Society/Life

No simple “yes” or “no” answer for livestock welfare issues

In recent years, animal welfare has started to draw attention in Japan. However, the current situation does not look like there have been en ...

“Is blackmail a free transaction?” A common-sense-defying question advances common sense

In recent years, stern eyes have been cast at coercion and compulsion using disparity in position such as workplace bullying or sexual haras ...

Can Kabuki based on manga create new entertainment beyond manga?

The COVID-19 pandemic, which started in 2020, has generated a situation, which prevents us from doing what we had been taking for granted. E ...

How did Japanese people overcome the pandemic that occurred at the end of the Edo period?

There is a saying that history repeats itself. Although it is not exactly the same, when looking back on history, we understand that humanki ...

Nuclear power issues are not just limited to energy matters

Since the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in 2011, people from various sectors have expressed their opinions on energy issues ...

Mokuchin (Wooden rental) apartments provide hints for building a future society

The number of wooden rental apartments built in large numbers in urban areas after the war has decreased since the 1980s because of the prog ...

What is the “evaluation” necessary to become a sustainable society?

I do not think people have a very good image of being evaluated. However, the evaluation theory developed in the United States is not just a ...

The local producer in Kumamoto Prefecture is also a victim of the problem of asari clams mislabeled as produced in Kumamoto Prefecture!?

There is no end to fraudulent claims about origin of agricultural and fishery products. Just recently, asari clams disguised as ones from Ku ...

Do we just have to give up what the Government does not do for us?

With respect to the nuclear accident that accompanied the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, residents affected by the accident have claim ...