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Last Updated: Aug. 31, 2020 at 05:09

Researcher Profile & Settings


  • M.Ed.
  • Ph.D.


  • Apr. 2001Mar. 2004Kobe University Graduate School of Cultural Studies and Human Science
  • 1988The University of Tokyo Graduate School, Division of Education
  • Apr. 1979Mar. 1983Kobe University
  • 1983Kobe University Faculty of Education

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Apr. 2001- TodaySt. Luke's International University
  • Apr. 1998Mar. 2000Otsuma Women's University

Association Memberships



  • 教育学修士
  • 博士(学術)

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / Education - general / Health Education

Published Papers

  • Living experience of camping in parents and children: Creating a community where all adults protect and raise all children
    KIKUTA Fumio, YONEDA Asaka
    Japan Journal of Human Growth and Development Research(82) 56-67 Mar. 2019 [Refereed]
  • Attributes of supervisors at Forest Kindergartens supporting the development of young children through outdoor activities
    KIKUTA Fumio
    Life & Death Education 3(1) 7-15 Mar. 2018 [Refereed]
  • Lectures about Life by the Oldest Practicing Physician in Japan
    KIKUTA Fumio, HINOHARA Shigeaki
    Bulletin of St. Luke's International University 3 96-100 Mar. 2017
  • Current situation and overview of early childhood education based on experiencing nature: Results of a national survey on forest kindergartens in Japan
    KIKUTA Fumio, WARAGAI Hisao, TANAKA Takahito, ITO Megumi
    Bulletin of St.Luke's International University 2 72-77 Mar. 2016
  • Cultivating bystander awareness and ability in a life skills class ; The Development of a BLS Class for Sixth-grade Elementary School Students
    KIKUTA Fumio, OTA Yuma, YOTSUMOTO Ryuichi, YAMADA Toru
    Life & Death Education 1(1) 10-21 Feb. 2016 [Refereed]
  • Life Lessons that Raise Self-Esteem in Primary School Children
    KIKUTA Fumio, OTSU Kazuyoshi
    Life & Death Education 1(1) 2-9 Feb. 2016 [Refereed]
  • Significance and Efficacy of a Challenge Program in the Course Physical Education II (Outdoor Activity in Practice)
    KIKUTA Fumio
    Bulletin of St.Luke's International University 1 76-82 Mar. 2015
  • Development of Nursing Students' Self-Affirmation through Participation as a Camp Staff Member in a Work-study Program.
    (37) 42-46 Mar. 2011
    This paper examines how nursing students built up their self-affirmation throughparticipation in a work-study program. Lack of self-affirmation is common to manynursing students, especially those who have mental or physical problems. In order todevelop nursing students' self-affirmation through active learning, “St.Luke's Camp“for parents and children was started in 2004, where nursing students workand study as staff members and play an important role. Through the reports writtenby the nursing students in the program, it was found that experiences which helpthem feel that they are“a person of importance“ or “a person of value“, are importantfor their self-affirmation, and that this work-study program offered them much-neededopportunities to increase their self-affirmation.
  • The Mental Health Effects of Exercise (3):The Mental and Physical Effects of Rehabilitation Exercise with Music Therapy in a Group.
    (36) 64-68 Mar. 2010
  • Effect of Backgroud Music that Reduces Mental Stress in Working with Computer.
    (36) 91-96 Mar. 2010
  • Complementary distributions of amyloid-β and neprilysin in the brains of dogs and cats
    Y. Takeuchi, K. Uetsuka, M. Murayama, F. Kikuta, A. Takashima, K. Doi, H. Nakayama
    Veterinary Pathology 45(4) 455-466 Jul. 2008 [Refereed]
    Neprilysin is an amyloid-β-degrading enzyme localized in the brain parenchyma. The involvement of neprilysin in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease has recently received much attention. We examined the localization of neprilysin and amyloid-β, as well as the activity of neprilysin, in the brains of dogs and cats of various ages to clarify the relationship between neprilysin activity and amyloid-β deposition. The distribution of neprilysin was almost identical in dogs and cats, being high in the striatum, globus pallidus, and substantia nigra, but very low in the cerebral cortex. The white matter and hippocampus were negative. Neprilysin activity in the brain regions in dogs and cats was ranked from high to low as follows: thalamus/striatum < cerebral cortex lt hippocampus < white matter. Amyloid-p deposition was first detected at 7 and 10 years of age in dogs and cats, respectively, and both the quantity and frequency of deposition increased with age. In both species, amyloid-β deposition appeared in the cerebral cortex and the hippocampus. In summary, the localization of neprilysin and neprilysin activity, and that of amyloid-p, were complementary in the brains of dogs and cats.
  • Fractal analysis of senile plaques observed in various animal spieces.
