Society/Life

What makes music fascinating and interesting is the plurality of its forms

Today, with the development of compact players, ICT, AI, and other technologies, we live in a world where music is always around us. We coul ...

COVID-19 and Civility

Civility is a term for civil and respectful behavior. To prevent politicians and administrators from surmising someone’s intent and falsifyi ...

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 ...

What we need to do in order to make use of unconstitutional rulings

In recent years, there has been an increasing number of cases in which courts have ruled the law unconstitutional. In other words, the laws ...

Local Communities in the Era of COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 has been difficult to stop. The total number of infected persons is over 150 million (at the beginning of May 2021) i ...

Thinking about human-to-human communication through human-machine interactions

It has been said that the 2020 coronavirus pandemic has significantly changed the way we communicate. This may continue even after the coron ...

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 ...