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Daiwa - JFS Sustainability College

The Daiwa-JFS Sustainability College was a series of 48 lectures from 2006 to 2010 on the basic concepts of sustainability. The aim was to boost awareness and facilitate action by the young people who will lead the next generation in Japan, and to enhance sustainability in society as a whole. The English transcripts of the lecturers, who represented a diversity of careers, offer valuable input even now to capture the big picture of sustainability.

This project was carried out in partnership with the Daiwa Securities Group, one of our supporting organizations at that time, by donations from Daiwa Securities Co. and Daiwa Asset Management Co. The amount donated was determined by the amount of net assets of an investment trust named the "Daiwa Eco Fund."

You can read the transcripts of the past lectures as below:

(The last lecture of the series was in 2010. The lecture content and the speaker profiles were prepared at the time of the lecture.)

 Partnership Practice between Businesses and NGOs

Feb 8, 2011

 

Partnership Practice between Businesses and NGOs

Lecturer: Kuniko Kamiyama, Program Officer, an NPO, Civil Society Initiative ...

 
 Why Patagonia Stays in Business

Feb 6, 2011

 

Why Patagonia Stays in Business

Lecturer: Takayuki Tsujii, General Manager of Patagonia Japan Today, I woul...

 
 Community Rebuilding through Collaboration among SMEs, NPOs, Local Governments--From Old Town!

Jan 22, 2011

 

Community Rebuilding through Collaboration among SMEs, NPOs, Local Governments--From Old Town!

Lecturer: Nobuyuki Kume, President, Kume Co., Ltd. Are Japanese T-Shirt Man...

 
 Develop New Political Literacy

Jan 17, 2011

 

Develop New Political Literacy

Lecturer: Yoshitaka Mori, Associate professor, Department of Musical Creativi...

 
 Who Should Shoulder Environmental Taxes? Taken from the Perspective of the

Jan 11, 2011

 

Who Should Shoulder Environmental Taxes? Taken from the Perspective of the "Ground Zeroes" of Climate Change Action

Lecturer: Jiro Adachi, Program Coordinator for the Green Tax Reform Program o...

 
 Potential of Alternative Media

Dec 31, 2010

 

Potential of Alternative Media

Lecturer: Hajime Shiraishi, Director of non-profit organization OurPlanet-TV ...

 
 What Asia Hopes from Japan: Our Role Revealed through NGO Activities

Sep 8, 2010

 

What Asia Hopes from Japan: Our Role Revealed through NGO Activities

Lecturer: Mari Suzuki, Secretary General and Director, Asian Community Center...

 
 Relationship between Business and Consumption Surrounding Environmental Issues

Aug 29, 2010

 

Relationship between Business and Consumption Surrounding Environmental Issues

Lecturer: Mikako Awano, CBD Senior Officer, Conservation Division, WWF Japan ...

 
 'Activism 2.0'―Integration of Web Technology and Social Change

Aug 29, 2010

 

'Activism 2.0'―Integration of Web Technology and Social Change

Lecturer: Nao Suzuki, Chief editor of Greenz.jp, Director of Biopio Inc. Ch...

 
 Documentary Power to Move People

Jul 27, 2010

 

Documentary Power to Move People

Lecturer: Hitomi Kamanaka, Documentary Auteur Do the Viewers Get the Message...

 
 At the Forefront of Sustainable Development Assistance to Foster Human Resources

Jun 28, 2010

 

At the Forefront of Sustainable Development Assistance to Foster Human Resources

Lecturer: Yojiro Ishii, Deputy Director General, and Group Director for Healt...

 
 What Would People on Edge Want? - From the Field of International Assistance

May 12, 2010

 

What Would People on Edge Want? - From the Field of International Assistance

Lecturer: Keiko Kiyama, Secretary General of JEN Japan Emergency NGOs (JEN),...

 
 Goal of Bhutan, 'Gross National Happiness'

Feb 18, 2010

 

Goal of Bhutan, 'Gross National Happiness'

Lecturer: Tsuji Shin'ichi, cultural anthropologist, author, translator, envir...

