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Apr 27, 2010

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[March 2010] A "Do-Tank" for Finding New Value AMITA Institute for Sustainable Economies Co.

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 89): http://www.ais...

 
 Let's Increase Public Literacy on the Costs and Benefits of Action (and Inaction) on Climate Change

Apr 20, 2010

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[March 2010] Let's Increase Public Literacy on the Costs and Benefits of Action (and Inaction) on Climate Change

At the United Nations Summit on Climate Change in September 2009, Japanese Pr...

 
 A Village's Challenge -- Hakuba as a Sustainable Ski Resort

Apr 16, 2010

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[March 2010] A Village's Challenge -- Hakuba as a Sustainable Ski Resort

Many people in the world were inspired and impressed by the 2010 Olympic ...

 
 Aiming for 'Earth Satisfaction' by Providing a Selection of Goods and Information -- Cataloghouse Co., Ltd.

Mar 23, 2010

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[February 2010] Aiming for 'Earth Satisfaction' by Providing a Selection of Goods and Information -- Cataloghouse Co., Ltd.

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 88) http://www.cata...

 
 Local Eco-Point Initiatives Bringing Benefits to Individuals and Society

Mar 16, 2010

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[February 2010] Local Eco-Point Initiatives Bringing Benefits to Individuals and Society

In fiscal 2008, a total of 1.216 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) were em...

 
 Vision Quest 2020: Two Scenarios for Japan in Ten Years (Part Two)

Mar 09, 2010

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[February 2010] Vision Quest 2020: Two Scenarios for Japan in Ten Years (Part Two)

In the previous issue of the JFS Newsletter, I sketched out one of the po...

 
 Creative Printing Technology that Contributes to Realizing a Sustainable Society -- Toppan Printing Co.

Feb 23, 2010

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[January 2010] Creative Printing Technology that Contributes to Realizing a Sustainable Society -- Toppan Printing Co.

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 87): http://www.t...

 
 Vision Quest 2020: Two Scenarios for Japan in Ten Years (Part One)

Feb 16, 2010

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[January 2010] Vision Quest 2020: Two Scenarios for Japan in Ten Years (Part One)

A new decade has just started. At the beginning of the year I drew up my...

 

Feb 10, 2010

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[January 2010] "Bus Trigger" System Boosts Pedestrian Traffic and Public Transport in City of Kanazawa

The city of Kanazawa, with a population of about 460,000, is the capital ...

 
 Panasonic Unveils Concept for a Virtually Zero-CO2-Emissions House that Conserves, Generates, and Stores Energy

Jan 26, 2010

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[December 2009] Panasonic Unveils Concept for a Virtually Zero-CO2-Emissions House that Conserves, Generates, and Stores Energy

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 86): http://panas...

 
 Current Status and Future Prospects of Geothermal Energy Use in Japan

Jan 22, 2010

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[December 2009] Current Status and Future Prospects of Geothermal Energy Use in Japan

Introduction The temperature of the Earth's inner core is about 6,000 d...

 
 World Resources Forum Workshop

Jan 13, 2010

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[December 2009] World Resources Forum Workshop "Towards a New Economic Framework"

JFS co-founder Junko Edahiro attended the First World Resources Forum (WRF) ...

 
 Tokyo Gas - Developing Next-Generation Natural Gas Energy to Create a Sustainable Social System

Dec 25, 2009

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[November 2009] Tokyo Gas - Developing Next-Generation Natural Gas Energy to Create a Sustainable Social System

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 85): http://www.tok...

 
 Key Steps to Sustainability -- Junko Edahiro's Message to Young Student Reporters (Davos, Sept. 2009)

Dec 22, 2009

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[November 2009] Key Steps to Sustainability -- Junko Edahiro's Message to Young Student Reporters (Davos, Sept. 2009)

From September 15 to 16, 2009, JFS co-founder Junko Edahiro attended the Firs...

 
 A Report on the Development of Environmental NGOs in China

Dec 15, 2009

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[November 2009] A Report on the Development of Environmental NGOs in China

Since July 2009 JFS has hosted a Chinese intern student for six months.Taking...

 
 Japan's New Political Landscape: How Will Japan's Environmental and Climate Policies Change?

Nov 24, 2009

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[October 2009] Japan's New Political Landscape: How Will Japan's Environmental and Climate Policies Change?

