Transportation / Mobility

New Website Shows Vehicle CO2  Emissions by Municipality in Japan

October 4, 2009

Climate Change

 

New Website Shows Vehicle CO2 Emissions by Municipality in Japan

Reprinted from Environmental GIS homepage, the National Institute for Environme...
 
Mitsubishi Motors Begins Sales of Electric Vehicles to Institutional Customers

September 29, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Mitsubishi Motors Begins Sales of Electric Vehicles to Institutional Customers

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. started to sell the production version of the i-MiEV ele...
 
Epson and Canon Gain Efficiency through Joint Distribution Operations

September 27, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Epson and Canon Gain Efficiency through Joint Distribution Operations

Two major Japanese printer manufacturers, Seiko Epson Corp. and Canon Inc., bega...
 
Toyota to Introduce PHV into Model Prefectures Selected for METI Project

September 16, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Toyota to Introduce PHV into Model Prefectures Selected for METI Project

Toyota Motor Corp., a major Japanese car manufacturer, announced on June 3, 2009...
 
Ministry Approves Ten Proposals to Promote Logistics Efficiency in FY2009

September 13, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Ministry Approves Ten Proposals to Promote Logistics Efficiency in FY2009

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, transport and Tourism (MLIT) announced...
 
Japanese Parking Company Launches Car Sharing Service in Downtown Tokyo

September 9, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Japanese Parking Company Launches Car Sharing Service in Downtown Tokyo

Park 24 Co., a major parking service company in Japan, launched a car sharin...
 
Japanese Ministry Promotes Eco-Commuting by Recognizing Best Practice Businesses

September 8, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Japanese Ministry Promotes Eco-Commuting by Recognizing Best Practice Businesses

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) anno...
 
Auto Leasing Company Introduces Program Showing Quantitative Environmental Impact and Cost-Effectiveness

September 1, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Auto Leasing Company Introduces Program Showing Quantitative Environmental Impact and Cost-Effectiveness

Sumitomo Mitsui Auto Service Co., a major automobile leasing company in Japan, s...
 
Car-sharing Stations Established near All Stations on Yamanote Line by ORIX

August 28, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Car-sharing Stations Established near All Stations on Yamanote Line by ORIX

ORIX Auto Corp., a car leasing industry leader that offers comprehensive aut...
 
Hitachi to Deliver Samples of World's Highest-Output Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery

August 15, 2009

Renewable Energy

 

Hitachi to Deliver Samples of World's Highest-Output Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery

Hitachi Ltd., a leading global manufacturer of electronics, and Hitachi Vehicle ...
 
Hydrogen Engine Microbus Developed by Japanese Univ. Debuts on Public Roads

August 1, 2009

Renewable Energy

 

Hydrogen Engine Microbus Developed by Japanese Univ. Debuts on Public Roads

Tokyo City University (formerly known as Musashi Institute of Technology) announ...
 
Mazda Begins Commercial Leasing of World's First Hybrid Rotary Hydrogen Vehicle

July 17, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Mazda Begins Commercial Leasing of World's First Hybrid Rotary Hydrogen Vehicle

Mazda Motor Corp., a major Japanese automobile manufacturer, commenced on March ...
 
Honda Subsidiary Releases Motorcycle Running on Bioethanol-Blended Gas

June 28, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Honda Subsidiary Releases Motorcycle Running on Bioethanol-Blended Gas

Moto Honda da Amazonia Ltda., a subsidiary of Honda Motor Co. in Brazil whic...
 
Japanese Research Institute Simulates Biofuel Policy Impact on Crop Prices

June 13, 2009

Energy Policy

 

Japanese Research Institute Simulates Biofuel Policy Impact on Crop Prices

The Policy Research Institute Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and...
 
Nation's First Effort to Combine Car-Sharing and Public Transport in Tokyo

May 26, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Nation's First Effort to Combine Car-Sharing and Public Transport in Tokyo

The Environment Bureau and Bureau of Transportation of Tokyo Metropolitan Govern...
 
LED Navigation Aids Guide Ships in All Japanese Coastal Waters

May 14, 2009

Energy Conservation

 

LED Navigation Aids Guide Ships in All Japanese Coastal Waters

All navigation lights in Japan's coastal waters are now equipped with light ...
 
