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Takenaka Expands Users of Proprietary Wood Technology for Seismic Upgrades, Building Structural Components

May 19, 2017

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Takenaka Expands Users of Proprietary Wood Technology for Seismic Upgrades, Building Structural Components

Due to deregulation and efforts to revitalize Japan's domestic forestry indust...
 
Efforts by Japanese Businesses to Achieve the SDGs

April 12, 2017

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Efforts by Japanese Businesses to Achieve the SDGs

Camera guy. As a successor to the millennium development goals (MDGs) for 2015,...
 
Aleph Certifies to ISO 50001, First in Japanese Restaurant Business

March 29, 2017

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Aleph Certifies to ISO 50001, First in Japanese Restaurant Business

Aleph Inc., a Japanese company that manages "Bikkuri Donkey" and other family r...
 
Ajinomoto Co. Undertakes Work Reforms to Promote Workplace Diversity

February 15, 2017

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Ajinomoto Co. Undertakes Work Reforms to Promote Workplace Diversity

Japanese food manufacturer Ajinomoto Co., announced on May 12, 2016, that it ha...
 
Interview: Corporate 'Virtue'-based Evaluation System Helps Employees Grow

January 31, 2017

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Interview: Corporate 'Virtue'-based Evaluation System Helps Employees Grow

Introduction The June 2015 JFS Newsletter (The Pursuit of Economic Growth Requ...
 
Takenaka Corp. Testing Urban Flood Risk Reduction Technology Using Planted Spaces

January 26, 2017

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Takenaka Corp. Testing Urban Flood Risk Reduction Technology Using Planted Spaces

Takenaka Corporation, a leading Japanese construction company, announced on Aug...
 
Patagonia Provisions Aims to Repair the Food Chain

January 23, 2017

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Patagonia Provisions Aims to Repair the Food Chain

Patagonia Japan Branch of a global manufacturer of outdoor clothing and goods b...
 
About 40% of Largest Japanese Businesses Mention SDGs in CSR Reports

January 3, 2017

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About 40% of Largest Japanese Businesses Mention SDGs in CSR Reports

According to a recent survey on Japanese companies' initiatives to work toward ...
 
Fujitsu ICT Contributes to Approximately 40 Million-Ton Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

December 19, 2016

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Fujitsu ICT Contributes to Approximately 40 Million-Ton Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Fujitsu Ltd., a major Japanese information technology equipment and services pr...
 
Poor Sanitation Costs Global Economy 223 Billion Dollars

December 7, 2016

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Poor Sanitation Costs Global Economy 223 Billion Dollars

LIXIL Group, a global leader in housing and building materials products and ser...
 
From Catch up to Gear up - JR East Promotes Women in Workplace

November 18, 2016

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From Catch up to Gear up - JR East Promotes Women in Workplace

East Japan Railway Company (JR East), one of the major railway companies in Jap...
 
LIXIL Portable Toilet to Exceed One Million Units in Developing Countries

October 27, 2016

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LIXIL Portable Toilet to Exceed One Million Units in Developing Countries

LIXIL Corp., a Japanese living and housing solutions company, announced on May ...
 
Ajinomoto Expands Sports Nutritional Support to Include Disabled Athletes, to Boost Skills in Disability Sports

October 13, 2016

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Ajinomoto Expands Sports Nutritional Support to Include Disabled Athletes, to Boost Skills in Disability Sports

One of the major food product manufacturers in Japan, Ajinomoto Co., announced ...
 
Nippon Paper Wins Excellence Prize at Japan's Environmental Communication Awards for Biodiversity Reporting

August 6, 2016

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Nippon Paper Wins Excellence Prize at Japan's Environmental Communication Awards for Biodiversity Reporting

Nippon Paper Industries Co., a major paper manufacturer in Japan, announced on ...
 
Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello Wins Minister's Award at 3rd Mottainai Awards for Food-Packaging Film

June 5, 2016

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Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello Wins Minister's Award at 3rd Mottainai Awards for Food-Packaging Film

The Japan Organics Recycling Association announced on February 18, 2016, the re...
 
Takenaka's Multiple Power Source Control System Promises to Improve Efficiency, Reduce CO2 Emissions

April 4, 2016

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Takenaka's Multiple Power Source Control System Promises to Improve Efficiency, Reduce CO2 Emissions

Takenaka Corp., a leading Japanese construction company, announced September 25...
 