    Nakayama H, Kiatipattanasakul W, Nakamura S, Miyawaki K, Kikuta F, Uchida K, Kuroki K, Makifuchi T, Yoshikawa Y, Doi K
    Neurosci Lett. 297(3) 195-198 Jan. 2001 [Refereed]
  • Individual Variation in the Sequence of Age at Peak Velocity in Seven Body Dimensions
    SATAKE Takashi, ROBERT M.Malina, TANAKA Shigeho, KIKUTA Fumio
     6 359-367 1994 [Refereed]
  • Relationship between the foot Shape of Japanese Adults and the Shoe Last Observed by the Projected Contours
    Akira OTSUKA, Fumio KIKUTA, Shiro KONDO, Shuichi TAKAHASHI
    Journal of Home Economics of Japan 45(9) 837-844 1994 [Refereed]
  • Changes of Foot Measurements Accompanied with shoes-heel Height
    Akira OTSUKA, Mari KONDO, Fumio KIKUTA, Shuichi TAKAHASHI
    Journal of Home Economics of Japan 45(9) 845-856 1994 [Refereed]
  • A Study Exploring Elements Interfering with Good Health Practice -From the Comparison of the Results Obtained through Brainstorming by College Students Majoring Nursing and Home Science -
    Sakurai Shinobu, Kikuta Fumio
    (19) 47-55 Mar. 1993
    Nowadays, it is generally considered in the field of medicine and health care where most people take the promotion and improvement in their health for granted that health education is deeply concerned with the promotion and improvement of general health and disease prevention and is indispensable for that purpose.Traditional health education has been usually conducted in a pedagogical way, which only provides information, by didactic or one-sided lectures, which education has shown little effect on adult diseases which have no remarkable symptoms. Therefore, this study has been conducted in order to identify the reason why people do not, or cannot, implement health practice based on the opinions of the female nursing and home science college students obtained through their brainstorming and the common elements in those opinions drawn by KJ-method.Furthermore, two groups are compared for the purpose of identifying the difference seen between those who are engaged in health service and these who are not. The results are shown as follows:1.The data of both groups showed that lack of external environmental factors(money, time), their pleasure-oriented sense of value
  • Age at peak velocity and peak velocities for seven body dimension in Japanese children
    SATAKE Takashi, KIKUTA Fumio, Ozaki Tadashi
    Annals of Human Biology 20(1) 67-70 1993 [Refereed]
  • The Foot Shape of Japanese Adults from the Viewpoint of Foot Projected Contours
    Akira OTSUKA, Mayumi FUJITA, Shiro KONDO, Fumio KIKUTA, Shuichi TAKAHASHI
    J. Home Economics of Japan 44(5) 377-385 1993 [Refereed]
    JOURNAL OF THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF NIPPON 100(4) 511-525 Oct. 1992 [Refereed]
    The dimensional differences between the right (R) and left (L) feet were investigated in each pair of 26 measurement items in Japanese adults (149 males and 178 females). The standard value of bilateral differences was determined, taking into consideration of the standard deviation of the bilateral difference (right minus left) in each item and variance calculated by the nested analysis of variance. The measurement error variance amounted to 25% approximately 40% of total variance in males and 30% approximately 50% in females. The frequency of subjects without bilateral difference was about 17% in males and about 74% in females for foot length, about 53% both in males and females for foot width, and about 45% both in males and females for ball-joint girth. Fifteen % of males had the most frequent pattern of L>R in foot length and L=R both in foot width and ball-joint girth, while 17% of females had the most frequent pattern of L=R in these three measurements. With respect to the foot girth measurements, 12% of males had the most frequent pattern of L=R in ball-joint and waist girths and L>R in instep girth, while 16% of females had the most frequent pattern of L=R in these three measurements.
  • The Secular Trend of Standing Height in Adolescent Girls from Longitudinal Data.
    KIKUTA Fumio, TAKAISHI Masahiro
    (18) 31-35 1992
    In this study which is based on the longitudinal data aggregated from health examination records, the subjects consist of 287 girls who attended a private school in Tokyo.The subjects are divided into five groups according to birth year from 1950 to 1970 in order to find secular trend during twenty years with oneway analysis of variance.Age at Peak Height Velocity(APHV), Peak Height Velocity(PHV) and Height attained at Peak Height Velocity(HPHV) were computed in each height velocity curve derived from differential calculus of height distance curve. The result show that HPHV is gradually getting taller by year although APHV and PHV do not change.It may be considered that our subjects of the private school are girls of families in the relatively upper-middle class.
  • The Changes of Standing Height in Schoolgirls of a Private School in Tokyo during the last 20 years
    TAKAISHI Masahiro, KIKUTA Fumio
    Auxology88 203-206 1989 [Refereed]


