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Be a Good and Reliable Co-Driver


Citation: SATO, N. Be a Good and Reliable Co-Driver JAS4QoL 2021, 7(1) 2 online at: https://as4qol.org/jwsWt
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SATO; Noriko  

Chief Executive Officer, Imex Japan Co Ltd, 22-8 Shimomidori-cho, Shinchiku, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8425, Japan

For drivers to enjoy driving a vehicle, whether they are maneuvering forward or negotiating a curve, he/she should be free to steer, slow down, accelerate, and brake without the distraction of uneccessary noises or disturbances around them. At the same time, a person driving a car is often accompanied by companions, friends, or family members. In such situations, there is usually a so-called “co-driver” in the seat next to them.

All in all, co-drivers will greatly help facilitate the driver’s task by adhering to the following guidelines.

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It is Not Easy to Find a Clean and Functional Public Toilet in Many Countries: Lessons to Learn from Japan


Citation: SATO, N.; ISHII, E. It is Not Easy to Find a Clean and Functional Public Toilet in Many Countries: Lessons to Learn from Japan JAS4QoL 2022, 8(1) 1 online at: https://as4qol.org/xAJT1
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SATO; NorikoISHII; Erina  

Imex Japan Co. Ltd., 3F Imex Japan Building, 22 Shimomidori-cho, Shichiku, KitaKu, Kyoto 603-8425, JAPAN

Traveling in Europe, the United States, and most countries in Asia, it is always a painful and embarrassing moment when nature calls. For people living in Japan especially, the situation maybe unbearable when a language barrier arises as well. All these come back to the one and one only question:  Why are public toilets or washrooms not readily available outside Japan? The answer to this question goes back to the 19th century when a well-meaning reformer, Augustus Gardner spoke out in 1862: “Any man, and far more, any woman may walk from one end of this city to the other, in the most dire torture, without finding the relief to the necessities of the body, without such indecent exposure of the person as would render the individual liable to arrest and fine by the civic authorities.” 

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Review of Research on Covid-19


Citation: DE JERSEY; J. Review of Research on Covid-19 JAS4QoL 2020, 6(1) 1 online at: https://as4qol.org/EvP4w
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Review of Research on Covid-19

DE JERSEY; John

The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland 4072,   Australia (jandjdej@bigpond.net.au)

A number of approaches to alleviate the Covid-19 pandemic have been discussed as well as longer term solutions. It seems possible that, when the pandemic has run its course, Covid-19 will continue at a low level in the community and be controlled by a vaccine and selective drugs developed as a consequence of the pandemic. How rapidly the properties of the virus may change as a result of mutations remains to be seen. Changes may lead to weakening of vaccine efficacy, development of drug resistance and/or to a strengthening or weakening of the virus' infectivity. The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted once again the possibility that future viruses may cross the animal human barrier with devastating consequences. Such events are rendered more likely by increases in world population and destruction of wild animal habitat. 

Keywords: Covid-19, Coronavirus, Covid-19 Epidemiology, Covid-19 Treatments

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Regulation of Adiponectin Receptors Through PPAR-gamma Agonists in Systemic and Renal Hemodynamics in Diabetic Rats


Citation: Sattar, M. Z. A.; Afzal, S. Regulation of Adiponectin Receptors Through PPAR-gamma Agonists in Systemic and Renal Hemodynamics in Diabetic Rats JAS4QoL 2019, 5(1) 1 online at: https://as4qol.org/5U2Wj
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Munavvar Zubaid Abdul SATTAR*, Sheryar AFZAL

Department of Scientific Basis of Therapeutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, MAHSA University, Selangor, Malaysia (munavvar@mahsa.edu.my)

The adipose tissue as an object of study has dynamically entered the field of cardiology over the last decade. The communication between adipose tissue and other biological systems is accomplished through the expression of a large number of bioactive mediators, called adipokine or adipocytokines (Antoniades et al. 2009). The main adipocytokines are adiponectin (ADN), leptin, resistin, interleukin (IL-6), (Ryo et al. 2004), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-a) and the plasminogen activator-1 inhibitor (PAI-1). Adiponectin is distinguished by being not only the most abundant product of fat, but also for being one of the major involved in regulating various mechanisms in human body (Siasos, 2012). Adiponectin is a secreted protein consisting of 247 amino acids, produced exclusively by adipocytes. Adiponectin was independently identified by four laboratories; hence, the multiple names. Lodish laboratory first discovered adiponectin in 1995 as a protein named “Adipocyte Complement Related Protein of 30 kDa” (ACRP30) (Scherer et al. 1995).

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JAS4QoL – Volume 4(4) (Dec., 2018)



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The Role Of Grammar Instruction In Japanese EFL Context: Towards Communicative Language Teaching

FUJIWARA Yumi

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

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The Conflict between the Inner World and the Outer World in The Mystery of Edwin Drood (under revision)

IMAI Chizu

Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, 5 Nakauchi-Cho, Misasagi, Yamashina-Ku, Kyoto 607- 8414, Japan (imai@mb.kyoto-phu.ac.jp)

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You Are What and When You Eat

Anthony FW FOONG

Department of Language Development, Imex Japan Co. Ltd., 3F Imex Japan Bldg, 22 Shimomidori-cho, Shichiku, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8425, Japan (78imexfw@gmail.com)

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JAS4QoL – Volume 4(2) (March, 2018)



