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MOE Forecasts 33% Renewables by 2030, Nuclear Plants Not Prerequisite for Energy Mix

July 3, 2015

Renewable Energy

 

MOE Forecasts 33% Renewables by 2030, Nuclear Plants Not Prerequisite for Energy Mix

The Ministry of Environment (MOE) foresees that by implementing effective measu...
 
Economic Survey Shows Promising Outlook for Environmental Businesses in Japan

June 22, 2015

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Economic Survey Shows Promising Outlook for Environmental Businesses in Japan

According to a survey of Japanese private companies holding 20 million yen or ...
 
Cabinet of Japan Decide to Make Full Use of Rainwater in Newly Constructed Buildings

May 25, 2015

Water

 

Cabinet of Japan Decide to Make Full Use of Rainwater in Newly Constructed Buildings

On March 10, 2015, the Cabinet of Japan approved the wider usage of rainwater h...
 
MOE Publishes Cases of Water Footprint Calculations to Visualize Water Use

March 22, 2015

Water

 

MOE Publishes Cases of Water Footprint Calculations to Visualize Water Use

The water we see in daily life is only a small part of the water cycle. A wate...
 
Perception, Awareness, Efforts over Biodiversity Shrinking

November 21, 2014

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Perception, Awareness, Efforts over Biodiversity Shrinking

A survey of Japanese people on biodiversity revealed a decrease in people's pe...
 
Japan's Environment Ministry Assesses Economic Value of Wetland Ecosystem Services

July 29, 2014

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Japan's Environment Ministry Assesses Economic Value of Wetland Ecosystem Services

Japan's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) released on May 23, 2014, an assessme...
 
Japan's Environment Ministry Releases Survey Results on Household Carbon Emissions

July 27, 2014

Climate Change

 

Japan's Environment Ministry Releases Survey Results on Household Carbon Emissions

The Japanese Ministry of the Environment released on March 31, 2014, the result...
 
Japanese Government and World Bank Launch Project to Share Lessons from Great East Japan Earthquake

July 24, 2014

Disaster Prevention / Reduction

 

Japanese Government and World Bank Launch Project to Share Lessons from Great East Japan Earthquake

The Japanese government and the World Bank launched a joint project called "Lea...
 
Fine Particle Measurements Fail to Meet Standards at Majority of Air Monitoring Stations in FY2012

June 4, 2014

Chemicals

 

Fine Particle Measurements Fail to Meet Standards at Majority of Air Monitoring Stations in FY2012

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) released on March 28, 2014, measurements ...
 
Japanese Government to Develop Access to International Plant Genetic Resources

May 7, 2014

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Japanese Government to Develop Access to International Plant Genetic Resources

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan started to publicl...
 
METI Allocates Part of FY2014 Draft Budget to Promote Smart Energy Consumption

April 29, 2014

Energy Policy

 

METI Allocates Part of FY2014 Draft Budget to Promote Smart Energy Consumption

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) revealed on March 24, 20...
 
Traditional Cooking Program Wins Biodiversity Action Award

April 27, 2014

Food

 

Traditional Cooking Program Wins Biodiversity Action Award

The Executive Committee for the Biodiversity Action Awards announced on Novembe...
 
Procurement Price Set for Offshore Wind Power to Expand Its Introduction

April 25, 2014

Renewable Energy

 

Procurement Price Set for Offshore Wind Power to Expand Its Introduction

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry compiled the results of the discuss...
 
New Renewable Energy Law to Allow Conversion of Farmland in Japan to Wind Farms

April 21, 2014

Renewable Energy

 

New Renewable Energy Law to Allow Conversion of Farmland in Japan to Wind Farms

Takumi Nemoto, Minister of Reconstruction, announced at a press conference on D...
 
METI to Ascertain Power Use in 10,000 Households

April 12, 2014

Energy Conservation

 

METI to Ascertain Power Use in 10,000 Households

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced on March 24, 2...
 
2013 Annual Mean Temperature Second Highest Worldwide, Eighth in Japan

April 3, 2014

Climate Change

 

2013 Annual Mean Temperature Second Highest Worldwide, Eighth in Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency released 2013 statistics on annual mean tempera...
 
