Transportation / Mobility

Toyota Joins Demonstration Project to Establish Low-Carbon Society at Home and Abroad

September 10, 2010

Climate Change

 

Toyota Joins Demonstration Project to Establish Low-Carbon Society at Home and Abroad

Toyota Motor Corp. and Dream Incubator Inc., a business project consulting firm ...
 
Nissan Motor to Increase Production of Lithium-Ion Battery for its EV

September 3, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Nissan Motor to Increase Production of Lithium-Ion Battery for its EV

Japan's Nissan Motor Co. announced on June 11, 2010, that it will increase i...
 
Sagawa Express Receives 11th Environmental Grand Prize for Physical Distribution

September 1, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Sagawa Express Receives 11th Environmental Grand Prize for Physical Distribution

The Japan Federation of Freight Industries (JFFI) selected and announced the...
 
Okayama Prefecture Renting out EVs to Residents Free of Charge

August 20, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Okayama Prefecture Renting out EVs to Residents Free of Charge

The Okayama prefectural government in Japan has been conducting a car sharing pr...
 
Japanese Taxi Company Tests Operation of EV Taxis with Switchable Batteries

August 18, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Japanese Taxi Company Tests Operation of EV Taxis with Switchable Batteries

From April 26 through July 30, 2010, Nihon Kotsu Co., a leading taxi company...
 
Four Small Factories Jointly Develop EV

July 25, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Four Small Factories Jointly Develop EV

Four small Japanese factories in the Kansai region, including Yodogawa Co., ...
 
Fuji Xerox Tokyo Cuts CO2 Emissions by Switching to Power-Assisted Bicycles

July 16, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Fuji Xerox Tokyo Cuts CO2 Emissions by Switching to Power-Assisted Bicycles

Fuji Xerox Tokyo Co., Ltd. announced on January 13, 2010, that it had replaced t...
 
NEC and Yamato Transport Develop Navigation System to Promote Eco-Driving Habits

July 10, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

NEC and Yamato Transport Develop Navigation System to Promote Eco-Driving Habits

Yamato Transport Co., Japan's largest parcel-delivery company, announced on...
 
Eco-Driving Requires Safety Awareness and Relaxed Mind According to Survey

July 8, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Eco-Driving Requires Safety Awareness and Relaxed Mind According to Survey

Sony Assurance Inc., a non-life insurance subsidiary of Sony Financial Holdings ...
 
Asahi Newspaper and Panasonic Collaborate in Transportation Using Low-Emission Vehicles

June 29, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Asahi Newspaper and Panasonic Collaborate in Transportation Using Low-Emission Vehicles

The Asahi Shimbun Company, a major Japanese newspaper company, and Panasonic Cor...
 
Car Ownership Rate for Japanese Households Decreases

June 15, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Car Ownership Rate for Japanese Households Decreases

Japan Automobile Manufacturers' Association, Inc., announced on April 8, 20...
 
Number of 'Parent-Support' Taxis in Japan Rising

June 6, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Number of 'Parent-Support' Taxis in Japan Rising

The All-Japan Parent-Support Taxi Association announced on March 1, 2010, that t...
 
Simulation Confirms Diffusion of EVs Drastically Improves Urban Environment

June 5, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Simulation Confirms Diffusion of EVs Drastically Improves Urban Environment

In its December 25, 2009, newsletter (No.463), Japan's Central Research Inst...
 
Five Companies to Standardize Methods for Charging Vehicles

June 4, 2010

Energy Conservation

 

Five Companies to Standardize Methods for Charging Vehicles

Toyota Motor Corp. (Toyota), Nissan Motor Co. (Nissan), Mitsubishi Motors Corp. ...
 
Daikyo Installs Charging Outlets for EVs in Condominium Parking Lots

June 2, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Daikyo Installs Charging Outlets for EVs in Condominium Parking Lots

Daikyo Inc., a leading real estate company, announced on February 18, 2010,...
 
Honda Develops Next Generation Solar Hydrogen Station for Home Refueling

May 24, 2010

Renewable Energy

 

Honda Develops Next Generation Solar Hydrogen Station for Home Refueling

Honda announced on January 27, 2010, the start of field testing for a next g...
 
