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Hiroshima University
Job title
Doctor of Science(Osaka City University), Master of Science(Osaka City University)
Research funding number

Academic & Professional Experience

Aug 1980
Sep 1988
Research Assistant, Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University
Oct 1988
Mar 1993
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University
Apr 1993
Mar 2006
Professor, Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University


Apr 1975
Mar 1978
Graduate School, Division of Natural Science, Osaka City University
Apr 1969
Mar 1973
Faculty of Science, Osaka City University

Published Papers

Yanagisawa, E., M. Sakurai, H. Akimoto and N. Sakurai
Journal of New Music Research      2019
Akimoto, Hidemi; Sakurai, Naoki; Blahovec, Jiri
JOURNAL OF TEXTURE STUDIES   50(2) 104-113   Apr 2019   [Refereed]
We developed a swing arm device for acoustic measurement of food texture, which resolved difficulties of food texture evaluation. The device has a structure of balance-style and a probe in the device is moved downward along with motion of swing ar...
Nakano, Ryohei; Akimoto, Hidemi; Fukuda, Fumio; Kawai, Takashi; Ushijima, Koichiro; Fukamatsu, Yosuke; Kubo, Yasutaka; Fujii, Yuichiro; Hirano, Ken; Morinaga, Kunihisa; Sakurai, Naoki
HORTICULTURE JOURNAL   87(2) 281-287   2018   [Refereed]
Split-pit in peach fruit is a problematic disorder. Split-pit fruit cannot be detected based on external appearance, and contamination of fruit by split-pit reduces its reliability in the marketplace. Here, we demonstrate that split-pit fruit can ...
Fumuro, Masahiko; Maeda, Takaaki; Sakurai, Naoki
FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH   24(5) 839-850   Sep 2018   [Refereed]
Elasticity index (EI), quality during storage, and shelf-life (SL) were assessed in 16 cultivars of tree-ripe mango fruit. All fruits were individually wrapped in polyethylene film and stored for 10 days at 25 degrees C. EI rapidly declined over t...
Kawai, Takashi; Matsumori, Fumiya; Akimoto, Hidemi; Sakurai, Naoki; Hirano, Ken; Nakano, Ryohei; Fukuda, Fumio
HORTICULTURE JOURNAL   87(4) 499-507   2018   [Refereed]
Split pit in peach (Prunus persica (L.) Batsch) fruit is an internal disorder that can have adverse effects on fruit quality and shelf stability. As it is difficult to distinguish split-pit fruit from normal fruit by appearance, a nondestructive d...

Books etc

Plant Cell Walls and Polysaccharides
Baifukan   1991   
β - Glucohydrolase and β - Glucanohy drolase acting on 1,3 : 1,4-β - glucan of cereal plants
Glycoenzymes   2000   

Association Memberships