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◆Objective of Child Research Net

Child Research Net (CRN) is a non-profit, Internet-based child research institute. We have designed CRN's English site to bring together people concerned about children and to offer a forum for innovative interdisciplinary discussion. Our vast network of professionals, researchers and educators around the world will bring you articles, reliable data and the latest research in English, mainly on Japanese children and youth that are not otherwise available.

CRN's aim is to exchange information and knowledge on the Internet with child experts and researchers worldwide and pursue the happiness of children from the biological and social perspectives of Kodomogaku, Child Science, in its consideration of children.

CRN wants to open up the field of child study and expand perspectives on how to communicate with the new generation. In addition, we hope that these discussions will help further the understanding of culture, youth and society. We invite all who are interested in the problem of children and youth today to participate in CRN.

◆What is Child Science?

Solving the issues that affect children today requires research that transcends the usual disciplinary boundaries. Child Science, based on this view of Dr. Noboru Kobayashi, CRN Honorary Director and the founder of CRN, takes such an interdisciplinary approach. Children are born as biological beings and grow into social human beings through the interaction of parents, the home, and society. Child Science is a human science that draws on the natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities.

◆Who's who at CRN?

  Yoichi Sakakihara, M.D., Ph.D.
  Professor Emeritus of Ochanomizu University
  Executive Advisor of Benesse Educational Research and Development Institute
  Director of Japanese Society of Child Science

Honorary Director
  Noboru Kobayashi, M.D., Ph.D.
  Professor Emeritus of The University of Tokyo

Special Advisor
  Takemochi Ishii, M.D., Ph.D.
  Professor Emeritus of The University of Tokyo

  Principal Researcher Haruo Kimura
  Senior Researcher Aiping Liu
  Researcher Junko Ogawa
  Senior Researcher Seiko Mochida

  Madoka Shimizu
  Hanae Omori
  Na Jiang
  Jue Wang

Child Research Net is supported by many other staff members whose names are not listed on this web page.

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