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Chiaki Tanaka, Ph.D.



Dr. Chiaki Tanaka was a member of Japanese National synchronized swimming team. She is an associate professor of health science in the College of Health and Welfare, J. F. Oberlin University, Tokyo, Japan. Her main area of research is in the objective measurement of physical activity and sedentary behavior, with a particular interest in examining patterns and determinants of change in physical activity and sedentary behavior. Dr. Tanaka’s other interests include the relationships between physical activity, sedentary behavior, physical fitness and morphology in children and how family environment influences the physical activity and sedentary behavior. She has also worked with the Institute of Health and Nutrition in Tokyo, Japan.

Publications (in English)

  1. Yamamura C., Zushi S., Takata K., Ishiko T., Matsui N., Kitagawa K.: Physiological characteristics of well-trained synchronized swimmers in relation to performance scores, Int. J. Sports Med., 20, 246-251 (1999)
  2. Yamamura C., Matsui N., Kitagawa K.: Physiological loads in the team technical and free routines of synchronized swimmers, Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., 32, 1171-1174 (2000)
  3. Yamamura C., Tanaka S., Futami J., Oka J., Ishikawa-Takata K., Kashiwazaki H.: Activity diary method for prediction of energy expenditure as evaluated by a whole-body indirect human calorimeter, J. Nutr. Sci. Vitaminol., 49, 262-269 (2003)
  4. Tanaka C., Murata M., Homma M., Kawahara T.: Reference charts of body proportion for Japanese girls and boys, Ann. Hum. Biol., 31, 681-689 (2004)
  5. Tanaka C., Tanaka S., Kawahara J., Midorikawa T.: Triaxial accelerometer for assessment of physical activity in young children, Obesity, 15, 1233-1241 (2007)
  6. Tanaka C., Tanaka S.:Daily physical activity in Japanese preschool children evaluated by triaxial accelerometry: relationship between period of engagement in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and daily step counts, J. Physiol. Anthropol., 28, 283-288 (2009)
  7. Kawahara J., Tanaka S., Tanaka C., Hikihara Y., Aoki Y., Yonemoto J.: Estimation of the respiratory ventilation rate of preschool children in daily life using accelerometers. J Air Waste Manag Assoc., 61, 46–54 (2011)
  8. Kawahara J., Tanaka S., Tanaka C. , Aoki Y., Yonemoto J.: Estimation of daily inhalation rate in preschool children using a tri-axial accelerometer: a pilot study. Science of the Total Environment, 409, 3073-3077 (2011)
  9. Kaneda K, Ohgi Y, Tanaka C.: Gender Differences in Metabolic Responses during Water Walking. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 5, 421-431 (2011)
  10. Tanaka C, Hikihara Y, Ohkawara K, Tanaka S.: Locomotive and non-locomotive activity as determined by triaxial accelerometry and physical fitness in Japanese preschool children. Pediatr. Exerc. Sci., 24, 420-434 (2012)
  11. Kawahara J, Tanaka S, Tanaka C, Aoki Y, Yonemoto J.: Daily inhalation rate and time-activity/location pattern in Japanese preschool children. Risk Anal.,32, 1595-1604 (2012)
  12. Sakurai R, Fujiwara Y, Saito K, Fukaya T, Kim MJ, Yasunaga M, Kim H, Ogawa K, Tanaka C, Tsunoda N, Muraki E, Suzuki K, Shinkai S, Watanabe S.: Effects of a comprehensive intervention program, including hot bathing, on overweight adults: A randomized controlled trial. Geriatr Gerontol Int. 13, 638-645 (2013)
  13. Tanaka C., Tanaka S.: Objectively-measured physical activity and body weight in Japanese preschoolers. Ann Hum Biol. 40, 541-546 (2013)
  14. Tanaka C, Fujiwara Y, Sakurai R, Fukaya T, Yasunaga M, Tanaka S.: Locomotive and non-locomotive activities evaluated with a triaxial accelerometer in adults and elderly individuals. Aging Clin Exp Res. 25, 637-643 (2013)
  15. Kaneda K, Ohgi Y, Tanaka C, Burkett B.:  The development of an estimation model for energy expenditure during water walking by acceleration and walking speed. J Sci Med Sport, 17, 96-101 (2014)
  16. Hikihara Y, Tanaka C, Oshima Y, Ohkawara K, Ishikawa-Takata K, Tanaka S.: Prediction models discriminating between nonlocomotive and locomotive activities in children using a triaxial accelerometer with a gravity-removal physical activity classification algorithm. PLoS One. 2014 Apr 22;9(4):e94940 (2014)
  17. Tanaka C, Reilly JJ, Huang WY.: Longitudinal changes in objectively measured sedentary behavior and their relationship with adiposity in children and adolescents: systematic review and evidence appraisal. Obes Rev. 15, 791-803 (2014)
  18. Tanaka C, Reilly JJ, Tanaka M, Tanaka S.: Seasonal changes in objectively measured sedentary behavior and physical activity in Japanese primary school children. BMC Public Health. 16, 969,(2016)