Joint Crediting Mechanism Established between Japan and Costa Rica

March 26, 2014

Climate Change

 

Joint Crediting Mechanism Established between Japan and Costa Rica

The Ministry of the Environment of Japan announced on December 9, 2013, that th...
 
Japanese Women Still Struggle to Find Employment after Having Children, Cabinet Survey Shows

March 20, 2014

Well-Being

 

Japanese Women Still Struggle to Find Employment after Having Children, Cabinet Survey Shows

The Cabinet Office of Japan released the Work-Life Balance Report 2013 in Decem...
 
Solar Energy Project Achieving Regional Revitalization Wins New Energy Award

March 14, 2014

Renewable Energy

 

Solar Energy Project Achieving Regional Revitalization Wins New Energy Award

The New Energy Foundation announced on December 12, 2013, the winners of the Ne...
 
Forty-five Activities Win 2013 Environment Minister's Award for Global Warming Prevention Activities

March 13, 2014

Climate Change

 

Forty-five Activities Win 2013 Environment Minister's Award for Global Warming Prevention Activities

All Rights Reserved. The Japanese Ministry of the Environment announced the win...
 
Per Capita Urban Park Space Hits 10.0 Square Meters in Japan

March 12, 2014

Others

 

Per Capita Urban Park Space Hits 10.0 Square Meters in Japan

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) announce...
 
Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs Adopts Nine Projects for Conservation and Inheritance of Dialects in Disaster-Stricken Area

March 10, 2014

Diversity

 

Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs Adopts Nine Projects for Conservation and Inheritance of Dialects in Disaster-Stricken Area

The Agency of Cultural Affairs has been surveying the actual situation of the d...
 
Japanese Ministry Decides to Support Three Geothermal Projects

February 25, 2014

Renewable Energy

 

Japanese Ministry Decides to Support Three Geothermal Projects

To accelerate renewable energy installation, Japan's Ministry of the Environmen...
 
Two Devices Added to 'Top Runner' List under Japan's Energy Saving Act

February 21, 2014

Government

 

Two Devices Added to 'Top Runner' List under Japan's Energy Saving Act

Japan's Agency for Natural Resources and Energy announced on October 22, 2013 a...
 
Personnel Placement Support Project Launched to Assist Tohoku Reconstruction

February 17, 2014

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Personnel Placement Support Project Launched to Assist Tohoku Reconstruction

The Japanese Reconstruction Agency on October 4, 2013, launched "Work for Tohok...
 
Japan's Reconstruction Agency Selects 66 Initiatives as Models for a New Tohoku Region

February 3, 2014

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Japan's Reconstruction Agency Selects 66 Initiatives as Models for a New Tohoku Region

The Reconstruction Agency announced on October 4, 2013, the results of its con...
 
Japan Meteorological Agency Starts Providing Information on CO2 Uptake by the World's Oceans

January 29, 2014

Climate Change

 

Japan Meteorological Agency Starts Providing Information on CO2 Uptake by the World's Oceans

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) announced on November 6, 2013, that it ha...
 
MOE Asks for 50% Increase in Global Environment Conservation Budget Allocation

January 25, 2014

Climate Change

 

MOE Asks for 50% Increase in Global Environment Conservation Budget Allocation

Japan's Ministry of the Environment announced on October 29, 2013, a budget requ...
 
Japanese Ministry Looks to Utilize Closed School Facilities to Revitalize Local Economies

January 24, 2014

Others

 

Japanese Ministry Looks to Utilize Closed School Facilities to Revitalize Local Economies

Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology launched...
 
Japan's Environment Ministry Starts Pilot Collection of Waste Plastics from Retail Stores for Recycling

January 9, 2014

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Japan's Environment Ministry Starts Pilot Collection of Waste Plastics from Retail Stores for Recycling

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) in Japan announced on October 17, 2013, t...
 
Minamata Convention on Mercury Signed by Japan and 91 Other Countries

January 7, 2014

Water

 

Minamata Convention on Mercury Signed by Japan and 91 Other Countries

Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced on October 10, 2013, at a d...
 
JAMSTEC Successfully Generates Electricity from Hot Water and Seawater from Seabed

December 22, 2013

Environmental Technology

 

JAMSTEC Successfully Generates Electricity from Hot Water and Seawater from Seabed

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) announced on Sep...
 
