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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...

 
Creating a Dialogue-Oriented City -- Thinking about Energy and the Future of Kashiwazaki City

May 30, 2014

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[May 2014] Creating a Dialogue-Oriented City -- Thinking about Energy and the Future of Kashiwazaki City

The Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent accidents at the Fukushima ...

 
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...

 
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...

 

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