Publishing a Better Future

Since its founding in 2015, we have been working on creating positive impacts for the future of our customers and society through our content and media.

Our mission, “Publishing a better future” means making a better future “public.” Harch publishes hundreds of articles every month and it means we have the same number of opportunities to make the future of our customers and society better.

When we click the “publish the article” button on our media, we always ask ourselves if this article can change the future of all the stakeholders who support us towards a better direction.

Facing various environmental and social challenges, the role and the responsibility of media companies are getting bigger than ever. We embrace the concept of “constructive journalism” and put our editorial focus on not only issues but also solutions so that we can play a role in making the world a better place as both an information provider and a practitioner.

Yu Kato. Founder and CEO, Harch Inc.

Media for good

Towards a regenerative media company for well-being

Harch aims to create a regenerative business model that recovers the natural environment, enhances social cohesion, and achieves the well-being of all the stakeholders who are related to our business. In order to make it happen, we set six material issues based on people, planet, and prosperity.


Create a society where everyone can be themselves.



Regenerate nature through our business.

Zero carbon
Zero waste


Prosper with all the stakeholders.

Community giving “UU Fund”
Responsible publishing “ESG editorial guidelines”

Media lineup

Publishing a better future

We have been running several online magazines with a mission of “Publishing a better future.”
We offset the CO2 emissions of all our media operations, and also created a model that our readers can automatically make positive impacts just by reading our articles through our charity program “UU fund” that donates 0.1 yen to local non-profits every time they visit our websites.

An online magazine for global audiences interested in sustainable lifestyles, businesses, and cultures in Japan. It delivers the latest sustainability news, reports, and interviews.

A source of inspiration for social innovators in Japan. It showcases a wide range of creative ideas and solutions worldwide for enabling sustainable innovation and social change.

An online platform to accelerate the circular economy in Japan. It delivers deep knowledge and insights for businesses and cities while connecting them for circular innovation.


What’s new

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Event report: Briefing session for “CIRCULAR STARTUP TOKYO,” a circular economy startup incubation program

  • On 2024年3月19日
On March 7, Harch, the operator of the Circular Economy media platform Circular Economy Hub, held a briefing session for prospective participants of “CIRCULAR STARTUP TOKYO,” a circular economy startup incubation program. The program is implemented in collaboration with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. About 100 participants, both on-site and online, gathered at the event. In […]
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Circular Yokohama lectured on vocational activities at Sasage Junior High School in Yokohama

  • On 2024年1月19日
On November 30, Muroi and Maruyama of Circular Yokohama, a Yokohama-based circular economy promotion platform operated by our company, gave a vocational lecture to first-year students at Sasage Junior High School in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture. This year, the school held a vocational lecture for first-year students as part of their career studies during their […]
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Circular Yokohama’s Hoshiten Circular Library collaborates with VALUE BOOKS, Inc.

  • On 2024年1月11日
The Hoshiten Circular Library initiated a collaboration with VALUE BOOKS, Inc., a company involved in the buying and selling of used books. The library is operated by Circular Yokohama, one of harch’s online platforms dedicated to advancing the circular economy in Yokohama. What is Hoshiten Circular Library? Hoshiten Circular Library is a circulating bookshelf where […]
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IDEAS FOR GOOD held event “Global trends in plastic regulations: Corporate behavior and consumer needs for plastic-free society”

  • On 2023年12月19日
IDEAS FOR GOOD, a web media that collects ideas for making society better, held an online event “Global trends in plastic regulations: Corporate behavior and consumer needs for plastic-free society” on December 6, 2023, jointly with Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. and Members Co.. Climate change and plastic waste issues are recognized as common social issues worldwide. […]
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Completion announced: “One Book Present” audiobook for Japan Braille Library

  • On 2023年11月11日
As part of our donation project UU Fund, we proudly supported the “One Book Present Campaign” of the Japan Braille Library, a social welfare corporation. We are delighted to announce the successful completion of the audiobook production we sponsored, with the library now actively lending them out to users. About Japan Braille Library The Japan […]
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Harch held “Stakeholder Meeting for Good 2023”

  • On 2023年9月26日
On September 15, we held an event “Stakeholder Meeting for Good 2023.” This event is held every year with the purpose of inviting our stakeholders, who are indispensable to our business operations, to express our gratitude for their continued support and to engage in dialogue with them. Until last year, the event was held online […]
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