Eco-business / Social Venture

First Model School's 'Eco-Renovation' Complete, Another School Selected

November 7, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

First Model School's 'Eco-Renovation' Complete, Another School Selected

Japan's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) reported on June 8, 2007, the completi...
 
Mitsubishi Electric Develops Solar Cells with 18% Conversion Efficiency

November 7, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Mitsubishi Electric Develops Solar Cells with 18% Conversion Efficiency

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Japan announced on May 31, 2007 that it has a...
 
Toyota and Ricoh Ranked AAA in 2006 Environmental Ratings

October 28, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Toyota and Ricoh Ranked AAA in 2006 Environmental Ratings

The Tohmatsu Evaluation and Certification Organization Co. of Japan announced on...
 
Solar Heat-Reflective Glass to Reduce Cooling Loads

October 28, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Solar Heat-Reflective Glass to Reduce Cooling Loads

Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) ...
 
Japanese Automakers Round Out Top 3 in Fuel Cell Patent Applications

October 11, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese Automakers Round Out Top 3 in Fuel Cell Patent Applications

Japanese applicants accounted for 67 percent of the 32,209 fuel cell patent fili...
 
External Power Air-Conditioning System for Trucks to Begin Operation

October 11, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

External Power Air-Conditioning System for Trucks to Begin Operation

Tokyo Electric Power Co. announced on June 7, 2007 that the company will begin c...
 
'Environmental-Conscious Contract Law' Enacted

September 13, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

'Environmental-Conscious Contract Law' Enacted

The Environmental-Conscious Contract Law, a bill proposed by an individual Diet ...
 
Eco-Friendly Light Being Tested for Squid Fishing

September 12, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Eco-Friendly Light Being Tested for Squid Fishing

An energy-efficient light for squid fishing boats was developed and is being tes...
 
Scallop Shells Recycled into Eco-Friendly Road De-icing Agent

September 10, 2007

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Scallop Shells Recycled into Eco-Friendly Road De-icing Agent

The Aomori Ecological Recycle Industrial Association in Japan started manufactur...
 
'Low-E' Glass a Tool to Combat Global Warming

September 10, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

'Low-E' Glass a Tool to Combat Global Warming

The Flat Glass Manufacturers Association (FGMA) of Japan has been conducting an ...
 
Shiga Bank Launches Loan Product Linked to CO2 Reduction, Fish Protection

August 24, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Shiga Bank Launches Loan Product Linked to CO2 Reduction, Fish Protection

A regional bank in Japan launched a new loan product dubbed the "Carbon Neutral ...
 
Convenience Store Chain Promotes Green Activities

August 11, 2007

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Convenience Store Chain Promotes Green Activities

Lawson, Inc., a leading Japanese convenience store chain, started various new en...
 
Eco Certification System for Flower Cultivation Established in Japan

August 11, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Eco Certification System for Flower Cultivation Established in Japan

On April 17, 2007 MPS Floral Marketing (MPS Japan) and Japan Floral Marketing As...
 
Home Lighting Made from Plant-Based Plastic Released

August 2, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Home Lighting Made from Plant-Based Plastic Released

Toshiba Home Lighting Co., a home lighting equipment maker belonging to the Tosh...
 
Eco-Friendly Dyes for Biodegradable Plastic Developed

August 2, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Eco-Friendly Dyes for Biodegradable Plastic Developed

Aiming to extend the use of biodegradable plastic, Advanced Industrial Science a...
 
Iwasaki Electric Launches Energy-Efficient, Long-Life LED Lamp for Road Security Lighting

August 2, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Iwasaki Electric Launches Energy-Efficient, Long-Life LED Lamp for Road Security Lighting

Iwasaki Electric Co., a Japanese lighting products manufacturer, has developed a...
 
Learn from Strategic Environmental Management Game

July 21, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Learn from Strategic Environmental Management Game

The Strategic Environmental Management Game was created by the Japan Environment...
 
