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28号(2015年秋号)


28号(2015年秋号)
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Birds-eye View of Katsura Imperial Villa - From the Old Map Collection of the Kyoto University Library

  1. The Role of Public Relations as a "Window" of Kyoto University
    Kayo INABA, Executive Vice-President of Kyoto University
  2. Features
    Aiming for the Best in Basic Research
    Leading Researchers Discuss the Future of Basic Research at Kyoto University
  3. What's New
    KU Alumnus and Nobel Laureate Isamu Akasaki Receives Honorary Doctorate, Delivers Commemorative Lecture
    President Hosts Welcome Party for International Students
    Opening Ceremony for International Science Innovation Building
  4. World-renowned KU Alumni
    Cherry Blossoms
    KIM Hway-Suh, Dean, College of Architecture, Dankook University
  5. Headline News in International Relations
    The Kyoto University Amgen Scholars Program 2015
    The SAKURA Science High School Program Comes to Kyoto University
  6. INTERVIEW
    "I want to encourage patients with HIV/AIDS to maintain hope in their lives."
    Irene NABANOBA, Second-year graduate student, Graduate School of Medicine
  7. Forefronts of Research at Kyoto University
    Journey to the Insect Society Uncovering the Secrets of Termite Queens
    Kenji MATSUURA, Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture
    Why Do We Cooperate? - An Answer from Game Theory
    Tadashi SEKIGUCHI, Professor, Institute of Economic Research
  8. PROMENADE
    Kyoto Style Cuisine- Delicacies That Have Evolved Throughout Kyoto’s Long History

27号(2015年春号)


27号(2015年春号)
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Tokyo Nichi Nichi Shimbun Newspaper #917—From the Newspaper Collection of the Kyoto University Library

  1. Welcome to Kyoto and Kyoto University
    Juichi YAMAGIWA, President of Kyoto University
  2. Features
    An Invitation to a Limitless Expanse of Intellectual Space – Roles and Commitments of the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  3. What's New
    Inauguration Ceremony Held for President Yamagiwa
    High-field MRI System Introduced at Kyoto University Hospital
  4. Headline News in International Relations
    The 2nd Kyoto University-National Taiwan University Symposium
    Sweden-Kyoto Symposium Held in Stockholm
  5. World-renowned KU Alumni
    Building Community Roles in Heritage Conservation in Indonesia
    Laretna T. ADISHAKTI, Vice President, Indonesian Heritage Trust
  6. Forefronts of Research at Kyoto University
    How does a chemical reaction take place?: A theoretical study reveals secrets that cannot be easily found experimentally.
    Keiji MOROKUMA, Senior Research Fellow, Fukui Institute for Fundamental Chemistry
    Why I study Korean archaeology: Past, present, and future of Japan-Korea archaeological research exchanges
    Hideo YOSHII, Professor, Graduate School of Letters
  7. Prize, Award and Honor Winners
  8. INTERVIEW
    After three decades in Japan
    Jane SINGER, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies
    PROMENADE
    Traditional Houses in Kyoto−Lifestyle Culture Passed Down Generation to Generation

26号(2014年秋号)


26号(2014年秋号)
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"Sumiyoshi Myojin" from "Sanju-roku Kasen Zo" (Portraits of Thirty-six Poetry Immortals) in the collection of the Kyoto University Library

  1. Attractive Features of Kyoto University Education
    Toshiyuki AWAJI, Executive Vice-President of Kyoto University
  2. Features
    The John Mung Program Supports Aspiring Global Players
  3. What's New
    Send-off party for participants in the John Mung Program
    President Matsumoto engages in discussion with PM Abe at Japan-UK Universities Conference in London
    Professor Yamagiwa has been selected as the next President
  4. Headline News in International Relations
    Kyoto University Establishes Two New International Offices: The European Center in Heidelberg and the ASEAN Center in Bangkok
  5. World-renowned KU Alumni
    Revealing secrets of human evolution through genetic research on human endogenous retrovirus
    Heui-Soo Kim, Professor, Pusan National University
  6. Forefronts of Research at Kyoto University
    A story of circadian clocks on Earth: A clock ticks in the heart of the cell
    Hitoshi OKAMURA, Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    History of Recipes
    Tatsushi FUJIHARA, Associate Professor, Institute for Research in Humanities
  7. Prize, Award and Honor Winners
  8. INTERVIEW
    "In the future, I want to promote overseas the aesthetic senses and values unique to Japanese people."
    Scorus Oana LOREDANA, Second year graduate student, the Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies
  9. PROMENADE
    Pure Water Flowing in the Kyoto Basin - Natural Blessings Help Foster Kyoto's Original Culture

25号(2014年春号)


25号(2014年春号)
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"The Flying Plum and the Minister" from the Nara illustrated book Kanshojo (Collection of the Library of the Graduate School of Letters and Faculty of Letters, purchased in 1912 from Mr. Seiichi Shikada)

