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Towards Cities Where Anybody Would Wants to Live: the

Apr 04, 2014

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[March 2014] Towards Cities Where Anybody Would Wants to Live: the "FutureCity" Initiative

-->--> In recent years, people in many parts of the world are working to create...

 
Expressing Gratitude by Presenting Gifts in

Apr 01, 2014

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[March 2014] Expressing Gratitude by Presenting Gifts in "Fuguro" Bags

About 35,000 persons used to live in Watari Town, located about 26 kilometers ...

 
Social Vision in an Era of Population Decline from the Perspective of Local Economy and Well-being

Mar 31, 2014

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[March 2014] Social Vision in an Era of Population Decline from the Perspective of Local Economy and Well-being

In fiscal 2013, Japan for Sustainability (JFS) worked on a Local Well-Being Pr...

 
The Foodloss Challenge Project, a Co-created Project on Food Loss and Waste

Mar 18, 2014

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[February 2014] The Foodloss Challenge Project, a Co-created Project on Food Loss and Waste

"Roughly one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted gl...

 
Japan's First Floating Offshore Wind Power Project Making Progress, Addressing Challenges

Mar 04, 2014

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[February 2014] Japan's First Floating Offshore Wind Power Project Making Progress, Addressing Challenges

As reported in the November 2013 JFS Newsletter, the growth of the ratio of po...

 
Review and Future Directions of JFS's Local Well-Being Project

Feb 27, 2014

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[February 2014] Review and Future Directions of JFS's Local Well-Being Project

In 2013, JFS worked on the development of local indicators of well-being as on...

 
JFS Survey Provides Insights about Global Readership of CSR Reports by Japanese Corporations

Feb 11, 2014

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[January 2014] JFS Survey Provides Insights about Global Readership of CSR Reports by Japanese Corporations

As part of its activities to disseminate information about sustainability eff...

 
Green Gift -- an Innovative Financial Flow

Feb 04, 2014

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[January 2014] Green Gift -- an Innovative Financial Flow

In Japan, the number of houses with solar panel installations has been increas...

 
Unique Share Houses Emerging One after Another in Japan

Jan 31, 2014

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[January 2014] Unique Share Houses Emerging One after Another in Japan

Unlike in the United States and other countries where sharing a room or house ...

 
Hyogo Prefecture's Long-Term Vision for the 21st Century and the 'Hyogo Well-being  Index'

Jan 05, 2014

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[December 2013] Hyogo Prefecture's Long-Term Vision for the 21st Century and the 'Hyogo Well-being Index'

JFS launched its "Local Well-Being" Project, in April 2013, to focus on loc...

 
Allotment Gardens Sprout One after Another as Interest Grows in Urban Agriculture

Jan 03, 2014

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[December 2013] Allotment Gardens Sprout One after Another as Interest Grows in Urban Agriculture

Japan's food self-sufficiency rate is as low as 40 percent on a caloric bas...

 
Resident-Led Efforts to Secure Local Public Transport Systems

Jan 01, 2014

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[December 2013] Resident-Led Efforts to Secure Local Public Transport Systems

One of the problems emerging from Japan's decreasing population and aging s...

 
Kumamoto's Challenge to Maximize Citizens' Happiness --

Dec 24, 2013

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[November 2013] Kumamoto's Challenge to Maximize Citizens' Happiness -- "Aggregate Kumamoto Happiness (AKH)"

Kumamoto Prefecture, located almost exactly in the center of Kyushu Island in...

 
Renewable Energy in Japan -- Current Trends Show Promise and Opportunities

Dec 17, 2013

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[November 2013] Renewable Energy in Japan -- Current Trends Show Promise and Opportunities

A demonstration floating offshore wind power facility started operations on N...

 
Let's Bring about Real Change to Water Supply Infrastructure! Taking Another Look at Ecological Purification Systems

Dec 10, 2013

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[November 2013] Let's Bring about Real Change to Water Supply Infrastructure! Taking Another Look at Ecological Purification Systems

After the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, we in Japan faced an eno...

 
Sense-Ware and Kids' Design for Sustainable Manufacturing

Nov 26, 2013

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[October 2013] Sense-Ware and Kids' Design for Sustainable Manufacturing

Manabu Akaike of Universal Design Intelligence, Inc. has been working as a ...

 
Toshiba Tec's New Reuse System Cuts Office Paper Use Up to 80%

Nov 19, 2013

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[October 2013] Toshiba Tec's New Reuse System Cuts Office Paper Use Up to 80%

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 105) http://www.tos...