Electric Cars Have Greenest Image, Says Online Survey

May 13, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Electric Cars Have Greenest Image, Says Online Survey

Alibaba.com Japan Co., a member of Alibaba Group, which runs a business-to-busin...
 
Installation of EV Charging Stations Making Progress in Tokyo and Kanagawa

May 12, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Installation of EV Charging Stations Making Progress in Tokyo and Kanagawa

As the full-scale sale of electric vehicles (EVs) is to start during 2009 in...
 
MLIT Awards 2008 Eco-Ship Modal Shift Project Supporters of the Year

May 10, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

MLIT Awards 2008 Eco-Ship Modal Shift Project Supporters of the Year

The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) announced on ...
 
Mitsubishi Motors, PSA Peugeot Citroen Collaborate in EV Development for Europe

May 4, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Mitsubishi Motors, PSA Peugeot Citroen Collaborate in EV Development for Europe

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (MMC) and PSA Peugeot Citroen announced on March 2, 2009...
 
Synthetic Diesel Fuel Being Tested in Tokyo Transit Bus

May 3, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Synthetic Diesel Fuel Being Tested in Tokyo Transit Bus

Since February 1, 2009, Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and ...
 
Partially Solar-Powered Vessel Sets Out on Test Run

April 29, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Partially Solar-Powered Vessel Sets Out on Test Run

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) and Nippon Oil Corporation announce...
 
Electric Vehicle with Bamboo Body Developed in Kyoto

April 19, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Electric Vehicle with Bamboo Body Developed in Kyoto

Kyoto University's Venture Business Laboratory (VBL) in Kyoto Prefecture unv...
 
Ministry Conducts Proving Tests for Streetcar Promotion

April 8, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Ministry Conducts Proving Tests for Streetcar Promotion

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism conducted demons...
 
Bicycle Association Adopts New Criteria to Reduce Use of Hazardous Substances

April 4, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Bicycle Association Adopts New Criteria to Reduce Use of Hazardous Substances

The Bicycle Association (Japan) has adopted new environmental criteria, in addit...
 
Sanyo Unveils Electric Hybrid Self-Charging Bike

March 19, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Sanyo Unveils Electric Hybrid Self-Charging Bike

Japan's consumer electronics manufacturer Sanyo Electric Co. released on Feb...
 
Yokohama, Nissan Motor to Target Zero Emissions

March 2, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Yokohama, Nissan Motor to Target Zero Emissions

Nissan Motor Co., of Japan and the City of Yokohama signed a memorandum on N...
 
Town Government Launches Eco-Commuting Project

February 27, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Town Government Launches Eco-Commuting Project

Town officials in Goka Town of Sashima County in Ibaraki Prefecture have bee...
 
JR East Promotes Energy Saving at Stations

February 22, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

JR East Promotes Energy Saving at Stations

East Japan Railway Company (JR East) announced on November 6, 2008, that in orde...
 
Innovative Urban Transport System Saves Energy Using Rollercoaster Principles

February 21, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Innovative Urban Transport System Saves Energy Using Rollercoaster Principles

The Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo (IIS), and Senyo Ko...
 
Mitsubishi Companies Contributing Expertise for Iceland's Clean Energy Policy

February 11, 2009

Renewable Energy

 

Mitsubishi Companies Contributing Expertise for Iceland's Clean Energy Policy

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) have reac...
 
JR Freight Developing Japan's First Hybrid 'Switcher' Locomotives

February 1, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

JR Freight Developing Japan's First Hybrid 'Switcher' Locomotives

Japan Freight Railway Co. (JR Freight) announced on September 10, 2008, that it ...
 
Drivers Improved Gas Mileage an Average of 32% after Nagoya Workshop

January 14, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Drivers Improved Gas Mileage an Average of 32% after Nagoya Workshop

Participants of a workshop on eco-friendly driving techniques, organized by ...
 
Japanese High School Students Develop Electric Tricycle Powered by Fuel Cells

December 28, 2008

Renewable Energy

 

Japanese High School Students Develop Electric Tricycle Powered by Fuel Cells

Students in the department of electrical engineering at Komagane Technical H...
 
Japanese City of Anjo Expanding Eco-Cycling Project

December 26, 2008

Transportation / Mobility

 

Japanese City of Anjo Expanding Eco-Cycling Project

The city of Anjo in Aichi Prefecture, as part of its promotion as a eco-fri...
 
