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Here you will find a variety of articles and analyses of contemporary issues that represent our professors’ specialized knowledge and original perspectives.

Latest Articles

What is preventing the closing of the gender gap?

In recent years, discrimination against women and gender stereotypes have been raised as significant social issues. However, in reality, the ...

The fun of literary walks

Walks around the streets have become quite popular, and among them, there seem to be many fans of literary walks, in which they visit scenes ...

Meiji University × Scientific American:“The Link Between Climate and Mongolia’s T ...

A drink made of fermented horse milk is a staple in the diet of Mongolian herders. Researchers are uncovering the science of its production ...

Coronavirus pandemic insights become valuable assets for society

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to grapple for decisions concerning economic policies because the structure of modern society is very d ...

(photo: JST) TODA Yasuka, Senior Assistant Professor of School of Agriculture, re ...

At the awards ceremony JST presented a trophy and certificate to each winner, and the Ashida Fund* offered one million yen as a supplementar ...

Have the functions of pawnshops been rediscovered during the pandemic!?

Although we often used to see pawnshops on the street, we do not see many of them these days. It is said that the use of pawnshops that help ...

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Featured Articles

Interview with the CEO of Volvo Car Japan:
Future of the Automotive Industry and the Importance of Branding

The automotive industry, which has been leading Japanese industry, is now undergoing a drastic change amid the surge of globalization. The Japanese automotive industry has led the world with its exceptional technology, but now it is facing a turning point that superior manufacturing technology alone is not enough to survive in the global market.

Let’s think about the realization of a smart society

At present, the aim is to realize a smart society utilizing digital technologies such as AI and IoT. To this end, however, we have come to understand that we have some familiar problems.
This series of three articles explains familiar problems and provides tips for thinking about the realization of a smart society in the future.

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.