Eco-business / Social Venture

Fukuoka Pref. Announces Campaign to Promote LED Bulbs

December 17, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Fukuoka Pref. Announces Campaign to Promote LED Bulbs

Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, conducted from August 21 through October 31, 2010...
 
NEC Develops New Bioplastic with High Plant Composition, Durability and Stable Supply

December 4, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

NEC Develops New Bioplastic with High Plant Composition, Durability and Stable Supply

NEC Corporation, a major Japanese electronics manufacturer, announced on Au...
 
Telecommunications Company Launches Internet Search Engine to Help the Environment

November 20, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Telecommunications Company Launches Internet Search Engine to Help the Environment

NTT Communications, a major telecommunications and IT services company in Japan,...
 
Sekisui House Releases Zero CO2 Emission House Exclusively in Kanagawa Prefecture

November 13, 2010

Climate Change

 

Sekisui House Releases Zero CO2 Emission House Exclusively in Kanagawa Prefecture

Kanagawa Prefecture announced on August 17, 2010, that the eco-friendly house "G...
 
Eco-Friendly Biomass Eraser Reduces CO2 Emissions by 50%

November 1, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Eco-Friendly Biomass Eraser Reduces CO2 Emissions by 50%

Since 2009, Seed Co., a Japanese eraser manufacturer, has been selling the "Rada...
 
Japanese Manufacturer Launches Sales of Solar-Powered LED Lighting for Bus Stops

October 31, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese Manufacturer Launches Sales of Solar-Powered LED Lighting for Bus Stops

Lecip Corp., a Japanese electrical equipment manufacturer, announced on July...
 
Supermarket Operator Issues Money Card to Fund Preservation of A-bomb Dome in Hiroshima

October 28, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Supermarket Operator Issues Money Card to Fund Preservation of A-bomb Dome in Hiroshima

Aeon Co., a major Japanese supermarket operator, issued the Hiroshima Peace ...
 
Sumitomo 3M Unveils Easy-to-Apply Insulating Window Film

October 9, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Sumitomo 3M Unveils Easy-to-Apply Insulating Window Film

Sumitomo 3M Ltd., a major chemical and electric accessories manufacturer in ...
 
Survey Shows 64.5% Willing to Buy LED Lightbulbs

September 9, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Survey Shows 64.5% Willing to Buy LED Lightbulbs

Japanese net-media company Ishare Inc. released the results of a survey on L...
 
Panasonic Begins Shipping Samples of New Catalyst for Diesel Exhaust Gas Purification

September 2, 2010

Environmental Technology

 

Panasonic Begins Shipping Samples of New Catalyst for Diesel Exhaust Gas Purification

Japan's Panasonic Ecology Systems Co., a subsidiary of Panasonic Corp., anno...
 
Epson Releases Cartridge-less Inkjet Printer

August 30, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Epson Releases Cartridge-less Inkjet Printer

Seiko Epson Corp., a major Japanese electronics manufacturer, released in Ja...
 
Japan's Obayashi Corp. Develops 'Low-Carbon' Concrete

August 25, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japan's Obayashi Corp. Develops 'Low-Carbon' Concrete

Obayashi Corp., a major Japanese construction company, announced on May 14, ...
 
Daiwa Securities Group Launches Sale of European Climate Awareness Bonds in Japan

July 18, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Daiwa Securities Group Launches Sale of European Climate Awareness Bonds in Japan

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the central office of the Daiwa Securitie...
 
Hitachi Doubles Life of Lithium-Ion Battery with Manganese Based Electrode

July 15, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Hitachi Doubles Life of Lithium-Ion Battery with Manganese Based Electrode

Hitachi Ltd., a leading Japanese manufacturer of electronics, announced on April...
 
NEC Launches Pro Bono Program 'Social Entrepreneur School Business Supporter'

July 14, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

NEC Launches Pro Bono Program 'Social Entrepreneur School Business Supporter'

NEC Corp., a leading Japanese electronics company, announced on April 27, 2010, ...
 
Panasonic Electric Works Launches Device for Eliminating Standby Power Consumption

July 9, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Panasonic Electric Works Launches Device for Eliminating Standby Power Consumption

Panasonic Electric Works Co., a major Japanese manufacturer of electrical co...
 
