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.
Jan 19, 2017
There are various environmental and social issues, the solutions to which requ...
Dec 29, 2016
In the November 2016 issue of the JFS Newsletter, we reported on the situation...
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...
Hamamatsu City Making Strides toward Energy Self-Sufficient Smart City
Dec 10, 2016
Hamamatsu, a city in Shizuoka Prefecture that has been actively working to ach...
Community Built at Evacuation Shelter without Placing Partitions
Nov 21, 2016
Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly article in the Toky...
Community Currency 'Bunji' Changing the Way Money is Used
Oct 31, 2016
Japan is a convenient society. People can go shopping without speaking at all....
Mental Health Care for Survivors Still Needed in 2011 Disaster-Hit Areas
Oct 6, 2016
Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
What are the Secrets to a Long, Healthy Life? From Japan's Longest-Lived Prefecture, Nagano
Sep 30, 2016
Building a society with a healthy lifestyle, where even the elderly can lead a...
Offshore Wind Farms Installed Soon in Japan Sea, while Geothermal, Biomass Rise in Akita
Sep 26, 2016
Projects are underway to construct offshore wind farms at three sites off the ...
Sharing Values of Food Self-Sufficiency to Answer Unfavorable Rumors
Sep 14, 2016
The JKSK Yui-Yui project, an initiative to support people in Japan affected by...
Community Building through Local Money Circulation Analysis -- The Case of Minamata, Japan
Sep 11, 2016
Overcoming a Shrinking Local Economy The ability to make local economies more ...
Renewable Energy on the Rise in Japan: 100 Self-sufficient Municipalities, Oita Largest Prefectural Supplier by Self-sufficiency Ratio
Sep 4, 2016
As more renewable sources are added to the electricity grid in Japan, the rati...

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