Transportation / Mobility

Auto Sales Industry Cooperates to Tackle Social Responsibility: Examples from Yamagata, Japan

August 14, 2016

Newsletter

 

Auto Sales Industry Cooperates to Tackle Social Responsibility: Examples from Yamagata, Japan

Cars are a necessity of life for people who live outside of major cities. At t...
 
'Community Car Sharing' Supports the Bond of Mutual Aid

April 28, 2016

Newsletter

 

'Community Car Sharing' Supports the Bond of Mutual Aid

Even before the disaster, Japan's Tohoku (northeastern) region had many areas ...
 
Sewage Sludge to Provide Electricity for 5,000 Households and Hydrogen to Power Vehicles

February 24, 2016

Renewable Energy

 

Sewage Sludge to Provide Electricity for 5,000 Households and Hydrogen to Power Vehicles

Saitama Prefecture, Japan, will launch a biomass power generation project util...
 
Main Street of Kyoto Develops into Pedestrian-Centric Space

August 7, 2015

Transportation / Mobility

 

Main Street of Kyoto Develops into Pedestrian-Centric Space

An improvement project has been underway on Shijo Street in Kyoto City, the ci...
 
Kyoto Tackles Mission of Becoming World-Class Bike-Friendly City

March 15, 2015

Transportation / Mobility

 

Kyoto Tackles Mission of Becoming World-Class Bike-Friendly City

Kyoto City released on December 10, 2014, the draft version of a revised compre...
 
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...
 
Kitakyushu to Realize Zero-Emission Transportation System Using Solar-Powered Electric Buses

May 15, 2014

Transportation / Mobility

 

Kitakyushu to Realize Zero-Emission Transportation System Using Solar-Powered Electric Buses

Kitakyushu in southern Japan, with the aim of creating "a world environmental c...
 
Toyota Aqua is World's Most Efficient Hybrid Car

April 14, 2014

Corporate

 

Toyota Aqua is World's Most Efficient Hybrid Car

Toyota Motor Corporation began sales of an improved model of its Aqua compact hy...
 
Saitama City Reduces CO2 Emissions from Fleet Vehicles

April 5, 2014

Transportation / Mobility

 

Saitama City Reduces CO2 Emissions from Fleet Vehicles

Saitama City, announced on September 30, 2013, that it had reduced the annual c...
 
Toyama City Works Toward Compact City Utilizing Public Transportation

March 27, 2014

Transportation / Mobility

 

Toyama City Works Toward Compact City Utilizing Public Transportation

Toyama City in Toyama Prefecture is one of the largest cities in Japan and loca...
 
NEDO, Kyoto University Develop Uninterrupted Automotive Transmission

March 5, 2014

Transportation / Mobility

 

NEDO, Kyoto University Develop Uninterrupted Automotive Transmission

Kyoto University and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organ...
 
Kashiwa City Announces Progress in ITS Smart City Project

February 1, 2014

Transportation / Mobility

 

Kashiwa City Announces Progress in ITS Smart City Project

The Kashiwa ITS Promotion Council, composed of Kashiwa City of Chiba Prefecture...
 
Resident-Led Efforts to Secure Local Public Transport Systems

January 1, 2014

Newsletter

 

Resident-Led Efforts to Secure Local Public Transport Systems

One of the problems emerging from Japan's decreasing population and aging s...
 
Japanese Institute Launches Field Trial of Mobility Robot Transport

November 22, 2013

Transportation / Mobility

 

Japanese Institute Launches Field Trial of Mobility Robot Transport

The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in...
 
Honda Motor Co. Partners with Saitama City on Ultra Lightweight Vehicle Experiment

November 6, 2013

Transportation / Mobility

 

Honda Motor Co. Partners with Saitama City on Ultra Lightweight Vehicle Experiment

Saitama City, in Saitama Prefecture, and Honda Motor Co. announced a joint ventu...
 
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...
 
Hydrogen Refueling Station Incorporated in Retail Gasoline Station Opens

August 25, 2013

Fossil Fuels

 

Hydrogen Refueling Station Incorporated in Retail Gasoline Station Opens

The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) ann...
 
