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Demonstration of Japan's Hydrogen Energy Project at 2020 Olympics in Tokyo to Show Future of Low-Carbon Communities

August 3, 2016

Environmental Technology

 

Demonstration of Japan's Hydrogen Energy Project at 2020 Olympics in Tokyo to Show Future of Low-Carbon Communities

The Japanese government is promoting technological development to emphasize th...
 
Researcher Succeed in Generating Electricity Using Ammonia-Fired Gas Turbine: One Step Closer to Hydrogen Power

March 20, 2016

Environmental Technology

 

Researcher Succeed in Generating Electricity Using Ammonia-Fired Gas Turbine: One Step Closer to Hydrogen Power

Researchers recently announced that they have successfully generated 41.8 kilo...
 
Halocarbon Emissions Rise in Japan Following 2011 Earthquake

August 24, 2015

Chemicals

 

Halocarbon Emissions Rise in Japan Following 2011 Earthquake

An international study group including the National Institute for Environmental...
 
NEDO, Asahi Glass Develop New Refrigerant with Dramatically Lower Climate Impact

August 2, 2014

Corporate

 

NEDO, Asahi Glass Develop New Refrigerant with Dramatically Lower Climate Impact

Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) ann...
 
Pest Control Method Using Sex Pheromone Developed to Keep Sugarcane from White Grubs

July 6, 2014

Chemicals

 

Pest Control Method Using Sex Pheromone Developed to Keep Sugarcane from White Grubs

The Japanese National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS), the Okinawa ...
 
RIKEN and Kaneka Successfully Produce Bioplastics from Non-Food Biomass

July 4, 2014

Chemicals

 

RIKEN and Kaneka Successfully Produce Bioplastics from Non-Food Biomass

RIKEN, a comprehensive chemical research institute in Japan, and Kaneka Corpora...
 
Fine Particle Measurements Fail to Meet Standards at Majority of Air Monitoring Stations in FY2012

June 4, 2014

Chemicals

 

Fine Particle Measurements Fail to Meet Standards at Majority of Air Monitoring Stations in FY2012

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) released on March 28, 2014, measurements ...
 
Chukyo University Proves Potential of Bamboo Charcoal to Adsorb and Remove Radioactive Substances

March 2, 2014

Nuclear Power

 

Chukyo University Proves Potential of Bamboo Charcoal to Adsorb and Remove Radioactive Substances

A research group in the Engineering Department of Chukyo University announced e...
 
Japanese Research Group Succeeds in Removal of Radioactive Cesium from Incinerator Ash

January 30, 2014

Environmental Technology

 

Japanese Research Group Succeeds in Removal of Radioactive Cesium from Incinerator Ash

The Nanosystem Research Institute of Japan's National Institute of Advanced In...
 
NEDO Develops Inorganic Separation Membrane for Energy-Efficient Distillation Process

October 17, 2013

Chemicals

 

NEDO Develops Inorganic Separation Membrane for Energy-Efficient Distillation Process

New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) announced o...
 
 Transboundary Air Pollution from China: Possibilities for Cooperation with Japan

October 8, 2013

Newsletter

 

Transboundary Air Pollution from China: Possibilities for Cooperation with Japan

In the winter of 2012-2013, a serious air pollution event in China also b...
 
NIES Says PM2.5 Heavy Concentration Was Possibly Attributable to Transboundary Air Pollution from Asian Continent

June 28, 2013

Chemicals

 

NIES Says PM2.5 Heavy Concentration Was Possibly Attributable to Transboundary Air Pollution from Asian Continent

According to the announcement by the National Institute for Environmental Studie...
 
Japanese Research Group Develops Hydrogen Fuel Cell Needing No Precious Metals

June 26, 2013

Chemicals

 

Japanese Research Group Develops Hydrogen Fuel Cell Needing No Precious Metals

A research group comprised of Kyushu University, the Comprehensive Research ...
 
Kyoto University Develops Marshmallow Gel to Efficiently Separate Oil from Water

June 1, 2013

Environmental Technology

 

Kyoto University Develops Marshmallow Gel to Efficiently Separate Oil from Water

A team of researchers at the Graduate School of Science and the Institute fo...
 
Fast Retailing Commits to Zero Emission of Hazardous Chemicals by 2020

March 25, 2013

Chemicals

 

Fast Retailing Commits to Zero Emission of Hazardous Chemicals by 2020

Fast Retailing Co., the largest clothing retailer in Asia and the holding compan...
 
Fujitsu Installs Wastewater Treatment System to Recover Copper

October 15, 2012

Chemicals

 

Fujitsu Installs Wastewater Treatment System to Recover Copper

Fujitsu Ltd. announced that it has installed and started operation of a wastewat...
 
