Summary of Research Project Results Under the JSPS FY2000 "Research for the Future Program"



(Physical and Engineering Sciences)@Exploratory Research on Novel Artificial Materials and Substances for Next-Generation Industries
No. Title of Project Project Leader, Institution Department Term of Project
1 Super Heterostructures for Photonics Materials Shigehisa ARAI
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Research Center for Quantum Effect ElectronicsProfessor
Fy1996`FY2000
2 Preparation and Application of Newly Designed Solid Electrolytes Tatsumisago, Masahiro
Osaka Prefecture University, Graduate School of EngineeringProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
3 Semiconductor Quantum Dot Network Horikoshi, Yoshiji
Waseda University, Dept. of Electrical Electronics and Computer EngineeringProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
4 Materials Science and Microelectronics of Nanometer-Scale Materials, Fullerenes and Nanotubes Suematsu, Hiroyoshi
Graduate school of Sciences, University of TokyoProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
5 High Performance Multi-Functional Transducers of Dielectric Composite Films Masuda, Yoichiro
Hachinohe Inst. Tech., Dept. Eng.Prof.
FY1996`FY2000
6 Spin-dependent phenomena in the substances with artificial microstructure and advanced materials Takanashi, Koki
Tohoku University, Institute for Materials ResearchProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
7 Fundamentals and Applications of Photofunctional Interfaces using Diamond Film Akira Fujishima
Graduate School of EngineeringProfessor
FY1996`FY2000

(Physical and Engineering Sciences)@Atomic-Scale Surface and Interface Dynamics

No. Title of Project Project Leader, Institution Department Term of Project
1 Self-assembled Nanostructures and Its control Yasuhiko Arakawa
RCAST, University of TokyoProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
2 Dynamic behavior of silicon atoms, lattice defects and impurities near silicon melt-crystal interface Nobuyuki Imaishi
Kyushu University, Institute of Advanced Material StudyProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
3 First-Principles Quantum Theoretical Approach and Microscopic Simulation OSHIYAMA, ATSUSHI
INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS, UNIV OF TSUKUBAPROFESSOR
FY1996`FY2000
4 Dynamic Process and Control of the Buffer Layer at the Interface in a Highly-Mismatched System Isamu Akasaki
Faculty of Science and TechnologyProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
5 Growth-front of giant unit cell ionic crystals:Clue towards perfect epitaxy KAWASAKI, Masashi
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and EngineeringAssociate Professor
FY1996`FY2000
6 Cooperative Research for the Creation and Elucidation of Novel Characteristics of Nano-size Molecular System Tokio Yamabe
Institute for Fundamental ChemistryResearch Director
FY1996-FY2000

(Physical and Engineering Sciences)@Advanced Processes

No. Title of Project Project Leader, Institution Department Term of Project
1 Environmentally Friendly Catalytic Process Shun-Ichi Murahashi
Osaka University, Graduate School of Engineering ScienceProf.
FY1996`FY2000
2 Future Asymmetric Reaction Process Hayashi, Tamio
Kyoto University, Graduate School of ScienceProfessor
FY1996-FY2000
3 Integrated Chemical Process Junzo Otera
Okayama University of Science, Faculty of EngineeringProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
4 Highly Selective Organic Synthesis Tsuneo Imamoto
Faculty of Science, Chiba UniversityProfessor
FY1996-FY2000
5 Materials Synthesis with Atom Clusters Mori, Hirotaro
Osaka University, Res. Ctr. UHVEMProfessor
FY1996`FY2000

(Physical and Engineering Sciences)@Next-generation Process Technologies

No. Title of Project Project Leader, Institution Department Term of Project
1 Fundamental Analysis and Design of Reaction and Separation Processes in Supercritical Fluids Yasuhiko, Arai
Graduate School, EngineeringProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
2 Control of Abnormal Structure Formation in Materials Processing KOMIYAMA, Hiroshi
Univ. of Tokyo, School of EngineeringProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
3 Wafer-Scale Fabrication Processes of Nano Dots Osaka, Toshiaki
Waseda University, Kagami Memorial Laboratory for Material Science and TechnologyProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
4 Reversible interconnection of Dissimilar Materials Tadatomo Suga
The University of Tokyo, RCASTProfessor
FY1996-FY2000
5 Development of Technological Information Infrastructure for Environmental and Safety Evaluation in Process Industry Yuji Naka
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Frontier Collaborative Research CenterProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
6 Generation and Control of Large Area High Density Low Temperature Plasma and Its Industrial Applications Yasuhiro, Horiike
Toyo University, Faculty of EngineeringVisiting Professor
FY1996`FY2000

