Civil Society

The creation of sustainable societies is not just the work of national and local governments and industry, but also civil society. Some people may have had the impression that Japan's civil society was not so strong, but powerful and unique new activities and initiatives are emerging and spreading nationwide. This section offers information on trends in Japanese civil society which is also strengthening its cooperation globally.
Jun 18, 2017
The "Share Village" project has been ongoing in Japan since 2015, with the aim ...
Jun 7, 2017
Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly column in the Tokyo...
May 31, 2017
A Japanese town often mentioned as a municipality making innovative efforts to...
Returnees in Tohoku, Japan, still Suffering after Evacuation Order Lifted
Apr 3, 2017
Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
Investment to Help Disaster-affected Areas -- Initiative of Disaster Area Support Funds Initiative
Mar 24, 2017
When you hear people talk about supporting areas stricken by earthquakes and o...
Sustainable Community Building by Residents: Kirari Yoshijima Network
Mar 12, 2017
All 725 households in the Yoshijima District (with a population of about 2,500...
Oyako-Shokudo Also Satisfies People's Heart
Mar 7, 2017
Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
Shibaura Institute of Technology Establishes Community Development Center in Collaboration with Local Companies
Mar 5, 2017
Shibaura Institute of Technology, a Japanese university based in Tokyo, announc...
Environmental Consciousness Needed in Japan's Reconstruction
Jan 29, 2017
The JKSK Yui-Yui project, an initiative to support people in Japan affected by...
Citizen Science: How Anyone Can Be Involved in Solving Environmental and Social Issues
Jan 19, 2017
There are various environmental and social issues, the solutions to which requ...
Disaster-Affected Ishinomaki -- Present Status (Part 2)
Dec 29, 2016
In the November 2016 issue of the JFS Newsletter, we reported on the situation...
Developing Quality Wood Products with Cedar from Fukushima Disaster-Affected Area
Dec 26, 2016
Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
Disaster-Affected Ishinomaki -- Present Status (Part 1)
Dec 23, 2016
Nearly five and a half years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake...

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