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.
Sep 8, 2016
The Research Institute for Advancement of Living Standards in Japan released it...
Apr 21, 2016
There are many initiatives providing food to people in need in both developing...
Mar 16, 2016
Mariko Kawaguchi, chief researcher at Daiwa Institute of Research, Ltd., analy...
Finding Balance between the Two Extremes of Economic Growth and Happiness
Dec 12, 2015
Tetsufumi Okushi is known as an brilliant entrepreneur in Japan who grew a sin...
Toward a Happier City -- Nagakute Takes on Well-being Indicator Development
Nov 20, 2015
Nagakute, in Aichi Prefecture, has been actively promoting efforts proposed by...
Management Society for Promoting Well-Being at Work Established
Sep 3, 2015
Koji Sakamoto, a professor at Hosei University Graduate School of Regional Poli...
The Pursuit of Economic Growth Requires a Balance between 'Yin' and 'Yang'
Jul 20, 2015
The Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy and Society (ISHES), with JFS ...
Nara City Enacts Child-Friendly City Ordinance
Apr 24, 2015
Nara City in Nara Prefecture established the Child-friendly City Development O...
Fact or Fiction: Does Economic Growth Alleviate Joblessness and Poverty?
Feb 24, 2015
Approximately 80% of Japanese people think that continued GDP growth is necess...
The Correlation Between the Sense of Well-Being and the Labor Market in Japan
Feb 7, 2015
An interesting discussion on the characteristics of the Japanese people's subj...
Younger Generations Showing Lower Happiness Levels -- Caused by Stress from Work?
Jan 21, 2015
According to a 2014 White Paper by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and ...
Kawasaki City Provides Employment Support to Welfare Recipients
Jan 17, 2015
While the Japanese government increases welfare spending year after year, ther...
Study Project Begins Seeking Happy Local Communities
Dec 4, 2014
What factors are essential for local regions and their residents to be happy? ...

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