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COVER STORY
Turning Points in a Researchers Life
Researchers find their major research path in many different ways.While researchers continue researching a theme, they often encounter unexpected discoveries or results that lead to a drastic change in the direction of their research.Meeting researchers in a different research group or attending an academic conference might also be a turning point in one's life works. Others may have read a paper that strongly inspired their future research.These key turning points can not only change an individual's research direction, but also be a turning point for an entire research field and opening up new fields of research.There is always a great story behind each great discovery. In this issue,each contributing researcher tells his/her individual story about people, papers, and discoveries that have changed their research careers. This issue will provide an important opportunity to think about these turning points and how they have transformed polymer science.
iEditors: MIYATA, SHIKATA, SEKI, HIGUCHI, and MIKOSHIBAj
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Commentary
SPSJ as the Innovation Forum Kazunori KATAOKA
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COVER STORY: Highlight Reviews
Biophysical Chemistry Shohei INOUE

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Foundations of a Research Life Tisato KAJIYAMA

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Approach to Affinity Latex Haruma KAWAGUCHI

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When I First Met Sir Sam Masao DOI

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Macromolecular Recognition Akira HARADA

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Some Encounters and Surface Forces Measurement Kazue KURIHARA

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You Never Can Serve Companies Yushu MATSUSHITA

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Think of Opportunity Instead of Security Mizuo MAEDA

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Looking Back on My Research Life c Hiroshi WATANABE

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Experience of Serendipity in Polymer Research Isaburo FUKAWA

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Malaria Control and a Sunset Takaaki ITOH

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My Passion for the Fluorene Mitsuaki YAMADA

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Growing Polymers: A Personal Account
Like a Living Polymer Zhengguo CAI

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Towards a Facile Approach gSimple is Besth Shinji SUGIHARA

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Messages: “Work and Life”
Professor Kimiko Anno Who Devoted Her Life to Biochemistry and the Education of Women Scientists Hatsuho UEDAIRA
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Front-Line Polymer Science
Smectic Liquid Crystal Formed from Hard-Rod Polymers Kento OKOSHI and Junji WATANABE
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International Year of CHEMISTRY
International Year of Chemistry 2011 Hiroyuki NISHIDE
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Messages from SPSJ
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