The online magazine HIGHLIGHTING JAPAN is published once a month by the Japanese government to help readers better understand Japan today.
もっと知りたい、伝えたい。日本の’今’をアップデート ～ オンライン・マガジン HIGHLIGHTING JAPAN
#147 August 2020MOTTAINAI: CREATING A SOUND MATERIAL-CYCLE SOCIETY
The 4th Fundamental Plan for Establishing a Sound Material-Cycle Society was announced by Japan's Ministry of the Environment in 2018, and initiatives under the plan are continuing apace. In this month's issue, we spotlight a few examples and reveal how the traditional Japanese trait of treasuring things, captured in the phrase mottainai, is always to the fore.