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'Future Chart' City Visualizer Now Available for Municipalities in Japan

Feb 19, 2018

Population Decline

 

'Future Chart' City Visualizer Now Available for Municipalities in Japan

Professor Hidefumi Kurasaka and his team at Chiba University Graduate School ma...

 

Feb 15, 2018

Newsletter

 

"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...

 
Japanese Ministry Announces Follow-up Results of Climate Adaptation Measures

Feb 11, 2018

Climate Change Adaptation

 

Japanese Ministry Announces Follow-up Results of Climate Adaptation Measures

The Japanese Ministry of the Environment announced on October 11, 2017, that i...

 
RIKEN Study Successfully Enhances Tolerance of Plants to Salt Stress

Feb 8, 2018

Environmental Technology

 

RIKEN Study Successfully Enhances Tolerance of Plants to Salt Stress

The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) in Japan announced on N...

 
Research Center for Community Building Opens

Feb 4, 2018

Education

 

Research Center for Community Building Opens

Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...

 
Healthy Living through Improved Air-Quality and Environmental Protection: Programs to Prevent Health Damage from Pollution

Jan 31, 2018

Newsletter

 

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...

 
World Greenhouse Gas Levels Reach New High in 2016

Jan 29, 2018

Climate Change

 

World Greenhouse Gas Levels Reach New High in 2016

The United Nations' World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released the WMO an...

 
Three ESG Indices Selected to Incorporate ESG Factors into Japanese Equity Investment

Jan 26, 2018

Money

 

Three ESG Indices Selected to Incorporate ESG Factors into Japanese Equity Investment

Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the world's largest pension...

 

Jan 23, 2018

Newsletter

 

"Good Companies in Japan" (Article No. 1): Valuing Employee Happiness and Trust

The April 2017 edition of the JFS newsletter introduced Kamakura Management In...

 
Japanese Railway Begins Biogas Production Using Food Waste from Station Buildings

Jan 20, 2018

Corporate

 

Japanese Railway Begins Biogas Production Using Food Waste from Station Buildings

East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) announced on March 7, 2017, that it has entere...

 
Washable, Ultra-thin Organic Solar Cell Developed by Japanese Scientists

Jan 16, 2018

Environmental Technology

 

Washable, Ultra-thin Organic Solar Cell Developed by Japanese Scientists

A group of scientists from RIKEN, a comprehensive chemical institute in Japan, ...

 
Actions Toward 100% Renewable Energy in Japan

Jan 12, 2018

Newsletter

 

Actions Toward 100% Renewable Energy in Japan

The ISO Student Committee at Tokyo City University held its 19th Environment I...

 
Science Council of Japan Releases Policy Recommendation:

Jan 9, 2018

Well-Being

 

Science Council of Japan Releases Policy Recommendation: "Roadmap to Healthy Low-Carbon Lifestyles, Cities and Buildings"

The Science Council of Japan released on August 24, 2017, the deliberation res...

 
Transforming Child-Rearing Frustrations into Ghost Picture Cards Helps Make Families Happy

Jan 6, 2018

Education

 

Transforming Child-Rearing Frustrations into Ghost Picture Cards Helps Make Families Happy

A team of three Japanese child-rearing mothers, "Enra Enra," formed in 2015, is...

 
Another Role for Igune (premises forest)

Jan 1, 2018

Food

 

Another Role for Igune (premises forest)

Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...

 
15-Year Integrated Forest Environment Education in Shimokawa, Hokkaido to Support Sustainable Forest Management

Dec 28, 2017

Newsletter

 

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...

 
Tokyo Institute of Technology Successfully Visualizes Water Produced inside Fuel Cells

Dec 25, 2017

Environmental Technology

 

Tokyo Institute of Technology Successfully Visualizes Water Produced inside Fuel Cells

Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) an...

 
Fifth Contest to Award Excellent Environmental and Social Practices by Junior High, High School Students

Dec 21, 2017

Newsletter

 

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...

 
2017 Green Power Work Shop to Train Personnel for Local Green Power Businesses

Dec 18, 2017

Education

 

2017 Green Power Work Shop to Train Personnel for Local Green Power Businesses

The Green Power Work Shop, a business school organized by the Agency of Natural...

 
Coco Farm & Winery: An Amazing Model of Special Needs Students and Community

Dec 13, 2017

Newsletter

 

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...

 
Kyoto University Utilizes AI to Propose Policies for Japan's Sustainable Future to 2052

Dec 10, 2017

Policy / Systems

 

Kyoto University Utilizes AI to Propose Policies for Japan's Sustainable Future to 2052

Professor Yoshinori Hiroi and colleagues of Kyoto University's Kokoro Research...

 
Global Stagnation Projected on Crop Yield Increase under Climate Change Development, Diffusion of Adaptation Technology Now More Important

Dec 8, 2017

Food

 

Global Stagnation Projected on Crop Yield Increase under Climate Change Development, Diffusion of Adaptation Technology Now More Important

Japanese Institutions, including the Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences ...

 
KOBO-SYU Markets Self-Expression of People with Disabilities

Dec 4, 2017

Diversity

 

KOBO-SYU Markets Self-Expression of People with Disabilities

KOBO-SYU, a welfare institution established in 2002, turns artwork created by ...