When the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) won an outright majority in Japan's ...

 
 Human Resources Solutions for a Sustainable Society  -- Grace Co., Ltd.

Nov 17, 2009

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[October 2009] Human Resources Solutions for a Sustainable Society -- Grace Co., Ltd.

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 84) From its persp...

 
 The Ginza Honeybee Project -- Urban Development Inspired by Beekeeping

Nov 10, 2009

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[October 2009] The Ginza Honeybee Project -- Urban Development Inspired by Beekeeping

Ranked with the Fifth Avenue shopping district in New York City, Japan's G...

 
 Helping Conserve the Global Environment through CSR Financing  -- Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.

Oct 27, 2009

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[September 2009] Helping Conserve the Global Environment through CSR Financing -- Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 83) http://www.somp...

 
 City of Kyoto Partnering with Businesses, Citizens on Green Initiatives

Oct 20, 2009

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[September 2009] City of Kyoto Partnering with Businesses, Citizens on Green Initiatives

"Initiatives and Achievements of Local Governments in Japan" (No. 27) Japan's...

 
 Building Sustainable Communities for the 30th Century -- The Story of Ogawa, Japan's

Oct 16, 2009

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[September 2009] Building Sustainable Communities for the 30th Century -- The Story of Ogawa, Japan's "Organic Town"

Ogawa is a town in Saitama Prefecture, about an hour by train from Tokyo,...

 
 Seeking to Save Money, Live Better, and Support Sustainable Consumption  -- Seiyu GK.

Sep 22, 2009

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[August 2009] Seeking to Save Money, Live Better, and Support Sustainable Consumption -- Seiyu GK.

Seiyu GK. is a major retail chain in Japan, established in 1963. In 2002, Wal...

 
 Development of the 'Foxfire in Japan' Program for High School Students  to Learn from Forest Masters

Sep 17, 2009

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[August 2009] Development of the 'Foxfire in Japan' Program for High School Students to Learn from Forest Masters

The "Foxfire in Japan" program was launched in 2002, and is unique in tha...

 
 Community Laws Preserve Ancient City's Landscapes

Sep 09, 2009

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[August 2009] Community Laws Preserve Ancient City's Landscapes

The City of Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture Located in Kanagawa, a prefectu...

 
 Water Sustainability: Suntory Group's

Aug 25, 2009

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[July 2009] Water Sustainability: Suntory Group's "Bringing Water to Life" Activities

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 81) http://www.sunt...

 
 A Brief History of the Environmental Movement in Japan (Part II)

Aug 18, 2009

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[July 2009] A Brief History of the Environmental Movement in Japan (Part II)

In the previous issue, we looked back on the history of citizen movements and...

 
 Sprinkling Water to Cool Down Summer's Heat

Aug 12, 2009

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[July 2009] Sprinkling Water to Cool Down Summer's Heat

the Mission Uchimizu Campaign as Social Design In pre-air conditioner Jap...

 
 Stepping Up Efforts to Conserve Biodiversity--Ricoh Co.

Jul 28, 2009

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[June 2009] Stepping Up Efforts to Conserve Biodiversity--Ricoh Co.

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 80) Ricoh's Biodiv...

 
 A Brief History of the Environmental Movement in Japan (Part I)

Jul 21, 2009

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[June 2009] A Brief History of the Environmental Movement in Japan (Part I)

Citizens and the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) representing them have...

 
 A Key to Urban Comfort and Efficiency

Jul 14, 2009

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[June 2009] A Key to Urban Comfort and Efficiency

Japan's District Heating and Cooling Systems Introduction Most Japanese u...

 
 Sustainable Resource Procurement a Big Part of Becoming One of the World's Top Five Pulp and Paper Companies: The Journey of the Nippon Paper Group

Jun 23, 2009

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[May 2009] Sustainable Resource Procurement a Big Part of Becoming One of the World's Top Five Pulp and Paper Companies: The Journey of the Nippon Paper Group

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 79) http://www.np-g...

 
 Companies Causing a Wave of Change in Japanese Agriculture

Jun 16, 2009

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[May 2009] Companies Causing a Wave of Change in Japanese Agriculture

Amid growing concern about food safety and the nation's low food self-suffici...

 
 Bhutan: Creating Index to Measure People's Happiness

Jun 09, 2009

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[May 2009] Bhutan: Creating Index to Measure People's Happiness

Following the reports on China in our November and December issues in 2008 a...

