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.
Mar 12, 2017
All 725 households in the Yoshijima District (with a population of about 2,500...
Feb 28, 2017
Junko Edahiro, chief executive of Japan for Sustainability, delivered a keynot...
Feb 15, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
Building a society with a healthy lifestyle, where even the elderly can lead a...
Survey Shows More than 60% of Japanese Workers Want to Give Higher Priority to Personal Lives
Sep 8, 2016
The Research Institute for Advancement of Living Standards in Japan released it...
Kodomo-Shokudo Project to Provide Children with a Warm Meal and Place to Visit
Apr 21, 2016
There are many initiatives providing food to people in need in both developing...
Future Vision of Economic Growth and Sustainable Society
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...

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