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Transitions accelerated by the spread of COVID-19

About transition studies I have been focusing on “transition” as a study of policy processes. In the Japanese language, it is sometimes tran ...

Will cities become more virtual due to COVID-19 led migration?

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has reportedly triggered an outflow of population from Tokyo to other prefectures. Looking at the data, howev ...

COVID-19 and Environmental Issues – Climate Change and Others

Effects of COVID-19 on climate change issues As you know, efforts to control COVID-19 are trade-offs with economic activities. Due to reduce ...

Songbirds like it sweet: Songbird ancestors evolved a new way to taste sugar

Humans can easily identify sweet-tasting foods – and with pleasure. However, many carnivorous animals lack this ability, and whether birds, ...

What is needed to make renewable energy a common resource

Recently, in order to achieve a zero-CO₂ emissions society by 2050, the target to increase the renewable energy ratio from the current 15% t ...

Decision-making and Policy – From the viewpoint of economics

Here, let us think about decision-making in policy decisions from the viewpoint of economics.

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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be unpredictable. Meiji scholars have been considering the scientific, technical and medical challenges of the pandemic as well as its social, economic and legal implications.
Meiji University is applying its interdisciplinary expertise in the hopes of ensuring a recovery for all people and offering solutions that can benefit the world.

Consideration of COVID-19 Infection in Terms of Public Policy

The spread of the COVID-19 infection, which is a global crisis, is seriously affecting our lives. We need to cope with the global spread of new infectious diseases in the future too. So, it seems that the post-COVID-19 society will not be exactly the same as the society before COVID-19. People are advancing coexistence with COVID-19 and a new lifestyle. In this situation, the professors at the Graduate School of Governance Studies, who aim for the fusion of theory and practice, think about what our society is going to be in the future and what public policies should do, from their respective experts’ standpoints.