Japan’s SDGs White Paper 2019: Abridged English Edition The Report on SDGs Initiatives in Japan

編者:xSDG Laboratory, Keio Research Institute at SFC, Keio University

The perfect book to learn about initiatives in Japan


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations in 2015, and vigorous efforts to implement them have been rapidly increasing even in Japan.
This book is a collection of articles taken from the first “Japan’s SDGs White Paper” edited by the xSDG Laboratory of the Keio Research Institute at SFC in Keio University in 2019 and translated into English. The activities of various stakeholders, including the Japanese national government, municipal governments, academic institutions, businesses, civic organizations such as NPOs, young people and the media, are reported by experts in their respective fields. It also summarizes the history of the SDGs and explains the issues and prospects in Japan.
This is the perfect book to learn about initiatives in Japan towards achieving the SDGs, where people in all fields work together to change the world.
この本は、2019年に慶應義塾大学 SFC研究所 xSDG・ラボの編集により発行された、「SDGs白書2019」の記事を抜粋し、英訳したものです



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Part 1 SDGs initiatives
1-1 History of the SDGs
1-1-1 History of the SDGs and topics in Japan
1-2 Stakeholder Activities
1-2-1 SDGs outreach by the United Nations
1-2-2 Innovating by integrating the SDGs
1-2-3 Japan’s efforts to achieve the SDGs
1-2-4 SDGs initiatives by local governments
1-2-5 SDGs initiatives by Japanese companies
1-2-6 Creating new value through SDGs x science and technology innovation x human resource development
1-2-7 SDGs initiatives by NPOs/NGOs
1-2-8 SDGs initiatives by youth
1-2-9 SDGs initiatives by media


xSDG Laboratory, Keio Research Institute at SFC, Keio University
xSDG Laboratory in Keio Research Institute at SFC, set up on 1st of October, 2017, aims to conduct the interdisciplinary research in order to realize problem-solving in a diverse and complex society based on the perspective of the SDGs and to positively share its outcomes nationally and internationally through its publications, its websites as well as its lecture presentations amongst others. Working with students as well as research communities, the Laboratory has been carrying out the industry-administration-academia activities in collaboration with business enterprises, centering on the collaborative research agendas set jointly by business enterprises and local municipalities. Especially, in “xSDG Consortium”, established in June, 2018, and facilitated by xSDG Laboratory, through collaboration with the SDGs related stakeholders such as business enterprises and local municipalities amongst others, it is aimed to forge the advanced cases and good practices for attaining the SDGs as well as to scale up them through the standardization of the matters related to the SDGs.

Norichika Kanie
Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
Director,xSDG Laboratory, Keio Research Institute at SFC, Keio University
Before joining Keio University, he worked at Department of Policy Studies, The University of Kitakyushu as well as Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology. From August 2009 to July 2010, he had been Marie Curie Incoming International Fellow of the European Commission and a visiting professor at Sciences Po, Paris. He serves various committees and steering groups including: the member of the SDGs Promotion Headquarters, the SDGs Promotion Round-Table, the Government of Japan; the expert member of the Promotion of Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy in Japan, Cabinet Office, the Government of Japan; and, the member of Committee on SDGs Stakeholder’s Meeting, the Ministry of the Environment.
His recent publication includes: Norichika Kanie (eds.), “Governing through Goals: Sustainable Development Goals as Governance Innovation”, MIT Press, 2017; Norichika Kanie, et.al., ‘Rules to goals: emergence of new governance strategies for sustainable development’, in Sustainability Science, Volume 14, Issue 6, 2019, pp.1748-1749; and Norichika Kanie, ‘Sustainable Development Goals and International Governance Indicators as a Key Mechanism for Success’ in Shiro Hori, et.al., “International Development and the Environment”, Springer, 2019, pp.17-25.
He received his Ph.D. in Media and Governance from the Keio University.