Session list

Closed Sessions

Session No. 0-1
Title Creating a Post-Corona Society: Cities and Universities in Collaboration
Date & Time September 28, 2020 (Mon) 18:00-19:40
Location Online

We live in unpredictable “VUCA” times, as epitomized by the huge impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on all levels of society which also highlighted the vulnerability of modern society. Universities and research institutions are no exception. However, we have an important mission to create a post-corona society by seeking solutions to social issues that have arisen. In this session, the knowledge of experts, including local government leaders, will be shared and discussed with the audience.

Click here for questions for the panelists.

Session No. 1-1
Title After Globalization: Problem Discovery in Process
Date & Time September 28, 2020 (Mon) 14:00-16:15
Location Online

Today’s world after globalization, as COVID-19 took every country by surprise, challenges the creativity of mankind to re-assemble transdisciplinary knowledge and rethink the existence of human society. The University of Tsukuba and National Cheng Kung University have established a consortium with Southeast Asian institutions on four themes—environment and disaster, aging care and infectious diseases, design and communication, and technology and policy—to benefit emerging society through raising new questions and transforming existing knowledge. In the main session, we will introduce institutions and projects in this consortium. Subsequently, four sub-sessions will be held to discuss research and education in progress.

Session No. 2-1
Title Interdisciplinary and International perspective on Diversity and Inclusion: Effective Approaches in Education
Date & Time February 12, 2021 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (JST)

This is a session jointly presented by researchers from College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University (OSU) and  Faculty of Human Sciences and Faculty of Health and Sports Sciences at University of Tsukuba (UT).  The purpose of the session is to present and discuss potential collaborative research topics/themes which involve researchers from OSU and UT regarding  “diversity/inclusion” and “education”. During this 3-hour session, a group of faculties in the field of sports sciences, sociology, psychology, education and special education will a)synthesize research studies pertaining to inclusive education in the field and identify research gaps and b)propose potential and collaborative research topics. This session will be done using the latest virtual conference platform. (This session will be done collaboratively with “Interdisciplinary and International perspective on Diversity and Inclusion: Current Issues in LGBTQ People”.)

Registration HERE

Session No. 2-2
Title International Joint Symposium of Agro-Biomedical Science in Food and Health : leap to the future
Keywords Food, Health, Joint-degree, Taiwan, France
Date & Time September 30, 2020 (Wed) 16:00~18:30
Location Online

Food-related health problems and lifestyle-related diseases, issues of food security, and the increasing cost of medical care are just some of the many challenges society now faces. A fusion of agricultural and medical sciences is needed to find solutions for societies facing these myriads of problems. This symposium will be held on the theme of “solutions to global issues related to food and health” with a focus on the efforts of the International Joint Degree Master’s Program in Agro-Biomedical Science in Food and Health (GIP-TRIAD).

Session No. 2-3
Title Japan Society for the Promotion of Science/Core to Core Program B. Asia-Africa Science Platforms 2020 Kick-off symposium “Formation of a Japanese language teachers training hub in response to social demands”
Keywords Japanese Language Education, Post-Corona, Collaboration
Date & Time November 14, 2020 16:00-19:00(JST)
Location Zoom *The Zoom URL will be given to those who have applied by email the day before.

This Japan-based research project began in FY2020 in collaboration with Japanese language education and research organizations in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in Central Asia, Vietnam in Southeast Asia and Egypt in Africa in order to develop Japanese language education standards, teaching materials and human resources to use them. As time passes and social systems change, the future challenges faced by each region are sure to become challenges that will have to be solved in every region. We are working together to jointly develop efficient learning methods by continuing to think about the content and methods of Japanese language education and by providing learners with mechanisms for autonomous learning.

The keynote speech, presented by Dr. Andrei Bekes, will be followed by a discussion with the floor on what kind of cooperation is needed  in terms of “human resource development,” “joint education,” and “development of teaching materials” while overcome the problems posed by the pandemic. We look forward to an active exchange of ideas and information.


