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Meeting Notes and 2021 Conference Update

On September 17th the Board of Academic Society for Quality of Life held a board meeting (via Zoom) concerning the International Conference for Quality of Life. Due to the Coronavirus, this year's conference has been postponed, and this and other subjects were discussed. Meeting outcomes included:


ICQoL2019 – International Conference on Quality of Life

The 2019 International Conference on Quality of Life was be held at Kyoto Pharmaceutical University from Sept 28-29, 2019. Further information can be found at the 2019 conference website.

JAS4QoL – Volume 4(3) (Sept, 2018)

  • Mini Review


Nutritional Function Claims on Japanese Food Labels: “Foods for Specified Health Uses”, “Foods with Nutrient Function Claims” and the Newly Instituted “Foods with Function Claims”

FUJITA, Hiroyuki

Dept. of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Faculty of Bioenviromental Science Kyoto Gakuen University, 1-1, Ohtani, Nanjyo, Sogabe-cho, Kameoka, Kyoto, 621-8555, Japan (h-fujita@kyotogakuen.ac.jp)

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  • Full Papers


Issues in Learning English as a Foreign Language for First-Year Japanese University Students

NAKAMURA Tsuyako1, Anthony FW FOONG 2

1 Faculty of Global Communications, Doshisha University, Kyotanabe, Japan (tsuyakonakamura@gmail.com) 2 Department of Language Development, Imex Japan Co. Ltd.

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Medication Counseling in English for Japanese Pharmacy Students

Aya Kobayashi1*, Kinu Yazawa1, Ken-ichi Saguchi1 and Sachiko Tanaka2

Language Research & Development, Imex Japan Co. Ltd., 3F Imex Building, 22-8 Shimomidori-cho, Shichiku, Kita-Ku, Kyoto 603-8425, Japan (ayasuna408@pharm.showa-u.ac.jp)

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  • Wisdom (Philosophical) Note


Conferences On-Cruise: A Perfect Place for Meetings

Anthony FW FOONG

Language Research & Development, Imex Japan Co. Ltd., 3F Imex Building, 22-8 Shimomidori-cho, Shichiku, Kita-Ku, Kyoto 603-8425, Japan (78imexfw@gmail.com)

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  • Supplementary Issue


Proceedings of ICQoL2018 International Conference

For more information, see ICQoL2018 Conference Website

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ICQoL2018 – International Conference on Quality of Life

The 2018 International Meeting on Quality of Life (Singapore - Malaysia - Cambodia -Thailand) Cruise was held from Sept. 2nd to Sept. 7th, 2018. Please check the 2018 conference website for proceedings and photos from the cruise.

JAS4QoL – Volume 3(3) (September, 2017)

  • Mini Review


Role of Community Pharmacists in Medication Management: Current and Future Prospects in Asia

Mohamed Azmi Ahmad HASSALI

Professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia (azmihassali@gmail.com)

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  • Full Papers


Psychological Determinants of Occupational Gender Division: A Study Focusing on Gender Stereotypes and Self-Efficacy


Department of Human Sciences, Osaka Kyoiku University, 4-698-1, Asahigaoka, Kashiwara-shi, Osaka, JAPAN (adako@cc.osaka-kyoiku.ac.jp

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Effects of Chin-Don Therapy on Variations in Blood Levels of Adrenalin, Noradrenalin, and Dopamine: Relationships with Emotion and Behavior of the Elderly


Department of Psychiatric Medicine, School of Nursing, Takarazuka University, Osaka, Japan (k-hatta@takara-univ.ac.jp)

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  • Wisdom (Philosophical) Note … As I was passing…


Point Mutation and Potential Biomarker of the Gene Coding for KRAS/RAS in Patients with Colorectal Carcinoma


Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences, 265-1 Higashijima, Akiha-ku, Niigata City, Niigata 956-8603, Japan (yasuna@nupals.ac.jp)

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  • Conference Proceedings


Proceedings from the 2017 International Conference on Quality of Life in Penang, Malaysia

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ICQoL2017 – International Conference on Quality of Life

The 2017 International Conference on Quality of Life was held in Penang, Malaysia on 21 - 22 August 2017. Full proceedings and well as photos and other media from the conference are available on the 2017 conference website.

JAS4QoL – Volume 2(3) (September, 2016)

  • Mini Review


The Pharmacist


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  • Full Papers


A Cognitive Approach to Teaching English Dative Constructions to Japanese University Students with Low English Proficiency


1Kyoto University of Education, 1 Fukakusa-Fujinomori-Cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan, 612-8522. (u_fujiwara@yahoo.co.jp)

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The Relationship of Clinical Treatment to Quality of Life in a Patient with Vascular Parkinsonism: A Case Report from a Pharmacist’s Perspective

Ayako NOGUCHI1*, Foo Wah FOONG

1Department of English for Pharmaceutical Science Communication, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, 5, Nakauchi-cho, Misasagi, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto 607-8414, Japan (ky09274@poppy.kyoto-phu.ac.jp)

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  • Wisdom (Philosophical) Note … As I was passing…


Crisis, Crisis, the “Stool of Resilience”, and Adaptive Capacity at ICQoL2016


Department of Language Development, Imex Japan Co. Ltd., 3F Imex Japan Building, Shichiku, Kita-Ku, Kyoto 603- 8425, JAPAN (david.crespo@yahoo.fr)

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  • Conference Proceedings


Proceedings from the 2016 International Conference on Quality of Life in Kyoto

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ICQoL2016 – International Conference on Quality of Life

The 2016 International Conference on Quality of Life was held in Kyoto from August 19-21, 2016. Proceedings of the event, as well as conference abstracts and photos and media from the event can be found on the 2016 ICQoL website. Also, some related articles by attendees can be found in the Dec. 2016 JASQoL. We thank all those who planned, assisted, and attended the event for making the event successful and a truly "quality" event.

JAS4QoL – Volume 1(3) (July, 2015)

Mini Review

The rodents written in “Chin-gan-Sodate-gusa”: - Review of an old Japanese book on breeding and genetics of mice -


Article first published online: October 15, 2015 Full Article (PDF)  


Full Papers

Multiple-Choice versus Written Test Scores in Pharmacy English Learning: Correlation of Test Methods and Comprehension through Teaching


Article first published online: July 26, 2015

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Science teaching through practical work: Preventing children from shying away from science


Article first published online: July 29, 2015

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An Analysis of Vocabulary in Collaborative Writing Performance of Japanese Learners of English at University


Article first published online: August 4, 2015

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Supplementary Notes

Summaries of the Presentations in the First International Annual AS4QoL Meeting

Article first published online: October 25, 2015

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