Eco-business / Social Venture

Toward a Sustainable Society and Economy -- Green Purchasing Network Celebrating 20th Anniversary

June 13, 2016

Newsletter

 

Toward a Sustainable Society and Economy -- Green Purchasing Network Celebrating 20th Anniversary

The Green Purchasing Network (GPN), an organization comprising entities that p...
 
Local Governments in Japan are Entering Power Retail Business as Country Shifts to Locally Produced Renewable Energy

May 5, 2016

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

Local Governments in Japan are Entering Power Retail Business as Country Shifts to Locally Produced Renewable Energy

A new movement is spreading across Japan that could change the country's exist...
 
Open 2030 Project to Create Sustainable Actions for Future

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

September 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...
 
Economic Survey Shows Promising Outlook for Environmental Businesses in Japan

June 22, 2015

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Economic Survey Shows Promising Outlook for Environmental Businesses in Japan

According to a survey of Japanese private companies holding 20 million yen or ...
 
Developing Rural Community-Based Economies to Preserve Prosperous Villages for Future Generations

May 29, 2015

Newsletter

 

Developing Rural Community-Based Economies to Preserve Prosperous Villages for Future Generations

On February 9, 2015, Japan for Sustainability (JFS) held a symposium on the th...
 
Kitakyushu's Support for Green City Development Helps Businesses Expand in Asia

May 23, 2014

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Kitakyushu's Support for Green City Development Helps Businesses Expand in Asia

The Kitakyushu Asian Center for Low Carbon Society, established in June 2010, h...
 
Japanese Insurance Companies Launch Fire Insurance  for Wind-Power Generation Operators

May 21, 2014

Corporate

 

Japanese Insurance Companies Launch Fire Insurance for Wind-Power Generation Operators

Nipponkoa Insurance Co. and Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. launched fire insurance ...
 
Nagano Company Adds New Local Products to Gift Catalog

May 19, 2014

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

Nagano Company Adds New Local Products to Gift Catalog

Jimoto, a Nagano-based company working to help revitalize local communities by ...
 
Showa-Tec Develops Products Inspired by Nature to Create New Added Values

May 6, 2014

Newsletter

 

Showa-Tec Develops Products Inspired by Nature to Create New Added Values

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 106) Biomimicry is ...
 
100% Natural Pavement Material Wins Minister's Award at 10th Eco-Products Awards

March 24, 2014

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

100% Natural Pavement Material Wins Minister's Award at 10th Eco-Products Awards

Japan's Eco-Products Awards Promotion Council announced on Nov. 26, 2013, the re...
 
Fidea's Charity Jam Project Wins 10th Japan Partnership Grand Prize

March 21, 2014

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Fidea's Charity Jam Project Wins 10th Japan Partnership Grand Prize

The Partnership Support Center, a non-profit organization (NPO) whose mission i...
 
Peak Shaving Behavior Proves Most Effective at Enhancing the Company Brand Value

March 15, 2014

Energy Conservation

 

Peak Shaving Behavior Proves Most Effective at Enhancing the Company Brand Value

A study conducted by the Brand Strategy Institute (BSI: a general incorporated ...
 
Kinki University Fisheries Laboratory Becomes Certified as a Gold Sustainability Partner

March 11, 2014

Food

 

Kinki University Fisheries Laboratory Becomes Certified as a Gold Sustainability Partner

The Kinki University Fisheries Laboratory, restaurants serving farmed fish that...
 
Japanese 'Eco-Leather' Factory's Public Tours

March 7, 2014

Corporate

 

Japanese 'Eco-Leather' Factory's Public Tours

Yamaguchi Sangyo Co., a Japanese company that produces certified "eco-leather" ...
 
JFS Survey Provides Insights about Global Readership of CSR Reports by Japanese Corporations

February 11, 2014

Newsletter

 

JFS Survey Provides Insights about Global Readership of CSR Reports by Japanese Corporations

http://www.japanfs.org/en/supporter/csr-reports.html
 
Company Introduces Dishes Cooked with Hot Spring Water

February 5, 2014

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Company Introduces Dishes Cooked with Hot Spring Water

The Matsunoyama Chamber of Commerce in Niigata Prefecture introduced at "Food Me...
 
