Transportation / Mobility

Suzuki Launches Swift Model for Car-Sharing

August 29, 2008

Transportation / Mobility

 

Suzuki Launches Swift Model for Car-Sharing

Suzuki Motor Co., of Japan announced on April 8, 2008, that it has developed a S...
 
Bicycle Taxi Receipts Show Passengers Their CO2 Reduction Effect

August 17, 2008

Climate Change

 

Bicycle Taxi Receipts Show Passengers Their CO2 Reduction Effect

On April 21, 2008, the Ecological-Cities Promoting Association -- a non-profit...
 
Railway Company Introduces Waterless Urinals

July 28, 2008

Water

 

Railway Company Introduces Waterless Urinals

Nankai Electric Railway Co., based in Osaka Prefecture, has replaced 73 conventi...
 
Ocean Current Forecasts to Help Ships Cut Fuel Use, CO2 Emissions

July 16, 2008

Transportation / Mobility

 

Ocean Current Forecasts to Help Ships Cut Fuel Use, CO2 Emissions

Very large crude oil carriers (VLCCs) operated by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha ...
 
Japan Finances World's First CDM Railway Project under the Kyoto Protocol

June 14, 2008

Climate Change

 

Japan Finances World's First CDM Railway Project under the Kyoto Protocol

The Delhi Mass Rapid Transport System Project, which saw the deployment of a Jap...
 
Japanese Logistic Co. Introduces Eco-driving Management Systems

June 8, 2008

Transportation / Mobility

 

Japanese Logistic Co. Introduces Eco-driving Management Systems

Anshin Co., Ltd., which runs a distribution company in Okinawa Prefecture, annou...
 
Automobile Vibration to Generate Power for Bridge Lights

June 4, 2008

Energy Conservation

 

Automobile Vibration to Generate Power for Bridge Lights

The Metropolitan Expressway Co., a company managing the construction, renovation...
 
Nissan's Navigation Service Wins Both Energy Conservation and Eco-Products Awards

May 23, 2008

Energy Conservation

 

Nissan's Navigation Service Wins Both Energy Conservation and Eco-Products Awards

The CARWINGS eco-driving service provided by Nissan Motor Co. won the Agency for...
 
Kanazawa Introduces Online Trip-Planning to Promote Park-and-Ride Commuting

May 16, 2008

Transportation / Mobility

 

Kanazawa Introduces Online Trip-Planning to Promote Park-and-Ride Commuting

Kanazawa City in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, has developed an online trip-planni...
 
Power Generating Floor Tested at JR Tokyo Train Station

May 9, 2008

Renewable Energy

 

Power Generating Floor Tested at JR Tokyo Train Station

The East Japan Railway Company (JR East) conducted a demonstration experiment fr...
 
Total of 17 Products, 37 Companies Granted Eco-Rail Certification

May 2, 2008

Transportation / Mobility

 

Total of 17 Products, 37 Companies Granted Eco-Rail Certification

The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism announced o...
 
More Companies Adopt Hybrid Vehicles as Company Cars

April 24, 2008

Transportation / Mobility

 

More Companies Adopt Hybrid Vehicles as Company Cars

An increasing number of companies are adopting hybrid vehicles as company cars i...
 
Eco-Friendly Potato Transport Reduces CO2 Emissions by 53%

April 20, 2008

Climate Change

 

Eco-Friendly Potato Transport Reduces CO2 Emissions by 53%

The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced on Decembe...
 
Kawasaki Heavy Industries to Reuse Railway Storage Battery System Regenerative Energy

April 17, 2008

Transportation / Mobility

 

Kawasaki Heavy Industries to Reuse Railway Storage Battery System Regenerative Energy

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, a major Japanese heavy machinery manufacturer, announ...
 
98 Model Districts Designated to Establish Bicycle Lane Network

April 17, 2008

Transportation / Mobility

 

98 Model Districts Designated to Establish Bicycle Lane Network

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and Tourism (MLIT)and the...
 
MOE Amends Exhaust Emission Regulations Aiming for Zero PM Emission

March 26, 2008

Policy / Systems

 

MOE Amends Exhaust Emission Regulations Aiming for Zero PM Emission

The Japanese Ministry of the Environment amended permissible limits on exhaust e...
 
New Motor-Assisted Hybrid Power System for Trains Reduces Emissions and Costs

March 12, 2008

Transportation / Mobility

 

New Motor-Assisted Hybrid Power System for Trains Reduces Emissions and Costs

Hokkaido Railway Co. (JR Hokkaido) announced on October 23, 2007, that it has de...
 