Session No. 2-4
Title Deeping Researches on Agro-biological Resources with Double Degree Program between University of Tsukuba and National Taiwan University 
Keywords National Taiwan University,Double Degree Program,Agricultural Sciences,Agro-bioresourse Sciences,Bio-resourse Engineering
Date & Time September 28, 2020 10:00-12:00
Location University of Tsukuba, Environmental Disaster Research Building 203 (combined online meeting)

For the past five years, our Department of Bioresource Sciences (Master’s Program) has been promoting international education and research collaboration with the National Taiwan University (NTU) through the Master’s Program Double Degree Program (DDP). In the future, in order to further develop and evolve research, we will invite relevant faculty from NTU and hold short seminars for college students. A ceremony for signing an agreement to extend the DDP over the next five years will also be implemented to further strengthen the relationship with the NTU.

Session No. 2-5
Title Researcher Matching Project: Will you meet your potential collaborator?
Date & Time Sep 29, Sep 30
Location Online (Remo)

“In need for collaborators to advance my current (research) topics and test new ideas.” “Anyone interested in using my products?” “In search for instruments/techniques necessary for my (ongoing) project.” “Looking for solutions to help me resolve my ongoing (research) issues.” “Interested in submitting collaborative grant with potential collaborators.” All researchers and students are welcome to post your needs for just answering three simple questions, which will help you to find out your new collaborators.

The Web-site for viewing researcher’s answers is now open!  Please visit the URL below.

※You can check all their answers to the “three-question format” as well as all comments posted on the Web bulletin board.

If you can not access  the Web bulletin board click here.

Anyone coming to the site  can leave comments! Please join in !


We have open facilitation sessions on the following dates and time.

●Session1/Sep.29th    16:00-18:00(JST)     to join the session  Click here

 16:00-16:05 Opening remarks (Prof. Ohniwa)

 16:05-16:20 Introduction of Researcher Matching Project (Mr. Syogo Kurihara ,URA))

 16:20-16:50 Introduction of Posting

 16:50-17:55 Personal communication on individual tables 

 17:55-18:00 Closing remarks (Prof. Morio )


●Session 2/ Sep 30th    9:00-11:00(JST)        to join the session   Click here

 9:00-9:05 Opening remarks (Prof. Ohniwa)

 9:05-9:20 Introduction of Researcher Matching Project (Mr. Syogo Kurihara ,URA))

 9:20-9:50 Introduction of Posting (TBA)

 9:50-10:55 Personal communication on individual tables 

 10:55-11:00 Closing remarks (Prof.  Morio )



We also scheduled “Test sessions ” as follows-for you to  test your camera and mic and get a feel of  how “Remo” works.

(Recommended browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Safari)
Test session 1: Sep. 28th 16:00-18:00 (JST)  to join     Click here 
Test session 2: Sep. 29 th 9:00-11:00 (JST)   to join      Click here 





Session No. 3-1
Title Tsukuba Conference Session – Perspectives on global challenges in attaining Society 5.0 and SDGs –
Date & Time 29 September (Tue) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location Online

Fifty sessions were held in the Tsukuba Conference 2019 where Society 5.0 and SDGs were the two major themes.  Among all the sessions five sessions organized by the institutes located in the Tsukuba Science City will be followed up considering the situation change after the conference, especially the change of the society provoked by the coronavirus pandemic.  Finally challenges to the social change as well as expectations to the Tsukuba Conference 2021 will be discussed in the panel discussion.

Session No. 3-2
Title Direction of deliberation of the “6th Science and Technology and Innovation Basic Plan”
Keywords The 6th Science, Technology and Innovation Basic Plan
Date & Time 30 September (Wed) 13:00-14:00
Location Online

Takehiko Nagai, Director of Science and Technology and Innovation (Integrated Strategy) of the Cabinet Office, will explain the direction of deliberation of the “6th Science and Technology and Innovation Basic Plan”, and will answer questions with Zoom comments. Let’s take this opportunity to reflect your opinion in the “6th Science and Technology and Innovation Basic Plan”.

In a situation where the national jostle for supremacy over the science and technology and innovation is intensifying, we will introduce the deliberation status of medium- to long-term plans for Science and Technology and Innovation Policy aiming for maximizing human well-being and ensuring safety and security including the achievement of the SDGs. In addition, we will collect real opinions from participants for a question “What kind of future do you wish for?” to draw up the Basic Plan together with them.



SOURCE: CSTI website

Session No. 4-1
Title Thinking about online presentations ~Student presentations and examples of visual design and online classes~
Date & Time 2020/9/29(Tue) 13:00〜16:00
Location Conducted Online (Zoom)

Click here for Zoom link ↓

Meeting ID: 876 4824 5717

Pass cord: 754127


Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the number of opportunities for online presentations is increasing. However, many people are still confused about this situation. In this session, we will share and discuss online presentation skills through presentations by students, lectures by teachers, and panel discussions.

