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Suntory Develops New Plastic Bottle

March 17, 2011

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Suntory Develops New Plastic Bottle

Suntory Beverage and Food Limited will release the new series of "Suntory Na...
 
Recycling Project to Transform Waste into Energy Underway on Remote Island

March 8, 2011

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Recycling Project to Transform Waste into Energy Underway on Remote Island

The Japan Association of Marine Safety (JAMS) has been working against drift...
 
Japan's First Plant for Manufacturing Ethanol from Tangerine Residue Reaches Completion

March 6, 2011

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Japan's First Plant for Manufacturing Ethanol from Tangerine Residue Reaches Completion

A pilot plant for manufacturing bioethanol fuel from the residue from tangeri...
 
Wacoal to Run 2011 Bra Recycling Campaign in Japan and Taiwan

March 3, 2011

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Wacoal to Run 2011 Bra Recycling Campaign in Japan and Taiwan

Wacoal Corp., Japan's leading underwear manufacturer, announced on November ...
 
Onward Holdings Releases Biodegradable Men's Clothing

February 28, 2011

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Onward Holdings Releases Biodegradable Men's Clothing

Japanese apparel maker and retailer Onward Holdings Co. released its newly devel...
 
Dowa Group Commercializes its Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Operations

February 19, 2011

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Dowa Group Commercializes its Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Operations

Dowa Holding Co., a Japanese company whose operations range anywhere from non-fe...
 
Chinese Restaurant Chain Recycles its Food Waste to Grow Vegetables

February 17, 2011

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Chinese Restaurant Chain Recycles its Food Waste to Grow Vegetables

Ohsho Food Service Corporation's nationwide Chinese restaurant chain in Japan, "...
 
Project Launched Using Local Currency to Encourage Collection of Wood from Forest Thinning

February 9, 2011

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Project Launched Using Local Currency to Encourage Collection of Wood from Forest Thinning

"The Executive Committee for Woody Posting Station" in Chizu-cho, Tottori Pref...
 
Panasonic Successfully Converts Unrecyclable Residue into Harmless Gas

February 8, 2011

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Panasonic Successfully Converts Unrecyclable Residue into Harmless Gas

Panasonic Corporation, a leading Japanese electronics manufacturer, and its ...
 
Takuma to Develop Manure-Fired Biomass Power Plant

January 21, 2011

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Takuma to Develop Manure-Fired Biomass Power Plant

Takuma Co., which conducts business in biomass power generation and various fact...
 
Nissan and Sumitomo Establish Joint Company for Research on Second-Life Use of Lithium-Ion Batteries

December 27, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Nissan and Sumitomo Establish Joint Company for Research on Second-Life Use of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Japan's Nissan Motor Co. and Sumitomo Corp. announced on September 15, 2010, tha...
 
Toyota Auto Body to Participate in Dakar Rally using 100 Percent BDF Utilizing Waste Cooking Oil with Help from Local Junior High School

December 26, 2010

Renewable Energy

 

Toyota Auto Body to Participate in Dakar Rally using 100 Percent BDF Utilizing Waste Cooking Oil with Help from Local Junior High School

Toyota Auto Body Co., a subsidiary of the Toyota group, was presented with waste...
 
Village Promotes Waste Cooking Oil Recycling with Gift of Tofu

December 16, 2010

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Village Promotes Waste Cooking Oil Recycling with Gift of Tofu

Samegawa Village in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, started a project to recycle wa...
 
Support for Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling with Cloud Computing

December 8, 2010

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Support for Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling with Cloud Computing

Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, the world's largest ship classification society in Japan, a...
 
Mitsubishi Electric Recovers Three Major Kinds of Highly Pure Plastic for First Time in Japan

November 17, 2010

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Mitsubishi Electric Recovers Three Major Kinds of Highly Pure Plastic for First Time in Japan

Japan's Mitsubishi Electric Corp. started large-scale recycling of highly pu...
 
Japanese Companies Develop Large Air-Conditioning Unit that Uses Untapped Thermal Energy

October 14, 2010

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Japanese Companies Develop Large Air-Conditioning Unit that Uses Untapped Thermal Energy

Tokyo Gas Co. and Hitachi Appliances Inc. announced on February 8, 2010, tha...
 