Lion Corp. Wins 16th Global Environmental Grand Prize for CO2-Saving Detergent

July 12, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Lion Corp. Wins 16th Global Environmental Grand Prize for CO2-Saving Detergent

On April 12, 2007, the Japanese government presented its 16th Global Environment...
 
Urban Cafe Triggers Environmental Communication

July 4, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Urban Cafe Triggers Environmental Communication

A unique coffee shop, "Otemachi Cafe", was opened on the first floor of the Otem...
 
Daikin Develops High-Efficiency Air Conditioner for Cold Regions

June 13, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Daikin Develops High-Efficiency Air Conditioner for Cold Regions

In February 2007, Daikin Industries Ltd., a leading Japanese manufacturer of air...
 
Japanese NPO Proposes Creating Green Economy for Sustainable Society

June 10, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese NPO Proposes Creating Green Economy for Sustainable Society

The Japan Association of Environment and Society for the 21st Century (JAES21), ...
 
Japan's First Condo with Solar Power Generation System on Market

June 4, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japan's First Condo with Solar Power Generation System on Market

Japan's first condominium with solar panels on its roof that provide electricity...
 
Sanyo to Launch Refrigeration System that Cuts Power Consumption by 46%

May 31, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Sanyo to Launch Refrigeration System that Cuts Power Consumption by 46%

Sanyo Electric Co., a major Japanese electric appliance company, will start to s...
 
Green Delivery System Using Returnable Packing Boxes Wins Eco-Products Award

May 24, 2007

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Green Delivery System Using Returnable Packing Boxes Wins Eco-Products Award

On December 14, 2006, the eco-friendly packing and delivery services of Starway ...
 
Toppan Printing Selected as One of World's Most Sustainable Corporation

May 17, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Toppan Printing Selected as One of World's Most Sustainable Corporation

Toppan Printing Co., a major printing company in Japan, was recognized as one of...
 
Eco-Friendly Condominiums to Reduce Overall CO2 Emissions by 30%

May 1, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Eco-Friendly Condominiums to Reduce Overall CO2 Emissions by 30%

In December 2006, Nippon Steel City Produce, Inc., a developer of condominiums, ...
 
Noise Reduced by 90% Using Elastic Pavement Made From Recycled Tires

April 26, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Noise Reduced by 90% Using Elastic Pavement Made From Recycled Tires

The Yokohama Rubber Co. verified on January 11, 2007, the highly effective noise...
 
Japanese Firms Establish Group to Support Energy & Environmental Conservation Businesses in China

April 7, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese Firms Establish Group to Support Energy & Environmental Conservation Businesses in China

A Japanese organization to promote private businesses' energy and environmental ...
 
Initiative to Make Good Use of Fabric Irregulars

March 22, 2007

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Initiative to Make Good Use of Fabric Irregulars

Patagonia, Inc. (an American outdoor gear and apparel company) and Toray Industr...
 
Survey Shows Steady Progress in Corporate Eco-Friendly Activities

March 16, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Survey Shows Steady Progress in Corporate Eco-Friendly Activities

Japanese companies have been steadily improving their voluntary environmental ac...
 
Business Ideas Win Awards in 'Eco japan cup 2006'

March 16, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Business Ideas Win Awards in 'Eco japan cup 2006'

The "eco japan cup 2006," an environmental business plan competition run by the ...
 
3rd Eco Products Awards Go to Innovative Products and Services

March 3, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

3rd Eco Products Awards Go to Innovative Products and Services

The Eco-Products Promotion Council (Japan) announced the winners of the 3rd Eco ...
 
Japanese Auto Industry Proactive in Environmental Management--Survey

February 26, 2007

Transportation / Mobility

 

Japanese Auto Industry Proactive in Environmental Management--Survey

Japanese manufacturers in the automobile industry are proactively coping with en...
 
