Resilience

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...
 
Kyoto University Utilizes AI to Propose Policies for Japan's Sustainable Future to 2052

December 10, 2017

Policy / Systems

 

Kyoto University Utilizes AI to Propose Policies for Japan's Sustainable Future to 2052

Professor Yoshinori Hiroi and colleagues of Kyoto University's Kokoro Research...
 
KOBO-SYU Markets Self-Expression of People with Disabilities

December 4, 2017

Diversity

 

KOBO-SYU Markets Self-Expression of People with Disabilities

KOBO-SYU, a welfare institution established in 2002, turns artwork created by ...
 
Nara Medical University Launches Medicine-Based Town Research Institute

November 17, 2017

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

Nara Medical University Launches Medicine-Based Town Research Institute

Nara Medical University announced on October 12, 2016, that it has launched the...
 
TEPCO and Shibuya City Test IoT Home Monitoring Service for Seniors

November 9, 2017

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

TEPCO and Shibuya City Test IoT Home Monitoring Service for Seniors

Smart Japan Tokyo's Shibuya City and Tokyo Electric Power Company announced pla...
 
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...
 
Mental and Emotional Healing of Disaster Survivors Left Behind

July 12, 2017

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Mental and Emotional Healing of Disaster Survivors Left Behind

Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
 
Japan's Role in Addressing Healthcare, Welfare Issues in an Aging World

July 9, 2017

Aging Society

 

Japan's Role in Addressing Healthcare, Welfare Issues in an Aging World

As a global forerunner among aging societies, Japan is now experiencing many p...
 
'Share Village' Project in Japan Aims for a Million 'Villagers' to Preserve Traditional 'Kominka' Folk Houses and Culture

June 18, 2017

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

'Share Village' Project in Japan Aims for a Million 'Villagers' to Preserve Traditional 'Kominka' Folk Houses and Culture

The "Share Village" project has been ongoing in Japan since 2015, with the aim ...
 
Earthquake Disaster an Opportunity for Global Empathy

June 7, 2017

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Earthquake Disaster an Opportunity for Global Empathy

Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly column in the Tokyo...
 
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...
 
Young People at Japanese NPO Delve into Social Inequality Issues

February 5, 2017

Well-Being

 

Young People at Japanese NPO Delve into Social Inequality Issues

POSSE, a Japanese non-profit organization, was established in 2006 to address l...
 
Environmental Consciousness Needed in Japan's Reconstruction

January 29, 2017

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Environmental Consciousness Needed in Japan's Reconstruction

The JKSK Yui-Yui project, an initiative to support people in Japan affected by...
 
Takenaka Corp. Testing Urban Flood Risk Reduction Technology Using Planted Spaces

January 26, 2017

Corporate

 

Takenaka Corp. Testing Urban Flood Risk Reduction Technology Using Planted Spaces

Takenaka Corporation, a leading Japanese construction company, announced on Aug...
 
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...
 
Majority of Japanese Elderly Not Saved Enough for Retirement, More than Double U.S.

November 27, 2016

Money

 

Majority of Japanese Elderly Not Saved Enough for Retirement, More than Double U.S.

The Japanese Cabinet Office released the Annual Report on the Aging Society 201...
 
'work with Pride' (wwP) Launches Index to Promote LGBT-inclusive Workplaces in Japan

October 10, 2016

Newsletter

 

'work with Pride' (wwP) Launches Index to Promote LGBT-inclusive Workplaces in Japan

In June 2016, a Japanese nonprofit group called "work with Pride" (wwP) announ...
 
Mental Health Care for Survivors Still Needed in 2011 Disaster-Hit Areas

October 6, 2016

Resilience

 

Mental Health Care for Survivors Still Needed in 2011 Disaster-Hit Areas

Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
 
What are the Secrets to a Long, Healthy Life? From Japan's Longest-Lived Prefecture, Nagano

September 30, 2016

Newsletter

 

What are the Secrets to a Long, Healthy Life? From Japan's Longest-Lived Prefecture, Nagano

Building a society with a healthy lifestyle, where even the elderly can lead a...
 
Sharing Values of Food Self-Sufficiency to Answer Unfavorable Rumors

September 14, 2016

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Sharing Values of Food Self-Sufficiency to Answer Unfavorable Rumors

The JKSK Yui-Yui project, an initiative to support people in Japan affected by...
 
Learning from the Past: Traditional Flood Control Systems in Japan's Kofu Basin

May 11, 2016

Newsletter

 

Learning from the Past: Traditional Flood Control Systems in Japan's Kofu Basin

Incidents of heavy rains and floods are increasing around the world as the imp...
 
Association Launches First Japan Resilience Award

September 6, 2015

Resilience

 

Association Launches First Japan Resilience Award

The Association for Resilience Japan held its first Japan Resilience Award cer...
 
Tokyo Gas Teaches Children Power and Benefits of Fire

July 3, 2015

Corporate

 

Tokyo Gas Teaches Children Power and Benefits of Fire

The number of children who have never handled fire has increased in recent year...
 
Shibuya City First in Japan to Recognize Same-Sex Partnerships

June 20, 2015

Diversity

 

Shibuya City First in Japan to Recognize Same-Sex Partnerships

Tokyo's Shibuya City enacted an ordinance on April 1, 2015, which is being call...
 
