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.
 
Mar 30, 2018
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The February 2018 issue of the JFS Newsletter reported on a Japanese village's...
 
Mar 28, 2018
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The SAVE JAPAN Project of the Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. was recogniz...
 
Mar 25, 2018
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Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
 
 
Giving Tohoku Children Opportunities to Enjoy the Sea
Mar 8, 2018
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Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary) is a weekly feature in the To...
 
Community Nurse Project to Elevate Community Health Across Japan
Mar 4, 2018
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Bono Inc., a Japanese startup, launched a community nurse project as a new bus...
 
 
Nishiawakura's Initiative for Self-Dependence Attracting Motivated Young People to Migrate to the Village and Start Businesses
Feb 28, 2018
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Nishiawakura is a "village" ("mura," Japanese rural district) with a populatio...
 
Research Center for Community Building Opens
Feb 4, 2018
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Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
 
 
Transforming Child-Rearing Frustrations into Ghost Picture Cards Helps Make Families Happy
Jan 6, 2018
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A team of three Japanese child-rearing mothers, "Enra Enra," formed in 2015, is...
 
15-Year Integrated Forest Environment Education in Shimokawa, Hokkaido to Support Sustainable Forest Management
Dec 28, 2017
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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
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Introduction Japan has entered an era of population decline. While young peopl...
 
Nara Medical University Launches Medicine-Based Town Research Institute
Nov 17, 2017
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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
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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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Imagine all the shops disappearing from where we live; what could we do on suc...
 
 
 

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