Yoshihiro Kaneko

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The effects of performing video display terminal (VDT) tasks with a bright display (BD) at night on nocturnal salivary melatonin concentration, rectal temperature, heart rate, and sleepiness were examined. Seven healthy male adults performed exciting VDT tasks with a BD and a dark display (DD) and boring VDT tasks with a BD and a DD from 2300 to 0200. The(More)
BACKGROUND Many studies have focused on disease causality, but few of them deal with health-promoting factors. Thus, we examined the effect of having a sense of purpose in life (ikigai) on mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS In 1988, we conducted a prospective cohort study of 2,959 Japanese subjects, ranging in age from 40 to 74 years,(More)
We studied the correlations among sunspot numbers, business cycles, and suicide mortalitites. Based on data from Japan between 1971 and 2001, a significant negative correlation between sunspot numbers and unemployment rate was found, R= -.17. The correlation between suicide mortality and unemployment rate was positive for males (R=.46) and negative for(More)
Little has been known about the role of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) gene polymorphisms in metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis in type 2 diabetes, although TNF-alpha was reported to be involved in these conditions. We examined the association of TNF-alpha gene promoter polymorphisms, G-238A, G-308A, C-857T, C-863A, and T-1031C, with metabolic(More)
BACKGROUND Japanese cedar pollinosis, caused by the pollen of the Japanese cedar tree (Cryptomeria japonica), is the commonest seasonal allergic disease in Japan. A number of epidemiological surveys have been reported on Japanese cedar pollinosis, but it has never been assessed systematically or quantitatively. To confirm the increasing prevalence of(More)
Ultimately, seismotectonic studies seek to provide ways of assessing the timing, magnitude and spatial extent of future earthquakes. Ample observations document the spatial variability in interseismic coupling, defined as a degree of locking of a fault during the period of stress build-up between seismic events: fully or nearly locked fault patches are(More)
Keystroke dynamics-based user authen-tication is recognized as one of potentially valid biometrics. For this research, we asked 51 subjects to input predefined text and collected their keystroke data. For two data, their dissimilarity is measured, with which they are verified to be collected from the same subject or not. In this paper, we show that(More)
BACKGROUND Globally, mental health promotion related to psychological distress in the workplace has become a great concern, and a focus of much research attention. However, a sense of contribution to society and sense of bonding with the workplace have not been examined in relation to psychological distress. Thus, the purpose of this study is to examine(More)
BACKGROUND Effective and efficient interprofessional collaboration (IPC) is needed between departments in a healthcare setting. Although Japanese physicians are expected to provide leadership in IPC, it has been suggested that their perception of IPC is more negative than among other healthcare professionals. The purpose of this study was to clarify(More)
Although overproduction of recombinant proteins by mammalian cells is well established, little attention has been paid to analysis of the quality of the products. We focused on the quality of antibodies produced during the death phase of a recombinant Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell line. The quality of the monoclonal antibody against HM1.24 antigen and(More)