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.
Jan 9, 2018
The Science Council of Japan released on August 24, 2017, the deliberation res...
Jan 6, 2018
A team of three Japanese child-rearing mothers, "Enra Enra," formed in 2015, is...
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...
Study Shows Buyers of Socially Responsible Products are Happier
Oct 7, 2017
SoooooS. Company, a company specializing in the development of social businesse...
Radiation Literacy Essential
Oct 4, 2017
Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
NPO Kids' Door Supports Learning to Help Kids Escape from Poverty
Sep 16, 2017
Kids' Door was established in January 2007 to support children in Japan. The J...
Mental and Emotional Healing of Disaster Survivors Left Behind
Jul 12, 2017
Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
Japan's Role in Addressing Healthcare, Welfare Issues in an Aging World
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...
Earthquake Disaster an Opportunity for Global Empathy
Jun 7, 2017
Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly column in the Tokyo...

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