Policy / Systems

Innovative 'Hometown Tax' Donation Program Supports Municipalities

September 19, 2016

Newsletter

 

Innovative 'Hometown Tax' Donation Program Supports Municipalities

Japan has a program in which Japanese citizens living anywhere can donate mone...
 
Efforts Underway to Popularize the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Japan

May 26, 2016

Policy / Systems

 

Efforts Underway to Popularize the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Japan

The United Nations (UN) Information Centre of Japan announced on March 2, 2016,...
 
Toward Sustainable Development Goals - Talk with 15-Year-Olds

March 7, 2016

Education

 

Toward Sustainable Development Goals - Talk with 15-Year-Olds

Ugoku/Ugokasu (GCAP Japan), a national coalition of the Global Call to Action A...
 
Small City Wants to Become 'Big Experimental City' with New Pilot Programs

March 4, 2016

Policy / Systems

 

Small City Wants to Become 'Big Experimental City' with New Pilot Programs

Katsuragi City of Nara Prefecture and Ricoh Japan, an office equipment sales c...
 
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...
 
Illegal Logging Issues - Significance and Challenges: Pertinence of Forest Management Governance in Japan & Other Countries

June 30, 2015

Newsletter

 

Illegal Logging Issues - Significance and Challenges: Pertinence of Forest Management Governance in Japan & Other Countries

Ever since the global decrease in tropical forests became a matter of concern ...
 
Japan's

April 20, 2015

Newsletter

 

Japan's "FutureCity" Initiative: Fourth-Year Update

In recent years, individuals, organizations, and governments around the world h...
 
FutureCity Initiative Holds International Forum Overseas for First Time

March 20, 2015

Policy / Systems

 

FutureCity Initiative Holds International Forum Overseas for First Time

Japan's Cabinet Office and Cabinet Secretariat held its FutureCity Initiative I...
 
Kyoto Tackles Mission of Becoming World-Class Bike-Friendly City

March 15, 2015

Transportation / Mobility

 

Kyoto Tackles Mission of Becoming World-Class Bike-Friendly City

Kyoto City released on December 10, 2014, the draft version of a revised compre...
 
FutureCity International Forum Held in Higashimatsushima

March 4, 2015

Policy / Systems

 

FutureCity International Forum Held in Higashimatsushima

Japan's Cabinet Office and Cabinet Secretariat held the Fourth "FutureCity" Ini...
 
Crowdfunding in Japan

February 19, 2015

Money

 

Crowdfunding in Japan

Awareness of crowdfunding in Japan, while still low, is gradually spreading. I...
 
Kawasaki City Provides Employment Support to Welfare Recipients

January 17, 2015

Policy / Systems

 

Kawasaki City Provides Employment Support to Welfare Recipients

While the Japanese government increases welfare spending year after year, ther...
 
Perception, Awareness, Efforts over Biodiversity Shrinking

November 21, 2014

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Perception, Awareness, Efforts over Biodiversity Shrinking

A survey of Japanese people on biodiversity revealed a decrease in people's pe...
 
Towards Cities Where Anybody Would Wants to Live: the

April 4, 2014

Newsletter

 

Towards Cities Where Anybody Would Wants to Live: the "FutureCity" Initiative

-->--> In recent years, people in many parts of the world are working to create...
 
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...
 
Energy Saving Support System for Households Starts in Nagano Prefecture

January 22, 2014

Energy Conservation

 

Energy Saving Support System for Households Starts in Nagano Prefecture

Nagano Prefecture announced the commencement of an energy saving support program...
 
MOE Provides Six Million Yen to Businesses Seeking Carbon Neutral Certification

November 21, 2013

Climate Change

 

MOE Provides Six Million Yen to Businesses Seeking Carbon Neutral Certification

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) started accepting applications for model p...
 
'Kitakyushu Model' for Green City Development Published in Three Languages

November 20, 2013

Policy / Systems

 

'Kitakyushu Model' for Green City Development Published in Three Languages

The Kitakyushu Asian Center for Low Carbon Society, established and operated b...
 
Tokyo to Save 190 Million Yen Annually by Switching to New Electricity Producers, Suppliers

November 4, 2013

Renewable Energy

 

Tokyo to Save 190 Million Yen Annually by Switching to New Electricity Producers, Suppliers

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) announced on August 16, 2013, that i...
 
