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.

Will cities become more virtual due to COVID-19 led migration?

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has reportedly triggered an outflow of population from Tokyo to other prefectures. Looking at the data, howev ...

Does behavioral economics make people free, or does it make us dependent?

We have recently started hearing the term “behavioral economics”. Behavioral economics became widely known when its original proponent, Rich ...

Visualization of secure and comfort by building simulation

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic increased interest in indoor ventilation. Actually, in building design, ventilation has been considered mainl ...

A drug that works on your body is a drug that works on proteins

In many countries, a COVID-19 vaccine is being developed in order to end the pandemic. Molecular dynamics simulations of proteins could be u ...

What do people want to gain from exchanging personal information?

Countries have started to proactively make use of personal information as a measure against COVID-19. Also, in Japan, a system to utilize pe ...

Our new life shifting to a decarbonized society

Countries across the world, including Japan, are currently making various efforts to curb global warming. Building a decarbonized society is ...

Media literacy can be a matter of life and death

Media literacy is often thought of as the ability to judge the authenticity of information. However, in modern society, just being able to d ...

COVID-19 could be a historic turning point in urban policy

The novel coronavirus pandemic in 2020 provided us with opportunities to reconsider how society should be. One of them is the issue of commu ...

Data analysis is not a conclusion for data scientists

Data science has been attracting a lot of attention in recent years. This is because effective utilization of data is required to solve prob ...