Panasonic's New Washer/Dryers Save Energy and Water, Detect Amount of Clothes and Dirt

July 4, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Panasonic's New Washer/Dryers Save Energy and Water, Detect Amount of Clothes and Dirt

Panasonic Corp., a major Japanese home appliance manufacturer, launched new ...
 
Toshiba, Public High School Among Winners of 13th Environmental Communication Awards

June 17, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Toshiba, Public High School Among Winners of 13th Environmental Communication Awards

Japan's Ministry of the Environment and the Global Environmental Forum annou...
 
Facial Treatment Also Aims to Beautify Earth

June 11, 2010

Climate Change

 

Facial Treatment Also Aims to Beautify Earth

TBC Group Co., a major Japanese spa treatment company, launched a new facial...
 
Japan's First Solar-Powered Speakers Go on Sale

May 21, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japan's First Solar-Powered Speakers Go on Sale

Landport Co. launched sales of its solar-powered speakers, called Solar Sound, i...
 
Natural Ventilation Style 'Projected Window' Launched

April 28, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Natural Ventilation Style 'Projected Window' Launched

Shin Nikkei Co., a major manufacturer of building and housing materials, launche...
 
Increase in Eco-Friendly Convenience Stores Equipped with Cutting-edge Technology

April 20, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Increase in Eco-Friendly Convenience Stores Equipped with Cutting-edge Technology

Leading convenience store chains in Japan continue to open eco-friendly stores w...
 
Mitsubishi Electric Develops Elevator Control System to Reduce Power Consumption

April 8, 2010

Energy Conservation

 

Mitsubishi Electric Develops Elevator Control System to Reduce Power Consumption

Japan's Mitsubishi Electric Corp. has developed a multi-elevator control sys...
 
World Bank, Daiwa Securities Group Issue Green Bonds Designed for Japanese Investors

April 5, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

World Bank, Daiwa Securities Group Issue Green Bonds Designed for Japanese Investors

The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development) and J...
 
Ricoh Launches Copier that Uses Biomass-based Toner

March 27, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Ricoh Launches Copier that Uses Biomass-based Toner

Ricoh Co., a major Japanese office equipment supplier, launched ,sales of a mult...
 
Japan's First Carbon-Neutral Railway Station to Open in Settsu City

March 1, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japan's First Carbon-Neutral Railway Station to Open in Settsu City

The city of Settsu in Osaka Prefecture and Hankyu Corp. announced on Decembe...
 
Toppan Printing Tests Effectiveness of Eco-Bags with IC Tag in Revitalizing Shopping District

February 23, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Toppan Printing Tests Effectiveness of Eco-Bags with IC Tag in Revitalizing Shopping District

Toppan Printing Co. conducted an experimental project to develop and researc...
 
CSR Activities Involving Entire Supply Chain Growing in Japan

February 22, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

CSR Activities Involving Entire Supply Chain Growing in Japan

A movement to involve all parties in the entire supply chain, including clients,...
 
New 'Ecofonts' for Computers Helping to Save Ink

February 19, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

New 'Ecofonts' for Computers Helping to Save Ink

Nis Co., a Japanese firm which develops character fonts for PCs, started sel...
 
CSR Initiatives Among Japanese Corporations Coming Along, Research Indicates

February 7, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

CSR Initiatives Among Japanese Corporations Coming Along, Research Indicates

Nippon Keidanren (Japanese Business Federation), an economic organization compri...
 
Copy Paper Made from Scrap Wood Now on Sale in Japan

January 12, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Copy Paper Made from Scrap Wood Now on Sale in Japan

A new copy paper product was added in April 2009 to a product line made using wo...
 
Rental Farms with Online Features to Offer Farming Experience

January 11, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Rental Farms with Online Features to Offer Farming Experience

A Japanese Internet service provider, NEC Biglobe Ltd. (BIGLOBE), and farmin...
 
Panasonic Launches Installment Payment Service for Switching to Efficient Lighting

January 9, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Panasonic Launches Installment Payment Service for Switching to Efficient Lighting

Panasonic Electric Works Co., a major Japanese manufacturer of lighting fixtures...
 
Panasonic Proposes Eco-Friendly Concept House that Conserves, Creates, and Stores Energy

January 1, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Panasonic Proposes Eco-Friendly Concept House that Conserves, Creates, and Stores Energy

Major Japanese home appliance manufacturer Panasonic Corp. recently proposed...
 