  1. Roles that a university should fulfill are education, research, and contribution to society
    Hidetoshi KOTERA, Executive Vice-President
  2. Features
    Welcome to Japan's Research Shangri-La, The Attraction of the Hakubi Project
    Next-Generation Hybrid Operating Room at Kyoto University Hospital in Operation
    New Research Program Using Bonobos That Have Not Been in Japan for a While
  3. Forefronts of Research at Kyoto University
    Measurements of Brain Response in Chimpanzees
    Satoshi HIRATA, Professor, Wildlife Research Center
    Understanding Contemporary American Politics in Comparative Context
    Satoshi MACHIDORI, Professor, School of Government
  4. ESSAY
    View from Bangkok
    Pavin CHACHAVALPONGPUN, Associate Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies
  5. INTERVIEW
    "I want to help reduce the impacts from natural disasters by seeking synergies between my own expertise in geosciences and the public's communication power. In short, I want to become what I like to call a human geologist."
    Farah MULYASARI, the third-year doctoral student at the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies
  6. What's Happening in International Relations
    Swiss-Kyoto Symposium Held at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
    Kyoto University The R/Lead International Project Competition
  7. PROMENADE
    The Gion Festival: Highlight of the Summer in Japan's Ancient Capital

24号(2013年秋号)


24号(2013年秋号)
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"Illustration of an Orrery" from the Series of Copper Engravings by Kokan Shiba

  1. Kyoto University: A Pioneer of the Future World
    Michiaki MISHIMA, Executive Vice-President of Kyoto University
  2. Features
    The Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability (Shishu-kan)
    Kyoto University Becomes Japan's First Institution to Join edX Consortium
    E-book Dishes from Around the World Released
  3. Forefronts of Research at Kyoto University
    Mechanism and Reconstitution in vitro of Germ Cell Development
    in Mammals
    Mitinori SAITOU, Professor, Graduate School of Medicine
    In the Path of Islamic Area Studies: Understanding Islamic Societies through Primary Sources and Fieldwork
    Yasushi KOSUGI, Professor, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies
  4. ESSAY
    On Shaky Ground
    James Jiro MORI, Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute
  5. INTERVIEW
    "I am pleased to be able to engage in cutting-edge research activities in such a favorable environment. I also enjoy promoting mutual nderstanding between international students and Japanese people."
    Yong LIANG, Ph.D. student (JSPS research fellow) at the Graduate School of Engineering
  6. What's Happening in International Relations
    Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Gives a Lecture at Kyoto University
    Japan-China Students' Discussion Forum Held at Kyoto University
    AUTM Asia 2013 Kyoto
  7. PROMENADE
    Maruyama Park: A City Park That Has Long Looked Over Kyoto and Its Residents

23号(2013年春号)


23号(2013年春号)
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"Eboshiori Soshi," a Story in "Otogi Zoshi" (illustrated short stories)

  1. Creating a Researchers' Utopia at Kyoto University
    Kiyoshi YOSHIKAWA, Executive Vice-President of Kyoto University
  2. Special Feature
    Leaders and Researchers in the Age of University Globalization
    -A Special Discussion to Celebrate the Winning of the Nobel Prize by Professor Shinya Yamanaka-
    Hiroshi Matsumoto, President of Kyoto University
    Shinya Yamanaka, Director of the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application
    Mari Onuki, Program-Specific Researcher at the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application
    Ren Shimamoto, Program-Specific Researcher at the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application
    Hidetoshi Kotera, Executive Vice-President of Kyoto University
  3. What's Happening in International Relations
    H.E. Ms. Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO Visits Kyoto University for Joint Internship Program and Lecture Meeting
    VKCO Holds Japan Education Fair in Danang
  4. Forefronts of Research at Kyoto University
    Making Fat Your Ally Again: Studying the Function of Food
    Teruo KAWADA, Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture
    The Moment at Which Books Evolve into "Media"
    Takumi SATO, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education
  5. ESSAY
    Getting into the Monkey Business
    Michael Alan HUFFMAN, Associate Professor, Primate Research Institute
  6. INTERVIEW
    "I want to continue my research activities in the fi rm belief that basic
    researchers can contribute to society by producing seeds of new technologies."
    Naoki KOMATSU, Graduate School of Biostudies
  7. PROMENADE
    Kyoto Kanze Kaikan: Experience the Culmination of Traditional Japanese Culture and Aesthetics

22号(2012年秋号)


22号(2012年秋号)
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"Ono no Komachi" from "Sanju-roku Kasen" (Thirty-six Poetry Immortals)

  1. Kyoto University's Approach to Internationalization and Globalization
    Hiroshi MATSUMOTO, President of Kyoto University
  2. Features
    Evolution of Kyoto University Alumni Associations Outside Japan -- Serving as Bridges with the University --
    Seifu-so Designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan
    Annular Solar Eclipse: An Observation Event and Lecture
    A Kyoto University Student Team Wins Second Prize at the Third International Contest of Applications in Nano / Micro Technology (iCAN'12)
  3. Forefronts of Research at Kyoto University
    Recent Solar Activity
    Kiyoshi ICHIMOTO, Professor, Kwasan and Hida Observatories, Graduate School of Science
    Ethics and "Face"
    Yoshiyuki SATO, Professor, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies
  4. ESSAY
    Variety of Economic Policy Outcomes and the Role of Institutions
    Dimiter IALNAZOV, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics
  5. INTERVIEW
    "This is a very interesting international cooperation project. In addition to promoting a spirit of self-support and independence among local people, the project helps me develop my own view of humankind."
    Yusuke MIYAZAKI, the Faculty of Engineering
  6. What's Happening in International Relations
    Introducing The Kyoto-DC Global Career Development Program for International Organizations
    Kyoto University Students and Staff Participate in the 13th AUN Educational Forum and Young Speakers Contest at Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City
    The 18th Kyoto University International Symposium: Partnering Asian Academics toward Human Security Development
    Chinese Minister of Education visits Kyoto University
  7. PROMENADE
    Takasegawa Canal: A Stream of Calm Throughout Many Upheavals in Kyoto

