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 Japan Begins Feed-in Tariff Scheme to Accelerate Renewable Energy Promotion

Nov 08, 2011

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[October 2011] Japan Begins Feed-in Tariff Scheme to Accelerate Renewable Energy Promotion

Japan needs to immediately and drastically increase its use of renewable ener...

 
 Happiness Indexes - a Discussion

Oct 25, 2011

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[September 2011] Happiness Indexes - a Discussion

Concepts and initiatives on how to measure happiness -- the ultimate goal of ...

 
 Life without Electricity - Pursuing a Pleasant, Electricity-Free Lifestyle

Oct 18, 2011

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[September 2011] Life without Electricity - Pursuing a Pleasant, Electricity-Free Lifestyle

It is not all that long ago when we began using so many electrical applianc...

 
 Technologies to Save the Earth -- Learning from Nature (Part 1)

Oct 11, 2011

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[September 2011] Technologies to Save the Earth -- Learning from Nature (Part 1)

"JFS's 'Get Inspired by Nature' Project" (No. 1) Interview with Prof. Emile H....

 
 JFS's 'Get Inspired by Nature' Project Poised for Launch

Sep 27, 2011

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[August 2011] JFS's 'Get Inspired by Nature' Project Poised for Launch

Life on Earth first emerged 3.8 billion years ago. Since then, living thi...

 
 Open Platform for Energy Policy Discussion Launched

Sep 20, 2011

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[August 2011] Open Platform for Energy Policy Discussion Launched

In the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the nuclear accident a...

 
 2011 Summer Energy-Saving Efforts in Japan:

Sep 13, 2011

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[August 2011] 2011 Summer Energy-Saving Efforts in Japan: "We Can Make It!"--Achievements and Success Factors

Japan is now experiencing its usual hot humid summer. [(Tokyo's summer temper...

 
 Japan Adapts (and Remembers) Amid Power Shortages after 2011 Great Earthquake, Nuclear Accidents

Aug 23, 2011

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[July 2011] Japan Adapts (and Remembers) Amid Power Shortages after 2011 Great Earthquake, Nuclear Accidents

On July 1, 2011, the government imposed mandatory curbs on electricity us...

 
 Japan's Eco-City Contest -- Review of its Ten-Year History

Aug 16, 2011

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[July 2011] Japan's Eco-City Contest -- Review of its Ten-Year History

Minamata City Wins First "Eco-City Capital" Prize on Contest's 10th Anniv...

 
 How Did the Great East Japan Earthquake Affect Ecosystems and Biodiversity?

Aug 08, 2011

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[July 2011] How Did the Great East Japan Earthquake Affect Ecosystems and Biodiversity?

The Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011 caused tremen...

 
 Japanese Companies Devising Ways to Deal with Electricity Shortages Caused by the Great Earthquake and Nuclear Accident

Jul 26, 2011

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[June 2011] Japanese Companies Devising Ways to Deal with Electricity Shortages Caused by the Great Earthquake and Nuclear Accident

In the aftermath of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 and...

 
 De-Ownership, De-Materialization, De-Monetization -- Junko Edahiro's Message to Today's '3-De' Generation (TEDxTokyo, May 2011)

Jul 19, 2011

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[June 2011] De-Ownership, De-Materialization, De-Monetization -- Junko Edahiro's Message to Today's '3-De' Generation (TEDxTokyo, May 2011)

On May 21, 2011, JFS chief executive Junko Edahiro delivered a short spe...

 
 An Interactive Webcast with Japan's Prime Minister on Renewable Energy Policy: A First for Japan

Jul 12, 2011

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[June 2011] An Interactive Webcast with Japan's Prime Minister on Renewable Energy Policy: A First for Japan

On the afternoon of Sunday, June 12, 2011, Prime Minister Naoto Kan met in...

 
 Love for Treasured Local Landscapes Creates New Bonds: A Look at Tokyo's Setagaya Ward

Jun 28, 2011

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[May 2011] Love for Treasured Local Landscapes Creates New Bonds: A Look at Tokyo's Setagaya Ward

"Initiatives and Achievements of Local Governments in Japan" (No. 35) Hav...

 
 Creating a Used Clothing Recycling System in Japan

Jun 14, 2011

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[May 2011] Creating a Used Clothing Recycling System in Japan

Along with economic growth, most people have come to equate the "good lif...

 
 Coexisting with Nature: Reflections after the Devastating 2011 Earthquake in Japan

Jun 03, 2011

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[May 2011] Coexisting with Nature: Reflections after the Devastating 2011 Earthquake in Japan

On March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake hit, causing devastatio...