This session consists of 2 parts.

In the first part, students will give online presentations about their research and learning.

In the second part, Dr. Sayoko Tanaka ( the University of Tsukuba Arts Department ) and Dr. Keiichi Zenpo (the University of Tsukuba, System Information Department ) will talk about how to design presentations and organize online classes. In addition, a Q & A session and panel discussion will help you learn how to improve your online presentation skills.

Click here if you would like to make a presentation ↓

Application form:   (This application has been closed.)

※This section will be conducted in Japanese.


Session No. 5-1
Title International Student Presentations of Medical & Life Sciences
Date & Time 29th September 12:30-16:00
Location Online

“Student Presentations“ meeting has been held annually to advance research activities and facilitate international exchanges for graduate students. In this session, graduate students of University of Tsukuba and overseas partner universities including CiC partners give poster presentations in the following link ( Selected students will also have short presentations. This session is organized by Faculty of Medicine,  Doctoral Program in Medical Sciences, Ph.D Program in Human Biology, and Master’s and Doctoral Programs in Neuroscience.

Session No. 5-2
Title Bioresource engineering-colloid and nano technology toward solution of environmental problems
Keywords Biomass plastic, Biomaterial, Cellulose, Colloid, Degradability, Electronics, Food, Marine plastic, Nanomaterial, Packaging, Paper, Printing, Pulp, and related fields
Date & Time September 30 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location Go to Live stream below:

A recent report on the marine microplastic problem mentioned the plastic debris have become even more nano-ordered, and the amount of harmful substances adsorbed on the surface has also become enormous. To cope with it, a technology applying colloid aggregation phenomena is important to recover microplastic debris on one hand. Another technology for utilizing biomaterials to develop marine-degradable packaging alternative to plastics from paper, cellulose nanofiber, and biomass plastics on the other hand. This session provides a place to report and discuss these multifaceted initiatives.

To get the first Call for posters in PDF format, click TGSW2020_S5-2(3) 


Invitation for presentation and participation in poster session 5-2

Invited talks● Dr. Yasuyuki Kusaka, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Contents● Novelty is not mandatory because the purpose is to broadly share knowledge and research achievements. Summarized past presentations and trend reports both in academia and industry are also encouraged.

Submission to Journal● Excellent presentations, never submitted to any other journal, will be recommended to submission to a special issue of Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects (Elsevier) [IF: 3.99].

▌Keynote talks (oral live stream) each for 30 min by ca. two speakers.
▌In the poster session, at the specified time, eight meeting rooms open and participants view the live stream or recorded video for initial 8 min followed by Q&A for 15 min in each meeting room. Three presentations take place each in eight sessions with 7 min intermissions in parallel.

Language● English (Japanese available in Q&A)

Important dates
▌Application for presentation (Abstract submission): Sun, August 30, 2020
▌Program open : Fri, September 18, 2020
▌Registration : Wed, September 30, 2020 (for both presenters and audience)
▌Poster upload : Tue, September 22, 2020
▌Video file upload : Sun, September 27, 2020 (if you do not give live presentation)

Fee● Both presentation and registration are free from charge.

Application● Provide your information: e-mail, poster session No. (Choose “Bioresources Engineering…”), name (Given, FAMILY), affiliation (University/Company, School/ Department etc.), supervisor (if student), poster title, with Abstract through Abstract upload form.

Registration● Both presenters and viewers must register for this session through Registration for the audience to receive the link to the sub-session room.

Poster upload● Include presentation title, names and affiliation of all authors. None specified otherwise. Enter the session room and upload a poster in PDF into the File tab.

Video● Upload a recorded video file up to 8 min long through video upload (if you do not give live presentation).

Contact● Toshiharu ENOMAE for more.

