There are some things that Japan does very well. Things such as trains arriving on time, great food and anime. And the world, by and large, recognizes this.

There are other things, however, that Japan does fairly well and is getting better at as time progresses, but are not widely recognized by the world. One such thing is the commitment of Japanese corporations and executives to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) enacted by the U.N. and its member countries in 2015.

Unlike its predecessor, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that focused on assistance and aid to developing countries from developed countries, the SDGs are 17 ambitious goals to attain sustainable growth for all, even developed countries.