JFS NewsletterJFS monthly newsletter

 

JFS Newsletter Back Issues

 Report on the Rapid Rise of Renewable Energy Generation Capacity in Japan

Dec 04, 2012

Newsletter

 

[November 2012] Report on the Rapid Rise of Renewable Energy Generation Capacity in Japan

In the article "Japan's Feed-in-Tariff Scheme Kicks Off!" published in our Ju...

 

Nov 20, 2012

Newsletter

 

[October 2012] "Sapporo Smile Index" - a Driving Force for Policy Implementation

Recently an increasing number of local governments in Japan have been develop...

 
 Update on Planning Japan's Energy Future to 2030

Nov 13, 2012

Newsletter

 

[October 2012] Update on Planning Japan's Energy Future to 2030

As we reported in our February and May JFS newsletter issues, the process is ...

 
 Global Youth See Reconstruction Efforts Firsthand after 2011 Japan Earthquake -- Transforming What Survivors Learned into Lessons for the World

Nov 06, 2012

Newsletter

 

[October 2012] Global Youth See Reconstruction Efforts Firsthand after 2011 Japan Earthquake -- Transforming What Survivors Learned into Lessons for the World

Japan for Sustainability (JFS) organized the "Learning Journey in Tohoku" fr...

 
 Interview on Post-March 11 Visions -- Japan's Regeneration from the Perspective of Forests

Oct 23, 2012

Newsletter

 

[September 2012] Interview on Post-March 11 Visions -- Japan's Regeneration from the Perspective of Forests

One year and a half has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake on M...

 
 Transition Towns in Japan and a Try for Local Energy Independence by Fujino Denryoku

Oct 16, 2012

Newsletter

 

[September 2012] Transition Towns in Japan and a Try for Local Energy Independence by Fujino Denryoku

The former Fujino Town in Sagamihara City in northwestern Kanagawa Prefectur...

 
 Creating Happier Communities: Over 22 Local Governments in Japan Preparing a

Oct 09, 2012

Newsletter

 

[September 2012] Creating Happier Communities: Over 22 Local Governments in Japan Preparing a "Happiness Index" to Measure Progress

Japan for Sustainability (JFS) has, in its newsletters and other webpages, co...

 
 Update on the Discussion in Japan on Energy and Environment Policy Options to 2030

Sep 18, 2012

Newsletter

 

[August 2012] Update on the Discussion in Japan on Energy and Environment Policy Options to 2030

As we reported in our February and May issues, the process to determine ener...

 
 Sompo Japan's Environmental Activities Developed in Step with the Earth Summit

Sep 11, 2012

Newsletter

 

[August 2012] Sompo Japan's Environmental Activities Developed in Step with the Earth Summit

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 102) http://www.so...

 
 Architectural Design in Harmony with Nature Contributes to Sustainable Development of Society: Takenaka Corporation

Aug 21, 2012

Newsletter

 

[July 2012] Architectural Design in Harmony with Nature Contributes to Sustainable Development of Society: Takenaka Corporation

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 101) http://www.tak...

 
 After Rio+20 -- How to Deliver the Voices of Civil Society to Decision-makers?

Aug 14, 2012

Newsletter

 

[July 2012] After Rio+20 -- How to Deliver the Voices of Civil Society to Decision-makers?

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, known as Rio+20, w...

 
 Japan's Feed-in-Tariff Scheme Kicks Off!

Aug 07, 2012

Newsletter

 

[July 2012] Japan's Feed-in-Tariff Scheme Kicks Off!

System to Promote Renewable Energy Adopted A feed-in-tariff (FIT) system th...

 
 Listening to the Voices of the Young Who Will Lead Society in 2030 -- A Meeting to Consider Energy Issues from the Perspective of Today's Youth

Jul 24, 2012

Newsletter

 

[June 2012] Listening to the Voices of the Young Who Will Lead Society in 2030 -- A Meeting to Consider Energy Issues from the Perspective of Today's Youth

The Japanese government set up the Fundamental Issues Subcommittee on Jap...

 
 'Naimono-wa-nai' ('What we haven't got we do without') -- Learning from Ama Town's Efforts for Local Revitalization

Jul 17, 2012

Newsletter

 

[June 2012] 'Naimono-wa-nai' ('What we haven't got we do without') -- Learning from Ama Town's Efforts for Local Revitalization

There are four inhabited islands collectively called the Oki Islands about...

 
 Planning JFS's Next Steps for Another 10 Years

Jul 10, 2012

Newsletter

 

[June 2012] Planning JFS's Next Steps for Another 10 Years

Japan for Sustainability (JFS) will celebrate its tenth anniversary at the en...

 
 In Pursuit of Gross National Happiness -- Community-building in Koura Town, Shiga Prefecture

Jun 26, 2012

Newsletter

 

[May 2012] In Pursuit of Gross National Happiness -- Community-building in Koura Town, Shiga Prefecture

In April 2012, a high-level meeting on well-being and happiness was jointly h...

