Professor, Faculty of Law, Chuo University
Areas of Specialization: Constitutional Law
1. Freiburg and the normative power of the constitution
I am currently living in the southwestern region of the Federal Republic of Germany for the purpose of overseas research, in the university town of Freiburg, whose population of around 220,000 includes 27,000 internal and external students. For constitutional researchers such as myself, the University of Freiburg is famous as the institution where Konrad Hesse, a great authority on post-war German constitutional law and a judge at the Federal Constitutional Court, taught for many years.
Professor of Bankruptcy Law, Faculty of Law, Chuo University
When debtors go bankrupt, concerned claimants all attempt to gain reconciliation from the debtor, but all interests must be coordinated in a fair manner. On the other hand, the debtor must be given a chance to start over and be allowed to rebuild their lives and businesses while limiting the benefit of the creditor.
Professor, Faculty of Economics, Chuo University
Areas of Specialization: Economic theory, theory of modern capitalism
I teach courses in Career Design and Marxian Economics on the Faculty of Economics. Some people might think that teaching these two courses is rather odd. Marxian economics is characterized by its critical examination of capitalism and would therefore appear to be in contradiction with career education, which is concerned with cultivating players of economic entities seeking capitalistic gain.
Professor of Probability Theory,
Faculty of Economics, Chuo University
The term probability is frequently used in everyday life such as probability of rain, probability of passing the entrance examination, and probability of winning lottery. It is also widely known that probability is a concept that takes a value ranging from 0 to 1, and the closer the value is to 1, the higher the probability will be. This article will provide familiar themes and introduce the way of thinking in probability theory.
Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University
Areas of Specialization: Condensed Matter Theory, Molecular Substances, Photoinduced Phase Transitions
There are many substances all around us, each with different characteristics, which are used in our daily lives. What’s more, there are cases where changes in the characteristics of substances (properties) are useful. Condensed matter physics studies how properties manifest and change — e.g., how substances appear (reflecting vs. absorbing light), whether electricity passes easily through them (conductivity), and what happens to them when they are brought close to a magnet (magnetism).