Newsletter

Yumekaze' Wind Turbine Project Connects Metro Consumers and Regional Producers: Seikatsu Club Consumers' Co-operative

June 15, 2018

Newsletter

 

Yumekaze' Wind Turbine Project Connects Metro Consumers and Regional Producers: Seikatsu Club Consumers' Co-operative

The Seikatsu Club Consumers' Co-operative Union (Seikatsu Club) is a joint ass...
 
Shaping Japan's Energy toward 2050 Participating in the Round Table for Studying Energy Situations

May 31, 2018

Newsletter

 

Shaping Japan's Energy toward 2050 Participating in the Round Table for Studying Energy Situations

Japan's Basic Act on Energy Policy directs the government to draft a Basic (or...
 
'Good Companies in Japan' (Article No.3):  Seeking Ways to Develop Societal Contribution along with Core Businesses

May 16, 2018

Newsletter

 

'Good Companies in Japan' (Article No.3): Seeking Ways to Develop Societal Contribution along with Core Businesses

The JFS newsletter introduces a selected series of examples of good companies ...
 
'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 ...
 
The Growing Senior Population in Japan's Metropolitan Areas: Challenges for Japan, Hints for the World

April 15, 2018

Newsletter

 

The Growing Senior Population in Japan's Metropolitan Areas: Challenges for Japan, Hints for the World

In depopulated mountain villages of Japan, it's mostly elderly people who are ...
 
Nishiawakura's Initiative for 100% Energy Self-Sufficiency, and a Municipal ICO Scheme

March 30, 2018

Newsletter

 

Nishiawakura's Initiative for 100% Energy Self-Sufficiency, and a Municipal ICO Scheme

The February 2018 issue of the JFS Newsletter reported on a Japanese village's...
 

March 15, 2018

Newsletter

 

"Good Companies in Japan" (Article No. 2): Seeking "Happiness" for All Stakeholders

This JFS newsletter series introduces selected examples of good companies in J...
 
Nishiawakura's Initiative for Self-Dependence Attracting Motivated Young People to Migrate to the Village and Start Businesses

February 28, 2018

Newsletter

 

Nishiawakura's Initiative for Self-Dependence Attracting Motivated Young People to Migrate to the Village and Start Businesses

Nishiawakura is a "village" ("mura," Japanese rural district) with a populatio...
 

February 15, 2018

Newsletter

 

"We Sell Services, Not Products": Using LCA to Measure the Environmental Benefits of Nihonkai Gas's Heater Rentals

Nihonkai Gas's PaaS Model Fan Heater Rental Service In our July 2017 issue, we...
 
Healthy Living through Improved Air-Quality and Environmental Protection: Programs to Prevent Health Damage from Pollution

January 31, 2018

Newsletter

 

Healthy Living through Improved Air-Quality and Environmental Protection: Programs to Prevent Health Damage from Pollution

Japan's economy grew rapidly after World War II and its industrial productivit...
 

January 23, 2018

Newsletter

 

"Good Companies in Japan" (Article No. 1): Valuing Employee Happiness and Trust

The April 2017 edition of the JFS newsletter introduced Kamakura Management In...
 
Actions Toward 100% Renewable Energy in Japan

January 12, 2018

Newsletter

 

Actions Toward 100% Renewable Energy in Japan

The ISO Student Committee at Tokyo City University held its 19th Environment I...
 
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...
 
Coco Farm & Winery: An Amazing Model of Special Needs Students and Community

December 13, 2017

Newsletter

 

Coco Farm & Winery: An Amazing Model of Special Needs Students and Community

Vineyards cover a steep slope in Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture. The land was or...
 
Sustainable Community Building in Shimokawa: Recycling-Oriented Forest Management Enabling Permanent Use of Forest Resources

November 30, 2017

Newsletter

 

Sustainable Community Building in Shimokawa: Recycling-Oriented Forest Management Enabling Permanent Use of Forest Resources

Introduction Japan has entered an era of population decline. While young peopl...
 
TMG Sewerage Bureau Aims to Make Tokyo a 'Smart Energy City'

November 20, 2017

Newsletter

 

TMG Sewerage Bureau Aims to Make Tokyo a 'Smart Energy City'

Sewage systems play an important role in making our lives safe and comfortable...
 
