ohshima
Kyushu University, Graduate School of Sciences Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001

(Life Sciences) Structure and Functional Control Mechanism of Biomolecules (Structural Biology and Functional Molecules)

Title of Project Project Leader(Institution, Department) Term of Project
X-ray Crystallographic Study on Biological Molecular Interaction Kunio Miki
Kyoto University, Graduate School of Science Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Glycobiochemistry | Structure and Function Shoichi Kusumoto
Osaka University, Graduate School of Science Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Structural Biology of RNA Gota Kawai
Chiba Institute of Technology, Department of Industrial Chemistry Associate Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001

(Life Sciences) Mechanisms of Plant Responses to Environment and Application to Biotechnology

Title of Project Project Leader(Institution, Department) Term of Project
Organ Differentiation in Plants Responding to Environmental Stimuli Yasunori Machida
Nagoya University, Graduate School of Science Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001

(Life Sciences) Infectious Diseases and Bioregulation

Title of Project Project Leader(Institution, Department) Term of Project
Functional Analysis of Cellular Immunity in Infectious Diseases Shigeo Koyasu
Keio University, School of Medicine Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Mechanisms of Epithelial Infection by Enteropathogenic Bacteria and its Application for Control Chihiro Sasagawa
The University of Tokyo, Institute of Medical Science Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Studies on Molecular Basis of Herpesvirus Infections Yukihiro Nishiyama
Nagoya University, Graduate School of Medicine Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Combined Control Strategy for Mucosal Bacterial Infections Takeshi Honda
Osaka University, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Study of Pathophysiology of HIV-1 Infection and Development of AIDS Therapy Hiroaki Mitsuya
Kumamoto University, School of Medicine Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Basic Analysis of Bacterial Infection with Respect to Escape and Virulence Mechanism of Bacteria and its Application to the Host Defense Masao Mitsuyama
Kyoto University, Gradudate School of Medicine Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Molecular Mechanism of Biological Defense against Retrovirus and Hepatitis Virus Infection Junji Yodoi
Kyoto University, Institute for Virus Research Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001

(Life Sciences) Genetic and Environmental Factors in Diseases Prevalent in Adults and the Elderly:Molecular and Cellular Mechanism of Vascular Complications

Title of Project Project Leader(Institution, Department) Term of Project
Molecular Biology of AdipocytesFStudies on Molecular Mechanisms of Fat Accumulation and Vascular Diseases Yuji Matsuzawa
Osaka University, Graduate School of Medicine Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
A Role for Scavenger Receptor Pathway in the Pathogenesis of Vascular Disordes Tatsuhiko Kodama
The University of Tokyo, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Roles and Disorders of Receptors for Plasma Lipoproteims Tokuo Yamamoto
Tohoku University, Gene Reseach Center Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Genetic function of Molecular Network on Blood Pressure Regulation Akiyoshi Fukamizu
University of Tsukuba, Center for Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Mechanisms for the Development of Diabetic Angiopathy and its Prevention Hiroshi Yamamoto
Kanazawa University, Graduate School of Medical Science Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001

(Life Sciences) Molecular Bioengineering of Food Animal Protein Resources

Title of Project Project Leader(Institution, Department) Term of Project
Elucidation of Life Cycle of Eel and Artificial Control of its Reproduction Katsumi Aida
The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Genetic control of the Reproduction in Aquatic Animals of Important Aquaculture Resources Takashi Aoki
Tokyo University of Fisheries, Graduate School of Fisheries Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Control of the Useful Genes by Genetic Engineering in Food Animals Tohru Komano
Kinki University, Faculty of Biology-Oriented Science and Technology Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Endocrinological and Biotechnological Control of Body Growth and Reproduction in Domestic Animals Masugi Nishihara
The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Science Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Efficient Increase in Livestock Production by Evolutional Improvement of Developmental Engineering Hajime Miyamoto
Kyoto University, Graduate School of Agriculture Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Development of the Highly Acceptable Food Resources for Humans Tohru Fushiki
Kyoto University, Graduate School of Agriculture Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001

(Integrated Fields) Information on Life Systems

Title of Project Project Leader(Institution, Department) Term of Project
Design and Fabrication of an Interface System for a Life Information Processor and External Environment -Electrophysiological and Biochemical Approach - Takeshi Yamakawa
Kyushu Inst. of Tech., Graduate School of Life Sci. and Sys. Eng. Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
System Theory of Bio-Informatics and its Extension towards Engineering Design Theory Osamu Katai
Kyoto University, Graduate School of Informatics Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Construction of Intelligent System Possessing System Life Kazuo Yoshida
Keio University, Faculty of Science and Technology Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001

(Integrated Fields) Tissue Engineering

Title of Project Project Leader(Institution, Department) Term of Project
Functional Regeneration by Medical Bioengineering Tomomitsu Hotta
Tokai University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Biological Tissue Engineering Yukichi Umakoshi
Osaka University, Graduate School of Engineering Professor
FY 1998 - FY 2001

(Integrated Fields) Production of Novel Useful Substances through Integration of Life Sciences and Chemistry

Title of Project Project Leader(Institution, Department) Term of Project
Chemical Approach to Creation of Artificial Nucleic Acids Having New Functions Mitsuo Sekine
Tokyo institute of Technology, Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Fine Enzymatic Syntheses of Useful Compounds Sakayu Shimizu
Kyoto University, Graduate School of Agriculture Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001

