xSDG Laboratory

Presentation Group Representative : Norichika Kanie (Graduate School of Media and Governance)
  • 11. Sustainable cities and communities
  • 12. Responsible consumption, production
  • 17. Partnerships for the goals
Tokyo Midtown East B1F Hall A
Booth No.E02

Creating a SDGs strategic model towards realizing 'A Pleasant Kind of Society'

Person in Charge of the Project : Norichika Kanie and Mitsuru Kawamoto

This project aims to analyze whether and to which target MUJI products by Ryohin Keikaku are contributing, including its efforts in their supply chain management. For this analysis, the examination of its methodology and its innovation are included. Ryohin Keikaku is converging its social contribution through its business in its product designs, which eventually becomes its additional values. For example, its deliberation of environmental, human rights, labor factors, its use of organic materials, its conservation of traditional cultures, its regional regeneration activities amongst others are incorporated into its ideas of products. By analyzing such, the proposals for refining its products and projects to become more sustainable will be made.


The development of SDG Indicators for Japan and its progress visualization utilizing them

Person in Charge of the Project : Norichika Kanie and Cosmo Takagi

This project aims to support SDGs activities by local municipalities in Japan in implementing the SDGs, particularly from the perspective of visualizing their progresses with utilizing the SDG indicators as well as to examine localized SDG indicators in Japan and the concrete methodologies for such visualization. Particularly, the project will examine the possibilities of the utilization of geographic information system and will realize the visualization of the progresses of their SDGs actions. By setting the efforts of Shizuoka City as a model case, the know-hows gained will be shared by other local municipalities for contributing to the SDGs.


Joint research on the development of targets and indicators for Shizuoka Citys five priority plans

Person in Charge of the Project : Norichika Kanie and Cosmo Takagi

This project aims to innovate the five priority plans of Shizuoka City, to reorganize and to redevelop their targets and indicators by introducing the mode of thinking of SDGs. Particularly, it will examine the additional agendas that are considered necessary by checking the present five priority plans of Shizuoka City in accordance with SDGs as well as organize the Citys current targets and indicators. Based on these, the further actions for contributing to SDGs will be considered. Hereby, the implications of local efforts for global goals will be analyzed, and simultaneously, the project will contribute to the realization of Shizuoka, a city of world standards that Shizuoka City is pursuing.


Regional research (SDG implementations in takahashi, Toyooka)

Person in Charge of the Project : Norichika Kanie and Yoshihide Terada

This project aims to examine the local strategies for regional regeneration in Takahashi District of Toyooka City, Hyogo Prefecture, that faces accelerating serious depopulation as well as aging society with fewer children. Currently, Takahashi District has been becoming a marginal village. The will of its local residents highly supports the actions and measures to be developed and taken for local regeneration. With utilizing the SDGs, this project will promote the dialogues with relevant stakeholders, conduct the research studies on the local agendas, and examine the solutions creatively. And, it will target on solving the local problems that Takahashi District faces, for instance, depopulation as well as local revitalization.


A particular attention to the issues on gender equality in Toyooka City (FY 2018)

Person in Charge of the Project : Norichika Kanie and Mitsuru Kawamoto (FY 2018)

This project aims to extract the local agendas on gender equality in Toyooka City, Hyogo Prefecture. The research project was divided into two parts: statistical research from the perspective of SDGs (quantitative analysis) and interview research (qualitative). For the former, the relativity between research items and SDGs targets was analyzed, and the comparison was also made between the statistical average numbers of Japan and the statistical numbers of Toyooka City. As for the interview research, the interviews were conducted for the citizens, both females and males, as well as both the young and the old, with different life conditions. Conclusively, the outcomes of these were integrated for a final analysis, which resulted in extracting the local agendas in Toyooka City.



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