21号(2012年春号)


21号(2012年春号)
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A scene from Shioyaki Bunsho in the Otogi Bunko

  1. Globalization and Kyoto University's International Education
    Junichi MORI, Vice-President for International Relations, Director-General of the Organization for the Promotion of International Relations
  2. Features
    On the 10th Anniversary of Student Lounge 'KI-ZU-NA'
    A Symposium Jointly Held with Kyokyo-Kai (Kyoto University Alumni Association in Beijing, China) on the Theme: Lessons of the Great East Japan Earthquake -- Building a Japan-China Disaster Cooperation Network
    The 10th Anniversary of the Equatorial Atmosphere Radar of the Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere
  3. Forefronts of Research at Kyoto University
    Search for New Functional Transition Metal Oxide Materials
    Yuichi SHIMAKAWA, Professor, the Institute for Chemical Research
    Two Faces: Characteristics of the East Asian Cultural Sphere
    Moonkyong KIM, Professor, the Institute for Research in Humanities
  4. ESSAY
    Two Great Life Influences: The Environment and Japan
    Malcolm FITZ-EARLE, Visiting Professor
  5. INTERVIEW
    "I want to improve my debating ability so that I may engage in business activities in the global market."
    Shotaro KUGO, the School of Government
  6. What's Happening in International Relations
    "Kyoto University Day" held at Nanjing University and Nanjing Agricultural University
    G30 International Education Symposium on Risk Management and Healthcare for International Students
    16th Kyoto University International Symposium held at Koc University, Turkey
    The 7th Japan-China University Presidents' Conference
  7. PROMENADE
    Mimuroto-ji Temple -- Flower Temple in Quiet Natural Setting

20号(2011年秋号)


20号(2011年秋号)
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A scene from Section 73 "Tsuki no uchi no katsura" (A laurel tree on the moon) in the Ise Monogatari (Tales of Ise)

  1. The Future of Humanities at Kyoto University
    Akihiko AKAMATSU, Executive Vice-President
  2. Features
    Envision the Future and Act for the Future
    Kyoto University Promotes Discussions and Actions for Reviving Japan from the Devastation Caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
    An English Language Brochure of Research Activities is Now Available Graduate School of Management Student Organizes a Charity Event at Koc University in Turkey
  3. Forefronts of Research at Kyoto University
    Soft porous crystals -- Shining new light on air pollutants using entangled porous frameworks
    Susumu KITAGAWA, Deputy Director/Professor, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences
    Roles played by politicians' villas in Japan's modern political history
    Sochi NARAOKA, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Law
  4. ESSAY
    Creating the future from the heart of history
    Yasser Samir Abdel-Khalek SOKEIRIK, Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Chemical Research
  5. INTERVIEW
    We want to focus the world's attention on Japan's engineering power.
    TBT Team, Graduate School of Engineering
  6. What's Happening in International Relations
    Introducing Study Abroad Programs for Kyoto University Students
    2nd International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education and 2nd Japan-Saudi Arabia University Presidents Meeting held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Japan Educational Seminars and Indonesia-Japan Vice-Rectors' Meeting held in Indonesia
    A Symposium was organized by Kyoto University in Association with RU11 "The Role of Universities in the Aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake"
  7. PROMENADE
    Shoren-in Temple: the "Temple of Light"-Presenting Japanese Aesthetic Values and View of the World

19号(2011年春号)


19号(2011年春号)
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Former Head Office of Forest Research Station

  1. Toward an international university at the heart of Japanese culture
    Kohei SHIOTA, Executive Vice-President
  2. Features
    Vietnam National University, Hanoi - Kyoto University Collaboration Office (VKCO)
    Toshihiko SHIN'E, Director, Vietnam National University, Hanoi - Kyoto University Collaboration Office
    Fostering future academic leaders, forging a new cultural climate unique to the Hakubi Project - The Hakubi Project evolving further in its third year -
  3. Forefronts of Research at Kyoto University
    Studying gene function in natura - robust control of a flowering-time gene in natural conditions
    Hiroshi KUDOH, Professor, Center for Ecological Research
    East Asia seen from the perspective of economic history
    Kazuo HORI, Professor, Graduate School of Economics
  4. ESSAY
    Conducting Management Research at Kyoto University?
    Asli M. COLPAN, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management
  5. INTERVIEW
    If the entrepreneurship of respective persons can be brought together, amazing things can be done. In the future, I would like to be involved in designing mechanisms to accomplish this, and putting these mechanisms into practical use.
    Ryoichi KUSAMA, Graduate School of Engineering
  6. What's Happening in International Relations
    APRU Research Symposium on the Interface between Molecular Biology and Nano-Biology
    Reception for International Visiting Academics
    Partnership between Kyoto University and KCJS/SCTI
  7. PROMENADE
    Daigoji Temple: A world heritage temple immersed in beautiful cherry blossoms in spring

