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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

Japanese cuisine (washoku) could be the key to solving the food problem!?

Zero hunger is one of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). In other words, people around the world are working together to eliminate hu ...

Achieving a happy life for people and their pets using intestinal bacteria

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the amount of time people spend at home has increased over the past few years, which has led to an increasin ...

Can the economy grow in Japan where the population continues to decline?

Japan is currently experiencing rapid depopulation. The population decreased by about 560,000 between October 2021 and October 2022. This nu ...

Root of the Problem: Exploring Host-Parasite interactions in Plants

Root parasitic plants, such as Striga and Orobanche, parasitize the roots of other plants, including important crops, such as rice, sorghum, ...

Can people be happy if they pursue convenience and efficiency?

I think many people believe that outdoor education is meaningful. However, we notice that it is difficult to answer deeper questions such as ...

New power networks needed to increase renewable energy

In recent years, in the field of electric power engineering, next-generation power networks have been actively discussed. It was triggered b ...

Featured Videos

Root of the Problem: Exploring Host-Parasite interactions in Plants –by SETO Yoshiya

Vibration Control Using Fictitious Weight and Machine Learning –by MATSUOKA Taichi

Improving Fiscal Democracy in Japan: Tax Lessons from Denmark–by KURACHI Shintaro

How Globalization Affects Manufacturing Organizations and Employment Practices –by SUMI Atsushi

Protecting the Pacific Saury: Need for Effective Fishery Regulations –by SATO Chie

The Museum: A Place Full of Discovery and Wonder –by INOUE Yuka

Simulation Technology for Better Environmental Quality in Buildings –by HIYAMA Kyosuke

Magnetic Heat Pumps: A Greener Cooling/Heating System –by KAWANAMI Tsuyoshi

Japan: A Society with an Excessive Residential Supply -by NOZAWA Chie

Unearthing the Hidden Potential of Nematodes: These Extremophiles Could Help Solve Many of Our Problems -by SHINYA Ryoji

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.