Civil Society

The creation of sustainable societies is not just the work of national and local governments and industry, but also civil society. Some people may have had the impression that Japan's civil society was not so strong, but powerful and unique new activities and initiatives are emerging and spreading nationwide. This section offers information on trends in Japanese civil society which is also strengthening its cooperation globally.
Feb 4, 2018
Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
Jan 6, 2018
A team of three Japanese child-rearing mothers, "Enra Enra," formed in 2015, is...
Dec 28, 2017
The last issue introduced the town of Shimokawa, Hokkaido, whose industrial pr...
Sustainable Community Building in Shimokawa: Recycling-Oriented Forest Management Enabling Permanent Use of Forest Resources
Nov 30, 2017
Introduction Japan has entered an era of population decline. While young peopl...
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...
Nishiawakura's Initiative Based on People Discovering Their Own Desires
Oct 21, 2017
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
Imagine all the shops disappearing from where we live; what could we do on suc...
Radiation Literacy Essential
Oct 4, 2017
Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
Implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement: A Report on Japan's Round Table for Studying Energy Situations
Sep 29, 2017
To launch discussions on the nation's Strategic Energy Plan, Japan's Agency fo...
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...
1% Support Program in Ichinomiya City: Citizens Decide How to Use Their Tax Money
Sep 11, 2017
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
Japan has various school lunch programs in effect nationwide that involve adva...

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