Health and Longevity

A city in which people of all ages can enjoy happy and healthy lives

As it ages at a pace unprecedented in the world, Japan is undertaking urban development through the activities of academic institutions and citizenry to accommodate a fast-aging society. Our vision is for everyone to live safe and healthy in familiar urban environments, with retirees leveraging their skills and knowledge to participate in society.

01 A City that Supports Resident Health

Town Health Station

We plan to undertake an array of health initiatives. They include preventive medicine facilities, health services as part of the Healthcare Innovation Project (HIP) of an academic-industrial alliance with The University of Tokyo, and regional health support from the City of Kashiwa. We will position this station as a benchmark in a city of health and longevity, offering easy access at any time to residents.

02 A City that Visualizes Residents’ Health

The Kashiwa-no-ha Smart Health Project visualizes the daily health of residents. The project links such digital health devices as wristband data recorders and communication function-enabled smart scales to a health data analysis system that displays users’ health statuses on their PCs or smartphones. Users can obtain detailed health information around the clock, even on their sleep patterns, as well as basic data for such factors as exercise amounts, calorie consumption, and body fat mass.

03 A City Offering Health Promotion Programs

Happappa Exercise Time originated at the Kashiwa-no-ha Campus City by bringing together university professors and artists from various fields. The activities are based on the science of exercise physiology, and are designed to stimulate the body and mind. There are regular exercise classes and team competitions.

04 A City that Studies Health

We focus on preventive medicine and fostering happy and healthy living for all residents. We engage in urban development that accommodates a super-aging society, with diverse support from academic institutions and citizens.

Institute of Gerontology, The University of Tokyo

This research institution has already begun exploring solutions towards the challenges of an aging society.

Community Partnership Preventive Medicine Project

The Center for Preventive Medical Science at Chiba University and local governments working together in this health promotion initiative.

Center for Preventive Medical Science at Chiba University

The center researches and disseminates practical information about preventive medicine to help enhance physical and mental health.

Chemiless Town Project

We created a model town that is experimenting on minimizing the use of chemical substances.

Kashiwa-no-ha has many health communities and initiatives

National Cancer Center Hospital East

Endeavoring to create a town that delivers safety and support for cancer patients and their families

Happappa Exercises

Originated in Kashiwa-no-ha community to exercise the body and brain

Tsujinaka Hospital Kashiwa-no-ha

Aims to provide world-class treatment to foreign academics through its methodologies and equipment

Chemiless Town Project

This model town was built with minimal chemical substances

Chiba University Plant Factory

One of Japan’s biggest plant factories, located within the Center for Environment, Health and Field Sciences

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