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'Community Car Sharing' Supports the Bond of Mutual Aid

Apr 28, 2016

Newsletter

 

'Community Car Sharing' Supports the Bond of Mutual Aid

Even before the disaster, Japan's Tohoku (northeastern) region had many areas ...

 
Miyama City Smart Community Wins 2015 Good Design Gold Award

Apr 25, 2016

Energy Policy

 

Miyama City Smart Community Wins 2015 Good Design Gold Award

Miyama City, Fukuoka Prefecture, announced on October 30, 2015, that its MIYAMA...

 
Kodomo-Shokudo Project to Provide Children with a Warm Meal and Place to Visit

Apr 21, 2016

Newsletter

 

Kodomo-Shokudo Project to Provide Children with a Warm Meal and Place to Visit

There are many initiatives providing food to people in need in both developing...

 
LIXIL, Fuji Xerox Win 2015 Energy Conservation Awards

Apr 17, 2016

Energy Conservation

 

LIXIL, Fuji Xerox Win 2015 Energy Conservation Awards

The Energy Conservation Center, Japan, announced on January 19, 2016, the winne...

 
Message from Women in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake

Apr 14, 2016

Newsletter

 

Message from Women in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake

Five years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake. What thoughts do...

 
Tour Company Provides Immersive Learning Experience in Disaster-hit Areas

Apr 11, 2016

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Tour Company Provides Immersive Learning Experience in Disaster-hit Areas

Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary) is a weekly article published...

 
Cooperation Helps People Reach Goals -- Lessons Learned from Ecocon

Apr 7, 2016

Education

 

Cooperation Helps People Reach Goals -- Lessons Learned from Ecocon

The national college environmental activity contest, called Ecocon, has been h...

 
Takenaka's Multiple Power Source Control System Promises to Improve Efficiency, Reduce CO2 Emissions

Apr 4, 2016

Energy Conservation

 

Takenaka's Multiple Power Source Control System Promises to Improve Efficiency, Reduce CO2 Emissions

Takenaka Corp., a leading Japanese construction company, announced September 25...

 
Report from Fukushima: Five Years after the Great East Japan Earthquake

Mar 31, 2016

Newsletter

 

Report from Fukushima: Five Years after the Great East Japan Earthquake

On March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake caused massive devastation ...

 
Thailand to Produce Biofuel Using Japanese Biotechnology

Mar 25, 2016

Environmental Technology

 

Thailand to Produce Biofuel Using Japanese Biotechnology

Biotechnologies from Japanese companies will play an important role in Thailan...

 
Researcher Succeed in Generating Electricity Using Ammonia-Fired Gas Turbine: One Step Closer to Hydrogen Power

Mar 20, 2016

Environmental Technology

 

Researcher Succeed in Generating Electricity Using Ammonia-Fired Gas Turbine: One Step Closer to Hydrogen Power

Researchers recently announced that they have successfully generated 41.8 kilo...

 
Future Vision of Economic Growth and Sustainable Society

Mar 16, 2016

Newsletter

 

Future Vision of Economic Growth and Sustainable Society

Mariko Kawaguchi, chief researcher at Daiwa Institute of Research, Ltd., analy...

 
Takanabe Town's Challenge: Crowdfunding Public Light Art

Mar 13, 2016

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

Takanabe Town's Challenge: Crowdfunding Public Light Art

A community council of Takanabe, Miyazaki Prefecture, has taken on the challeng...

 
Escape Road Construction Petition Submitted to Diet

Mar 10, 2016

Disaster Prevention / Reduction

 

Escape Road Construction Petition Submitted to Diet

Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary) is a weekly article that appe...

 
Toward Sustainable Development Goals - Talk with 15-Year-Olds

Mar 7, 2016

Education

 

Toward Sustainable Development Goals - Talk with 15-Year-Olds

Ugoku/Ugokasu (GCAP Japan), a national coalition of the Global Call to Action A...

 
Small City Wants to Become 'Big Experimental City' with New Pilot Programs

Mar 4, 2016

Policy / Systems

 

Small City Wants to Become 'Big Experimental City' with New Pilot Programs

Katsuragi City of Nara Prefecture and Ricoh Japan, an office equipment sales c...

 
Villagers Use Hand-Made Canals and Their Own Money to Generate Micro-Hydropower

Feb 29, 2016

Newsletter

 

Villagers Use Hand-Made Canals and Their Own Money to Generate Micro-Hydropower

Itoshiro is a village located in Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture, right next to Fuk...