Committee members
▌Session organizer:  Toshiharu ENOMAE (Professor, Biomaterial Engineering, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, U. Tsukuba)
▌Co-organizer: Marcos Antonio das NEVES(Associate Professor, Food Resource Engineering, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, U. Tsukuba)

Session No. 5-3
Title Frontiers and Sustainability of Bioresources and Environmental Engineering
Date & Time 29 September 11:30-13:00
Location Conducted online (Microsoft Teams)



Session No. 6-1
Title Engineering Science of Life and Environment Based on Colloidal Flocculation
Date & Time 2020/9/29(Tue) 09:20-17:10
Location Online (Zoom)

Modern science is seeking for the analysis of pure elements as well as understanding of their complex interactions. Colloid science can be regarded as the latter. Obtained results have been utilized not only for the industrial production, but many aspects of environment, microbiology, food and human health care. University of Tsukuba has a uniquely long history in the study of colloidal flocculation from the period of its former Tokyo University of Educational University. In this session, we discuss the engineering science of colloidal domain in life and environmental science placing an emphasis on colloidal flocculation to elucidate the direction of future development.


Session Web Page :

Session No. 6-2
Title How Can Constitutions Deal with COVID-19?
Keywords COVID-19, emergency measures, constitutional law, civil liberties, public welfare
Date & Time September 29, 2020 (Tue.) 14:30-18:00
Location Online

In 2020, states are taking emergency measures to deal with the outbreak of the COVID-19. Civil liberties are typically prioritised in the constitutional norm. However, public health and public welfare tend to be prioritised in emergency measures to combat the COVID-19, and civil liberties tend to be limited. It is crucial to rethink which constitutional norm should be prioritised in this unprecedented situation. Based on this background, this session examines the cases in France, Switzerland, the United States and Japan, and explores the possibility of legislation and interpretation of constitutional laws from multidisciplinary perspectives.



Session No. 6-3
Title Interdisciplinary and International perspective on Diversity and Inclusion: Current Issues in LGBTQ People
Keywords Diversity and Inclusion, LGBTQ, SOGI
Date & Time September 29, 2020 15:00 - 17:00
Location Online (Registration on google form is required)

The purpose of this session is to share the latest findings on current issues in LGBTQ people and to discuss new action to resolve the issues with participants.
(1) Speakers from various groups which have been working on the clinical and academic fields will share their experience and thoughts.
(2) The speakers will exchange their views based on the topics provided in the 1st part and help the participants understand the key points of the challenge in LGBTQ and enrich their understanding of and approach to the problems.
This session will be done completely using the online system. (This session will be done collaboratively with “Interdisciplinary and International perspective on Diversity and Inclusion: Effective Approaches in Education”.)

*This session will be conducted in Japanese.

*Registration form

Session No. 6-4
Title Challenges in Open Data Infrastructures for Collaborative Solutions of Social Problems
Keywords open data, information retrieval, data science, international comparison
Date & Time September 28 (Mon), 2020 21:00 - 24:00 (GMT+09:00)
Location Online

It has been strongly encouraged to share various kinds of data for helping researchers all over the world work together and solve global-scale social problems, achieving high transparency of governments, and contributing to the public good. Although a lot of data have become publicly available, there remain several challenges on “how to effectively use the open data”, e.g. difficulty of finding necessary open data and inappropriate data format. This session focuses on the use of the open data, and invites researchers from four countries, United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan, for discussing the practices and researches in each country.


Official Website:

Session No. 6-5
Title Beyond human capabilities: How do Cybernics and AI will change human physical limits
Keywords Cybernics・AI・Student Session・Humanics
Date & Time December 2nd, Wed., 2020. 16:00₋18:55
Location Online

According to MIT Professor, Hugh Herr, humans will be able to end disability in this 21st century and establish the scientific and technological basis for human augmentation, extending human capability beyond innate, physiological levels, cognitively, emotionally and physically. This session aims to deliver an holistic scope of the new era of postethics as well as bring discussion about brain-computer interface future applications.

■Invited lecture & Panel Discussion

 Session 1: Cybernics
  Speaker: Prof. Hideki Kadone(University of Tsukuba)

 Session 2: AI
  Speaker: Prof. Christian Becker-Asano, Stuttgart Media University(Stuttgart Media University)

■Poster PDF

Ph. D. Program in Humanics WEBsite

Email: (Session organizer) (Humanics Program, Sigma Office)

Session No. 6-6
Title Discovery and Rediscovery of Indian classical literature and thought

  This session is the sequel of Tsukuba-Hamburg Young Scholars’ Workshop of Buddhist Studies in the framework of the International Education and Research Laboratory Program. The first workshop was held in January 2018 in Hamburg and the second at TGSW2018.
  Buddhist textual studies encompasses a broad set of approaches. Students and teachers (/Professors) from both universities discuss on the methodology and guidelines in studying the products of religious culture which survive over 1000 years. The session consits of students’ presentations that focus on particular texts they work on followed by questions and answers, comments, and discussion.

