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Getting Hits in Overseas Research Surveys
—Amassing Contributions to Overseas Academia

Nanao Hayasaka
Professor Emeritus, Chuo University

My overseas research surveys consisted of visiting two or three cities in German-speaking European countries for about 10 days to two weeks, and conducting surveys and collecting materials. I usually went at the beginning of September during summer vacation, so I didn't need to hold any supplementary lectures. If you teach life science, you might go to South America to look for fossils, and if you teach sociology, you might conduct fieldworks in a given region.

(Feb. 28)

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The World of Omocha-e

Manabu Tsuzuki
Professor, Faculty of Letters, Chuo University

The three most well-known categories of ukiyo-e (woodblock prints) are yakusha-e (prints of kabuki actors), bijin-ga (prints portraying beautiful women), and fukei-ga (prints depicting landscape scenery). They are often made into special-issue postage stamps. As I write this, I have in my hand a collection titled "Furusato Kitte: Edo Meisho to Iki no Ukiyo-e—Hiroshige, Utamaro, Sharaku no Ni," which roughly translates to "Hometown Postal Stamps: the Fine Ukiyo-e of Famous Places in Edo—Hiroshige, Utamaro, and Sharaku."

(Feb. 14)

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Reflecting on the Past Year as a Research Fellow (DC1) of JSPS
——Expectations for Students in the Doctoral Program

Rinako Someya
Graduate School of Letters, Chuo University

My research focuses on the parent-child relationship in families dealing with intellectual disability. In the 1970s, people suffering from systemic disabilities in Japan held protests aimed at independent living so that disabled individuals can live freely in their community. Today, many people with physical and systemic disabilities rent their own room in an apartment. They live while receiving home care from caregiver.

(Feb. 21)

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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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A Graduate of the Chuo University Correspondence Division Becomes a California Attorney

Kazumi Takahara
Staff member at the U.S. Navy Region Legal Service Office Japan (California-licensed Attorney)

My desire to work in a legal office on a U.S. military base was the reason why I pursued the bachelor of law degree in the Correspondence Division of the Chuo University Faculty of Law.

(Mar. 7)

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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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