Well-being and Other Social Indicators: A Study of Five Local Governments Initiatives in Japan

November 12, 2017

Newsletter

 

Well-being and Other Social Indicators: A Study of Five Local Governments Initiatives in Japan

In recent years, there has been a worldwide trend to rely not only on Gross Do...
 
From

October 30, 2017

Newsletter

 

From "Assistance" To "Coexistence" : Japanese NGO Shapla Neer Marks 45 Years of Experience and Learning in International Cooperation

"Shapla Neer=Citizen's Committee in Japan for Overseas Support" is a Japanese ...
 
Nishiawakura's Initiative Based on People Discovering Their Own Desires

October 21, 2017

Newsletter

 

Nishiawakura's Initiative Based on People Discovering Their Own Desires

Nishiawakura is a "village" (Japanese "mura," essentially a rural district) lo...
 
Residents Protect Local Livelihoods by Funding Local Shops: Some Examples in Japan

October 10, 2017

Newsletter

 

Residents Protect Local Livelihoods by Funding Local Shops: Some Examples in Japan

Imagine all the shops disappearing from where we live; what could we do on suc...
 
Implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement: A Report on Japan's Round Table for Studying Energy Situations

September 29, 2017

Newsletter

 

Implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement: A Report on Japan's Round Table for Studying Energy Situations

To launch discussions on the nation's Strategic Energy Plan, Japan's Agency fo...
 
Japan's Road Traffic Deaths Drop to 1/4 of Peak Level

September 25, 2017

Newsletter

 

Japan's Road Traffic Deaths Drop to 1/4 of Peak Level

According to data published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2015, th...
 
1% Support Program in Ichinomiya City: Citizens Decide How to Use Their Tax Money

September 11, 2017

Newsletter

 

1% Support Program in Ichinomiya City: Citizens Decide How to Use Their Tax Money

In many communities, activities are carried out by citizens for citizens, such...
 
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...
 
Learning from Pollution Experience, Kitakyushu Now Promotes Sustainable Society in Asia

August 22, 2017

Newsletter

 

Learning from Pollution Experience, Kitakyushu Now Promotes Sustainable Society in Asia

Kitakyushu City is located at the northern end of the island of Kyushu on the ...
 
Seikatsu Club: Japanese Cooperative Managed by Members' Will to Confront Social Problems

August 11, 2017

Newsletter

 

Seikatsu Club: Japanese Cooperative Managed by Members' Will to Confront Social Problems

Viewing the history of citizen-oriented businesses in Japan, we find they have...
 
Aiming to Build New Communities in Earthquake-Stricken Areas: Ishinomaki Jichiren's Initiatives

July 31, 2017

Newsletter

 

Aiming to Build New Communities in Earthquake-Stricken Areas: Ishinomaki Jichiren's Initiatives

Six years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011....
 
Selling Services, Not Products: 15 years of Efforts and Achievements by Nihonkai Gas

July 21, 2017

Newsletter

 

Selling Services, Not Products: 15 years of Efforts and Achievements by Nihonkai Gas

Efforts to shift to circular economies (regenerative economic systems) are acc...
 
Let's Enjoy Walking for the Benefits of Better Health -- Smart Wellness Point Project

June 30, 2017

Newsletter

 

Let's Enjoy Walking for the Benefits of Better Health -- Smart Wellness Point Project

Japan leads the world in terms of longevity. It is also the fastest aging coun...
 
Fewer People Think Continued GDP Growth Necessary or Possible -- Survey Results Released

June 15, 2017

Newsletter

 

Fewer People Think Continued GDP Growth Necessary or Possible -- Survey Results Released

Changes in technology are enabling our modes of living to be perceived visuall...
 
The Zero-to-One Village Revitalization Movement in Chizu Town, Tottori Prefecture

May 31, 2017

Newsletter

 

The Zero-to-One Village Revitalization Movement in Chizu Town, Tottori Prefecture

A Japanese town often mentioned as a municipality making innovative efforts to...
 