Mock Election Collects Votes from 10,000 Future Voters

October 10, 2013

Policy / Systems

 

Mock Election Collects Votes from 10,000 Future Voters

The Network Association for Mock Election Japan, a non-profit organization t...
 
Survey Shows Over 60% of Municipalities Prefer Businesses Contributing to Sustainable-Community Building

September 30, 2013

Policy / Systems

 

Survey Shows Over 60% of Municipalities Prefer Businesses Contributing to Sustainable-Community Building

According to a report on a survey of social responsibility of local governme...
 
Bell-Cricket Conservation Ordinance Protects Rich Natural Environment of Azumino-Matsukawa Village

September 22, 2013

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Bell-Cricket Conservation Ordinance Protects Rich Natural Environment of Azumino-Matsukawa Village

An ordinance to protect suzumushi, the Japanese name for bell crickets, was ...
 
Japanese Ministry to Subsidize Local Governments for Introduction of LED Streetlights

September 16, 2013

Policy / Systems

 

Japanese Ministry to Subsidize Local Governments for Introduction of LED Streetlights

Ministry of the Environment (MOE) announced on March 29, 2013, that it has s...
 
Sasayama City Begins Subsidizing Grass-Root Activities to Protect and Restore Nature

September 14, 2013

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Sasayama City Begins Subsidizing Grass-Root Activities to Protect and Restore Nature

The government of Sasayama City, located in the central eastern part of Hyog...
 
Kanagawa Offers Subsidy and Tax Break for Household Smart Energy Systems

September 11, 2013

Policy / Systems

 

Kanagawa Offers Subsidy and Tax Break for Household Smart Energy Systems

Kanagawa Prefecture, located in central Japan, started accepting application...
 
Action Plans for Global Warming Countermeasures Established by About 80 Percent of Local Governments

September 10, 2013

Climate Change

 

Action Plans for Global Warming Countermeasures Established by About 80 Percent of Local Governments

Japan's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) published a survey on March 29, 2013, ...
 
Food Companies to Launch Delivery-Rules Revision Project to Reduce Food Loss

September 4, 2013

Food

 

Food Companies to Launch Delivery-Rules Revision Project to Reduce Food Loss

A working group of 16 major Japanese food companies, working to review busin...
 
One Year After Commencement of Feed-in Tariff, Grid Improvements Needed

September 2, 2013

Policy / Systems

 

One Year After Commencement of Feed-in Tariff, Grid Improvements Needed

Certification status (cumulative) and operation commencement status for systems...
 
Atsugi Develops Biodiversity Strategy

September 1, 2013

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Atsugi Develops Biodiversity Strategy

The city of Atsugi in Kanagawa Prefecture, located about 45 kilometers from To...
 
LIXIL, Kamikatsu Verify Success of New Local Wastewater Treatment System

August 14, 2013

Policy / Systems

 

LIXIL, Kamikatsu Verify Success of New Local Wastewater Treatment System

LIXIL Corporation, a Japanese manufacturer comprehensive living and housing ...
 
 Buy Flowers Downtown and Ride the Train for Free? A Look at Toyama's Creative Approaches to Being a Vibrant City in a Time of Depopulation

August 13, 2013

Newsletter

 

Buy Flowers Downtown and Ride the Train for Free? A Look at Toyama's Creative Approaches to Being a Vibrant City in a Time of Depopulation

Toyama City is the capital of Toyama Prefecture, located in the Hokuriku r...
 
Seven Cities Including Tsukuba, Niigata Newly Selected as 'Eco-Model Cities'

August 9, 2013

Policy / Systems

 

Seven Cities Including Tsukuba, Niigata Newly Selected as 'Eco-Model Cities'

The Japanese Cabinet Secretariat announced on March 15, 2013, that the gover...
 
 JFS's Newest Challenge: The

August 6, 2013

Newsletter

 

JFS's Newest Challenge: The "Local Well-Being" Project

Background We often hear the word "sustainability" in use around the glo...
 
First Citizen-Initiated Referendum Held in Tokyo

July 29, 2013

Policy / Systems

 

First Citizen-Initiated Referendum Held in Tokyo

Copyright Citizens' group to incorporate the opinions of residents in the metro...
 