18号(2010年秋号)


18号(2010年秋号)
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Seifu-so - built in 1732

  1. Mottainai(勿体無), Mittomonai(知恥), Katajikenai(忝)
    Hiroshi MATSUMOTO, President of Kyoto University
  2. Features
    Toward a new vision of the world through integrative area studies of contemporary India:The launching of the Center for the Study of Contemporary India
    Program Leader: Akio TANABE, Professor, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies
    Research activities starts at the new research facility of the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA)
    Shinya YAMANAKA, Director, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application
    The initiation of the Hakubi Project to Foster and Support Young Researchers
  3. Forefronts of Research at Kyoto University
    Realization of "the heaviest electrons" in two-dimensional space
    Yuji MATSUDA, Professor, Graduate School of Science
    A mechanism for inhibiting endogenous retroviruses has been elucidated
    Yoichi SHINKAI, Professor, Institute for Virus Research
  4. ESSAY
    The Quest for Freedom
    Carl CASSEGARD, Senior Lecturer, University of Gothenburg
  5. INTERVIEW
    One attractive feature of fieldwork at Kyoto University is that we can study freely, taking our original approaches to make studies rewarded.
    Yuuki KAWABATA, Graduate School of Informatics
  6. What's Happening in International Relations
    Present State and Future Vision of K.U.PROFILE (Kyoto University Programs for Future International Leaders) International Exhibition for Higher Education in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    The 14th Kyoto University International Symposium
  7. PROMENADE
    The Fire Festival of Mt. Kurama-Spectacular and unique event featuring blazing torches against the night sky

17号(2010年春号)


17号(2010年春号)
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The Chinretsukan (exhibition hall) - built in 1914 as an attached facility to the College of Letters

  1. Kyoto and Kyoto University for International Students
    Shuzo NISHIMURA, Executive Vice-President, Kyoto University
  2. SPECIAL FEATURE
    Kyoto University Navigating the Era of International Competition - Promoting International Collaboration and Tie-Ups
    Hiroshi MATSUMOTO, President of Kyoto University and Shinya YAMANAKA, Director of Center for iPS Cell Research and Application
  3. FEATURES
    A New Global COE Program: "Sustainability / Survivability Science for a Resilient Society Adaptable to Extreme Weather Conditions"
    Program Leader: Kaoru TAKARA, Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute
    Academic Cooperation and Exchange Memorandum signed with the ASEAN University Network (AUN)
    Foreign language Publication of "MANGA Kyoto University"
  4. Forefronts of Research at Kyoto University
    Discovery of a small molecule that inhibits the "playmaker" of fat synthesis
    Motonari UESUGI, Professor, Research Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences
  5. Essay
    Diwakar ACHARYA, Visiting Lecturer, Department of Indological Studies, Faculty of Letters
  6. Interview
    Bhaskar GAUTAM, graduate student, the Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies (ASAFAS)
  7. What's Happening in International Relations
    The 1st Vietnam-Japan University Presidents' Conference
    President Hiroshi Matsumoto attends the 6th China-Japan University Presidents' Forum
    Zhejiang University holds "Kyoto University Days"
  8. PROMENADE
    Fushimi Inari Shrine ? A religious space filled with the prayers of the people

16号(2009年秋号)


16号(2009年秋号)
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Former Auditorium for Anatomy- Completed in 1902

  1. Kyoto University's strategic policy and activities for collaboration with industries and governmental agencies
    Kohei SHIOTA, Executive Vice-President, Kyoto University
  2. FEATURES
    Kyoto University's European Representative Office in London now in full operation: An Honorary Doctor’s degree is presented to Dr. Alan Kay The 10th APRU Doctoral Students Conference was held
  3. Forefronts of Research at kyoto University
    First discovery of a transporter gene that facilitates the accumulation of nicotine in the tobacco plant
    Kazufumi YAZAKI, Professor, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere
    Development of a Next-Generation Artificial Bone for Lumbar Spine Surgery
    Takashi NAKAMURA, Director, Kyoto University Hospital
  4. Essay
    Naoyuki MATSUDA, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine
  5. Interview
    Lata SHAKYA, the third year doctoral student at the Graduate School of Engineering
  6. What's Happening in International Relations
    President Matsumoto urges a switch to SURVIVABILITY at the 2009 G8 University Summit in Italy
    Discussions with Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hoshyar Mahmoud Zebari Kyoto University Programs for Future International Leaders: K.U. PROFILE
  7. PROMENADE
    Heian Jingu Shrine ? A crystal dream to energize revitalization of the Imperial Capital

15号(2009年春号)


15号(2009年春号)
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Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics

