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  • "Moins de biens, plus de liens!" ("Fewer things, more relations!") The Japanese best-selling sensation that promotes a degrowth utopia, The Daily Alternative (Sep 12, 2022)
  • Japan swelters in its worst heatwave ever recorded, BBC News (Jun 29, 2022)
  • Concrete fuels climate change – but there’s a nature-friendly way to defend coasts from rising seas, The Conversation (Mar 22, 2022)
  • How to capture satellite images in your backyard – and contribute to a snapshot of the climate crisis, The Conversation (Feb 23, 2022)

Japan (Japanese: 日本, Nippon or Nihon, and formally 日本国, Nihonkoku) is an island country in East Asia.


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Trees, woodland and forest[edit | edit source]

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Fukushima Community Power Declaration

Ethical consumerism[edit | edit source]

Buy Nothing Day

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Solar cooking resources in Japan

Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle[edit | edit source]

Recycling in Japan - Kamikatsu waste management

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Urban sustainability[edit | edit source]

ACROS Fukuoka building - Tokyo DIY Gardening, Hands-on gardening for a crowded city

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Regular events: Japan Green Drinks, listings for 5 cities

Ecovillages[edit | edit source]

Konohana Family, Japan, link updated 11:43, 8 September 2022 (UTC)

Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

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How the MyMizu app is creating community and fostering sustainability in Japan, Nov 20[2]

Japan's Seikatsu Club Cooperative challenges consumerism through sustainable consumption, Jan 9[3]


How Japan is working towards creating a true sharing economy, Nov 19[4]


The three-degree world: cities that will be drowned by global warming, Nov 3[5]

Community Power Offers Fukushima a Brighter, Cleaner Future, Feb 14[6]

Consumer Cooperatives in Japan Enter the Digital Age, Feb 2[7]

What a Life of Sharing in Tokyo Looks Like, Jan 30[8]


A snapshot of Transition in... Japan, Apr 20[9]

Adorable Japanese couple devastated by Fukushima turn lives around with solar, Feb 26[10]


This Japanese town is on target to produce zero trash, December 11[11]

Greenery to Citizens! -- Urban Agriculture in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, October[12]

'Omusubi Money': Local Currency at Kids' Markets Empowers Communities in Japan, August[13]


Community and Locally-led Renewable Energy Projects Highlighted in Renewables Japan Status Report 2014, September 21[14]

Japan will soon have the world's largest floating solar power plant, September 12[15]

Toyama City Works Toward Compact City Utilizing Public Transportation, March 27[16]

Fukushima Pledges To Go 100 Percent Renewable, February 5[17]

Aizu Electric Power Company Established to Achieve Electricity Self-Sufficiency in Fukushima within Ten Years, Jan 17[18]


Graveyards, Golf Courses, Forests Or Farmland?[19] December 10

Japan vows 25% reduction by 2020 compared with 1990 levels, but dependent on other nations agreeing targets at December's climate talks in Copenhagen,[20] September 7

Japan and South Korea launch Green New Deals,[21] January 9


Climate change: How quest for zero waste community means sorting the rubbish 34 ways,[22] August 5


Tokyo Green Space

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Keywords island countries, ecovillages
Authors Phil Green
Published 2014
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