Steady-State Economy

Future Vision of Economic Growth and Sustainable Society

March 16, 2016

Newsletter

 

Future Vision of Economic Growth and Sustainable Society

Mariko Kawaguchi, chief researcher at Daiwa Institute of Research, Ltd., analy...
 
Learning and Applying Lessons from the Sustainable Economy of the Edo Period

February 9, 2016

Newsletter

 

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

Newsletter

 

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...
 
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

Newsletter

 

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...
 
Finding Balance between the Two Extremes of Economic Growth and Happiness

December 12, 2015

Newsletter

 

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...
 
Biomass Energy Powered the Edo Period

August 11, 2015

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Biomass Energy Powered the Edo Period

The interval of Japan's history between 1603 and 1867 is called the Edo Period...
 
Japan's Depopulating Society: Population Concentration in Tokyo and the Disappearance of Local Municipalities (Part 2)

July 31, 2015

Newsletter

 

Japan's Depopulating Society: Population Concentration in Tokyo and the Disappearance of Local Municipalities (Part 2)

The previous issue of the JFS Newsletter introduced problems resulting from a ...
 
The Pursuit of Economic Growth Requires a Balance between 'Yin' and 'Yang'

July 20, 2015

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The Pursuit of Economic Growth Requires a Balance between 'Yin' and 'Yang'

The Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy and Society (ISHES), with JFS ...
 
Japan's Depopulating Society: Population Concentration in Tokyo and the Disappearance of Local Municipalities (Part 1)

July 13, 2015

Newsletter

 

Japan's Depopulating Society: Population Concentration in Tokyo and the Disappearance of Local Municipalities (Part 1)

A report released in May 2014, the so-called "Masuda Report," made a big impac...
 
Fact or Fiction: Does Economic Growth Alleviate Joblessness and Poverty?

February 24, 2015

Steady-State Economy

 

Fact or Fiction: Does Economic Growth Alleviate Joblessness and Poverty?

Approximately 80% of Japanese people think that continued GDP growth is necess...
 
Toward a Sustainable Japan: Challenges and Changes in Society and Population

January 14, 2015

Newsletter

 

Toward a Sustainable Japan: Challenges and Changes in Society and Population

Junko Edahiro, chief executive of Japan for Sustainability, delivered a keynot...
 
Transforming Lifeless Shopping Streets into Animated Spaces

January 9, 2015

Steady-State Economy

 

Transforming Lifeless Shopping Streets into Animated Spaces

The declining vitality of shopping streets has become a concern nationwide in ...
 
The Dilemma of Economic Growth - Necessity vs. Feasibility Results of Survey on Economic Growth Released

December 29, 2014

Newsletter

 

The Dilemma of Economic Growth - Necessity vs. Feasibility Results of Survey on Economic Growth Released

Quite a few municipalities in Japan have developed and are using their own hap...
 
What Kind of Economy Produces True Affluence? - Interview with Philosopher Takashi Uchiyama (Part 2)

December 9, 2014

Newsletter

 

What Kind of Economy Produces True Affluence? - Interview with Philosopher Takashi Uchiyama (Part 2)

The Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy and Society, with JFS as its o...
 
What Kind of Economy Produces True Affluence? - Interview with Philosopher Takashi Uchiyama (Part 1)

November 18, 2014

Newsletter

 

What Kind of Economy Produces True Affluence? - Interview with Philosopher Takashi Uchiyama (Part 1)

The Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy and Society, with JFS as its o...
 
Depopulation of Society: Debate in Japan, One of the World's First Countries to Face the Issues

June 30, 2014

Newsletter

 

Depopulation of Society: Debate in Japan, One of the World's First Countries to Face the Issues

Issues surrounding depopulation have been hotly debated in Japan in recent yea...
 
Social Vision in an Era of Population Decline from the Perspective of Local Economy and Well-being

March 31, 2014

Newsletter

 

Social Vision in an Era of Population Decline from the Perspective of Local Economy and Well-being

In fiscal 2013, Japan for Sustainability (JFS) worked on a Local Well-Being Pr...
 
 The 'Era of Turbulence' and Japan's Paths to the Future

April 2, 2013

Newsletter

 

The 'Era of Turbulence' and Japan's Paths to the Future

Ahead of other countries in the world, Japan's population has begun to decl...
 
 Resilience and the Steady-State Economy: Japan's Sustainability Lessons from the 2011 Disasters and a Declining Population

February 5, 2013

Newsletter

 

Resilience and the Steady-State Economy: Japan's Sustainability Lessons from the 2011 Disasters and a Declining Population

According to data on ecological footprints, human activity today is consumin...
 
Japanese Birth Rate Hits Record Low in 2005

February 13, 2007

Steady-State Economy

 

Japanese Birth Rate Hits Record Low in 2005

The Total Fertility Rate (TFR)* in Japan hit a record low of 1.26 in 2005, falli...
 
First-Ever Decline Recorded in Japanese Population in 2005

May 27, 2006

Steady-State Economy

 

First-Ever Decline Recorded in Japanese Population in 2005

Japan's overall population was 127.76 million as of October 1, 2005, according t...
 
Employment/Labor Policies Proposed for Japan's Era of Declining Population

December 28, 2005

Policy / Systems

 

Employment/Labor Policies Proposed for Japan's Era of Declining Population

The Employment Policy Study Group, commissioned by Japan's Ministry of Health, L...
 
Government and Industry Leaders Tackle Japan's Declining Birthrate

September 7, 2005

Policy / Systems

 

Government and Industry Leaders Tackle Japan's Declining Birthrate

The Japanese government held the first meeting of the "Government and Industry L...
 
Japan's Under-15 Population Marks 24th Straight Year of Decline

August 29, 2005

Steady-State Economy

 

Japan's Under-15 Population Marks 24th Straight Year of Decline

The population of children under 15 years of age in Japan stood at 17.65 million...
 
Population Growth Hits Postwar Low in Japan

May 17, 2005

Steady-State Economy

 

Population Growth Hits Postwar Low in Japan

As of October 1, 2004, Japan's population growth hit its post-World War II low i...
 
Japan's Birthrate Drops Further

July 31, 2003

Steady-State Economy

 

Japan's Birthrate Drops Further

According to vital statistics announced by the Japan's Ministry of Health, Labou...
 
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