Society/Life

What! Does that constitute a copyright infringement?

Copyright is said to be a legal issue relatively easy to understand for the general public. For example, everyone considers it illegal to up ...

Wisdom to create a sustainable environment lies in traditional wisdom

Since modern times, we have promoted urban development and infrastructure development based on the idea of controlling nature. However, in r ...

A society where people can live with security

In this column, I would like to describe how we view the current situation from the perspective of researchers specializing in social securi ...

Let’s think about what it means that the landscape changes

The communities and streets of cities change with the times. It can make our lives more convenient and more fun, or it can become the identi ...

Agriculture is the last frontier; it’s the vertical farm (plant factory) that will open it up!?

Vertical farms have been attracting considerable attention recently. It is said that vertical farms themselves have been researched for abou ...

The law is made from a “narrative”!?

The concept of equality for all is taken for granted these days. On the other hand, everyone has different abilities, knowledge and experien ...

Unlocking the consumer from captive business models

In recent years, regulations on the activities of digital platform providers have tightened, mainly in the EU. The activities of platform pr ...

What is necessary to sustain the biodiversity of Satoyama?

We are seeing more trees suffering from disease in recent years. A tree disease called Japanese oak wilt has recently spread in the Tokyo me ...

The basis of the tax system is to maintain a sense of fairness

Reform and revision of the tax system have always been discussed and implemented in any era. This is done to respond to various changes in s ...