(Physical and Engineering Sciences)@Intelligent Information and Adcanced Information Processing

No. Title of Project Project Leader, Institution Department Term of Project
1 Cooperative Distributed Vision for Dynamic Three Dimensional Scene Understanding Takashi, Matsuyama
Kyoto University, Graduate School of InformaticsProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
2 Natural Language Processing and Natural Language Understanding Jun-ichi Tsujii
University of Tokyo, Graduate School of ScienceProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
3 Agent-Oriented Computing Yuichiro ANZAI
Keio University, Faculty of Science and TechnologyProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
4 Software Development Methodology Katayama, Takuya
JAIST, School of Information ScienceProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
5 Software for Parallel and Distributed Supercomputing Masaaki Shimasaki
Kyoto University, Graduate School of EngineeringProfessor
FY1996`FY2000

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

No. Title of Project Project Leader, Institution Department Term of Project
1 Post ATM Advanced Telecommunication Network Architecture Tadao Saito
Graduate School of EngineeringProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
2 A Study on Ubiquitous Information System for Utilization of Highly Distributed Information Resources Jun ADACHI
Research Center for Information ResourcesProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
3 Development of Networking Technology using Satellite Communications Systems Tateiba, Mitsuo
Kyushu Univ., Fac. of Information Sci. & Electrical Eng.Professor
FY1996`FY2000
4 Advanced Information Security Techniques for Multimedia Networks Hideki Imai
University of Tokyo, Institute of Industrial ScienceProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
5 Study for the Multilingual Text Processing on the Multimedia Communication System Tamura, Takeshi
University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Humanities and SociologyProfessor
FY1996`FY2000

(Physical and Engineering Sciences)@Science of Systhesis

No. Title of Project Project Leader, Institution Department Term of Project
1 Modeling of Synthesis Tomiyama, Tetsuo
The University of Tokyo, RACEProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
2 Methodology of Emergent Synthesis Kanji Ueda
Kobe University, Department of Mechanical EngineeringProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
3 Science of Human-Oriented Synthesis Hiromu, Nakazawa
WASEDA, Univ., School of Science and EngineeringProfessor
FY1996`FY2000

(Physical and Engineering Sciences)@Micro-mechatronics and Soft-mechanics

No. Title of Project Project Leader, Institution Department Term of Project
1 Research on Micro and Soft-Mechanics Integration for Bio-mimetic Machines Inoue, Hirochika
Graduate School of EngineeringProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
2 Distributed Micromachines Composed of Many Different Kind Elements Esashi, Masayoshi
Tohoku University, New Industry Creation Hatchery CenterProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
3 Study on Soft-mechanics and Function Creation in Morpho-functional Machines Fumio Hara
Science University of Tokyo, Department of EngineeringProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
4 Life support welfare robotics based on mechanical affinity to human being Sadao, Kawamura
Ritsumeikan University, Science and EngineeringProfessor
FY1996`FY2000

(Life Sciences)@Higher Brain Functions

No. Title of Project Project Leader, Institution Department Term of Project
1 Functions of the Basal Ganglia in Behavioral Learning and Memory Minoru, Kimura
Kyoto Prefectural University of MedicineProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
2 Neural mechanisms of visual cognition in the cerebral Cortex Komatsu Hidehiko
Okazaki Natl. Res. Inst, Inst. for Physiol. SciProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
3 Growth Factor Regulation of Synaptic Development and Its Function in the Brain. Nawa, Hiroyuki
Niigata University, Brain Research Inst.Professor
FY1996`FY2000
4 Neural Mechanisms of Procedural Memory Okihide Hikosaka
Juntendo University, School of MedicineProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
5 Molecular Mechanisms of Central Synaptic Modulation Underlying Memory Formation Tomoyuki Takahashi
University of Tokyo Graduate School of MedicineProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
6 Search for Dynamic Neuronal Assemblies Underlying Information Processing of Memory Yoshio Sakurai
Kyoto University Graduate School of Letters, PsychologyProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
7 Molecular biological studies on neural plasticity and long-term memory IMOTO, Keiji
National Institute for Physiological SciencesProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
8 Brain Mechanisms of Symbol Manipulation Iriki, Atsushi
Tokyo Med. Dent. Univ., Grad. Sch.Professor
FY1996`FY2000

