Steady-State Economy

Infinite economic growth is impossible on a planet with finite capacity. We need to shift toward a steady-state economy -- one that can be dynamic while its size stays the same. Ahead of other countries in the world, Japan has entered an era of declining population, which could be a window of opportunity to move toward a steady-state economy. This section presents ideas and efforts toward such an economy.
Apr 15, 2018
In depopulated mountain villages of Japan, it's mostly elderly people who are ...
Feb 19, 2018
Professor Hidefumi Kurasaka and his team at Chiba University Graduate School ma...
Jul 9, 2017
As a global forerunner among aging societies, Japan is now experiencing many p...
Let's Enjoy Walking for the Benefits of Better Health -- Smart Wellness Point Project
Jun 30, 2017
Japan leads the world in terms of longevity. It is also the fastest aging coun...
'Share Village' Project in Japan Aims for a Million 'Villagers' to Preserve Traditional 'Kominka' Folk Houses and Culture
Jun 18, 2017
The "Share Village" project has been ongoing in Japan since 2015, with the aim ...
Fewer People Think Continued GDP Growth Necessary or Possible -- Survey Results Released
Jun 15, 2017
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
A Japanese town often mentioned as a municipality making innovative efforts to ...
Toward a Sustainable Society - Learning from Japan's Edo Period and Contributing from Asia to the World
Feb 28, 2017
Junko Edahiro, chief executive of Japan for Sustainability, delivered a keynot...
Majority of Japanese Elderly Not Saved Enough for Retirement, More than Double U.S.
Nov 27, 2016
The Japanese Cabinet Office released the Annual Report on the Aging Society 201...
What are the Secrets to a Long, Healthy Life? From Japan's Longest-Lived Prefecture, Nagano
Sep 30, 2016
Building a society with a healthy lifestyle, where even the elderly can lead ac...
Future Vision of Economic Growth and Sustainable Society
Mar 16, 2016
Mariko Kawaguchi, chief researcher at Daiwa Institute of Research, Ltd., analy...
Villagers Use Hand-Made Canals and Their Own Money to Generate Micro-Hydropower
Feb 29, 2016
Itoshiro is a village located in Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture, right next to Fuk...
Learning and Applying Lessons from the Sustainable Economy of the Edo Period
Feb 9, 2016
Saburo Kato is a Japanese environmental activist and president of the Japan As...

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