Trolley-and-Battery-Powered Hybrid LRV to Run in Sapporo

March 3, 2008

Transportation / Mobility

 

Trolley-and-Battery-Powered Hybrid LRV to Run in Sapporo

The Railway Technical Research Institute of Japan (RTRI) announced on October 25...
 
Modal Shift to Ferries Cuts Both CO2 Emissions and Costs

February 23, 2008

Transportation / Mobility

 

Modal Shift to Ferries Cuts Both CO2 Emissions and Costs

Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., an electronic equipment manufacturer headquartered in...
 
Kobe City to Subsidize Maritime Transportation to Oita Port in Kyushu

February 15, 2008

Energy Conservation

 

Kobe City to Subsidize Maritime Transportation to Oita Port in Kyushu

Kobe City in Japan announced on October 10, 2007 its decision to subsidize modal...
 
World's First Fuel Economy Indicators for Ships Planned

February 12, 2008

Energy Conservation

 

World's First Fuel Economy Indicators for Ships Planned

One of the priority themes set by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and T...
 
Mitsubishi Launches Light Motor Vehicle Fueled by both Gasoline and CNG

February 8, 2008

Energy Conservation

 

Mitsubishi Launches Light Motor Vehicle Fueled by both Gasoline and CNG

Mitsubishi Motor Corporation has developed a light motor vehicle fueled by both ...
 
Mazda Develops Auto Catalyst to Drastically Cut Precious Metal Use

February 3, 2008

Transportation / Mobility

 

Mazda Develops Auto Catalyst to Drastically Cut Precious Metal Use

Mazda Motor Corp. announced on October 1, 2007, that it has succeeded in develop...
 
All New Fuel Economy Standards Completed toward Fiscal 2015

January 10, 2008

Energy Conservation

 

All New Fuel Economy Standards Completed toward Fiscal 2015

On July 2, 2007, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and the Ministry o...
 
'No My Car Day' - Wakkanai City Reduces CO2 Emissions by 3100 kg Over Two Days

January 9, 2008

Transportation / Mobility

 

'No My Car Day' - Wakkanai City Reduces CO2 Emissions by 3100 kg Over Two Days

In Wakkanai City, September 7 and October 5, 2007, were designated 'No My Car Da...
 
Japan's First CO2 Emission-Free Eco-Tours on Sale for Individual Tourists

December 20, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japan's First CO2 Emission-Free Eco-Tours on Sale for Individual Tourists

JTB Kanto Corp., a major travel agency located in the Kanto area, started sellin...
 
Nissan Motor to Add Fuel Efficiency Gauge to All New Models

December 20, 2007

Energy Conservation

 

Nissan Motor to Add Fuel Efficiency Gauge to All New Models

Nissan Motor Co., announced on August 21, 2007, that all future models will be e...
 
Nissan Motor Develops Clean Diesel Technology Meeting SULEV Standards

December 7, 2007

Energy Conservation

 

Nissan Motor Develops Clean Diesel Technology Meeting SULEV Standards

Nissan Motor Co. announced on August 6, 2007, the development of a new clean die...
 
JR Freight Improves Transportation Quality

November 29, 2007

Transportation / Mobility

 

JR Freight Improves Transportation Quality

Japan Freight Railway Co. (JR Freight), a member of the Japan Railway Group, ann...
 
'Smart Car Use' Project in Kyoto Increases Train Commuters, Reduces Cars

November 7, 2007

Transportation / Mobility

 

'Smart Car Use' Project in Kyoto Increases Train Commuters, Reduces Cars

The Kyoto prefectural government has confirmed that a trend of more commuters us...
 
East Japan Railway Begins Commercial Operation of World's First Hybrid Railcar

October 31, 2007

Energy Conservation

 

East Japan Railway Begins Commercial Operation of World's First Hybrid Railcar

East Japan Railway Company has developed a railcar equipped with a diesel hybrid...
 
Hitachi Transport System Awarded Industry Environmental Prize for Physical Distribution

September 27, 2007

Transportation / Mobility

 

Hitachi Transport System Awarded Industry Environmental Prize for Physical Distribution

The Japan Federation of Freight Industries (JFFI) announced the winner of the En...
 
Seven-Eleven Japan Emits Zero Waste When Deploying New Cash Registers in Stores Nationwide

September 22, 2007

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Seven-Eleven Japan Emits Zero Waste When Deploying New Cash Registers in Stores Nationwide

Starway Co., a Japanese company that develops and sells reusable and recyclable ...
 
