Note — Dec 09, 2018

How Japan Is Working Towards Creating a True Sharing Economy

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The demographic conditions of Japan and the fact the bigger “sharing” companies never had a strong foothold makes for a unique setting where various locally grown and unique sharing projects and companies are emerging.

The emergence of these new initiatives across the archipelago could herald a new sharing model that places emphasis on solving social problems instead of just turning a profit. By involving the old — Japan’s traditional concept of commons and its decades-old cooperative sector — along with the new, the country could show the way in building a democratic, cooperative sharing economy.