(Life Sciences)@Cellular Signaling

No. Title of Project Project Leader, Institution Department Term of Project
1 Calcium Signaling in Secretion Kasai, Haruo
National Institute for Physiological SciencesProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
2 The Regulation of K+ Channel Activity by G Protein Yoshihisa, Kurachi
Osaka University, Graduate School of MedicineProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
3 Elucidation of carbonyl stress pathway and the mechanism of redox regulation to carbonyl atress. Toshio Miyata
Tokai University School of Medicine, Department of Internal MedicineAssociate Professor
FY1996`FY2000
4 Study on the Signal Transduction by Serine-Threonine Kinase Receptors Kohei Miyazono
JFCR Cancer Inst., BiochemistryChief
FY1996`FY2000
5 Regulation of Protein Kinases in Signal Transduction Shigeo Ohno
Yokohama City University School of MedicineProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
6 Signaling network by protein kinases Ono, Yoshitaka.
Kobe University, Biosignal Research CenterProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
7 Growth and differentiation signalling in the immune system Tadatsugu Taniguchi
University of Tokyo, Graduate School of MedicineProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
8 Molecular interaction of inositolphospholipids with signal proteins Tadaomi, Takenawa
The University of Tokyo, The Institute of Medical ScienceProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
9 Signaling Mechanism in Neuronal System Yoshioka, Tohru
Waseda University, School of Human SciencesProfessor
FY1996`FY2000

(Life Sciences)@Organism Constructiong Mechanisms (Reproduction and Development)

No. Title of Project Project Leader, Institution Department Term of Project
1 Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Sex differentiation in Fish Yoshitaka Nagahama
Okazaki Natl. Res. Inst., Natl. Inst. Basic Biol.Professor
FY1996`FY2000
2 Mechanisms underlying germ line development Satoru Kobayashi
Inst. of Biological Sciences, Univ. of TsukubaAssistant Prof.
FY1996`FY2000
3 Study of molecular switches for the reproductive development in plants. KOMEDA, Yoshibumi
Hokkaido Univ., Graduate School of ScienceProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
4 Mechanisms of Cell Fate Determination Hiroki Nishida
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Bioscience and EngineeringAssociate Prof.
FY1996`FY2000
5 Mechanisms of pattern formation in development Shigeo, Hayashi
National Institute of Genetics, Genetic Strains Research CenterProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
6 Molecular mechanisms of reversible transformation of organelles in differentiation of higher plant cells Mikio Nishimura
Okazaki National Institute, Department of Cell BiologyProfessor
FY1996`FY2000

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

No. Title of Project Project Leader, Institution Department Term of Project
1 Structural Biology of Proteins Involved in Cellular Signal Transduction Toshiyuki, Tanaka
Institute of Applied BiochemistryAssociate Professor
FY1996`FY2000
2 Structural Study of Molecular Interaction in Living Organism Yoshinori Fujiyoshi
Graduate School of Science, Kyoto UniversityProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
3 Molecular Regulation in Biological Macromolecular Assemblies Tsukihara, Tomitake
Osaka University, Institute for Protein ResearchProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
4 Structure Recognition and Molecular Mechanism in Bioluminescence Minoru Isobe
Nagoya University, Graduate School of Bioagricultural SciencesProfessor.
FY1996`FY2000
5 Structural Change of Signal-transducing Proteins Induced by Ligand Binding: Its Significance in Signal Generation Toshiaki, KATADA
The University of Tokyo, Grad. Sch. of Pharmaceut. Sci.,Professor
FY1996`FY2000
6 Exploring the steric superfine structures and dynamics as the basis of substrate recognition and catalysis of multifunctional enzymes Hiroyuki Kagamiyama
Osaka Medical College, BiochemistryProfesser
FY1996`FY2000

