We humans are now facing an unprecedented challenge. The sustainability of the very base of our existence is being shaken profoundly. Technological solutions are important but not enough. Rather, we need to review our own values and ways of living our lives. During the Edo Period (1603-1867), we had in Japan what we now call “a steady-state economy” and “a sustainable society.” Moreover, Japan is no exception. Bhutan’s concept of “Gross National Happiness” and Thailand’s “Sufficiency Economy” are just two examples of the many key concepts and initiatives in Asia which could give us insight and inspiration on how to cope with the challenges we face. Aiming at a truly sustainable society, I’d like to explore what we can relearn from Asia and what we can contribute to the world from Asia.