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Vegetarian/Vegan lifestyle Made Easier

Commitment to Global warming

Greenhouse gas emission from livestock and the industry
is more than the combined exhaust from all transportation
(cars, planes, vessels, etc.).

Reference: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Commitment to resources

Livestock uses about 45% of the Earth’s total land,
30% of all fresh water, and
is the leading cause of rainforest destruction.

Reference: Livestock Exchange, no. 3 (2011), COWSPIRACY

Commitment to Healthcare

Vegan and vegetarian food can reduce the risk
and be helpful for the treatment of heart disease,
high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer.

Reference: T. Colin, Ph.D. Campbell, The China Study

Commitment to Animals

By avoiding meat once a week,
a Japanese can save an average of 127 cows, pigs and chickens.
A small change can have a great impact.

Reference: Calculated from the statistics of the Ministry of Agriculture 2015 Japan

Commitment to Food Issues

It takes 10 kilograms of grains
to make 1 kilogram of beef.
Livestock consume more human-edible protein than they produce.


Our Mission

Our dietary choices have a great impact on our health, the environment, animal welfare/right and society.
The number of vegetarians, vegans and people who decide to reduce their consumption of animal products is on the rise.
Even though vegetarianism/veganism is not so spread out in Japan as in other Western countries yet,
the introduction of vegan menus is a necessary step to make better Japan and world.

It is our mission to provide support for restaurants, companies and institutions in the creation of vegan choices.
For the planet, for the animals, and for ourselves.

Please watch our interview video with Paul!

Vege Project made the interview with Paul McCartney
about vegetarian issues and Meat Free Monday campaign.
25/4/2015 @Tokyo

Short Ver. (4 minutes)

Full Ver. (11 minutes)


About us

The idea for Vege Project was born in 2013 through Haruko Kawano’s desire to make the canteens of her university (Kyoto Uni.) vegan friendly. Since, vegan options have been introduced to the menu list of every university in Kansai and Hokuriku regions that are run by Coop. Also more and more university’s cafeterias follow this movement with students’ collaborations.

Today, Vege Project Japan embodies the same vision “Vegetarian/Vegan lifestyle made easier” with wider horizons. Because it is quite difficult to choose veggie lifestyle in Japan though the concept of vegetarianism/veganism is important, we are making Japan more vegetarian/ vegan friendly place.

What we do is introducing vegan options to universities, restaurants, cities, making veggie map, running VEGETIME the veggie web media, making videos and organizing vegan events.

We have been involved in creating more veggie “choices” in Japan.

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