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Activity Report

This section highlights the past activities of the Institute for Motivational Studies and Research (IMSAR).

February 16,
2019
The 13th Forum of IMSAR
“Stress of public service workers who went through the disaster”
The forum was held with Prof. Yutaka Matsui (Human Sciences, Tsukuba University) as a lecturer at Mirai Hall, Tokyo Future University.
October 20,
2018
Mr. Hanita, researcher, provided a lecture with the title of “To foster motivation: from the perspective of psychology” for parents whose children participate in the Sumida Challenge Class.
October 12,
2018
Mr. Toshikazu Sakuma, specially appointed researcher, provided a lecture with the title of “Motivation switch” at the seminar for PTA committee members of all elementary schools in Sumida ward.
October 6,
2018
The 12th Forum of IMSAR
“Supporting families in the transition period - Families that experience divorces and remarriage”
The forum was held with Prof. Noriko Odagiri (Human and Social Studies, Tokyo International University) as a lecturer at Mirai Hall, Tokyo Future University.
September 20,
2018
The business report for FY2017 was presented at Sumida-ku Higashi-tahchibana Junior High School.
September 6,
2018
The business report for FY2017 was presented at Sumida-ku Yanagishima Elementary School.
August 25,
2018
Part of the results of the FY2017 collaborative projects of the Sumida Education Research Center of the Sumida education board office and IMSAR, “Efforts for improving learning motivation”, was presented at the 85th meeting of the Japan Association of Applied Psychology at the Human Sciences Department, Osaka University from August 25 to 26, 2018, and two presentations by researchers were given the excellent award in the division of “education, development, and personality”.

Kenji Hanita, Hiroko Kobayashi, Yukiko Iso, Takashi Kakuyama
“Study on an intervention method to promote the learning behavior of elementary and junior high school students (1) - Impact of intervention in self-value on self-evaluation -”

