Weekly Opinion
Jun-ichi Konuma

Sleep and Developmental Disabilities during Adolescence

Sunao Uchida
Professor, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University

I have taught at the Faculty of Sport Sciences since 2003, and because I am psychiatrist, not only have I dedicated myself to educating students but I have also looked after the students’ mental health. [More...]

(Apr. 10)


Fine Arts

Gustave Courbet in 21st-Century France and Japan

Yoko Kitamura
Professor of the School of Culture, Media and Society, Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University

Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) was a French painter involved in the 19th-century realism movement. His famous works A Burial at Ornans and The Painter’s Studio are large paintings with a height of 3 meters and a width of 7 meters. Both of these works provoked severe criticism when they were first revealed. Even now, the “lack of common sense” in these works can be felt when viewing the actual paintings at the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, a museum which held a large-scale replacement of exhibitions in 2011. [More...]

(Aug. 9)


Knowledge Co-Creation - Profiles of researchers

Pushing Back the Frontiers of Sports Science with State-of-the-Art Technologies in Molecular and Cellular Biology

Takayuki Akimoto
Professor, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University

How to lead a long, healthy life is a common concern in Japan’s super-aged society. Unfortunately, research on healthy living is not as advanced as that conducted for treatment of diseases. The health benefits of exercise are considered obvious, but their molecular mechanisms are little understood at present. Exercise triggers many reactions in our bodies. [More...]

(Feb. 14)

Waseda research zone - latest news on project research

Establishing a Measure for Assessing Health Effects of Chemicals on the Brain and Mind

Modern economic growth has utilized various kinds of chemicals in large amounts in order to build an affluent society. While chemicals, in the first place, are developed to enrich people’s lives, many of them have harmful effects on people and the environment. [More...]

(Mar. 14)


Waseda during the Occupied Era 1945–1952: Groping toward Rebirth—Looking Back on the History of Waseda in Occupied Japan

Kyohei Sagawa
Assistant, Waseda University Archives

Japan accepted the Potsdam Declaration and agreed to unconditional surrender when the Asia-Pacific War officially ended on August 15, 1945. Afterwards, the country was occupied by the General Headquarters (GHQ), the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, until the enactment of the San Francisco Peace Treaty on April 28, 1952. [More...]

(Mar. 22)