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Building Stronger Multidisciplinary Cooperation Toward Preventing Child Abuse

Miyuki Nakagawa
Specially Appointed Professor and Public Prosecutor, Chuo Law Schoola

According to press reports, child consultation centers across Japan handled more than 120,000 cases of child abuse in 2016 (preliminary figures). Since the study was launched in 1990, the figures have continuously increased, reaching record numbers every year. According to the 2017 White Paper on Crime, there were 1,041 arrests related to child abuse, about 3.5 times the figure recorded in 2007, with a considerable rise in the number of violent incidents.

(Aug. 23)

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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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Research on Alluvium/Crustal Movement on the Sanriku Coast—Working to Clarify the Cycle of Megathrust Earthquakes

Yuichi Niwa
Research Associate, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University

At the time of the Tohoku-oki Earthquake of 2011, a maximum subsidence of slightly more than one meter occurred on the Sanriku Coast, an area along the Pacific Coast of the Tohoku region. Geodetic records show that this area had trends of subsidence for several decades to 100 years prior to 2011.

(Sep. 6)

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Focusing on Hypersensitivity

Akira Midorikawa
Professor, Faculty of Letters, Chuo University

As mentioned in the definition[i], dementia is a brain disease causing gradual decrease in higher functions of the brain such as memory, thought, and recognition.
Though dementia has been depicted in novels and films for a long time, all of the characters in these works view the possibility of suffering from dementia as something to be abhorred and feared.
Unfortunately, even with advances in modern medicine and technology, we are still unable to treat dementia.

(Aug. 23)

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As a lawyer Who, Instead of Settling Disputes, Prevents Disputes
—Aiming for No Inheritance Troubles

Atsushi Iseda
Lawyer and Certified Public Accountant

Before becoming a lawyer, I served as a certified public accountant mainly in charge of accounting audit.My career seems to be privileged, as I passed the exam for certified public accountants at the youngest age when I was a university student, and joined a leading audit firm. However, I was fretting over my future career.

(Sep. 20)

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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 Summer Issue
Student journalists report on the students’ take of Chuo University

[Global Human Resources Development]
The Story of a Single Bankbook that Connected Japan and Denmark
Chuo University Global Studies



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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