  1. Aiming to instill Kyoto University with attractivity, vitality and capability
    Hiroshi MATSUMOTO, President of Kyoto University
  2. INTERVIEW
    Dr. Maskawa talk about his early prize winning research
    Toshihide MASKAWA, Professor Emeritus and Taichi KUGO, Professor, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics
  3. SPECIAL FEATURE - Global Center of Excellence (GCOE) Programs
    Center for Frontier Medicine
    Shuh NARUMIYA, Professor, Graduate School of Medicine
    The Global Center for Education and Research onHuman Security Engineering for Asian Megacities
    Yuzuru MATSUOKA, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering
    Interplay of Universality and Emergence
    Hikaru KAWAI, Professor, Graduate School of Science
    Fostering Top Leaders in Mathematics -
    Broadening the Core and Exploring New Ground
    Kenji FUKAYA, Professor, Graduate School of Science
    Reconstruction of the Intimate and Public Spheres in 21st Century Asia
    Emiko OCHIAI, Professor, Graduate School of Letters
    Energy Science in the Age of Global Warming
      -Toward a CO2 Zero-emissions Energy System-
    Takeshi YAO, Professor, Graduate School of Energy Science
  4. What's Happening in International Relations
    The 12th Kyoto University International Symposium
    Daily Life, Environment & Peace - Studying in Vietnam
    Thai Students Experience Kyoto
  5. PROMENADE
    Sumiya ? a place where the entertainment and banqueting culture of the Edo Period emerged

14号(2008年秋号)


14号(2008年秋号)
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The Annex of the Institute for Research in Humanities in Kita-shirakawa - Completed in 1930

  1. Think Globally, Act Locally ? Kyoto University's Environmental Charter
    Kazuo OIKE, Former President of Kyoto University
  2. Forefronts of Research at Kyoto University
    Biodiversity created by mutualism:
    From the sea and the forests of the Amami Islands
    Makoto KATO, Professor, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies
    Environmental economics for sustainable development
    Kazuhiro UETA, Professor, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies and Graduate School of Economics
  3. FEATURES
    The Kyoto University Environmental Tax and the Environmental Report
    Koichiro OSHIMA, Dean of the Graduate School of Engineering
    The Outlook for Wild Animal Research
    Gen'ichi IDANI, Director of the Wildlife Research Center
    Dr. Hiroshi Matsumoto Assumes Office as 25th President of Kyoto University
    Kyoto University's First Global Environment Forum "Toward a Low Carbon Society"
    The Lecture by the Honorable Mr. Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia
    International Forum: "The Formation of a Multipolar World-view and Foreign
    Language Education -The Challenge of Cultural and Linguistic Diversity"
    Town Hall Meeting on Climate Change with the UN Secretary-General
  4. What's Happening in International Relations
    G8 University Summit in Sapporo
    APRU 12th Annual Presidents Meeting at Keio University
  5. Essay
    Misuzu ASARI, Assistant Professor, Environment Preservation Center
  6. Interview
    Jun MARUKAWA, the fourth year of the Faculty of Engineering
  7. PROMENADE
    Shisendo ? Where you can encounter Japanese beauty with a world view

13号(2008年春号)


13号(2008年春号)
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Front Entrance of “Raku-Yu Kaikan”- Completed in 1925

  1. What Could Highly Competitive Grants Bring-in for Kyoto University?
    Hiroshi MATSUMOTO, Executive Vice-President of Kyoto University
  2. SPECIAL FEATURE 1 - World Premier International Research Center (WPI) Initiative
    Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS)
    Norio NAKATSUJI, Director, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences
  3. SPECIAL FEATURE 2 - Global COE Programs
    Formation of a Strategic Base for Biodiversity and Evolutionary Research: From Genome to Ecosystem
    Program Leader: Kiyokazu AGATA, Professor, Graduate School of Science
    "Integrated Materials Science": A New Paradigm in Chemistry and Materials Science for a New Breed of Researchers
    Program Leader: Mitsuo SAWAMOTO, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering
    Informatics Education and Research for a Knowledge-Circulating Society
    Program Leader: Katsumi TANAKA, Professor, Graduate School of Informatics
    COE for Education and Research on "Photonics and Electronics Science and Engineering"
    Program Leader: Susumu NODA, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering
    In Search of a Sustainable Humanosphere in Asia and Africa
    Program Leader: Kaoru SUGIHARA, Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies
    Revitalizing Education for Dynamic Hearts and Minds
    Program Leader: Masuo KOYASU, Professor, Graduate School of Education
  4. FEATURES
    Prof. Shinya Yamanaka Succeeds in Generation of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPS cells)
    Establishment and Development of HAKU, the Kyoto University Alumni of Indonesia Jane GOODALL Symposium "Towards a harmonious coexistence in our global society -- Perspective of the Wildlife Research Center"
    Dr. Jane GOODALL Recieves an Honorary Doctorate from Kyoto University
  5. Special Interview
    Dr. Jane GOODALL, D.B.E.
  6. Essay
    Alexander D. HERNANDEZ, Visiting Researcher, Primate Research Institute
  7. What's Happening in International Relations
    International Exchange Program (IEP)
    Association of East Asian Research Universities (AEARU) 13th Annual General Meeting and 21st Board of Directors Meeting held at Kyoto University
    Kyoto University-University of California, Davis Administrative Staff Internship Exchange Program
    The 3rd University Administrators Workshop
  8. PROMENADE
    Tadasu no Mori . a forest where the memories of the culture of the Heian Period remain

12号(2007年秋号)


12号(2007年秋号)
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Main building of the former Kyoto Textile Company - Completed in 1889

