NIU Pharmacy Professors Receive Award for New Skin Cream Invention, Appear on National TV

Professors Yuichi Nodake and Ryuzo Sakakibara were recently awarded the 63rd Nagasaki Prefectural Best Invention Award for developing a new type of skin care cream. The cream is specially made to order on an individual basis by making use of naturally occurring bacteria unique to each person's skin.

The invention has even received national attention with Prof. Nodake appearing on a recent broadcast hosted by Masahiro Nakai, a well-known talk show host and member of the popular group SMAP and another broadcast with acclaimed newscaster Akira Ikegami

Dr. Kanji Tawara Receives 13th Japan Society for Southeast Asian Studies Award

Dr. Kanji Tawara, Associate Professor in the Dept. of International Tourism, has been awarded the the 13th Japan Society for Southeast Asian Studies Award (JSSEAS Award, 2015) for his research on Postcolonial Archaeology of Vietnam: Beyond the "Chinese Model" and the "Vietnamese Model."

The award follows his recognition on this topic as the recipient of the 1st Masaharu Matsushita Memorial Academic Award (2013)

Dr. Tawara teaches both History A and History B in English among other classes at NIU.

Dr. Tawara receiving his award

Dr. Tawara and students on a fieldwork excursion

Dr. Tawara doing fieldwork