 
 Facing Many Obstacles and Living as Social Entrepreneur

Feb 3, 2010

 

Facing Many Obstacles and Living as Social Entrepreneur

Lecturer: Sayaka Murata, Co-leader of NPO Kamonohashi Project Social busine...

 
 Ainu Living in Tokyo - Getting To Know the Indigenous People of Japan

Dec 24, 2009

 

Ainu Living in Tokyo - Getting To Know the Indigenous People of Japan

Lecturer: Osamu Hasegawa, Rera-no-kai representative and executive director o...

 
 Media's Efforts to Connect Multi-culture and Multi-language Communities

Dec 8, 2009

 

Media's Efforts to Connect Multi-culture and Multi-language Communities

Lecturer: Junichi Hibino, President of FM Wai Wai, a member of Japanese Counc...

 
 Aiming at Best Individual Work-Life Balance for Everyone

Oct 22, 2009

 

Aiming at Best Individual Work-Life Balance for Everyone

Lecturer: Mieko Takenobu, Editor of Asahi Shimbun First I would like to ta...

 
 How I Became a Company President at 15 Years Old

Aug 26, 2009

 

How I Became a Company President at 15 Years Old

Lecturer: Kentaro Iemoto, President and CEO of Clara Online, Inc. Today, I ...

 
 Human Diversity Makes Sustainable Organizations

May 19, 2009

 

Human Diversity Makes Sustainable Organizations

Lecturer: Taro Tamura, Representative of Institute for Human Diversity Japan ...

 
 Working with Local Citizens, Companies and the Government to Protect Watershed

May 19, 2009

 

Working with Local Citizens, Companies and the Government to Protect Watershed

Lecturer: Hiroshi Iijima, Administrative Director of the Nonprofit Organizati...

 
 Compatibility of Ecotourism and Conservation for Wild Animals

Apr 23, 2009

 

Compatibility of Ecotourism and Conservation for Wild Animals

Lecturer: Masato Minami, representative of Wildlife Community Institute I h...

 
 Why Do Businesses Need to Tackle with Biodiversity Conservation?

Apr 8, 2009

 

Why Do Businesses Need to Tackle with Biodiversity Conservation?

Lecturer: Naoki Adachi In Malaysia where I had been working as a scientist,...

 
 Dealing with Regional Problems Using Youth Power

Mar 25, 2009

 

Dealing with Regional Problems Using Youth Power

Lecturer: Takuji Hiroishi, the president of empublic Ltd. and senior fellow o...

 

Jan 26, 2009

 

"Half-Farmer and Half-X" to Create Rich Relationship between Community and People

Lecturer: Naoki Shiomi, Representative of Half-Farmer and Half-X Institute ...

 
 Food Security in Developed Countries

Jan 22, 2009

 

Food Security in Developed Countries

Lecturer: Charles E. McJilton, Executive Director at Second Harvest Japan A...

 
 To Start Where We Are --Restoring a Negative Heritage Using Social Capital

Jan 20, 2009

 

To Start Where We Are --Restoring a Negative Heritage Using Social Capital

Lecturer: Tetsuro Yoshimoto, the president of Jimoto-gaku Network, a project ...

 
 Poverty and Sustainability: What is the Gap Issue in Japan?

May 31, 2008

 

Poverty and Sustainability: What is the Gap Issue in Japan?

Lecturer: Makoto Yuasa, Chief of the secretariat of non-profit organization, ...

 
 Sustainability, and Local Climates of Areas becoming Uniform, like Fast Food

Apr 30, 2008

 

Sustainability, and Local Climates of Areas becoming Uniform, like Fast Food

Lecturer: Atsushi Miura, Director of Cultural Studies. Fast Fudo, is a term ...

 
 Local Money Enriches Regions

Mar 31, 2008

 

Local Money Enriches Regions

Lecturer: Masaki Kimura, representative director of the community youth bank ...

