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Aiming for Sustainable Tokyo Olympic, Paralympic Games

July 19, 2016

Newsletter

 

Aiming for Sustainable Tokyo Olympic, Paralympic Games

Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Paralympics Tokyo will be hosting the 2020 Olympic and Pa...
 
Planning for an Ethical Focus for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

October 9, 2014

Newsletter

 

Planning for an Ethical Focus for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

Ryoichi Yamamoto (professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo and also a dir...
 
Kopernik: Innovative Crowd Funding NGO Gets Technology to People Who Need It The Most

August 12, 2014

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Kopernik: Innovative Crowd Funding NGO Gets Technology to People Who Need It The Most

We had the opportunity to interview Toshihiro Nakamura, co-founder and CEO of ...
 
Japanese Institute to Develop Forest Management System called e-forest

July 18, 2014

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Japanese Institute to Develop Forest Management System called e-forest

The Mie Prefecture Forestry Research Institute is researching and developing a ...
 
Nihon Fukushi University to Donate Vaccines to Developing Countries Based on Number of University Entrance Applications

July 14, 2014

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Nihon Fukushi University to Donate Vaccines to Developing Countries Based on Number of University Entrance Applications

Nihon Fukushi University announced on November 27, 2013, the start of an intern...
 
Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban Receives Pritzker Prize, 'Architecture's Nobel'

July 10, 2014

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Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban Receives Pritzker Prize, 'Architecture's Nobel'

The Hyatt Foundation of the United States, which sponsors the Pritzker Archite...
 
Lessons from Community Design in Japan's Showa Era: Urban Design for Living Well

July 8, 2014

Newsletter

 

Lessons from Community Design in Japan's Showa Era: Urban Design for Living Well

In this issue of the JFS Newsletter we introduce an article titled "Lessons fr...
 
Article 9 of Japan's Constitution Nominated for Nobel Peace Award

June 13, 2014

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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...
 
Purchase of Eco-Goods Depends on Eco-Stress, Survey Finds

May 10, 2014

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Purchase of Eco-Goods Depends on Eco-Stress, Survey Finds

Asatsu-DK (ADK) Inc ., a major advertising agency headquartered in Japan, annou...
 
Per Capita Urban Park Space Hits 10.0 Square Meters in Japan

March 12, 2014

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Per Capita Urban Park Space Hits 10.0 Square Meters in Japan

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) announce...
 
Guidelines Proposed for Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals

January 26, 2014

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Guidelines Proposed for Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals

The Tokyo Institute of Technology announced on March 25, 2013, that the research...
 
Japanese Ministry Looks to Utilize Closed School Facilities to Revitalize Local Economies

January 24, 2014

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Japanese Ministry Looks to Utilize Closed School Facilities to Revitalize Local Economies

Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology launched...
 
Sweltering Summer Heat in Japan's Kanto Region Exacerbated by Urban Heat Island Effect

October 22, 2013

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Sweltering Summer Heat in Japan's Kanto Region Exacerbated by Urban Heat Island Effect

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) released on July 1, 2013, Heat Island ...
 
Japanese Teenagers Operating Own Group to Support Earthquake Restoration Efforts

July 12, 2013

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Japanese Teenagers Operating Own Group to Support Earthquake Restoration Efforts

A group named "Teen for 3.11" (TF3) launched its activities on April 2, 2012...
 
 Integrating Eastern and Western Wisdom Could Hold the Keys to a More Sustainable World

May 21, 2013

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Integrating Eastern and Western Wisdom Could Hold the Keys to a More Sustainable World

Japan is positioned almost as a bridge between the East and West. The convict...
 
 Co-Growth Marketing: Linking Companies, Society, and Individuals

April 16, 2013

Newsletter

 

Co-Growth Marketing: Linking Companies, Society, and Individuals

In connection with the release of the "AQUA," a compact hybrid vehicle fr...
 
