The Intelligence to Act

The Intelligence to Act

Media and Modern Society

  • The Great Earthquake and media coverage
  • The transformation of American democracy in the internet age
  • Comparative study of publications of the same magazines in Japan and abroad
    – Clues from fashion magazines in Japan, America and France –
  • A study of banned music – Songs at the mercy of the times –

Perceptions of our Modern Society

  • Why are the arts auxiliary subjects? – The decline of academic achievement and the future of art –
  • Risk in a welfare state – The transformation of insurance in a surveillance society –
  • Aspects of populism in Japan – Voters and media influence –
  • The pros and cons of introducing active euthanasia in Japan

People Perspective

  • Z. Bauman’s theory of “others”
  • Education of multicultural children in Japan
  • The transplant and sale of organs
  • Revisiting the concept of “Commonality” in the works of H. Arendt – Focusing on the “Human Condition” –

Culture and Information Processing

  • Electronic library initiatives in public libraries
  • Movement trajectory acquisition applications for Android devices
  • Developmental research related to feedback functions in support systems for learning foreign languages
  • Research related to understanding listening comprehension using distance sensors

Recipients of the 2011 Merit Award Graduate Thesis

Kikuya Taro (Majoring in Computers and Communications)
“Research of Computer Network Diagram Display Methods that Enable Associations among Learning Objectives”

Mariko Kobayashi (Majoring in Intercultural Communication)
“International Relations and East Asia Regionalism – East Asian Initiatives between Japan and China”

Satomi Takai (Majoring in Area Studies)
“Poverty of Coconut Farmers in the Philippines – Relationship between Land Ownership and Distribution Systems”

Summaries of these theses are available at the address below:

With Teaching Supervisor, Professor YOSHIOKA

Faculty of Intercultural Studies/ Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University
1-2-1, Tsurukabuto, Nada-ku, Kobe, JAPAN 657-8501