What does “overtourism” or tourism pollution mean? 観光公害「オーバーツーリズム」とは

世界の著名な観光地が今、「オーバーツーリズム」の問題に悩まされている。タイ政府がこのほど、アメリカ映画「ザ・ビーチ」の撮影地として名を広めた同国南部ピピ・レイ島のマヤ湾で、今年6月から4カ月間、観光客の入域を禁止することを決定したのもオーバーツーリズム対策の一環だ。 Overtourism occurs when tourists visit a destination beyond its acceptable limit, causing grave impacts on the life of local residents, its environment and ecosystem. …

Preparing for global lack of protein Spirulina touted as king of superfoods 世界のタンパク質危機に備える スーパーフードの王様〝スピルリナ″とは

Do you know what ingredient is used to give the popular “Garigari kun” soda ice candy its light blue color? Used in the product is a color additive extracted from “spirulina”, a species of blue-green algae. This spirulina is now drawing attention as one of superfoods that may save people from a poss …

Companies may keep watching your SNS account What job-hunting students should heed 企業はあなたのアカウントを監視する? ―就活生が注意すべきこととは―

The Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported that one of the venture companies it polled replied, “We never fail to check the SNS blogs of job applicants to see their ‘true’ self in daily life.” WORKPORT Inc., a personnel placement agency, carried out what it called a “survey of recruitment staff’s real intent …

A student club challenges to grow future entrepreneurs Interview with representative of Chuo’s Venture & Leaders 中央大学から日本を担う未来の経営者を ―Venture & Leaders代表に聞く―

A student club named “Venture & Leaders” was organized at Chuo University last year. This club, which had 18 members as of March this year, aims at developing human resources for next-generation Japan by providing students with opportunities to start up a business or experience corporate interns …