Movements and initiatives to pursue intrinsic happiness are emerging and spreading across Japan. We can see examples of people trying to measure happiness and genuine affluence, instead of just gross domestic products, and to emphasize the quality of life more in community planning. This section introduces initiatives to develop local "happiness indices" and efforts to create a society pursuing intrinsic well-being.
Sep 16, 2017
Kids' Door was established in January 2007 to support children in Japan. The J...
Jul 12, 2017
Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
Jul 9, 2017
As a global forerunner among aging societies, Japan is now experiencing many p...
Let's Enjoy Walking for the Benefits of Better Health -- Smart Wellness Point Project
Jun 30, 2017
Japan leads the world in terms of longevity. It is also the fastest aging coun...
Earthquake Disaster an Opportunity for Global Empathy
Jun 7, 2017
Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly column in the Tokyo...
Supporting 'Good Companies' that Create Future Society
Apr 28, 2017
A variety of efforts have been made in Japan to generate money flows for build...
TMG Collaborates with Businesses to Support Parasports through Clothing Reuse Project
Apr 19, 2017
With the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games on the horizon, various initi...
Tokyo Metropolitan Area Railways Operating Campaign for more Safe, Comfortable Trip
Apr 6, 2017
The railway businesses in the Tokyo metropolitan area including East Japan Rail...
Sustainable Community Building by Residents: Kirari Yoshijima Network
Mar 12, 2017
All 725 households in the Yoshijima District (with a population of about 2,500...
Toward a Sustainable Society - Learning from Japan's Edo Period and Contributing from Asia to the World
Feb 28, 2017
Junko Edahiro, chief executive of Japan for Sustainability, delivered a keynot...
Ajinomoto Co. Undertakes Work Reforms to Promote Workplace Diversity
Feb 15, 2017
Japanese food manufacturer Ajinomoto Co., announced on May 12, 2016, that it ha...
Young People at Japanese NPO Delve into Social Inequality Issues
Feb 5, 2017
POSSE, a Japanese non-profit organization, was established in 2006 to address l...
Interview: Corporate 'Virtue'-based Evaluation System Helps Employees Grow
Jan 31, 2017
Introduction The June 2015 JFS Newsletter (The Pursuit of Economic Growth Requ...

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