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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 ...
 
Survey Ranks Kamakura as Top Japanese City in Waste Recycling for 4th Straight Year,

January 20, 2010

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Survey Ranks Kamakura as Top Japanese City in Waste Recycling for 4th Straight Year,

According to a survey on general (non-industrial) waste disposal nationwide duri...
 
Candle Night Uses 25,000 Eco-Candles in Fukui Prefecture

January 5, 2010

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Candle Night Uses 25,000 Eco-Candles in Fukui Prefecture

Ikeda Eco-Candle Executive Committee in Ikeda, Fukui Prefecture, Japan, held...
 
Japanese Fiber Manufacturer Promoting Closed-Loop Clothing Recycling System in China

January 3, 2010

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Japanese Fiber Manufacturer Promoting Closed-Loop Clothing Recycling System in China

Teijin Fibers Ltd., a leading manufacturer of polyester fiber in Japan, announce...
 
Ministry Reveals Deposit System for Reusable bottles, Reports Little Effect on Sales

December 18, 2009

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Ministry Reveals Deposit System for Reusable bottles, Reports Little Effect on Sales

The Japan's Ministry of the Environment released on August 7, 2009, the res...
 
Japanese City Starts Collecting Used Cooking Oil to Fuel Transit Buses

December 15, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Japanese City Starts Collecting Used Cooking Oil to Fuel Transit Buses

In September 2009, the city of Higashiomi launched a used cooking oil collec...
 
Japanese Universities Adopt Easy-To-Recycle Food Containers

December 6, 2009

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Japanese Universities Adopt Easy-To-Recycle Food Containers

An increasing number of universities in Japan are packing lunches in environ...
 
All Nippon Airways' E-Flights Campaign Offers Eco-Friendly Services

December 5, 2009

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All Nippon Airways' E-Flights Campaign Offers Eco-Friendly Services

The All Nippon Airways (ANA) Group, a leading Japanese airline group, introd...
 
Constructed Wetland Facility Established by Japanese University Purifies Livestock Farming Drainage

December 4, 2009

Environmental Technology

 

Constructed Wetland Facility Established by Japanese University Purifies Livestock Farming Drainage

The Field Science Center at Tohoku University, Naruko Onsen, Osaki City, Miy...
 
A SEED JAPAN's Zero-Waste Approach a Big Success at Outdoor Concerts

December 1, 2009

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A SEED JAPAN's Zero-Waste Approach a Big Success at Outdoor Concerts

The "Zero-Waste Navigation," program conducted by international environmenta...
 
Enjoy Special Lunch with 'Green' Vegetables at Ward Office

October 27, 2009

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Enjoy Special Lunch with 'Green' Vegetables at Ward Office

Asao Ward of Kawasaki City in Kanagawa Prefecture has begun serving eco-frie...
 
UNIQLO Collects over One Million Pieces of Used Clothing in March Campaign

October 16, 2009

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UNIQLO Collects over One Million Pieces of Used Clothing in March Campaign

UNIQLO Co., a leading Japanese clothing retailer, announced on May 29, 2009,...
 
Survey shows Big Jump in Office Workers Bringing Drink Containers to Work

October 14, 2009

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Survey shows Big Jump in Office Workers Bringing Drink Containers to Work

Mizkan Group, a Japanese food and seasoning manufacturing group, conducted a s...
 
MOE Releases Home Appliance Recycling Results in FY2008

October 9, 2009

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MOE Releases Home Appliance Recycling Results in FY2008

Japan's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) published a report on June 2, 2009, ab...
 
Shoulder Bags Made of Used Fire Hoses Go on Sale

September 15, 2009

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Shoulder Bags Made of Used Fire Hoses Go on Sale

A new line of carrying bags, made of discarded fire hoses, has been on the m...
 
Next Energy and Resources Co. Finds Use for 25 year-old Solar Panels

August 3, 2009

Renewable Energy

 

Next Energy and Resources Co. Finds Use for 25 year-old Solar Panels

Next Energy and Resources Co., a Japanese company that supports the use of n...
 