DBJ First to Issue Sustainability Bond in Japan

February 1, 2016

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DBJ First to Issue Sustainability Bond in Japan

Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) issued its inaugural sustainability bond on Oct...
 
Grace Co. - Assisting Environment-Related Job Recruitment to Promote Japan's Environmental Efforts

January 19, 2016

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Grace Co. - Assisting Environment-Related Job Recruitment to Promote Japan's Environmental Efforts

Japan is experiencing depopulation and an aging society, problems that are tho...
 
Kao, Fujitsu Included in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

January 9, 2016

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Kao, Fujitsu Included in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Two major Japanese companies, Kao Corporation and Fujitsu Limited, were include...
 
Bringing the Joy of Learning to Children in Asia: Fuji Xerox Project Leveraging its Strengths to Provide Learning Materials

December 25, 2015

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Bringing the Joy of Learning to Children in Asia: Fuji Xerox Project Leveraging its Strengths to Provide Learning Materials

All Rights Reserved. Fuji Xerox Co., a major office equipment and solution serv...
 
Toyota Announces 'Environmental Challenge 2050'

December 7, 2015

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Toyota Announces 'Environmental Challenge 2050'

Toyota Motor Corporation announced on October 14, 2015, the "Toyota Environment...
 
Kao Named One of World's Most Ethical Companies for Nine Consecutive Years

November 7, 2015

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Kao Named One of World's Most Ethical Companies for Nine Consecutive Years

Kao Corporation, a major Japanese company providing a broad range of household ...
 
Weather-Based Index Insurance by Japanese Insurer Approved by BCtA

October 16, 2015

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Weather-Based Index Insurance by Japanese Insurer Approved by BCtA

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings, a major property and casualty insurance company...
 
Restaurant Company's Rice Paddy Biodiversity Project Introduced at Ramsar COP12

October 11, 2015

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Restaurant Company's Rice Paddy Biodiversity Project Introduced at Ramsar COP12

Aleph Inc., a Japanese company that manages "Bikkuri Donkey" and other family r...
 
Suntory Develops New, Location-Sensitive Indicator for Water Use Impacts

September 26, 2015

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Suntory Develops New, Location-Sensitive Indicator for Water Use Impacts

Suntory Holdings Ltd., a major Japanese beverage company, announced on July 29,...
 
Beer Production Using Renewable Energy Tops 8 Billion Cans

September 14, 2015

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Beer Production Using Renewable Energy Tops 8 Billion Cans

This product was produced using green power during in-house production process ...
 
Nagano Tokyo Gas Forest Marks 10-Year Anniversary

August 29, 2015

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Nagano Tokyo Gas Forest Marks 10-Year Anniversary

On May 27, 2015, Tokyo Gas Co. announced the 10th anniversary of the Nagano Tok...
 
LIXIL and Tohoku University Unveil Toilet Lighting System That Works Even in Blackouts

August 17, 2015

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LIXIL and Tohoku University Unveil Toilet Lighting System That Works Even in Blackouts

Since July 2014, LIXIL, a Japanese living and housing solutions company, and To...
 
Japanese Company Pushes for Organizational and Social Reform

July 10, 2015

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Japanese Company Pushes for Organizational and Social Reform

A Japanese company called Change Agent, which drives human resource development...
 
Tokyo Gas Teaches Children Power and Benefits of Fire

July 3, 2015

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Tokyo Gas Teaches Children Power and Benefits of Fire

The number of children who have never handled fire has increased in recent year...
 
DBJ Launches Green Building Certification for Residential Developments

June 12, 2015

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DBJ Launches Green Building Certification for Residential Developments

The Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) announced on January 27, 2015, that it had ...
 
Asahi Breweries Education Program Wins Ministerial Award

May 5, 2015

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Asahi Breweries Education Program Wins Ministerial Award

Asahi Breweries, Ltd., a major Japanese brewer, announced on January 13, 2015, ...
 
Fujitsu Tests App for Young Parents Using Linked Open Data System

April 27, 2015

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Fujitsu Tests App for Young Parents Using Linked Open Data System

Fujitsu Ltd., a major Japanese information technology equipment and services pr...
 
Patagonia Japan Launches Dam Removal Campaign with Documentary Screening

April 17, 2015

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Patagonia Japan Launches Dam Removal Campaign with Documentary Screening

The Patagonia Japan, subsidiary of the outdoor clothing manufacturer and retail...
 