 
Sustainable Community Building in Shimokawa: Recycling-Oriented Forest Management Enabling Permanent Use of Forest Resources

Nov 30, 2017

Newsletter

 

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...

 
NEDO and IHI Conduct World's First Trials of 100 kW Ocean Current Power Generation System

Nov 29, 2017

Environmental Technology

 

NEDO and IHI Conduct World's First Trials of 100 kW Ocean Current Power Generation System

The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and IH...

 
Japanese NGOs Release Joint Statement on Government's Review of Sustainable Development Goals

Nov 23, 2017

Policy / Systems

 

Japanese NGOs Release Joint Statement on Government's Review of Sustainable Development Goals

To report on national progress with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) J...

 
TMG Sewerage Bureau Aims to Make Tokyo a 'Smart Energy City'

Nov 20, 2017

Newsletter

 

TMG Sewerage Bureau Aims to Make Tokyo a 'Smart Energy City'

Sewage systems play an important role in making our lives safe and comfortable...

 
Nara Medical University Launches Medicine-Based Town Research Institute

Nov 17, 2017

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

Nara Medical University Launches Medicine-Based Town Research Institute

Nara Medical University announced on October 12, 2016, that it has launched the...

 
Well-being and Other Social Indicators: A Study of Five Local Governments Initiatives in Japan

Nov 12, 2017

Newsletter

 

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...

 
TEPCO and Shibuya City Test IoT Home Monitoring Service for Seniors

Nov 9, 2017

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

TEPCO and Shibuya City Test IoT Home Monitoring Service for Seniors

Smart Japan Tokyo's Shibuya City and Tokyo Electric Power Company announced pla...

 
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Oct 30, 2017

Newsletter

 

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 ...

 
Takenaka Achieves Zero-Energy Retrofit on Own Building while in Operation, First in Japan

Oct 25, 2017

Corporate

 

Takenaka Achieves Zero-Energy Retrofit on Own Building while in Operation, First in Japan

Takenaka Corp., a leading Japanese construction company, announced on May 17, 2...

 
Nishiawakura's Initiative Based on People Discovering Their Own Desires

Oct 21, 2017

Newsletter

 

Nishiawakura's Initiative Based on People Discovering Their Own Desires

Nishiawakura is a "village" (Japanese "mura," essentially a rural district) lo...

 
Ministry Formulates Basic Strategies to Promote Japanese Environmental Infrastructure Overseas

Oct 18, 2017

Environmental Technology

 

Ministry Formulates Basic Strategies to Promote Japanese Environmental Infrastructure Overseas

Japan's Ministry of the Environment announced on July 25, 2017, that it had dra...

 
METI Releases Case Examples of Smart Communities

Oct 14, 2017

Energy Policy

 

METI Releases Case Examples of Smart Communities

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) released on June 23, 2017, i...

 
Residents Protect Local Livelihoods by Funding Local Shops: Some Examples in Japan

Oct 10, 2017

Newsletter

 

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...

 
Study Shows Buyers of Socially Responsible Products are Happier

Oct 7, 2017

Well-Being

 

Study Shows Buyers of Socially Responsible Products are Happier

SoooooS. Company, a company specializing in the development of social businesse...

 
Radiation Literacy Essential

Oct 4, 2017

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Radiation Literacy Essential

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

Newsletter

 

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...

 
Micro Hydro as Farmland Protection against Wild Animals

Sep 27, 2017

Renewable Energy

 

Micro Hydro as Farmland Protection against Wild Animals

Simple and easy-to-install micro hydro generators are being introduced on a bro...

 
Japan's Road Traffic Deaths Drop to 1/4 of Peak Level

Sep 25, 2017

Newsletter

 

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...

 
Fujitsu Establishes Medium- to Long-Term Environmental Vision Through 2050

Sep 22, 2017

Corporate

 

Fujitsu Establishes Medium- to Long-Term Environmental Vision Through 2050

The Fujitsu Group released the FUJITSU Climate and Energy Vision, a medium- to...

 
NPO Kids' Door Supports Learning to Help Kids Escape from Poverty

Sep 16, 2017

Well-Being

 

NPO Kids' Door Supports Learning to Help Kids Escape from Poverty

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

Newsletter

 

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

Newsletter

 

Locally Produced Food in School Lunches----A Challenge by Nyuzen, Japan

Japan has various school lunch programs in effect nationwide that involve adva...

 
Collaboration Among Individuals Strengthens Communities: Reflections on the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake

Aug 27, 2017

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Collaboration Among Individuals Strengthens Communities: Reflections on the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake

Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...

 
Learning from Pollution Experience, Kitakyushu Now Promotes Sustainable Society in Asia

Aug 22, 2017

Newsletter

 

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 ...

 
Convention Facility in Yokohama Reduces Electricity Costs by Generating Power from Waste

Aug 16, 2017

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Convention Facility in Yokohama Reduces Electricity Costs by Generating Power from Waste

Pacifico Convention Plaza Yokohama announced on March 27, 2017, that starting A...

 

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