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A Phenomenological Study of “Herbivore Men”
From 2008 to 2009, “herbivore men (soshoku danshi or soshoku-kei danshi in Japanese)” became a trendy, widely used term in Japanese. It flourished in all sorts of media, including TV, the Internet,Expand
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A new cell production assembly system with human-robot cooperation
Abstract In manufacturing, where the wages of operators are high and the availability of expert operators remains limited, it is proving impossible to improve the efficiency of cell productionExpand
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Reconsidering Meaning in Life: A Philosophical Dialogue with Thaddeus Metz
According to the pure part-life view the meaning in our lives is always borne by particular parts of our lives. The aim of this paper is to show that Thaddeus Metz’s rejection of this view is tooExpand
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Multi-Modal Assembly-Support System for Cell Production
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Study Design of the Saku Control Obesity Program (SCOP)
BACKGROUND: The increasing number of patients with metabolic syndrome and resultant diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and other lifestyle-related diseases are an urgent focus of theExpand
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Diagnosis of brain death in children
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Anthropometric and Clinical Findings in Obese Japanese: The Saku Control Obesity Program (SCOP)
BACKGROUND: Japan has entered the epidemic of obesity. To clarify the contributing factors to the development of metabolic syndrome triggered by visceral fat obesity and to investigate theExpand
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Multimedia based Assembly Supporting System for Cell Production
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A multimedia based assembly supporting system (MASTER) is proposed, which aims to support assembly operators from both information aspect and physical aspect. Expand
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A new cell production assembly system with twin manipulators on mobile base
Since cell production system meets the frequent change of products, it has excluded automatic assembly systems. However, its benefits mainly depend on the operators' ability. As wage level of theExpand
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