AGU RESEARCH

AGU RESEARCH

AGU RESEARCH

In the world in which we live, a range of issues exists,
including those related to our daily lives as well as serious problems that impact all of humankind.
Professors at our university will reveal and clarify,
from various interesting viewpoints, the present situation and truths that are not widely known concerning these issues.

Videos Depicting the Frontline of Research

Aoyama Gakuin University will conduct education and research activities in collaboration with local communities, the international community, national and foreign governments, and various other organizations, companies and universities, and then announce the results to the world. For the creation of an affluent society, we constantly conduct research in diverse fields and foster activities to help solve contemporary issues and meet social needs, thereby contributing widely to society.

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  • School of Cultural and Creative Studies
  • Understanding the Messages of the Artistic Programs of Olympic Opening Ceremonies
  • Professor IIZASA Sayoko
  • The Olympic and Paralympic Games open with a grand opening ceremony. In addition to the parade of athletes, the lighting of the Olympic cauldron, and other rituals, recent opening ceremonies also feature an artistic program, which is staged as a great show event. One thing that particularly interests me as a researcher specializing in multicultural society studies is that these artistic programs have been focusing on the harmony of different cultures and races. This column looks into the artistic programs of the Sydney, London, and Rio de Janeiro games and how they dealt with the issue of diversity and coexistence. (This column is as of 2019.)
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Videos Depicting the Frontline of Research

  • Department of History, College of Literature
  • Study History in a Multifaceted Manner to Learn about Human Wisdom and Knowledge
  • Professor SAKAMOTO Hiroshi
  • Some say that human beings have been doing the same things over and over throughout our long history and we can therefore learn lessons by studying the past. Others say, in accordance with the Judeo-Christian way of thinking, that human beings are making progress in a linear manner. Professor Sakamoto will talk about ...
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  • Department of History, College of Literature
  • Study History in a Multifaceted Manner to Learn about Human Wisdom and Knowledge
  • Professor SAKAMOTO Hiroshi

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Columns to Give Insight into the World

In the world in which we live, a range of issues exists, including those related to our daily lives as well as serious problems that impact all of humankind.
Professors at our university will reveal and clarify, from various interesting viewpoints,
the present situation and truths that are not widely known concerning these issues.

In the world in which we live, a range of issues exists, including those related to our daily lives as well as serious problems that impact all of humankind.
Professors at our university will reveal and clarify, from various interesting viewpoints, the present situation and truths that are not widely known concerning these issues.

  • School of Cultural and Creative Studies
  • Understanding the Messages of the Artistic Programs of Olympic Opening Ceremonies
  • Professor IIZASA Sayoko
  • The Olympic and Paralympic Games open with a grand opening ceremony. In addition to the parade of athletes, the lighting of the Olympic cauldron, and other rituals, recent opening ceremonies also feature an artistic program, which is staged as a great show event. One thing that particularly interests me as a researcher specializing in multicultural society studies is that these artistic programs have been focusing on the harmony of different cultures and races. This column looks into the artistic programs of the Sydney, London, and Rio de Janeiro games and how they dealt with the issue of diversity and coexistence. (This column is as of 2019.)
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  • School of Cultural and Creative Studies
  • Understanding the Messages of the Artistic Programs of Olympic Opening Ceremonies
  • Professor IIZASA Sayoko

  • School of Cultural and Creative Studies
  • Further Enlivening the Japanese Movie Industry
  • Professor UCHIYAMA Takashi
  • The Japanese movie industry, which was at its lowest point only 30 years ago, has been gaining momentum in recent years. How did the industry rebound? What is required to further enliven it? This column discusses how the Japanese movie industry can become an international industry. (This column is as of 2012.)
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  • College of Literature
  • Literature supports our lives
  • Professor HIJIKATA Youichi
  • Today, based on a one-dimensional judgment as to whether a study benefits the world, practical science is valued while the humanities including literature are slighted, and the very raison d'être of the humanities is questioned. This column illustrates the meaningfulness of studying the humanities by citing literature as an example and explains the attractions of literature and the value of reading. (This column is as of 2017.)
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  • School of International Politics, Economics and Communication
  • How to Polish Your Communication Skills
  • Professor SUEDA Kiyoko
  • For the 10th consecutive year, communication skills have been ranked highest in the elements given priority in the screening of candidates for recruitment. As this indicates, communication skills have recently become the skills that are most required. But what should we do to improve our communication skills? This column digs into the essence of communication and discusses what true communication is. (This column is as of 2015.)
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  • School of Global Studies and Collaboration
  • Peacebuilding of hearts and minds
  • Professor FUKUSHIMA Akiko
  • In conlifct resolution and peacebuilding, physical approaches such as political and economic approaches are often emphasized and elaborated. Nevertheless, in order to consolidate peace after peace accords, it is essential to build peace in hearts and minds of people who once fought against each other. Shapend animosity against each other over conflicts must be ameriolated. In peacebuilding the international community focuses on peacebuilding from political and economic means. Cultural aspects have not been addressed in depth, Nevertheless in order to consolidate peace in conflict ridden areas to prevent recurrence of conflicts, it is essential to build peace in hearts and minds of people who once fought against each other. In this column, I share cases of sports and music to illustrate how post-conflict communities can bridge the cleavage made over conflicts and consider how such activities can contribute to peacebuilding processes. (This column is as of 2018.)
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  • Professional Graduate School of International Management
  • Considering Management, Organization and Society through Social Networks
  • Professor NAKANO Tsutomu
  • When you hear the term “social network,” most of you probably think of social media and online communications. However, the concept of a social network is in fact one that was initially contrived in the study of the competitive and cooperative relationships among people in organizations and society. To live well in contemporary society, I would encourage you to learn about and obtain an in-depth understanding of social networks and make full use of your knowledge. (This column is as of 2013.)
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  • School of Cultural and Creative Studies
  • Further Enlivening the Japanese Movie Industry
  • Professor UCHIYAMA Takashi
  • The Japanese movie industry, which was at its lowest point only 30 years ago, has been gaining momentum in recent years. How did the industry rebound? What is required to further enliven it? This column discusses how the Japanese movie industry can become an international industry. (This column is as of 2012.)
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