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Earthquake monitoring in Taiwan: Current status and future perspective

Deputy Director of the Seismological Center Central Weather Bureau (CWB) in Taiwan, Nai-Chi Hsiao, explains the current status and future perspective of earthquake monitoring in Taiwan.
2020 Asia Analysis

January 2020 Asia Analysis

The January 2020 Asia Analysis highlights the work of Katsunobu Kato, Japanese Minister for Health, Labour and Welfare, and the healthcare challenges he faces in regulating Japan’s forward-thinking approach to regenerative medicine.
Dementia as a public health issue

Dementia as a public health issue in Hong Kong

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group, examines dementia as a public health issue in Hong Kong.
fetal medicine research

Fetal medicine research: Improving the health of pregnant women and their babies

Dr Nobuhiko Hayashi from The Fetal Medicine Foundation Japan, underlines the importance of improving the health of pregnant women and their babies through fetal medicine research and training.
voice analysis technology, mind monitoring system

A mind monitoring system: Voice analysis technology

Shinichi Tokuno from Voice Analysis and Measurement of Pathophysiology, Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, at the University of Tokyo, provide an overview of “MIMOSYS”, a “mind monitoring” system that uses voice analysis technology.
Asian emerging economies’

Renewable energy to underpin Asian emerging economies’ growth

Malcolm Brinded CBE FREng, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Chair of EngineeringUK and former President of the Energy Institute, Renewable energy asks if renewable energy will underpin Asian emerging economies’ growth.
development of artificial intelligence

Japan: The development of artificial intelligence

Guillermo Garcia from EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, charts the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology for medical and industrial purposes in Japan.
Asia Analysis

Asia Analysis – October 2019

In this edition of Asia Analysis, we learn how data linkage and sharing for healthy longevity together present a global challenge, from Prof Makoto Suematsu and Prof Victor J Dzau, Co-chairs of Global Future Council for Human Enhancement and Longevity at the World Economic Forum.
healthy ageing

A focus on promoting healthy ageing in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Elderly Health Service has an increasingly important role to play in improving primary healthcare of the elderly, as this article discovers, with a special focus on recommended exercise as one of the many elements to promote healthy ageing in individuals.
earthquakes in Taiwan

Learning about earthquakes in Taiwan

Here, we learn about earthquakes in Taiwan, including the causes of them, the benefits of the Earthquake Early Warning System and the real-time seismic network in the country.
prevent dementia

Multidomain interventions: How to prevent dementia in Hong Kong

Here, Professor Timothy Kwok, Director of Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing, details multi-domain interventions to prevent dementia in Hong Kong, underlining important areas such as primary prevention, healthy diet, physical exercise and mild cognitive impairment.
Medical devices policy

Medical devices policy: Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Here, we look at medical devices policy of Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. The Ministry now has Katsunobu Katō in place, who very recently replaced Nemoto Takumi as the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare in the country.
Synthetic biology

Synthetic biology: Past, present and future

Gábor Balázsi, Ph.D. from the Louis and Beatrice Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University in the U.S., shares his perspective on the field of synthetic biology in terms of the past, present and future.
auditory development

The importance of patterned activity in the nervous system for auditory functions

George Ordiway, a PhD student in the laboratory of Dr. Jason Tait Sanchez at Northwestern University, discusses how patterned activity in the nervous system permits a wide range of biologically relevant functions, including auditory development.
regulation of hepatitis B

Multi-step regulation of hepatitis B virus entry

Koichi Watashi, Senior Researcher from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan, explores the trick for cell invasion in reaching regulation of hepatitis B entry.
Growth Factors

BioScience: Connecting Growth Factors and Cyclic Peptides

Using cross-disciplinary technology, Dr Kunio Matsumoto, PhD, Professor at Kanazawa University in Japan is extending research on growth factor toward synthetic biologics for regeneration-based medicine and cancer theranostics.
train-the-trainer approach

Dementia care workforce: Hong Kong and the train-the-trainer approach

Here, experts explain the intricate situation of Dementia care in Hong Kong, and why it could benefit from a train-the-trainer approach.
hemp market, central asian steppes

Reviving the hemp market in the Central Asian steppes

Hemp Mongolia LLC reveals its implementation plan to build the largest hemp processing farm in the Central Asian steppes.
energy transition and climate action

The EU and Japan: Cooperation on innovation in the clean energy transition and climate...

Mauro Petriccione, Directorate-General for Climate Action at the European Commission, discusses how the EU and Japan are cooperating on innovation in the clean energy transition and climate action.
AI Robot Applications

User-Centric Platform PRINTEPS for Unified AI Robot Applications

Takahira Yamaguchi of Keio University dives into the PRINTEPS platform, explaining how it helps AI Robot Applications to be more easily to develop.

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