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'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...

 
JFS's Local Responsible Consumers Study Meetings

Jun 09, 2015

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[May 2015] JFS's Local Responsible Consumers Study Meetings

Japan for Sustainability (JFS) has held seven study sessions titled "Local Res...

 
Developing Rural Community-Based Economies to Preserve Prosperous Villages for Future Generations

May 29, 2015

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[May 2015] Developing Rural Community-Based Economies to Preserve Prosperous Villages for Future Generations

On February 9, 2015, Japan for Sustainability (JFS) held a symposium on the th...

 
Abundance at Lake Saroma, Japan: Saroma Fishery Cooperative Practices Socialism within a Capitalist System (Part 1)

May 20, 2015

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[April 2015] Abundance at Lake Saroma, Japan: Saroma Fishery Cooperative Practices Socialism within a Capitalist System (Part 1)

The "transition town" movement from the United Kingdom and local energy projec...

 

May 13, 2015

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[April 2015] "Rooftop Leasing" Photovoltaic Generation Spreading across Japan

On the initiative of local governments in Japan, photovoltaic generation busin...

 
Japan's

Apr 20, 2015

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[March 2015] Japan's "FutureCity" Initiative: Fourth-Year Update

In recent years, individuals, organizations, and governments around the world h...

 
Shimokawa Town, Hokkaido: Establishing an Energy-Sustainable Small Town Management Model with Local Forest Resources (Part 1)

Apr 13, 2015

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[March 2015] Shimokawa Town, Hokkaido: Establishing an Energy-Sustainable Small Town Management Model with Local Forest Resources (Part 1)

Japan for Sustainability (JFS) worked on its Local Well-Being Project since Ap...

 
New Dining Style: Salvage Party Refashions Leftovers into Delicious Dishes

Mar 31, 2015

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[March 2015] New Dining Style: Salvage Party Refashions Leftovers into Delicious Dishes

Salvage Parties or "Salpa" have been attracting attention in Japan. At a Salpa...

 
Everyday Shopping Can Promote Local Economies, Says JFS Survey

Mar 17, 2015

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[February 2015] Everyday Shopping Can Promote Local Economies, Says JFS Survey

There was a shocking prediction that made headlines all over Japan in May 2014...

 
Development of Cosmetics -- Toward Abolishment of Animal Testing

Mar 09, 2015

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[February 2015] Development of Cosmetics -- Toward Abolishment of Animal Testing

Did you know that animal testing is conducted as part of cosmetics development...

 
Global Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction for Civil Society: Recognizing the Role of Citizens

Feb 27, 2015

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[February 2015] Global Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction for Civil Society: Recognizing the Role of Citizens

The United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) will b...

 
Current Status of SRI and Related Issues as It Expands in Japan

Feb 16, 2015

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[January 2015] Current Status of SRI and Related Issues as It Expands in Japan

The Global Sustainable Investment Review 2012 issued by the Global Sustainable...

 
The Correlation Between the Sense of Well-Being and the Labor Market in Japan

Feb 07, 2015

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[January 2015] The Correlation Between the Sense of Well-Being and the Labor Market in Japan

An interesting discussion on the characteristics of the Japanese people's subj...

 
The UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development: Achievements and Prospects from the Perspective of Citizens' Initiatives in Japan

Jan 30, 2015

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[January 2015] The UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development: Achievements and Prospects from the Perspective of Citizens' Initiatives in Japan

The year 2015 has now begun. The decade starting from 2005 was designated by t...

 
Achievements of Japan's Feed-In Tariff Scheme and Challenges for Power System Reform

Jan 24, 2015

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[December 2014] Achievements of Japan's Feed-In Tariff Scheme and Challenges for Power System Reform

As JFS reported in an article released on November 3, 2014, Japan's power comp...

 
Toward a Sustainable Japan: Challenges and Changes in Society and Population

Jan 14, 2015

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[December 2014] Toward a Sustainable Japan: Challenges and Changes in Society and Population

Junko Edahiro, chief executive of Japan for Sustainability, delivered a keynot...

 
The Dilemma of Economic Growth - Necessity vs. Feasibility Results of Survey on Economic Growth Released

Dec 29, 2014

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[December 2014] The Dilemma of Economic Growth - Necessity vs. Feasibility Results of Survey on Economic Growth Released

Quite a few municipalities in Japan have developed and are using their own hap...

 
Toward a Sustainable Japan: Fukushima Accidents Show Japan's Challenges

Dec 19, 2014

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[November 2014] Toward a Sustainable Japan: Fukushima Accidents Show Japan's Challenges

Junko Edahiro, chief executive of Japan for Sustainability delivered a keynote...

 
What Kind of Economy Produces True Affluence? - Interview with Philosopher Takashi Uchiyama (Part 2)

Dec 09, 2014

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[November 2014] What Kind of Economy Produces True Affluence? - Interview with Philosopher Takashi Uchiyama (Part 2)

The Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy and Society, with JFS as its o...

 
Arase Dam: Japan's First Dam Removal Project Underway

Nov 28, 2014

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[November 2014] Arase Dam: Japan's First Dam Removal Project Underway

According to 2014 statistics released by the Japan Dam Foundation, as of Marc...

 
What Kind of Economy Produces True Affluence? - Interview with Philosopher Takashi Uchiyama (Part 1)

Nov 18, 2014

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[October 2014] What Kind of Economy Produces True Affluence? - Interview with Philosopher Takashi Uchiyama (Part 1)

The Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy and Society, with JFS as its o...

