International

Issue of politics, religion, and discrimination behind the abortion debate in the U.S.

In June 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (the Dobbs decision), invalidated Roe v. Wade decision ...

What is the strategy of a Cold War deterring challenges to the global order?

In the middle of the prolonged war in Ukraine, President Zelensky visited Hiroshima in May 2023 and met with world leaders. In the meantime, ...

The Olympics and its transformation of cities – from the planning in London, Tokyo, and Paris

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games were full of excitement from the medal rush by Japanese athletes. However, we do not reflect so ...

What Japan’s immigration policy left out

The Japanese government is taking steps to accept human resources from abroad and relax their residency status. A continued increase in the ...

Japanese cuisine (washoku) could be the key to solving the food problem!?

Zero hunger is one of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). In other words, people around the world are working together to eliminate hu ...

What we can see from French parliamentary history

The way of democracy seems considerably different between France and Japan. For example in France demonstrations are staged almost every day ...

Can Japan learn from the policy of the happiest country in the world?

Finland, which had not received much attention from Japan, has been receiving more attention recently. One of the underlying reasons for tha ...

Mexico: Wavering between the Global North and the Global South

Mexico, the country of sun. More than 1,300 Japanese companies are advancing into the country, and it is receiving attention as a great prod ...

“Does my belly belong to society?”: politics over artificial abortion

In July 2022, in Germany, Section 219a of the Criminal Code, which prescribes the penalty against advertisement of artificial abortion (here ...