Session No. 6-7
Title Linguistics and Data Science in Collaboration
Date & Time October 8, December 10

The purpose of this session is to provide opportunities with researchers from various fields to share recent trends of the study of language based on various kinds of data resources. Recent big or contexualized data have opened a new possibility for linguistics and related fields, which have been becoming more and more inter-dependent. Thus, the “Trans-Border” or “Interdisciplinary” perspective is necessary.  This session especially focuses on naming and language contact with big data. The organizer hopes that the session will lead participants to be aware of  unexplored reseach areas related to languages.


Theme: Linguistics and Data Science in Collaboration


Program 1 Keynote Speech
December 10, Thu. 13:30–16:30 (JST)

・Prof Takeshi Obayashi (Tohoku University)
・Prof Ritsuko Kikusawa (National Museum of Ethnology)
・Prof Akiko Nagano (University of Shizuoka)

(Three speakers will be invited for Keynote Speech and one speaker for Special Talks. Details will be announced later)

Program 2 Poster Presentation
October 8, Thu. 14:00–17:00
・Abstract Submission deadline (200-300 words): September 23, 2020

Presentations: a collection of poster PDFs and audio or video files at the site (to be announced later) for attendees to “visit” on October 7-15.
Poster Q&As: live poster Q&A sessions on Zoom for attendees to meet virtually with presenters and ask questions or give feedback on October 8.
#Detailed instruction will be announced in the middle of September.

■The scope of Poster Presentation covers but is not limited to:
1. Linguistics
– Formal Linguistics
– Cognitive Linguistics
– Corpus Linguistics
– Applied Linguistics
– Data-Driven/Based Linguistics
– Second Language Acquisition
2. e-Learning
– Collaborative Language Learning
– e-Learning
– Gamification
– Computer-Assisted Language Learning
3. Big Linguistic Data Processing
– Educational Big Data
– Textmining
– Data Mining
4. Others relevant to data-based linguistics

Yuichi Ono (University of Tsukuba, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences)
Masaharu Shimada (University of Tsukuba, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences)

Session No. 6-8
Title The 6th South East Asia Collaborative Symposium on Energy Materials (SACSEM6)
Date & Time November 24-25, 2020

The aim of the symposium is to promote academic communication, collaboration, and exchange of students between universities in Southeast Asia and research institutes in Tsukuba particularly focusing energy and environmental  materials such as photovoltaic materials, fuel cell catalysts, battery, and photo-materials.


 ■ Program – November 24th –


 ■ Program – November 25th-

Session No. 6-9
Title Innovative Materials and Systems for Sustainable Energy Future
Keywords energy materials, battery, solar-cells, thermoelectric device, sustainable-energy
Date & Time 2020/09/29 (Tue) 17:00~19:45 (JST)
Location Online

To address the future energy challenges, while keeping the environment-issue in mind, we require smart and renewable technologies for both energy production and energy storage devices, such as solar-cells, thermoelectric devices, rechargeable battery, and photocatalyst for solar-fuel production Still, all these technologies should be obtained using innovative and efficient materials that must be sustainable in terms of abundance, functionality, and processing technology. Here, we will discuss green synthesis routes of various innovative materials, and their application in solar-cells, thermoelectricity. . and battery. Extension of transborder research framework within Asia and Africa will be discussed for the solution of sustainable energy-future.

Session No. 6-10
Title Agriculture X AI: Self Sufficiencey in Food Production to Achieve Society 5.0 and SDG’s Globally
Date & Time 2020/9/30(Wed) 12:25-17:00
Location Online (Microsoft Teams)

South and Southeast Asia is one of the major agricultural hubs of the world, facing challenges of climate change and feeding the fast-growing population.  To solve the crisis, a transboundary approaches along with AI and BIG data for bioinformatics are required  to increase yield and minimize pre-post harvest losses in intangiable climates for driving the sustainable development goal (SDG) for feeding the major part of 9 billion population by 2050 (Society 5.0 SDG 1 &2). The aim of the session is to focus on the  solution through smart IoT and AI-based agriculture included genetic adaptation against drought and pest infestation, minimizing agricultural fertilizers and pesticides application to ensure food security.