 
Sewage Sludge to Provide Electricity for 5,000 Households and Hydrogen to Power Vehicles

Feb 24, 2016

Renewable Energy

 

Sewage Sludge to Provide Electricity for 5,000 Households and Hydrogen to Power Vehicles

Saitama Prefecture, Japan, will launch a biomass power generation project util...

 
NPO Bank 'of the People, by the People, for the People'

Feb 18, 2016

Newsletter

 

NPO Bank 'of the People, by the People, for the People'

We need a certain amount of money to make our daily living. In particular, sta...

 
A Look Back at Earth Parade 2015 in Tokyo, Kyoto: Momentum Built for Success at COP21

Feb 15, 2016

Climate Change

 

A Look Back at Earth Parade 2015 in Tokyo, Kyoto: Momentum Built for Success at COP21

The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is an issue that needs to be tackled...

 
Learning and Applying Lessons from the Sustainable Economy of the Edo Period

Feb 9, 2016

Newsletter

 

Learning and Applying Lessons from the Sustainable Economy of the Edo Period

Saburo Kato is a Japanese environmental activist and president of the Japan As...

 
Global Environment Forum KANSAI Releases its English Web Portal

Feb 6, 2016

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Global Environment Forum KANSAI Releases its English Web Portal

The Global Environment Forum KANSAI released its English web portal for Kansai'...

 
Tree Planting Initiatives to Develop Disaster Prevention Green Spaces

Feb 3, 2016

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Tree Planting Initiatives to Develop Disaster Prevention Green Spaces

The JKSK Yui-Yui project, an initiative to support people in Japan affected by...

 
DBJ First to Issue Sustainability Bond in Japan

Feb 1, 2016

Corporate

 

DBJ First to Issue Sustainability Bond in Japan

Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) issued its inaugural sustainability bond on Oct...

 
Using the Circulation of Local Money to Recover the Economy and Population (Part 2): Research Shows the Benefits of 'Taking Back' Rural Revenues

Jan 29, 2016

Newsletter

 

Using the Circulation of Local Money to Recover the Economy and Population (Part 2): Research Shows the Benefits of 'Taking Back' Rural Revenues

In the last JFS Newsletter, the December 2015 issue, we introduced the 1% Rura...

 
Open 2030 Project to Create Sustainable Actions for Future

Jan 22, 2016

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Open 2030 Project to Create Sustainable Actions for Future

The production and consumption cycle, which has existed for many years, is clo...

 
Grace Co. - Assisting Environment-Related Job Recruitment to Promote Japan's Environmental Efforts

Jan 19, 2016

Newsletter

 

Grace Co. - Assisting Environment-Related Job Recruitment to Promote Japan's Environmental Efforts

Japan is experiencing depopulation and an aging society, problems that are tho...

 
WWF Japan Calls for More Sustainable 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Jan 17, 2016

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

WWF Japan Calls for More Sustainable 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

International environmental preservation organization the World Wide Fund For ...

 
Using the Circulation of Local Money to Recover the Economy and Population (Part 1): Featuring the 1% Rural Recovery Strategy and the 'Local Multiplier 3' Effect

Jan 11, 2016

Newsletter

 

Using the Circulation of Local Money to Recover the Economy and Population (Part 1): Featuring the 1% Rural Recovery Strategy and the 'Local Multiplier 3' Effect

Japan for Sustainability (JFS) has been working on its Local Well-Being Projec...

 
Kao, Fujitsu Included in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Jan 9, 2016

Corporate

 

Kao, Fujitsu Included in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Two major Japanese companies, Kao Corporation and Fujitsu Limited, were include...

 
Support Systems Needed for Infant and Expectant Mothers in Times of Disaster

Jan 1, 2016

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Support Systems Needed for Infant and Expectant Mothers in Times of Disaster

Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary) is a weekly article that appe...

 
Aiming for Happiest Marginal Community in Japan through Renewable Energy

Dec 28, 2015

Newsletter

 

Aiming for Happiest Marginal Community in Japan through Renewable Energy

Japan has entered a period of rapid population decline. If the trend continues...

 
Bringing the Joy of Learning to Children in Asia: Fuji Xerox Project Leveraging its Strengths to Provide Learning Materials

Dec 25, 2015

Corporate

 

Bringing the Joy of Learning to Children in Asia: Fuji Xerox Project Leveraging its Strengths to Provide Learning Materials

All Rights Reserved. Fuji Xerox Co., a major office equipment and solution serv...

