Xanat Vargas Meza

Research Fellow
Research Fellow
Field:Kansei Science, Media and Communications, Research Ethics
Uehiro Research Division for iPS Cell of Ethics Center for iPS Cell Research and Application(CiRA)

I examine public and medical staff attitudes and behaviors towards human tissue related biomedical research. By taking into account principles of consent and service design, it is planned to employ quantitative methods in social media and qualitative methods in workshops with interested parties.


・2006 BA Graphic Communication Design, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico
・2014 MA Media and Communication, Yeungnam University, South Korea
・2014 Research Intern, The IMC, Daegu, South Korea
・2019 PhD Kansei Sciences, University of Tsukuba
・2020 Assistant Professor, Department of International Industrial Engineering, National Institute of Technology (Ibaraki Kosen)
・2020 Assistant Professor, Research and Development Centre for Digital Nature, University of Tsukuba
・2022 Senior Researcher, Global Innovation Research Organization, Ritsumeikan University
・2023 Specially-Appointed Researcher, Kyoto University Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Biology
          Visiting Researcher, Uehiro Research Division for iPS Cell Ethics, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application

Research activities


  1. Vargas Meza Xanat, Hayashi-Simpliciano R. Shizuko, Yokoyama Takumi, Nishimura Chieko, Nishida Ryohei and Ochiai Yoichi. 2023. YouTube Itak: a description of Ainu-related videos. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications. 10(1): 1-15. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-023-02336-z.

  2. Vargas Meza Xanat, Shimojo Shigen, Hayashi Yugo. 2023. Semantic Network Analysis of a Learning Task Among Japanese Students of Psychology. In: Takada, H., Marutschke, D.M., Alvarez, C., Inoue, T., Hayashi, Y., Hernandez-Leo, D. (eds.) Collaboration Technologies and Social Computing. CollabTech 2023. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 14199. Springer, Cham. DOI:10.1007/978-3-031-42141-9_13.

  3. Vargas Meza Xanat, Park Han Woo. 2023. Information circulation among Spanish-speaking and Caribbean communities related to COVID-19: A social media-based multidimensional analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research. DOI:10.2196/42669.

  4. Vargas Meza Xanat, Koyama Shinichi. 2022. A Social Media Network Analysis of Trypophobia Communication. Nature Scientific Reports. 12:21163. DOI:10.1038/s41598-022-25301-3.

  5. Li Jingjing, Yang Ye, Zhang Zhexin, Yoshida Nozomu, Vargas Meza Xanat, Ochiai Yoichi. 2022. Psychological Distance and User Engagement in Online Exhibitions: Visualization of Moiré Patterns based on Electroencephalography Signals. Frontiers in Psychology. pp.1-15. DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2022.954803.

  6. Murakami Takahito, Torii Maya Grace, Vargas Meza Xanat, Ochiai Yoichi. 2022. Kuchibashi: 3D-Printed Tweezers Bioinspired by the New Caledonian Crow’s Beak. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2022 Posters. pp.1-2. DOI:10.1145/3532719.3543254.