Panasonic Group Company Wins 'Supply Chain Resource Conservation Model Grand Prize'

July 26, 2009

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Panasonic Group Company Wins 'Supply Chain Resource Conservation Model Grand Prize'

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan announced on March 1...
 
Mazda Develops World's First Automatic Bumper Recycling Process

July 24, 2009

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Mazda Develops World's First Automatic Bumper Recycling Process

Mazda Motor Corp., one of Japan's leading automakers, announced on March 23, 200...
 
Japanese Firm Aims to Achieve Zero Packaging Waste with 'ECO-TURN'

July 10, 2009

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Japanese Firm Aims to Achieve Zero Packaging Waste with 'ECO-TURN'

ASKUL Corporation, a Tokyo-based total office support service provider, laun...
 
New Solar Film Utilizing Indoor Light to be Commercialized by 2010 in Japan

June 27, 2009

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New Solar Film Utilizing Indoor Light to be Commercialized by 2010 in Japan

Toppan Forms Co., a Japanese information management solution company, announ...
 
Certification and Dissemination System for Recycled Food Enters Operational Stage

June 25, 2009

Policy / Systems

 

Certification and Dissemination System for Recycled Food Enters Operational Stage

The Japan Food Industry Center (JFIC) and the Japan Soil Association (JSA) began...
 
Elephants and Sweet Potatoes to Feed Osaka's Closed-Loop Project to Mitigate Heat Island Effects

June 23, 2009

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Elephants and Sweet Potatoes to Feed Osaka's Closed-Loop Project to Mitigate Heat Island Effects

The mayor of Osaka, Kunio Hiramatsu, announced on February 18, 2009, that t...
 
Seiyu Introduces Biodegradable PLA Containers

June 19, 2009

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Seiyu Introduces Biodegradable PLA Containers

Seiyu Ltd., a major Japanese supermarket chain, announced on March 13, 2009,...
 
Revised Law Requires Recycling of Additional Home Appliances

June 3, 2009

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Revised Law Requires Recycling of Additional Home Appliances

An amendment to the Law for the Recycling of Specified Kinds of Home Appliances ...
 
Japanese Gov't Launches Study Group to Research Recovery of Phosphorus from Sewage

May 20, 2009

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Japanese Gov't Launches Study Group to Research Recovery of Phosphorus from Sewage

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) announced...
 
Green School Festivals Spreading in Japan

May 2, 2009

Education

 

Green School Festivals Spreading in Japan

University students in Japan are working to make their annual school festivals m...
 
Local Governments' Efforts to Reduce Plastic Bags Spread Nationwide

April 28, 2009

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Local Governments' Efforts to Reduce Plastic Bags Spread Nationwide

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) of Japan conducted a nationwide surve...
 
Used Bottle Caps Funding Polio Vaccines for World's Children

April 15, 2009

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Used Bottle Caps Funding Polio Vaccines for World's Children

The Ecocap Movement, a Japanese nonprofit organization (NPO) in Yokohama, Ka...
 
NIMS Develops Simplified Method to Recover Rare Metals from Urban Mine

April 7, 2009

Environmental Technology

 

NIMS Develops Simplified Method to Recover Rare Metals from Urban Mine

Japan's National Institute for Material Science (NIMS) announced that it had...
 
No More Plastics Bags: McDonald's Promotes Simpler Packaging

April 2, 2009

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No More Plastics Bags: McDonald's Promotes Simpler Packaging

As part of its efforts to reduce environmental impact, McDonald's Japan bega...
 
Test Project on Bioethanol Fuel from Rice Straw Starts in Akita

March 28, 2009

Renewable Energy

 

Test Project on Bioethanol Fuel from Rice Straw Starts in Akita

The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries recently annou...
 
Mold Found to Decompose Biodegradable Plastics Effectively

March 27, 2009

Environmental Technology

 

Mold Found to Decompose Biodegradable Plastics Effectively

Japan's National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences announced on Oct...
 
Most of Japanese Municipalities Collect PET Bottles Separately

March 7, 2009

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Most of Japanese Municipalities Collect PET Bottles Separately

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) of Japan released on October 28, 2008,...
 
Japanese NPO Promoting Food Bank to Make Effective Use of Food

February 24, 2009

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Japanese NPO Promoting Food Bank to Make Effective Use of Food

A Japanese food bank operates to collect food products that are discarded du...
 
