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Musashino University Students Educate and Inspire Others at Environmental Festival in Tokyo

April 30, 2018

Education

 

Musashino University Students Educate and Inspire Others at Environmental Festival in Tokyo

At JFS we believe that environmental education has a very important role to pl...
 
'What Are the Roles of Zoos Today?' - Interview with Director of the Popular Asahiyama Zoo

April 27, 2018

Newsletter

 

'What Are the Roles of Zoos Today?' - Interview with Director of the Popular Asahiyama Zoo

The Asahiyama Zoo, located in Asahikawa City, Hokkaido, Japan, opened in 1967 ...
 
Aleph Wins Hokkaido Biodiversity Conservation Award

February 24, 2018

Corporate

 

Aleph Wins Hokkaido Biodiversity Conservation Award

Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost prefecture, announced the winners of its first b...
 
Research Center for Community Building Opens

February 4, 2018

Education

 

Research Center for Community Building Opens

Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
 
Transforming Child-Rearing Frustrations into Ghost Picture Cards Helps Make Families Happy

January 6, 2018

Education

 

Transforming Child-Rearing Frustrations into Ghost Picture Cards Helps Make Families Happy

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

December 28, 2017

Newsletter

 

15-Year Integrated Forest Environment Education in Shimokawa, Hokkaido to Support Sustainable Forest Management

The last issue introduced the town of Shimokawa, Hokkaido, whose industrial pr...
 
Fifth Contest to Award Excellent Environmental and Social Practices by Junior High, High School Students

December 21, 2017

Newsletter

 

Fifth Contest to Award Excellent Environmental and Social Practices by Junior High, High School Students

A contest in Japan to award junior high and high school student groups for out...
 
2017 Green Power Work Shop to Train Personnel for Local Green Power Businesses

December 18, 2017

Education

 

2017 Green Power Work Shop to Train Personnel for Local Green Power Businesses

The Green Power Work Shop, a business school organized by the Agency of Natural...
 
NPO Kids' Door Supports Learning to Help Kids Escape from Poverty

September 16, 2017

Well-Being

 

NPO Kids' Door Supports Learning to Help Kids Escape from Poverty

Kids' Door was established in January 2007 to support children in Japan. The J...
 
Locally Produced Food in School Lunches----A Challenge by Nyuzen, Japan

August 31, 2017

Newsletter

 

Locally Produced Food in School Lunches----A Challenge by Nyuzen, Japan

Japan has various school lunch programs in effect nationwide that involve adva...
 
High School Students Win Special Award for Developing Carbon-Offsetting Products

May 9, 2017

Climate Change

 

High School Students Win Special Award for Developing Carbon-Offsetting Products

The Nanyo Company Club of Nanyo Senior High School in Kyoto was awarded a Speci...
 
Supporting 'Good Companies' that Create Future Society

April 28, 2017

Newsletter

 

Supporting 'Good Companies' that Create Future Society

A variety of efforts have been made in Japan to generate money flows for build...
 
Excellent Environmental and Social Practices by Junior High, High School Students in Japan

April 22, 2017

Newsletter

 

Excellent Environmental and Social Practices by Junior High, High School Students in Japan

The Faculty of Environmental Studies at Tokyo City University, where Junko Eda...
 
Shibaura Institute of Technology Establishes Community Development Center in Collaboration with Local Companies

March 5, 2017

Education

 

Shibaura Institute of Technology Establishes Community Development Center in Collaboration with Local Companies

Shibaura Institute of Technology, a Japanese university based in Tokyo, announc...
 
Citizen Science: How Anyone Can Be Involved in Solving Environmental and Social Issues

January 19, 2017

Newsletter

 

Citizen Science: How Anyone Can Be Involved in Solving Environmental and Social Issues

There are various environmental and social issues, the solutions to which requ...
 
Community Built at Evacuation Shelter without Placing Partitions

November 21, 2016

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Community Built at Evacuation Shelter without Placing Partitions

Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly article in the Toky...
 
Chiiki Mirai Juku : Local Communities Support Government's Tutoring Program to Fight Child Poverty in Japan

October 18, 2016

Newsletter

 

Chiiki Mirai Juku : Local Communities Support Government's Tutoring Program to Fight Child Poverty in Japan

Child poverty is attracting growing concern in Japan. It is a problem requirin...
 