'Environmental-Conscious Contract Law' Enacted

September 13, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

'Environmental-Conscious Contract Law' Enacted

The Environmental-Conscious Contract Law, a bill proposed by an individual Diet ...
 
Models Proposed for Green Logistic System Offering Eco-Points to Consumers

August 24, 2007

Transportation / Mobility

 

Models Proposed for Green Logistic System Offering Eco-Points to Consumers

A "Green Logistics and Eco-Point Study Group" was set up by the Green Distributi...
 
Mitsubishi Motors Accelerates Launch of Next-Generation Diesel Engines

August 18, 2007

Energy Conservation

 

Mitsubishi Motors Accelerates Launch of Next-Generation Diesel Engines

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announced on April 19, 2007, its decision to move ...
 
Fujitsu Aims to Reduce CO2 Emissions during Transport by 30%

August 18, 2007

Transportation / Mobility

 

Fujitsu Aims to Reduce CO2 Emissions during Transport by 30%

On April 10, 2007, Fujitsu Ltd., a major electronics manufacturer in Japan, anno...
 
'Green Savers' Training and Accreditation Program Promotes Environmental Conservation in Japan

July 29, 2007

Transportation / Mobility

 

'Green Savers' Training and Accreditation Program Promotes Environmental Conservation in Japan

Trees and Environment Network (TE Network) is a Japanese non-profit organization...
 
Ministry Analysis of Modal Shift Trends Shows Slightly Improved Rate for Fiscal 2004

July 29, 2007

Energy Conservation

 

Ministry Analysis of Modal Shift Trends Shows Slightly Improved Rate for Fiscal 2004

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Ministry, in its efforts ...
 
Lion Corp. Wins 16th Global Environmental Grand Prize for CO2-Saving Detergent

July 12, 2007

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Lion Corp. Wins 16th Global Environmental Grand Prize for CO2-Saving Detergent

On April 12, 2007, the Japanese government presented its 16th Global Environment...
 
Kobe Steel's Waste Heat Utilization System Nearing Practical Stage

July 9, 2007

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Kobe Steel's Waste Heat Utilization System Nearing Practical Stage

Together with Kobe Steel Ltd., Kobelco Eco-Solutions Co. in Japan has developed ...
 
Japanese University Starts Operation of BDF School Bus

June 30, 2007

Energy Conservation

 

Japanese University Starts Operation of BDF School Bus

On April 5, 2007, the Tottori University of Environmental Studies (TUES) started...
 
Car Sharing Gaining Popularity in Japanese Cities

June 13, 2007

Transportation / Mobility

 

Car Sharing Gaining Popularity in Japanese Cities

Car sharing is gradually gaining popularity in Japan, particularly in urban area...
 
Ministry Promotes Innovation with ICT

June 10, 2007

Policy / Systems

 

Ministry Promotes Innovation with ICT

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport published "The Interim Re...
 
Nippon Express Runs 10th Modal Shift Campaign

June 4, 2007

Transportation / Mobility

 

Nippon Express Runs 10th Modal Shift Campaign

Nippon Express Co., Japan's leading freight forwarder, ran a modal shift campaig...
 
World's First Fuel-Cell-Powered Hired-Car Service Begins

May 31, 2007

Energy Conservation

 

World's First Fuel-Cell-Powered Hired-Car Service Begins

Nissan Motor Co. announced on February 20, 2007, that it has delivered to Kanaga...
 
Biodiesel School Bus Launches Operation at University in Japan

May 1, 2007

Energy Conservation

 

Biodiesel School Bus Launches Operation at University in Japan

On November 1, 2006, the Tottori University of Environmental Studies started to ...
 
Asian Mayors to Discuss Environmentally Sustainable Transport in Kyoto

April 30, 2007

Transportation / Mobility

 

Asian Mayors to Discuss Environmentally Sustainable Transport in Kyoto

The Japanese Ministry of the Environment hosted the Asian Mayors' Policy Dialogu...
 
Fujitsu Wins Award for Logistics Solutions Based on Supply Chain Management

April 21, 2007

Transportation / Mobility

 

Fujitsu Wins Award for Logistics Solutions Based on Supply Chain Management

On December 14, 2006, Fujitsu Ltd., a major manufacturer of IT products and syst...
 
Ministry Selects 12 Areas for Model Projects under Environmental Action Program

April 12, 2007

Transportation / Mobility

 

Ministry Selects 12 Areas for Model Projects under Environmental Action Program

On December 25, 2006, the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transpor...
 
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