Online Shop Introducing Environment-friendly Traditional Japanese Craftworks to International Markets

January 10, 2014

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Online Shop Introducing Environment-friendly Traditional Japanese Craftworks to International Markets

Ecotwaza Co., is an online shop that features traditional, locally manufactured...
 
Major Japanese Retailer Awarded Environmental Grand Prize for Refrigerator, Freezer Display Cases that Use Natural Refrigerants

December 29, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Major Japanese Retailer Awarded Environmental Grand Prize for Refrigerator, Freezer Display Cases that Use Natural Refrigerants

Aeon Co., a major Japanese retailer, announced on September 4, 2013, that its ef...
 
Third Social Innovator Competition Selects 16 Entrepreneurs for Final Presentation

December 13, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Third Social Innovator Competition Selects 16 Entrepreneurs for Final Presentation

The Institute for Strategic Leadership (ISL, Center for Social Innovation) of Ja...
 
Hirosaki City to Revitalize Local Community through Internship Program

November 23, 2013

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

Hirosaki City to Revitalize Local Community through Internship Program

Hirosaki, a city in Aomori Prefecture located at almost the northern end of the ...
 
'Big Issue' Magazine Sold by Homeless People Marks 10th Anniversary

November 7, 2013

Well-Being

 

'Big Issue' Magazine Sold by Homeless People Marks 10th Anniversary

The Big Issue Japan magazine, a magazine sold by the homeless to financially...
 
40% of Japanese Know about Fair Trade, Survey Says

October 27, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

40% of Japanese Know about Fair Trade, Survey Says

Japan's NTTCom Online Marketing Solutions Corporation, the provider of an in...
 
Retail Chain Announces Plans for One of the Largest EV-Charging Networks in Japan

October 19, 2013

Transportation / Mobility

 

Retail Chain Announces Plans for One of the Largest EV-Charging Networks in Japan

Aeon Co, a major Japanese retailer, announced on July 19, 2013, that it is stepp...
 
Small Local Business Trying to Build Regional Closed-Loop Economic System

October 12, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Small Local Business Trying to Build Regional Closed-Loop Economic System

The social business Anyatto Co. was established in April 2010 in Komatsu, th...
 
Kao Releases 'Ultra Attack Neo' Detergent to Finish Wash Load in Only 5 Minutes

October 4, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Kao Releases 'Ultra Attack Neo' Detergent to Finish Wash Load in Only 5 Minutes

Kao Corp., a major Japanese manufacturer of consumer products such as cosme...
 
Solar Power Generation DIY Kits Launched for Installation on Ground and in Air

September 28, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Solar Power Generation DIY Kits Launched for Installation on Ground and in Air

Looop Co., a Japanese developer, a construction and maintenance company speciali...
 
Nippon Foundation Establishes Fund to Support NPOs and Social Entrepreneurs

September 19, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Nippon Foundation Establishes Fund to Support NPOs and Social Entrepreneurs

Signing Ceremony between Seibu Shinkin Bank and Nippon Foundation Copyright Nip...
 
Takenaka and Ajinomoto Win Prizes at 22nd Global Environment Awards

September 15, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Takenaka and Ajinomoto Win Prizes at 22nd Global Environment Awards

Aiming to attain industrial growth and harmony with the global environment, Fuji...
 
Aleph Inc. Offered Biodiesel Fuel Made from Used Cooking Oil at Yosakoi Soran Festival in Sapporo

August 30, 2013

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Aleph Inc. Offered Biodiesel Fuel Made from Used Cooking Oil at Yosakoi Soran Festival in Sapporo

Aleph Inc., a Japanese company managing 300 restaurants led by the hamburger...
 
Hand-Made Soap Product that Supports Women in Business Wins Japan's First Social Products Awards

August 26, 2013

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

Hand-Made Soap Product that Supports Women in Business Wins Japan's First Social Products Awards

The Association for the Promotion of Social Products held its "First Social ...
 
Café Catering Service Receives Jury Award at Social Products Awards

August 17, 2013

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

Café Catering Service Receives Jury Award at Social Products Awards

The Association for the Promotion of Social Products held its first Social P...
 
One-Coin Check-Up Provider Wins Nikkei Social Initiative Award in Domestic Category

August 11, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

One-Coin Check-Up Provider Wins Nikkei Social Initiative Award in Domestic Category

Nihon Keizai Shinbun (Nikkei), a leading business daily in Japan, held an award ...
 
