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Toyota City Testing Car-Sharing System Using Compact Electric Vehicles

May 16, 2005

Policy / Systems

 

Toyota City Testing Car-Sharing System Using Compact Electric Vehicles

Toyota City, a major auto industry city in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, is testing a...
 
User- and Eco-Friendly Strand Board Produced from Thinned Wood

May 7, 2005

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

User- and Eco-Friendly Strand Board Produced from Thinned Wood

Shinwa Mokuzai Co., a wood processing company in Gifu Prefecture, has develop...
 
Sharp Launches LCD TVs with Lead-Free Solder

March 29, 2005

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Sharp Launches LCD TVs with Lead-Free Solder

Sharp Corp., a Japanese major electronics maker, announced on December 20, 2004 ...
 
First Int'l Asbestos Conference in Asia Held in Tokyo, Nov. 2004

March 25, 2005

Chemicals

 

First Int'l Asbestos Conference in Asia Held in Tokyo, Nov. 2004

The Global Asbestos Conference 2004 was held in Tokyo from November 19 through 2...
 
Study: Typhoons Contribute to Rapid Spread of Acid Rain

March 25, 2005

Chemicals

 

Study: Typhoons Contribute to Rapid Spread of Acid Rain

A working group on acid rain set up by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment ...
 
Olympus Releases Eco-Glass Biological Microscope

March 23, 2005

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Olympus Releases Eco-Glass Biological Microscope

In November 2004, Olympus Corp. released a series of biological microscopes (mod...
 
Public Nuisance Complaints Exceed 100,000 in FY 2003

March 22, 2005

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Public Nuisance Complaints Exceed 100,000 in FY 2003

Japan's Environmental Disputes Coordination Commission, a national government ad...
 
New Water-Based Paint Reduces VOCs, CO2 Emissions

March 2, 2005

Transportation / Mobility

 

New Water-Based Paint Reduces VOCs, CO2 Emissions

Toyota Motor Corp. and Daihatsu Motor Co. announced on November 4, 2004 that wit...
 
New Modeling Tool Enables Detailed Estimates of Chemical Contamination in Rivers

February 10, 2005

Policy / Systems

 

New Modeling Tool Enables Detailed Estimates of Chemical Contamination in Rivers

The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), a J...
 
Chemical Industry Establishes Global Warming Countermeasure Council

February 9, 2005

Policy / Systems

 

Chemical Industry Establishes Global Warming Countermeasure Council

Five chemical industry associations - the Japan Chemical Industry Association, t...
 
Nissan Motor Diesel Launches Heavy Duty Truck To Comply with 2005 Regulations

February 5, 2005

Policy / Systems

 

Nissan Motor Diesel Launches Heavy Duty Truck To Comply with 2005 Regulations

Nissan Diesel Motor Co. launched "Quon," a series of heavy duty trucks, on Novem...
 
Taisei Corp. Develops Remediation Technology for PCB-Contaminated Soil

January 17, 2005

Chemicals

 

Taisei Corp. Develops Remediation Technology for PCB-Contaminated Soil

Taisei Corp., a major Japanese construction company, has developed a technology ...
 
Organic Cotton Promoted in Japan

January 16, 2005

Policy / Systems

 

Organic Cotton Promoted in Japan

To promote organic cotton and its proper marketing within the country, the Japan...
 
Kyoto Univ. Students Making Pesticide Database

January 14, 2005

Chemicals

 

Kyoto Univ. Students Making Pesticide Database

For years, a voluntary study group, the Kyoto Group for the Reduction of Agroche...
 
Japanese High School Students Win 2004 Stockholm Junior Water Prize

December 24, 2004

Water

 

Japanese High School Students Win 2004 Stockholm Junior Water Prize

A group of students at Okinawa Prefectural Miyako Agriculture and Forestry High ...
 
Drugs Detected in Rivers and Sewage Effluent in Tokyo Region

December 1, 2004

Chemicals

 

Drugs Detected in Rivers and Sewage Effluent in Tokyo Region

A Japanese research team has detected human and veterinary pharmaceuticals in ri...
 
