NGO / Citizen

Passing on the Wishes for Peace Embodied in Paper Cranes

May 23, 2016

NGO / Citizen

 

Passing on the Wishes for Peace Embodied in Paper Cranes

More than 70 years have passed since an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. ...
 
Japanese NPO Proposes New Sport for All; Barrier-Free-Tennis

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

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

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

August 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...
 
A Cup of Water Saving Children's Lives

November 8, 2014

Water

 

A Cup of Water Saving Children's Lives

In Japan, people can drink a cup of water without any concern. People can also ...
 
Community-Led Energy Association Launched to Promote Renewable Energy

August 26, 2014

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

Community-Led Energy Association Launched to Promote Renewable Energy

The National Local Energy Association announced on May 23, 2014, its official l...
 
Disaster-Hit Town Renovates Closed School into Sustainability Learning Center

August 20, 2014

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Disaster-Hit Town Renovates Closed School into Sustainability Learning Center

The "Ogatsu School Restoration Project" has been promoted since April in 2013 b...
 
Article 9 of Japan's Constitution Nominated for Nobel Peace Award

June 13, 2014

Others

 

Article 9 of Japan's Constitution Nominated for Nobel Peace Award

The Executive Committee for "The Nobel Peace Prize for Article 9," a group work...
 
Harie Shozunosato Committee Wins Japan's 9th Ecotourism Awards

May 22, 2014

Water

 

Harie Shozunosato Committee Wins Japan's 9th Ecotourism Awards

Japan's Ministry of the Environment announced on February 6, 2014, that the Har...
 
More than 200 Sets of the World's Smallest Power Station Installed in Japan

May 18, 2014

Renewable Energy

 

More than 200 Sets of the World's Smallest Power Station Installed in Japan

Ecology Online, a Japanese non-profit organization that strives to promote rene...
 
Company in Southern Japan Helping to Revitalize Community through Renewable Energy

May 12, 2014

Renewable Energy

 

Company in Southern Japan Helping to Revitalize Community through Renewable Energy

Satsuma Shizen Energy Co. is a joint venture established in 2012 by small local...
 
Japanese NPO Repairs and Sends Used Wheelchairs Overseas

May 9, 2014

Diversity

 

Japanese NPO Repairs and Sends Used Wheelchairs Overseas

"Go! Fly! Wheelchairs," a Japanese Non Profit Organization (NPO) based in Sappo...
 
Micro Hydro Helping to Revitalize Community in Gifu Prefecture

May 2, 2014

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

Micro Hydro Helping to Revitalize Community in Gifu Prefecture

All Rights Reserved. In Itoshiro, a shrinking rural community in Gifu Prefecture...
 
Traditional Cooking Program Wins Biodiversity Action Award

April 27, 2014

Food

 

Traditional Cooking Program Wins Biodiversity Action Award

The Executive Committee for the Biodiversity Action Awards announced on Novembe...
 
First Generation of Fukushima Reconstruction Leaders Trained

April 26, 2014

Disaster Reconstruction

 

First Generation of Fukushima Reconstruction Leaders Trained

The final presentation of the students of the Fukushima Reconstruction Juku (Ja...
 
NFUAJ Selects 10 More Projects to Be Listed as Heritage for the Future

April 24, 2014

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

NFUAJ Selects 10 More Projects to Be Listed as Heritage for the Future

The National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan (NFUAJ) released on Dece...
 
'Foodloss Challenge Project' Launched

April 18, 2014

Food

 

'Foodloss Challenge Project' Launched

The Foodloss Challenge Project, an organization established in Japan in Decembe...
 
NPO Opens 'Community Living Room' to Share Daily Life Activities

April 17, 2014

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

NPO Opens 'Community Living Room' to Share Daily Life Activities

Dreamtown, a Japanese non-profit organization (NPO) involved in community activ...
 