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

No. Title of Project Project Leader, Institution Department Term of Project
1 Signal Transduction from Perception of Environmental Stimuli to Responses in Plants Noriaki KONDO
The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of ScienceProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
2 Genetically engineered enhancement of tolerance for environmental stresses in higher plants Koh Iba
Faculty of Science, Kyushu UniversityProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
3 Analysis and application of genes responsive to biological stresses in plants Kazuyuki Mise
Kyoto University, Graduate School of AgricultureAssociate Professor
FY1996`FY2000
4 Molecular approaches for the improvement of productivity and quality of plants by studying nitrogen utilization and photosynthesis Tomoyuki Yamaya
Tohoku Univ., Grad. School of Agric. Sci.Professor
FY1996`FY2000
5 Molecular Breeding of Woody Plants and Its Fundamental Study Noriyuki Morohoshi
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, BASEProfessor
FY1996`FY2000

(Integrated Fields)@Information on Life Systems

No. Title of Project Project Leader, Institution Department Term of Project
1 Theory and Construction of Molecular Computers Masami Hagiya
University of Tokyo, Department of Science Information, Graduate School of ScienceProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
2 Study of Information Systems of Lives in Physical Model Complex Systems Kiyoshi Kawamura
Faculty of Science and TechnologyProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
3 Development of Artificial Cellular Device Koji, Ikuta
Nagoya University, Dept. of Micro System EngineeringProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
4 Self-organization of Informational Representation and Learnable Neurotips Minoru Tsukada
Tamagawa University, Brain Science Research Center / Faculty of EngineeringProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
5 Biologically Inspired Adaptive Systems Shigenobu Kobayashi
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and EngineeringProfessor
FY1996`FY2000

(Integrated Fields)@Tissue Engineering

No. Title of Project Project Leader, Institution Department Term of Project
1 Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering Teruo OKANO
Tokyo Women's Medical University, College of MedicineProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
2 Bioprocess engineering of functional regeneration of cultured cells Norio Ohshima
Inst Basic Med Sci, Dept Biomed Eng, Univ. TsukubaProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
3 Tissue engineering for soft tissues Yasuhiko Shimizu
Kyoto University, Institute for Frontier Medical SciencesProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
4 Tissue Engineering for Organ Regeneration Yoshio Yamaoka
Kyoto University Graduate School of MedicineProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
5 Tissue Engineering for Hard Tissues Shoji Enomoto
Tokyo Med&Dent. Univ. Oral SurgeryProfessor
FY1996`FY2000

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

No. Title of Project Project Leader, Institution Department Term of Project
1 Production of Bioactive Natural Products, and Analysis and Application of its Molecular Mechanism of Biosynthetic Engineering Hayakawa, Yoichi
The University of Tokyo, Institute of Molecular and Cellular BiosciencesAssociate Professor
FY1996`FY2000
2 Mechanistic Analysis and Engineering of Secondary Metabolism Directed toward the Designer Enzyme Systems KAKINUMA, Katsumi
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Science and EngineeringProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
3 Molecular analysis of the initiation of secondary metabolite formation and its application to molecular breeding of producers Horinouchi, Sueharu
Univ. of Tokyo, Graduate School of Agricultural & Life SciencesProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
4 Discovery and production of lead compounds for medicines from microorganisms Satoshi Omura
Kitasato Univ., Grad. Sch. Pharm. SciencesProfessor
FY1996`FY2000
5 Development of A Robust, Highly Efficient Cell-Free Protein Synthesis System Yaeta Endo
Ehime University, Faculty of EngineeringProfessor
FY1996`FY2000