Nippon Paper Group's Green Action Plan to Focus on Effectiveness

April 3, 2015

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Nippon Paper Group's Green Action Plan to Focus on Effectiveness

Nippon Paper Group, Inc. of Japan established the Charter on the Environment ce...
 
NEC Develops Software for Storage Batteries, Helping to Improve Next-generation Power Systems

March 27, 2015

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NEC Develops Software for Storage Batteries, Helping to Improve Next-generation Power Systems

NEC Corp., a leading Japanese electronics company, announced on November 13, 20...
 
Japanese Organic Produce Supplier Wins 2014 Award of Excellence from Food Action Nippon

February 22, 2015

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Japanese Organic Produce Supplier Wins 2014 Award of Excellence from Food Action Nippon

Daichi wo Mamoru Kai Co. (lit. "Association to Preserve the Earth"), an organic...
 
Japanese Railway Company Releases 2014 CSR Report 2014 Introducing Focused Efforts to Save and Generate Energy

February 14, 2015

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Japanese Railway Company Releases 2014 CSR Report 2014 Introducing Focused Efforts to Save and Generate Energy

East Japan Railway Company (JR East Group) released its 2014 CSR Report on Sept...
 
Kawasaki City and Toshiba to Jointly Demonstrate Renewables and Hydrogen-Based Off-Grid Energy Supply System

February 2, 2015

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Kawasaki City and Toshiba to Jointly Demonstrate Renewables and Hydrogen-Based Off-Grid Energy Supply System

Kawasaki City, Japan, announced on November 13, 2014, that it signed an agreeme...
 
Ajinomoto Group Opens New Base for

January 26, 2015

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Ajinomoto Group Opens New Base for "Fureai Red Apron Project" in Iwaki City

The Ajinomoto Group, a major Japanese manufacturer of food and beverage product...
 
Cosmo Supports Environmental Preservation Activities with Eco Card Fund

January 19, 2015

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Cosmo Supports Environmental Preservation Activities with Eco Card Fund

In order to preserve the precious global environment for future generations, Co...
 
Sony Releases Flame-Retardant Plastic Made of up to 99 Percent Recycled Materials

January 4, 2015

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Sony Releases Flame-Retardant Plastic Made of up to 99 Percent Recycled Materials

Sony Corporation announced on August 4, 2014, that it would start outside sales...
 
Kao Only Japanese Company Selected as Industry Group Leader in 2014 DJSI World Review

December 26, 2014

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Kao Only Japanese Company Selected as Industry Group Leader in 2014 DJSI World Review

Kao Corporation, a major Japanese company providing household products such as ...
 
Suntory Sets Future Vision and Aims for Creating Sustainable Global Environment

December 7, 2014

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Suntory Sets Future Vision and Aims for Creating Sustainable Global Environment

Suntory Holdings announced on January 30, 2014, that it has formulated the Sunt...
 
LIXIL Establishes Women Empowerment Plan Called WeDo Action

December 1, 2014

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LIXIL Establishes Women Empowerment Plan Called WeDo Action

LIXIL Group, a Japanese leading company in the living and housing solutions ind...
 
Ajinomoto Partners with Saga City on Joint Biomass Research

November 24, 2014

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Ajinomoto Partners with Saga City on Joint Biomass Research

Ajinomoto Co., one of Japan's leading food and amino acid manufacturers, announ...
 
Fuji Xerox Launches Project to Provide Learning Materials to Disadvantaged Children in Asia-Pacific

November 16, 2014

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Fuji Xerox Launches Project to Provide Learning Materials to Disadvantaged Children in Asia-Pacific

Fuji Xerox Co., a major office equipment manufacturer based in Japan, launched ...
 
NEC to Offer Social Business Class for Retirees

October 27, 2014

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NEC to Offer Social Business Class for Retirees

Japan's NEC Corporation announced on July 8, 2014, that it will again hold the ...
 
Japanese Investors Adopting New Stewardship Code (Principles for Responsible Institutional Investors)

October 6, 2014

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Japanese Investors Adopting New Stewardship Code (Principles for Responsible Institutional Investors)

Japanese institutional investors such as pension funds and financial institutio...
 
Aleph's Eco-Friendly Rice Paddy Project Focuses on Biodiversity Conservation

October 4, 2014

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Aleph's Eco-Friendly Rice Paddy Project Focuses on Biodiversity Conservation

In March 2014, the Japan Committee for the United Nations Decade on Biodiversit...
 
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