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.
May 13, 2018
Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
May 7, 2018
Meguro City (Tokyo) announced on December 25, 2017, that it will purchase woody...
Mar 30, 2018
The February 2018 issue of the JFS Newsletter reported on a Japanese village's...
SAVE JAPAN Project Recognized with Award for Sustainability Initiatives
Mar 28, 2018
The SAVE JAPAN Project of the Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. was recogniz...
Renewable Energy from Fukushima to be Used at Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Mar 25, 2018
Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
Giving Tohoku Children Opportunities to Enjoy the Sea
Mar 8, 2018
Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary) is a weekly feature in the To...
Community Nurse Project to Elevate Community Health Across Japan
Mar 4, 2018
Bono Inc., a Japanese startup, launched a community nurse project as a new bus...
Nishiawakura's Initiative for Self-Dependence Attracting Motivated Young People to Migrate to the Village and Start Businesses
Feb 28, 2018
Nishiawakura is a "village" ("mura," Japanese rural district) with a populatio...
Research Center for Community Building Opens
Feb 4, 2018
Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
Transforming Child-Rearing Frustrations into Ghost Picture Cards Helps Make Families Happy
Jan 6, 2018
A team of three Japanese child-rearing mothers, "Enra Enra," formed in 2015, is...
15-Year Integrated Forest Environment Education in Shimokawa, Hokkaido to Support Sustainable Forest Management
Dec 28, 2017
The last issue introduced the town of Shimokawa, Hokkaido, whose industrial pr...
Sustainable Community Building in Shimokawa: Recycling-Oriented Forest Management Enabling Permanent Use of Forest Resources
Nov 30, 2017
Introduction Japan has entered an era of population decline. While young peopl...
Nara Medical University Launches Medicine-Based Town Research Institute
Nov 17, 2017
Nara Medical University announced on October 12, 2016, that it has launched the...

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