After-School Program in Disaster-Hit Area Wins Top Prize at

April 4, 2013

Disaster Reconstruction

 

After-School Program in Disaster-Hit Area Wins Top Prize at "Iine! " Japan Social Awards

The Collaborative School, an after-school program in the area hit by the Gre...
 
Over 22,000 Japanese Companies Boast Histories of 100 Years or More

February 7, 2011

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Over 22,000 Japanese Companies Boast Histories of 100 Years or More

Teikoku Databank Ltd. (TDB), a major Japanese credit research company, announced...
 
NHK Launches 'Eco-Channel' Internet Portal Website Featuring Environmental Videos and Links

June 19, 2010

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NHK Launches 'Eco-Channel' Internet Portal Website Featuring Environmental Videos and Links

The Japan Broadcasting Corporation (Nippon Hoso Kyokai, or NHK) launched its...
 
Survey Shows One in Four Consumers Willing to Contribute to Green Social Activities Even if it Costs Money

May 31, 2010

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Survey Shows One in Four Consumers Willing to Contribute to Green Social Activities Even if it Costs Money

According to a survey conducted via the Internet by the Japan Research Institute...
 
Japanese Shipping Company Announces Over 100,000 Picture Books Delivered for Charity

May 12, 2010

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Japanese Shipping Company Announces Over 100,000 Picture Books Delivered for Charity

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) announced on February 9, 2010, that the...
 
Survey Shows 85% of People in 15 Developing Cities Concerned about Environmental Issues

April 19, 2010

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Survey Shows 85% of People in 15 Developing Cities Concerned about Environmental Issues

Hakuhodo Inc., a major Japanese advertising agency, released the results of its ...
 
'eco japan cup 2009' Award Winners Announced

April 2, 2010

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'eco japan cup 2009' Award Winners Announced

Award winners of a private-public initiative green contest, "eco japan cup 2...
 
More than 50% of Japanese People Willing to Sacrifice Standard of Living for Zero-Waste Society, Research Says

December 27, 2009

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More than 50% of Japanese People Willing to Sacrifice Standard of Living for Zero-Waste Society, Research Says

The results of a recent survey on environmental issues, which was released by th...
 
Tokyo's Public Land Utilized As Green Housing Exhibition Site

December 10, 2009

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Tokyo's Public Land Utilized As Green Housing Exhibition Site

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) began renting public land reserved for u...
 
Nissan Motor Completes Eco-Friendly Global Headquarters

November 5, 2009

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Nissan Motor Completes Eco-Friendly Global Headquarters

Japan's Nissan Motor Co. held a ceremony marking the completion of its new h...
 
'New Deal for Schools' Will Upgrade Facilities as Part of Japan's Economic Stimulus Package

September 3, 2009

Government

 

'New Deal for Schools' Will Upgrade Facilities as Part of Japan's Economic Stimulus Package

After proposing the "New Deal for Schools" in April 2009 as part of the official...
 
Remote Note-Taking Service Coming for Hearing-Impaired

August 31, 2009

Manufacturing industry

 

Remote Note-Taking Service Coming for Hearing-Impaired

The National University Corporation Tsukuba University of Technology, Softbank M...
 
Household Eco-Account Calendar to Help Families Save $620

August 30, 2009

Local government

 

Household Eco-Account Calendar to Help Families Save $620

Wakayama Prefecture, in western Japan, started distributing a household eco-acco...
 
Toyota Plant, Hayami Forest Win Japan Sustainable Management Awards

July 20, 2009

Local government

 

Toyota Plant, Hayami Forest Win Japan Sustainable Management Awards

Winners of the 7th (fiscal 2008) Japan Sustainable Management Awards were an...
 
Environmental Communication Awards 2008 Announced

July 4, 2009

Government

 

Environmental Communication Awards 2008 Announced

The Ministry of the Environment and the Global Environmental Forum have selected...
 
Manga Summit Focused on Environment Held in Kyoto

January 22, 2009

Others

 

Manga Summit Focused on Environment Held in Kyoto

The Ninth International Comic Artist Conference, held by comic artists mainl...
 
