Sharing Economy is a new economic move based on sharing (lease, trade, and offer), which divided into five different types: places, vehicles, goods, people, skills, money among individuals via the internet platform.
|Name||Sharing Economy Association, Japan|
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093, Japan
(GaiaX Co. Ltd)
The SEAJ is working towards dereguration surrounding sharing economy. Working groups are formed by the SEAJ member companies in the themes of "home sharing", "ride sharing", "tourism" and "meal sharing", which leads to policy proposals. The SEAJ also involves in interviews to its member companies to identify the potential barriers for the new economy's development in Japan. While initially aiming at the development of sharing economy, the SEAJ also focuses on cooperation with broader stakeholders in existing industries and public sectors, for better economic environment in the future.
To secure and create safe environment for the development of sharing economy, the SEAJ established the Sharing Economy Trust Mark Committee. In November, 2016, the sharing economy review meeting (the SEAJ / Cabinet Secretariat ) summarized the domestic guideline and created the basic standard. the SEAJ discussed with external experts to figure out "What kind of conditions / items should be cleared?" In June 2017, the SEAJ official launched the Sharing Economy Trust Mark. We encourage sharing service business operators to apply it to ensure the safer environment of sharng economy.
*It's possible to obtain the Sharing Economy Trust Mark for non the SEAJ members.
To resolve regional issues, we collaborats with local governments and proposes to utilize "idle assets." Instead of only relying on public services, it is reasonable to encourage sustainable town development without any waste by introducing the sharing services provided by private sectors.
We also offer local education program called "Sharing City Lab" for declared Sharing Cities. We are creating an e - learning curriculumthat which teaches audiences about sharing economy services. In the future, we plan to give Best Practice Award to local governments which decalared as Sharing City that have resolved regional issues and reached certain achievement.
The SEAJ holds study sessions for the SEAJ members. The topics are from our members' requests. Participants are limited to 10 to 20 people for the intensive discussion. The five different fileds of sharing economy, which includes "Skill," "Space," "Mobility," "Money," and "Goods." are avaliable to create opportunities for business matching and horizontal cooperation. In addition, the SEAJ hosts MeetUp three times per year (Venue: Nagatacho GRID / the SEAJ headquarter), which provides a networking chance to sharing business operators, central government officials, local governments, media...etc to communicate with each others. Furthermore, the SEAJ hosts annual international business conference called "Share!Summit" to invite global leaders to share ther international experience.
The SEAJ provides "E-mail magazine" and "facebook member group" for the SEAJ members only, survey report regarding to sharing economy, and updated news by sperading on official website and facebook page in Japanese and English. You can also find the detailed report of all the events hosted by the SEAJ. Please follow and log in our official website and facebook page for the events which are supported by the SEAJ.