  1. Kyoto University's Mission Statement and Strategic Policy for Internationalaization
    Shuzo Nishimura, Vice-President of Kyoto University
  2. Forefronts of Research at Kyoto University
    Field informatics on sea turtles, Mekong giant catfish and dugongs
    Nobuaki Arai, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Informatics
    Toward the Creation of a New Portrayal of World History
    Masaaki Sugiyama, Professor, Graduate School of Letters
  3. FEATURES
    The 40th Anniversary of the Primate Research Institute Field Station: An Apparatus That Integrally Promotes Education and Research Get-together of Kyoto Union Club in Thailand Kokoro Research Center Established at Kyoto University
  4. Essay
    Patricio N. Abinales, Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies
  5. Interview
    Charmalie A. D. Nahallage, Primate Research Institute
  6. What's Happening in International Relations
    The 9th Kyoto University International Symposium
    The 10th Kyoto University International Symposium
  7. PROMENADE
    Hyakumanben Chionji - Where various faces of Kyoto intersect

11号(2007年春号)


11号(2007年春号)
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Former Physics Laboratory of the Third Higher Middle School

  1. Why the Kyoto University Alumni Associstion has been needed?
    Masato Kitani, Vice-President of Kyoto Universsity
  2. Forefronts of Research at Kyoto University
    Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Professor, Primate Research Institute
    Masami Kobayashi, Professor, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies
  3. FEATURES
    Yukawa-Tomonaga Centennial Year
    and the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics
    Taichi Kugo, Director, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics
    Center for Women Researchers
    Kohei Shiota, Director, Center for Women Researchers
    Dr. Kiyoshi Ito receives the Gauss Prize
    The Establishment of the International Exchange Seminar House
  4. Essay
    Thakur S. Powdyel, Director, Centre for Educational Research & Development, Royal University of Bhutan
    Wil de Jong, Professor, Center for Integrated Area Studies (CIAS)
  5. What's Happening in International Relations
    The 8th Kyoto University International Symposium
    The "Japan-China University Academic Forum" was held at Fudan University, China, and President Oike and others Participated
    Official Visitors from Abroad
  6. PROMENADE
    Aoi Festival - Heian dynastic culture appears before your eyes after more than 1,200 years

10号(2006年秋号)


10号(2006年秋号)
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"Drawing of Sonjodo": Kyoto University Library Ishin Database

  1. The Three Senses of "Aya" and Human Welfare
    Hiroshi Matsumoto, Executive Vice-President for Research and Finance of Kyoto University
  2. Forefronts of Research at Kyoto University
    Masuo Koyasu, Professor, Graduate School of Education
    Toshitaka Nakahara, Professor, Graduate School of Medicine
  3. FEATURES
    New Research Center Explores Innovative Approaches to Area Studies
    Koji Tanaka, Director / Professor, Center for Integrated Area Studies
    International Conference on Opencourseware 2006 in Kyoto
    Meeting of Kyokyo-Kai (Kyoto University Alumni Association in Beijing, China)
  4. Essay
    Carl Becker, Professor, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies
  5. Interview -Kei Kano, Graduates School of Biostudies, Kyoto University
  6. What's Happening in International Relations
    Kyoto University Opens Liaison Office in Tsinghua Science Park
    Students and Teaching Staff from Kasetsart University visit Kyoto University
    President Oike attends the 4th Japan-China University President Conference
    Reviewers from OECD Thematic Review of Tertiary Education visit Kyoto University
    Kyoto University signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)
  7. PROMENADE
    Katsura Rikyu - A place to think about "beauty" A garden for contemplation built around a lake

9号(2006年春号)


9号(2006年春号)
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Newspaper Archives: Shimbun Bunko
Advertisement for Rakuzendo Ginza: Rakuzendo Baiyaku Kokoku / Kyoto University Library Collection

  1. Culture of a Deformation Belt and the Role of Kyoto University
    Kazuo Oike, President of Kyoto Universsity
  2. Forefronts of Research at Kyoto University
    Junzo Munemoto, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering
    Erika Takashina, Associate Professor, Institute for Research in Humanities
  3. FEATURES
    Fostering a Renaissance in Kyoto
    Toshio Yokoyama, Director-General of the Organization for the Promotion of International Relations
    Our Urgent Mission
    Takeshi Tamura, Director of the International Center
    Organizational Information
    Kyoto University and UC Davis, University of California commit to personnel
    internship exchange program
    School visits enhance learning experience for foreign students of
    Japanese language and culture
    Kyoto University students to KCJS lectures
    Mochi-Making Party at the Student Lounge "KI-ZU-NA"
  4. Essay - Patricia Vickers-Rich, Director of Monash Science Centre
  5. Interview -Junko Maruyama, Graduate School of Human and
    Environmental Studies
  6. What's Happening in International Relations
    The 6th Kyoto University International Symposium The 7th Kyoto University International Symposium
    Official Visitors from Abroad
  7. PROMENADE
    Shinnyo-do - The other “Philosopher’s Walk”

8号(2005年秋号)


8号(2005年秋号)
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Tenmonseisho
Sekisui Nagakubo (Mid-Edo Period)/Collection of Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science