Survey Finds Environmental Awareness Heightened Before G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit

December 19, 2008

Others

 

Survey Finds Environmental Awareness Heightened Before G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit

Beat Communication Co., a Japanese company that provides businesses with informa...
 
Green TV Launches in Japan

August 24, 2008

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Green TV Launches in Japan

Green TV Japan has started broadcasting an environment-themed web channel. The c...
 
Workers Taking Paid Leave Reaches Record Low

February 18, 2008

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Workers Taking Paid Leave Reaches Record Low

The percentage of workers taking paid leave in 2007 fell to 46.6 percent, which ...
 
2007 White Paper Focuses on Development of Environmental Technologies

November 19, 2007

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2007 White Paper Focuses on Development of Environmental Technologies

Japan's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) released its 2007 White Paper on the E...
 
58.4% Say Environmentally-Friendly Lifestyle is Comfortable

January 31, 2007

Others

 

58.4% Say Environmentally-Friendly Lifestyle is Comfortable

Hakuhodo Inc., a full-service advertising agency in Japan, announced the results...
 
Poll Confirms that Media Contributes National Interest in Nature

December 22, 2006

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Poll Confirms that Media Contributes National Interest in Nature

According to poll results released by Japan's Cabinet Office in September 2006, ...
 
5th 'Top Eco-City' Contest Encourages Eco-Cities

July 15, 2006

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5th 'Top Eco-City' Contest Encourages Eco-Cities

Minamata City in Kumamoto Prefecture and Shinshiro City in Aichi Prefecture were...
 
2005 Top News on Environment in Asia Published

July 6, 2006

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2005 Top News on Environment in Asia Published

The 2005 edition of "Top News on the Environment in Asia" has been issued by the...
 
Japan Ranks 14th in 2006 Environmental Performance Index

April 23, 2006

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Japan Ranks 14th in 2006 Environmental Performance Index

Japan was ranked 14th among 133 countries in the Pilot 2006 Environmental Perfor...
 
Government Releases Results of Survey on Regional Revitalization

December 7, 2005

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

Government Releases Results of Survey on Regional Revitalization

In July, 2005, the Japanese government's Cabinet Office released the results of ...
 
Global 100 Eco-Tech Award Winners Selected at 2005 World Expo

August 8, 2005

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Global 100 Eco-Tech Award Winners Selected at 2005 World Expo

The Japan Association for the 2005 World Exposition announced on June 16, 2005 t...
 
Science and Technology Failure Database Opened on the Web

July 29, 2005

Others

 

Science and Technology Failure Database Opened on the Web

On March 23, 2005, the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) started providi...
 
Japanese Wooden Dolls Gaining Popularity in the UK

May 27, 2005

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Japanese Wooden Dolls Gaining Popularity in the UK

Kokeshi are Japanese wooden dolls that have a cylindrical body, a round head ...
 
New Eco-housing Complex Debuts in Nagoya

April 30, 2005

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New Eco-housing Complex Debuts in Nagoya

The Nagoya Municipal Housing Supply Corporation has constructed eco-friendly mod...
 
Soccer Stars Appeal for Green Action on Website

March 22, 2005

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Soccer Stars Appeal for Green Action on Website

Environmental Relations, a Japanese non-profit organization, set up a the 'Famil...
 
All Generations Welcome at the Foundation for Global Peace & Environment

December 15, 2004

Education

 

All Generations Welcome at the Foundation for Global Peace & Environment

The Foundation for Global Peace and Environment was established in May 1991 and ...
 
'EARTH VISION' Tokyo Global Environmental Film Festival

July 8, 2004

Others

 

'EARTH VISION' Tokyo Global Environmental Film Festival

The EARTH VISION Tokyo Global Environmental Film Festival is an annual internati...
 
Japan's Star Watching Program Tracks Air and Light Pollution

September 27, 2003

Others

 

Japan's Star Watching Program Tracks Air and Light Pollution

Japan's Ministry of the Environment has been conducting an ongoing national prog...
 
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