 
 Re-Examining GDP Growth Projections to Plan Japan's Future Energy Policy

Jun 19, 2012

Newsletter

 

[May 2012] Re-Examining GDP Growth Projections to Plan Japan's Future Energy Policy

In response to the energy crisis caused by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear acci...

 
 Japanese Private Citizen Sector Efforts Toward Rio+20

Jun 12, 2012

Newsletter

 

[May 2012] Japanese Private Citizen Sector Efforts Toward Rio+20

The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), kno...

 
 Unique Community Farm Management in Kamiina District Shifting Focus from Owning to Using Farms

May 29, 2012

Newsletter

 

[April 2012] Unique Community Farm Management in Kamiina District Shifting Focus from Owning to Using Farms

"Initiatives and Achievements of Local Governments in Japan" (No. 38) Far...

 
 Making the Impossible Possible --

May 22, 2012

Newsletter

 

[April 2012] Making the Impossible Possible -- "Miracle Apples" and Natural Cultivation

In Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, in northern Japan "Miracle Apples" are bei...

 
 JFS Launches

May 15, 2012

Newsletter

 

[April 2012] JFS Launches "Learn to Create in Tohoku" Projects: Learning from Tohoku Now and Fostering Hope for the Future

The Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, caused catastrophic dama...

 
 Assisting Reconstruction Through Photography: Nikon Corporation

Apr 26, 2012

Newsletter

 

[March 2012] Assisting Reconstruction Through Photography: Nikon Corporation

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 100) http://www.nik...

 
 Applying Evolving Technologies Inspired by Nature to Human Society

Apr 17, 2012

Newsletter

 

[March 2012] Applying Evolving Technologies Inspired by Nature to Human Society

"JFS's 'Get Inspired by Nature' Project" (No. 6) Introduction Since Au...

 
 Towards Rio+20: Proposal for an Intergovernmental Ethics Panel

Apr 10, 2012

Newsletter

 

[March 2012] Towards Rio+20: Proposal for an Intergovernmental Ethics Panel

In anticipation of the Rio+20 Summit coming up in June this year, Ryoichi ...

 
 Get Inspired by Nature: Showcasing Interesting Examples

Mar 27, 2012

Newsletter

 

[February 2012] Get Inspired by Nature: Showcasing Interesting Examples

"JFS's 'Get Inspired by Nature' Project" (No. 5) With a view to reducing env...

 
 Japan's Strategic Energy Plan under Review after 2011 Nuclear Disaster

Mar 20, 2012

Newsletter

 

[February 2012] Japan's Strategic Energy Plan under Review after 2011 Nuclear Disaster

The Japanese government launched a review of its energy policies after the...

 
 Heavy-Duty Vehicle CO2 Emission Reduction Measures -- Tokyo Metropolitan Government Creates New Indicators Based on Fuel Efficiency

Mar 13, 2012

Newsletter

 

[February 2012] Heavy-Duty Vehicle CO2 Emission Reduction Measures -- Tokyo Metropolitan Government Creates New Indicators Based on Fuel Efficiency

"Initiatives and Achievements of Local Governments in Japan" (No. 37) The...

 
 Scientist and Synthetic Thinker Kumagusu Minakata - Japan's First Ecologist

Feb 28, 2012

Newsletter

 

[January 2012] Scientist and Synthetic Thinker Kumagusu Minakata - Japan's First Ecologist

"Japanese Philosophers/Leaders for Sustainability" (No. 3) In 2004, "Sa...

 
 How to Increase Resilience in the Economy, Society, and Everyday Life?

Feb 21, 2012

Newsletter

 

[January 2012] How to Increase Resilience in the Economy, Society, and Everyday Life?

A Lesson from the March 11 Quake and Tsunami: An Awareness of the Importance o...

 
 Dragonfly Wing Design Pioneers the Future -- Development of the Micro Wind Turbine

Feb 14, 2012

Newsletter

 

[January 2012] Dragonfly Wing Design Pioneers the Future -- Development of the Micro Wind Turbine

When I visited an exhibition about nature-based technology held in Tokyo in...

 
 Achieving a Sustainable Society through Insurance Business -- Nipponkoa Insurance Co.

Jan 31, 2012

Newsletter

 

[December 2011] Achieving a Sustainable Society through Insurance Business -- Nipponkoa Insurance Co.

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 99) http://www.nipp...

 
 Outcomes and Lessons Learned from Measures in Japan to Save Electricity in Summer 2011

Jan 24, 2012

Newsletter

 

[December 2011] Outcomes and Lessons Learned from Measures in Japan to Save Electricity in Summer 2011

Japan's experience in the summer of 2011 essentially functioned as a national...

 
 A Lesson from the March 11 Quake and Tsunami: An Awareness of the Importance of 'Resilience'

Jan 17, 2012

Newsletter

 

[December 2011] A Lesson from the March 11 Quake and Tsunami: An Awareness of the Importance of 'Resilience'

The Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011, has taug...

 
 Kanazawa's Challenge -- Prototype for Local Production & Local Consumption of Energy

Dec 20, 2011

Newsletter

 

[November 2011] Kanazawa's Challenge -- Prototype for Local Production & Local Consumption of Energy

"Initiatives and Achievements of Local Governments in Japan" (No. 36) Kan...

