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Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien
November 12, 2015

Risks and Opportunities in Japan: Local Communities Confronting Demographic Change and Climate Change

The sustainability of Japanese society depends on how we deal with the risks and opportunities in the age of a declining birth rate and an aging population. Securing the future of local communities through innovative ideas and business schemes is being considered as one important strategy. Recently many distinguished social entrepreneurs have tackled and solved the social problems in respective communities with local stakeholders and achieved social change. One related area is renewable energy through its contribution to regional value added.