Newly Developed Bio-Polyester Is World's Strongest, Highly Heat Resistant

September 15, 2012

Environmental Technology

 

Newly Developed Bio-Polyester Is World's Strongest, Highly Heat Resistant

The Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology announced on May 9, 2012,...
 
Toyama Prefecture Completes Restoration Project for Cadmium-Contaminated Rice Paddies along Jintsu River

August 12, 2012

Chemicals

 

Toyama Prefecture Completes Restoration Project for Cadmium-Contaminated Rice Paddies along Jintsu River

Toyama Prefecture held a ceremony on March 17, 2012, to mark the completion ...
 
Fujitsu's ICT Helps to Solve Environmental Issues in Thailand

June 15, 2012

Environmental Technology

 

Fujitsu's ICT Helps to Solve Environmental Issues in Thailand

Fujitsu Ltd., an information and communications technology giant, announced on F...
 
Easy-to-Use Technology Developed for Removing Arsenic from Drinking Water

April 27, 2012

Chemicals

 

Easy-to-Use Technology Developed for Removing Arsenic from Drinking Water

Japan's National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) announced on January 6, ...
 
AIST Succeeds in Extracting Cesium from Contaminated Soil Using Low-Level Acid

December 18, 2011

Environmental Technology

 

AIST Succeeds in Extracting Cesium from Contaminated Soil Using Low-Level Acid

Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) ...
 
Japanese Builder Unveils Eco-Friendly House with High Indoor Air Quality

November 18, 2011

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese Builder Unveils Eco-Friendly House with High Indoor Air Quality

On July 15, 2011, major Japanese home builder Sekisui House Ltd. unveiled its "A...
 
Japanese Institute Develops Material to Immobilize Radioactive Cesium

September 7, 2011

Chemicals

 

Japanese Institute Develops Material to Immobilize Radioactive Cesium

The National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) of Japan announced on May 18...
 
Sunflower Project to Clean Up Radioactive Soil in Fukushima

August 31, 2011

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Sunflower Project to Clean Up Radioactive Soil in Fukushima

A project to clean up contaminated soil using sunflowers will be launched in...
 
Senshukai Launches Project to Popularize Organic Cotton

August 30, 2011

Chemicals

 

Senshukai Launches Project to Popularize Organic Cotton

Senshukai Co., a major mail-order house in Japan, started on June 1, 2011, ...
 
National Institute for Environmental Studies Uses Microorganism to Remove Radioactive Cesium

August 11, 2011

Environmental Technology

 

National Institute for Environmental Studies Uses Microorganism to Remove Radioactive Cesium

A research group for the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) has...
 
Pollution Decreases for Seventh Straight Year

May 23, 2011

Chemicals

 

Pollution Decreases for Seventh Straight Year

Japan's Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and I...
 
New Line of Ultra-Green Organic Cotton Towels Goes on the Market

May 20, 2011

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

New Line of Ultra-Green Organic Cotton Towels Goes on the Market

On April 21, 2011 Ikeuchi Towel Co. started the sales of its new "Cotton Nou...
 
Taisei Establishes On-Site Remediation Method for Cyanide-Contaminated Soil

March 28, 2011

Chemicals

 

Taisei Establishes On-Site Remediation Method for Cyanide-Contaminated Soil

Japan's Taisei Corp., a leading engineering and construction company, announced ...
 
New Road Pavement Tech Cleans VOC from Cars

February 16, 2011

Chemicals

 

New Road Pavement Tech Cleans VOC from Cars

Fujita Corp., a mid-sized general construction firm in Tokyo, announced on O...
 
Ministry Starts Research on Children's Health and Surrounding Risks

February 12, 2011

Chemicals

 

Ministry Starts Research on Children's Health and Surrounding Risks

Japan's Ministry of the Environment launched a nationwide research project on ch...
 
Toppan Printing Starts Environmental Impact Assessment Using LIME Method

December 22, 2010

Chemicals

 

Toppan Printing Starts Environmental Impact Assessment Using LIME Method

Toppan Printing Co., a major printing company in Japan, announced on August 31, ...
 
12% of VOC Emissions Come from Everyday Items Used at Home and Office: Tokyo Study

December 11, 2010

Chemicals

 

12% of VOC Emissions Come from Everyday Items Used at Home and Office: Tokyo Study

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) released on June 29, 2010, its estimate ...
 
Sony Draws Up 'Road to Zero' Plan for Zero Environmental Footprint

July 5, 2010

Climate Change

 

Sony Draws Up 'Road to Zero' Plan for Zero Environmental Footprint

Sony Corporation announced on April 7, 2010, the launch of a new environment...
 
