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Is Populism a Threat to Democracy?

Mitsuo Koga
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Chuo University

In recent years, a political ideology called populism is growing in popularity around the world. Politicians representing this trend include Donald Trump, the President of the United States, and Marine Le Pen, the President of the National Rally political party of France. In attempts to identify what is causing this trend, the accumulation of research into populism has rapidly increased, and new theories are being presented on a daily basis.

(May. 16)

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Students Living Alone for the First Time and Local Elections

Yuzo Nakanishi
Professor Emeritus, Chuo University

This is a message of caution for students who have left home to live alone in Tokyo or in the neighboring prefectures to pursue higher education. On June 19, 2016, the voting age was lowered to 18. This means that university freshmen now have the right to vote. However, in order to exercise your right, your name needs to be on the voter registration list prepared by the municipality in which you reside.

(Apr. 25)

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Memories of Natural Disasters Unraveled by Studying History

Kohei Nishikawa
Associate Professor, Faculty of Letters, Chuo University

As the Heisei Period draws to a close, we have more opportunities to reflect on the era through projects by the mass media. Although the Heisei Period will be remembered in infinitely different ways depending on each individual, it was certainly an era in which the natural environment underwent changes on a global scale.

(May. 9)

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Determining an Algorithm for Compliance Aimed at Increasing Corporate Value

Shinichiro Toyama
Professor, Chuo Law School, Member of Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association

Corporations seem totally exhausted by compliance regulations for preventing scandals.Creating detailed rules at workplaces, receiving approvals at meetings, performing routine work that consists of documentation and keeping minutes of meetings, checking to ensure that documents have been prepared properly, requiring employees to attend compliance meetings…it never seems to end.

(Apr. 11)

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Working as an Attorney at Tochigi City Government

Masako Nagamori

After graduating from university, I had always worked in the real estate industry. During that time, I experienced turbulent economic times such as the collapse of the Japanese economic bubble and the Bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. When my employer went bankrupt, I decided to get certified as an attorney and enrolled at the Chuo Law School. Even after becoming an attorney, I worked for a while as an in-house attorney at a real estate company in the middle of Tokyo, handling buildings and funds. I find the real estate business extremely interesting.

(May. 23)

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How Can We Measure Learning Ability?
—Analysis of a Competency Self-Assessment Questionnaire—

Yu Saito
Teacher, Department of Japanese Linguistics, Chuo University Junior and Senior High School
Yoko Neha
Instructor, Department of Information, Chuo University Junior and Senior High School

After Chuo University Junior and Senior High School (hereinafter, “Chufu”) was designated as a Super Science High School (hereinafter, “SSH”) in the 2018 academic year, we decided to develop a competency based evaluation system.

(Mar. 22)

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Newest Edition 2018 Winter Issue
Student journalists report on the students’ take of Chuo University

[Global Human Resources Development]
International Exchange Takes Students to Hakone and Kamakura
“Why do Japanese people put their hands together in prayer at shrines?”



The school's history and motto have been passed on to graduates and students alike. Here is a visualization of Chuo University in the future.

Core Energy
Launching Chuo University's Knowledge into Action to the rest of the world, like an infinity of sparkling stars scattered throughout space.


Special Program

The Making of the Movie Kirakira Megane

Roundtable with Joban Kosan Chairman and Executive Director Kazuhiko Saito and Class of 2014 Graduates Reflecting the path to recovery and post-quake Tohoku

Round Table Talk
Legacy of a Great Philosopher ──His Way of Living and Attitude towards Research


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