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 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...

 
  Tell the Whole Truth about the Tragic Accident to Extract Useful Lessons for a Safer Nation

Dec 11, 2012

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[November 2012] Tell the Whole Truth about the Tragic Accident to Extract Useful Lessons for a Safer Nation

In order to investigate the causes and background of the Fukushima Daiichi...

 
 Report on the Rapid Rise of Renewable Energy Generation Capacity in Japan

Dec 04, 2012

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[November 2012] Report on the Rapid Rise of Renewable Energy Generation Capacity in Japan

In the article "Japan's Feed-in-Tariff Scheme Kicks Off!" published in our Ju...

 

Nov 20, 2012

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[October 2012] "Sapporo Smile Index" - a Driving Force for Policy Implementation

Recently an increasing number of local governments in Japan have been develop...

 
 Update on Planning Japan's Energy Future to 2030

Nov 13, 2012

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[October 2012] Update on Planning Japan's Energy Future to 2030

As we reported in our February and May JFS newsletter issues, the process is ...

 
 Global Youth See Reconstruction Efforts Firsthand after 2011 Japan Earthquake -- Transforming What Survivors Learned into Lessons for the World

Nov 06, 2012

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[October 2012] Global Youth See Reconstruction Efforts Firsthand after 2011 Japan Earthquake -- Transforming What Survivors Learned into Lessons for the World

Japan for Sustainability (JFS) organized the "Learning Journey in Tohoku" fr...

 
 Interview on Post-March 11 Visions -- Japan's Regeneration from the Perspective of Forests

Oct 23, 2012

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[September 2012] Interview on Post-March 11 Visions -- Japan's Regeneration from the Perspective of Forests

One year and a half has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake on M...

 
 Transition Towns in Japan and a Try for Local Energy Independence by Fujino Denryoku

Oct 16, 2012

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[September 2012] Transition Towns in Japan and a Try for Local Energy Independence by Fujino Denryoku

The former Fujino Town in Sagamihara City in northwestern Kanagawa Prefectur...

 
 Creating Happier Communities: Over 22 Local Governments in Japan Preparing a

Oct 09, 2012

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[September 2012] Creating Happier Communities: Over 22 Local Governments in Japan Preparing a "Happiness Index" to Measure Progress

Japan for Sustainability (JFS) has, in its newsletters and other webpages, co...

 
 Update on the Discussion in Japan on Energy and Environment Policy Options to 2030

Sep 18, 2012

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[August 2012] Update on the Discussion in Japan on Energy and Environment Policy Options to 2030

As we reported in our February and May issues, the process to determine ener...

 
 Sompo Japan's Environmental Activities Developed in Step with the Earth Summit

Sep 11, 2012

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[August 2012] Sompo Japan's Environmental Activities Developed in Step with the Earth Summit

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 102) http://www.so...

 
 Architectural Design in Harmony with Nature Contributes to Sustainable Development of Society: Takenaka Corporation

Aug 21, 2012

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[July 2012] Architectural Design in Harmony with Nature Contributes to Sustainable Development of Society: Takenaka Corporation

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 101) http://www.tak...

 
 After Rio+20 -- How to Deliver the Voices of Civil Society to Decision-makers?

Aug 14, 2012

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[July 2012] After Rio+20 -- How to Deliver the Voices of Civil Society to Decision-makers?

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, known as Rio+20, w...

 
 Japan's Feed-in-Tariff Scheme Kicks Off!

Aug 07, 2012

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[July 2012] Japan's Feed-in-Tariff Scheme Kicks Off!

System to Promote Renewable Energy Adopted A feed-in-tariff (FIT) system th...

 
 Listening to the Voices of the Young Who Will Lead Society in 2030 -- A Meeting to Consider Energy Issues from the Perspective of Today's Youth

Jul 24, 2012

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[June 2012] Listening to the Voices of the Young Who Will Lead Society in 2030 -- A Meeting to Consider Energy Issues from the Perspective of Today's Youth

The Japanese government set up the Fundamental Issues Subcommittee on Jap...

 
 'Naimono-wa-nai' ('What we haven't got we do without') -- Learning from Ama Town's Efforts for Local Revitalization

Jul 17, 2012

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[June 2012] 'Naimono-wa-nai' ('What we haven't got we do without') -- Learning from Ama Town's Efforts for Local Revitalization

There are four inhabited islands collectively called the Oki Islands about...

 
 Planning JFS's Next Steps for Another 10 Years

Jul 10, 2012

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[June 2012] Planning JFS's Next Steps for Another 10 Years

Japan for Sustainability (JFS) will celebrate its tenth anniversary at the en...

 
 In Pursuit of Gross National Happiness -- Community-building in Koura Town, Shiga Prefecture

Jun 26, 2012

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[May 2012] In Pursuit of Gross National Happiness -- Community-building in Koura Town, Shiga Prefecture

In April 2012, a high-level meeting on well-being and happiness was jointly h...

 
 Re-Examining GDP Growth Projections to Plan Japan's Future Energy Policy

Jun 19, 2012

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[May 2012] Re-Examining GDP Growth Projections to Plan Japan's Future Energy Policy

In response to the energy crisis caused by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear acci...

 
 Japanese Private Citizen Sector Efforts Toward Rio+20

Jun 12, 2012

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[May 2012] Japanese Private Citizen Sector Efforts Toward Rio+20

The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), kno...

