Society/Life

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 ...

Achieving a happy life for people and their pets using intestinal bacteria

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the amount of time people spend at home has increased over the past few years, which has led to an increasin ...

Can the economy grow in Japan where the population continues to decline?

Japan is currently experiencing rapid depopulation. The population decreased by about 560,000 between October 2021 and October 2022. This nu ...

Root of the Problem: Exploring Host-Parasite interactions in Plants

Root parasitic plants, such as Striga and Orobanche, parasitize the roots of other plants, including important crops, such as rice, sorghum, ...

New power networks needed to increase renewable energy

In recent years, in the field of electric power engineering, next-generation power networks have been actively discussed. It was triggered b ...

May evidence obtained by the Police be inadmissible?

Have you ever heard of the term “exclusionary rule”? This means that evidence that an investigation agency such as the police obtains throug ...

Social progress can be seen through the history of cinema

With various social issues, such as the pandemic, war, and poverty, requiring solutions, useful practical science is currently valued in the ...

Ensuring a Sustainable Society that Coexists with Earthquakes

Japan is one of the most earthquake-prone countries in the world. In fact, we have experienced a series of major earthquakes in recent years ...

Won’t Japan’s current system eliminate wrongful convictions!?

The Hakamada case, a robbery, murder, and arson case in 1966, resulted in a death sentence in 1980. In December 2020, the Supreme Court reve ...