Endocrine-Disrupting Effects of Bisphenol-A Confirmed in Fish

November 28, 2004

Chemicals

 

Endocrine-Disrupting Effects of Bisphenol-A Confirmed in Fish

On 27 July 2004, Japan's Ministry of the Environment released results of a study...
 
Auto Shredder Residue to Be Completely Recycled

November 28, 2004

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Auto Shredder Residue to Be Completely Recycled

Five companies, Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. (SMI), Mitsui & Co., Kyoei Steel...
 
Eco-Friendly Ship Bottom Paint Developed

November 17, 2004

Transportation / Mobility

 

Eco-Friendly Ship Bottom Paint Developed

Researchers of the Nara Institute of Science and Technology have succeeded in de...
 
Environment Ministry Publishes Guidebook for PRTR Pollutant Data

November 12, 2004

Policy / Systems

 

Environment Ministry Publishes Guidebook for PRTR Pollutant Data

The Japanese Ministry of the Environment recently released a guidebook, based on...
 
Sharp Corp. to Market Products Combining Solar Power Generation and LEDs

November 8, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Sharp Corp. to Market Products Combining Solar Power Generation and LEDs

Japan's Sharp Corporation announced it will begin sales of two types of new ligh...
 
Abnormalities Found in Vole Chromosomes at Industrial Dump

November 2, 2004

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Abnormalities Found in Vole Chromosomes at Industrial Dump

Japanese Field Voles (Microtus montebelli, a type of field mouse) living on a la...
 
Emissions of Heat-trapping CFC-Substitutes to Triple by 2010

October 1, 2004

Chemicals

 

Emissions of Heat-trapping CFC-Substitutes to Triple by 2010

On May 14, 2004, the Ozone Layer Protection Policy Office of Japan's Ministry of...
 
Yokohama Rubber Markets Eco-Friendly Waterproof Building Material

September 16, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Yokohama Rubber Markets Eco-Friendly Waterproof Building Material

Yokohama Rubber Co., one of Japan's leading tire manufacturers, developed a wate...
 
Time Capsule for the Cells and Genes of Endangered Species Unveiled

August 25, 2004

Chemicals

 

Time Capsule for the Cells and Genes of Endangered Species Unveiled

The National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), an independent administ...
 
Kuraray to Expand Biomass Fuel Use in Kurashiki

August 24, 2004

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Kuraray to Expand Biomass Fuel Use in Kurashiki

Kuraray Co., a major chemical company in Japan, announced on June 15, 2004, that...
 
Ricoh and Quality Assurance Body to Launch Chemical Data Management Pilot Project

August 18, 2004

Policy / Systems

 

Ricoh and Quality Assurance Body to Launch Chemical Data Management Pilot Project

Ricoh Co., a major Japanese manufacturer of office automation equipment and supp...
 
'Japan Offspring Fund' Working for Future Generations

August 17, 2004

Chemicals

 

'Japan Offspring Fund' Working for Future Generations

The Japan Offspring Fund (JOF), an environmental non-governmental organization, ...
 
PCBs Adversely Affect Brain Development

August 6, 2004

Chemicals

 

PCBs Adversely Affect Brain Development

Concern has arisen over the possibility that chemical substances that have been ...
 
Persistent Organic Pollutants Network Established in Japan

July 30, 2004

Chemicals

 

Persistent Organic Pollutants Network Established in Japan

The Japan Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Network was established on May 17...
 
Dye-Free Wool Products Being Test-Marketed

July 19, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Dye-Free Wool Products Being Test-Marketed

Kurabo Industries Ltd. of Japan has developed a coloring technology for wool pro...
 
Plant that Hyper-Accumulates Cadmium Discovered

July 17, 2004

Chemicals

 

Plant that Hyper-Accumulates Cadmium Discovered

The Fujita Corp of Japan, in cooperation with the National Institute for Rural E...
 
First Energy Service Company (FESCO) Starts New Wastewater Treatment Business

July 10, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

First Energy Service Company (FESCO) Starts New Wastewater Treatment Business

The First Energy Service Co. (FESCO), an energy service company (ESCO) in Japan,...
 