 
 Japan's Power Shortages and Countermeasures After the Tohoku Earthquake, Tsunami and Fukushima Nuclear Crisis

May 24, 2011

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[April 2011] Japan's Power Shortages and Countermeasures After the Tohoku Earthquake, Tsunami and Fukushima Nuclear Crisis

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and massive tsunami waves up to...

 
 2010 Talk Show: Seeking a Better Future, Rather Than Despair -- Part 3

May 17, 2011

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[April 2011] 2010 Talk Show: Seeking a Better Future, Rather Than Despair -- Part 3

On December 31, 2010, an interesting talk show took place in Tokyo. This issu...

 
 New Survey Asks How Nuclear Accident Changed Public Awareness of Japan's Energy Future

May 13, 2011

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[April 2011] New Survey Asks How Nuclear Accident Changed Public Awareness of Japan's Energy Future

The Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan, an industry group of ele...

 
 Plant Native Trees, Recreate Forests to Protect the Future: Respected Ecosystem Scientist Akira Miyawaki

Apr 26, 2011

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[March 2011] Plant Native Trees, Recreate Forests to Protect the Future: Respected Ecosystem Scientist Akira Miyawaki

Dr. Akira Miyawaki is a vegetation ecologist, professor emeritus of Yok...

 
 Tokyo Metropolitan Government's Efforts to Control Diesel Vehicle Emissions

Apr 12, 2011

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[March 2011] Tokyo Metropolitan Government's Efforts to Control Diesel Vehicle Emissions

"Initiatives and Achievements of Local Governments in Japan" (No. 34) http://...

 
 2010 Talk Show: Seeking a Better Future, Rather Than Despair -- Part 2

Mar 22, 2011

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[February 2011] 2010 Talk Show: Seeking a Better Future, Rather Than Despair -- Part 2

On December 31, 2010, an interesting talk show took place in Tokyo. Following...

 
 Social Entrepreneurship Starting with One Japanese Daikon Radish - Kazuyoshi Fujita, President of

Mar 15, 2011

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[February 2011] Social Entrepreneurship Starting with One Japanese Daikon Radish - Kazuyoshi Fujita, President of "Daichi wo Mamoru Kai"

People all around Japan are paying increasing attention to lifestyles that...

 

Mar 08, 2011

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[February 2011] "Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy, and Society (ISHES)" Launched in Japan, "Dilemma of Economic Growth" Survey Results Released

China's gross domestic product (GDP) is on track to become the second largest...

 
 2010 Talk Show: Seeking a Better Future, Rather Than Despair -- Part 1

Feb 28, 2011

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[January 2011] 2010 Talk Show: Seeking a Better Future, Rather Than Despair -- Part 1

On December 31, 2010, an interesting talk show took place in Tokyo and this i...

 
 Achieving Independent Local Change -- the Ohisama Zero-yen System in Iida City

Feb 22, 2011

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[January 2011] Achieving Independent Local Change -- the Ohisama Zero-yen System in Iida City

"Initiatives and Achievements of Local Governments in Japan" (No. 33) Lo...

 
 Restoration of the Rare Mishima Baikamo Plant, Exchange with Korean NGO: Flowering Initiatives by

Feb 15, 2011

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[January 2011] Restoration of the Rare Mishima Baikamo Plant, Exchange with Korean NGO: Flowering Initiatives by "Groundwork Mishima"

The city of Mishima, in Shizuoka Prefecture, is about one hour west of T...

 
 Kawasaki City's Latest Cutting-Edge Environmental Technologies for the World

Jan 25, 2011

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[December 2010] Kawasaki City's Latest Cutting-Edge Environmental Technologies for the World

'Initiatives and Achievements of Local Governments in Japan' (No. 32) http://...

 
 The Future Is Closer Than You Think

Jan 18, 2011

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[December 2010] The Future Is Closer Than You Think

This is the hundredth issue of the JFS newsletter. A Japanese proverb goe...

 
 Bringing Environmental Information to Viewers via TV and the Internet: NHK Global Media Services Inc.

Jan 11, 2011

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[December 2010] Bringing Environmental Information to Viewers via TV and the Internet: NHK Global Media Services Inc.

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 98): http://www.nh...

 
 Dentsu Inc. Contributing to Society by Connecting Clients and Citizens

Dec 21, 2010

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[November 2010] Dentsu Inc. Contributing to Society by Connecting Clients and Citizens

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 97): http://www.de...

 
 China's Movement toward Environment Protection and Sustainability: JFS Expanding to Promote

Dec 14, 2010

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[November 2010] China's Movement toward Environment Protection and Sustainability: JFS Expanding to Promote "China for Sustainability" and "Asia for Sustainability"

Japan for Sustainability (JFS) marked its eighth anniversary in August 2010 a...

