Junko Edahiro

Japan for Sustainability

Junko Edahiro is one of Japan’s top environmental journalists and a major proponent of the country’s slow-living movement. She has translated books by Lester Brown, Al Gore, Dennis Meadows, Donella Meadows, David Suzuki and many others into Japanese, and written dozens of her own books on climate change, energy, happiness, systems thinking and many other sustainability topics. She is the co-founder (2002) and chief executive of Japan for Sustainability, a non-profit organization that provides information in English on developments and activities in Japan that lead toward sustainability. More recently (2011) she founded and serves as president of the Institute of Studies in Happiness, Economy and Society that examines the relationships among happiness, economy and society and explores better systems and indicators. The dynamic Edahiro is also a respected advisor, entrepreneur and international speaker.