 
 Unique Community Farm Management in Kamiina District Shifting Focus from Owning to Using Farms

May 29, 2012

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[April 2012] Unique Community Farm Management in Kamiina District Shifting Focus from Owning to Using Farms

"Initiatives and Achievements of Local Governments in Japan" (No. 38) Far...

 
 Making the Impossible Possible --

May 22, 2012

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[April 2012] Making the Impossible Possible -- "Miracle Apples" and Natural Cultivation

In Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, in northern Japan "Miracle Apples" are bei...

 
 JFS Launches

May 15, 2012

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[April 2012] JFS Launches "Learn to Create in Tohoku" Projects: Learning from Tohoku Now and Fostering Hope for the Future

The Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, caused catastrophic dama...

 
 Assisting Reconstruction Through Photography: Nikon Corporation

Apr 26, 2012

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[March 2012] Assisting Reconstruction Through Photography: Nikon Corporation

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 100) http://www.nik...

 
 Applying Evolving Technologies Inspired by Nature to Human Society

Apr 17, 2012

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[March 2012] Applying Evolving Technologies Inspired by Nature to Human Society

"JFS's 'Get Inspired by Nature' Project" (No. 6) Introduction Since Au...

 
 Towards Rio+20: Proposal for an Intergovernmental Ethics Panel

Apr 10, 2012

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[March 2012] Towards Rio+20: Proposal for an Intergovernmental Ethics Panel

In anticipation of the Rio+20 Summit coming up in June this year, Ryoichi ...

 
 Get Inspired by Nature: Showcasing Interesting Examples

Mar 27, 2012

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[February 2012] Get Inspired by Nature: Showcasing Interesting Examples

"JFS's 'Get Inspired by Nature' Project" (No. 5) With a view to reducing env...

 
 Japan's Strategic Energy Plan under Review after 2011 Nuclear Disaster

Mar 20, 2012

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[February 2012] Japan's Strategic Energy Plan under Review after 2011 Nuclear Disaster

The Japanese government launched a review of its energy policies after the...

 
 Heavy-Duty Vehicle CO2 Emission Reduction Measures -- Tokyo Metropolitan Government Creates New Indicators Based on Fuel Efficiency

Mar 13, 2012

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[February 2012] Heavy-Duty Vehicle CO2 Emission Reduction Measures -- Tokyo Metropolitan Government Creates New Indicators Based on Fuel Efficiency

"Initiatives and Achievements of Local Governments in Japan" (No. 37) The...

 
 Scientist and Synthetic Thinker Kumagusu Minakata - Japan's First Ecologist

Feb 28, 2012

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[January 2012] Scientist and Synthetic Thinker Kumagusu Minakata - Japan's First Ecologist

"Japanese Philosophers/Leaders for Sustainability" (No. 3) In 2004, "Sa...

 
 How to Increase Resilience in the Economy, Society, and Everyday Life?

Feb 21, 2012

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[January 2012] How to Increase Resilience in the Economy, Society, and Everyday Life?

A Lesson from the March 11 Quake and Tsunami: An Awareness of the Importance o...

 
 Dragonfly Wing Design Pioneers the Future -- Development of the Micro Wind Turbine

Feb 14, 2012

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[January 2012] Dragonfly Wing Design Pioneers the Future -- Development of the Micro Wind Turbine

When I visited an exhibition about nature-based technology held in Tokyo in...

 
 Achieving a Sustainable Society through Insurance Business -- Nipponkoa Insurance Co.

Jan 31, 2012

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[December 2011] Achieving a Sustainable Society through Insurance Business -- Nipponkoa Insurance Co.

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 99) http://www.nipp...

 
 Outcomes and Lessons Learned from Measures in Japan to Save Electricity in Summer 2011

Jan 24, 2012

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[December 2011] Outcomes and Lessons Learned from Measures in Japan to Save Electricity in Summer 2011

Japan's experience in the summer of 2011 essentially functioned as a national...

 
 A Lesson from the March 11 Quake and Tsunami: An Awareness of the Importance of 'Resilience'

Jan 17, 2012

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[December 2011] A Lesson from the March 11 Quake and Tsunami: An Awareness of the Importance of 'Resilience'

The Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011, has taug...

 
 Kanazawa's Challenge -- Prototype for Local Production & Local Consumption of Energy

Dec 20, 2011

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[November 2011] Kanazawa's Challenge -- Prototype for Local Production & Local Consumption of Energy

"Initiatives and Achievements of Local Governments in Japan" (No. 36) Kan...

 
 Children Visit Tohoku University's Ecollab. -- Learning Future Technologies through Environmental Study

Dec 13, 2011

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[November 2011] Children Visit Tohoku University's Ecollab. -- Learning Future Technologies through Environmental Study

"JFS's 'Get Inspired by Nature' Project" (No. 3) As part of JFS's "Get Ins...

 
 How Japanese Lifestyles and Awareness Changed after the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake

Dec 06, 2011

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[November 2011] How Japanese Lifestyles and Awareness Changed after the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake

Eight months have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent ...

 
 Reconnecting Forests and People by Saving Acorns

Nov 22, 2011

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[October 2011] Reconnecting Forests and People by Saving Acorns

Kagawa Prefecture in Shikoku, southwestern Japan, has been working for 19...

 
 Technologies to Save the Earth -- Learning from Nature (Part 2)

Nov 15, 2011

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[October 2011] Technologies to Save the Earth -- Learning from Nature (Part 2)

"JFS's 'Get Inspired by Nature' Project" (No. 2) Interview with Prof. Emile H....

 

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