 
Delivery of Magazines Together with Food Ingredients Increasing in Japan

Dec 21, 2015

Newsletter

 

Delivery of Magazines Together with Food Ingredients Increasing in Japan

The Tohoku Taberu Tsushin (Eating Tohoku Magazine) initiative, which we introd...

 
DeLorean Runs on Garbage at event in Japan

Dec 18, 2015

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

DeLorean Runs on Garbage at event in Japan

JEPLAN, INC., a Japanese company developing recycling technologies and systems,...

 
Finding Balance between the Two Extremes of Economic Growth and Happiness

Dec 12, 2015

Newsletter

 

Finding Balance between the Two Extremes of Economic Growth and Happiness

Tetsufumi Okushi is known as an brilliant entrepreneur in Japan who grew a sin...

 
Japanese Mothers Want to Help Others by Telling their Disaster Experiences

Dec 9, 2015

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Japanese Mothers Want to Help Others by Telling their Disaster Experiences

Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...

 
Toyota Announces 'Environmental Challenge 2050'

Dec 7, 2015

Corporate

 

Toyota Announces 'Environmental Challenge 2050'

Toyota Motor Corporation announced on October 14, 2015, the "Toyota Environment...

 
Japanese NPO Proposes New Sport for All; Barrier-Free-Tennis

Dec 4, 2015

Diversity

 

Japanese NPO Proposes New Sport for All; Barrier-Free-Tennis

BLACKSOX, a non-profit organization in Japan, has proposed a new sport, "Barri...

 
Community Happy Solar!

Nov 28, 2015

Newsletter

 

Community Happy Solar!

The Tokushima Regional Energy General Incorporated Association (TREGIA) is a b...

 
New Power Companies Soar in Japan in 2014, Increase of 1.8 times from 2013

Nov 28, 2015

Energy Policy

 

New Power Companies Soar in Japan in 2014, Increase of 1.8 times from 2013

Tokyo Shoko Research Ltd. announced on August 27, 2015, the results of a survey...

 
Japanese Youth to Make Voices Heard at COP21

Nov 23, 2015

Climate Change

 

Japanese Youth to Make Voices Heard at COP21

Climate Youth Japan (CYJ) is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 by a gr...

 
Toward a Happier City -- Nagakute Takes on Well-being Indicator Development

Nov 20, 2015

Newsletter

 

Toward a Happier City -- Nagakute Takes on Well-being Indicator Development

Nagakute, in Aichi Prefecture, has been actively promoting efforts proposed by...

 
Sustainable Energy and Food Zones Grow Gradually

Nov 15, 2015

Renewable Energy

 

Sustainable Energy and Food Zones Grow Gradually

The Sustainable Zone Study Group, a research project jointly conducted by Kuras...

 
'White Paper on Local Use of Local Money': Ideas and Activities of the Community Youth Bank Momo

Nov 12, 2015

Newsletter

 

'White Paper on Local Use of Local Money': Ideas and Activities of the Community Youth Bank Momo

The term "nonprofit organization" (NPO) has become increasingly popular in Jap...

 
Kao Named One of World's Most Ethical Companies for Nine Consecutive Years

Nov 7, 2015

Corporate

 

Kao Named One of World's Most Ethical Companies for Nine Consecutive Years

Kao Corporation, a major Japanese company providing a broad range of household ...

 
Greenery to Citizens! -- Urban Agriculture in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Oct 30, 2015

Newsletter

 

Greenery to Citizens! -- Urban Agriculture in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

The city of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture is an ordinance-designated city wi...

 
Giving Disaster Victims a Shoulder to Cry on

Oct 28, 2015

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Giving Disaster Victims a Shoulder to Cry on

The JKSK Yui-Yui project, an initiative to support people in Japan affected by...

 
Citizen Group in Disaster Area Publishes Booklet to Provide Basic Information on Radiation

Oct 24, 2015

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Citizen Group in Disaster Area Publishes Booklet to Provide Basic Information on Radiation

The Veteranmamas Group, a citizen group in Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefectur...

 
Weather-Based Index Insurance by Japanese Insurer Approved by BCtA

Oct 16, 2015

Corporate

 

Weather-Based Index Insurance by Japanese Insurer Approved by BCtA

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings, a major property and casualty insurance company...

 

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