Non-manufacturing industry

Nagano Tokyo Gas Forest Marks 10-Year Anniversary

August 29, 2015

Corporate

 

Nagano Tokyo Gas Forest Marks 10-Year Anniversary

On May 27, 2015, Tokyo Gas Co. announced the 10th anniversary of the Nagano Tok...
 
City of Minamisoma Testing Power Generation Using Local Wood Waste to Make Switch from Nuclear to Renewables

July 18, 2015

Renewable Energy

 

City of Minamisoma Testing Power Generation Using Local Wood Waste to Make Switch from Nuclear to Renewables

A trial operation of mixed-material thermal power generation using wood biomass...
 
Japanese Company Pushes for Organizational and Social Reform

July 10, 2015

Corporate

 

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

Corporate

 

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

Corporate

 

DBJ Launches Green Building Certification for Residential Developments

The Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) announced on January 27, 2015, that it had ...
 
Japanese Railway Company Releases 2014 CSR Report 2014 Introducing Focused Efforts to Save and Generate Energy

February 14, 2015

Corporate

 

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...
 
Cosmo Supports Environmental Preservation Activities with Eco Card Fund

January 19, 2015

Corporate

 

Cosmo Supports Environmental Preservation Activities with Eco Card Fund

In order to preserve the precious global environment for future generations, Co...
 
A Cup of Water Saving Children's Lives

November 8, 2014

Water

 

A Cup of Water Saving Children's Lives

In Japan, people can drink a cup of water without any concern. People can also ...
 
Survey Provides Update on Corporate Social Responsibility Activities of Japanese Companies

August 27, 2014

CSR

 

Survey Provides Update on Corporate Social Responsibility Activities of Japanese Companies

A research team with the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Study Project es...
 
Tokyo Gas Achieves Dramatic Peak Power Use Reduction in Smart City Project Demonstration

August 21, 2014

Corporate

 

Tokyo Gas Achieves Dramatic Peak Power Use Reduction in Smart City Project Demonstration

Tokyo Gas Co. announced on June 10, 2014, that the received electricity (electr...
 
Nipponkoa Insurance Wins Environment Minister's Award for Projects Using J-VER Offset Credits

August 18, 2014

Corporate

 

Nipponkoa Insurance Wins Environment Minister's Award for Projects Using J-VER Offset Credits

The Carbon Offset Network (Co-Net) announced on February 14, 2014, the winners ...
 
Kitakyushu's Support for Green City Development Helps Businesses Expand in Asia

May 23, 2014

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Kitakyushu's Support for Green City Development Helps Businesses Expand in Asia

The Kitakyushu Asian Center for Low Carbon Society, established in June 2010, h...
 
Japanese Insurance Companies Launch Fire Insurance  for Wind-Power Generation Operators

May 21, 2014

Corporate

 

Japanese Insurance Companies Launch Fire Insurance for Wind-Power Generation Operators

Nipponkoa Insurance Co. and Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. launched fire insurance ...
 
Nagano Company Adds New Local Products to Gift Catalog

May 19, 2014

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

Nagano Company Adds New Local Products to Gift Catalog

Jimoto, a Nagano-based company working to help revitalize local communities by ...
 
Company in Southern Japan Helping to Revitalize Community through Renewable Energy

May 12, 2014

Renewable Energy

 

Company in Southern Japan Helping to Revitalize Community through Renewable Energy

Satsuma Shizen Energy Co. is a joint venture established in 2012 by small local...
 
Internet Media Company Conducts Survey on Happiness Levels of Japanese People

April 22, 2014

Well-Being

 

Internet Media Company Conducts Survey on Happiness Levels of Japanese People

Livesense Inc., an Internet media company with a business philosophy of "Happin...
 
'Foodloss Challenge Project' Launched

April 18, 2014

Food

 

'Foodloss Challenge Project' Launched

The Foodloss Challenge Project, an organization established in Japan in Decembe...
 
'CDP Japan 500 Climate Change Report 2013' Indicates Improved Corporate Disclosure, Performance

March 25, 2014

Non-manufacturing industry

 

'CDP Japan 500 Climate Change Report 2013' Indicates Improved Corporate Disclosure, Performance

CDP released its report on the climate change activities of 500 major Japanese ...
 
Keidanren Proposes Housing and Town Planning More Suitable for Japan's Aging Population

March 19, 2014

Aging Society

 

Keidanren Proposes Housing and Town Planning More Suitable for Japan's Aging Population

The Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) released on December 7, 2013, a polic...
 
