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Food Bank Kansai --- Providing Surplus Food to Those in Need

Nov 30, 2016

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[November 2016] Food Bank Kansai --- Providing Surplus Food to Those in Need

In Japan, five to eight million tons of food products are disposed of annually...

 
Fukushima Evacuees Still Unable to Go Home Over 5 Years after Earthquake, Nuclear Accident

Nov 24, 2016

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[October 2016] Fukushima Evacuees Still Unable to Go Home Over 5 Years after Earthquake, Nuclear Accident

Duff Figgy Some Rights Reserved. Over five-and-a-half years have passed since ...

 
Substantial Change toward Expansion: The Sustainable Investment Market in Japan

Nov 15, 2016

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[October 2016] Substantial Change toward Expansion: The Sustainable Investment Market in Japan

Having used to be limited to individual investors, Japan's sustainable investm...

 
Community Currency 'Bunji' Changing the Way Money is Used

Oct 31, 2016

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[October 2016] Community Currency 'Bunji' Changing the Way Money is Used

Japan is a convenient society. People can go shopping without speaking at all....

 
Chiiki Mirai Juku : Local Communities Support Government's Tutoring Program to Fight Child Poverty in Japan

Oct 18, 2016

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[September 2016] Chiiki Mirai Juku : Local Communities Support Government's Tutoring Program to Fight Child Poverty in Japan

Child poverty is attracting growing concern in Japan. It is a problem requirin...

 
'work with Pride' (wwP) Launches Index to Promote LGBT-inclusive Workplaces in Japan

Oct 10, 2016

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[September 2016] 'work with Pride' (wwP) Launches Index to Promote LGBT-inclusive Workplaces in Japan

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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[September 2016] What are the Secrets to a Long, Healthy Life? From Japan's Longest-Lived Prefecture, Nagano

Building a society with a healthy lifestyle, where even the elderly can lead a...

 
Innovative 'Hometown Tax' Donation Program Supports Municipalities

Sep 19, 2016

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[August 2016] Innovative 'Hometown Tax' Donation Program Supports Municipalities

Japan has a program in which Japanese citizens living anywhere can donate mone...

 
Community Building through Local Money Circulation Analysis -- The Case of Minamata, Japan

Sep 11, 2016

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[August 2016] Community Building through Local Money Circulation Analysis -- The Case of Minamata, Japan

Overcoming a Shrinking Local Economy The ability to make local economies more ...

 
Making Olympic Gold Medals from 'Urban Mine' Sources

Aug 31, 2016

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[August 2016] Making Olympic Gold Medals from 'Urban Mine' Sources

We reported in the June 2016 JFS Newsletter that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Pa...

 
Auto Sales Industry Cooperates to Tackle Social Responsibility: Examples from Yamagata, Japan

Aug 14, 2016

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[July 2016] Auto Sales Industry Cooperates to Tackle Social Responsibility: Examples from Yamagata, Japan

Cars are a necessity of life for people who live outside of major cities. At t...

 
Marginal Community, Urban Citizens, College Students Collaborate for Kodomo-Shokudo Project

Jul 29, 2016

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[July 2016] Marginal Community, Urban Citizens, College Students Collaborate for Kodomo-Shokudo Project

It has been just over a year since I started the Edahiro Laboratory, working w...

 
Aiming for Sustainable Tokyo Olympic, Paralympic Games

Jul 19, 2016

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[June 2016] Aiming for Sustainable Tokyo Olympic, Paralympic Games

Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Paralympics Tokyo will be hosting the 2020 Olympic and Pa...

 
Initiative by Kuradashi.jp Cuts Food Waste in Japan and Saves Money

Jul 07, 2016

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[June 2016] Initiative by Kuradashi.jp Cuts Food Waste in Japan and Saves Money

An estimated 6.42 million tons of food loss and waste is generated annually in...

 
Tohoku and the World: 5 Years Since The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Jun 30, 2016

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[June 2016] Tohoku and the World: 5 Years Since The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Starting in August 2015, JFS has been organizing meetup events to discuss sust...

 
The Story of Japan's First Citizen-Funded Wind Power Plant: The Path to Success

Jun 23, 2016

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[May 2016] The Story of Japan's First Citizen-Funded Wind Power Plant: The Path to Success

After working for a municipality and a consumers' co-op, Toru Suzuki started a...

