Waseda Perspective: Lessons from Covid-19

Covid-19 has become a global pandemic, changing the way we live. As we learn to deal with and overcome challenges in this new normal, here at Waseda, researchers have been actively engaged in the issues and problems brought about by the coronavirus.

Find out more about research and commentaries on Covid-19 from our researchers.

Significance of a Human Rights-Based Approach to COVID-19 Response
Inequalities and discrimination within society are exacerbated in the case of emergencies such as epidemics and disasters. Viruses and disasters themselves do not discriminate, but their impact on people and society do.
Professor Tokuko Munesue, Faculty of Social Sciences
Online Learning: From Substitute for in-Person Classes to Platform for Inquiry
Online classes as an expansion of learning opportunity.
Associate Professor Shigeto Ozawa, Faculty of Human Sciences
Development of Disposable Balloon to Protect Aerosol Leakage of Covid-19
Facing the pandemic crisis, doctors have asked us to develop effective devices and equipment for protection against infection.
Professor Shinjiro Umezu, Faculty of Science and Engineering
Covid-19 Pandemic and Dystopia
As in China, we also can’t give up the convenience afforded to society by digital technology. Wuhan under lockdown has shown us the frightening dystopia which that can cause.
Professor Toshiyasu Ogawa, Faculty of Commerce
Psychology of Attention to Covid-19 in Society
This piece is a psychological examination of how people look at this disease, or of the social attention to Covid-19, based on my previous research. It also includes my opinions on risk communication going forward.
Professor Kazuhisa Takemura, Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Coming Home From the United Kingdom Under COVID-19
This piece will be a brief analysis of experiences and the characteristics of the UK government’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Professor Takaharu Kohara, Faculty of Political Science & Economics
Education Practice in the Post-Corona Era
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, creativity on the frontlines is allowing educational activities to restart and even break new ground.
Professor Yoshiichi Oizumi, Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences
We Need To Be Asking “Why?” More Than Ever Today
All of us involved in sports are called more than ever to question why we do sports, and to earn goodwill in society.
Professor Norikazu Hirose, Faculty of Sport Sciences
The Corona Pandemic as Opportunity To Consider Telework as a Right
This column will examine the right to telework through the example in my specialty of Italian legislation.
Professor Masatoshi Ooki, Waseda University School of Law
The "New Normal” of the Feminist Movement in Indonesia
This column explores, through the example of Indonesian feminism, the “new normal” created by webinars.
Professor Ken Miichi, Waseda University Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies

Opinion related to Covid-19

Policies To Prevent Infection of SARS-CoV-2 and Spread of COVID-19 cases
I spent time in Vietnam in December 2019 and February 2020, in Thailand in January 2020, and in Belgium in March 2020. Although my purpose was not directly related, I was able to observe and experience some COVID-19-related developments in those three countries.
Professor Yasushi Katsuma, Faculty of International Research and Education
Building Teams To Succeed With Remote Work
In a remote work situation, leaders must create a team environment in which staff can make judgments and proceed with their work.
Toshio Murase, Associate Professor, Faculty of Commerce
U.S. Fiscal Deficits: Public Interest and the Pandemic’s Influence
The pandemic will end eventually, but the historic deficits will remain. Will we see a revival of debates over fiscal discipline?
Mieko Nakabayashi, Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

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