 
 Children Visit Tohoku University's Ecollab. -- Learning Future Technologies through Environmental Study

Dec 13, 2011

Newsletter

 

[November 2011] Children Visit Tohoku University's Ecollab. -- Learning Future Technologies through Environmental Study

"JFS's 'Get Inspired by Nature' Project" (No. 3) As part of JFS's "Get Ins...

 
 How Japanese Lifestyles and Awareness Changed after the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake

Dec 06, 2011

Newsletter

 

[November 2011] How Japanese Lifestyles and Awareness Changed after the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake

Eight months have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent ...

 
 Reconnecting Forests and People by Saving Acorns

Nov 22, 2011

Newsletter

 

[October 2011] Reconnecting Forests and People by Saving Acorns

Kagawa Prefecture in Shikoku, southwestern Japan, has been working for 19...

 
 Technologies to Save the Earth -- Learning from Nature (Part 2)

Nov 15, 2011

Newsletter

 

[October 2011] Technologies to Save the Earth -- Learning from Nature (Part 2)

"JFS's 'Get Inspired by Nature' Project" (No. 2) Interview with Prof. Emile H....

 
 Japan Begins Feed-in Tariff Scheme to Accelerate Renewable Energy Promotion

Nov 08, 2011

Newsletter

 

[October 2011] Japan Begins Feed-in Tariff Scheme to Accelerate Renewable Energy Promotion

Japan needs to immediately and drastically increase its use of renewable ener...

 
 Happiness Indexes - a Discussion

Oct 25, 2011

Newsletter

 

[September 2011] Happiness Indexes - a Discussion

Concepts and initiatives on how to measure happiness -- the ultimate goal of ...

 
 Life without Electricity - Pursuing a Pleasant, Electricity-Free Lifestyle

Oct 18, 2011

Newsletter

 

[September 2011] Life without Electricity - Pursuing a Pleasant, Electricity-Free Lifestyle

It is not all that long ago when we began using so many electrical applianc...

 
 Technologies to Save the Earth -- Learning from Nature (Part 1)

Oct 11, 2011

Newsletter

 

[September 2011] Technologies to Save the Earth -- Learning from Nature (Part 1)

"JFS's 'Get Inspired by Nature' Project" (No. 1) Interview with Prof. Emile H....

 
 JFS's 'Get Inspired by Nature' Project Poised for Launch

Sep 27, 2011

Newsletter

 

[August 2011] JFS's 'Get Inspired by Nature' Project Poised for Launch

Life on Earth first emerged 3.8 billion years ago. Since then, living thi...

 
 Open Platform for Energy Policy Discussion Launched

Sep 20, 2011

Newsletter

 

[August 2011] Open Platform for Energy Policy Discussion Launched

In the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the nuclear accident a...

 
 2011 Summer Energy-Saving Efforts in Japan:

Sep 13, 2011

Newsletter

 

[August 2011] 2011 Summer Energy-Saving Efforts in Japan: "We Can Make It!"--Achievements and Success Factors

Japan is now experiencing its usual hot humid summer. [(Tokyo's summer temper...

 
 Japan Adapts (and Remembers) Amid Power Shortages after 2011 Great Earthquake, Nuclear Accidents

Aug 23, 2011

Newsletter

 

[July 2011] Japan Adapts (and Remembers) Amid Power Shortages after 2011 Great Earthquake, Nuclear Accidents

On July 1, 2011, the government imposed mandatory curbs on electricity us...

 
 Japan's Eco-City Contest -- Review of its Ten-Year History

Aug 16, 2011

Newsletter

 

[July 2011] Japan's Eco-City Contest -- Review of its Ten-Year History

Minamata City Wins First "Eco-City Capital" Prize on Contest's 10th Anniv...

 
 How Did the Great East Japan Earthquake Affect Ecosystems and Biodiversity?

Aug 08, 2011

Newsletter

 

[July 2011] How Did the Great East Japan Earthquake Affect Ecosystems and Biodiversity?

The Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011 caused tremen...

 
 Japanese Companies Devising Ways to Deal with Electricity Shortages Caused by the Great Earthquake and Nuclear Accident

Jul 26, 2011

Newsletter

 

[June 2011] Japanese Companies Devising Ways to Deal with Electricity Shortages Caused by the Great Earthquake and Nuclear Accident

In the aftermath of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 and...

 
 De-Ownership, De-Materialization, De-Monetization -- Junko Edahiro's Message to Today's '3-De' Generation (TEDxTokyo, May 2011)

Jul 19, 2011

Newsletter

 

[June 2011] De-Ownership, De-Materialization, De-Monetization -- Junko Edahiro's Message to Today's '3-De' Generation (TEDxTokyo, May 2011)

On May 21, 2011, JFS chief executive Junko Edahiro delivered a short spe...

 

Subscribe to JFS Newsletter

Our Supporters

1% for the Planet Banner
 

このページの先頭へ