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Moving toward a Sustainable Society: Ethical Consumption in Japan
Japan World

October 23, 2020

Moving toward a Sustainable Society: Ethical Consumption in Japan

Japan is said to lag behind other countries in terms of catching the wave of ethical consumption, but the concept has be...

Sustainable Business through Reverse Thinking:  Why a Kyoto Restaurant Stops at 100 Meals a Day
Japan World

September 28, 2020

Sustainable Business through Reverse Thinking: Why a Kyoto Restaurant Stops at 100 Meals a Day

The spread of COVID-19 has impacted many restaurants, causing them to undergo a business crisis. Japan has not undertake...

'Workation' (Work + Vacation): Clear Your Mind, Boost Your Creativity
Japan World

August 27, 2020

'Workation' (Work + Vacation): Clear Your Mind, Boost Your Creativity

Recently, the term "workation" has become popular in Japan. It is a coinage combining "work" and "vacation," meaning tak...

The world after COVID-19:  Surveys reveal changes among the environmentally and socially conscious people
Japan World

July 30, 2020

The world after COVID-19: Surveys reveal changes among the environmentally and socially conscious people

Survey results show big contrast with general population This month's issue of the ISHES newsletter reveals the results ...

'Candle Night' Special Solstice Event in Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic
Japan World

June 25, 2020

'Candle Night' Special Solstice Event in Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic

What is "Candle Night"? Have you ever heard of "Candle Night" in Japan? It is an initiative that began in 2003 to encour...

The world after COVID-19
Japan World

May 25, 2020

The world after COVID-19

What COVID-19 has done The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing society faster in some directions we were already headed. Workin...

COVID-19 Pandemic: How We Can Get through It and Create a Better Future
Japan World

April 24, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic: How We Can Get through It and Create a Better Future

Like many other countries, Japan has been experiencing the ongoing spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). At first, m...

Kayac Inc.: The Making of a Cool Company and Cool Community
Japan World

March 25, 2020

Kayac Inc.: The Making of a Cool Company and Cool Community

Omoshiro Hojin Kayac (Kayac Inc.) is a Japanese web-content developer that creates games, advertising, and various web s...

Activating Public Spaces through Citizen-Government Collaboration: Himeji Station North Exit Plaza
Japan World

February 25, 2020

Activating Public Spaces through Citizen-Government Collaboration: Himeji Station North Exit Plaza

Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture, is located in the western part of the Kansai region of Japan, and has a population of abo...

Prospects for the 2020s at the start of the new decade
Japan World

January 24, 2020

Prospects for the 2020s at the start of the new decade

Happy New Year! This is Junko Edahiro, president of the Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy and Society (ISHES)....

Reducing Food Loss and Waste: New Laws and Initiatives in Japan
Japan World

December 25, 2019

Reducing Food Loss and Waste: New Laws and Initiatives in Japan

Among the efforts being made to achieve the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, one aims to address ...

Survey Shows More than 60% of Japanese Workers Want to Give Higher Priority to Personal Lives
Japan World

September 11, 2016

Survey Shows More than 60% of Japanese Workers Want to Give Higher Priority to Personal Lives

The Research Institute for Advancement of Living Standards in Japan released its 31st Short-Term Survey of Workers in Ma...

Younger Generations Showing Lower Happiness Levels -- Caused by Stress from Work?
Japan World

January 26, 2015

Younger Generations Showing Lower Happiness Levels -- Caused by Stress from Work?

According to a 2014 White Paper by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, a survey conducted by the ministr...

Study Project Begins Seeking Happy Local Communities
Japan World

December 05, 2014

Study Project Begins Seeking Happy Local Communities

Translated by Japan for Sustainability What factors are essential for local regions and their residents to be happy? Thi...

Municipalities Across Japan Establish 'Happiness League'
Japan World

October 28, 2013

Municipalities Across Japan Establish 'Happiness League'

Original text is from Japan for Sustainability The Association of Municipalities for Improving Residents' Sense of Well-...

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Japan World

October 22, 2013

Over 70% of Japanese Satisfied with Life for First Time in 18 Years, Survey Says

Original text is from Japan for Sustainability The results of the Public Opinion Survey on the Life of the People, which...

CollaVol: Social Volunteer Platform for Donating Time
Japan World

June 07, 2013

CollaVol: Social Volunteer Platform for Donating Time

Original text is from Japan for Sustainability "Donating just a few hours of your time" is a form of volunteering made p...

Citizens in Shiga Prefecture Propose 'Smile Index' as Measure of Well-being
Japan World

May 14, 2013

Citizens in Shiga Prefecture Propose 'Smile Index' as Measure of Well-being

Original text is from Japan for Sustainability A group of citizens in Shiga Prefecture in Japan announced in December 20...

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Japan World

December 12, 2011

Japan's Cabinet Office Releases Report on Tentative Indicators of Well-being

The Cabinet Office of Japan (headed by the Prime Minister) released the "The Commission on Measuring Well-Being: A Repor...

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Japan World

November 22, 2011

Japan Includes Idea of Well-being as Input for Rio+20 Outcome Document

(From Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan) The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on October 31, 2011 the i...


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