Chemicals

Low-Cost Equipment Uses Water to Remove Dioxins from Incineration Exhaust

January 9, 2004

Chemicals

 

Low-Cost Equipment Uses Water to Remove Dioxins from Incineration Exhaust

A research team led by Tateo Usui, professor of chemical reaction engineering at...
 
Japan Establishes World's Strictest Vehicle Emission Regulations

December 31, 2003

Policy / Systems

 

Japan Establishes World's Strictest Vehicle Emission Regulations

By amending the exhaust emission standards for cars, trucks and buses, the Japan...
 
Nikkei Environmental Award Grand Prize Goes to Daihatsu's Intelligent Catalyst Development Group

December 26, 2003

Transportation / Mobility

 

Nikkei Environmental Award Grand Prize Goes to Daihatsu's Intelligent Catalyst Development Group

As reported in Japan's Nihon Keizai newspaper (the Japan Financial Times), Daiha...
 
Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. to Disclose Information on Chemicals in Products

December 16, 2003

Policy / Systems

 

Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. to Disclose Information on Chemicals in Products

Japan's Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., which provides a broad range of chemical prod...
 
Toppan Printing Develops Non- Petroleum Solvent Ink

December 10, 2003

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Toppan Printing Develops Non- Petroleum Solvent Ink

Japan's Toppan Printing Co. announced that it has developed a new ink for offset...
 
Free Software Conducts Air Pollutant Risk Assessments

November 27, 2003

Policy / Systems

 

Free Software Conducts Air Pollutant Risk Assessments

The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), a J...
 
Breakthrough in 'Nanogate Capacitor' has Applications in Electrical Power Supplies

November 25, 2003

Energy Conservation

 

Breakthrough in 'Nanogate Capacitor' has Applications in Electrical Power Supplies

On October 3, 2003, JEOL Ltd., Japan's largest manufacturer of electron microsco...
 
Nissan Diesel to Utilize Urea Solution to Reduce NOx in Truck Emissions

November 5, 2003

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Nissan Diesel to Utilize Urea Solution to Reduce NOx in Truck Emissions

Nissan Diesel Motor Co. announced that it will begin next year to market heavy-d...
 
Bamboo Processed into a Cotton-like Fiber

October 17, 2003

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Bamboo Processed into a Cotton-like Fiber

Ban Co., a venture-backed startup business in Japan's Tokushima Prefecture, has ...
 
Seiko Epson Starts Closed Recycling of HF Semiconductor Wastewater

October 9, 2003

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Seiko Epson Starts Closed Recycling of HF Semiconductor Wastewater

Seiko Epson Corp., a Japanese electronics manufacturer, has developed a technolo...
 
Scallop Shells Used to Prevent Sick House Syndrome

September 27, 2003

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Scallop Shells Used to Prevent Sick House Syndrome

JAY Chafflose Corporation was established in Wakkanai, Hokkaido, northern Japan ...
 
Mitsubishi Plastics Starts Eco-Labeling

September 27, 2003

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Mitsubishi Plastics Starts Eco-Labeling

Mitsubishi Plastics Inc. has established an environmental labelling system and i...
 
Formaldehyde Exceeds WHO Guidelines in Half of Houses Surveyed

August 14, 2003

Chemicals

 

Formaldehyde Exceeds WHO Guidelines in Half of Houses Surveyed

The Sick House Syndrome Association, a Japanese non-profit organization, release...
 
Matsushita Electric (Panasonic) Early to Halt Use of Specified Hazardous Substances

August 8, 2003

Policy / Systems

 

Matsushita Electric (Panasonic) Early to Halt Use of Specified Hazardous Substances

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., best known for its Panasonic brand, announce...
 
'Chemical Advisors' Go to Work

June 18, 2003

Policy / Systems

 

'Chemical Advisors' Go to Work

On 22 April 2003, Japan's Ministry of the Environment started dispatching the 18...
 
System for Tracing Farm Products by Cell Phone Offered

June 14, 2003

Chemicals

 

System for Tracing Farm Products by Cell Phone Offered

Noah, Inc., a Japanese website design and software development company, has put ...
 
First Compilation of PRTR Chemical Release Data Unveiled

May 9, 2003

Policy / Systems

 

First Compilation of PRTR Chemical Release Data Unveiled

Japan's Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Indus...
 
Soil Contamination Countermeasures Law Takes Effect

April 15, 2003

Policy / Systems

 

Soil Contamination Countermeasures Law Takes Effect

The Soil Contamination Countermeasures Law took effect in Japan on February 15, ...
 
Environment Ministry to Create PCB Waste Database

March 24, 2003

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Environment Ministry to Create PCB Waste Database

Japan's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) is working to create a database on pol...
 
Environment Ministry Recruits Chemical Advisors

March 17, 2003

Policy / Systems

 

Environment Ministry Recruits Chemical Advisors

Japan's Minister of the Environment recently launched a pilot project to train "...
 
VCM, Formaldehyde in Air, Groundwater Pose Cancer Risks

February 20, 2003

Chemicals

 

VCM, Formaldehyde in Air, Groundwater Pose Cancer Risks

Japan's Ministry of the Environment has announced the results of initial environ...
 