  1. Innovation Based on University Knowledge
    Kazumi Matsushige, Vice-President of Kyoto University
  2. Special Feature - Conversation "Science and Society in the Future"
    The challenge for universities is to make the invisible visible
    -thinking behind the ALAN-K project-
    Alan Kay, Visiting Professor at Graduate School of Informatics
    Kazuo Oike, President of Kyoto University
    Hajime Kita, Professor, Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies
  3. Features
    Kyoto University's Combat team participates in the ACM International Collegiate Programming World FinalsContest
    Kyoto University ROHM Plaza Completed
    Six Universities Disseminate Japanese University Education to the World through Open Course Ware
  4. Forefronts of Research at Kyoto University
    Minoru Kanehisa, Professor and Director, Bioinformatics Center, Institute for Chemical Research
    Shuzo Nishimura, Professor, Graduate School of Economics
  5. Activity
    Robot Creator, Tomotaka Takahashi, Founder of Robo Garage, a Kyoto University venture
  6. What's Happening in International Relations
    Kyoto University holds AEARU Board of Directors Meeting and signs academic exchange agreement with the four other Board Member Universities
    Presentation of the Hideki Yukawa UNESCO Medal to Mrs. Sumi Yukawa
  7. PROMENADE
    Manpukuji Temple -the first winds blow from Obaku

7号(2005年春号)


7号(2005年春号)
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Illustrated Books: Eboshiori Soshi
Paper with illustrations in color, manuscript, 2 volumes, author and publisher unknown, 34.1 × 25.2cm

  1. Site-specific characteristics of Kyoto University campuses and remote facilities
    Kojiro Irikura , Vice-President of Kyoto University
  2. Forefronts of Research at Kyoto University
    Juichi Yamagiwa, Professor, Graduate School of Science
    Mikio Kasahara, Professor, Graduate School of Energy Science
    Koichiro Oshima, Director, Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management Center Attached
  3. Features
    The Fifth Kyoto University International Symposium
    International Symposium on Regulation of Cell Fate and Cell Function
    The Ninth Kyoto University Future Forum
    Voice from the Frontline of International Society
    Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere(RISH)
    -Establishing New Connections Between Science and Human Society
  4. Essay
    Charles Scawthorn, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering
  5. Interview
    Richard Murdey, Guest Research Associate, Institute for Chemical Research
  6. Activity
    Ryosuke Nagano, Director, NLKProject
  7. What's Happening in International Relations
    Kyoto University Study Abroad Fair 2004
    Visitors from Abroad
  8. PROMENADELake Biwa Aqueduct
    Sharing an Interwoven Bond of Birth and Rebirth

6号(2004年秋号)


6号(2004年秋号)
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Illustrated Books: Ise Monogatari (Tales of Ise)
Paper with illustrations in color, manuscript, 2 volumes, author and publisher unknown, 28.0 × 23.3cm

  1. What Characterizes a Kyoto University Education?
    Hirohisa Higashiyama, Vice-President of Kyoto University
  2. Special Feature - The Kyoto University Education
    Liberal Arts Education, The Kyoto University Way
    Masaki Maruyama, Director, Institute for the Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education
    Kyoto University's Regional Education Program
    Information for International Students
  3. Forefronts of Research at Kyoto University
    Tsuneo Yoshikawa, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering
    Kazuo Fujita, Professor, Graduate School of Letters
  4. Essay
    Engelbert Jorissen, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies
  5. Interview
    Tang Zhong Hui, Graduate School of Law
  6. Activity
    Nobuhiro Ohnishi, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies
  7. What's Happening on Campus
    President Oike Goes to Mainland China and Hong Kong
    The First KAGI 21 International Summer School on the Active Geosphere Takes Place in Indonesia
    Inaugurating the Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere
    The 21st Century COE Program FY2004 Results
  8. PROMENADEMount Hiei
    A Prayer for Peace on Earth from one of the Most Sacred Sites in Japanese Buddhism

5号(2004年春号)


5号(2004年春号)
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Portolan Chart
Sheepskin, 52.5×72.0cm, c. 15th-16th Century Europe

  1. In Cooperation with Citizens of Kyoto
    Kazuo Oike, President of Kyoto University
  2. Special Feature - Kyoto University in Times of Change
    Incorporation of Japan's National Universities - a new start for National University Corporation Kyoto University Masao Homma, Director-General Administration Bureau
    The Grand Opening of the Kyoto University Clock Tower CentennialHall
    The Grand Opening of the Katsura Campus
  3. Forefronts of Research at Kyoto University
    Norio Nakatsuji, Proefssor, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences
    Tsuyoshi Kato, Professor, Graduate school of Asian and African Area Studies
  4. Essay
    Geoffrey P. Moussas, Lecturer(Part-time), Faculty of Engineering
  5. Interview
    Phan Vinh Long, Graduate School of Engineering
  6. Activity
    Good Samarian Club, Ryohei Hamanaka, Faculty of Law
  7. What's Happening in International Relations
    The 4th Kyoto University International Symposium
    Visitors from Abroad
  8. PROMENADEPhilosopher's Path
    Site for Contemplation that Gave Rise to the Kyoto School of Philosohy

4号(2003年秋号)


