Society/Life

Local governments’ attitude of responding to “the present” and creating “the futu ...

Tokyo outstrips New York or London or even Sweden in terms of budget scale. The draft budget of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) amou ...

The mystery of wanting to distinguish between male and female

These days, we increasingly more often come across expressions like LGBT and gender identity disorder in the media. Although it seems as if ...

Who will be affected by counterfeits infringing intellectual property?

In recent years, intellectual property issues including piracy have come under focus, and various policies including legal revisions have be ...

Wishes appropriate for the new era contained in the name “Reiwa,” which was drawn ...

Japan entered the Reiwa era on May 1, 2019. Since its announcement, the new era name has been favorably accepted for the most part, and has ...

Will humans become free from metabolic syndrome and allergic diseases?

Allergic diseases and metabolic syndrome have become major health issues that human society needs to address. As a possible solution, resear ...

Re-realization in the first year of Reiwa – The Japanese like Gengo

With the accession of the new emperor, the Gengo, or, the Japanese era name, changed to “Reiwa” on May 1, 2019. During the process of transi ...

Gene recombination’s pursuit of immediate profits is what we are anxious about

Gene recombination and genome editing have been covered more often by the media recently. While the pros and cons of such technologies are s ...

The diversity and sustainability of farming villages in Japan as seen from the “edge”

The Basic Act on the Promotion of Urban Agriculture was established in 2015. With the establishment of the Act, not only has urban agricultu ...

Buzzwords Awards reveal tough flexibility of the Japanese language

At the end of every year, buzzwords, new words, and kanji of the year are selected, which people pay keen attention to and talk about. These ...