POLYMERS Vol.59@No.4 April 2010
POLYMERS@Vol.59@No.4
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COVER STORY
Globally Active Japanese Researchers
With the rapid progress of globalization in research and development, many Japanese researchers have acquired permanent positions and flourished in foreign universities, institutes and companies. We should recognize the pioneers who crossed the sea, while remaining a long way from affluence, and have achieved the present status as a consequence of their worthwhile efforts. This special issue presents messages and/ or reminiscences from thirteen globally active Japanese researchers in industry and academia with a focus on their trigger, incentive and motivation for which they decided to reside overseas. These reports of sometimes roller-coaster research lifes, success stories and making their scientific fortunes by staying in foreign countries, will hopefully provide an opportunity to take another good look at the globalization for the SPSJ members, in particular, for young researchers in Japan.
iEditors:YASHIMA, AKIYOSHI, ITOH, and KIKUCHIj
Commentary
Toward Greater Global Research Activity Yoshiyuki OKAMOTO
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Hot Topics
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Growing Polymers: A Personal Account
Chase the Dynamics of Crystals Satoshi HORIKE

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Prediction and Actuality Takeshi MAEDA

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COVER STORY: Highlight Reviews
Independent Career and Laboratory Kenichi KURODA

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Road to Tenure Tadanori KOGA

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Homogeneous Catalyst for Isotactic Polystyrene Jun OKUDA

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Research Life in North America Masanori HARA

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A Japanese Researcher in Germany Kazuaki TARUMI

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Working in France as a Permanent Researcher of the CNRS Tetsuharu NARITA
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If You would Really Like to do It, Go for It Reiko ODA
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Random Thoughts on My Career as a Faculty Member Tomoko FUJIWARA
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Under the Interdisciplinary Atmosphere Yoko YAMAKOSHI
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Fascinating World of Microlithography Yasuhiro SUZUKI
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My Decade as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist Hironobu MURATA
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Reflection on My Encounters in Science Isamu KUSAKA
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Sleep and Wait for Good Luck Kazuki AKIBA
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Front-Line Polymer Science
Future Prospects for Pioneering Development of Next-generation Organic Photovoltaics Hiroshi SEGAWA
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Messages: “Work and Life”
Women be Ambitious to Make Social Contribution Jian Ping GONG
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Persistence is Power, a Young Bonze Recite a Sutra which He Hasn't Learned? Mitsuko YAMADA
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Messages from SPSJ
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