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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

“Is blackmail a free transaction?” A common-sense-defying question advances commo ...

In recent years, stern eyes have been cast at coercion and compulsion using disparity in position such as workplace bullying or sexual haras ...

Can Kabuki based on manga create new entertainment beyond manga?

The COVID-19 pandemic, which started in 2020, has generated a situation, which prevents us from doing what we had been taking for granted. E ...

How did Japanese people overcome the pandemic that occurred at the end of the Edo ...

There is a saying that history repeats itself. Although it is not exactly the same, when looking back on history, we understand that humanki ...

What is Russian culture in the context of the invasion of Ukraine?

Since Russia launched its military invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Western nations have imposed various forms of sanctions on Russ ...

Finding new functional substances for good health and longevity

People have always been highly interested in healthy foods. In recent years, once some healthy foods are featured in the mass media, the foo ...

Is targeted advertising necessary?

While you are using the Internet, you might notice that different advertisements are displayed depending on the user even on the same page. ...

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Featured Articles

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.