Peak Shaving Behavior Proves Most Effective at Enhancing the Company Brand Value

March 15, 2014

Energy Conservation

 

Peak Shaving Behavior Proves Most Effective at Enhancing the Company Brand Value

A study conducted by the Brand Strategy Institute (BSI: a general incorporated ...
 
Local Businesses Commission Disabled Workers to Maintain Solar Power System

February 26, 2014

Diversity

 

Local Businesses Commission Disabled Workers to Maintain Solar Power System

An association of solar power installation businesses in Misawa, a city in nort...
 
Corporate Competition for Mt. Fuji Clean-up Activities

February 24, 2014

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Corporate Competition for Mt. Fuji Clean-up Activities

On October 19, 2013, "Corporate Competition! MOTTAINAI Mt. Fuji Clean-up Compet...
 
Company Introduces Dishes Cooked with Hot Spring Water

February 5, 2014

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Company Introduces Dishes Cooked with Hot Spring Water

The Matsunoyama Chamber of Commerce in Niigata Prefecture introduced at "Food Me...
 
Private Sector-Led Awarding Program Promotes Work-Life Balance

January 28, 2014

Diversity

 

Private Sector-Led Awarding Program Promotes Work-Life Balance

The Promotion Committee for Work-life Balance consisting of volunteers from ind...
 
New Reconstruction Business Base Opens in Tsunami-damaged City of Natori, Miyagi Prefecture

January 20, 2014

Disaster Reconstruction

 

New Reconstruction Business Base Opens in Tsunami-damaged City of Natori, Miyagi Prefecture

A retail business facility named "Roku Farm Atalata" opened September 29, 2013,...
 
Aizu Electric Power Company Established to Achieve Electricity Self-Sufficiency in Fukushima within Ten Years

January 17, 2014

Renewable Energy

 

Aizu Electric Power Company Established to Achieve Electricity Self-Sufficiency in Fukushima within Ten Years

Aizu Electric Power Company was established in August 2013 to create a system to...
 
Steady Corporate Philanthropic Activities Observed for 2012 --Keidanren

January 15, 2014

Manufacturing industry

 

Steady Corporate Philanthropic Activities Observed for 2012 --Keidanren

The Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) Committee on Corporate Philanthropy an...
 
Japanese Research Institute Reveals More Than Half of People Surveyed Unprepared for Global Warming

January 11, 2014

Climate Change Adaptation

 

Japanese Research Institute Reveals More Than Half of People Surveyed Unprepared for Global Warming

An Internet survey about the effects of global warming, conducted from August 6 ...
 
Nipponkoa Insurance Achieves Carbon Neutrality in FY2012

December 30, 2013

Renewable Energy

 

Nipponkoa Insurance Achieves Carbon Neutrality in FY2012

The Nipponkoa Insurance Co. announced on August 2, 2013, that it achieved carbo...
 
Major Japanese Retailer Awarded Environmental Grand Prize for Refrigerator, Freezer Display Cases that Use Natural Refrigerants

December 29, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Major Japanese Retailer Awarded Environmental Grand Prize for Refrigerator, Freezer Display Cases that Use Natural Refrigerants

Aeon Co., a major Japanese retailer, announced on September 4, 2013, that its ef...
 
Retail Chain Stops Providing Free Plastic Shopping Bags at All Stores

December 23, 2013

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Retail Chain Stops Providing Free Plastic Shopping Bags at All Stores

Aeon Co., a major Japanese retailer, announced on September 11, 2013, that as of...
 
Solar Partners and IOM Launch Solar Lantern Donation Project in Somalia

December 19, 2013

Renewable Energy

 

Solar Partners and IOM Launch Solar Lantern Donation Project in Somalia

Solar Partners Co., a Japanese company operating a network of solar power insta...
 
Third Social Innovator Competition Selects 16 Entrepreneurs for Final Presentation

December 13, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Third Social Innovator Competition Selects 16 Entrepreneurs for Final Presentation

The Institute for Strategic Leadership (ISL, Center for Social Innovation) of Ja...
 
High School Students and Companies Prove Effects of Roof Greening with Used Tatami Mats

December 5, 2013

Education

 

High School Students and Companies Prove Effects of Roof Greening with Used Tatami Mats

Kanagawa Prefecture announced on August 6, 2013, that joint research conducted...
 
