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 ...

The current position of AI in administrative law: From the aspects of regulation and utilization

There is a growing movement to use generative AI in government services. Some local governments, Yokosuka City, for example, have already in ...

Artificial photosynthesis leading to resolution of global energy/environmental problems

When considering environmental issues, we cannot ignore energy issues. Large quantities of CO2, which causes greenhouse gases, are released ...

Delay in developing legislation on LGBTQ and perspective of the Supreme Court

In February 2023, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida made a negative remark about the issue of the introduction of separate family names ...