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An article on the research of Professor Sakaguchi (study representative) of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and colleagues was published in the Frontline Research section of the Morning/Kanagawa Edition of the 27 September Yomiuri Shimbun

Publication Date:03 October 2018

An article on “The Search for Allergy Suppressing Bacteria from Canine Bacterial Flora” was published in the Frontline Research segment of the Yomiuri Shimbun dated 27 September (Morning/Kanagawa Edition). This is one research subject in the Private University Research Branding Project, “Developing a Science of Human-Animal Symbiosis to Realize a Healthy Human Society.”

2018年9月27日 読売新聞社
【27 September 2018 Yomiuri Shimbun】


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A Community Epidemiology Survey was carried out in U.S. cities, including Brooklyn, New York, and San Francisco, California

Publication Date: 18 September 2018

Regular Community Epidemiology Surveys are being conducted as part of a subproject of the Private University Research Branding Project “Conditions for a Pet Friendly Community: Enacting Deliberative Polling (DP) with ‘Mini-Publics’ and Community Epidemiology Surveys in America and Sagamihara.”

A total of twelve students from our university participated as investigators in carrying out surveys in a number of U.S. cities, including Brooklyn, New York, and San Francisco, California, from 23 August to 07 September 2018.

Using survey forms on a tablet, this investigation collected a record number of valid responses (161) and saliva samples (approximately 250). We are extremely grateful to the many individuals who participated in the survey.

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Associate Professor Okura of the Department of Life and Environmental Science to conduct a Community Epidemiology Survey in the U.S. cities of Brooklyn, New York, and Berkeley, California

Publication Date: 31 July 2018

A Community Epidemiology Survey will be conducted in the U.S. cities of Brooklyn, New York, and Berkeley, California, from 23 August to 07 September 2018 as part of the project “Conditions for a Pet Friendly Community: Enacting Deliberative Polling (DP) with ‘Mini-Publics’ and Community Epidemiology Surveys in America and Sagamihara.” This is one subproject of the Private University Research Branding Project. Twelve second- or third-year students of this university, acting as investigators, will conduct the survey using tablets. In preparation, the students have been conducting preliminary studies once a week since April of this year. In the final study session, the students’ method of using the survey form on the tablet was confirmed and they practiced asking participants in English to complete the survey until they were perfect. Last year over 100 valid survey responses and over 200 saliva samples were collected. We are eager to obtain even more data this year.

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Professor Kikusui and Assistant Professor Nagasawa were interviewed for the recently aired NHK BS Premium program “The 30,000-Year Story of Dogs and Humans: The Close Bond of Our Strongest Friendship.”

Publication Date: 03 April 2018

On 31 March 2018, the NHK BS Premium program “The 30,000-Year Story of Dogs and Humans: The Close Bond of Our Strongest Friendship” was broadcast.

31 March 2018 (Sat) NHK BS Premium "The 30,000 Year Story of Dogs and Humans: The Close Bond of Our Strongest Friendship "


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Azabu University carried out an overseas investigation: The 2017 Pet Friendly Community Survey!

Publication Date: 07 March 2018

Students affiliated with the Community Studies Lab at Azabu University conducted the Pet Friendly Community Survey in three dog parks located in the U.S. states of New York and California.

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1. Key Findings
 ●Among the respondents to the community survey, over half of the pet owners had a limited pet ownership experience of 0 to 3 years.
  78% of the respondents stated that they had “pet friends” whom they had met through their pet.
 ●74% of the responses considered “parks” and “open spaces” necessary facilities for pet owners.
  For those who had never owned a pet, many responded that their image of a “pet friendly community” was a park.
 ●45% of “pet friends” talk about their methods of caring for their pets with one another.
  The most common source of information on pet care was “pet friends” at 32%.

2. Background
Pets are an irreplaceable part of life for residents of large cities.
The weakening of mutual relationships and the worsening of the living environment in metropolitan areas may be the reason for this longing for Pet Friendly Communities.
However, major cities lack the space for exercise that pets need.

3. Research Findings
It is clear that respondents have struggled to create communities within a specific space, and a Pet Friendly Community is not a substitute.
Residents’ desire to build a community is being realized through their pets and stands before our eyes as a concrete possibility.
Thus, it may be said that the original meaning of “community” as a place in which citizens from a variety of backgrounds are accepted has evolved.
It was further found that “pet friends” provide residents an important opportunity to make connections with their community through their pets.

4. Future Developments
An inevitable challenge to creating pet friendly communities is reaching a consensus and reconciling residents with different interests.
There is a large body of historical evidence under the surface like an iceberg, but no leads were found in this study. Looking back on the process of reconciliation, we would like to present concrete examples of specific conditions and mechanisms of community formation.

(Research Representative: Takehiro Okura, Department of Life and Environmental Science)


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[Media Information]

Publication Date: 14 January 2018

Professor Kikusui made an appearance on BS Fuji [Galileo X].


❐BS Fuji “Galileo X” The Mystery of Man and Dog: Explaining Our Bond through Science

Publication Date: 11 January 2018

Research by Professor Kikusui of Azabu University was introduced in The Mainichi.


❐11 January 2018 (Thu) The Mainichi “Science Forest”: Wonderful “Cancer Detection Dogs” Have the Sense of Smell and Communicative Ability to Save Humans

Publication Date: 04 January 2018

Professor Kikusui appeared on the radio with J-WAVE (81.3MHz) “JAM the World.”


❐ “JAM the World” The Inside Corner 『KODANSHA CASE FILE』 (02 Jan 2018 OA)

❐ “JAM the World” The Inside Corner 『KODANSHA CASE FILE』 (03 Jan 2018 OA)

❐ “JAM the World” The Inside Corner 『KODANSHA CASE FILE』 (04 Jan 2018 OA)

Publication Date: 02 January 2018

Professor Kikusui spoke on the radio with Cultural Broadcasting (AM 1134kHz/FM 91.6MHz) “Saito Kazumi News Wide SAKIDORI!”


❐ “Saito Kazumi News Wide SAKIDORI!” The Inside Corner 『News Offside』 (02 January 2018 OA)

Publication Date: 01 January 2018

An article by Professor Kikusui of Azabu University was printed in the Kanagawa Edition of The Mainichi.


❐2018 Year of the Dog/1 Together, by your side: Deeply bonded partners. Ask Professor Takefumi Kikusui


Publication Date: 20 June 2017

Professor Kikusui was featured on NHK ETV and the general “Viewpoints & Issues” segment.


❐ “The close bond between man and dog” (Viewpoints & Issues)


Professor Kikusui was chosen as a “treasure” of the Japan Treasure Summit.

❐ Professor Kikusui chosen as a “treasure” of the Japan Treasure Summit.


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