April 20, 2015

Japan's "FutureCity" Initiative: Fourth-Year Update

In recent years, individuals, organizations, and governments around the world have continued working to create new models for cities and communities. The Japanese government, for instance, launched i...
Kobe City Releases Documentary Photos of Great Hanshin Earthquake
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Fact or Fiction: Does Economic Growth Alleviate Joblessness and Poverty?
February 24, 2015
Approximately 80% of Japanese people think that continued GDP growth is necess...
Tokyo Plans to Increase Renewable Energy Ratio to 20% by 2024
April 10, 2015
The Tokyo Metropolitan area consumes huge amounts of electricity and energy to...
Younger Generations Showing Lower Happiness Levels -- Caused by Stress from Work?
January 21, 2015
According to a 2014 White Paper by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and ...
MOE Publishes Cases of Water Footprint Calculations to Visualize Water Use
March 22, 2015
The water we see in daily life is only a small part of the water cycle. A wate...
FutureCity Initiative Holds International Forum Overseas for First Time
March 20, 2015
Japan's Cabinet Office and Cabinet Secretariat held its FutureCity Initiative I...
Nippon Paper Group's Green Action Plan to Focus on Effectiveness
April 3, 2015
Nippon Paper Group, Inc. of Japan established the Charter on the Environment ce...
Fukushima Cotton's Appeal
April 5, 2015
Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary) is a weekly article which app...

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