The Great East Japan Earthquake
Weekly Opinion

Preserving the Remains in Areas Struck by the Tsunami
-Applying the Aftermath of the Tragedy to Disaster Education and Enlightenment

Hideo Takagi
Professor of the Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences, Waseda University

The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake recorded a moment magnitude (Mw) 9.0—fourth largest in recorded history—caused a major tsunami caused disaster that strikes only once every few hundred years. [More...]

(May. 9)


Fine Arts

Nature in Japanese Art after the Experience of the Earthquake

Keiko Sakagami
Professor, Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University (School of Culture, Media and Society)

Due to the earthquake, this year many annual events and spectacular exhibitions that are timed to coincide with the blooming cheery blossoms have been cancelled or delayed.[More...]

(Apr. 22)


Knowledge Co-Creation – Profiles of researchers

Seeking to create revolutionary materials technology through a long-term vision and daily effort

Taishi Takenobu
Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University

In order to produce advance results in the field of material physics, I place emphasis on two points. The first point is to do things differently from past conventions. The second point is to skillfully use the outstanding qualities possessed by materials. [More...]

(May. 10)

Waseda research zone – latest news on project research

Conducting concentrated humanities research of “Buddhism” as a civilization that swept through East Asia

When asked to mention a strong field of educational research at Waseda University, one keyword that will come up, regardless if people are from inside or outside of the university, is “Asia.” [More...]

(Apr. 5)


Exhibition: “100 Years in Antarctica”

Mr. Kiyotaka Ishifune
Curator of the Shirase Antarctic Expedition Memorial Museum

100 years ago, on November 29th, 1910, the Shirase Japanese Antarctic Expedition departed from Tokyo’s Shibaura harbor in Kainan-Maru, an Antarctic exploratory ship weighing only 204 tons. The expedition consisted of leader Nobu Shirase and 26 crewmembers. [More...]

(Apr. 27)