WWF Japan Unveils App for Friends to Share Their Restaurant Leftovers

April 13, 2014

Food

 

WWF Japan Unveils App for Friends to Share Their Restaurant Leftovers

WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) Japan, an international conservation NGO, rece...
 
Japan's First Refugee-Themed Radio Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary

April 11, 2014

Resilience

 

Japan's First Refugee-Themed Radio Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary

'Nanmin Now!' ('Refugees Now!'), Japan's first community radio program dedicate...
 
Japan Ranks Sixth in Child Overall Well-being, but 21st in Material Well-being

April 10, 2014

Well-Being

 

Japan Ranks Sixth in Child Overall Well-being, but 21st in Material Well-being

National Institute of Population and Social Security Research in Japan publishe...
 
Three Coops in Tohoku Region Launch Joint Wind Power Project

April 2, 2014

Renewable Energy

 

Three Coops in Tohoku Region Launch Joint Wind Power Project

Three consumer cooperatives in Japan's Tohoku region--Miyagi Coop, Iwate Coop,...
 
Winners of Japan's Second Annual

March 30, 2014

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

Winners of Japan's Second Annual "Excellent NPO Award" Announced, Improved NPO Performance Recognized

The winners of the second annual Excellent NPO Award were announced in December...
 
Community Development through Public Light Art Creation

March 23, 2014

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

Community Development through Public Light Art Creation

A community council assigned the task of revitalizing commerce in Takanabe, Miy...
 
'Where Does My Money Go?' Website Launched to Show Residents Their Daily/Annual Share of Municipal Taxes, Costs

March 22, 2014

Money

 

'Where Does My Money Go?' Website Launched to Show Residents Their Daily/Annual Share of Municipal Taxes, Costs

Shonan Apps!, a group of software developers in Japan, unveiled on December 2, ...
 
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...
 
Elderly Simulation Program is Helping Japan Become an Elderly-Friendly Society

March 17, 2014

Aging Society

 

Elderly Simulation Program is Helping Japan Become an Elderly-Friendly Society

The Wonderful Aging Club, a Japanese association working to build a rich and l...
 
Survey Shows 60% Satisfied with Current Life, 70% Dissatisfied with Social Security

March 8, 2014

Well-Being

 

Survey Shows 60% Satisfied with Current Life, 70% Dissatisfied with Social Security

The Japanese Consumers' Cooperative Union released the results of its Social Se...
 
Mie University Tops Eco-Friendly University Ranking 2013

March 1, 2014

Education

 

Mie University Tops Eco-Friendly University Ranking 2013

All Rights Reserved. The Japan Youth Ecology League, a nonprofit organization (N...
 
A total of 676 examinees pass nationwide photovoltaic consultant test

February 27, 2014

Renewable Energy

 

A total of 676 examinees pass nationwide photovoltaic consultant test

The Japanese House Performance Inspection Association announced on December 4, ...
 
National Citizen-Based Fund for Sustainable Energy Starts Receiving Applications

February 22, 2014

Money

 

National Citizen-Based Fund for Sustainable Energy Starts Receiving Applications

Three Japanese green energy organizations, Japan Green Fund Co. (JGF) and Ohisa...
 
White Paper Addresses Creating Happy Homes by Sharing Household Chores

February 15, 2014

Well-Being

 

White Paper Addresses Creating Happy Homes by Sharing Household Chores

Tadaima! (meaning "I'm home" in Japanese), a non-profit organization, started d...
 
Buddhist Organization's New Awards Honor NGO Personnel Working in International Cooperation

February 14, 2014

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

Buddhist Organization's New Awards Honor NGO Personnel Working in International Cooperation

The AYUS International Buddhist Cooperation Network, a non-governmental organiz...
 
Citizens' Commission on Nuclear Energy Lays out Steps for a Nuclear-free Japan

February 13, 2014

Nuclear Power

 

Citizens' Commission on Nuclear Energy Lays out Steps for a Nuclear-free Japan

The Citizens' Commission on Nuclear Energy (CCNE), a citizens group advocating ...
 
