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Humanities & Social Sciences

Abe, K.; Kashiwagi, T.; Tsuneto, S.(Graduate School of Human Sciences)
Coping Strategies and Its Effects on Depression among Caregivers of Impaired Elders in Japan
Aging & Mental Health, 7(3), 207-211(2003)

The purpose of this study was to explore the coping strategies of Japanese family caregivers and to investigate relationships between coping strategies, stressors, and caregivers' mental health. Results of factor analysis indicated three factors, categorized 'Resignation,' 'Consulting and complaining' and 'Distancing'. In addition, results of structure equation modeling suggested a significant effect of 'Resignation' on the mental health of caregivers. Although the factor structure of coping strategies was similar to other studies conducted in Western countries, the effects of coping strategies were quite different.

2 Ikeda, T.(Graduate School of Law)
Now and Future of ADR System in Asian and Pacific Countries
Osaka University Law Review, 51, 21-53(2004)

This paper describes a summary of a small part of the fruits obtained by the ADR Taskforce. Increased interest in ADR in the region is derived from various reasons such as a maket mechanism rooted in complaints about litigation, strong leadership from governments, and/or overall reform of the judicial system. The Asian scheme concerning judicial reform and ADR is diversified and profound.

3 Miyamoto, Y.(Faculty of Language and Culture)
On There-sentences
Journal of Language and Linguistics, 2, 246-260 (2003)

This paper argues that in principle, the structures given in (1) and (2) are both available for there-sentences: (SC stands for a small clause.)
(1) There be [SCNP Predicate] (Milsark 1974; Lasnik 1992, 1993)
(2) There be [NPNP Modifier] (Jenkins 1972; Williams 1984).
Specifically, I propose that Milsark's (1974) ontological existential should be available in some of the there-sentences which appear to have the small clause structure.

4 Sugihara, K.(Graduate School of Economics)
The East Asian Path of Economic Development: A long -term perspective
The Resurgence of East Asia : 500, 150 and 50 year Perspectives, 78-123(2003)

5 Tsutsui, Y.(Graduate School of Economics)
Stock Prices in Japan Rise at Night
Japan and the World Economy, 15, 391-406 (2003)

Examining the Nikkei Average, I find that although the mean of the rate of change during the trading hours (RT) is negative, the mean during non-trading hours (RNT) is significantly positive. I also find that RT has a stable relationship with economic fundamentals while RNT does not, and that if the previous trading hours reflected bearish trading, then the bearish sentiment is not taken over to opening time. A possible cause of the positive RNT is optimism of investors.

6 Wakayama, E.(Graduate School of Letters)
La corte di re Sigismondo e l'arte italiana del Quattrocento (The Court of King Sigismund and Fifteenth Century Italian Art)
Arte lombarda, 139 (2003)


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