 Buy Flowers Downtown and Ride the Train for Free? A Look at Toyama's Creative Approaches to Being a Vibrant City in a Time of Depopulation

August 13, 2013

Newsletter

 

Buy Flowers Downtown and Ride the Train for Free? A Look at Toyama's Creative Approaches to Being a Vibrant City in a Time of Depopulation

Toyama City is the capital of Toyama Prefecture, located in the Hokuriku r...
 
Japanese Railway Company to Build a Mega Solar Power Plant in Rail Yard

May 23, 2013

Transportation / Mobility

 

Japanese Railway Company to Build a Mega Solar Power Plant in Rail Yard

East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) announced on March 5, 2013, that it would build...
 
Japanese Company Provides Ride-Share Matching System for Municipality Staff, Citizens

May 3, 2013

Transportation / Mobility

 

Japanese Company Provides Ride-Share Matching System for Municipality Staff, Citizens

Turnturtle Co., a Japanese venture company, began to offer the first ride-sh...
 
Tokyo University Researches Impact of Eco-Info Campaign on Peoples' Travel Choices

March 29, 2013

Transportation / Mobility

 

Tokyo University Researches Impact of Eco-Info Campaign on Peoples' Travel Choices

The Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo announced on ...
 
Project for Development of Senior-Friendly Cars Underway

March 17, 2013

Transportation / Mobility

 

Project for Development of Senior-Friendly Cars Underway

"The governors' alliance for the development of senior-friendly cars" is wor...
 
Japanese Airline Introduces Continuous Descent Arrivals

February 8, 2013

Transportation / Mobility

 

Japanese Airline Introduces Continuous Descent Arrivals

Peach Aviation, Japan's first low-cost carrier based at Kansai International...
 
JTA Funded-Projects: Four Innovative Services Adopted for Regional Tourism

January 23, 2013

Transportation / Mobility

 

JTA Funded-Projects: Four Innovative Services Adopted for Regional Tourism

The Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) announced on September 28, 2012, the approval...
 
Japan's Fukui Prefecture Formulates Action Plan to Reduce Auto Dependency

November 5, 2012

Transportation / Mobility

 

Japan's Fukui Prefecture Formulates Action Plan to Reduce Auto Dependency

Fukui Prefecture in Japan formulated on July 10, 2012, an action plan for l...
 
New Game Launched for Learning About Okinawa while Driving Electric Vehicle

November 1, 2012

Transportation / Mobility

 

New Game Launched for Learning About Okinawa while Driving Electric Vehicle

Namco Bandai Games Inc., a leading Japanese game developer, announced on June 29...
 
Nissan Promotes Power Saving Initiative Together with Kitakyushu City

October 19, 2012

Transportation / Mobility

 

Nissan Promotes Power Saving Initiative Together with Kitakyushu City

Nissan Motor Co. of Japan announced on July 9, 2012, a power saving initiative n...
 
Regular bus Service Using Biodiesel Fuel from Jatropha, a First in Japan

September 13, 2012

Renewable Energy

 

Regular bus Service Using Biodiesel Fuel from Jatropha, a First in Japan

Kanagawa Chuo Kotsu Co. the biggest bus company in Japan, started operation ...
 
Certification Criteria for Eco Mark 'Car Sharing' Established

September 10, 2012

Transportation / Mobility

 

Certification Criteria for Eco Mark 'Car Sharing' Established

The Japan Environment Association Eco Mark Office established certification crit...
 
Survey Shows Subsidies Greatly Promote Buying of EVs

August 3, 2012

Transportation / Mobility

 

Survey Shows Subsidies Greatly Promote Buying of EVs

Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan announced on May 25, 2012, the results of its surve...
 
Bicycle Lane Introduced in Central Takamatsu City

July 29, 2012

Transportation / Mobility

 

Bicycle Lane Introduced in Central Takamatsu City

The City of Takamatsu, the capital of Kagawa Prefecture, held an opening ceremon...
 
'Prius', 'Alto' Top in Most Fuel-Efficient Cars of 2011

July 25, 2012

Transportation / Mobility

 

'Prius', 'Alto' Top in Most Fuel-Efficient Cars of 2011

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism released on Marc...
 
SIM-Drive to Develop Smart Transportation-Type EV

July 23, 2012

Transportation / Mobility

 

SIM-Drive to Develop Smart Transportation-Type EV

SIM-Drive Corp. (President: Professor Hiroshi Shimizu at Keio University), a...
 
