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.
Dec 10, 2016
Hamamatsu, a city in Shizuoka Prefecture that has been actively working to ach...
Nov 21, 2016
Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly article in the Toky...
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...
Auto Sales Industry Cooperates to Tackle Social Responsibility: Examples from Yamagata, Japan
Aug 14, 2016
Cars are a necessity of life for people who live outside of major cities. At t...
Marginal Community, Urban Citizens, College Students Collaborate for Kodomo-Shokudo Project
Jul 29, 2016
It has been just over a year since I started the Edahiro Laboratory, working w...
Fukushima Renewable Future Fund Established to Build Brighter Future
Jul 27, 2016
The Fukushima Renewable Future Fund was established on February 4, 2016, to ser...
Agricultural Products as Another Pillar
Jul 23, 2016
Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary) is a weekly article that appea...

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