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.
 
Nov 27, 2016
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The Japanese Cabinet Office released the Annual Report on the Aging Society 201...
 
Sep 30, 2016
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Building a society with a healthy lifestyle, where even the elderly can lead a...
 
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...
 
 
Aiming for Happiest Marginal Community in Japan through Renewable Energy
Dec 28, 2015
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Japan has entered a period of rapid population decline. If the trend continues...
 
Finding Balance between the Two Extremes of Economic Growth and Happiness
Dec 12, 2015
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Tetsufumi Okushi is known as an brilliant entrepreneur in Japan who grew a sin...
 
 
Biomass Energy Powered the Edo Period
Aug 11, 2015
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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)
Jul 31, 2015
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The previous issue of the JFS Newsletter introduced problems resulting from a ...
 
 
The Pursuit of Economic Growth Requires a Balance between 'Yin' and 'Yang'
Jul 20, 2015
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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)
Jul 13, 2015
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A report released in May 2014, the so-called "Masuda Report," made a big impac...
 
 
 

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