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Toward 2050: Hospitals of the Future – The Role of Art

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The streamlining of medical treatment has advanced with the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Now in the midst of fear of over-run hospitals, implementing more efficient medical care will lead to more people being saved. However, to truly save patients efficiently, it is necessary to do some things which, at first sight, are not efficient.

Why the Color Purple?

Eureka FOONG

You might be asking: why use the color purple to highlight IWD events, instead of pink or red, which have had more mainstream associations with women in recent years? This International Women’s Day, we stand in solidarit…

Learning from the past? Long-term socio-ecological trajectories towards and beyond planetary boundaries

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Author: Felix Riede
Already long before the emergence of our own species Homo sapiens did humans modify their environment. As significant as they were for those early humans, such modifications were initially of strictly local and ephemeral character. With the advent of fire control and ever-more sophisticated technologies, however, such modifications were beginning to impact other species.

Ethnographies of Life and Work: Researcher Series Ep. 1


“Sustainability is not about continuing the same thing.” For Episode 1 of the new series, “Ethnographies of Life and Work: Researchers,” we invited Dr MINO Takashi, Project Professor at the Tokyo College.

Japan’s migrants are not allowed to go ‘home’

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In Japan, COVID-19 shifted the meaning of ‘home’ overnight with devastating effects on the transnational lives of migrants.
2019 was a special year in the history of migration in Japan recording the highest number of both foreign residents in Japan and Japanese residents overseas since 1968. Yet, COVID-19 disrupted this flow…

Future Earth – addressing Planetary Boundaries from Japan

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Authors: Dr. KASUGA Fumiko, TANI Junya
The crisis of the global environment is not just limited to warming, and warming cannot be prevented by energy conversion alone. For the sustainable development of human society, it is essential to maintain the stability and resilience of the entire global system…

Love, coffee and word associations


When you smell coffee, what picture appears in your mind? What do you feel? What time of the day do you imagine? Distinctive smells like the smell of coffee tend to trigger strong associations. In the same way as the sme…