Hiroko Kobayashi, Kenji Hanita, Yukiko Iso, Takashi Kakuyama
“Study on an intervention method to promote the learning behavior of elementary and junior high school students (2) - Impact of intervention in practical value on recognizing value and pursuing interest in science -”
August 23,
2018
The survey of the learning status in FY2018 and the feedback sheets from all the classes about learning motivation items, the collaborative projects of the Sumida Education Research Center and IMSAR, Tokyo Future University, were submitted.
August 15,
2018
At the Sumida SST Step Up Seminar in FY2018, Prof. Iso, researcher, provided a lecture with the title of “Nonverbal communication with children - Clues to interpret signs and expressions of children”.
August 2,
2018
Ms. Kobayashi, researcher, provided a workshop for the head teachers of junior high schools in Sumida ward.
August 1,
2018
Prof. Takahashi, director of the institute, provided a workshop for the head teachers of elementary schools in Sumida ward.
May 19,
2018
Prof. Takahashi, director of the institute, provided a lecture at Sakuratsutsumi Junior High School with the title of “Children’s learning motivation and families - To improve basic academic ability” for parents whose children participate in the Sumida Challenge Class.
May 10,
2018
2018 Annual General Meeting of the Institute for Motivational Studies and Research (IMSAR)
The organization of the institute, the budget for income and expenditures in FY2018, and the activities in FY2017 were confirmed. The activities included an annual general meeting and the publication of “Motivational Studies and Research” Vol. 7. Also, the business plan for FY2018 was confirmed, which includes forums twice a year, cooperation with the Sumida education board, research and cooperation in practice, further improvement in the contents, and publication of “Motivational Studies and Research” Vol. 8.
March 31,
2018
The report on the “Efforts for improving learning motivation”, the collaborative project between Sumida Education Research Center and Tokyo Future University in FY2017, was submitted.
March 14,
2018
The 11th Forum of the Institute for Motivational Studies and Research (IMSAR)
“Psychology and the university aiming for well-being”
The forum was held together with the lecture of Prof. Ikuo Daibo (President of Tokyo Future University) commemorating his retirement at Mirai Hall, Tokyo Future University.
December 2,
2017
The 10th Forum of IMSAR Think about disaster risks: What we can do to have appropriate caution and take the right actions
The forum was held with Prof. Shin Hong Son (Psychology, Human Sciences, Tokiwa University) as a lecturer at Mirai Hall, Tokyo Future University.
October 26,
2017
Prof. Kakuyama, director, provided a lecture for parents at “the briefing session reporting on the Sumida ward learning status survey results”.
October 21,
2017
Mr. Toshikazu Sakuma, specially appointed researcher, provided a lecture for parents whose children participate in the Sumida Challenge Class during the first half of the seminar for them.
June 15 and 29, September 7 and 21,
2017
At the workshop at Sumida-ku Chuwa Elementary School, classes were observed, and a guidance review was conducted at the research council.
Prof. Kakuyama, director of the institute, and Ms. Kobayashi visited on June 15, Ms. Kobayashi visited on June 29 and September 7, and Prof. Kakuyama visited on September 21.
September 21,
2017
At the 81st meeting of the Japanese Association of Educational Psychology, a poster presentation was conducted about the “Promotion of learning behavior and examination of inhibiting factors - Focusing around the spontaneous motivation of elementary school children -” (Yukiko Iso, Hiroko Kobayashi, Takashi Kakuyama, Ikuo Daibo).
September 2,
2017
IMSAR cosponsored with the Japanese Association of Industrial/Organizational Psychology and organized an open symposium with the title of “Consumers will change. Change consumers!” on the 4th floor of the B-Bldg. of the institute. The topic was provided by Prof. Mizuyo Nyui (Economics, Gakushuin University), Mr. Hideyuki Imai (former director of the Consumer Behavior Research Center, Lion Corporation), and Mr. Choken Yamakawa (president of ID’s Co., Ltd.), the designated debater was Prof. Tetsuo Sugimoto (Economics, Sophia University), and the MC was Prof. Takayuki Watanabe (Motivation and Behavior Sciences, Tokyo Future University).
August 16,
2017
At the Sumida SST Step Up Seminar, Mr. Makoto Suda (Pediatric Psychology, Tokyo Future University) provided a lecture with the title of “How to be involved with ‘children who concern you’ - Understanding and supporting development disability -” with the Sumida school support teachers. IMSAR asked Mr. Suda to give a lecture at the request of the Sumida education board.
June 26 and November 17,
2017
Prof. Kakuyama, director of the institute, attended the Sumida academic improvement promotion meeting.
April 25,
2017
2017 Annual General Meeting of the Institute for Motivational Studies and Research (IMSAR)
The organization of the institute, the budget for income and expenditures in FY2017, and the activities in FY2016 were confirmed. The activities included an annual general meeting and the publication of “Motivational Studies and Research” Vol. 6. Also, the business plan for FY2017 was confirmed, which includes forums twice a year, cooperation with the Sumida education board, research and cooperation in practice, further improvement in the contents, and publication of “Motivational Studies and Research” Vol. 7.
February 25th,
2017
9th Motivation Research Institute Forum
The 9th Motivation Research Institute Forum became a concurrent event as a public lecture along with the 10th anniversary of Tokyo Future University (sponsored by Adachi Ward).
“Supporting the Mental Health of Working People - An Approach to Both Individuals and Organizations”
Sayo Oba (Director of the Mental-Health Professional Support Center, the Medical Corporation Association Hirotomikai Kanda Higashi Clinic) was the guest speaker at Mirai Hall of Tokyo Future University.
December 3rd,
2016
Researcher Yukiko Iso held a lecture aimed at guardians related to improving learning desire.
“How to Praise and Scold Children”
November 19th,
2016
In cooperation with the Japan Applied Psychology Association, we held the public symposium, “Present Research Methods -Theory and Techniques, Implementation, and Prospects-” in Building B, Classroom 327 of our university.
The topic contributors were Kunihiro Kimura (Professor, Department of Behavioral Science School / Faculty of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University), Kazunari Yamada (Professor, Department of Social Psychology / Faculty of Sociology, Toyo University), Tokunori Ishizaka (Professor, Center for Research in General Education, Saitama University). The designated debaters were Katsuya Tasaki (Professor, School of International Politics, Economics and Communication, Aoyama Gakuin University) and Shuichi Ukutani (Professor, Department of Business Administration, Tokyo Fuji University). The MC was Junichi Taniguchi (Professor, Department of Psychology / Faculty of Psychology, Tezukayama University).
November 19th,
2016
Researcher Hiroko Kobayashi held a lecture aimed at guardians related to improving learning desire.
“Becoming a Child who Loves Studying - Learning Methods that Foster Desire”
October 22nd,
2016
Researcher Toshikazu Sakuma held a lecture aimed at guardians related to improving learning desire.
“How to Interact with Adolescents”
October 6th,
2016
Motivation Research Institute 2016 Academic Year Periodic General Meeting
We confirmed the continuation of the 2017 Academic Year collaborative research and implementation cooperation with the Sumida Ward board of education, and detailed review in the forum that was held.
April 14th,
2016
Motivation Research Institute 2016 Academic Year Periodic General Meeting
Along with confirming the 2016 Research Institute Structure and Income and Expenditure Statement, we also confirmed the periodically held forum and the issuance of “Motivation Research” issue 5 as the 2015 Academic Year Activity Report. As for the 2016 Academic Year Project Schedule, we confirmed the continuation of the twice-a-year forum, the continuation of the collaborative research and implementation cooperation in making further improvements with the Sumida Ward board of education, and the issuance of “Motivation Research” issue 6.
October 29th,
2015
8th Motivation Research Institute Forum
“How to raise learning desire - from the perspective of teaching methods and learning strategies”
Shinichi Ichikawa (Professor, Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo) was the guest speaker at Mirai Hall of Tokyo Future University.
March 17,
2015.
The fifth IMSAR forum.
“Supporting the self-fulfillment of the physically challenged and elderly ~Life functions supporting well-being and the tools (equipment) for supporting life functions~