Current Status of Renewable Energy in Japan

May 15, 2017

Newsletter

 

Current Status of Renewable Energy in Japan

In this issue of the JFS Newsletter, we show the current status of renewable e...
 
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...
 
Efforts by Japanese Businesses to Achieve the SDGs

April 12, 2017

Newsletter

 

Efforts by Japanese Businesses to Achieve the SDGs

Camera guy. As a successor to the millennium development goals (MDGs) for 2015,...
 
Increase Revenues without Increasing Catches -- How the Sustainable Sakura Shrimp Fishery in Suruga Bay Does It

March 31, 2017

Newsletter

 

Increase Revenues without Increasing Catches -- How the Sustainable Sakura Shrimp Fishery in Suruga Bay Does It

We often hear on the news that fish catches are decreasing all over the world....
 
Investment to Help Disaster-affected Areas -- Initiative of Disaster Area Support Funds Initiative

March 24, 2017

Newsletter

 

Investment to Help Disaster-affected Areas -- Initiative of Disaster Area Support Funds Initiative

When you hear people talk about supporting areas stricken by earthquakes and o...
 
Sustainable Community Building by Residents: Kirari Yoshijima Network

March 12, 2017

Newsletter

 

Sustainable Community Building by Residents: Kirari Yoshijima Network

All 725 households in the Yoshijima District (with a population of about 2,500...
 
Toward a Sustainable Society - Learning from Japan's Edo Period and Contributing from Asia to the World

February 28, 2017

Newsletter

 

Toward a Sustainable Society - Learning from Japan's Edo Period and Contributing from Asia to the World

Junko Edahiro, chief executive of Japan for Sustainability, delivered a keynot...
 
Fair Trade Transforming into Ethical Consumption: Japan's Fair Trade Town Initiatives

February 18, 2017

Newsletter

 

Fair Trade Transforming into Ethical Consumption: Japan's Fair Trade Town Initiatives

The Fair Trade movement arose with the aim of resolving north-south disparitie...
 
Interview: Corporate 'Virtue'-based Evaluation System Helps Employees Grow

January 31, 2017

Newsletter

 

Interview: Corporate 'Virtue'-based Evaluation System Helps Employees Grow

Introduction The June 2015 JFS Newsletter (The Pursuit of Economic Growth Requ...
 
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...
 
Disaster-Affected Ishinomaki -- Present Status (Part 2)

December 29, 2016

Newsletter

 

Disaster-Affected Ishinomaki -- Present Status (Part 2)

In the November 2016 issue of the JFS Newsletter, we reported on the situation...
 
Disaster-Affected Ishinomaki -- Present Status (Part 1)

December 23, 2016

Newsletter

 

Disaster-Affected Ishinomaki -- Present Status (Part 1)

Nearly five and a half years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake...
 
Renewable  Energy Hopes and Hurdles Amid Full Liberalization of Japan's Electricity Market

December 13, 2016

Newsletter

 

Renewable Energy Hopes and Hurdles Amid Full Liberalization of Japan's Electricity Market

In April 2016, Japan woke up to a fully liberalized electricity market. All co...
 
Food Bank Kansai --- Providing Surplus Food to Those in Need

November 30, 2016

Newsletter

 

Food Bank Kansai --- Providing Surplus Food to Those in Need

In Japan, five to eight million tons of food products are disposed of annually...
 
Fukushima Evacuees Still Unable to Go Home Over 5 Years after Earthquake, Nuclear Accident

November 24, 2016

Newsletter

 

Fukushima Evacuees Still Unable to Go Home Over 5 Years after Earthquake, Nuclear Accident

Duff Figgy Some Rights Reserved. Over five-and-a-half years have passed since ...
 
Substantial Change toward Expansion: The Sustainable Investment Market in Japan

November 15, 2016

Newsletter

 

Substantial Change toward Expansion: The Sustainable Investment Market in Japan

Having used to be limited to individual investors, Japan's sustainable investm...
 
Community Currency 'Bunji' Changing the Way Money is Used

October 31, 2016

Newsletter

 

Community Currency 'Bunji' Changing the Way Money is Used

Japan is a convenient society. People can go shopping without speaking at all....
 
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11

Our Supporters

1% for the Planet Banner
 

このページの先頭へ