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Feb 15, 2018

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[January 2018] "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

Jan 31, 2018

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[January 2018] 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...

 

Jan 23, 2018

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[December 2017] "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

Jan 12, 2018

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[December 2017] 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

Dec 28, 2017

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[December 2017] 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

Dec 21, 2017

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[November 2017] 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

Dec 13, 2017

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[November 2017] 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

Nov 30, 2017

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[November 2017] 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'

Nov 20, 2017

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[October 2017] 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

Nov 12, 2017

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[October 2017] 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...

 
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Oct 30, 2017

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[October 2017] 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

Oct 21, 2017

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[September 2017] 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

Oct 10, 2017

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[September 2017] 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

Sep 29, 2017

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[September 2017] 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

Sep 25, 2017

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[August 2017] 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

Sep 11, 2017

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[August 2017] 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

Aug 31, 2017

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[August 2017] 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

Aug 22, 2017

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[July 2017] 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

Aug 11, 2017

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[July 2017] 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

Jul 31, 2017

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[July 2017] 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

Jul 21, 2017

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[June 2017] 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

Jun 30, 2017

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[June 2017] 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

Jun 15, 2017

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[May 2017] 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

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[May 2017] 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

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[April 2017] 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

Apr 28, 2017

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[April 2017] 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

Apr 22, 2017

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[March 2017] 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

Apr 12, 2017

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[March 2017] 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

Mar 31, 2017

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[March 2017] 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

Mar 24, 2017

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[February 2017] 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

Mar 12, 2017

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[February 2017] 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

Feb 28, 2017

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[February 2017] 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

Feb 18, 2017

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[January 2017] 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

Jan 31, 2017

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[January 2017] 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

Jan 19, 2017

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[December 2016] 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)

Dec 29, 2016

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[December 2016] 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)

Dec 23, 2016

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[November 2016] 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

Dec 13, 2016

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[November 2016] 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

Nov 30, 2016

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[November 2016] 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

Nov 24, 2016

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[October 2016] 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

Nov 15, 2016

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[October 2016] 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

Oct 31, 2016

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[October 2016] Community Currency 'Bunji' Changing the Way Money is Used

Japan is a convenient society. People can go shopping without speaking at all....

 
Chiiki Mirai Juku : Local Communities Support Government's Tutoring Program to Fight Child Poverty in Japan

Oct 18, 2016

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[September 2016] Chiiki Mirai Juku : Local Communities Support Government's Tutoring Program to Fight Child Poverty in Japan

Child poverty is attracting growing concern in Japan. It is a problem requirin...

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

Oct 10, 2016

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[September 2016] '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...

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

Sep 30, 2016

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[September 2016] 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...

 
Innovative 'Hometown Tax' Donation Program Supports Municipalities

Sep 19, 2016

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[August 2016] Innovative 'Hometown Tax' Donation Program Supports Municipalities

Japan has a program in which Japanese citizens living anywhere can donate mone...

 
Community Building through Local Money Circulation Analysis -- The Case of Minamata, Japan

Sep 11, 2016

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[August 2016] Community Building through Local Money Circulation Analysis -- The Case of Minamata, Japan

Overcoming a Shrinking Local Economy The ability to make local economies more ...

 
Making Olympic Gold Medals from 'Urban Mine' Sources

Aug 31, 2016

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[August 2016] Making Olympic Gold Medals from 'Urban Mine' Sources

We reported in the June 2016 JFS Newsletter that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Pa...

 
Auto Sales Industry Cooperates to Tackle Social Responsibility: Examples from Yamagata, Japan

Aug 14, 2016

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[July 2016] Auto Sales Industry Cooperates to Tackle Social Responsibility: Examples from Yamagata, Japan

Cars are a necessity of life for people who live outside of major cities. At t...

 
Marginal Community, Urban Citizens, College Students Collaborate for Kodomo-Shokudo Project

Jul 29, 2016

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[July 2016] Marginal Community, Urban Citizens, College Students Collaborate for Kodomo-Shokudo Project

It has been just over a year since I started the Edahiro Laboratory, working w...

 

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