Ban on Use of White Asbestos

February 20, 2003

Policy / Systems

 

Ban on Use of White Asbestos

Concerning various types of asbestos that been proven carcinogenic, the Ministry...
 
Fluorocarbons in Fridge Insulation To Be Recovered and Destroyed

January 29, 2003

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Fluorocarbons in Fridge Insulation To Be Recovered and Destroyed

Japan's Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry ...
 
Dioxin Levels Exceed Standards at 70 Sites

December 30, 2002

Chemicals

 

Dioxin Levels Exceed Standards at 70 Sites

Japan's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) currently monitors dioxin levels based...
 
Taiheiyo Cement Recycles Municipal Waste as Raw Material for Cement

December 30, 2002

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Taiheiyo Cement Recycles Municipal Waste as Raw Material for Cement

Taiheiyo Cement Corporation, Japan's largest cement manufacturer, has launched a...
 
Detergent-Free Dishwasher Now on Sale

November 30, 2002

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Detergent-Free Dishwasher Now on Sale

On September 25, 2002, Sharp Corporation, one of Japan's major home electronics ...
 
Japan Becomes Party to POPs Treaty

October 16, 2002

Policy / Systems

 

Japan Becomes Party to POPs Treaty

The Japanese Cabinet endorsed the ratification of "Stockholm Convention on Persi...
 
Ministry of the Environment to Examine Trace Mercury

October 3, 2002

Chemicals

 

Ministry of the Environment to Examine Trace Mercury

Japan's Ministry of the Environment will start this autumn to examine the advers...
 
am/pm Convenience Stores Sell

September 24, 2002

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

am/pm Convenience Stores Sell "Peace of Mind" with Eco-Friendly Lunches

The convenience store chain am/pm Japan Co. differentiates itself from competito...
 
New Palmtop Dioxin Sensor

September 22, 2002

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

New Palmtop Dioxin Sensor

Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology and the...
 
New Gel Detects Endocrine Disruptors

September 19, 2002

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

New Gel Detects Endocrine Disruptors

A research group led by associate professor Takashi Miyata of Kansai University ...
 
Tokyo Sets First Guidelines on Leaded Paints

August 26, 2002

Policy / Systems

 

Tokyo Sets First Guidelines on Leaded Paints

The Environmental Bureau of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government recently formulate...
 
Law Enacted to Prevent Soil Contamination

August 26, 2002

Chemicals

 

Law Enacted to Prevent Soil Contamination

Japan recently enacted the Soil Contamination Countermeasures Law which obligate...
 
One Year after PCB Treatment Law Enacted

August 26, 2002

Policy / Systems

 

One Year after PCB Treatment Law Enacted

One Year after PCB Treatment Law Enacted
 
Second Anniversary of the Dioxin Law

August 24, 2002

Policy / Systems

 

Second Anniversary of the Dioxin Law

More than two years have passed since Japan's Law Concerning Special Measures ag...
 
Recovery Cost of Ozone-Depleting Chemicals Set

August 24, 2002

Policy / Systems

 

Recovery Cost of Ozone-Depleting Chemicals Set

In an effort to defray the expense of recovering and destroying chlorofluorocarb...
 
Nonyl Phenol Confirmed as an Environmental Hormone for the First Time

August 24, 2002

Chemicals

 

Nonyl Phenol Confirmed as an Environmental Hormone for the First Time

Japan's Ministry of the Environment has confirmed that nonyl phenol, contained i...
 
High Levels of Dioxins in Birds: Ministry Report

August 24, 2002

Chemicals

 

High Levels of Dioxins in Birds: Ministry Report

Japan's Ministry of the Environment completed a report of its 2000 fiscal year f...
 
Japan to Ratify Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

August 24, 2002

Policy / Systems

 

Japan to Ratify Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

The both Houses of the Japanese Diet approved the ratification of the Stockholm ...
 
Mitsubishi Electric Discontinues Incinerators

August 24, 2002

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Mitsubishi Electric Discontinues Incinerators

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in Japan plans to stop the use of incinerators f...
 
Mazda Develops Cleaner Painting Technology

August 24, 2002

Chemicals

 

Mazda Develops Cleaner Painting Technology

Mazda Motor Corporation in Japan developed a new technology to reduce the use of...
 
Osaka Gas Tests 1-Kilowatt Cogeneration Unit

August 24, 2002

Chemicals

 

Osaka Gas Tests 1-Kilowatt Cogeneration Unit

Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. plans to launch sales of a 1 kW cogeneration unit, CHP (Comb...
 
Two

August 24, 2002

Chemicals

 

Two "Sick Building" Toxic Substances to be Regulated

The Japanese Diet approved on July 5 the revision of the Building Standard Law, ...
 
Japan Enacts Automobile Recycling Law

August 22, 2002

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Japan Enacts Automobile Recycling Law

The Japanese Diet enacted the Law for Effective Reutilization of Used Auto Parts...
 
Equipment Makers Boost Green Activities in Asia

August 4, 2002

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Equipment Makers Boost Green Activities in Asia

Electric and telecommunication equipment manufactures are now strengthening thei...
 
Prev 1  2  3  4

Our Supporters

1% for the Planet Banner
 

このページの先頭へ