“Who needs me?” asks Alex Kerr.  His question hangs suspended in the crackling virtual air before he moves to break the silence. “Disneyland really doesn’t. Osaka doesn’t either,” he says. “But Iya…

Before the big project, Sybilla Patrizia tended to take interest in moments and niches. An unassuming street sign; the dancing churn of a summer festival; a bored child on a train; an…

People and development manager, outdoors enthusiast, Minakami ambassador and survivor of a bear encounter. These are just some of the hats that Cory McGowan has worn during his 20-plus years of living in Japan.…

We are all on our own path to sustainability. As a person who is passionate about makeup, beauty products have been the hardest sector of my home life to replace with environmentally…

What does the word “sustainability” mean to you? Perhaps its ridding the oceans of plastic, returning to a more pastoral lifestyle or adopting the in-vogue “climatarian” diet. You may want to reduce…

The luxury hotel Hotel The Mitsui Kyoto, in all its grandeur takes the ideal of “sustainable tourism” to heart; bringing Japanese traditions to international patrons in full form, buttressed by a modern…

The Japanese practice of koromogae is the seasonal change of clothing. The next leaf turns around June 1, when summer attire takes to Tokyo’s streets. If you are looking to add to your wardrobe,…

Typica is an international startup that aims to make the distribution of green coffee beans – those that haven’t been roasted – more transparent. They recently launched the world’s first online platform that…

Nature has long ruled Miyazaki Prefecture. Located in the southeast of Kyushu, Miyazaki is surrounded by mountains from three sides, which protect it from chilly mainland winds and give it a pleasantly…

When we stumble out of bed each morning and grab the nearest item of clothing, hardly any of us are thinking of its story; where it came from, who made it and…

For more than 20 years, Okinawa has nurtured a growing trend toward achieving sustainability on all levels of society. In a rapidly changing world that is still negotiating a pandemic, many Okinawans…

On February 17, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) held its “Sustainable Recovery: TIME TO ACT” conference, laying down the roadmap for Tokyo to spearhead a global charge towards environmental sustainability.  Japan has…