Movements and initiatives to pursue intrinsic happiness are emerging and spreading across Japan. We can see examples of people trying to measure happiness and genuine affluence, instead of just gross domestic products, and to emphasize the quality of life more in community planning. This section introduces initiatives to develop local "happiness indices" and efforts to create a society pursuing intrinsic well-being.
Jul 16, 2018
The JFS newsletter has introduced a selected series of examples of good compan...
Jun 29, 2018
Junko Edahiro, chief executive of Japan for Sustainability, delivered a presen...
Jun 5, 2018
A citizens' group, the Kodomo-Shokudo Safety and Security Improvement Committee...
'Good Companies in Japan' (Article No.3):  Seeking Ways to Develop Societal Contribution along with Core Businesses
May 16, 2018
The JFS newsletter introduces a selected series of examples of good companies ...
Mar 15, 2018
This JFS newsletter series introduces selected examples of good companies in J...
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...
Jan 23, 2018
The April 2017 edition of the JFS newsletter introduced Kamakura Management In...
Science Council of Japan Releases Policy Recommendation:
Jan 9, 2018
The Science Council of Japan released on August 24, 2017, the deliberation res...
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...
KOBO-SYU Markets Self-Expression of People with Disabilities
Dec 4, 2017
KOBO-SYU, a welfare institution established in 2002, turns artwork created by ...
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...
Well-being and Other Social Indicators: A Study of Five Local Governments Initiatives in Japan
Nov 12, 2017
In recent years, there has been a worldwide trend to rely not only on Gross Do...
Nishiawakura's Initiative Based on People Discovering Their Own Desires
Oct 21, 2017
Nishiawakura is a "village" (Japanese "mura," essentially a rural district) lo...

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