Japanese NPO launches

July 4, 2016

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Japanese NPO launches "Encyclopedia of Life" Project to Protect the Forest

The organizing committee of Inochi no Mori (Forest of Life), an environmental i...
 
Tour Company Provides Immersive Learning Experience in Disaster-hit Areas

April 11, 2016

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Tour Company Provides Immersive Learning Experience in Disaster-hit Areas

Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary) is a weekly article published...
 
Cooperation Helps People Reach Goals -- Lessons Learned from Ecocon

April 7, 2016

Education

 

Cooperation Helps People Reach Goals -- Lessons Learned from Ecocon

The national college environmental activity contest, called Ecocon, has been h...
 
Report from Fukushima: Five Years after the Great East Japan Earthquake

March 31, 2016

Newsletter

 

Report from Fukushima: Five Years after the Great East Japan Earthquake

On March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake caused massive devastation ...
 
Toward Sustainable Development Goals - Talk with 15-Year-Olds

March 7, 2016

Education

 

Toward Sustainable Development Goals - Talk with 15-Year-Olds

Ugoku/Ugokasu (GCAP Japan), a national coalition of the Global Call to Action A...
 
Bringing the Joy of Learning to Children in Asia: Fuji Xerox Project Leveraging its Strengths to Provide Learning Materials

December 25, 2015

Corporate

 

Bringing the Joy of Learning to Children in Asia: Fuji Xerox Project Leveraging its Strengths to Provide Learning Materials

All Rights Reserved. Fuji Xerox Co., a major office equipment and solution serv...
 
Asahi Breweries Education Program Wins Ministerial Award

May 5, 2015

Corporate

 

Asahi Breweries Education Program Wins Ministerial Award

Asahi Breweries, Ltd., a major Japanese brewer, announced on January 13, 2015, ...
 
Nara City Enacts Child-Friendly City Ordinance

April 24, 2015

Education

 

Nara City Enacts Child-Friendly City Ordinance

Nara City in Nara Prefecture established the Child-friendly City Development O...
 
The UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development: Achievements and Prospects from the Perspective of Citizens' Initiatives in Japan

January 30, 2015

Newsletter

 

The UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development: Achievements and Prospects from the Perspective of Citizens' Initiatives in Japan

The year 2015 has now begun. The decade starting from 2005 was designated by t...
 
Fuji Xerox Launches Project to Provide Learning Materials to Disadvantaged Children in Asia-Pacific

November 16, 2014

Corporate

 

Fuji Xerox Launches Project to Provide Learning Materials to Disadvantaged Children in Asia-Pacific

Fuji Xerox Co., a major office equipment manufacturer based in Japan, launched ...
 
Fujitsu Providing Environmental Education in Japanese Schools Using Tablet Devices in Lectures

September 6, 2014

Corporate

 

Fujitsu Providing Environmental Education in Japanese Schools Using Tablet Devices in Lectures

Fujitsu Ltd., a major Japanese information technology equipment manufacturer, s...
 
Disaster-Hit Town Renovates Closed School into Sustainability Learning Center

August 20, 2014

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Disaster-Hit Town Renovates Closed School into Sustainability Learning Center

The "Ogatsu School Restoration Project" has been promoted since April in 2013 b...
 
Protecting Japanese Kids After School -- After-School Activities in Japan

June 10, 2014

Newsletter

 

Protecting Japanese Kids After School -- After-School Activities in Japan

What are After-School Activities? Do you know what "after-school activities" a...
 
Students in Okayama Win 'Supporting Next Generation Award' for Efforts to Tackle Seabed Waste

June 7, 2014

Education

 

Students in Okayama Win 'Supporting Next Generation Award' for Efforts to Tackle Seabed Waste

Students belonging to the Geography and History Club of Sanyo Joshi (girls) Jun...
 
Japan Massive Open Online Course Council Established

May 8, 2014

Education

 

Japan Massive Open Online Course Council Established

Image by coursera website Japan Massive Open Online Course Council (JMOOC) bega...
 
Student-Led Micro Hydro Power System Being Expanded Worldwide

April 16, 2014

Education

 

Student-Led Micro Hydro Power System Being Expanded Worldwide

Students of Kyoto Municipal Fushimi Industrial High School successfully develop...
 