Environment Ministry Releases '2008 Fact Sheet for Chemical Substances'

May 6, 2010

Chemicals

 

Environment Ministry Releases '2008 Fact Sheet for Chemical Substances'

The Japanese Ministry of the Environment released the 2008 Fact Sheet for Chemic...
 
Japanese Agricultural Organizations Develop New Phytoremediation Method Using Cd Accumulator Rice Varieties

January 7, 2010

Chemicals

 

Japanese Agricultural Organizations Develop New Phytoremediation Method Using Cd Accumulator Rice Varieties

The National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences (NIAES) announced on Augu...
 
New Model Estimates Nitrogen Outflow and Water Pollution from Food Production and Consumption

November 12, 2009

Chemicals

 

New Model Estimates Nitrogen Outflow and Water Pollution from Food Production and Consumption

The National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences (NIAES) of Japan anno...
 
Sony to Release Mercury-Free Alkaline Button Battery (LR) in Autumn 2009

September 19, 2009

Chemicals

 

Sony to Release Mercury-Free Alkaline Button Battery (LR) in Autumn 2009

Sony Corporation announced on June 10, 2009, that it has succeeded in produc...
 
Newly Discovered Microbe Allows Treatment of Toxic Melamine Waste

August 2, 2009

Chemicals

 

Newly Discovered Microbe Allows Treatment of Toxic Melamine Waste

Japan's National Institute for Agro-Environment Sciences (NIAES) and Kowa Co., a...
 
Japanese Institute Launches Website for Tracking East Asia Air Pollution

June 14, 2009

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Japanese Institute Launches Website for Tracking East Asia Air Pollution

Japan's National Institute for Environmental Studies announced on February 27, 2...
 
Bicycle Association Adopts New Criteria to Reduce Use of Hazardous Substances

April 4, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Bicycle Association Adopts New Criteria to Reduce Use of Hazardous Substances

The Bicycle Association (Japan) has adopted new environmental criteria, in addit...
 
Obayashi's New Soil Treatment Cuts Soil Management Cost by 40%

February 13, 2009

Environmental Technology

 

Obayashi's New Soil Treatment Cuts Soil Management Cost by 40%

Obayashi Corp., a major construction company headquartered in Japan, announced o...
 
Nissan's New Painting Technology Cuts Emissions in Half

January 24, 2009

Environmental Technology

 

Nissan's New Painting Technology Cuts Emissions in Half

Japan's Nissan Motor Co. announced on September 18, 2008, that it has developed ...
 
Development of World's First Discharge-Free Lighting Device Using Nanocrystalline Silicon

December 11, 2008

Environmental Technology

 

Development of World's First Discharge-Free Lighting Device Using Nanocrystalline Silicon

Panasonic Electric Works announced on July 8, 2008, that it had successfully dev...
 
Kurita Develops New Technology to Detoxify Contaminated Soil and Groundwater

October 30, 2008

Environmental Technology

 

Kurita Develops New Technology to Detoxify Contaminated Soil and Groundwater

Kurita Water Industries Ltd., Japan's leading provider of water treatment chemic...
 
Japanese Burger Chain Using More Petroleum-Free Containers

September 10, 2008

Chemicals

 

Japanese Burger Chain Using More Petroleum-Free Containers

MOS Food Services, Inc., a major Japanese hamburger chain, is stepping up its ef...
 
Coca-Cola's HFC-Free Cashless Vending Machines Used at Toyako Summit

September 9, 2008

Chemicals

 

Coca-Cola's HFC-Free Cashless Vending Machines Used at Toyako Summit

The Coca-Cola System in Japan, consisting of Coca-Cola Japan Co. and 12 bottling...
 
Photochemical Oxidant Warnings Issued across 28 Prefectures in 2007

June 11, 2008

Chemicals

 

Photochemical Oxidant Warnings Issued across 28 Prefectures in 2007

Photochemical oxidant warnings were issued across 28 prefectures in 2007, the Ja...
 
Japanese Venture Company Puts Beneficial Bacteria to Work to Improve Water Quality

May 9, 2008

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese Venture Company Puts Beneficial Bacteria to Work to Improve Water Quality

Big Bio Co. of Kumamoto prefecture in Japan, a venture business, has been engage...
 
All Honda Automobiles Meet In-vehicle VOC Guideline Standards in Japan

April 3, 2008

Chemicals

 

All Honda Automobiles Meet In-vehicle VOC Guideline Standards in Japan

Honda Motor Co., one of Japan's major car manufacturers, announced that after ma...
 
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