Japanese Shipping Company Announces Over 100,000 Picture Books Delivered for Charity

May 12, 2010

Others

 

Japanese Shipping Company Announces Over 100,000 Picture Books Delivered for Charity

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) announced on February 9, 2010, that the...
 
Nagoya's Bicycle Lane Safe for Bicycles, Pedestrians, No Negative Impact on Drivers

May 2, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Nagoya's Bicycle Lane Safe for Bicycles, Pedestrians, No Negative Impact on Drivers

The Chubu Regional Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transp...
 
East Nippon Expressway to Unveil Eco-friendly Parking Area

April 29, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

East Nippon Expressway to Unveil Eco-friendly Parking Area

East Nippon Expressway Co. (NEXCO East) announced on March 19, 2010, that it...
 
Road Fatalities in 2009 Drop below 5,000 for First Time in 57 Years

April 22, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Road Fatalities in 2009 Drop below 5,000 for First Time in 57 Years

Japan's National Police Agency announced on January 2, 2010, that the numbe...
 
Cooperative Transportation Scheme between Industries Expected to Reduce CO2 Emissions

April 10, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Cooperative Transportation Scheme between Industries Expected to Reduce CO2 Emissions

Toyobo Co., a major Japanese textile manufacturer, and the Suntory group's Sunto...
 
Toyobo and Sumitomo Chemical Start Joint Distribution to Reduce CO2

April 1, 2010

Climate Change

 

Toyobo and Sumitomo Chemical Start Joint Distribution to Reduce CO2

Toyobo Co., a Japanese major spinning company, announced on December 17, 200...
 
Fuji Xerox Osaka Wins Award in Eco Drive Contest 2009

March 31, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Fuji Xerox Osaka Wins Award in Eco Drive Contest 2009

Fuji Xerox Osaka Co., an Osaka-based sales company of the major Japanese off...
 
Osaka Prefecture Grants Subsidies to Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations

March 18, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Osaka Prefecture Grants Subsidies to Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations

Japan's Osaka Prefecture has been implementing its Osaka EV Action Program to ma...
 
ITOCHU and Tsukuba City to Launch Joint Demonstration of Low-Carbon Transportation System

March 2, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

ITOCHU and Tsukuba City to Launch Joint Demonstration of Low-Carbon Transportation System

ITOCHU Corp., a major Japanese trading company, and its partner companies announ...
 
City of Toyota to Construct Charging Stations for Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles

February 27, 2010

Energy Conservation

 

City of Toyota to Construct Charging Stations for Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles

Japan's city of Toyota, in Aichi Prefecture, announced on September 30, 2009, th...
 
JTB Undertakes Pilot Program for Community Bicycles in Tokyo Metropolitan Area

February 24, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

JTB Undertakes Pilot Program for Community Bicycles in Tokyo Metropolitan Area

Commissioned by Japan's Ministry of the Environment, JTB Tokyo Metropolitan Corp...
 
Sanyo Offers New Energy-Saving System that Combines Solar Cells, Rechargeable Batteries, and Electric Hybrid Bicycles

February 21, 2010

Renewable Energy

 

Sanyo Offers New Energy-Saving System that Combines Solar Cells, Rechargeable Batteries, and Electric Hybrid Bicycles

Sanyo Electric Co. announced on November 30, 2009, that it would start full ...
 
Japan's First Bike-Sharing Service Ready to Roll in Toyama City

February 16, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Japan's First Bike-Sharing Service Ready to Roll in Toyama City

Japan's first full-scale bicycle-sharing service, billed as a novel eco-frie...
 
Renault Nissan Alliance Signs Partnership with Saitama City to Promote Electric Vehicles

February 9, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Renault Nissan Alliance Signs Partnership with Saitama City to Promote Electric Vehicles

The Renault Nissan Alliance and Saitama City agreed on November 5, 2009, to ...
 
Panasonic and Tomy Collaborate in Transportation with CNG-Powered Trucks

February 4, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Panasonic and Tomy Collaborate in Transportation with CNG-Powered Trucks

Panasonic Corp. and Tomy Co., Ltd., a major toy company in Japan, announced on O...
 
Bike Rental Service Starts in Local Town in Nagano Prefecture

January 30, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Bike Rental Service Starts in Local Town in Nagano Prefecture

Iida City in Nagano Prefecture launched a bicycle rental service on October ...
 
