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Profiles of SFC Research Projects: The “Eliica” Electric Vehicle Development Project

With 100-hp motors in each of its eight wheels, for a total of 800 hp, the electricity-powered car created by Professor Shimizu and his team provides stiff competition to its gasoline-run counterparts, and stands poised to be the first vehicle of its kind to bridge the gap between mere concept and mass production. However [...]

Interviews with SFC Faculty: Measure the Immeasurable: Expanding the Frontiers of Sports

Sports engineering has traditionally focused on the analysis of video images, but Professor Yuji Ohgi has been looking at this field from the perspective of measurement. Driven by the desire to spread the joy of sports, he describes how the potential of sports is expanding as actions previously considered impossible to measure are now being [...]

Interviews with SFC Faculty: A Boost to Local Communities

Professor Yoshinori Isagai has always believed that “community building starts with building human resources.” With this philosophy in mind, he created the NPO Hosujuku (School for Fledgling Phoenixes) and the Toho Village Vitality Project. In the following interview, Professor Isagai discusses his work and ways through which local Japanese communities can be revitalized.
The Social Reform [...]

Interviews with SFC Faculty: Stunning designs arise from Observing the Core

Professor Shunji Yamanaka, one of the leading industrial designers in Japan, has been creatively challenging the boundaries between design and science in projects ranging from automobile design to the prosthetic limbs for athletes. In this interview, he speaks about his ideas, vision and memories as a designer.
From Manga to Industrial Design
During my high school years, [...]

Interviews with SFC Faculty: Japanese Policymaking in Changing Times

Professor Ken Jimbo specializes in Japan’s foreign and security policies, with a particular emphasis on the post-9/11 global scenario. This interview explores Professor Jimbo’s views on Japan’s policymaking process in these changing times and his vision of Keio University SFC’s future.
Working in Think Tanks
I wanted to create a cutting-edge foreign and security policy community in [...]

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