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Switching Careers from a Bank Clerk to a Lawyer

Makoto Uehara
Attorney, Uehara Makoto Law Office

Seventeen years have passed since submission of the Recommendations of the Justice System Reform Council(hereinafter referred to as "Recommendations"). These Recommendations served as the basis for reforming our country's justice system and led to the introduction of the lay judge system. In addition, it has been almost 14 years since law schools were established as the core pillar for organizing a system to nurture the legal profession as a “process”, as stipulated in the Recommendations.

(Jul. 5)

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“Free” as a Business Model

Toshiya Jitsuzumi
Professor, Faculty of Policy Studies, Chuo University

The value of free content is high for consumers. There is a significant gap in demand between a service that is offered for one penny and a service that is offered for free. This is known as the "penny gap." Because of this, there are numerous services today that are offered for free. Internet giants that dominate the global market, such as GAFA (acronym for Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon), have used the “free” business model as a means of expanding their market share.

(Jun. 7)

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Rocket Fuel through Peristaltic Movement Focusing on the Large Intestine
―Startup company SoLARIS from Chuo University: Challenge toward Commercialization―

Taro Nakamura
Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University

Chuo University and JAXA have developed the world’s first equipment to continuously generate solid rocket propellant (fuel). The partnership succeeded in combustion experiments for the generated propellant. On March 16, 2018, a press conference was held to discuss development details of the equipment. The equipment was realized by using creative technology called a peristaltic pump.

(Jul. 26)

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Staircase to Adulthood
-Consideration to the Issue of the Lowering of Age of Majority (Article 4 of the Civil Code)-

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

As requested on June 7, 2018, I have provided my referential opinion about the bill that amends part of the Civil Code (Act No. 55 presented by the Cabinet) proposed in the 196th Plenary Session of the Diet, House of Councillors Committee on Judicial Affairs (Chairman Hirotaka Ishikawa).
So, I would like to present the summary of my opinion.

(Jul. 19)

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Coming into My Own as a Female Lawyer—
Life as a Small-town Lawyer at the Kumagaya Branch

Aoi Namaizawa

“I’m so glad that I chose you as my lawyer.”
“I really appreciate all of your kindness.”
Words which support me all come from my clients or defendants. There aren’t many professions which receive such frank expressions of gratitude. Even today, my work as a lawyer gives me a strong sense of happiness.

(Jun. 21)

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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 Early SpringIssue
Student journalists report on the students’ take of Chuo University

[Global Human Resources Development]
I have a dream
Someday, Kusayakyu will bring the world together



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

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

[Conversation] Shunichi Doba & Takeshi Usami
Modern times as seen in novels and TV dramas


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