  • Evaluation of the Revised Curriculum by Three Graduating Classes (1999-2001)
    (28) 39-49 Mar. 2002
    In 1995 a revised curriculum was implemented at St.Luke's College of Nursing, beginning with first year students. Changed aspects included promoting self-learning ability and integrated learning, and sequencing of curriculum subjects. Evaluations were obtained from students from the first three classes to experience the new curriculum.An evaluation questionnaire was given and collected on the day before graduation day. Students responded to questions about the relation between a senior-level course called “Integrated Nursing ・ Nursing ResearchⅡ“ and the already completed subjects, the sequencing of subjects in the curriculum, satisfaction level and evaluation of classes, educational system and educational support.Four major findings were identified. ① That students identified the relevance of many courses for “Integrated Nursing ・ NursingResearchⅡ“ was interpreted as confirming the integrity of the curriculum.②The revised curriculum put general educational subjects in the first year in light of their importance as a foundation for nursing but evaluations from students indicated that they hoped for nursing subjects from the first year. The problem fo
  • Evaluation of the 1994 Revised Curriculum by Graduating Senior Students of St.Luke's College of Nursing, Class of 1999, after Completion of the Baccalaureate Program.
    (26) 133-143
    This report identifies levels of student satisfaction with the revised curriculum(begun in 1995), as well as their satisfaction with the arrangement of subjects and the correlation among them.A survey by questionnaire was conducted just before graduation using 57 graduating seniors as subjects.The content of the questionnaire included the following:(1)what subjects contributed to their writing the paper for Comprehensive Nursing/Nursing Research II;(2)what was the degree of satisfaction with the curriculum and reason(s);and (3)how did the students assess the classes taken, the educational facilities and equipment.The 10 question items were selected from the survey done in 1997 by Bennese Bunkyosoken(Educational Survey Corporation)The results were:(1)the subjects studied significantly contributed to writing the Comprehensive Nursing/Nursing Research II(graduation paper);(2)the correlation between each subject taken and the Comprehensive Nursing/Nursing Research II was significantly strong;(3)the degree of student satisfaction with the entire curriculum was approximately 80%;and(4)the student responses concerning overall satisfaction with the classes in the program as well as the
  • Curriculum Evaluation at St.Luke's College of Nursing.
    (26) 123-132
    An integrated nursing curriculum was newly implemented at St.Luke's College of Nursing in Tokyo, Japan, in April 1995.Upon implementation, curriculum committee decided to evaluate the effects of the new curriculum.The conceptual framework for evaluating the curriculum consisting of the learner, teacher, curriculum, and the setting along with a systems model was used as an oganizing framework.The data from the freshmen was gathered by questionnaire as input data.For the process evaluation, the course evaluation by students using a questionnaire was implemented upon completion of each courses.The course evaluation by all the faculty members was also done.For the output evaluation, the questionnaires were written by students one day before the graduation day, to measure their satisfaction for the overall curriculum and their competency level along with the characteristics of the graduates at St.Luke's College of Nursing. Several efforts have been made to lead curriculum evaluation for success such as the involvement of all the full time faculty members in the analysis of the data, faculty development seminars to understand integrated curriculum and the curriculum
  • The New Curriculum at St. Luke's Callege of Nursing(1995 edition)
    (22) 113-121
  • Working Status of the Students of St. Luke's College of Nursing who Graduated 6 to 10 years ago.
    (20) 57-63

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