Study on PV Modules Recycling System Starts in Kitakyushu City

October 4, 2010

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Study on PV Modules Recycling System Starts in Kitakyushu City

Japan's Kitakyushu City and the Kitakyushu Foundation for the Advancement o...
 
Closed-loop Recycling Project of School Gym Uniforms Launched in Kyoto

September 30, 2010

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Closed-loop Recycling Project of School Gym Uniforms Launched in Kyoto

Teijin Fibers Ltd., a leading manufacturer of polyester fiber in Japan, anno...
 
Kawasaki Plant Systems Wins Build-Operate Contract for Waste Incineration & Biogas Generation Complex

September 28, 2010

Renewable Energy

 

Kawasaki Plant Systems Wins Build-Operate Contract for Waste Incineration & Biogas Generation Complex

Kawasaki Plant Systems, Ltd. of the Kawasaki Heavy Industries Group announced on...
 
Compost Reduces Waste and Produces Flowers

September 25, 2010

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Compost Reduces Waste and Produces Flowers

Local governments in Japan have been reducing kitchen waste by composting it. To...
 
Shibukasa, an Umbrella Lending Service

September 6, 2010

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Shibukasa, an Umbrella Lending Service

The social project team Symbol of Life (SOL) has started an umbrella lending...
 
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...
 
World's First Plastic-Sorting Robot Recognizes Six Types of Plastic

August 27, 2010

Environmental Technology

 

World's First Plastic-Sorting Robot Recognizes Six Types of Plastic

Japanese control instrument manufacturer IDEC Corp., Mitsubishi Electric Eng...
 
NPO Launches Used Book Project to Support Unemployed Young People

August 23, 2010

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NPO Launches Used Book Project to Support Unemployed Young People

The Japanese non-profit organization "Sodateage" Net, ("sodateage" means 'ed...
 
Ehime Prefecture to Manufacture Biofuel from Residue of Tangerine Juice Production

August 19, 2010

Renewable Energy

 

Ehime Prefecture to Manufacture Biofuel from Residue of Tangerine Juice Production

Ehime Prefecture, which produces the largest amount of citrus fruits in Japa...
 
Takenaka Corp. Jointly Develops 'Urban Biogas System'

August 14, 2010

Renewable Energy

 

Takenaka Corp. Jointly Develops 'Urban Biogas System'

Takenaka, a leading Japanese construction company, along with Kobelco Eco-Soluti...
 
Japanese Watch Retailer Runs Used Watch 'Rescue' Campaign Nationwide

July 30, 2010

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Japanese Watch Retailer Runs Used Watch 'Rescue' Campaign Nationwide

TiCTAC, a watch shop chain in Japan whose slogan is "Let's Appreciate Watche...
 
Cafe Chain Serves Drinks in Self-Developed Recycled Glasses

July 7, 2010

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Cafe Chain Serves Drinks in Self-Developed Recycled Glasses

Pronto Corporation, which operates a chain of cafes, developed the Pronto Ec...
 
Major Japanese Electronics Retailers Announce Sales Campaigns for LED Products

July 6, 2010

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Major Japanese Electronics Retailers Announce Sales Campaigns for LED Products

The major Japanese electronics retailers Bic Camera Co. and Yodobashi Camera...
 
Sony Draws Up 'Road to Zero' Plan for Zero Environmental Footprint

July 5, 2010

Climate Change

 

Sony Draws Up 'Road to Zero' Plan for Zero Environmental Footprint

Sony Corporation announced on April 7, 2010, the launch of a new environment...
 
Used Ink Cartridges Recycling Project Donates Funds to UNEP

June 27, 2010

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Used Ink Cartridges Recycling Project Donates Funds to UNEP

Six Japanese companies that sell inkjet printers, including Canon Marketing...
 
UNIQLO to Recycle and Donate Clothing Year-Round

June 21, 2010

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UNIQLO to Recycle and Donate Clothing Year-Round

UNIQLO Co., a leading Japanese clothing retail chain, announced on February ...
 
Japanese Virtual Idol Singer Enlisted to Promote Cellphone Recycling

June 20, 2010

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Japanese Virtual Idol Singer Enlisted to Promote Cellphone Recycling

Japan's Ministry of the Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) teamed up with po...
 
Tomy Develops Eco-Car Powered by Juice

June 1, 2010

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Tomy Develops Eco-Car Powered by Juice

Tomy Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese toy company, exhibited a prototype of a r...
 
