Read about international media coverage of OIST.

Behind the scene of OIST PCR testing

The latest OIST column in the Asahi Shimbun GLOBE+ is out now! This month, Tomomi Okubo, Manager of the Media Relations Section interviewed Dr. Toshinori Tanaka and Mr. Manabu Fujie about the process how to establish the OIST PCR testing system.

The article is in Japanese, but the English translation can be read below.

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Under the current pandemic of COVID-19, many universities and graduate schools may be refraining from in-person classes and operations and continuing online schooling and remote work.

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Creativity and statistics at the heart of Pokémon Go research

The latest OIST column in the Asahi Shimbun GLOBE+ is out now! This month, science writer Lucy Dickie interviewed Dr. Dan Warren about his research using Pokémon Go to assess the accuracy of species disribution models.

The article is in Japanese, but the original English version can be read below.

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OIST promotes science to young Okinawan schoolgirls

The latest OIST column in the Asahi Shimbun GLOBE+ is out now! This month, OIST hosted the HiSci lab – an annual outreach event where junior high and high school girls meet successful female scientists and carry out science activities and workshops. Science writer, Dani Ellenby, joined the event and interviewed the event organizer, Meria Miller, to find out why outreach is so important. The article is in Japanese, but the original English version can be read below.

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Creating connections

The latest OIST column in the Asahi Shimbun GLOBE+ is out now! This month, science writer Lucy Dickie interviewed Dr. Yuimaru Kubo about his research designing a quantum transducer and his advice for young scientists.

The article is in Japanese, but the original English version can be read below.

Creating connections

One scientist’s quest to contribute to a universal quantum network.  

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OIST professor explores secrets underlying healthy aging

The latest OIST column in the Asahi Shimbun GLOBE+ is out now! This month, science writer Dani Ellenby interviewed Professor Ichiro Maruyama, about his research on little worms and how they can provide insight into aging-associated diseases.

The article is in Japanese, but the original English version can be read below.

OIST professor explores secrets underlying healthy aging

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Supporting Researchers - Postdoc Development Specialist at OIST

The latest OIST column in the Asahi Shimbun GLOBE+ is out now. This month, Tomomi Okubo, Manager of the Media Relations Section interviewed Dr. Irina Filonova, Postdoc Development Specialist at OIST.

The article was published in Japanese but you can read the original English version below.

 

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Reduce, reuse, recycle… or remove

The latest OIST column in the Asahi Shimbun GLOBE+ is out now. This month, science writer Lucy Dickie interviewed PhD candidate Christina Ripken about her research on marine microplastics. The article is in Japanese, but the original English translation is given below.

The article was published in Japanese but you can read the original English version below.

Reduce, reuse, recycle… or remove

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OIST News Creates Media Hurricane

The study "Slower decay of landfalling hurricanes in a warming world" by Lin Li and Pinaki Chakraborty of the Fluid Mechanics Unit was published in Nature on November 12th and has gained significant domestic and international media coverage.

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OIST researcher investigates how coral reefs impact tsunamis

The latest OIST column in the Asahi Shimbun GLOBE+ is out now. This month, science writer Dani Ellenby interviewed postdoctoral scholar, Marine le Gal, about her research on how coral reefs affect the impact of tsunamis.

The article is in Japanese, but the original English version can be read below.

OIST student investigates how coral reefs impact tsunamis

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Special Column: Okinawa Needs Major Investment in Widespread Testing Across Okinawa to Protect People and Economy

Special Column to Ryukyu Shimpo

The reality: Okinawa is failing to contain COVID-19

By President Peter Gruss and Prof. Mahesh Bandi

John Lennon once claimed “reality leaves a lot to the imagination”. In other words, reality – the state of things as they are, rather than we imagine them to be – is often much harder to live with.

