Lake Suigetsu, one of the Five Lakes of Mikata
Photograph taken by Ayumu Muneno, courtesy of Tokyo Shoseki Co., Ltd.
We published the research report, RADIANT, as a forum to introduce the wide range of research activities of Ritsumeikan University. With a theme of "Asia," the first issue describes researchers involved in natural sciences, the humanities and social sciences. In the future, with a perspective built on a single theme, the report plans to continue to introduce specific research being conducted at Ritsumeikan University.
RADIANT is an adjective that means to "shed light" or "shine brightly." We used this meaning so that the research results of Ritsumeikan University can be a step towards create a bright future and help to shed light upon the world in the future.