World's First Leg-Powered Wheelchair for Physically Challenged People Commercialized

August 10, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

World's First Leg-Powered Wheelchair for Physically Challenged People Commercialized

TESS Co., a Japanese manufacturer of nursing/medical/transport equipment, co...
 
Oita Prefecture Holds Symposium Commemorating Foundation of Collaborative Support Fund

August 4, 2013

Money

 

Oita Prefecture Holds Symposium Commemorating Foundation of Collaborative Support Fund

The Mejiron Collaborative Support Fund raises money from prefectural residen...
 
NPO Provides Job Assistance and Income for Disaster-Hit Area

August 2, 2013

Disaster Reconstruction

 

NPO Provides Job Assistance and Income for Disaster-Hit Area

Japanese nonprofit organization (NPO) On the Road won a Nikkei Social Initia...
 
Entrepreneur-Supporter MAKOTO Aids Business Owners in Tohoku

July 30, 2013

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Entrepreneur-Supporter MAKOTO Aids Business Owners in Tohoku

MAKOTO, an entrepreneur-support organization, has been supporting business o...
 
Saraya's Happy Elephant Laundry Powder Wins First Social Products Awards in Japan

July 27, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Saraya's Happy Elephant Laundry Powder Wins First Social Products Awards in Japan

Japan's Association for the Promotion of Social Products (APSP) gave the gra...
 
Japan's First Full-Scale Rare Earth Recycling Launched by Fukuoka Prefecture and Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration

July 26, 2013

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Japan's First Full-Scale Rare Earth Recycling Launched by Fukuoka Prefecture and Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration

Fukuoka Prefecture in western Japan announced on March 29, 2013, that they h...
 
Ricoh NPO Commended at 10th Corporate Philanthropic Awards

July 22, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Ricoh NPO Commended at 10th Corporate Philanthropic Awards

Japan Philanthropic Association Tokyo presented the 10th corporate philanthr...
 
Toyota Wins Top Award for Energy Conservation Efforts from Japan's Natural Resources and Energy Agency

July 21, 2013

Climate Change

 

Toyota Wins Top Award for Energy Conservation Efforts from Japan's Natural Resources and Energy Agency

The Energy Conservation Center of Japan (ECCJ) announced on January 24, 2013, th...
 
Organic Cosmetics, Made from Tangerine Peels

July 13, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Organic Cosmetics, Made from Tangerine Peels

Muchachaen, an agricultural cooperative organization in Ehime Prefecture, Ja...
 
Winners of 16th Environmental Communication Awards Announced

July 7, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Winners of 16th Environmental Communication Awards Announced

Japan's Ministry of the Environment and the Global Environmental Forum announced...
 
Sick Children Care Service Wins Japan's Top Nikkei Social Initiative Award

July 2, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Sick Children Care Service Wins Japan's Top Nikkei Social Initiative Award

Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei), a leading business daily news service in Japa...
 
Japanese Company's Ethical Jewelry Line Making a Difference in Developing Countries

June 15, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese Company's Ethical Jewelry Line Making a Difference in Developing Countries

HASUNA Co., a company focused on building its ethical jewelry brand using fa...
 
Japanese Company Launches Newly Developed Rice Husk Fuel Machine

June 10, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese Company Launches Newly Developed Rice Husk Fuel Machine

Copyright Tromso Co. Tromso Co., based in Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan, dev...
 
Computer Printers Among Three Devices Added to 'Top Runner' List under Japan's Energy Saving Act

June 8, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Computer Printers Among Three Devices Added to 'Top Runner' List under Japan's Energy Saving Act

Japan's Agency for Natural Resources and Energy announced on February 15, 2013 a...
 
Japanese NPO Expands Residential Solar Co-Ownership Project

June 5, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese NPO Expands Residential Solar Co-Ownership Project

Ueda Citizen Energy, a non-profit organization (NPO) in Ueda City, Nagano Pr...
 
Kinan Tour Design Center Wins Japan's 8th Ecotourism Awards

May 26, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Kinan Tour Design Center Wins Japan's 8th Ecotourism Awards

The Kinan Tour Design Center was selected, from among 65 applications, for the G...
 
Eco Link Association Commended at 10th Green Tourism Awards

May 6, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Eco Link Association Commended at 10th Green Tourism Awards

The Eco Link Association, a Japanese non-profit group that organizes experience-...
 
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