Session Detail : Program and Introduction of Speakers (201630258), Program FlyerSession Introduction Video (Youtube Link)


Related Sessions :


Session No. 6-11
Title Capacity for Depiction: The Role of Art and Design in Science
Keywords Arts-Based Research, Design Thinking, Visual Methodologies, Process Philosophy
Date & Time 21 November 2020 14:00-18:00 (JST)
Location Online (Zoom) The Zoom Meeting ID and Passcode will be given the day before this session only for registered participants. Please specify this session (No. 6-11)from "Registration" on the top page of this official website. The Registration deadline is November 17th. After the application deadline, you will not be able to officially register for the session. In that case, please contact us directly by email.

An understanding of depiction is required in all fields of scientific research. Initially described by language, approaches for verbalizing artistic processes and visual information (e.g. arts-based research, design thinking, visual methodologies) have been gaining more attention. In this session, we will explore how the Faculty of Art and Design contributes to scientific research through art theory exchanging with other research areas. 

At TGSW2020, we will organize international sessions including a keynote speech, and oral presentations/ lightning talks. We are calling for papers on topics specifically related to the session theme, but broader topics related to the subject of Art and Design are also welcome. Abstracts will all be reviewed by the Review Committee comprising our faculty and external reviewers/scholars from industries, governmental organizations, and other academic fields. 

※Please download the Proceedings from “Resources” at the bottom of  this page. (If you cannot find it, please click on the session title to open the detailed page).










Keynote Lecture:Dr. Kelley WILDER (Director, Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester)

“Science Photography in the Marketplace”









14:00-14:05 General Information 

14:05-14:10  Welcome Address (video message): Prof. OHTA Kei  (Dean, Faculty of Art and Design)
14:10-14:30 Opening Talk: Gary McLEOD(University of Tsukuba)  “Canning Time: Problematizing Time Poverty with Pinhole Cameras”

Oral Session 1:Theory and Practice of Design (Chair: Prof.Gary McLEOD)
14:35-14:50  Nanxin SONG,Haoye HU, KOYAMA Shinichi (University of Tsukuba) “Analysis of Emotional Responses to Dot Patterns Using Physiological Measurement”
14:50-15:05  Tun-Hsueh CHAN, Nick VASILJEVIC(Shih Chien University) “Ways to Include Taiwan’s Aboriginal Culture into Wristwatch Designs and Branding”
15:05-15:20 Cheng Tung YI, Chun-Ching CHEN(National Taipei University of Technology) “Categorizing Robot Appearance Attributes by Way of an Experimental Research Design”

■Lightning Talk(Chair:Prof. YAMANAKA Toshimasa )
15:25-15:35 MAEDA Moe ,YAMAMOTO Sari , ITOH Makoto , Zhangyijing CHEN(University of Tsukuba) “Sign Planning for Pedestrians and Autonomous Vehicles: Design for a Next Generation Road Environment”
15:35-15:45 Marina BANTIOU(Ionian University) “The Visual Arts as Means of Teaching History of World Wars I & II”

■Oral Session 2:History and Theory of Art(Chair: Prof. OSADA Toshihiro )
15:50-16:05 FUKUMOTO Kaori (Kwansei-Gakuin University) “Visualization of Myth: The Mythical Representation of the Birth Pithos”
16:05-16:20 MURAI Hiromu  (University of Tsukuba)”Hercules Segers’ Techniques of Printmaking and Their Purposes”
16:20-16:35 Duncan WOOLDRIDGE(University of the Arts London –Camberwell College of Arts) “Knowing and Not-Knowing: The Photograph as Experiment in Marina Gadonneix’s Phénomènes”

■■Keynote Lecture

16:40-18:00 Dr.Kelley WILDER(De Montfort University) “Science Photography in the Marketplace”


Session organizer:HAYASHI Michiko (Faculty of Art & Design, University of Tsukuba) , Gary McLEOD(Faculty of Art & Design, University of Tsukuba)

Session No. 6-12
Title COVID-19 Workshop to meet friends who think about the crisis together and challenge
Keywords lockdown, economical crisis, telework, new normal
Date & Time 3 December (Thu) 13:00-15:00
Location Online

University of Tsukuba started the emergency research program named, “Employing the University Wisdom to Fight Against the COVID-19 Crisis” as early as April. 2020. Researchers with the vast variety of disciplines such as physical health, psychological health, international behavioral difference, school lockdown, drug modeling and even survival of artistic activities started stuying in the program. The program proves the real value of university that accommodate all kinds of disciplines.
In this session, we invite researchers studying in the program for brief introductions of their projects. Everyone is welcome to join and to talk to some speakers publicly or personally. The organizers expect the session helps ignite chemical reactions among attendants.


