Steady-State Economy

Infinite economic growth is impossible on a planet with finite capacity. We need to shift toward a steady-state economy -- one that can be dynamic while its size stays the same. Ahead of other countries in the world, Japan has entered an era of declining population, which could be a window of opportunity to move toward a steady-state economy. This section presents ideas and efforts toward such an economy.
 
Jul 9, 2017
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As a global forerunner among aging societies, Japan is now experiencing many p...
 
Jun 30, 2017
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Japan leads the world in terms of longevity. It is also the fastest aging coun...
 
Jun 18, 2017
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The "Share Village" project has been ongoing in Japan since 2015, with the aim ...
 
 
Fewer People Think Continued GDP Growth Necessary or Possible -- Survey Results Released
Jun 15, 2017
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Changes in technology are enabling our modes of living to be perceived visuall...
 
The Zero-to-One Village Revitalization Movement in Chizu Town, Tottori Prefecture
May 31, 2017
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A Japanese town often mentioned as a municipality making innovative efforts to...
 
 
Toward a Sustainable Society - Learning from Japan's Edo Period and Contributing from Asia to the World
Feb 28, 2017
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Junko Edahiro, chief executive of Japan for Sustainability, delivered a keynot...
 
Majority of Japanese Elderly Not Saved Enough for Retirement, More than Double U.S.
Nov 27, 2016
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The Japanese Cabinet Office released the Annual Report on the Aging Society 201...
 
 
What are the Secrets to a Long, Healthy Life? From Japan's Longest-Lived Prefecture, Nagano
Sep 30, 2016
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Building a society with a healthy lifestyle, where even the elderly can lead a...
 
Future Vision of Economic Growth and Sustainable Society
Mar 16, 2016
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Mariko Kawaguchi, chief researcher at Daiwa Institute of Research, Ltd., analy...
 
 
Villagers Use Hand-Made Canals and Their Own Money to Generate Micro-Hydropower
Feb 29, 2016
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Itoshiro is a village located in Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture, right next to Fuk...
 
Learning and Applying Lessons from the Sustainable Economy of the Edo Period
Feb 9, 2016
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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
Jan 29, 2016
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In the last JFS Newsletter, the December 2015 issue, we introduced the 1% Rura...
 
 
 

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