AIST Releases Software that Analyzes Product Life Cycles for Environmental Impact

February 17, 2009

Environmental Technology

 

AIST Releases Software that Analyzes Product Life Cycles for Environmental Impact

Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) ...
 
Teijin Fibers Closed-Loop Recycling System Welcomes 100th Participant

February 12, 2009

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Teijin Fibers Closed-Loop Recycling System Welcomes 100th Participant

Teijin Fibers Limited, a Japanese polyester polymers, fibers and textiles co...
 
Panasonic to Halve Use of Glass Material by Expanding the Recycling of Fluorescent Lamps

January 26, 2009

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Panasonic to Halve Use of Glass Material by Expanding the Recycling of Fluorescent Lamps

Panasonic Corp. announced on August 21, 2008, that it will expand the recycling ...
 
Results Presented of Nationwide Survey for Promoting System of Charging for Plastic Bags

January 12, 2009

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Results Presented of Nationwide Survey for Promoting System of Charging for Plastic Bags

The Nationwide Network Conducting 3Rs for Containers and Packages (3R Network) o...
 
Over 600 Stores in Nagoya City to Charge for Plastic Shopping Bags

January 5, 2009

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Over 600 Stores in Nagoya City to Charge for Plastic Shopping Bags

The Nagoya City government in Aichi prefecture will start a scheme to charg...
 
Ninety Percent of Shoppers Carry Own Bags After Supermarkets in Yamagata Start Charging for Plastic Bags

January 4, 2009

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Ninety Percent of Shoppers Carry Own Bags After Supermarkets in Yamagata Start Charging for Plastic Bags

The mayor of Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture in northern Japan announced at a...
 
Mitsubishi Electric to Recycle Plastic from Old Home Electronics in New Products

December 31, 2008

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Mitsubishi Electric to Recycle Plastic from Old Home Electronics in New Products

Japan's Mitsubishi Electric Corp. announced on August 20, 2008, that it plans to...
 
Convenience Store Chain to Further Promote Eco-Friendly Packaging

December 30, 2008

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Convenience Store Chain to Further Promote Eco-Friendly Packaging

Family Mart Co., one of Japan's leading convenience store chains, announced ...
 
MOE Adopts Eight Eco-Community Projects for Developing Sound Material-Cycle Society

December 25, 2008

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MOE Adopts Eight Eco-Community Projects for Developing Sound Material-Cycle Society

Japan's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) announced on July 18, 2008, that it ha...
 
Japanese Non-Profit Group Spreading Anti-litter Message Across Country and Beyond

December 23, 2008

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Japanese Non-Profit Group Spreading Anti-litter Message Across Country and Beyond

Green Bird, a non-profit organization launched in 2003 by a group of young peopl...
 
Convenience Stores Conduct Plastic Bag Reduction Campaign

December 22, 2008

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Convenience Stores Conduct Plastic Bag Reduction Campaign

The Japan Franchise Association campaigned to reduce plastic bag consumption at ...
 
Kitakyushu, Sony Start Test Collection of Used Small Electronics

December 20, 2008

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Kitakyushu, Sony Start Test Collection of Used Small Electronics

Kitakyushu City in Southern Japan and Sony Corporation started a demonstration e...
 
Efforts for Reuse of Glass Bottles Expanding in Southern Kyushu

December 14, 2008

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Efforts for Reuse of Glass Bottles Expanding in Southern Kyushu

Efforts to reuse 900-ml glass bottles marked with the initial R (reuse, retu...
 
Sumitomo Corporation Establishes Joint Venture to Collect and Recycle Beverage Containers

December 6, 2008

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Sumitomo Corporation Establishes Joint Venture to Collect and Recycle Beverage Containers

On June 24, 2008, Sumitomo Corporation, a major Japanese general trading company...
 
New Technology Developed for Low-Cost, Clean Incineration of Biomass Waste

November 24, 2008

Environmental Technology

 

New Technology Developed for Low-Cost, Clean Incineration of Biomass Waste

A joint research team led by Professor Takeshi Sako at the Graduate School of Sc...
 
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