 
Toward a Sustainable Society and Economy -- Green Purchasing Network Celebrating 20th Anniversary

Jun 13, 2016

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[May 2016] Toward a Sustainable Society and Economy -- Green Purchasing Network Celebrating 20th Anniversary

The Green Purchasing Network (GPN), an organization comprising entities that p...

 
Sustainable Fishery Catches Only 30% of Fish Entering Net -- Etchu-type Set Net Fishing in Himi

May 31, 2016

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[May 2016] Sustainable Fishery Catches Only 30% of Fish Entering Net -- Etchu-type Set Net Fishing in Himi

Japanese and Fisheries The depletion of fishery resources and collapse of fish...

 
Once Desolate, Now Attracting Attention as a Successful Farming Village: Kawakami, Nagano Prefecture

May 20, 2016

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[April 2016] Once Desolate, Now Attracting Attention as a Successful Farming Village: Kawakami, Nagano Prefecture

Kawakami in the Minamisaku district of Nagano Prefecture in central Japan is a...

 
Learning from the Past: Traditional Flood Control Systems in Japan's Kofu Basin

May 11, 2016

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[April 2016] Learning from the Past: Traditional Flood Control Systems in Japan's Kofu Basin

Incidents of heavy rains and floods are increasing around the world as the imp...

 
'Community Car Sharing' Supports the Bond of Mutual Aid

Apr 28, 2016

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[April 2016] 'Community Car Sharing' Supports the Bond of Mutual Aid

Even before the disaster, Japan's Tohoku (northeastern) region had many areas ...

 
Kodomo-Shokudo Project to Provide Children with a Warm Meal and Place to Visit

Apr 21, 2016

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[March 2016] Kodomo-Shokudo Project to Provide Children with a Warm Meal and Place to Visit

There are many initiatives providing food to people in need in both developing...

 
Message from Women in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake

Apr 14, 2016

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[March 2016] Message from Women in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake

Five years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake. What thoughts do...

 
Report from Fukushima: Five Years after the Great East Japan Earthquake

Mar 31, 2016

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[March 2016] Report from Fukushima: Five Years after the Great East Japan Earthquake

On March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake caused massive devastation ...

 
Future Vision of Economic Growth and Sustainable Society

Mar 16, 2016

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[February 2016] Future Vision of Economic Growth and Sustainable Society

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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[February 2016] Villagers Use Hand-Made Canals and Their Own Money to Generate Micro-Hydropower

Itoshiro is a village located in Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture, right next to Fuk...

 
NPO Bank 'of the People, by the People, for the People'

Feb 18, 2016

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[January 2016] NPO Bank 'of the People, by the People, for the People'

We need a certain amount of money to make our daily living. In particular, sta...

 
Learning and Applying Lessons from the Sustainable Economy of the Edo Period

Feb 09, 2016

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[January 2016] Learning and Applying Lessons from the Sustainable Economy of the Edo Period

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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[January 2016] Using the Circulation of Local Money to Recover the Economy and Population (Part 2): Research Shows the Benefits of 'Taking Back' Rural Revenues

In the last JFS Newsletter, the December 2015 issue, we introduced the 1% Rura...

 
Grace Co. - Assisting Environment-Related Job Recruitment to Promote Japan's Environmental Efforts

Jan 19, 2016

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[December 2015] Grace Co. - Assisting Environment-Related Job Recruitment to Promote Japan's Environmental Efforts

Japan is experiencing depopulation and an aging society, problems that are tho...

 
Aiming for Happiest Marginal Community in Japan through Renewable Energy

Dec 28, 2015

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[December 2015] Aiming for Happiest Marginal Community in Japan through Renewable Energy

Japan has entered a period of rapid population decline. If the trend continues...

 
Delivery of Magazines Together with Food Ingredients Increasing in Japan

Dec 21, 2015

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[November 2015] Delivery of Magazines Together with Food Ingredients Increasing in Japan

The Tohoku Taberu Tsushin (Eating Tohoku Magazine) initiative, which we introd...

 
Finding Balance between the Two Extremes of Economic Growth and Happiness

Dec 12, 2015

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[November 2015] Finding Balance between the Two Extremes of Economic Growth and Happiness

Tetsufumi Okushi is known as an brilliant entrepreneur in Japan who grew a sin...

