Timebank.cc is launching a new mini series exploring community and complementary currencies around the world. From the Land of the Rising Sun, to the Land of the Big White Cloud, we take a closer look at what systems have taken root and why, and what the future holds for these initiatives.
In this edition of Timebanking Travels, we head to Asia to find out how Japan is embracing complementary currencies in an effort to tackle one of their biggest social challenges.
Japan - Fureai Kippu
Fureai Kippu (‘Ticket for a Caring Relationship’) was launched in the 1990s, as a form of timebanking, specifically to support seniors in the community. As Japan experiences a ‘super-aging’ society, with an estimated third of its population over 60, Fureai Kippu enables older people to remain in their homes thus relieving pressure on hospitals and other care facilities.
The summer is sizzling, and so are our pizza slices! Join the Timebank.cc crew and Proeftuin Pioniers at our sun-sational pizza party night at Proeftuin Erasmusveld.
Expect a range of tasty wood-fired pizzas, colourful salads, great company and some laidback beats at our new community gettogether. Bring your own drinks, or enjoy free natural tap water at the table.
In between slices we’ll be serving up some Timebank Slam – our regular quick-fire event pitching a range of offers and requests to fellow Timebankers. Whilst we’re waiting for those pizzas to bake, we’ll invite people up for a maximum of 5 minutes, including Q&A each.
Slam 'n' Slices
Cost: 1 Timebank Hour + 5 Euro