Epson Switches to Eco-Friendly Printer Ink Cartridges and Packages

February 26, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Epson Switches to Eco-Friendly Printer Ink Cartridges and Packages

Beginning from its late December 2006 shipment, Seiko Epson Corporation has swit...
 
Japanese Construction Companies to Develop Long-Life Concrete

February 9, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese Construction Companies to Develop Long-Life Concrete

Kajima Corp. has developed a highly durable concrete, EIEN (Earth, Infinity, ENv...
 
Electronic Makers Establish Guidelines on Eco-Efficiency Index for 4 Appliances

February 5, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Electronic Makers Establish Guidelines on Eco-Efficiency Index for 4 Appliances

Five of Japan's leading electrical appliance manufacturers announced on November...
 
Used PET Bottles Decomposed to Raw Materials in Microwave Oven

January 20, 2007

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Used PET Bottles Decomposed to Raw Materials in Microwave Oven

Dr. Kazutoshi Ikenaga, Associate Professor of the Department of Applied Chemistr...
 
Japanese Shochu Lees to be Turned into Feed and Ethanol

December 24, 2006

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Japanese Shochu Lees to be Turned into Feed and Ethanol

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., (MES) announced on September 26, 2006, th...
 
NPOs Devise Business Model to Revitalize Lake-Area

December 18, 2006

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

NPOs Devise Business Model to Revitalize Lake-Area

Aiming to purify the water and preserve surrounding ecosystem of Lake Kasumigaur...
 
White Rot Fungus Used to Remediate Dioxin-Polluted Soil

December 15, 2006

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

White Rot Fungus Used to Remediate Dioxin-Polluted Soil

Bioremediation using white rot fungus has now become a viable option for treatin...
 
Ministry and Retailers to Cooperate for Environment Conservation

December 7, 2006

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Ministry and Retailers to Cooperate for Environment Conservation

Japan's Ministry of the Environment concluded on September 12, 2006, an agreemen...
 
New Construction Methods for Greening Urban Buildings

November 30, 2006

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

New Construction Methods for Greening Urban Buildings

Amidst growing interest in the idea of dealing with global warming and urban hea...
 
Incentives Aim to Improve PET Bottle Collection Rate in Tokyo

November 8, 2006

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Incentives Aim to Improve PET Bottle Collection Rate in Tokyo

Tokyo's Adachi Ward and Tomra System Japan Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of Tomra S...
 
UV-Protective Laundry Detergent Developed

October 29, 2006

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

UV-Protective Laundry Detergent Developed

Lion Corp., a major manufacturer of household products, launched limited sales o...
 
Coffee Shops Start Bring-Your-Own Bottle Service

October 26, 2006

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Coffee Shops Start Bring-Your-Own Bottle Service

More and more coffee shops are now providing coffee or tea service when people b...
 
Matsushita to Release 10,000-Hour Long-Life Fluorescent Bulb

October 20, 2006

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Matsushita to Release 10,000-Hour Long-Life Fluorescent Bulb

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., a major manufacturer of electronic products ...
 
Light-Weight, Low-Cost Wall Greening System Developed

September 29, 2006

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Light-Weight, Low-Cost Wall Greening System Developed

Shimizu Corp., a major Japanese construction company, and Minoru Industrial Co.,...
 
Tostem Launches 'CO2 Diet Certificate' for Energy-Saving Homes

September 21, 2006

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Tostem Launches 'CO2 Diet Certificate' for Energy-Saving Homes

On July 1, 2006, Tostem Co., one of Japan's largest housing equipment manufactur...
 
New Business to Evaluate Social and Environmental Benefits of Corporate Green Zones

September 18, 2006

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

New Business to Evaluate Social and Environmental Benefits of Corporate Green Zones

Kokusai Kogyo Co., a Japanese engineering consultant company, started a new serv...
 
New Vending Machines Accepting Donations, Bring-Your-Own Cups

August 16, 2006

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

New Vending Machines Accepting Donations, Bring-Your-Own Cups

A vending machine that accepts donations, the first of its kind in Japan, made i...
 
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