Dreams for 1,000 Years Declared by JCC2015 at Civil Society Global Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

May 18, 2015

Resilience

 

Dreams for 1,000 Years Declared by JCC2015 at Civil Society Global Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The Japan Civil Society Organizations Coalition 2015 WCDRR (JCC2015) delivered ...
 
An Experiment From Green Valley in Kamiyama Town, Tokushima, Japan: How to Make Depopulated Areas Attractive

September 30, 2014

Newsletter

 

An Experiment From Green Valley in Kamiyama Town, Tokushima, Japan: How to Make Depopulated Areas Attractive

"In 49.8 percent of municipalities in Japan, the number of women aged 20 to 39...
 
Update on Japan's Efforts to Build National Resilience to Disasters

September 9, 2014

Newsletter

 

Update on Japan's Efforts to Build National Resilience to Disasters

Japan's National Resilience Promotion Headquarters, with the Prime Minister ...
 
Water Infrastructure in Japan: Toward an Age of Maintenance and Demolition

August 10, 2014

Water

 

Water Infrastructure in Japan: Toward an Age of Maintenance and Demolition

The civil infrastructure in Japan was constructed some time ago, and is showin...
 
Report of Survey on Awareness of Risks and Resilience Released by Development Bank of Japan

August 3, 2014

Corporate

 

Report of Survey on Awareness of Risks and Resilience Released by Development Bank of Japan

The Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ) announced on March 25, 2014, that it h...
 
Japan's Environment Ministry Assesses Economic Value of Wetland Ecosystem Services

July 29, 2014

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Japan's Environment Ministry Assesses Economic Value of Wetland Ecosystem Services

Japan's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) released on May 23, 2014, an assessme...
 
Japanese Government and World Bank Launch Project to Share Lessons from Great East Japan Earthquake

July 24, 2014

Disaster Prevention / Reduction

 

Japanese Government and World Bank Launch Project to Share Lessons from Great East Japan Earthquake

The Japanese government and the World Bank launched a joint project called "Lea...
 
Pursuing Local Economy and Well-Being in Ama Town, Shimane Prefecture

April 30, 2014

Newsletter

 

Pursuing Local Economy and Well-Being in Ama Town, Shimane Prefecture

One of Japan for Sustainability's (JFS) themes for fiscal 2013 was the "Local ...
 
First Generation of Fukushima Reconstruction Leaders Trained

April 26, 2014

Disaster Reconstruction

 

First Generation of Fukushima Reconstruction Leaders Trained

The final presentation of the students of the Fukushima Reconstruction Juku (Ja...
 
Japan's First Refugee-Themed Radio Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary

April 11, 2014

Resilience

 

Japan's First Refugee-Themed Radio Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary

'Nanmin Now!' ('Refugees Now!'), Japan's first community radio program dedicate...
 
Personnel Placement Support Project Launched to Assist Tohoku Reconstruction

February 17, 2014

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Personnel Placement Support Project Launched to Assist Tohoku Reconstruction

The Japanese Reconstruction Agency on October 4, 2013, launched "Work for Tohok...
 
Ministries Revises UHI Effect Mitigation Policy

December 20, 2013

Resilience

 

Ministries Revises UHI Effect Mitigation Policy

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) announced on July 1, 2013, that a Japanes...
 
Volunteers Using Point System to 'Bank' Hours in National Citizens' Network

October 20, 2013

Aging Society

 

Volunteers Using Point System to 'Bank' Hours in National Citizens' Network

The Nippon Active Life Club (NALC), a Japanese non-profit organization, has been...
 
Small Local Business Trying to Build Regional Closed-Loop Economic System

October 12, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Small Local Business Trying to Build Regional Closed-Loop Economic System

The social business Anyatto Co. was established in April 2010 in Komatsu, th...
 
 Rebuilding Every 20 Years Renders Sanctuaries Eternal -- the Sengu Ceremony at Jingu Shrine in Ise

September 10, 2013

Newsletter

 

Rebuilding Every 20 Years Renders Sanctuaries Eternal -- the Sengu Ceremony at Jingu Shrine in Ise

Shikinen Sengu ceremony that takes place every 20 years at Jingu Shrine in...
 
Municipalities Across Japan Establish 'Happiness League'

August 29, 2013

Well-Being

 

Municipalities Across Japan Establish 'Happiness League'

Inaugural meeting of "Happiness League" Copyright Arakawa City All Rights Reser...
 
 Tokyo's Adachi Ward Promotes Community Ties to Prevent Citizen Isolation

June 18, 2013

Newsletter

 

Tokyo's Adachi Ward Promotes Community Ties to Prevent Citizen Isolation

Adachi Ward is located in the northeast of Tokyo, and is the fourth most ...
 
 Resilience and the Steady-State Economy: Japan's Sustainability Lessons from the 2011 Disasters and a Declining Population

February 5, 2013

Newsletter

 

Resilience and the Steady-State Economy: Japan's Sustainability Lessons from the 2011 Disasters and a Declining Population

According to data on ecological footprints, human activity today is consumin...
 
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