 
 Initiatives to Restore the Tidal Flats of Ago Bay

Dec 07, 2010

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[November 2010] Initiatives to Restore the Tidal Flats of Ago Bay

A tidal flat is a coastal wetland consisting of an area of sand and mud th...

 
 Sony Aims to Help Combat Social Problems in Africa Using the Power of Football(Soccer)

Nov 23, 2010

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[October 2010] Sony Aims to Help Combat Social Problems in Africa Using the Power of Football(Soccer)

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 96): http://www.so...

 
 To Keep the Flow of Money in Our Own Hands

Nov 16, 2010

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[October 2010] To Keep the Flow of Money in Our Own Hands

Bank by Citizens, for Citizens -- NPO Bank While citizen's participation ...

 
 From Our Hands, We Pass Nature's Torch: Junko Edahiro's Message to the World (Part Two)

Nov 09, 2010

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[October 2010] From Our Hands, We Pass Nature's Torch: Junko Edahiro's Message to the World (Part Two)

In last month's issue we printed the first half of a speech by Junko Edah...

 
 From Our Hands, We Pass Nature's Torch: Junko Edahiro's Message to the World (Part One)

Oct 26, 2010

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[September 2010] From Our Hands, We Pass Nature's Torch: Junko Edahiro's Message to the World (Part One)

JFS chief executive Junko Edahiro delivered a keynote speech for particip...

 
 Transforming Agriculture and Economy to Save the Japanese Crested Ibis: Sado Island

Oct 19, 2010

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[September 2010] Transforming Agriculture and Economy to Save the Japanese Crested Ibis: Sado Island

Sado Island is located in the Japan Sea just off the coast of the northwe...

 
 Sustainable Investor Co. Providing Financing to Make the Earth Healthy, People Happy

Oct 12, 2010

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[September 2010] Sustainable Investor Co. Providing Financing to Make the Earth Healthy, People Happy

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 95) https://www.sus...

 
 Conserving Energy and Contributing to Sustainable Society, While Recognizing Individuals and Community Uniqueness: MOS Food Services, Inc.

Sep 21, 2010

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[August 2010] Conserving Energy and Contributing to Sustainable Society, While Recognizing Individuals and Community Uniqueness: MOS Food Services, Inc.

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 94) http://www.mos....

 
 Japan's Toyama Bay: Working to Restore the Links between Forests, Rivers, and the Sea

Sep 14, 2010

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[August 2010] Japan's Toyama Bay: Working to Restore the Links between Forests, Rivers, and the Sea

Toyama Bay, a "Natural Fish Tank" Toyama Bay is a large bay on the east ...

 
 From Smart Grid to Smart Community

Sep 07, 2010

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[August 2010] From Smart Grid to Smart Community

The phrase "smart grid" can be heard everywhere these days. In this issue of ...

 
 Small Hydropower Brings Possibility of Locally Generated Electricity for Local Consumption

Aug 17, 2010

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[July 2010] Small Hydropower Brings Possibility of Locally Generated Electricity for Local Consumption

As of 2008, there were a total of 4,861 hydro, thermal, and nuclear power...

 
 CO2 Emissions from the Japanese Transport Sector Already Decreasing

Aug 10, 2010

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[July 2010] CO2 Emissions from the Japanese Transport Sector Already Decreasing

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have been increasing worldwide. Expanding ...

 
 Japan's Leading Water Treatment Technology and its Potential

Jul 27, 2010

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[June 2010] Japan's Leading Water Treatment Technology and its Potential

Introduction The earth is called the water planet: Two thirds of its surfac...

 
 Japan's Fuji Xerox: Using Document Services to Foster Change in Society

Jul 20, 2010

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[June 2010] Japan's Fuji Xerox: Using Document Services to Foster Change in Society

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 92) http://www.fuji...

 
 Tokyo Metropolitan Government Leads Japan, Launches Own GHG Emissions Cap-and-Trade Program

Jul 13, 2010

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[June 2010] Tokyo Metropolitan Government Leads Japan, Launches Own GHG Emissions Cap-and-Trade Program

The megacity of Tokyo is like a country in many ways. It consumes as muc...

 
 Kao Group

Jun 22, 2010

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[May 2010] Kao Group "Eco Together" with Consumers and Society through New Products and Processes

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 91) http://www.kao....

 
 Japanese Food Self-Sufficiency and Local Initiatives to Improve It

Jun 15, 2010

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[May 2010] Japanese Food Self-Sufficiency and Local Initiatives to Improve It

Have you ever wondered what the level of food self-sufficiency is in your cou...

 

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