Comment on the Article “The Decline of ‘Virtue’ in Globalization: Rebuilding Democracy by Makihara Izuru” [in Japanese]

On June 28, 2023, Asahi Shimbun posted a comment by Professor Maiko Ichihara at the Graduate School of Law, Hitotsubashi University, on the article “The Decline of ‘Virtue’ in Globalization: Rebuilding Democracy”. The article explains how Professor Izuru Makihara at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, views the social and political divisions in a globalized world. Professor Ichihara commented on the importance of focusing on individuals yearning for freedom as a universal value protected by democracy. She also mentioned the advantage of being a citizen of Japan, where the level of division is relatively low within a democratic country.