By inviting Kiyohiko Nunokawa (Assistant Prof. of School of Human and Social Sciences, Tokyo International University) as an instructor, a forum was convened at the Mirai Hall, Tokyo Future University.
March 16,
2015.
The fourth publication of motivational studies―IMSAR.
The IMSAR published a report that summarizes various contents related to the motivational studies conducted in FY 2013 such as a symposium, extension lecture, various papers, and book reviews.
October 18,
2014.
The fourth IMSAR forum.
“Real identity of motivation ~Pay principal attention to the roles of emotion~”

By inviting Toshihiko Hayamizu (Prof. of Department of Psychology, College of Humanities, Chubu University) as an instructor, a forum was convened at the Mirai Hall, Tokyo Future University.
May 9,
2014.
Fiscal Year 2014 IMSAR Ordinary General Meeting
The IMSAR’s structure for the fiscal year ending in March 31, 2014 was confirmed while a public symposium and forum were held along with the participation in a workshop as part of an activity report for the fiscal year 2013 as well as to confirm the publication of the third activity report. Additionally, it also checked the business plans for FY 2014 and the fourth activity report based on an income and expenditure budget.
March 20,
2014.
The third publication of motivational studies―IMSAR.
The IMSAR published a report that summarizes various contents related to the motivational studies conducted in FY 2013 such as a symposium, extension lecture, various papers and book reviews.
February 22,
2014.
The third IMSAR forum.
Theme: Loss and society in disasters ~From ill-being to well-being.

By inviting Kiyoshi Ando (Prof. of the Faculty of Sociology, Department of Social Psychology) as an instructor, a forum was convened at Tokyo Future University.
December 24,
2013.
The publication of a textbook for the advanced qualification of a certified motivation manager.
As part of the commissioned project for the Motivation Management Association, the IMSAR created an textbook titled “Motivation management for utilizing human resources to bring results” for the advanced qualification of a certified motivation manager jointly with Link and Motivation Inc. (LMI)
December 14,
2013.
The participation in the workshop with Hallym University, South Korea. (Daibo and Kakuyama)
The IMSAR took part in the joint workshop of the Toyo University 21st Century Human Interaction Research Center (HIRC21) and the Research Institute of Psychology, Hallym University, South Korea.
December 7,
2013.
Sponsorship for the public symposium of the Japan Association of Applied Psychology.
The IMSAR sponsored the lecture titled “Psychology of well-being ~”The application and practices of the well-being studies for now and future~“.
October 12,
2013.
The second IMSAR forum.
“Fostering motivation toward tomorrow to improve well-being”
Theme: Cults and mind control ―Matters resulting in interference with well-being―

By inviting Prof. Kimiaki Nishida (Faculty of Psychology, Rissho University) as an instructor, a forum was convened at the Mirai Hall, Tokyo Future University.
May 25,
2013.
Holding of the 57th public symposium by the Japanese Society of Social Psychology.
“Motivations help build a positive life”