 
Update: Recent Developments in Nuclear Energy Policy Issues in Japan

Nov 12, 2013

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[October 2013] Update: Recent Developments in Nuclear Energy Policy Issues in Japan

This update on nuclear energy policy issues in Japan follows our most rece...

 
 The 'Miracle of Kamaishi': How 3,000 Students Survived March 11

Oct 22, 2013

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[September 2013] The 'Miracle of Kamaishi': How 3,000 Students Survived March 11

Photo courtesy of Katada Lab (Graduate School of Engineering, Gunma Universi...

 
 Japanese Municipalities' Efforts to Conserve Groundwater

Oct 15, 2013

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[September 2013] Japanese Municipalities' Efforts to Conserve Groundwater

Groundwater is present almost everywhere except in deserts. Depletion of g...

 
 Transboundary Air Pollution from China: Possibilities for Cooperation with Japan

Oct 08, 2013

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[September 2013] Transboundary Air Pollution from China: Possibilities for Cooperation with Japan

In the winter of 2012-2013, a serious air pollution event in China also b...

 
 Arakawa City's 'Gross Arakawa Happiness' (GAH) Initiative Challenges GDP-Centric Thinking, Supports a Sustainable, Happier Community

Sep 24, 2013

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[August 2013] Arakawa City's 'Gross Arakawa Happiness' (GAH) Initiative Challenges GDP-Centric Thinking, Supports a Sustainable, Happier Community

We are constantly offered opportunities in society to rethink the meaning...

 
 Eco-Cooking - Tokyo Gas Co.

Sep 17, 2013

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[August 2013] Eco-Cooking - Tokyo Gas Co.

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 104) http://www.to...

 
 Rebuilding Every 20 Years Renders Sanctuaries Eternal -- the Sengu Ceremony at Jingu Shrine in Ise

Sep 10, 2013

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[August 2013] Rebuilding Every 20 Years Renders Sanctuaries Eternal -- the Sengu Ceremony at Jingu Shrine in Ise

Shikinen Sengu ceremony that takes place every 20 years at Jingu Shrine in...

 
 Food Waste and Disaster Relief from the Perspective of the Food Bank (Part Two)

Aug 20, 2013

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[July 2013] Food Waste and Disaster Relief from the Perspective of the Food Bank (Part Two)

Food banks receive food donations from a wide variety of sources such as im...

 
 Buy Flowers Downtown and Ride the Train for Free? A Look at Toyama's Creative Approaches to Being a Vibrant City in a Time of Depopulation

Aug 13, 2013

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[July 2013] Buy Flowers Downtown and Ride the Train for Free? A Look at Toyama's Creative Approaches to Being a Vibrant City in a Time of Depopulation

Toyama City is the capital of Toyama Prefecture, located in the Hokuriku r...

 
 JFS's Newest Challenge: The

Aug 06, 2013

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[July 2013] JFS's Newest Challenge: The "Local Well-Being" Project

Background We often hear the word "sustainability" in use around the glo...

 
 Food Waste and Disaster Relief from the Perspective of the Food Bank (Part One)

Jul 23, 2013

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[June 2013] Food Waste and Disaster Relief from the Perspective of the Food Bank (Part One)

Japan's food self-sufficiency rate based on calories is currently around 4...

 
 Update: Recent Developments in Nuclear Energy Policy Issues in Japan

Jul 16, 2013

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[June 2013] Update: Recent Developments in Nuclear Energy Policy Issues in Japan

In JFS Newsletter No. 126 (February 2013), we reported on the state of energy...

 
 Iron Is the Key -- Iron Ion Replenishment for Sustainable Oceans

Jul 09, 2013

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[June 2013] Iron Is the Key -- Iron Ion Replenishment for Sustainable Oceans

Scattering iron-charcoal balls at Yuya Bay, Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefectur...

 
 Tokyo's Adachi Ward Promotes Community Ties to Prevent Citizen Isolation

Jun 18, 2013

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[May 2013] Tokyo's Adachi Ward Promotes Community Ties to Prevent Citizen Isolation

Adachi Ward is located in the northeast of Tokyo, and is the fourth most ...

 
 Meeting the Challenge of Stable Green Electricity Supply with Powdered Hydrogen Compound Fuel: Earth Project Co.

Jun 11, 2013

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[May 2013] Meeting the Challenge of Stable Green Electricity Supply with Powdered Hydrogen Compound Fuel: Earth Project Co.

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 103) "I want to ac...

