Well-Being

Movements and initiatives to pursue intrinsic happiness are emerging and spreading across Japan. We can see examples of people trying to measure happiness and genuine affluence, instead of just gross domestic products, and to emphasize the quality of life more in community planning. This section introduces initiatives to develop local "happiness indices" and efforts to create a society pursuing intrinsic well-being.
 
Jun 7, 2017
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Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly column in the Tokyo...
 
Apr 28, 2017
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A variety of efforts have been made in Japan to generate money flows for build...
 
Apr 19, 2017
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With the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games on the horizon, various initi...
 
 
Tokyo Metropolitan Area Railways Operating Campaign for more Safe, Comfortable Trip
Apr 6, 2017
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The railway businesses in the Tokyo metropolitan area including East Japan Rail...
 
Sustainable Community Building by Residents: Kirari Yoshijima Network
Mar 12, 2017
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All 725 households in the Yoshijima District (with a population of about 2,500...
 
 
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...
 
Ajinomoto Co. Undertakes Work Reforms to Promote Workplace Diversity
Feb 15, 2017
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Japanese food manufacturer Ajinomoto Co., announced on May 12, 2016, that it ha...
 
 
Young People at Japanese NPO Delve into Social Inequality Issues
Feb 5, 2017
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POSSE, a Japanese non-profit organization, was established in 2006 to address l...
 
Interview: Corporate 'Virtue'-based Evaluation System Helps Employees Grow
Jan 31, 2017
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Introduction The June 2015 JFS Newsletter (The Pursuit of Economic Growth Requ...
 
 
Food Bank Kansai --- Providing Surplus Food to Those in Need
Nov 30, 2016
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In Japan, five to eight million tons of food products are disposed of annually...
 
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...
 
 
'work with Pride' (wwP) Launches Index to Promote LGBT-inclusive Workplaces in Japan
Oct 10, 2016
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In June 2016, a Japanese nonprofit group called "work with Pride" (wwP) announ...
 
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...
 
 
 

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