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Latest Articles

The imminent need to transform public spaces is a big opportunity to enrich cities

Technological development and the COVID-19 pandemic have greatly changed the shape of cities. Public spaces, in particular, are attracting m ...

Prospects for fan culture and intellectual property law: game commentary, character cakes, and cosplay

There have been a series of cases where individuals have been arrested for secondary use of content from movies, anime, and games without pe ...

Introduced on Nature “research highlight”, “Bitter taste receptors are even older than scientists thought” by Dr. ITOIGAWA, Senior Assistant Prof. TODA and Prof. ISHIMARU group at the School of Agriculture

Taste is a sense that detects information about nutrients and toxins in foods. Of the five basic taste qualities, bitterness is associated w ...

What is the new business of regional financial institutions since COVID-19?

Regional banks and Shinkin banks are in a difficult situation because of the accelerated profitability drop due to the low interest rate pol ...

New video “Algae,” the Key to Creating a Decarbonized New Era is released at “Incredible Senseis at Meiji University,” a video series showcasing Meiji’s world-class research

Meiji University creates a series of promotional videos, “Incredible Senseis at Meiji University,” and a landing page to tell the world abou ...

Michi-no-Eki (Roadside Station) has the potential to become the stronghold for regional revitalization

In the regions facing challenges such as a declining population, aging, and fading local industries, Michi-no-Eki (Roadside Stations) starte ...

Featured Videos

Investment: An Important Financial Asset for Retirement –by NUMATA Yuko

A Closer Look at the Urban Impacts of the Tokyo Olympics –by ARAMATA Miyo

Intestinal Bacteria: Enabling Healthy Lives for People and Pets–by ASANUMA Narito

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

Featured Articles

Tasting is believing! FUJIMORI Shingo experiences something Surprising at the forefront of taste media

The ability to record and play back your own voice began with the phonograph, which was invented by Thomas Edison, and is now taken for granted. So, can something like this be done with food and drink? The first to make this kind of phenomenon a reality was Professor MIYASHITA Homei of Meiji University.

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.