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Current Status of Renewable Energy in Japan

May 15, 2017

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Current Status of Renewable Energy in Japan

In this issue of the JFS Newsletter, we show the current status of renewable e...
 
Supporting 'Good Companies' that Create Future Society

April 28, 2017

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Supporting 'Good Companies' that Create Future Society

A variety of efforts have been made in Japan to generate money flows for build...
 
Excellent Environmental and Social Practices by Junior High, High School Students in Japan

April 22, 2017

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Excellent Environmental and Social Practices by Junior High, High School Students in Japan

The Faculty of Environmental Studies at Tokyo City University, where Junko Eda...
 
Efforts by Japanese Businesses to Achieve the SDGs

April 12, 2017

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Efforts by Japanese Businesses to Achieve the SDGs

Camera guy. As a successor to the millennium development goals (MDGs) for 2015,...
 
Increase Revenues without Increasing Catches -- How the Sustainable Sakura Shrimp Fishery in Suruga Bay Does It

March 31, 2017

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Increase Revenues without Increasing Catches -- How the Sustainable Sakura Shrimp Fishery in Suruga Bay Does It

We often hear on the news that fish catches are decreasing all over the world....
 
Investment to Help Disaster-affected Areas -- Initiative of Disaster Area Support Funds Initiative

March 24, 2017

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Investment to Help Disaster-affected Areas -- Initiative of Disaster Area Support Funds Initiative

When you hear people talk about supporting areas stricken by earthquakes and o...
 
Sustainable Community Building by Residents: Kirari Yoshijima Network

March 12, 2017

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Sustainable Community Building by Residents: Kirari Yoshijima Network

All 725 households in the Yoshijima District (with a population of about 2,500...
 
Toward a Sustainable Society - Learning from Japan's Edo Period and Contributing from Asia to the World

February 28, 2017

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Toward a Sustainable Society - Learning from Japan's Edo Period and Contributing from Asia to the World

Junko Edahiro, chief executive of Japan for Sustainability, delivered a keynot...
 
Fair Trade Transforming into Ethical Consumption: Japan's Fair Trade Town Initiatives

February 18, 2017

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Fair Trade Transforming into Ethical Consumption: Japan's Fair Trade Town Initiatives

The Fair Trade movement arose with the aim of resolving north-south disparitie...
 
Interview: Corporate 'Virtue'-based Evaluation System Helps Employees Grow

January 31, 2017

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Interview: Corporate 'Virtue'-based Evaluation System Helps Employees Grow

Introduction The June 2015 JFS Newsletter (The Pursuit of Economic Growth Requ...
 
Citizen Science: How Anyone Can Be Involved in Solving Environmental and Social Issues

January 19, 2017

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Citizen Science: How Anyone Can Be Involved in Solving Environmental and Social Issues

There are various environmental and social issues, the solutions to which requ...
 
Disaster-Affected Ishinomaki -- Present Status (Part 2)

December 29, 2016

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Disaster-Affected Ishinomaki -- Present Status (Part 2)

In the November 2016 issue of the JFS Newsletter, we reported on the situation...
 
Disaster-Affected Ishinomaki -- Present Status (Part 1)

December 23, 2016

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Disaster-Affected Ishinomaki -- Present Status (Part 1)

Nearly five and a half years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake...
 
Renewable  Energy Hopes and Hurdles Amid Full Liberalization of Japan's Electricity Market

December 13, 2016

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Renewable Energy Hopes and Hurdles Amid Full Liberalization of Japan's Electricity Market

In April 2016, Japan woke up to a fully liberalized electricity market. All co...
 
Food Bank Kansai --- Providing Surplus Food to Those in Need

November 30, 2016

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Food Bank Kansai --- Providing Surplus Food to Those in Need

In Japan, five to eight million tons of food products are disposed of annually...
 
Fukushima Evacuees Still Unable to Go Home Over 5 Years after Earthquake, Nuclear Accident

November 24, 2016

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Fukushima Evacuees Still Unable to Go Home Over 5 Years after Earthquake, Nuclear Accident

Duff Figgy Some Rights Reserved. Over five-and-a-half years have passed since ...
 
Substantial Change toward Expansion: The Sustainable Investment Market in Japan

November 15, 2016

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Substantial Change toward Expansion: The Sustainable Investment Market in Japan

Having used to be limited to individual investors, Japan's sustainable investm...
 
Community Currency 'Bunji' Changing the Way Money is Used

October 31, 2016

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Community Currency 'Bunji' Changing the Way Money is Used

Japan is a convenient society. People can go shopping without speaking at all....
 
Chiiki Mirai Juku : Local Communities Support Government's Tutoring Program to Fight Child Poverty in Japan

October 18, 2016

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Chiiki Mirai Juku : Local Communities Support Government's Tutoring Program to Fight Child Poverty in Japan

Child poverty is attracting growing concern in Japan. It is a problem requirin...
 
'work with Pride' (wwP) Launches Index to Promote LGBT-inclusive Workplaces in Japan

October 10, 2016

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'work with Pride' (wwP) Launches Index to Promote LGBT-inclusive Workplaces in Japan

In June 2016, a Japanese nonprofit group called "work with Pride" (wwP) announ...
 
