Updated on 2024/01/12


Sakazaki Takahiko

Research Areas

  • Life Science / Medical management and medical sociology

  • Life Science / Hygiene and public health (non-laboratory)

  • Life Science / Hygiene and public health (laboratory)

  • Life Science / Sports sciences

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Education


  • National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya   Graduated

    1986.4 - 1990.3

  • Nagoya University   Master's Course   Completed

    2003.4 - 2006.3

  • Nagoya University   Doctor's Course   Accomplished credits for doctoral program

    2006.4 - 2010.3

Research History

  • Suzuka University of Medical Science   Administrative Staff

    1998.6 - 2013.8

  • Otemon Gakuin University   Administrative Staff

    2013.9 - 2017.8

  • Fukui University of Technology   Professor


  • Fukui University of Technology


Qualification acquired

  • Health Supervisor (first kind)

  • First Kind of Junior High School Teacher License

  • First Kind of High School Teacher License



  • Awareness survey on Nordic walking among town hall employees Reviewed

    ( 26 )   105 - 109   2023.3

  • Conducting a Nordic walking event that combines body temperature measurement, hand disinfection, and handwashing during the COVID-19 pandemic Reviewed

    ( 25 )   27 - 33   2022.3

  • Association between gait speed and bone strength in community-dwelling postmenopausal Japanese women Reviewed

    Takahiko Sakazaki,Teruhiko Koike,Yuji Yanagimoto,Yoshiharu Oshida

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine   17 ( 5 )   394 - 400   2012.9

     More details

    Objectives It is unclear whether gait speed can be used to predict bone status or to diagnose osteopenia or osteoporosis. The aim of our study was to determine whether the measurement of physical performance predicts bone strength in community-dwelling postmenopausal Japanese women. Methods We measured speed of sound (SOS), weight bearing index (WBI), maximum or usual gait speed, step length of each gait, single leg balance time with or without eyes closed, and grip strength among 1,061 postmenopausal women (mean age ± standard deviation 68 ± 8 years). Results After adjustments for age and body mass index, SOS was associated with maximum or usual gait speed and with step length during maximum speed gait, but not with WBI, grip strength, single-leg balance time with or without eyes closed, or step-length time during usual gait speed. When subjects were divided into quartile groups based on WBI (a marker of lower extremity strength), significant associations between usual or maximum gait speed and SOS were found only in the lowest and second lowest groups (first and second quartiles). Finally, analysis of sensitivity and specificity at various cut-off points of maximum gait speed to predict decreased SOS showed relatively high specificity compared with the corresponding sensitivity among those with low gait speed. Conclusions Maximum gait speed together with WBI may be a useful and specific test to predict bone status in postmenopausal older women.


  • Previous studies on strike counts and performance in baseball Reviewed

    Takahiko SAKAZAKI, Yuta IEKI

    ( 51 )   201 - 206   2021.9

  • The number of credits required for graduation from a four-year university from the viewpoint of the history of university physical education Reviewed

    Takahiko SAKAZAKI

    ( 50 )   404 - 410   2020.10