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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...

 
'Present Tree' Initiative: Creating Forests by Planting Commemorative Trees Linking Urban and Rural Districts

Oct 13, 2015

Newsletter

 

'Present Tree' Initiative: Creating Forests by Planting Commemorative Trees Linking Urban and Rural Districts

In the last newsletter, we introduced the Hirono Wai-Wai Project as an initiat...

 
Restaurant Company's Rice Paddy Biodiversity Project Introduced at Ramsar COP12

Oct 11, 2015

Corporate

 

Restaurant Company's Rice Paddy Biodiversity Project Introduced at Ramsar COP12

Aleph Inc., a Japanese company that manages "Bikkuri Donkey" and other family r...

 
Update on the Restarting of Nuclear Power Plants in Japan

Sep 30, 2015

Newsletter

 

Update on the Restarting of Nuclear Power Plants in Japan

On August 11, 2015, reactor 1 was restarted at Kyushu Electric Power Company's...

 
Suntory Develops New, Location-Sensitive Indicator for Water Use Impacts

Sep 26, 2015

Corporate

 

Suntory Develops New, Location-Sensitive Indicator for Water Use Impacts

Suntory Holdings Ltd., a major Japanese beverage company, announced on July 29,...

 
Reviving a Village by Giving it a Corporate Structure -- Efforts of Abamura LLC in Tsuyama City, Okayama Prefecture

Sep 22, 2015

Newsletter

 

Reviving a Village by Giving it a Corporate Structure -- Efforts of Abamura LLC in Tsuyama City, Okayama Prefecture

Many villages and towns in Japan have disappeared as a result of consolidation...

 
Presentation by Japanese High School Student Garners Public Response

Sep 18, 2015

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Presentation by Japanese High School Student Garners Public Response

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

 
Beer Production Using Renewable Energy Tops 8 Billion Cans

Sep 14, 2015

Corporate

 

Beer Production Using Renewable Energy Tops 8 Billion Cans

This product was produced using green power during in-house production process ...

 
Hirono Wai-Wai Project to Accelerate Recovery of Disaster-Stricken Areas

Sep 11, 2015

Newsletter

 

Hirono Wai-Wai Project to Accelerate Recovery of Disaster-Stricken Areas

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which suffered an accident follow...

 
Survey Shows One in Three Japanese Businesspersons Wants to Work in Social Business

Sep 9, 2015

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Survey Shows One in Three Japanese Businesspersons Wants to Work in Social Business

Businesspersons play a significant role in society through their work, but wha...

 
Association Launches First Japan Resilience Award

Sep 6, 2015

Resilience

 

Association Launches First Japan Resilience Award

The Association for Resilience Japan held its first Japan Resilience Award cer...

 
Management Society for Promoting Well-Being at Work Established

Sep 3, 2015

Well-Being

 

Management Society for Promoting Well-Being at Work Established

Koji Sakamoto, a professor at Hosei University Graduate School of Regional Poli...

 
'Omusubi Money': Local Currency at Kids' Markets Empowers Communities in Japan

Aug 31, 2015

Newsletter

 

'Omusubi Money': Local Currency at Kids' Markets Empowers Communities in Japan

In this issue of the JFS Newsletter, we feature an interview with Dai Yoshida,...

 
Nagano Tokyo Gas Forest Marks 10-Year Anniversary

Aug 29, 2015

Corporate

 

Nagano Tokyo Gas Forest Marks 10-Year Anniversary

On May 27, 2015, Tokyo Gas Co. announced the 10th anniversary of the Nagano Tok...

 
Japanese Non-Profit Opens Cafe in Fukushima to Support Parents Raising Children

Aug 26, 2015

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Japanese Non-Profit Opens Cafe in Fukushima to Support Parents Raising Children

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

 
Halocarbon Emissions Rise in Japan Following 2011 Earthquake

Aug 24, 2015

Chemicals

 

Halocarbon Emissions Rise in Japan Following 2011 Earthquake

An international study group including the National Institute for Environmental...

 
Yahaba Waterworks Supporters Workshop -- Citizens Decide on the Future of the Water Supply

Aug 19, 2015

Newsletter

 

Yahaba Waterworks Supporters Workshop -- Citizens Decide on the Future of the Water Supply

At a symposium on local governance and the water supply in November 2014, I he...

 
LIXIL and Tohoku University Unveil Toilet Lighting System That Works Even in Blackouts

Aug 17, 2015

Corporate

 

LIXIL and Tohoku University Unveil Toilet Lighting System That Works Even in Blackouts

Since July 2014, LIXIL, a Japanese living and housing solutions company, and To...

 
The Challenges Facing Full-Scale Renewable Energy Development and Expectations of Electricity System Reform (Part 2)

Aug 14, 2015

Renewable Energy

 

The Challenges Facing Full-Scale Renewable Energy Development and Expectations of Electricity System Reform (Part 2)

Part 1 of this article described the current challenges in Japan for expanding...

 
Biomass Energy Powered the Edo Period

Aug 11, 2015

Newsletter

 

Biomass Energy Powered the Edo Period

The interval of Japan's history between 1603 and 1867 is called the Edo Period...

 
Efforts of Women to Revitalize Disaster-Hit Tohoku Region Introduced to the World

Aug 9, 2015

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Efforts of Women to Revitalize Disaster-Hit Tohoku Region Introduced to the World

Megumi Hikichi, a representative of WATALIS, an incorporated association that d...

 

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