Academic Archives of Yamaguchi Prefectural University


This article explores the relationship between media and politics during the war between Japan and China through articles published in “Style” by Uno Chiyo in 1936 .
Uno declared this magazine was going to be “a fun magazine”, and would not cover comprehensive political issues. However, following the outbreak of the Japan-China war in 1937 , war-related articles appeared, but later suppressed.
Eventually, Uno decided that the magazine adopt a governmental policy. However, “Style” did not become war time magazine. This article examines the reason for this.
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1)The verses of the Komai contained in the newly discovered Horeki Namekawa script 'Enzatsu-rui' match many of those contained in the Hamada script that was handed down to Chofu. 2)The Komai depicts a man and woman with shaved hair drinking sake together and praying to the Buddha in prayer. It is also a pun on the verses of the Noh play “Tamura”. 3)Kyogen “Rokunin-so” is recognized for its idea of wishing for a future life (becoming a Buddhist ascetic) with the act of shaving as a prank. It inherited the framework of the tale of a drunken becoming a monk. Based on the premise of an ending that makes use of this framework, the idea of adding a drinking scene accompanied by a Komai was conceived in the Horeki Namekawa version. 4)At the end of Horeki Namekawa version “Rokunin-so”, there is a mixture of the medieval elements inherited by this work (becoming a priest with mischief as a trigger) and its development in the Edo period (a reconciliation that did not lead to being a priest).
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This paper is part of the study “Discourse Under Crisis.”
In the context of this study, “Discourse Under Crisis” refers to verse or prose produced or utterances spoken under situations of crisis. The subject of discourse, that is, the authors of the prose or verse or the speakers, cannot avoid these situations, not being afforded the option to refuse.
This paper explorers utterances of Confucius and his disciples, utterances of intellectuals in the Hanfeizi 韓非子, songs in the Chuci 楚辭, and pre-Qin 先秦 songs besides those of the Shijing 詩經 and Chuci 楚辭.
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Research on the Ouchi clan in the Late Middle Ages has been very active in recent years. However, there are few related studies on the actual activities of the Ouchi clan from ancient times to the early medieval period, and few areas have been elucidated. In this paper, therefore, we analyze the actual activities of the Ouchi clan in their early period by collecting fragmentary related historical documents dating back to the stage when they were called Tatara clan. As a result, it became clear how they expanded their power based on their activities in the central political world in the late antiquity, after the stage when they were active as provincial officials in Suo Province.
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Introduces and reprints descriptions related to Ozu Hisatari found in the "BOHEISEKKI"(Books about natural objects) in the collection of Iwase Bunko, Nishio City.
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In this article, we discuss the application of image processing to old photographs. As concrete applications, we attempt to enhance the legibility of the characters on a notice board and to improve the quality of the image colored using the existing deep learning-based method. In addition, by using Python for image processing, we aim to complete the process using only open-source software.
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Today, big data can be easily obtained in our daily lives. As a result, keywords such as data science and machine learning are no longer new. Universities, private companies, and government agencies have established departments and faculties related to data science, and various educational programs are being developed. The implementation of data science education for liberal arts at regional public universities is an urgent national issue to be identified and solutions to be proposed. Yamaguchi Prefectural University started a lecture course called Introduction to Data Science for all first-year students in FY2022 with the aim of acquiring data science backgrounds. In this paper, we examine the state of data science education for students in the humanities by using data on the submission status of assignments given to students in this course in FY 2022. The results showed the possibility of visualizing the degree of difficulty that students in the humanities, who are taking data science education for the first time, experience during data analysis exercises and the degree of their positive attitude toward the assignments.
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This paper reports on the content of the "Japanese Language Teaching Practicum" at Yamaguchi Prefectural University in the year of 2022. We also investigate how the trainees' "qualities and abilities required of Japanese language teachers [training]" (Japanese Language Subcommittee of the Council for Cultural Affairs, 2018) changed through the educational practice, and describe the trainees' growth and learning progress. Through this, we will verify the effectiveness of the Japanese language teaching practice at our university.
In addition, based on the issues identified through this training, we discuss the design and management of future Japanese language education training at Yamaguchi Prefectural University.
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Currently, medical institutions are not only pursuing technology, but are also practicing various attempts to provide safety and comfort in the environment, taking into consideration the emotional burden on patients and their families. Among these, "hospital art," which brings art into the medical field and actively utilizes the positive effects it can have on the viewer, is a representative activity. This paper describes the process of creating hospital art at Sanyo-onoda Municipal Hospital.
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This paper aims to clarify the characteristics of library glossaries in Japan by the 1920s. Library glossaries and literature discussing library terms were used as guides for the analysis. The primary results are as follows: (1) Authors of glossaries valued the translation of foreign terms. (2) In these glossaries, English terms were the most common, followed by German. (3) Several terms were related to bibliography or publishing. (4) Glossaries published in later years included numerous headwords from previous glossaries. (5) The translations were inconsistent.
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This paper examines articles, essays, and photographs on kimono found in the magazine SUTAIRU, and clarifies what exactly was the "new kimono" advocated by UNO Chiyo. The "new kimono" was created with her deep understanding of kimono and her unique sensibility that was not bound by conventional wisdom, and several prototypes were embodied in the magazine SUTAIRU.
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This paper focuses on the Blue & Green Art Project, which has been implemented from 2020 to the present, in relation to the Agri-Art Festival, which was the premise of the project, and its activities on regional revitalization and development.The project focuses on symposiums and exhibitions of artworks, which are activities about regional revitalization and development by connecting the sea and land, while committing to the SDGs.