Zoom session for registered members

Language: Japanese

Program Web Site


Session No. 7-1
Title Toward Diverse Political Representatives: Gender, Disabled and Ethnic Equality
Keywords inequaity, political representative, gender, the disabled, ethnicity
Date & Time 18 September (Fri.) ~ 18 October (Sun.)
Location Online

Sustainable development goals (SDGs) are aimed at a society in which no one is left behind. To this end, it is necessary to establish a system in which the voices of diverse people are equally reflected in politics. Therefore, this poster session will examine the equality of people’s expression of interest in politics, focusing on gender, the disabled and ethnicity, and discuss how to address the remaining issues.

Session No. 7-2
Title “Policy and Planning Sciences in Tsukuba” : six years of achievement and the future direction
Keywords Policy and Planning Sciences, Research, Education
Date & Time 18 September (Fri.) ~ 18 October (Sun.)
Location Online

The group of “Policy and Planning Sciences in Tsukuba,” which launched its degree programs in 2014 earlier than the whole university, has accumulated fruitful research based on mathematical approaches to create solutions and services for various social challenges. This session will introduce the efforts and results of each laboratory that forms the group of “Policy and Planning Sciences in Tsukuba” and explore the direction of future research and educational development through dialogue with the participants.

Session No. 7-3
Title Empirical criminological studies toward evidence-based crime prevention
Keywords Crime, Empirical studies, Evidence-based crime prevention
Date & Time 18 September (Fri.) ~ 18 October (Sun.)
Location Online

As the momentum for evidence-based policy making grows, it is necessary to accumulate empirical studies to create scientific evidence for effective crime prevention. In response to this, joint research with police departments and local governments and research using open crime data have been conducted in recent years. In this session, we introduce recent empirical research on crime and discuss the direction of future research with the audience.

Session No. 7-4
Title COVID-19 Pandemic: Perspectives and Contributions of Human Sciences
Keywords Coronavirus, Social Behavior, Diversity and Inclusion, Stress, Anxiety
Date & Time 18 September (Fri.) ~ 18 October (Sun.)
Location Online

The COVID-19 Pandemic has changed our life in many ways. During the last few months, all of us are forced to keep social distance and stay home. Under this situation, we are experiencing various problems related to “diversity and inclusion”. These include assurance of equal opportunities for foreign citizens and students, the elderly, disabled, sexual minorities, etc. This produces anxiety and possible aggression derived from social isolation, mental and physical stress caused by remote lectures, meetings, and so on. We believe that scientific research conducted at the Faculty of Human Sciences can greatly contribute to solve many of these issues. In this digital poster session, we will present the outcome of ongoing research as well as perspectives for future research projects.

Session No. 7-5
Title The Future of sports – An Ethics Series
Keywords technology, Cybathlon, Swiss, Olympics, Paralympics
Date & Time 18 September (Fri.) ~ 18 October (Sun.)
Location Online

Emerging technologies can fundamentally transform us. Applying these latest technologies in sports, a new competition has emerged: the Cybathlon is a Swiss-invented international competition, where participants with disabilities overcome daily-life challenges with the help of technology. The use of emerging technologies in sports raises ethical questions that need to be discussed with different key stakeholders, such as sports persons, technology companies, sports federations, and the public. We will facilitate an ethical conversation with key stakeholders alongside the Olympics and Paralympics in order to co-elaborate and publish a Swiss-Japan declaration on the ethics of technology in sports.

Session No. 7-6
Title Realties of Global Sport (Sciences-PE) Research Trends in COVID-19 Era
Keywords Olympic, Paralympics, Physical Education, Sport sciences, Sport Clubs
Date & Time 18 September (Fri.) ~ 18 October (Sun.)
Location Online

Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics has been postponed and there have been far-reaching effects on the sporting world, professional and academic. In addition to the first postponement in the modern Olympic history, the Covid-19 outbreak has negatively influenced the opening of professional soccer leagues and major leagues abroad, tradiational SUMO tournamnets in Japan among others, including effect on the graduate research at diverse levels in sport. Against this backdrops, sports organizations, teams and athletes and studnets are working hard to overcome these difficulties. This joint session between TIAS and the Sports and Physical Education Center, will examine and disclose the latest research topics and interests in sports field, sport research trends and the response to PE courses and sports club activities at the University of Tsukuba from various perspectives.

