The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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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.

Decentralization and local governments/regions in the post-corona era

Decentralization has been promoted in Japan since the late 1990s. On the other hand, the move toward centralization of power as a countermea ...

Literary works depicting infectious diseases resonate with us today

The COVID-19 pandemic that began in 2020 often revealed aspects of our society and ourselves that were different from what we had previously ...

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 ...

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 ...

Decide what our company should be for ourselves – Brand Purpose

Modern society is unstable and complicated, has many vague parts, and has become a society in which unexpected things happen suddenly. In su ...

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 ...

A new form of “solitary space” emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of “ohitori-sama (one person)” products has increased, and they are attracting attention. However ...

When you look at the pandemic in terms of human history and politics, what you se ...

It is said that it is necessary to look not only from a medical point of view but also from a social point of view in order to consider the ...