Hojo Railway Conducts Test-Run of 100% Bio-Fueled Train

December 24, 2008

Transportation / Mobility

 

Hojo Railway Conducts Test-Run of 100% Bio-Fueled Train

Hojo Railway Company of Japan, which operates trains between Kasai City and Ono ...
 
Shutoko Highway Opens Eco-Friendly Parking Area in Central Tokyo

December 13, 2008

Transportation / Mobility

 

Shutoko Highway Opens Eco-Friendly Parking Area in Central Tokyo

Japan's Shutoko Group (Metropolitan Expressway Co. and Metropolitan Expressw...
 
Japanese Retailer to Open Eco-Shopping Center with EV Battery Charging Station

December 5, 2008

Transportation / Mobility

 

Japanese Retailer to Open Eco-Shopping Center with EV Battery Charging Station

Aeon Co., a major Japanese retailer opened a new style of eco-shopping center in...
 
Rail-Road Vehicle, DMV, Receives Good Design Award

December 3, 2008

Transportation / Mobility

 

Rail-Road Vehicle, DMV, Receives Good Design Award

The dual mode vehicle (DMV) developed by Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkai...
 
Major Japanese Breweries Start Joint Deliveries to Cut CO2 Emissions

November 27, 2008

Climate Change

 

Major Japanese Breweries Start Joint Deliveries to Cut CO2 Emissions

Sapporo Breweries Ltd. and Kirin Brewery Co., two major brewers in Japan, announ...
 
Komatsu Introduces World's First Hybrid Excavator

November 26, 2008

Energy Conservation

 

Komatsu Introduces World's First Hybrid Excavator

Komatsu Ltd., a major Japanese construction machinery manufacturer, launched...
 
Yamato Transport Delivers by Electric-powered Bicycle

November 5, 2008

Transportation / Mobility

 

Yamato Transport Delivers by Electric-powered Bicycle

Yamato Transport Co., Japan's largest parcel-delivery company, has been coll...
 
Fuji Heavy Showcases New Electric Vehicle Prototype

October 30, 2008

Energy Conservation

 

Fuji Heavy Showcases New Electric Vehicle Prototype

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) unveiled its four-seat electric vehicle (EV), the Pl...
 
JAL to Make First Asian Biofuel Demonstration Flight

October 26, 2008

Renewable Energy

 

JAL to Make First Asian Biofuel Demonstration Flight

Japan Airlines (JAL), a major Japanese airline, reached an agreement with Boeing...
 
Japan Post Service to Convert Entire Mail Delivery Fleet to Eco-Friendly Vehicles

October 25, 2008

Transportation / Mobility

 

Japan Post Service to Convert Entire Mail Delivery Fleet to Eco-Friendly Vehicles

Japan Post Holdings Co., Ltd. President Yoshifumi Nishikawa announced at a press...
 
Japanese Firms Launch Electric-Assist, Low-Emission Transport Ship

October 19, 2008

Transportation / Mobility

 

Japanese Firms Launch Electric-Assist, Low-Emission Transport Ship

The Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency (JRTT) announ...
 
Nissan Motor, NEC to Mass-Produce Lithium-ion Batteries for Electric Drive Vehicles

October 3, 2008

Transportation / Mobility

 

Nissan Motor, NEC to Mass-Produce Lithium-ion Batteries for Electric Drive Vehicles

Nissan Motor Co., NEC Corp., and NEC Tokin Corp. announced on May 19, 2008, that...
 
Cumulative Prius Sales Exceed 1 Million

September 18, 2008

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Cumulative Prius Sales Exceed 1 Million

Toyota Motor Corp. announced on May 15, 2008, that worldwide cumulative sales of...
 
Daikin Launches Fluorochemical Material to Prevent Fuel Evaporation

September 7, 2008

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Daikin Launches Fluorochemical Material to Prevent Fuel Evaporation

In May 2008, Daikin Industries Ltd., a leading Japanese manufacturer of air cond...
 
Kanagawa Prefecture to Promote Subsidies and Tax Credits for EVs

September 7, 2008

Transportation / Mobility

 

Kanagawa Prefecture to Promote Subsidies and Tax Credits for EVs

Kanagawa Prefecture announced on April 15, 2008, that it will launch a program t...
 
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