 
 Expanding Fair Trade for Poverty-Free World

Feb 29, 2008

 

Expanding Fair Trade for Poverty-Free World

Lecturer: Koh Kitazawa, representative of Fair Trade Resource Center. I work...

 
 Thinking of Japan and the World through Food and Agriculture

Jan 31, 2008

 

Thinking of Japan and the World through Food and Agriculture

Lecturer: Kazuyoshi Fujita, Chairperson of "Daichi-o-Mamoru-Kai" and presiden...

 
 Leaving Healthy Ecosystems for Future Generations

Dec 31, 2007

 

Leaving Healthy Ecosystems for Future Generations

Lecturer: Mariko Moriyama, Chairperson, Japan Bear & Forest Association Japa...

 
 Bring Out Community Power, Bridge to City

Nov 30, 2007

 

Bring Out Community Power, Bridge to City

Lecturer: Hisashi Sonehara, representative head director of the NPO "Egao Tsu...

 
 Role of Finance in a Sustainable Society

Sep 30, 2007

 

Role of Finance in a Sustainable Society

Lecturer: Eiichiro Adachi, Head of ESG research center, The Japan research I...

 
 Businesses Based on the Concept of 'Mottai-nai' ('Waste Not Want Not')

Aug 31, 2007

 

Businesses Based on the Concept of 'Mottai-nai' ('Waste Not Want Not')

Lecturer: Noriko Takemoto, Director, Eco Management & Services, Catalog House...

 
 Shifting from the age of uncertainty to the age of certainty

Jul 31, 2007

 

Shifting from the age of uncertainty to the age of certainty

Lecturer: Eisike Kumano, President, AMITA Corporation Although it is very di...

 
 What is Most Important Environmental Priorities? Learning Lifestyle Lessons from the Edo Period

Jun 30, 2007

 

What is Most Important Environmental Priorities? Learning Lifestyle Lessons from the Edo Period

Lecturer: Eisuke Ishikawa, Writer If we learn the lifestyle lessons of old E...

 
 Concentration of Population into Urban Areas and Sustainability

May 31, 2007

 

Concentration of Population into Urban Areas and Sustainability

Lecturer: Keisuke Hanaki, Professor at Department of Urban Engineering, The U...

 
 Issues of water as global resources

Apr 30, 2007

 

Issues of water as global resources

Lecturer: Taikan Oki, Professor at Institute of Industrial Science, The Unive...

 
 Recent Trends in Waste Materials - From Illegal Dumping To Recyclable Waste Export

Mar 31, 2007

 

Recent Trends in Waste Materials - From Illegal Dumping To Recyclable Waste Export

Lecturer: Masayoshi Ishiwata, Manager of Inba Regional Development Center, Ch...

 
 Cyclical Use of Resources and Sustainability in Production and Consumption

Feb 28, 2007

 

Cyclical Use of Resources and Sustainability in Production and Consumption

Lecturer: Yuichi Moriguchi, Head of Research Center for Material Cycles and W...

 
 Tokyo's Pioneering Attempt - Toward Dramatic Increase in the Use of Renewable Energy

Jan 31, 2007

 

Tokyo's Pioneering Attempt - Toward Dramatic Increase in the Use of Renewable Energy

Lecturer: Nobuo Taniguchi, Deputy Director of Planning Section, General Affai...

 
 Movement Toward Sustainable Energy -- World Update and Japan's Potential

Dec 31, 2006

 

Movement Toward Sustainable Energy -- World Update and Japan's Potential

Lecturer: Tetsunari IIDA, Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Energ...

 
 Living with limited capacity and resources -- considering the future of the earth from the viewpoints of food, agriculture and the environment.

Nov 30, 2006

 

Living with limited capacity and resources -- considering the future of the earth from the viewpoints of food, agriculture and the environment.

Lecturer: Kouyu Furusawa, professor of ecological economics at Kokugakuin Univ...

 
 Discussions (or Various Views) on Sustainability

Oct 31, 2006

 

Discussions (or Various Views) on Sustainability

Lecturer: Shigeko N. Fukai, professor in policy studies at Nanzan University ...

 
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