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Name WATANABE Ichiro
Official Title Professor
Affiliation Sports Science
Profile My specialty is sports science. In the past, he analyzed the game aspect of rugby, provided data for strengthening to the Japanese national team, and posted it to academic societies and specialized magazines. Recently, however, he has been conducting research on the prevention of serious injuries in rugby, and is proceeding with research on accident prevention from the aspects of physical strength, skills, coaching, etc. Research results are posted in specialized journals and presented at lectures.
Research Field(Keyword & Summary)
  1. (1)Rugby serious injury accident

    The number of serious injuries in rugby does not decrease easily

  2. (2)Tackle

    Many serious injuries are caused by tackles

  3. (3)Concussion

    Concussion is often neglected, but can easily lead to serious head injuries. We are working to raise awareness of the importance of concussion and prevent it.

Representative Papers
  1. (1)Acute subdural hematoma in high school rugby player in Japan: The importance of playing experience for injury prevention
  2. (2)Network Centrality and Core-periphery Analysis to Clarify,American Journal of Sports Science,Vol.2021,No.9(1)
  3. (3)Data information management by network centrality analysis in sports.CDROM,
  4. (4)Clarifying the structure of serious head and spine injury in youth Rugby,PLoS ONE,15(7),e0235035,
  5. (5)Safety measure taking junior players in Rugby football,The Journal of Clinical Sports Medicine,Vol.27,NO.3
  6. (6)Athletes’ pride bridge: Network centrality analysis to clarify the societal values of sports after the 2011 disaster in Japan,Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal,Vol.6,No.2
  7. (7)Analysis of the concussion reports of the Japan Rugby Football Union and future approach for safe measures,Neurotraumatology,Vol40,No1
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Support: Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Affiliated academic society (Membership type) (1)Japan Society of Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences (2)The Japan Society of Coaching Studies
Education Field (Undergraduate level) The Theory of Health, Physical Fitness and Sports Physical Education