 
Community Happy Solar!

Nov 28, 2015

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[November 2015] Community Happy Solar!

The Tokushima Regional Energy General Incorporated Association (TREGIA) is a b...

 
Toward a Happier City -- Nagakute Takes on Well-being Indicator Development

Nov 20, 2015

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[October 2015] Toward a Happier City -- Nagakute Takes on Well-being Indicator Development

Nagakute, in Aichi Prefecture, has been actively promoting efforts proposed by...

 
'White Paper on Local Use of Local Money': Ideas and Activities of the Community Youth Bank Momo

Nov 12, 2015

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[October 2015] 'White Paper on Local Use of Local Money': Ideas and Activities of the Community Youth Bank Momo

The term "nonprofit organization" (NPO) has become increasingly popular in Jap...

 
Greenery to Citizens! -- Urban Agriculture in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Oct 30, 2015

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[October 2015] Greenery to Citizens! -- Urban Agriculture in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

The city of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture is an ordinance-designated city wi...

 
'Present Tree' Initiative: Creating Forests by Planting Commemorative Trees Linking Urban and Rural Districts

Oct 13, 2015

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[September 2015] 'Present Tree' Initiative: Creating Forests by Planting Commemorative Trees Linking Urban and Rural Districts

In the last newsletter, we introduced the Hirono Wai-Wai Project as an initiat...

 
Update on the Restarting of Nuclear Power Plants in Japan

Sep 30, 2015

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[September 2015] Update on the Restarting of Nuclear Power Plants in Japan

On August 11, 2015, reactor 1 was restarted at Kyushu Electric Power Company's...

 
Reviving a Village by Giving it a Corporate Structure -- Efforts of Abamura LLC in Tsuyama City, Okayama Prefecture

Sep 22, 2015

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[August 2015] Reviving a Village by Giving it a Corporate Structure -- Efforts of Abamura LLC in Tsuyama City, Okayama Prefecture

Many villages and towns in Japan have disappeared as a result of consolidation...

 
Hirono Wai-Wai Project to Accelerate Recovery of Disaster-Stricken Areas

Sep 11, 2015

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[August 2015] Hirono Wai-Wai Project to Accelerate Recovery of Disaster-Stricken Areas

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which suffered an accident follow...

 
'Omusubi Money': Local Currency at Kids' Markets Empowers Communities in Japan

Aug 31, 2015

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[August 2015] 'Omusubi Money': Local Currency at Kids' Markets Empowers Communities in Japan

In this issue of the JFS Newsletter, we feature an interview with Dai Yoshida,...

 
Yahaba Waterworks Supporters Workshop -- Citizens Decide on the Future of the Water Supply

Aug 19, 2015

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[July 2015] Yahaba Waterworks Supporters Workshop -- Citizens Decide on the Future of the Water Supply

At a symposium on local governance and the water supply in November 2014, I he...

 
Biomass Energy Powered the Edo Period

Aug 11, 2015

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[July 2015] Biomass Energy Powered the Edo Period

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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[July 2015] Japan's Depopulating Society: Population Concentration in Tokyo and the Disappearance of Local Municipalities (Part 2)

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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[June 2015] The Pursuit of Economic Growth Requires a Balance between 'Yin' and 'Yang'

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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[June 2015] Japan's Depopulating Society: Population Concentration in Tokyo and the Disappearance of Local Municipalities (Part 1)

A report released in May 2014, the so-called "Masuda Report," made a big impac...

 
Illegal Logging Issues - Significance and Challenges: Pertinence of Forest Management Governance in Japan & Other Countries

Jun 30, 2015

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[June 2015] Illegal Logging Issues - Significance and Challenges: Pertinence of Forest Management Governance in Japan & Other Countries

Ever since the global decrease in tropical forests became a matter of concern ...

 
Abundance at Lake Saroma, Japan: Saroma Fishery Cooperative Practices Socialism within a Capitalist System (Part 2)

Jun 17, 2015

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[May 2015] Abundance at Lake Saroma, Japan: Saroma Fishery Cooperative Practices Socialism within a Capitalist System (Part 2)

In last month's issue of the JFS Newsletter, we introduced the first half of a...

 

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