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Gaining Momentum! Japan's Decarbonization Efforts
Japan World

May 26, 2021

Gaining Momentum! Japan's Decarbonization Efforts

What impressions do you have about Japan's decarbonization efforts? Some readers may know that Japan has been criticized...

Creating the Future Locally: Innovative Projects by Miraisozobu (For Future Company) in Atami, Japan
Japan World

April 23, 2021

Creating the Future Locally: Innovative Projects by Miraisozobu (For Future Company) in Atami, Japan

The world today is facing many problems simultaneously, such as climate change and marine microplastics pollution, resou...

Ten Years after the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan:  Messages from the Past Can Prevent Disasters Today
Japan World

March 26, 2021

Ten Years after the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan: Messages from the Past Can Prevent Disasters Today

This year marks ten years since a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan in March 2011. For many Japanese, ever...

A Sustainability Message Spanning Five Decades: Environmental Manga Artist Hiroshi Takatsuki (High Moon)
Japan World

February 25, 2021

A Sustainability Message Spanning Five Decades: Environmental Manga Artist Hiroshi Takatsuki (High Moon)

One of Joe Biden's first acts after being inaugurated as president of the United States in January 2021 was to sign an e...

Aiming to Inspire! The Town of Kamikatsu Moves toward a Zero-Waste Society
Japan World

January 27, 2021

Aiming to Inspire! The Town of Kamikatsu Moves toward a Zero-Waste Society

In using the Earth's limited resources, it is crucial that we reduce the amount of waste and promote reuse and recycling...

A Look Back at 2020 from
Japan World

December 24, 2020

A Look Back at 2020 from "Beyond COVID" Website Stories, and a Look Ahead at the Post-COVID world

Who in the world could have imagined when 2020 began that the novel coronavirus would cause such havoc? The World Health...

Japan at Last Announces Goal of Net Zero GHG Emissions by 2050
Japan World

November 25, 2020

Japan at Last Announces Goal of Net Zero GHG Emissions by 2050

Prime Minister Suga's Net Zero Emissions Declaration It appears that Japan has finally embarked on a serious shift towar...

Comments from Readers
Japan World

November 02, 2020

Comments from Readers

We received some favorable comments on September 2020 article, " Sustainable Business through Reverse Thinking: Why a ...

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...


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