Advisory Committee to University-Industry Cooperative Research Committees

No. Title of Project Project Leader, Institution Department Proposal Committee Term of Project
1 Studies on the Innovative Iron and Steelmaking Processes Harmonized with Environment Morita, Kazuki
The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of EngineeringAssociate Professor
19th Committee on Steelmaking FY1996`FY2000
2 Preparation of Advanced Inorganic Materials by Soft Solution Processing Masahiro Yoshimura
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Materials and Structure LaboratoryProfessor
69th Committee on Materials Processing and Applications FY1996`FY2000
3 New Recycle Method of Building Materials Taking into Consideration of Life-cycle of Structures Shigeyoshi Nagataki
Faculty of Engineering, Dept. of Civil EngineeringProfessor
76th Committee on Construction Materials FY1996`FY2000
4 Creations of Organic Functional Materials and Development of Their Svnthetic Methods Based on Characteristics of Hetero-atoms Takeshi Nakai
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Science and EngineeringProfessor
116th Committee on Chemistry Creating Organic Compounds with Novel Functions FY1996`FY2000
5 Creation of Functional Nano- and Micro- sized Spaces in Carbon Materials Yoichi, TAKAHASHI
Chuo University, Faculty of Science and EngineeringProfessor
117th Committee on Carbon Materials FY1996`FY2000
6 High-Temperature Materials - Development of Practical High Temperature Intermetallics Masaharu Yamaguchi
Kyoto University, Materials Science and EngineeringProfessor
123rd Committee on Heat-Resisting Metals and Alloys FY1996`FY2000
7 Basic research on materials and device structures of electronic information displays with super high-definition and high content for multi-media application Kobayashi, Hiroshi
Tottori University, Faculty of EngineeringProfessor
125th Committee on Conversion between Light and Electricity FY1996`FY2000
8 Development of Thin Films for Future ULSI's and Nano-Scale Process Integration Yukio Yasuda
Nagoya University, Graduate School of EngineeringProfessor
131st Committee on Thin Films FY1996`FY2000
9 Development of JSPS-Super Electron Microscope Ryuichi, Shimizu
Osaka UniversityProfessor Emeritus
Microbeam Analysis 141st Committee FY1996`FY2000
10 Intelligent Support System for Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Next Generation Chemical Plants Hashimoto, Iori
Kyoto University, Dept. of Chemical EngineeringProfessor
143rd Committee on Process Systems Engineering FY1996`FY2000
11 Development of automatic system for protein crystal data collection at high speed with high accuracy and high resolution by use of SRX-rays Ken-ichi Ohshima
Institute of Materials Sciences, Univ. of TsukubaProfessor
145th Committee on Processing and Characterization of Crystals FY1996`FY2000
12 Physics of Nanocrystalline Semiconductors and their Application to New Functional Devices Yoshihiro Hamakawa
Ritsumeikan UniversityProfessor
147th Committee on Amorphous and Nano-Crystalline Materials FY1996`FY2000
13 Molecular Engineering of Coal : Supramolecular Structure and Novel Utilization Technology Masashi Iino
Tohoku University, Institute for Chemical Reaction ScienceProfessor
148th Committee on Coal Utilization Technology FY1996`FY2000
14 Research on Man-Machine Dialogue System Through Spoken Language Hiroya Fujisaki
Science University of Tokyo, Faculty of Industrial Science and TechnologyProfessor
The 152 Committee on Intelligent Processing of Spoken and Written Languages FY1996`FY2000
15 Developmental Research on New Type Electron Emitter Using Diamond Toshimichi, Ito
Osaka University, Graduate School of EngineeringProfessor
154th Committee on Semiconductor Interfaces and Their Applications FY1996`FY2000
16 Development of Dynamic Intelligent Structures for Large Earthquakes Nishitani, Akira
Waseda Univ., Dept. of ArchitectureProfessor
157th Committee on Structural Response Control FY1996`FY2000
17 Molecular Breeding of Plants for Food, Resources and the Environment in the 21st Century Isogai, Akira
Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Graduate School of Biological SciencesProfessor
160th Committee on Plant Biotechnology on Environmental Changes to the Earth FY1996`FY2000
18 Research on Short-Wavelength Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices for Ultra High-Density and Ultra High-Speed Information Processing Kiyoshi Takahashi
Teikyo University of Science and Technology, Dept. of Media ScienceProfessor
162nd Committee on Short-wavelength Opto-electronic Devices FY1996`FY2000
19 Holonic Photonic Information Networks Hiroaki Terada
professor emeritus
Committee on Optical Info-Communication Systems Research FY1996`FY2000


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