 
 Worldwide Use of LED Printers Helping Conserve the Global Environment -- How OKI Data Corporation is Making an Impact

May 25, 2009

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[April 2009] Worldwide Use of LED Printers Helping Conserve the Global Environment -- How OKI Data Corporation is Making an Impact

Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work Article Series No. 78 http:...

 
 Efforts by Eco-Model Cities in Japan -- Part 2

May 20, 2009

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[April 2009] Efforts by Eco-Model Cities in Japan -- Part 2

In our last issue, we introduced the initiatives of three of the Eco-Model Cit...

 
 Japan's Growing Trend: Part-Time Farmers

May 12, 2009

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[April 2009] Japan's Growing Trend: Part-Time Farmers

Half Farmer, Half Something Else: "New" Lifestyles for an Eco-Friendly 21st Cent...

 
 Promoting Reduction of Environmental Impacts in Business: The Fujitsu Research Institute

Apr 28, 2009

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[March 2009] Promoting Reduction of Environmental Impacts in Business: The Fujitsu Research Institute

"Toward a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 77) http://jp.fujit...

 
 Efforts by Eco-Model Cities in Japan -- Part 1

Apr 21, 2009

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[March 2009] Efforts by Eco-Model Cities in Japan -- Part 1

In the last issue of our JFS Newsletter, we introduced the six Eco-Model Citi...

 

Apr 14, 2009

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[March 2009] "Fashion Swap" Concept Grows in Japan

"xChange" -- Environment Meets the Fashion Industry -- The Global Rise of...

 
 New Ideas for Sustainable Future: Kids'

Mar 24, 2009

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[February 2009] New Ideas for Sustainable Future: Kids' "Create Your Future" Website

JFS launched their Kids' "Create Your Future" Website in August 2005 with...

 
 Using Ceramics Technology to Reduce CO2 Emissions 80% by 2050 -- INAX Corp.

Mar 16, 2009

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[February 2009] Using Ceramics Technology to Reduce CO2 Emissions 80% by 2050 -- INAX Corp.

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 76) http://global.i...

 
 Conceptual Basis of the Movement to Create and Propagate 'Eco-Model Cities'

Mar 09, 2009

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[February 2009] Conceptual Basis of the Movement to Create and Propagate 'Eco-Model Cities'

Initiatives of the Japanese Government In February 2008, the Japanese gove...

 
 Contributing to Sustainable Community Development: The Story of Soken Inc.

Feb 23, 2009

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[January 2009] Contributing to Sustainable Community Development: The Story of Soken Inc.

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 75) http://www.soke...

 
 Green Information Technology Taking Off in Japan

Feb 16, 2009

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[January 2009] Green Information Technology Taking Off in Japan

Does the term "green IT" sound familiar? Reportedly, it was first used by the...

 
 A Rice-farming Area where People and Geese Live in Harmony

Feb 09, 2009

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[January 2009] A Rice-farming Area where People and Geese Live in Harmony

Osaki City, Miyagi Prefecture Resolution on Rice Paddies Adopted by Ramsa...

 
 An Eco-Friendly Inn Wins Customers  (Akanean, Ltd.)

Jan 28, 2009

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[December 2008] An Eco-Friendly Inn Wins Customers (Akanean, Ltd.)

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 74) http://web.trav...

 
 JFS Evolves toward

Jan 23, 2009

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[December 2008] JFS Evolves toward "Asia for Sustainability" -- China's Environmental Initiatives, Part 2

Written by Junko Edahiro, Co-Chief Executive, Japan for Sustainability Japan...

 
 Car Sharing in Japan: Growing in Popularity, Integrating into Transport Systems

Jan 13, 2009

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[December 2008] Car Sharing in Japan: Growing in Popularity, Integrating into Transport Systems

Shifting from Car Ownership to Services and Functions In order to create ...

 
 New Website Connects People with Forests

Dec 23, 2008

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[November 2008] New Website Connects People with Forests

A new website called www.watashinomori.jp (Japanese only), launched earli...

 
 JFS Evolves toward

Dec 19, 2008

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[November 2008] JFS Evolves toward "Asia for Sustainability" -- China's Environmental Initiatives, Part 1

Written by Junko Edahiro, Co-Chief Executive, Japan for Sustainability For t...

 

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