 
Japan Celebrates One Year Completely Nuclear-free: Second Phase of Energy [R]evolution Begins

Nov 10, 2014

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[October 2014] Japan Celebrates One Year Completely Nuclear-free: Second Phase of Energy [R]evolution Begins

The Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011 caused a tremendous damage and l...

 
Initiatives for Explaining the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster in a Simple Manner

Oct 31, 2014

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[October 2014] Initiatives for Explaining the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster in a Simple Manner

The Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC) wa...

 
Kochi's Challenge -- A Prefecture Tackling Depopulation (Part 2)

Oct 21, 2014

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[September 2014] Kochi's Challenge -- A Prefecture Tackling Depopulation (Part 2)

A previous issue of the JFS Newsletter (No.144) introduced comprehensive effor...

 
Planning for an Ethical Focus for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

Oct 09, 2014

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[September 2014] Planning for an Ethical Focus for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

Ryoichi Yamamoto (professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo and also a dir...

 
An Experiment From Green Valley in Kamiyama Town, Tokushima, Japan: How to Make Depopulated Areas Attractive

Sep 30, 2014

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[September 2014] An Experiment From Green Valley in Kamiyama Town, Tokushima, Japan: How to Make Depopulated Areas Attractive

"In 49.8 percent of municipalities in Japan, the number of women aged 20 to 39...

 
From Energy-Saving Architecture to Energy Self-Sufficient Architecture: History of Energy-Saving Architecture in Japan

Sep 16, 2014

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[August 2014] From Energy-Saving Architecture to Energy Self-Sufficient Architecture: History of Energy-Saving Architecture in Japan

To address the challenge of reducing energy consumption and carbon dioxide (CO...

 
Update on Japan's Efforts to Build National Resilience to Disasters

Sep 09, 2014

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[August 2014] Update on Japan's Efforts to Build National Resilience to Disasters

Japan's National Resilience Promotion Headquarters, with the Prime Minister ...

 
Kochi's Challenge -- A Prefecture Tackling Depopulation (Part 1)

Aug 28, 2014

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[August 2014] Kochi's Challenge -- A Prefecture Tackling Depopulation (Part 1)

On July 2, 2014, Masanao Ozaki, Governor of Kochi Prefecture, delivered a pres...

 
Kopernik: Innovative Crowd Funding NGO Gets Technology to People Who Need It The Most

Aug 12, 2014

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[July 2014] Kopernik: Innovative Crowd Funding NGO Gets Technology to People Who Need It The Most

We had the opportunity to interview Toshihiro Nakamura, co-founder and CEO of ...

 
Yokohama FC: Leader in Eco-Activities through Football-Related Carbon Offset

Aug 05, 2014

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[July 2014] Yokohama FC: Leader in Eco-Activities through Football-Related Carbon Offset

Have you heard of the term "carbon offset"? Under the Kyoto Protocol, develope...

 
Waste Management from a Broader Perspective - Lessons Learned from Japan's Experiences

Jul 31, 2014

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[July 2014] Waste Management from a Broader Perspective - Lessons Learned from Japan's Experiences

Recently I had an opportunity to address to waste managers at governmental lev...

 

Jul 15, 2014

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[June 2014] "Udon made from udon," and "Boiling udon using udon-derived fuel," --The Udon Marugoto Junkan (Total Udon Cycle) Project

Kagawa Prefecture in Shikoku Island is very famous for udon noodles. Annual co...

 
Lessons from Community Design in Japan's Showa Era: Urban Design for Living Well

Jul 08, 2014

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[June 2014] Lessons from Community Design in Japan's Showa Era: Urban Design for Living Well

In this issue of the JFS Newsletter we introduce an article titled "Lessons fr...

 
Depopulation of Society: Debate in Japan, One of the World's First Countries to Face the Issues

Jun 30, 2014

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[June 2014] Depopulation of Society: Debate in Japan, One of the World's First Countries to Face the Issues

Issues surrounding depopulation have been hotly debated in Japan in recent yea...

 
Thinking about Happiness at the Local Level: JFS Symposium Panel Discussion

Jun 17, 2014

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[May 2014] Thinking about Happiness at the Local Level: JFS Symposium Panel Discussion

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

 
Protecting Japanese Kids After School -- After-School Activities in Japan

Jun 10, 2014

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[May 2014] Protecting Japanese Kids After School -- After-School Activities in Japan

What are After-School Activities? Do you know what "after-school activities" a...

 
Starting from Tohoku: Tohoku Kaikon Aims to Reform Primary Industry through Information Sharing and Communication

May 13, 2014

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[April 2014] Starting from Tohoku: Tohoku Kaikon Aims to Reform Primary Industry through Information Sharing and Communication

Tohoku Kaikon Changing Society Through Food Issues About 100,000 people have b...

 
Showa-Tec Develops Products Inspired by Nature to Create New Added Values

May 06, 2014

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[April 2014] Showa-Tec Develops Products Inspired by Nature to Create New Added Values

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 106) Biomimicry is ...

 
Pursuing Local Economy and Well-Being in Ama Town, Shimane Prefecture

Apr 30, 2014

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[April 2014] Pursuing Local Economy and Well-Being in Ama Town, Shimane Prefecture

One of Japan for Sustainability's (JFS) themes for fiscal 2013 was the "Local ...

 
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...

 

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