Toshiba Tec Co. Wins METI Minister Award in Green IT Awards 2013

December 21, 2013

Energy Conservation

 

Toshiba Tec Co. Wins METI Minister Award in Green IT Awards 2013

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced on September 1...
 
Ministries Revises UHI Effect Mitigation Policy

December 20, 2013

Resilience

 

Ministries Revises UHI Effect Mitigation Policy

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) announced on July 1, 2013, that a Japanes...
 
Japan Meteorological Agency Analyzes Extreme Weather Factors in Summer 2013

December 14, 2013

Climate Change

 

Japan Meteorological Agency Analyzes Extreme Weather Factors in Summer 2013

The Japan Meteorological Agency held an advisory panel meeting on September 2, ...
 
Japan's Fisheries Agency Says 35% of Fishing Areas Damaged by 2011 Earthquake Disaster, Rest are Fine

December 12, 2013

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Japan's Fisheries Agency Says 35% of Fishing Areas Damaged by 2011 Earthquake Disaster, Rest are Fine

The Japanese Fisheries Agency part of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and...
 
MOE Provides Six Million Yen to Businesses Seeking Carbon Neutral Certification

November 21, 2013

Climate Change

 

MOE Provides Six Million Yen to Businesses Seeking Carbon Neutral Certification

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) started accepting applications for model p...
 
Wood Use Points Secretariat Starts Accepting Applications for Point Issuance and Exchange for Promoting Wood Use

October 30, 2013

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Wood Use Points Secretariat Starts Accepting Applications for Point Issuance and Exchange for Promoting Wood Use

Wood Use Points Secretariat, the Forestry Agency of Japan started accepting ...
 
Sweltering Summer Heat in Japan's Kanto Region Exacerbated by Urban Heat Island Effect

October 22, 2013

Others

 

Sweltering Summer Heat in Japan's Kanto Region Exacerbated by Urban Heat Island Effect

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) released on July 1, 2013, Heat Island ...
 
Over 70% of Japanese Satisfied with Life for First Time in 18 Years, Survey Says

October 21, 2013

Well-Being

 

Over 70% of Japanese Satisfied with Life for First Time in 18 Years, Survey Says

The results of the Public Opinion Survey on the Life of the People, which were r...
 
Food Safety Awareness Rising in Japan: 2012 White Paper on Food Education

October 13, 2013

Food

 

Food Safety Awareness Rising in Japan: 2012 White Paper on Food Education

The 2012 edition of the government's White Paper on Food Education, released...
 
2012 Report Indicates Rising Temperatures and Progressing Ocean Acidification Worldwide

October 11, 2013

Climate Change

 

2012 Report Indicates Rising Temperatures and Progressing Ocean Acidification Worldwide

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) released its 2012 Climate Change Moni...
 
Maternal and Child Health Handbook Spreading Around the World

September 27, 2013

Well-Being

 

Maternal and Child Health Handbook Spreading Around the World

Japan's Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Handbook, or Boshi Techo in Japanese...
 
Japanese Ministry to Subsidize Local Governments for Introduction of LED Streetlights

September 16, 2013

Policy / Systems

 

Japanese Ministry to Subsidize Local Governments for Introduction of LED Streetlights

Ministry of the Environment (MOE) announced on March 29, 2013, that it has s...
 
Monthly Average Atmospheric CO2 Concentration in Japan Exceeds 400 ppmv: Japan Meteorological Agency

September 8, 2013

Climate Change

 

Monthly Average Atmospheric CO2 Concentration in Japan Exceeds 400 ppmv: Japan Meteorological Agency

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) announced on May 21, 2013, that the at...
 
Food Companies to Launch Delivery-Rules Revision Project to Reduce Food Loss

September 4, 2013

Food

 

Food Companies to Launch Delivery-Rules Revision Project to Reduce Food Loss

A working group of 16 major Japanese food companies, working to review busin...
 
Winners of 'Local Production for Local Consumption Outstanding Initiatives Award' Honored

September 3, 2013

Food

 

Winners of 'Local Production for Local Consumption Outstanding Initiatives Award' Honored

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan announced the w...
 
One Year After Commencement of Feed-in Tariff, Grid Improvements Needed

September 2, 2013

Policy / Systems

 

One Year After Commencement of Feed-in Tariff, Grid Improvements Needed

Certification status (cumulative) and operation commencement status for systems...
 
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