Civil Society

The creation of sustainable societies is not just the work of national and local governments and industry, but also civil society. Some people may have had the impression that Japan's civil society was not so strong, but powerful and unique new activities and initiatives are emerging and spreading nationwide. This section offers information on trends in Japanese civil society which is also strengthening its cooperation globally.
 
Sep 16, 2017
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Kids' Door was established in January 2007 to support children in Japan. The J...
 
Sep 11, 2017
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In many communities, activities are carried out by citizens for citizens, such...
 
 
Locally Produced Food in School Lunches----A Challenge by Nyuzen, Japan
Aug 31, 2017
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Japan has various school lunch programs in effect nationwide that involve adva...
 
Collaboration Among Individuals Strengthens Communities: Reflections on the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake
Aug 27, 2017
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Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
 
 
Learning from Pollution Experience, Kitakyushu Now Promotes Sustainable Society in Asia
Aug 22, 2017
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Kitakyushu City is located at the northern end of the island of Kyushu on the ...
 
Aiming to Build New Communities in Earthquake-Stricken Areas: Ishinomaki Jichiren's Initiatives
Jul 31, 2017
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Six years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011....
 
 
Bringing Shared Visions to Community Reconstruction
Jul 27, 2017
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The JKSK Yui-Yui Project, an initiative to support people in Japan affected by...
 
Mental and Emotional Healing of Disaster Survivors Left Behind
Jul 12, 2017
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Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
 
 
'Share Village' Project in Japan Aims for a Million 'Villagers' to Preserve Traditional 'Kominka' Folk Houses and Culture
Jun 18, 2017
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The "Share Village" project has been ongoing in Japan since 2015, with the aim ...
 
Earthquake Disaster an Opportunity for Global Empathy
Jun 7, 2017
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Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly column in the Tokyo...
 
 
The Zero-to-One Village Revitalization Movement in Chizu Town, Tottori Prefecture
May 31, 2017
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A Japanese town often mentioned as a municipality making innovative efforts to...
 
Returnees in Tohoku, Japan, still Suffering after Evacuation Order Lifted
Apr 3, 2017
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Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
 
 
 

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