Society/Life

Transitions accelerated by the spread of COVID-19

About transition studies I have been focusing on “transition” as a study of policy processes. In the Japanese language, it is sometimes tran ...

COVID-19 and Environmental Issues – Climate Change and Others

Effects of COVID-19 on climate change issues As you know, efforts to control COVID-19 are trade-offs with economic activities. Due to reduce ...

What is needed to make renewable energy a common resource

Recently, in order to achieve a zero-CO₂ emissions society by 2050, the target to increase the renewable energy ratio from the current 15% t ...

Decision-making and Policy – From the viewpoint of economics

Here, let us think about decision-making in policy decisions from the viewpoint of economics.

Social Security and Administrative Governance after COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has passed through the first wave (peaking in late April 2020), the second wave (peaking in early August 2020), and th ...

Japanese society is facing a crisis: not an aging society with a declining birthr ...

It is often reported that Japan is facing a rapidly aging society with a low birth rate. It is also said that if this situation continues, t ...

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 ...

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 ...