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


Is Investing in Safe Assets Safe?

Koichi Ando
Professor, Faculty of Law, Chuo University
Areas of Specialization: Economics and Finance Theory

Koichi AndoAs our society ages, I think more and more people wish that they could steadily increase the value of the assets they possess and create a future for themselves in which they can live with peace of mind.  [ More ]

(Apr. 20)


Education course

On Learning a Second Language, Acquiring a Heritage Language, and Becoming Bilingual

Makiko Hirakawa
Professor, Faculty of Letters, Chuo University
Areas of Specialization: Linguistics, First/Second Language Acquisition, English Language Education

Makiko HirakawaThe number of children on the planet being raised bilingual is thought to be about the same as the number of children being raised monolingual. Investigating the language abilities of people who speak two or more languages is sure to contribute to our understanding about the possibilities and the limits of language acquisition among human beings.  [ More ]

(Apr. 13)

Education course

Hina Dolls Surrounded by Ukiyo-e Art and Ukiyo-e Art Protected by Hina Dolls

Toshiyuki Suzuki
Professor, Faculty of Letters, Chuo University
Area of Specialization: Early Modern Japanese Literature

Manabu TsuzukiIt has been more than 20 years since I started visiting the town of Ojiya, which was once part of ancient Echigo Province. I have had a long relationship with the area. For a three-day period starting from March 3rd of this year, I visited the town in order to conduct survey.  [ More ]

(Mar. 30)


Do educators have pre-established knowledge?

Junichi Nakamoto
Specially Appointed Professor, Faculty of Letters, Chuo University
Areas of Specialization: Theory of School Education, Theory of Teacher Training, Theory of Social Studies Education

Junichi NakamotoIn 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. [ More ]

(Apr. 7)


Encounters and Discoveries
—Through My Work as a Public Prosecutor

Kosuke Kajimoto
Public Prosecutor
Matsumoto Branch & Suwa Branch, Nagano District Public Prosecutors Office

Norihisa YamazakiI became a public prosecutor in December 2010. Although I have only just begun my seventh year in this profession, I have worked at public prosecutors offices in four different districts: Osaka, Toyama, Tokyo (Head Office and Tachikawa Branch), and Nagano (Matsumoto Branch and Suwa Branch).  [ More ]

(Apr. 6)