POLYMERS Vol.59@No.1 January 2010
POLYMERS@Vol.59@No.1
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COVER STORY
Twenty Years of gGrowing Polymerh:How have Young Talents been doing
In 1991, Kobunshi started a unique column gGrowing Polymerh prepared by young polymer scientists, where they vividly introduced themselves on the basis of their past careers, research achievements and future dreams. This has clearly indicated the activity and evolution of a new generation in polymer science. In the 20th anniversary, the present issue delivers columns that are re-described by the polymer scientists who appeared previously in this column in their young age, which let us envision concomitantly the past and future of polymer science in Japan.
iEditors: HAMACHI, AIDA, ITOH, UENO, and TAKEUCHIj
New Year's Message from the SPSJ President
SPSJ for the Members and the Society Mitsuo SAWAMOTO President, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan
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Commentary
Philosophy for Growing Polymer Teiji TSURUTA
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Hot Topics in Polymer Science in Japan
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Polymer Science and I: A Personal Account
Chemistry and Smell Takashi UEMURA

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Research Aspiration Pursuit of Polymer Synthetic Chemist Hiroshi NAKADE

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COVER STORY: Highlight Reviews
gGrowing Polymerh was Launching Pad Toshinori SATO
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Development of Metallocene Catalysts: Aimed at Industrialization Toshiyuki TSUTSUI
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Long and Winding Road c Tomokazu IYODA
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Unexpected Polymer Science Yukio NAGASAKI
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Pre-Transition Phenomena in Soft Matter Physics Masayuki IMAI
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Standing at the Crossroads of My Research Life: Past, Present and Future Eiji YASHIMA
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My Way to Change Project Tsutomu YOKOZAWA
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Imagination and Creativity Izumi ICHINOSE
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Ultimate Dream for Precision Polymerization Masami KAMIGAITO
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New Materials for a Comfortable Life Ikuko TOKI
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Restructuring of Polymer Surface and Myself in Response to the Environmental Change Kazuhisa SENSHU
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My World with Hydrogels Jian Ping GONG
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Application of the Surface Plasmon Resonance Enhanced Fluorescence Spectroscopy to Fluorescence Imaging Keiko TAWA
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Science and Morality Koichi HATADA
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Expectations for Paradigm Shift in Polymer Science and Technology Yoshio OKAMOTO
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Messages: “Work and Life”
A Scope Beyond the Gender Equality\Leadership Toward a More Sophisticated Civilization Akihiro ABE
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Towards Advancement of the Status of Women Scientists Mikiko SHIMA
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Messages from SPSJ
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