Online Store Showcases Products Made Locally in Disaster-Stricken Area to Boost Local Economy, Maintain Connections Nationwide

November 30, 2013

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Online Store Showcases Products Made Locally in Disaster-Stricken Area to Boost Local Economy, Maintain Connections Nationwide

On December 14, 2011, people aiming to help boost commerce in the area hit by t...
 
Coastal Amusement Park in Japan Installs Seawater Heat Pump to Save Energy

November 13, 2013

Energy Conservation

 

Coastal Amusement Park in Japan Installs Seawater Heat Pump to Save Energy

Yokohama Hakkeijima Inc., the company operating Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Para...
 
Database of Sensory Characteristics of Elderly and Challenged Persons Open to Public

November 2, 2013

Aging Society

 

Database of Sensory Characteristics of Elderly and Challenged Persons Open to Public

The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)...
 
Itochu to Ban Late Night Overtime and Encourage Morning-focused Working Style

October 31, 2013

Well-Being

 

Itochu to Ban Late Night Overtime and Encourage Morning-focused Working Style

Itochu Corp., a major Japanese trading company launched a new initiative on ...
 
District Heating and Cooling of Tokyo Sky Tree Area Largely Reduces Energy Use, CO2 Emissions

October 29, 2013

Energy Conservation

 

District Heating and Cooling of Tokyo Sky Tree Area Largely Reduces Energy Use, CO2 Emissions

Two Tokyo-based companies--Tobu Railway Co., a major private railway operato...
 
Japanese Bank Provides World's First Loan Product Reflecting Company Dependence on Natural Capital

October 28, 2013

Money

 

Japanese Bank Provides World's First Loan Product Reflecting Company Dependence on Natural Capital

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, a major bank in Japan, announced on April 5, 201...
 
40% of Japanese Know about Fair Trade, Survey Says

October 27, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

40% of Japanese Know about Fair Trade, Survey Says

Japan's NTTCom Online Marketing Solutions Corporation, the provider of an in...
 
Retail Chain Announces Plans for One of the Largest EV-Charging Networks in Japan

October 19, 2013

Transportation / Mobility

 

Retail Chain Announces Plans for One of the Largest EV-Charging Networks in Japan

Aeon Co, a major Japanese retailer, announced on July 19, 2013, that it is stepp...
 
JR West's 'Sheep Project' Makes Everyone Happy

October 2, 2013

Transportation / Mobility

 

JR West's 'Sheep Project' Makes Everyone Happy

West Japan Railway Company (JR West), a major Japanese railway company, anno...
 
Japanese Hotel Association Suggests Ways for Geothermal Power Generation to Coexist with Hot Spring Resorts

October 1, 2013

Renewable Energy

 

Japanese Hotel Association Suggests Ways for Geothermal Power Generation to Coexist with Hot Spring Resorts

The All Japan Ryokan Hotel Association (ARHA) released in March 2013 a repor...
 
Loans to Female Entrepreneurs by Japan Finance Corporation Increase Significantly

September 21, 2013

Money

 

Loans to Female Entrepreneurs by Japan Finance Corporation Increase Significantly

The Japan Finance Corporation (JFC) announced, on April 22, 2013, the data on lo...
 
Town-Financed Convenience Store Providing Support to Marginal Communities

September 18, 2013

Population Decline

 

Town-Financed Convenience Store Providing Support to Marginal Communities

Since its opening in August 2011, the Lawson store (a major convenience sto...
 
 Eco-Cooking - Tokyo Gas Co.

September 17, 2013

Newsletter

 

Eco-Cooking - Tokyo Gas Co.

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 104) http://www.to...
 
Previously Untapped Water Discharge from Japanese Dam Now Generates Electricity for 300 Households

September 17, 2013

Energy Conservation

 

Previously Untapped Water Discharge from Japanese Dam Now Generates Electricity for 300 Households

The Chugoku Electric Power Co. announced on April 10, 2013, that it had star...
 
Takenaka and Ajinomoto Win Prizes at 22nd Global Environment Awards

September 15, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Takenaka and Ajinomoto Win Prizes at 22nd Global Environment Awards

Aiming to attain industrial growth and harmony with the global environment, Fuji...
 
Aleph Inc. Offered Biodiesel Fuel Made from Used Cooking Oil at Yosakoi Soran Festival in Sapporo

August 30, 2013

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Aleph Inc. Offered Biodiesel Fuel Made from Used Cooking Oil at Yosakoi Soran Festival in Sapporo

Aleph Inc., a Japanese company managing 300 restaurants led by the hamburger...
 
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