Session No. 7-7
Title Sport for Development and Global issues -Education to Development-
Date & Time 18 September (Fri.) ~ 18 October (Sun.)
Location Online

The purpose of this study was to describe and explain experiences and pedagogical practices of PE teachers in elementary PE programs. Situated in positioning theory, the research approach was descriptive– qualitative. The primary sources of data were a survey questionnaire, face to face interviews, and follow-up e-mails. Three major interrelated and complex themes emerged from the data analysis. These recurrent themes were (a) race and cultural-based stereotype, (b) social inclusion and communication challenges, and (c) PE teachers’ learning experiences.There is pressing need for PE teacher candidates and practicing teachers to receive professional preparation and development training in implementing culturally and ethnolinguistically relevant pedagogies effectively.

Session No. 7-8
Title Art and Design through Corona: The Role of Art in Global Issues
Keywords COVID-19, Pandemic Art, Resilience, Pop culture
Date & Time 18 September (Fri.) ~ 18 October (Sun.)
Location Online

Art works vividly reflect the historical background and social conditions at the time of making. In 2020, the emergence of COVID-19 transformed society. Unable to meet each other, freshmen at University of Tsukuba created the project “Our #Amabie Expression” both as a record and as a way of sharing their experiences ( Inspired by the response, this session calls for works from mediums of expression (e.g. literature cinema, photomedia, pop culture and cartoons) that use art to document life during a pandemic. It aims to give a platform for international dialogue towards building resilient societies.

    • (modification1) Supervisor:  KOYAMA Shinichi ▷ Supervisor: KOYAMA Shinichi and KAIJIMA Momoyo
    • (modification2) Categories of work above : Product design ▷ Architecture and Product Design



Session No. 7-9
Title Information infrastructure research in library and information science
Keywords research data management, library as place, integrated libraries, idea store, user recommendation
Date & Time 18 September (Fri.) ~ 18 October (Sun.)
Location Online

We ranked 33rd in the Library & Information Management category in the QS ranking, and our school is a member of the iSchool.
We are actively engaged in advanced research on library and information science.
In this session, we will present the results of our research on various aspects of information infrastructure: infrastructure services for using research data, the role of libraries as a place, a model for evaluating public libraries, providing information to socially excluded people, and sharing information of interest in online spaces.

This is an on-line session which is consists of displaying posters on the site and discussing in Zoom rooms.  Only registered participants will be invited to the site and Zoom rooms. 
Please register in advance at here
Links to the sessions will be sent for you via email.
Our posters will be displayed from Sep. 18 to Oct. 18 on the site.
The zoom sessions will be held in following schedules. (1. and 2. are the same contents.)

1.Sep.24th Start at Tokyo 17:00/Denmark 9:00/London 10:00 (1.5hour)

2.Sep.30th Start at Tokyo 9:00/Pittsburgh(EDT) 20:00/Kansas(CDT) 19:00 (1.5hour)

For more details, please refer to below link.
Session No. 7-10
Title Culture and identity in Central Asia
Keywords Central Asia, National identity, film study, popular music, dialect map
Date & Time 18 September (Fri.) ~ 18 October (Sun.)
Location Online

The Nippon Foundation Central Asia – Human Resource Development Project members specializing in different fields will present their research papers on a variety of different topics. The organizer of the session, Dr. Kajiyama will analyze films produced in local languages in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan and provide comparative analysis of their respective national identities. Dr. Insebayeva will explore the articulation of Kazakh national identity through Kazakh popular music, shedding light on how non-state actors involved in the process of (re)imagining the nation fit into domestic national identity construction. Mr. Gulomaliev, will present his research on the dialect map created as a result of an on-site survey of Wakhi people living in Central Asia widely. The aim of the session is to provide a fresh perspective on the on-going developments in Central Asian region.

Session No. 7-11
Title International Student Presentations of Medical & Life Sciences

This session is the same as the “5-1 International Student Presentations of Medical & Life Sciences” in “5 Poster Session”.