(Integrated Fields) Biomedical Observation and Control

Title of Project Project Leader(Institution, Department) Term of Project
Systemic Research and Development of New Techniques for Monitoring and Processing Information of the Living Body Kunihiko Mabuchi
The University of Tokyo, Center for Collaborative Research Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Innovational Basic Technology for Ultrasonic Diagnosis and Treatment Masatsugu Hori
Osaka University, Graduate School of Medicine Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Application of Heuristic Solution of Inverse Problem to Medical Diagnoses and Biological Research Hisashi Kado
Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Applied Electronics Laboratory Director, Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Photonic Biomedical Sensing and Control Satoshi Kawata
Osaka University, Graduate school of Engineering Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001

(Integrated Fields) Causes and Effects of Environmental Loading and its Reduction

Title of Project Project Leader(Institution, Department) Term of Project
Sociological Experimental Study of Low Environmental Impact and Resource Circulation Habitation System Toshio Ojima
Waseda University, Engineering Dept. Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
A New Technology to Evaluate the Risk of Environmental Toxic Agents to Human Yasuo Igarashi
The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
A Systematic Study on the Environmental Assessment and Possible Mitigation Schemes for Temporal and Spatial Changes in Global Hydrologic and Biogeochemical Balances by Authropogenic Activities Katumi Musiake
University of Tokyo, Institute of Industrial Science Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Development of Wastes Recycle Technologies Using High Temperature and High Pressure Treatments Koichi Fujie
Toyohashi University of Technology, Ecological Engineering Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Establishment of New Technology for the Risk Estimation on Humans by Environmental Toxic Agents Taisei Nomura
Osaka University, Graduate School of Medicine Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Evaluation and Restoration of the Effects of Oil Pollution on Coastal Ecosystem Mitsumasa Okada
Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Engineering Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001

(Integrated Fields) Environmental Conservation in the Asian Region

Title of Project Project Leader(Institution, Department) Term of Project
Inter-Disciplinary Studies for Sustainable Development in Asian Countries Kanji Yoshioka
Keio University, Institute for Economic and Industry Studies, Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Developing the Standards for Global Watch through a Multi-disciplinary Catchment Study Eitaro Wada
Kyoto University, Center for Ecological Research Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Impact Analysis of Metropolitan Policies for Development Environmental Conservation in the Philippines Tatsuo Ohmachi
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Science and Engineering Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001
Development of Environmental Friendly Industrial Municipal System Based on Coal Energy in the Southern Area of China Shigekatsu Mori
Nagoya University, Graduate School of Engineering Professor
FY 1997 - FY 2001

University-Industry Cooperative Research Committee

Title of Project Project Leader(Institution, Department) Title of Project Term of Project
Creation of Functionalized C60 and Development of their Novel Functions Kazuhiko Saigo
The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences Professor
116th Committee on Chemistry Creating Organic Compounds with Novel Functions FY 1997 - FY 2001
Harmonized Nano|Macro|Information Study on Advanced Materials with High Mechanical@Properties and Reliability Hiroaki Masui
Teikyo University, School of Science and Engineering Professor
129t‚ˆ Committee on Strength and Fracture of Advanced Materials FY 1997 - FY 2001
Ultimate Information Proceeding Devices and Systems Using High-Functional Spatial Light Modulation Method Kenya Goto
Tokai University, School of High Technology for Human Welfare Professor
130th Committee on Optoelectronics FY 1997 - FY 2001
Advanced Research and Development on High Density Magnetic Recording Device by Means of Atomic Interface Design Tetsuya Osaka
Waseda University, School of Science and Engineering Professor
144th Committee on Magnetic Recording FY 1997 - FY 2001
Fabrication and Device Technology of Extremely Small Magnetically Hard Materials Yutaka Shimada
Tohoku University, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials Professor
147th Committee on Amorphous and Nano|Crystalline Materials FY 1997 - FY 2001
Investigation of New High Performance Piezoelectric Single Crystals and Thin Films, and Applications for Next Generation Electronics and Communication Systems Ken Yamada
Tohoku University, Graduate School of Engineering Associate Professor
150th Committee on Acoustic Wave Device Technology FY 1997 - FY 2001
Development of Ultra-high Rate Thermal Plasma Cluster Deposition Method for Well-controlled Nano-scopic Electronic Materials Toyonobu Yoshida
The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Engineering Professor
153rd Committee on Plasma Materials Science FY 1997 - FY 2001
Multiple Molecular Improvement of Photosynthesis and Plant Performances for Crop Productivity Akiho Yokota
Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Graduate School of Biological Science Professor
160th Committee on Plant Biotechnology for the Environment, FoodCand Resources FY 1997 - FY 2001
Growth and Characterization of Single Crystals for Active Elements Tsuguo Fukuda
Tohoku University, Institute for Materials Research Professor
161st Committee on Science and Technology of Crystal Growth FY 1997 - FY 2001
Integrated Network Architecture for Advanced Multimedia Application Systems Hideo Miyahara
Osaka University, Graduate School of Engineering Science professor
163rd Committee Internet Technology FY 1997 - FY 2001


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