What are the Secrets to a Long, Healthy Life? From Japan's Longest-Lived Prefecture, Nagano

September 30, 2016

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What are the Secrets to a Long, Healthy Life? From Japan's Longest-Lived Prefecture, Nagano

Building a society with a healthy lifestyle, where even the elderly can lead a...
 
Innovative 'Hometown Tax' Donation Program Supports Municipalities

September 19, 2016

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Innovative 'Hometown Tax' Donation Program Supports Municipalities

Japan has a program in which Japanese citizens living anywhere can donate mone...
 
Community Building through Local Money Circulation Analysis -- The Case of Minamata, Japan

September 11, 2016

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Community Building through Local Money Circulation Analysis -- The Case of Minamata, Japan

Overcoming a Shrinking Local Economy The ability to make local economies more ...
 
Making Olympic Gold Medals from 'Urban Mine' Sources

August 31, 2016

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Making Olympic Gold Medals from 'Urban Mine' Sources

We reported in the June 2016 JFS Newsletter that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Pa...
 
Auto Sales Industry Cooperates to Tackle Social Responsibility: Examples from Yamagata, Japan

August 14, 2016

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Auto Sales Industry Cooperates to Tackle Social Responsibility: Examples from Yamagata, Japan

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

July 29, 2016

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Marginal Community, Urban Citizens, College Students Collaborate for Kodomo-Shokudo Project

It has been just over a year since I started the Edahiro Laboratory, working w...
 
Aiming for Sustainable Tokyo Olympic, Paralympic Games

July 19, 2016

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Aiming for Sustainable Tokyo Olympic, Paralympic Games

Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Paralympics Tokyo will be hosting the 2020 Olympic and Pa...
 
Initiative by Kuradashi.jp Cuts Food Waste in Japan and Saves Money

July 7, 2016

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Initiative by Kuradashi.jp Cuts Food Waste in Japan and Saves Money

An estimated 6.42 million tons of food loss and waste is generated annually in...
 
Tohoku and the World: 5 Years Since The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

June 30, 2016

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Tohoku and the World: 5 Years Since The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Starting in August 2015, JFS has been organizing meetup events to discuss sust...
 
The Story of Japan's First Citizen-Funded Wind Power Plant: The Path to Success

June 23, 2016

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The Story of Japan's First Citizen-Funded Wind Power Plant: The Path to Success

After working for a municipality and a consumers' co-op, Toru Suzuki started a...
 
Toward a Sustainable Society and Economy -- Green Purchasing Network Celebrating 20th Anniversary

June 13, 2016

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

The Green Purchasing Network (GPN), an organization comprising entities that p...
 
Sustainable Fishery Catches Only 30% of Fish Entering Net -- Etchu-type Set Net Fishing in Himi

May 31, 2016

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Sustainable Fishery Catches Only 30% of Fish Entering Net -- Etchu-type Set Net Fishing in Himi

Japanese and Fisheries The depletion of fishery resources and collapse of fish...
 
Once Desolate, Now Attracting Attention as a Successful Farming Village: Kawakami, Nagano Prefecture

May 20, 2016

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Once Desolate, Now Attracting Attention as a Successful Farming Village: Kawakami, Nagano Prefecture

Kawakami in the Minamisaku district of Nagano Prefecture in central Japan is a...
 
Learning from the Past: Traditional Flood Control Systems in Japan's Kofu Basin

May 11, 2016

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Learning from the Past: Traditional Flood Control Systems in Japan's Kofu Basin

Incidents of heavy rains and floods are increasing around the world as the imp...
 
'Community Car Sharing' Supports the Bond of Mutual Aid

April 28, 2016

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'Community Car Sharing' Supports the Bond of Mutual Aid

Even before the disaster, Japan's Tohoku (northeastern) region had many areas ...
 
Kodomo-Shokudo Project to Provide Children with a Warm Meal and Place to Visit

April 21, 2016

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

April 14, 2016

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

March 31, 2016

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

On March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake caused massive devastation ...
 
Future Vision of Economic Growth and Sustainable Society

March 16, 2016

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Future Vision of Economic Growth and Sustainable Society

Mariko Kawaguchi, chief researcher at Daiwa Institute of Research, Ltd., analy...
 
Villagers Use Hand-Made Canals and Their Own Money to Generate Micro-Hydropower

February 29, 2016

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

February 18, 2016

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

February 9, 2016

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

January 29, 2016

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

January 19, 2016

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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...
 
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

January 11, 2016

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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...
 
Aiming for Happiest Marginal Community in Japan through Renewable Energy

December 28, 2015

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Aiming for Happiest Marginal Community in Japan through Renewable Energy

Japan has entered a period of rapid population decline. If the trend continues...
 
Delivery of Magazines Together with Food Ingredients Increasing in Japan

December 21, 2015

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Delivery of Magazines Together with Food Ingredients Increasing in Japan

The Tohoku Taberu Tsushin (Eating Tohoku Magazine) initiative, which we introd...
 
Finding Balance between the Two Extremes of Economic Growth and Happiness

December 12, 2015

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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...
 
Community Happy Solar!

November 28, 2015

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Community Happy Solar!

The Tokushima Regional Energy General Incorporated Association (TREGIA) is a b...
 
Toward a Happier City -- Nagakute Takes on Well-being Indicator Development

November 20, 2015

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

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