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The Future of Japan: A Case for Abolishing Prefectures and Establishing States

Nobuo Sasaki
Professor Emeritus, Chuo University

The duty of the government is to design a framework of the nation that is appropriate for the age. Times have changed dramatically 150 years after the Meiji Restoration (1868). As Japan faces the problem of an all-out population decline, I believe it's time to seriously debate how to approach a new way of building our nation.

(Jan. 24)

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Social Entrepreneurship Toward the Sustainable Development Goals

Hiroki Nakamura
Associate Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Chuo University

Employment and job creation are essential for economic development. Entrepreneurs who help create jobs and the act of starting businesses play a major role in economic development. The economic perspective that views entrepreneurship and startup companies as the catalysts to economic development and economic growth is called the Schumpeterian view, derived from the name of economist Joseph Schumpeter.

(Dec. 20)

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Classical Japanese Books with Potential

Ryusei Matsunaga
Graduate School of Letters of Chuo University and Research Fellow (DC1) of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

I was fortunately selected as a research fellow (DC1) of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for fiscal 2018, mainly thanks to the support from people around me and the encounter with classical Japanese books.

Here, I would like to reflect on my experiences, hoping that future applicants for research fellow would read my article.

(Feb. 7)

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My Time at Graduate School: Past, Present and Future

Shuhei Iimura
Graduate Student in the Chuo University Graduate School of Letters and Research Fellow (DC1) of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

My long journey at university will come to an end in just a few months. Currently, I am in my third year in the Doctoral Program of the Chuo University Graduate School. I recently submitted my doctoral thesis. I am scheduled to receive my PhD in psychology in March of next year. By introducing my time at graduate school, I hope to convey a glimpse of the real life of graduate students today.

(Jan. 10)

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My Path from a Scientific Researcher to a Law Student and an Attorney

Takeshi Matsumura
Attorney at Law

Originally, I was conducting research on the seismic resistance of wood-based materials at a graduate school of the sciences. However, after leaving graduate school, I entered employment in the field of education.

(Jan. 31)

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Do educators have pre-established knowledge?

Junichi Nakamoto
Specially Appointed Professor, Faculty of Letters, Chuo University

In school and college education, educators are always mulling over how to instruct learners effectively. I have given this title as an essential question toward educators, and many scholars have discussed it. As I train teachers in this university, I would like to focus on this question by going back to the basics.
It would be my pleasure if there were any areas that readers could resonate over the discussion below.

(Apr. 7)

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

[Global Human Resources Development]
Introduction of the G-Square Cross-Cultural Exchange Lounge by International Students at Chuo University



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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