Illuminating ideas bringing the UN’s
Sustainable Development Goals to life
Unlock The Real Japan combines Nikkei Asia’s renowned insight into the business world with Time Out Tokyo’s knowledge of city life, ensuring that visiting executives can experience all sides of Japan.
This special site looks at the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), urgent calls for action issued by the UN with a target of completing them by 2030. With seven years to go there is work to do, and on this site we highlight Japan’s approach to doing so. Some of the ideas we’ve featured, such as the sustainable approach at Ise Grand Shrine, have been centuries in the making. Others, including Taku Yamada’s plans to reimagine tourism are much newer. All are essential if we are to achieve the kind of world we want to live in.
A virtuous circle
Ise Grand Shrine
Ise Grand Shrine’s history of sustainability
The natural solution
Japan’s only physician of Tibetan medicine on improving wellbeing
How the Japanese-led GHIT Fund is making a global difference to health
An equal chance
Can Japan reduce inequalities in the workplace?
Using tourism to make communities more sustainable
Good clean fun
How a Japanese festival is working towards responsible consumption
Ready for anything
New products designed to help you prepare for the worst
How to give business gifts the Japanese way