Action Plans by Businesses to Lower Car Pollution in Tokyo

July 18, 2012

Climate Change

 

Action Plans by Businesses to Lower Car Pollution in Tokyo

With the aim of reducing the environmental impact of vehicles, the Tokyo Metropo...
 
ANA, Boeing Conduct First 787 Transpacific Flight Using Biofuel

July 12, 2012

Renewable Energy

 

ANA, Boeing Conduct First 787 Transpacific Flight Using Biofuel

All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA), a major Japanese airline, and Boeing Co., the ...
 
Tokyo Suburb Starts Car & Bike Sharing Program

June 24, 2012

Transportation / Mobility

 

Tokyo Suburb Starts Car & Bike Sharing Program

Fussa City, located in a suburban area of Tokyo, launched an electric car an...
 
NEDO Launches Project to Improve Automotive Recycling in Beijing

June 21, 2012

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

NEDO Launches Project to Improve Automotive Recycling in Beijing

Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO...
 
MHI Develops First High-Pressure Gas Supply Unit for Marine Engines

June 16, 2012

Renewable Energy

 

MHI Develops First High-Pressure Gas Supply Unit for Marine Engines

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI), a leading Japanese engineering compa...
 
Mitsubishi Unveils 100-Volt Back-up Home Power Supply that Connects to EVs

May 31, 2012

Transportation / Mobility

 

Mitsubishi Unveils 100-Volt Back-up Home Power Supply that Connects to EVs

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. announced on March 9, 2012, that it would start selling ...
 
AOKI Releases Business Suits for Bicycle Commuters

May 7, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

AOKI Releases Business Suits for Bicycle Commuters

AOKI Inc., a major Japanese men's apparel company, announced on February 4, ...
 
Toyota Introduces the First Mass-Produced Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle in Japan

April 18, 2012

Transportation / Mobility

 

Toyota Introduces the First Mass-Produced Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle in Japan

On January 30, 2012, Toyota Motor Corp. introduced the Prius Plug-in Hybrid, a n...
 
Nissan Introduces Energy Efficient Coastal Car Carrier

April 17, 2012

Transportation / Mobility

 

Nissan Introduces Energy Efficient Coastal Car Carrier

On January 30, 2012, Nissan Motor Co. introduced to the press its energy efficie...
 
Toyota Prius Tops Japan's Best-Selling Car List in 2011 for Third Straight Year

April 15, 2012

Transportation / Mobility

 

Toyota Prius Tops Japan's Best-Selling Car List in 2011 for Third Straight Year

Toyota Motor Corp.'s Prius hybrid vehicle (HV) was the best-selling vehicle in J...
 
METI Publishes Second 'Best Practices' Handbook on Japanese Towns Promoting Electric Vehicles and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

April 14, 2012

Transportation / Mobility

 

METI Publishes Second 'Best Practices' Handbook on Japanese Towns Promoting Electric Vehicles and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) released a new publicatio...
 
Japanese City Sakai Launches Electric Vehicle Sharing Program

April 13, 2012

Transportation / Mobility

 

Japanese City Sakai Launches Electric Vehicle Sharing Program

The city of Sakai in Osaka Prefecture announced on January 18, 2012, the start o...
 
JTB Tokyo Tests Rental EVs Run Only by Wind Power on Hachijyo Island

April 1, 2012

Transportation / Mobility

 

JTB Tokyo Tests Rental EVs Run Only by Wind Power on Hachijyo Island

JTB Tokyo, a member of major travel agency JTB Group, announced on November...
 
Another use for Nissan's EV: Emergency Power Source for Condo in Disasters

March 26, 2012

Environmental Technology

 

Another use for Nissan's EV: Emergency Power Source for Condo in Disasters

Nissan Motor Co. of Japan announced on December 20, 2011, that it will introduce...
 
Car Sharing Service Expanded in Japan

March 20, 2012

Transportation / Mobility

 

Car Sharing Service Expanded in Japan

The West Japan branch of Urban Renaissance Agency (UR), which provides rental ho...
 
New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Passenger Vehicles Finalized

March 18, 2012

Transportation / Mobility

 

New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Passenger Vehicles Finalized

The Automotive Fuel Efficiency Standards Subcommittee (under the Automotive Traf...
 
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