Hitachi Lighting to Release Dimmer-Type LED Lightbulbs that Use 82% Less Power

December 20, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Hitachi Lighting to Release Dimmer-Type LED Lightbulbs that Use 82% Less Power

Hitachi Lighting Ltd., a Japanese lighting fixture manufacturer, announced on Se...
 
Ministop Launches Eco-Conscious Outlet on College Campus

December 14, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Ministop Launches Eco-Conscious Outlet on College Campus

Ministop Co., a major convenience store chain in Japan, opened an environmen...
 
Seven Tohoku Co-ops Promote Local Economy by Selling Locally-Produced Facial Tissue Paper to Local Consumers

December 8, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Seven Tohoku Co-ops Promote Local Economy by Selling Locally-Produced Facial Tissue Paper to Local Consumers

Co-op Sunnet, a regional alliance of seven co-ops in the Tohoku region of Ja...
 
Company to Begin 'Rental Goat' Weeding Service

December 7, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Company to Begin 'Rental Goat' Weeding Service

Mikuni Construction Co. in Kitakyusyu City, southern Japan, announced in Aug...
 
Eco-Hotel Certification Given to Two Hotels, First Achievements in Japan

November 24, 2009

Policy / Systems

 

Eco-Hotel Certification Given to Two Hotels, First Achievements in Japan

The Nishitetsu Grand Hotel and the Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel in Fukuoka City, Fuk...
 
Japanese Company Unveils System to Grow Trees and Bushes on Walls

November 10, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese Company Unveils System to Grow Trees and Bushes on Walls

Takenaka Corp., a leading Japanese construction company, unveiled on July 31...
 
Mitsubishi Electric Releases 'Smart' AC, Advising Energy-Conscious Actions

November 4, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Mitsubishi Electric Releases 'Smart' AC, Advising Energy-Conscious Actions

Japan's Mitsubishi Electric Corp. released eight new models of "Kirigamine Move-...
 
Toyota Housing Develops Large Eco-Friendly Residential Development

October 31, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Toyota Housing Develops Large Eco-Friendly Residential Development

Toyota Housing Corp. of Japan started on July 18, 2009, selling houses in a ...
 
Private Car Sharing Using Internet Starts in Japan

October 25, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Private Car Sharing Using Internet Starts in Japan

Bracket Inc., a company that develops and operates Internet businesses, laun...
 
Environmental Trading Card Game 'My Earth' Reaches Sales of 2.8 Million Cards

October 24, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Environmental Trading Card Game 'My Earth' Reaches Sales of 2.8 Million Cards

My Earth, a trading card game released by My Earth Projects LLC, had sold a ...
 
Japan's S&B Foods Launches New Line of Fair Trade Spices

October 22, 2009

Food

 

Japan's S&B Foods Launches New Line of Fair Trade Spices

S&B Foods Inc., a major food and seasoning manufacturer in Japan, announced ...
 
Retailer of Used Goods Launches Mail-Order Business for Products with Eco-Action Points

October 13, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Retailer of Used Goods Launches Mail-Order Business for Products with Eco-Action Points

Econos Co., a Japanese retailer of used home appliances and used books based...
 
Mitsubishi Develops Rooftop Solar Unit to Supply 65% of a Household's Energy Needs

October 11, 2009

Renewable Energy

 

Mitsubishi Develops Rooftop Solar Unit to Supply 65% of a Household's Energy Needs

The Seven Ryoju Estate Group Companies, including Ryoju Estate Co. of Mitsubishi...
 
Toyota Tops Environmental Brand Survey, Followed by Panasonic

October 2, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Toyota Tops Environmental Brand Survey, Followed by Panasonic

Toyota Motor Corp. has the best environmental brand image in Japan, according to...
 
Carbon-Neutral Housing Lots Go on Sale in Japan

September 26, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Carbon-Neutral Housing Lots Go on Sale in Japan

G-PROJECT Inc., known in Japan as "Chikyu no Mé", which means, literally, "s...
 
Eco-Friendly Convenience Store Opens in Kyoto City Hall

September 22, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Eco-Friendly Convenience Store Opens in Kyoto City Hall

The City of Kyoto and the Kyoto 2R System Project jointly launched a three-m...
 
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