In particular, the report discusses the works in the exhibition "A Journey of Fashion through the Sea," which was inspired by the symposium held in March 2022. For sustainable design, we will focus on the traditional Japanese clothing and dyeing and weaving techniques. The project focused on traditional Japanese clothing and dyeing techniques such as sakiori, tsuzure, saki-knitting, patchwork, and herb-dyeing for sustainable design.
The project also included the upcycling of masks provided by the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare before they were discarded, as well as oyster pipes and other flotsam collected from beach cleanups.
The project also upcycled masks provided by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare before they were discarded and oyster pipes that had washed ashore from beach cleanups.
A sakiori weaving workshop was also held to help visitors feel the environmental issues of the sea and land as their own problems. The event was short-lived, but we hope that future activities will be more active and it was effective in raising awareness among the visitors as well as the organizers as a foundation for future activities.
Mizutani Yumiko YAMAMOTO Narumi HARADA Yusaku
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The piece is a home-use step stool designed in consideration of the need for child safety.
Step stools have been used in Japanese families since a long time ago for various purposes in daily living. Today, multipurpose stools such as foldable ones are commonly used. However, in terms of safety they have more dangerous parts than the conventional type. The concerns become particularly apparent whenever children use such stools. Therefore, to address such safety concerns we have designed a stool under the theme of a “child-friendly stool that ensures peace of mind for adults and guardians.”
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This paper proposes the creation of a “Cemetery” on the Internet in order to preserve information made by the deceased and no one is allowed to use the information or data about the deceased for a period of time . Many attempts have been made to deal with information of the deceased by using the expression “privacy of the deceased”. However, It is difficult to conceptualize the existence of the deceased according to the metaphysics of death. Therefore, it is argued that the “privacy of the deceased” can be reduced to “the violation of privacy of the people around someone who dies” of those who were related to or have a connection with the deceased. Since it has not been well argued what kind of information constitutes privacy for those who had a relationship with the deceased, this paper argues that it is safe and appropriate to keep the information of the deceased in the “Cemetery” where no one can touch it for the time being until there is more clarity regarding the concept of ” The violation of privacy of the people around someone who dies”.
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This paper investigates the development of critical thinking skills (CTS) through the discussion of topical social issues in a first-year English as a foreign language (EFL) course conducted online via Zoom. The classroom materials were designed to promote the development of intellectual traits identified by Paul and Elder (2001) as essential components of critical thinking (CT), including intellectual autonomy, intellectual empathy, and fair-mindedness. The classroom activities are in part intended to help first-year students acquire the thinking skills and thinking dispositions needed for subsequent participation in second and third-year Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) courses, which emphasize CTS and active group discussions. A survey was conducted at the end of the semester to collect student feedback about the classroom activities as well as their views on CT.
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This is an interim report on the background and implementation of the ongoing "Tego Project" activities by students in the Japanese and English teacher training programs. In the "Tego Project" activities, students in the Japanese Language Teacher Training Course and students in the Junior and Senior High School English Teacher Training Course (hereinafter referred to as "Language Supporters") will support students who need Japanese and English language instruction. In addition, to improve the support for these students, we will develop and test a curriculum for teaching Japanese and English through online learning. The goal is to build a "Japanese/English Start-up Learning Tego Site" and eventually disseminate the results of the project.
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This article explored the international understanding activities of Yamaguchi Prefectural University’s students and citizens of Yamaguchi city. The author examined this activity of providing quality education through active learning perspective, which is attracting attention as a method for improving the capacity respond to unexpected incidents.These activities were planned and performed by Yamaguchi Prefectural University’s students. As this activity was executed through a seminar, it was convenient to schedule them and create the necessary teams.
After every activity, improvement points were developed for each team members, focusing on the division of roles within the teams, their communication, and their cooperation in information sharing. Interactive learning practices were noticed as an aspect of the relationship between students and regional residents. The students and the residents, collaborated by sharing their experiences and proficiency in digital skills, which increased their cooperation through active learning.
Kim Hyeweon IWASAKI Himeka KANEMITSU Airi KANDA Ayano SUMIKAWA Erena TERASAWA Matsuri YAMADA Niina KUMURA Toshie Izao Tomio
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The author has been involved in the creation of clothing that incorporates the function of size adjustment as part of its design. At the same time, she has experimented with custom-made costumes and product development and sales of clothing and sundry goods. This paper discusses two of the author's creations, and examines the possibility of applying drawstring techniques and snap buttons for size adjustment. In addition, based on the relationship between the body and clothing found in the works of fashion designers, actual clothing sizes, and the size adjustment function of rental garments, the possibility of design using the size adjustment function of clothing is explored.
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This article introduced the table of contents of the literary magazine " BOCHO BUNGAKU " and "YAMAGUCHIKEN BUNGAKU". These magazines were published in Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture from October1943 to September October 1945.
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Yamaguchi Prefectural University has clothing materials dating back to the days of Yamaguchi Women's Junior College and Yamaguchi Women's University in its collection as course materials. In this report, we present a women’s two-piece dress purchased at Mitsukoshi in 1960, out of more than 50 pieces of clothing materials, including dresses and jackets, for which the date of purchase and price are clear.
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Yamaguchi Prefectural University offers a "CG Training" course to help students acquire the knowledge and skills to use CG software. In addition, this university is involved in various initiatives with external organizations as part of a regional cooperation, and the "foster parent system" discussed in this report is one such initiative. This paper reports on the process of the "Foster Care System Awareness Poster" project.
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