Mie University Tops Eco-Friendly University Ranking 2013

March 1, 2014

Education

 

Mie University Tops Eco-Friendly University Ranking 2013

All Rights Reserved. The Japan Youth Ecology League, a nonprofit organization (N...
 
Japanese NPO Launches Study Support Program to Eliminate Education Gap

February 12, 2014

Education

 

Japanese NPO Launches Study Support Program to Eliminate Education Gap

Kids' Door, a non-profit organization engaged in various support activities for...
 
Lawyers' Network Launched in Japan to Help Stop Bullying and Physical Punishment

February 7, 2014

Education

 

Lawyers' Network Launched in Japan to Help Stop Bullying and Physical Punishment

To support victims of bullying and physical punishment at school, as well as th...
 
Agriculture-Themed National High School Student Competition Announces Winner

February 6, 2014

Education

 

Agriculture-Themed National High School Student Competition Announces Winner

The Central Union of Agricultural Co-operatives, or JA-ZENCHU, announced on Nov...
 
Japanese NPO Provides Study Space for Children from Low-Income Households and Temporary Housing

January 23, 2014

Education

 

Japanese NPO Provides Study Space for Children from Low-Income Households and Temporary Housing

Asuiku, a non-profit organization based in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, has been ...
 
Okinawa Coral Reef Conservation and Utilization Effort Wins 2013 Environmental  Education Award

January 8, 2014

Education

 

Okinawa Coral Reef Conservation and Utilization Effort Wins 2013 Environmental Education Award

The Coca-Cola Educational & Environmental Foundation, which promotes enviro...
 
Number of 'Environmental Meisters' in Japan Tops 3,000

December 7, 2013

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

Number of 'Environmental Meisters' in Japan Tops 3,000

According to the Citizens Environmental Foundation (CEF) of Japan , the number ...
 
High School Students and Companies Prove Effects of Roof Greening with Used Tatami Mats

December 5, 2013

Education

 

High School Students and Companies Prove Effects of Roof Greening with Used Tatami Mats

Kanagawa Prefecture announced on August 6, 2013, that joint research conducted...
 
Mock Election Collects Votes from 10,000 Future Voters

October 10, 2013

Policy / Systems

 

Mock Election Collects Votes from 10,000 Future Voters

The Network Association for Mock Election Japan, a non-profit organization t...
 
Fukushima University Opens School to Develop Young Leaders for Reconstruction of Fukushima

August 28, 2013

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Fukushima University Opens School to Develop Young Leaders for Reconstruction of Fukushima

Fukushima University inaugurated, on May 18, 2013, Fukushima Fukko Juku, a s...
 
Survey Shows Link between People's Hopes for the Future and Childhood Reading Level

August 23, 2013

Well-Being

 

Survey Shows Link between People's Hopes for the Future and Childhood Reading Level

The National Institution for Youth Education (NIYE) in Japan, on February 2...
 
Japanese NPO begins After School Programs at Elementary Schools

June 22, 2013

Education

 

Japanese NPO begins After School Programs at Elementary Schools

After School, a Japanese non-profit organization (NPO) established in 2005,...
 
New Japan Citizenship Education Forum Created

June 13, 2013

Education

 

New Japan Citizenship Education Forum Created

Founded on March 17, 2013, the Japan Citizenship Education Forum (J-CEF) (http...
 
 Japanese High School Students Work on Seabed Waste Issue

April 9, 2013

Newsletter

 

Japanese High School Students Work on Seabed Waste Issue

Various reports on environmental protection were presented at a meeting ent...
 
After-School Program in Disaster-Hit Area Wins Top Prize at

April 4, 2013

Disaster Reconstruction

 

After-School Program in Disaster-Hit Area Wins Top Prize at "Iine! " Japan Social Awards

The Collaborative School, an after-school program in the area hit by the Gre...
 
10th Ecocon Held to Promote Student Environmental Action in Japan

March 24, 2013

Education

 

10th Ecocon Held to Promote Student Environmental Action in Japan

The 10th National Student Environmental Activity Contest, Ecocon 2012 ("con"...
 
DENSO Holds Intercultural Environmental Studies Program with JEEF

January 18, 2013

Education

 

DENSO Holds Intercultural Environmental Studies Program with JEEF

DENSO Corporation, a major Japanese supplier of automotive systems and compo...
 
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