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Special Column of President Peter Gruss: An Urgent Proposal to Okinawa

Special Column to Ryukyu Shimpo

Only a big increase in testing will save Okinawan lives and sustain Okinawan tourism

By President Peter Gruss

 

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”

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Following evolutions wayward path

The latest OIST column in the Asahi Shimbun GLOBE+ is out now! The article is in Japanese, but the original English translation is given below.

Following evolutions wayward path
Snake venom provides a useful model for unravelling the mysteries of evolution, says PhD student Agneesh Barua.

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The Power of Science to Overcome Crisis

Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun carried President Gruss' special column on COVID-19 and new normal.

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COVID-19 Insights from OIST#9 - Restoring Business and Safeguarding Okinawa: provocative thoughts

OIST is collaborating with Ryukyu Shimpo for a series of column articles related to COVID-19 on weekly basis. The 9th and the last story was written by President Peter Gruss.

Article is in Japanese, but please see below the original draft in English.

Restoring Business and Safeguarding Okinawa: provocative thoughts

Okinawa has not had a single new case of SARS-CoV-2 infection since May 1. No patient has tested positive for COVID-19 for more than seven weeks now, and it is safe for us to assume that Okinawans have been living their lives virus free.

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New Geometric Perspective Cracks Old Problem About Rectangles


Dr. Andrew Lobb, a visiting professor of the OIST Visiting Mathematics Professor Program has been introduced in Quanta Magazine.

-- While locked down due to COVID-19, Joshua Greene and Andrew Lobb figured out how to prove a version of the “rectangular peg problem.” 

Read the article from here.

 

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COVID-19 Insights from OIST#8 - The New Normal: Economy

COVID-19 OIST Insight 8

OIST is collaborating with Ryukyu Shimpo for a series of column articles related to COVID-19 on weekly basis. The 8th story was written by President Peter Gruss.

Article is in Japanese, but please see below the original draft in English.

 

The New Normal: Economy

 

The spread and potential resurgence of SARS-CoV-2 has the world holding its breath.

This virus has been absolutely devastating for global health, but it has also plunged the global economy into jeopardy.

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COVID-19 Insights from OIST#7 - The New Normal for Individuals

COVID-19 OIST Insight 7

OIST is collaborating with Ryukyu Shimpo for a series of column articles related to COVID-19 on weekly basis. The 7th story was written by President Peter Gruss.

Article is in Japanese, but please see below the original draft in English.

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The New Normal for Individuals

SARS-CoV-2 has turned out to be a devastating virus. As of the moment that I am writing this article, it has infected more than 6,800,000 people and claimed more than 390,000 lives. No end is in sight.

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COVID-19 Insights from OIST#6 - Lessons Learned from Other Countries

COVID-19 OIST Insight 6

OIST is collaborating with Ryukyu Shimpo for a series of column articles related to COVID-19 on weekly basis. The 6th story was written by Prof. Mahesh Bandi.

Article is in Japanese, but please see below the original draft in English.

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Since the first coronavirus cases were reported six months ago, nations all over the world have dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic via a wide range of measures. Let us examine the lessons we have learned along the way.

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COVID-19: Insights from OIST#5 - Tracking the asymptomatic traveler

COVID-19 OIST Insight vol.5

OIST is collaborating with Ryukyu Shimpo for a series of column articles related to COVID-19 on weekly basis. The 5th story was written by Prof. Mahesh M. Bandi.

Article is in Japanese, but please see below the original draft in English.

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In deep water: combatting the extinction of sharks

The latest OIST column in the Asahi Shimbun GLOBE+ is out now! This month we wrote about the shark research that is being carried out at OIST and the University of the Ryukyus. The article is in Japanese, but the original English translation is given below.

In deep water: combatting the extinction of sharks

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COVID-19 Insights from OIST#4 - Vaccine Development

OIST is collaborating with Ryukyu Shimpo for a series of column articles related to COVID-19 on weekly basis. The forth story was written by Provost Mary Collins.

Article is in Japanese, but please see below the original draft in English.

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