Online Survey Gauges Consumers' Awareness of Chemical Hazard Labeling

July 7, 2004

Chemicals

 

Online Survey Gauges Consumers' Awareness of Chemical Hazard Labeling

In February 2004, Japan's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) conducted an online ...
 
Toyama University Develops System to Track Hazardous Chemicals

June 23, 2004

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Toyama University Develops System to Track Hazardous Chemicals

Toyama University of Japan has developed a computer network-based system, dubbed...
 
Ministry Releases Findings on Pollution from Chemicals in FY2002

June 2, 2004

Policy / Systems

 

Ministry Releases Findings on Pollution from Chemicals in FY2002

Japan's Ministry of the Environment recently released survey findings for fiscal...
 
Minamata Forum Tells of the Legacy of Industrial Pollution

May 26, 2004

Chemicals

 

Minamata Forum Tells of the Legacy of Industrial Pollution

The Minamata Forum is an organization inaugurated in 1997, encouraged by the suc...
 
Electricity Enables Excavation-free Soil Decontamination

May 25, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Electricity Enables Excavation-free Soil Decontamination

Four Japanese companies, Mirai Group Co., Asanuma Corp., Kubota Corp. and Fuji E...
 
NEC Develops Fire-Resistant Bioplastic for Electronics

April 19, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

NEC Develops Fire-Resistant Bioplastic for Electronics

NEC Corporation of Japan announced on January 26, 2004 that it has successfully ...
 
Photo-catalytic Titanium Apatite Air Filter Catches Viruses

March 18, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Photo-catalytic Titanium Apatite Air Filter Catches Viruses

Daikin Industries Ltd., a Japanese leading manufacturer of air conditioning syst...
 
Mazda's Eco-friendly Paint System Wins Award

March 15, 2004

Transportation / Mobility

 

Mazda's Eco-friendly Paint System Wins Award

Mazda Motor Corporation, one of Japan's leading automakers, announced on Decembe...
 
NGK's Diesel Particulate Filter Installed in Mazda Diesel Vehicles

March 9, 2004

Transportation / Mobility

 

NGK's Diesel Particulate Filter Installed in Mazda Diesel Vehicles

NGK Insulators, Ltd., a major supplier of electrical insulators and ceramic prod...
 
Microwave Radiation Detoxifies Dioxins

March 4, 2004

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Microwave Radiation Detoxifies Dioxins

In cooperation with Professor Shozo Yanagida of Osaka University Graduate School...
 
Free Software Assesses Chemical Risks in Everyday Life

February 29, 2004

Policy / Systems

 

Free Software Assesses Chemical Risks in Everyday Life

The Research Center for Chemical Risk Management (CRM) is a research center that...
 
Air Pollutant Emissions Reduced by 49 % from FY1999 Levels

February 25, 2004

Chemicals

 

Air Pollutant Emissions Reduced by 49 % from FY1999 Levels

The Risk Management Subcommittee of the Industrial Structure Council's Chemicals...
 
Saitama Prefecture Sets Guidelines to Use Local Wood for Buildings

February 18, 2004

Policy / Systems

 

Saitama Prefecture Sets Guidelines to Use Local Wood for Buildings

Saitama Prefecture in Japan announced that it has drawn up guidelines to promote...
 
Activated Carbon Fibers Help Remove NOx

February 17, 2004

Transportation / Mobility

 

Activated Carbon Fibers Help Remove NOx

A research team in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, has succeeded in removing nitrogen...
 
Fluorescent Light Bulb Recycling Gains Momentum

February 12, 2004

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Fluorescent Light Bulb Recycling Gains Momentum

Japan's JFE KANKYO Corp., mainly involved in the recycling business, announced t...
 
Low-Emission Vehicles Exceed the 5.7 Million Mark

February 5, 2004

Energy Conservation

 

Low-Emission Vehicles Exceed the 5.7 Million Mark

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) reported on Decemb...
 
Sony EMCS Installs 'Eco-Friendly' Solar Power System

January 17, 2004

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Sony EMCS Installs 'Eco-Friendly' Solar Power System

Sony EMCS Corporation installed a photovoltaic (PV) system to generate electrici...
 
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