Report on Japan's Electricity System Reform Compiled

April 29, 2013

Policy / Systems

 

Report on Japan's Electricity System Reform Compiled

The Expert Committee on the Electricity System Reform of the Advisory Committee ...
 
Japan's Diet Members' Nonpartisan Alliance Established to Assist Nuclear Accident Victims

April 28, 2013

Policy / Systems

 

Japan's Diet Members' Nonpartisan Alliance Established to Assist Nuclear Accident Victims

On January 22, 2013, a parliamentarians' nonpartisan alliance called the "Diet M...
 
Japanese Economy Ministry Unveils Time Schedule for Electricity System Reform

April 6, 2013

Policy / Systems

 

Japanese Economy Ministry Unveils Time Schedule for Electricity System Reform

A panel of experts on the electricity system reform under the Japanese Ministry...
 
Yokohama and Asian Cities Agree at Conference to Cooperate on Developing 'Smart Cities'

March 3, 2013

Policy / Systems

 

Yokohama and Asian Cities Agree at Conference to Cooperate on Developing 'Smart Cities'

The City of Yokohama, in central Japan, hosted an international conference on "s...
 
Japan Introduces New Tax on Carbon Emissions

January 4, 2013

Climate Change

 

Japan Introduces New Tax on Carbon Emissions

The Japanese government introduced on October 1, 2012, a tax for reducing carbon...
 
Fukuoka City to Switch from Old Fluorescent to LED Lights

December 20, 2012

Policy / Systems

 

Fukuoka City to Switch from Old Fluorescent to LED Lights

Fukuoka City in Fukuoka Prefecture announced on August 1, 2012, plans to upgrade...
 
Mt. Fuji's Hometown Welcomes PV and Wind Power Facilities but Within Limits to Preserve Heritage Views

December 8, 2012

Policy / Systems

 

Mt. Fuji's Hometown Welcomes PV and Wind Power Facilities but Within Limits to Preserve Heritage Views

Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture, announced on September 5, 2012, that i...
 
Japan Releases Strategy to Commercialize Biomass Use, Support Local Industry and Strengthen Distributed Energy Supply

December 2, 2012

Policy / Systems

 

Japan Releases Strategy to Commercialize Biomass Use, Support Local Industry and Strengthen Distributed Energy Supply

Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) announced on Sept...
 
MLIT Selects 1,320 Zero-Energy House Projects for Grant Program

November 29, 2012

Policy / Systems

 

MLIT Selects 1,320 Zero-Energy House Projects for Grant Program

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) announced...
 
City of Kitakyushu Tests Dynamic Pricing in Advance of Peak Demand to Encourage Energy Saving

November 12, 2012

Policy / Systems

 

City of Kitakyushu Tests Dynamic Pricing in Advance of Peak Demand to Encourage Energy Saving

The city of Kitakyushu, in Japan's Fukuoka Prefecture, started the trial ado...
 
Tokyo Municipality Introduces Home Solar Project for Efficient Cost Recovery

October 8, 2012

Policy / Systems

 

Tokyo Municipality Introduces Home Solar Project for Efficient Cost Recovery

Setagaya General Services Co., an affiliated organization of Setagaya Ward, Toky...
 
Sapporo Issues Electronic Money in Exchange for LED Purchases

October 7, 2012

Policy / Systems

 

Sapporo Issues Electronic Money in Exchange for LED Purchases

Sapporo City of Japan has been conducting a project called the "Sapporo LED Prom...
 
Kanagawa Prefecture Starts Accepting Second Solar Bank System Installation Plans

October 3, 2012

Policy / Systems

 

Kanagawa Prefecture Starts Accepting Second Solar Bank System Installation Plans

Kanagawa Prefecture Government(KPG) announced on June 7, 2012, that it would res...
 
Two Japanese Ministries Urge Widespread Household Shift to Energy-Efficient Lighting

September 20, 2012

Policy / Systems

 

Two Japanese Ministries Urge Widespread Household Shift to Energy-Efficient Lighting

Japan's Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and ...
 
Trading Market for Distributed/Green Electricity Established in Japan

September 4, 2012

Policy / Systems

 

Trading Market for Distributed/Green Electricity Established in Japan

The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announced that a market for...
 
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