Category: Features

Research-based contributions by students and staff

Doping and the Tour de France

by Ayaka Fuchikami

Why is it necessary for the athletes to take drugs and what are the effects of the drugs? Doping by cyclists results in the loss of medals, disqualification from cycling competition, and, in the worst case, serious physical consequences.

Japanese Food Self-Sufficiency

by Yuku Horibe

The rate of food production in Japan has sharply decreased since 1965. It is remarkable that Japanese food sufficiency is the lowest among the developed countries, including the U.S, France, Germany and Britain.

Are J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Books Political?

by Aura Nurmi

You wouldn’t necessarily think there’s something particularly political about Harry and the magic world in which he lives, but the more you look at it, the more political influences you can find. Here are some points that I think justify why the books can be said to have political aspects to them.

Jewish Canadian Identity: A.M. Klein’s “Heirloom”

By Shoji Motomura

Literature written by Jewish Canadians in English shows strength, contrast and creativity, and it brings us to the problematic essence of Jewish Canadian identity. This paper examines the life of Montreal poet A.M. Klein and discusses Klein’s view of Jewish identity.