Japanese NPO Launches Study Support Program to Eliminate Education Gap

February 12, 2014

Education

 

Japanese NPO Launches Study Support Program to Eliminate Education Gap

Kids' Door, a non-profit organization engaged in various support activities for...
 
Japanese NPO Launches Project to Turn Vacant Stores into Shared Houses for Youth, Revitalize Shopping Streets

February 8, 2014

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

Japanese NPO Launches Project to Turn Vacant Stores into Shared Houses for Youth, Revitalize Shopping Streets

Plusus, a Japanese non-profit organization that develops businesses for local r...
 
Lawyers' Network Launched in Japan to Help Stop Bullying and Physical Punishment

February 7, 2014

Education

 

Lawyers' Network Launched in Japan to Help Stop Bullying and Physical Punishment

To support victims of bullying and physical punishment at school, as well as th...
 
Japan's Nonprofit Organization Law Celebrates 15th Anniversary

January 27, 2014

Policy / Systems

 

Japan's Nonprofit Organization Law Celebrates 15th Anniversary

On December 1, 2013, the law to Promote Specified Nonprofit Activities (NPO Law...
 
Japanese NPO Provides Study Space for Children from Low-Income Households and Temporary Housing

January 23, 2014

Education

 

Japanese NPO Provides Study Space for Children from Low-Income Households and Temporary Housing

Asuiku, a non-profit organization based in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, has been ...
 
Citizen-funded Solar Power Plant in Fukushima Built

January 18, 2014

Renewable Energy

 

Citizen-funded Solar Power Plant in Fukushima Built

Fukushima Ryozen Citizens' Joint Power Plant completed construction in Septembe...
 
Balancing Energy and Crop Production through Solar Sharing

January 14, 2014

Renewable Energy

 

Balancing Energy and Crop Production through Solar Sharing

The Solar Sharing Association began to operate the Solar Sharing Hayashi Power ...
 
Okinawa Coral Reef Conservation and Utilization Effort Wins 2013 Environmental  Education Award

January 8, 2014

Education

 

Okinawa Coral Reef Conservation and Utilization Effort Wins 2013 Environmental Education Award

The Coca-Cola Educational & Environmental Foundation, which promotes enviro...
 
Government Highlights Traditional System of Local Residents Sharing, Conserving Spring Water as Common Property

December 18, 2013

Water

 

Government Highlights Traditional System of Local Residents Sharing, Conserving Spring Water as Common Property

The Japanese Government's 2012 annual report on the environment (issued in June...
 
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...
 
Monthly Magazine Launched in Japan to Strengthen Consumers' Bond with Food Producers in Earthquake-hit Region

December 9, 2013

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Monthly Magazine Launched in Japan to Strengthen Consumers' Bond with Food Producers in Earthquake-hit Region

The Japanese non-profit organization "Tohoku Kaikon" -- literally translated as...
 
Number of 'Environmental Meisters' in Japan Tops 3,000

December 7, 2013

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

Number of 'Environmental Meisters' in Japan Tops 3,000

According to the Citizens Environmental Foundation (CEF) of Japan , the number ...
 
High School Students and Companies Prove Effects of Roof Greening with Used Tatami Mats

December 5, 2013

Education

 

High School Students and Companies Prove Effects of Roof Greening with Used Tatami Mats

Kanagawa Prefecture announced on August 6, 2013, that joint research conducted...
 
Japan Awards for Biodiversity Winners Announced

December 2, 2013

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Japan Awards for Biodiversity Winners Announced

The AEON Environmental Foundation selected, on September 13, 2013, five winner...
 
New Roof Panel Made of Reeds, Moss Proven to Make Interiors Cooler

November 27, 2013

Energy Conservation

 

New Roof Panel Made of Reeds, Moss Proven to Make Interiors Cooler

Mossgreen Eco, a non-profit organization (NPO) that focuses on the use of moss ...
 
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