 
 Children of Japan's Earthquake Disaster Stage Musical to Present Gift of Compassion to the World

Jun 04, 2013

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[May 2013] Children of Japan's Earthquake Disaster Stage Musical to Present Gift of Compassion to the World

Some children that lived through the Great East Japan Earthquake disaster,...

 
 Integrating Eastern and Western Wisdom Could Hold the Keys to a More Sustainable World

May 21, 2013

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[April 2013] Integrating Eastern and Western Wisdom Could Hold the Keys to a More Sustainable World

Japan is positioned almost as a bridge between the East and West. The convict...

 
 Conserving Black-Necked Cranes in Bhutan

May 14, 2013

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[April 2013] Conserving Black-Necked Cranes in Bhutan

A certain village in Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan, has been covered in the Jap...

 
 Coworking -- A New Working Style for Connecting People

May 07, 2013

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[April 2013] Coworking -- A New Working Style for Connecting People

We are now living in an era when we can work anywhere, just by using our...

 
 Co-Growth Marketing: Linking Companies, Society, and Individuals

Apr 16, 2013

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[March 2013] Co-Growth Marketing: Linking Companies, Society, and Individuals

In connection with the release of the "AQUA," a compact hybrid vehicle fr...

 
 Japanese High School Students Work on Seabed Waste Issue

Apr 09, 2013

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[March 2013] Japanese High School Students Work on Seabed Waste Issue

Various reports on environmental protection were presented at a meeting ent...

 
 The 'Era of Turbulence' and Japan's Paths to the Future

Apr 02, 2013

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[March 2013] The 'Era of Turbulence' and Japan's Paths to the Future

Ahead of other countries in the world, Japan's population has begun to decl...

 
 Toward Realizing a Sustainable Society -- the Eco-Products Exhibition

Mar 19, 2013

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[February 2013] Toward Realizing a Sustainable Society -- the Eco-Products Exhibition

http://eco-pro.com/eco2012/english/index.html "The Greener, The Smarter -...

 
 Tracking Sustainable Energy Zones in Japan: Status of Renewable Energy Supply in Municipalities

Mar 12, 2013

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[February 2013] Tracking Sustainable Energy Zones in Japan: Status of Renewable Energy Supply in Municipalities

The percentage of renewable energy in Japan's total energy supply is onl...

 
 Creating Well-being Indicators of Japan, by Japan, for Japan

Mar 05, 2013

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[February 2013] Creating Well-being Indicators of Japan, by Japan, for Japan

Movements to measure progress not only by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) but al...

 
 Japan's Energy Situation after the Great East Japan Earthquake

Mar 01, 2013

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[February 2013] Japan's Energy Situation after the Great East Japan Earthquake

Since the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred on March 11, 2011, and the...

 
 Historic Local Community Pathways in Japan Help Protect Green Spaces from Developers

Feb 19, 2013

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[January 2013] Historic Local Community Pathways in Japan Help Protect Green Spaces from Developers

A key word used worldwide in the context of sustainable society is the c...

 
 Japanese Fishery Meets Challenge to Reduce Bycatch from World's Oceans (Part Two)

Feb 12, 2013

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[January 2013] Japanese Fishery Meets Challenge to Reduce Bycatch from World's Oceans (Part Two)

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), one of the world's largest conserv...

 
 Resilience and the Steady-State Economy: Japan's Sustainability Lessons from the 2011 Disasters and a Declining Population

Feb 05, 2013

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[January 2013] Resilience and the Steady-State Economy: Japan's Sustainability Lessons from the 2011 Disasters and a Declining Population

According to data on ecological footprints, human activity today is consumin...

 
 Candle Night Marks its Tenth Anniversary -- A 'Beginning' from an 'Ending'

Jan 22, 2013

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[December 2012] Candle Night Marks its Tenth Anniversary -- A 'Beginning' from an 'Ending'

With its catch phrase of "Turn off the lights. Take it slow," a citizens'...

 
 Japanese Fishery Meets Challenge to Reduce Bycatch from World's Oceans (Part One)

Jan 15, 2013

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[December 2012] Japanese Fishery Meets Challenge to Reduce Bycatch from World's Oceans (Part One)

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), one of the world's largest conservat...

 
 Science Council of Japan Releases Policy Recommendations on High-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal

Jan 08, 2013

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[December 2012] Science Council of Japan Releases Policy Recommendations on High-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal

Regardless of what Japan decides about its future nuclear energy policy, the ...

 
 Shifting to a Sharing-Oriented Society

Dec 18, 2012

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[November 2012] Shifting to a Sharing-Oriented Society

In the JFS Newsletter issue of June 2011, entitled "Message to Today's '3-De...

 

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