Aleph Wins Grand Prize at Minister's Award for Food Recycling Promotion

May 18, 2010

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Aleph Wins Grand Prize at Minister's Award for Food Recycling Promotion

Japan's Ministry of the Environment announced on February 8, 2010, that the ...
 
Japan's Top Mobile Phone Company Experiments with Closed-Loop Recycling System

May 17, 2010

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Japan's Top Mobile Phone Company Experiments with Closed-Loop Recycling System

NTT DoComo Inc., Japan's leading mobile phone carrier, conducted an experiment o...
 
Bringing Personal Shopping Bags to Support Local Environmental Conservation

May 13, 2010

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Bringing Personal Shopping Bags to Support Local Environmental Conservation

Marui Group Co., a large Japanese retailer, launched an environmental conser...
 
Hitachi Launches R&D on Rare Earth Magnet Recycling

May 9, 2010

Environmental Technology

 

Hitachi Launches R&D on Rare Earth Magnet Recycling

Hitachi Ltd., a leading general electronics manufacturer in Japan, announced the...
 
Materials Recycling Facility Opens for Business in Kawasaki City

May 3, 2010

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Materials Recycling Facility Opens for Business in Kawasaki City

AMITA CORPORATION, a leading Japanese materials recycling company, opened it...
 
MUJI Conducts Clothes Recycling Project, Aims for 100% Recycling

May 1, 2010

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MUJI Conducts Clothes Recycling Project, Aims for 100% Recycling

Ryohin Keikaku Co., a company involved in product planning and development, ...
 
City of Itoshima Promoting Household Composting to Encourage a Zero-Waste Society

April 30, 2010

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City of Itoshima Promoting Household Composting to Encourage a Zero-Waste Society

The Japan Agricultural Cooperatives (JA) Itoshima Agri shop in the city of Itosh...
 
NIMS Develops Small Device for Extracting Rare Metals from Urban Mines

April 23, 2010

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NIMS Develops Small Device for Extracting Rare Metals from Urban Mines

The National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) announced on December 17, 20...
 
Reusable Food Containers at Soccer Stadium Contribute to CO2 Reduction

April 21, 2010

Climate Change

 

Reusable Food Containers at Soccer Stadium Contribute to CO2 Reduction

The City of Kawasaki announced on December 24, 2009, that it successfully reduce...
 
Amount of Recycled Industrial Waste Increases, Amount Sent to Landfill Decreases in FY2007

April 18, 2010

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Amount of Recycled Industrial Waste Increases, Amount Sent to Landfill Decreases in FY2007

Japan's Ministry of the Environment released on January 14, 2010, the results of...
 
Softbank Mobile Reduces Use of Paper by Digitized User's Manual

April 4, 2010

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Softbank Mobile Reduces Use of Paper by Digitized User's Manual

SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp., a major mobile phone company, announced on December 4, 20...
 
Coca-Cola Japan to Introduce Sugarcane-based PET Bottles for Its Beverages

March 24, 2010

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Coca-Cola Japan to Introduce Sugarcane-based PET Bottles for Its Beverages

Coca-Cola Japan announced on December 17, 2009, that it would introduce a domest...
 
Japanese Paper Making Use of Local Wood Helps Combat Global Warming and Loss of Biodiversity

February 28, 2010

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Japanese Paper Making Use of Local Wood Helps Combat Global Warming and Loss of Biodiversity

Chuetsu Pulp & Paper Co., a Japanese manufacturer of printing paper, newspap...
 
METI Provides Gift Voucher Incentive to Promote Mobile Phone Recycling

February 26, 2010

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METI Provides Gift Voucher Incentive to Promote Mobile Phone Recycling

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) kicked off a nationwi...
 
Lamb Raised on Wine Lees on Sale in Japan

February 2, 2010

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Lamb Raised on Wine Lees on Sale in Japan

Fujisan Farm, located in Fujiyoshida City in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, st...
 
Ajinomoto to Recycle Empty Fruit Bunch for Seasonal Gift Packaging

February 1, 2010

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Ajinomoto to Recycle Empty Fruit Bunch for Seasonal Gift Packaging

Ajinomoto Co., a world-renowned food products manufacturer, started selling ...
 
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