4号(2003年秋号)
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Sankakuen-Shinjyukyo(Bronze Mirrors)
Approx. 22.3cm in Diameter, Made in 3rd Cetury China
Found at Tsubai-Ootsukayama Tumulus, Kyoto Prefecture

  1. 不如学 Nothing is better than Learning
    Makoto Nagao, President of Kyoto University
  2. Forefronts of Research at Kyoto University
    Mitsuhiro Yanagida, Professor, Graduate School of Biostudies
    Tetsuji Atsuji, Professor, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies
    Isao Akaoka, Director, Institute for the Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education
  3. Features
    On the Grand Opening of the Camphora Cafe Restaurant The 21st Century COE Program
    -List of Selected Programs in Kyoto University in FY 2003
    The Founding of the Field Science Education and Research Center
    -To Create an Original Kind of Global Environmental Study that Seeks to Explicate Connections Between the Ecologies of Forest, Human Habitation and Sea
  4. Essay
    Bilqis Amin Hoque, Visiting Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute
  5. Interview
    Rizaldi, Primate Research Institute
  6. Activity
    Sumo Club, Hartwig Handsur, Faculty of Law
  7. Report
    Student Lounge KI-ZU-NA : A Place for International Bonding
  8. PROMENADEShinshindo Cafe
    A Timeless Backdrop for the Lives of Kyoto University Students

3号(2003年春号)


3号(2003年春号)
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Flora Japonica
P. F. (B.) von Siebold and J. G. Zuccarini, authors, 2 volumes (Published: 1835-1841)
Fauna Japonica
P. F. (B.) von Siebold, editor, C. J. Temminck, H. Schlegel, and W. D. Haan, authors, 5 volumes (Published: 1833-1850)
Both from the collection of the Faculty of Science

  1. Campus Located in a Basin with Active Faults
    Kazuo Oike, Vice-President of Kyoto University
  2. Forefronts of Research at Kyoto University
    Yahiko Kambayashi, Professor, Graduate School of Infomatics
    Sakiko Yoshikawa, Professor, Graduate School of Education
    Takashi Matsuyama, Director, Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies
  3. Features
    Kyoto University International Symposium
    on Post-Petrofuels in the 21st Century -Prospects in the Future of Blomass Energy-
    The 21st Century COE Program
    -List of Slected Programs in Kyoto University in FY 2002
    Establishment of the Fukui Institute for Fundamental Chemistry
    -Passing on the Spilit of Nobel Laureate
  4. Essay
    Calorine Sy Hau, Associate Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies
  5. Interview
    Ahmad Reza Gohari Soodabeh Saeidnia, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Science
  6. Activity Report
    The November Festival
  7. PROMENADEBeside the Kamo River
    A Place to Rest Amid Abundant Natural Beauty

2号(2002年秋号)


2号(2002年秋号)
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Fusu Nanifune Renga, Renga- style Poems by Seicho, Sogi, et al.
Hand Scroll, Hand written, manuscript, 1 volume, 15-16 century

  1. Kyoto University in a Period of Transition
    Akihiro Kinda, Vice-President of Kyoto University
  2. Forefronts of Research at Kyoto University
    Ryuichi Ida, Professor, Graduate School of Law
    Sakayu Shimizu, Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture
    Johei Sasaki, Director, Kyoto Univeristy Library
  3. Features
    Student Lounge KI-ZU-NA Opens
    Establishment of Hall of Global Environmental Research and School of Gloval Environmental Studies as a Graduate School
  4. Essay
    Jan van Bremen, Visiting Research Scholar, Institute for Research in Humanities
  5. Interview
    Ali Masoudi-Najad, Graduate School of Agriculture
  6. Activity
    Gernot Hassenpflug, Graduate School of Infomatics
  7. Report
    Exploring Japanese society and culture - A sociological survey and the Gion Matsuri
  8. PROMENADEGozan Okuribi
    Kyoto University has witnessed the annual Daimonji bonfire for over a century

創刊号(2002年春号)


創刊号(2002年春号)
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Tamamo-no-mae, a Tale from the Otogizoshi
Paper with illustrations in color, manuscript, 2 volumes, author and publisher unknown, 24.0×18.4cm

  1. Kyoto University - with its Eyes on the Future
    Makoto Nagao, President of Kyoto University
  2. Forefronts of Research at Kyoto University
    Tasuku Honjo, Professor, Graduate School of Medicine
    Kohei Tamao, Professor, Institute for Chemical Research
    Takeshi Shiraishi, Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies
    Shoichiro Fukao Professor, Radio Science Center for Space and Atmosphere
    Takeshi Setoguchi, Director, The Kyoto University Museum
  3. Features
    Kyoto University International Symposium
    on the Changes in the Japanese Economy Facing the New Century
    The TIDE Project
     -A First Step Toward a New Partnership
    A New Triangle is Born
     -The Katsura Campus and Kyoto University's Strategy for the 21st Century
  4. Essay
    Bruce Auld, visiting Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture
  5. Interview
    Xiaoqing Luo, Graduate School of Law
  6. Activity
    Aikido Club, Paul Smith, Graduate School of Engineering
  7. Report
    Academic Sightseeing in Uji
  8. PROMENADE Yoshida Shrine
    The Ancient Shrine Continues to Watch Over Kyoto University