The IMSAR helped convened the 57th public symposium as requested by the Japanese Society of Social Psychology.
April 25,
2013.
The supervision of the Leaders’ Bible.
The IMSAR supervised the Leaders’ Bible, which offers tips on becoming a capable leader by introducing case studies of various situations faced by high school student leaders.
April 20,
2013.
A joint hosting of “Front line of the well-being studies” with the Faculty of Sociology, Toyo University.
A joint hosting of a lecture by Prof. Shigehiro Oishi of the University of Virginia, U.S.A., which was convened by the Faculty of Sociology, Toyo University.
February 25,
2013.
The second publication of motivational studies―IMSAR.
The IMSAR published a report that summarizes various contents related to the motivational studies such as a symposium, extension lecture, various papers and book reviews.
January 26,
2013.
The first IMSAR forum.
Theme: IMSAR forum, Why do people work~
―A motivation for well-being and work within an occupation―
By inviting Koichi Ono (Prof. of the Faculty of Business Administration, Asia University) as an instructor, a forum was convened at the Mirai Hall, Tokyo Future University.
January 15,
2013.
The website of the Institute for Motivational Studies and Research opened.

December 3,
2012.
Signed a cooperation agreement with the Institute of Psychology, Rissho University.
The IMSAR entered into an academic and research exchange partnership with the goals of forming a mutual cooperation with research institutions to promote wide-ranging research and practical activities including a symposium, workshop and information exchange about student education.

October 30,
2012.
The publication of a basic textbook for the qualification of a certified motivation manager.
As part of the commissioned project for the Motivation Management Association, the IMSAR created a basic textbook for the qualification of a certified motivation manager jointly with Link and Motivation Inc. (LMI)
October 14,
2012.
Extension lecture
Theme: A sense of well-being in an aged society.
Prof. Ikkou Takahashi, School of Motivation Behavioral Science, Tokyo Future University, was invited as an instructor for the extension lecture at Tokyo Future University.
September 15,
2012.
Extension lecture
Theme: Communication skills of the families with small children.
Assistant Prof. Hiroko Kotani, School of Child Psychology, Tokyo Future University, was invited as an instructor for the extension lecture at Tokyo Future University.
August 26,
2012.
Extension lecture
Theme: Fostering self-affirmation for high school students
Ryo Imamura, the senior executive manager of Katariba, NPO Katariba, was invited as an instructor for the extension lecture at Tokyo Future University.
July 21,
2012.
Symposium
Theme: Behavioral science of ties ~A story of motivations that increases the level of well-being~
By inviting Ryo Imamura, the senior executive manager of Katariba, NPO Katariba; Assistant Prof. Hiroko Kotani, School of Child Psychology, Tokyo Future University; Yayoi Kondo, Mayor of Adachi City; Prof. Ikkou Takahashi, School of Motivation Behavioral Science, Tokyo Future University as panelists, a symposium was convened at the Art Center of Tokyo 21F (Tenku Theater) with Takashi Kakuyama, a professor of Tokyo Future University and Director of the Institute for Motivational Studies and Research as a master of ceremony. more info
June 13,
2012.
Signed a cooperation agreement with the Toyo University 21st Century Human Interaction Research Center (HIRC21)
The IMSAR entered into an academic and research exchange partnership with the goals of forming a mutual cooperation with research institutions to promote wide-ranging research and practical activities including a symposium, workshop and information exchange about student education.
April 17,
2012.
Fiscal Year 2012 IMSAR Ordinary General Meeting
The IMSAR’s structure for the fiscal year ending in March 31, 2012 was confirmed while a public symposium was held as part of an activity report for the fiscal year 2011 as well as to confirm the publication of the first activity report. As for the FY 2012 business plans, it also checked the cooperation for the Adachi City’s 80th anniversary and the publication of an activity report.
September 1,
2011.
Establishment of the Institute for Motivational Studies and Research.
The IMSAR was established with the aims of promoting studies and research on motivations to respond to social demands, as well as to enrich the education and research on motivations at the Tokyo Future University. Fiscal Year 2011 IMSAR Ordinary General Meeting The IMSAR’s operating plans for the fiscal year ending in March 31, 2011, were confirmed along with the formation of the IMSAR.
June 18,
2011.
Holding of a public symposium
Theme: “A motivation to study, work and towards tomorrow”
By inviting Prof. Shinichi Ichikawa of the Graduate School of Education, the University of Tokyo; Prof. Toshihiro Kanai of the Graduate School of Business Administration, Kobe University; Prof. Ikuo Daibo of the Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University; and Yoshihisa Ozasa, President of Link and Motivation Inc. as panelists, a public symposium was convened at the Nikkei Hall with Takashi Kakuyama, a professor of the current Tokyo Future University and Director of the Institute for Motivational Studies and Research as a master of ceremony. more info

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