  19. Tanaka C, Tanaka S, Inoue S, Miyachi M, Suzuki K, Reilly JJ.: Results from the Japan 2016 report card on physical activity for children and youth. J Phys Act Health. 13(11 Suppl 2), S189-S194 (2016)
  20. Tremblay MS, Barnes JD, González SA, Katzmarzyk PT, Onywera VO, Reilly JJ, Tomkinson GR, Global Matrix 2.0 Research Team.: Global Matrix 2.0: Report Card Grades on the Physical Activity of Children and Youth Comparing 38 Countries. J Phys Act Health. 13(11 Suppl 2), S343-S366 (2016)
  21. Midorikawa T, Tanaka S, Ando T, Tanaka C, Masayuki K, Ohta M, Torii S, Sakamoto S.: Is There a Chronic Elevation in Organ-Tissue Sleeping Metabolic Rate in Very Fit Runners? Nutrients 8, 196 (2016)
  22. Tanaka C, Tanaka M, Okuda M, Inoue S, Aoyama T, Tanaka S.: Association between objectively evaluated physical activity and sedentary behavior and screen time in primary school children. BMC Res Notes. 10,175 (2017)
  23. Tanaka C, Kyan A, Takakura M, Olds T, Schranz N, Tanaka M, Tanaka S.: The Validity of the Japanese version of physical activity  questions in the WHO Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey. Japanese Association of Exercise Epidemiology. 19, 93-101 (2017)
  24. Suzuki I, Okuda M, Tanaka M, Inoue S, Tanaka S, Tanaka C: Variability in school children’s activity occurs in the recess and before-school periods. Pediatr Int. 60, 727-734 (2018)
  25. Tanaka C, Reilly JJ, Tanaka M, Tanaka S: Changes in Weight, Sedentary Behaviour and Physical Activity during the School Year and Summer Vacation. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. 15, 915 (2018)
  26. Tanaka C, Janssen X, Pearce M, Parkinson K, Basterfield L, Adamson A, Reilly JJ: Bidirectional associations between adiposity, sedentary behavior and physical activity: a longitudinal study in children. J Phys Act Health, 7, 1-9 (2018)
  27. Tanaka C, Tanaka M, Tanaka S: Objectively evaluated physical activity and sedentary time in primary school children by gender, grade and types of physical education lessons. BMC Public Health. 18, 948 (2018)
  28. Aoyama T, Tanaka S, Tanaka M, Okuda M, Inoue S, Tanaka C: Association between age at onset of independent walking and objectively measured sedentary behavior is mediated by moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in primary school children. PLoS One, 13(9):e0204030(2018)
  29. Tanaka C, Okuda M, Tanaka M, Inoue S, Tanaka S: Associations of physical activity and sedentary time in primary school children with their parental behaviors and supports. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 15, pii: E1995 ( 2018)
  30. Aubert S, Barnes JD, Abdeta C, Nader PA, Adeniyi AF, Aguilar-Farias N, Tenesaca DSA, Bhawra J, Brazo-Sayavera J, Cardon G, Chang CK, Delisle Nyström C, Demetriou Y, Draper CE, Edwards L, Emeljanovas A, Gába A, Galaviz KI, González SA, Herrera-Cuenca M, Huang WY, Ibrahim IAE, Jürimäe J, Kämppi K, Katapally TR, Katewongsa P, Katzmarzyk PT, Khan A, Korcz A, Kim YS, Lambert E, Lee EY, Löf M, Loney T, López-Taylor J, Liu Y, Makaza D, Manyanga T, Mileva B, Morrison SA, Mota J, Nyawornota VK, Ocansey R, Reilly JJ, Roman-Viñas B, Silva DAS, Saonuam P, Scriven J, Seghers J, Schranz N, Skovgaard T, Smith M, Standage M, Starc G, Stratton G, Subedi N, Takken T, Tammelin T, Tanaka C, Thivel D, Tladi D, Tyler R, Uddin R, Williams A, Wong SHS, Wu CL, Zembura P, Tremblay MS. Global Matrix 3.0 Physical Activity Report Card grades for children and youth: results and analysis from 49 countries. J Phys Act Health. 15(S2), S251-S273(2018)
  31. Aubert S, Barnes JD, Aguilar-Farias N, Cardon G, Chang CK, Delisle Nyström C, Demetriou Y, Edwards L, Emeljanovas A, Gába A, Huang WY, Ibrahim IAE, Jürimäe J, Katzmarzyk PT, Korcz A, Kim YS, Lee EY, Löf M, Loney T, Morrison SA, Mota J, Reilly JJ, Roman-Viñas B, Schranz N, Scriven J, Seghers J, Skovgaard T, Smith M, Standage M, Starc G, Stratton G, Takken T, Tammelin T, Tanaka C, Thivel D, Tyler R, Williams A, Wong SHS, Zembura P, Tremblay MS. Report Card grades on the physical activity of children and youth comparing 30 Very High Human Development Index countries. J Phys Act Health. 15(S2), S298-S314(2018)
  32. Tanaka C, Tanaka S, Inoue S, Miyachi M, Suzuki K, Abe T, Reilly JJ.: Results From Japan’s 2018 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. J Phys Act Health. 15(S2):S375-S376(2018)
  33. Tanaka C, Tanaka S, Inoue S, Miyachi M, Suzuki K, Abe T, Reilly JJ.: Results From Japan’s 2018 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. J Exercise Science & Fitness. 17(1), 20-25(2019)
  34. Tanaka C, Hikihara Y, Ando T, Oshima Y, Usui C, Ohgi Y, Kaneda K, Tanaka S: Prediction of Physical Activity Intensity with Accelerometry in Young Children. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 16(6), pii: E931 (2019)