'Lawn on Wheels' - Cool Car Roof in Okinawa

January 29, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

'Lawn on Wheels' - Cool Car Roof in Okinawa

Mr. Mitsuji Chinen of Naha-city, Okinawa, successfully grew grass on his car...
 
Ridesharing Campaign Launched in Fukui Prefecture

January 24, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Ridesharing Campaign Launched in Fukui Prefecture

A ridesharing campaign was launched in Fukui Prefecture, Japan, on August 1, 200...
 
Car Powered by Sharp's Solar Cells Wins the Fall 2009 Global Green Challenge in Australia

January 23, 2010

Renewable Energy

 

Car Powered by Sharp's Solar Cells Wins the Fall 2009 Global Green Challenge in Australia

Sharp Corp., a major Japanese electronics manufacturer, announced October 29, 20...
 
Kanagawa Prefecture Renting Out Electric Vehicles for Official and Resident Use

January 17, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Kanagawa Prefecture Renting Out Electric Vehicles for Official and Resident Use

The prefecture of Kanagawa launched a model project last fall, the first of ...
 
Council to Promote Launch of Rapid Charger Infrastructure in Japan in Fiscal 2009

January 4, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Council to Promote Launch of Rapid Charger Infrastructure in Japan in Fiscal 2009

A leading electricity provider, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), and three majo...
 
Tokyo Launches Park & Ride Shuttle Bus Service to Ease Traffic Jams in Shinjuku

January 2, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Tokyo Launches Park & Ride Shuttle Bus Service to Ease Traffic Jams in Shinjuku

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) began a "Park & Ride" shuttle bus servic...
 
Nine Cities in Japan Participate in Car-Free Day 2009

December 30, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Nine Cities in Japan Participate in Car-Free Day 2009

Nine cities in Japan held Car-Free Day events during September 2009. Visitors en...
 
Better Place and Tokyo Taxi Company to Test World's First EV Taxi with Switchable Battery

December 29, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Better Place and Tokyo Taxi Company to Test World's First EV Taxi with Switchable Battery

Better Place, a California-based electric vehicle service provider announced on ...
 
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...
 
Car Sharing Service Starts at Convenience Stores

December 12, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Car Sharing Service Starts at Convenience Stores

Japanese convenience store chains Ministop Co., and Three F Co. started a car sh...
 
Orix to Add More Car Sharing Hubs around Train Stations in Tokyo Area

December 11, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Orix to Add More Car Sharing Hubs around Train Stations in Tokyo Area

Orix Auto Corp., a provider of automobile-related services such as car leasi...
 
Sagawa Express Expanding Parcel Delivery Using Three-Wheeled Power-Assisted Cycles

December 3, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Sagawa Express Expanding Parcel Delivery Using Three-Wheeled Power-Assisted Cycles

Sagawa Express Co., a major parcel delivery company in Japan, unveiled on August...
 
Low-emission Vehicles Catch On Faster Than Expected

November 8, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Low-emission Vehicles Catch On Faster Than Expected

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIAC), on June 26, 2009, re...
 
Fuel Cell Hybrid Train Attain 70% Energy Efficiency Rate

November 3, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Fuel Cell Hybrid Train Attain 70% Energy Efficiency Rate

The Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI), which oversees the railway tech...
 
EV Fast-Charging Service to Be Tested at Gas Stations

October 28, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

EV Fast-Charging Service to Be Tested at Gas Stations

Nippon Oil Corp. (oil distributor), NEC Corp. (electronic manufacturer) and Niho...
 
Private Car Sharing Using Internet Starts in Japan

October 25, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Private Car Sharing Using Internet Starts in Japan

Bracket Inc., a company that develops and operates Internet businesses, laun...
 
Lawson to Introduce EVs for Store Visits in Major Cities

October 17, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Lawson to Introduce EVs for Store Visits in Major Cities

Lawson, Inc., a leading Japanese convenience store chain, announced on July ...
 
METI Selects Eight 'EV & pHV Towns' for Promotion

October 6, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

METI Selects Eight 'EV & pHV Towns' for Promotion

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced on March 31, 20...
 
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