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The Nexus of Identity and Language and the Teaching English in Japan

David Crespo

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

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Effects of Chin-Don Therapy on Blood Levels of Cortisol, Beta-Endorphins, and Natural Killer Cell Activity: Relationships with Emotion, Behavior and Immunodefense System of the Elderly

Kanji Hatta

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

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Early to Bed, Early to Rise Maketh Life Longer and Healthier

Anthony Foo Wah

Language Research & Development, Imex Japan Co. Ltd., 3F Imex Building, 22-8 Shimomidori-cho, Shichiku, Kita-Ku, Kyoto 603-8425, Japan (kagakueigo@imexjapan.co.jp )

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JAS4QoL – Volume 4(1) (March, 2018)



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Voluntary Assisted Dying – International Update and new Victorian Legislation

Judge (Reserve) Pamela JENKINS

County Court of Victoria Australia (pamelaj01@gmail.com)

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Vasorelaxant Effects of Methanolic Extract and Principal Constituents of Sweet Hydrangea Leaf on Isolated Rat Aorta

Souichi NAKASHIMA, Seikou NAKAMURA, Takuya IWAMOTO, Yui MASUKAWA, Yuika EMI, Ayako OHTA, Nami NOMURA, Hisashi MATSUDA*

Kyoto Pharmaceutical University; Misasagi, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto 607–8412, Japan. (matsuda@mb.kyoto-phu.ac.jp)

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A Study of Modern Healthcare for People by Analysis of the Kampo pathological theory on “Ki-kyo” and “Ki-utsu

Chizuko Hioki

Research Institute of Traditional Asian Medicine, Kindai University School of Medicine, 377-2 Ohno-Higashi, Osaka-sayama, Osaka 589-8511, Japan (chioki@med.kindai.ac.jp)

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A Grandmother's Heritage

Sako IKEGAMI

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JAS4QoL – Volume 3(4) (December, 2017)



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Car development and global working experience in the automobile industry

S. Khim WONG

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Issues of University Junior Teaching Staff in Writing Scientific Manuscript at a Japanese University

Sako IKEGAMI1, Anthony Foo Wah FOONG2

1Sakotrans Medical, 7-8-8 Nishiokamoto, Higashinada-ku, Kobe city, Hyogo 658-0073, Japan(sako@sakotrans.com2Language Research & Development, Imex Japan Co. Ltd., 3F Imex Building, 22-8 Shimomidori-cho, Shichiku, Kita-Ku, Kyoto 603-8425, Japan

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The Importance of the Five Senses in A Christmas Carol

Chizu IMAI

Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, 5 Nakauchi-Cho, Misasagi, Yamashina-Ku, Kyoto 607- 8414, Japan (imai@mb.kyoto-phu.ac.jp)

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Dancing with the Bacteria

Satya SIVARAMAN

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



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

Tomoko ADACHI

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

Kanji HATTA

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

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

Yasuna KOBAYASHI

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

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JAS4QoL – Volume 3(2) (June, 2017)


Citation: JAS4QoL – Volume 3(2) (June, 2017) JAS4QoL 2019, 3(2) online at: https://as4qol.org/dCvc6
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The Chemical Constituents and Pharmacological / Biofunctional Effects of Ginger
 

Hisashi MATSUDA*, Seikou NAKAMURA, Masayuki YOSHIKAWA

Department of Pharmacognosy, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, Kyoto 607-8412, Japan (matsuda@ mb.kyoto-phu.ac.jp)

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Insight into Accuracy in Japanese EFL Learners’ Writing Performance across Proficiency Levels

Yumi Fujiwara*

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

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The Relationship between Internet-Use and Communication Skills of Students in a Japanese University

Yasuna KOBAYASHI1*, Keiko SUGIHARA-TSUKAMOTO2, Aya KOBAYASHI3, Noriko KOHYAMA4, Toshinori YAMAMOTO4

1*Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences, 265-1 Higashijima, Akiha-ku, Niigata City, 956-8603, Japan (yasuna@nupals.ac.jp) 2Department of Pharmacy, Morioka JRC Hospital, 6-1-1 Sanbonyanagi, Morioka City, 020-8560, Japan 3 Department of Pharmaceutical Education, School of Pharmacy, Showa University, 1-5-8 Hatanodai, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 142-8555, Japan 4 4 Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Division of Pharmacotherapy, School of Pharmacy, Showa University, 1-5-8 Hatandai, Shinagoawa-ku, Tokyo 142-8555, Japan

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Learning to Conduct Pharmacist-Client/Patient Interviews via Role-Plays

Masumi NISHIMURA1*, Sako IKEGAMI2, Foo Wah FOONG3

1Laboratory of ethics, Faculty of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1-20-1 Handa-cho, Higashi-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 431-3192, JAPAN (masumimedieigo@gmail.com) 2Sakotrans Medical, 7-8-8 Nishiokamoto, Higashinada-ku, Kobe city, Hyogo 658-0073, Japan 3Department of Language Development, Imex Japan Co. Ltd., 22, Shimomidori-Cho, Shinchiku, Kita-Ku, Kyoto 603-8425, Japan

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Times Are A-Changin': The Attitudes of Fresh Graduates in Search of Work

FOONG Anthony FW

Department of Language Development, Imex Japan 3F Imex Japan Building, 22, Shimomidori-Cho, Shichiku, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8425, JAPAN (kagakueigo@imexjapan.co.jp)

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